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Florida: Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis Officially Qualifies for November Ballot

The Florida Division of Elections has confirmed that United for Care’s initiative to legalize medical cannabis has exceeded the 683,149 signatures required to be placed on the 2016 presidential election ballot. The initiative is nearly identical to a 2014 medical cannabis initiative which received 58% of the vote in the general election but failed to …

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Florida: Enough Signatures Collected to Put Medical Cannabis Legalization to a Vote

United for Care, a nonprofit organization working to place a medical cannabis legalization initiative on the 2016 general election ballot, has collected enough signatures to do just that, says the groups founder John Morgan. In total, the group has collected 900,000 signatures, well more than the 683,149 needed to put the initiative to a vote …

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DNC Chair Offers to Support Medical Cannabis if Donor Retracts Negative Comments, Donor Refuses

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office offered to officialy change her position on medical cannabis and endorse an initiative to legalize the medicine in Florida if a major donor and former Obama fundraiser recanted his criticism of her, according to emails obtained by POLITICO. “The proposal to Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan was …

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Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis Filed in Florida

United for Care, the group behind Florida’s Amendment 2 which failed narrowly in last year’s general election despite receiving 58% of the vote (it needed 60% as it was a constitutional amendment), has filed a new initiative with the Secretary of State with the goal of putting it to a vote of the people in …

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Campaigners Near 1 Million Signature Mark for Florida Medical Cannabis Initiative

Campaigners have gathered nearly 1 million signatures for an initiative to legalize medical cannabis in the State of Florida, according to Ben Pollara, Campaign Director for United for Care, the nonprofit organization behind the proposal. The organization has until February 1st to submit roughly 683,000 signatures from registered Florida voters. If the initiative – which …

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Advocates in Florida Gather Enough Signatures to Put Medical Cannabis Legalization to a Vote

The nonprofit organization United for Care has garnered enough signatures to put their medical cannabis legalization initiative to a vote of the people in 2014. In total, roughly 800,000 signatures have been collected, with 683,149 required to put the initiative to a vote. However, given that some of those 800,000 signatures may not be valid (from …

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Advocates Collect Over 100,000 Signatures for Florida Medical Cannabis Initiative in Roughly a Month

Advocates, in roughly a months time, have collected over 100,000 signatures for a Florida initiative aimed at legalizing medical cannabis in the state. Proponents of the proposal had to collect approximately 70,000 signatures to have the initiative reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court, a number they reached quickly, and easily. Once the review process is …

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