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Over Half a Million Signatures Collected on Florida Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Over 500,000 signatures have been collected on United for Care’s initiative to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, Campaign Manager Ben Pollara tells us. United for Care is required to collect 683,149 signatures by February 1st to place their initiative on the November, 2016 ballot, a number they’re well on track to make. If placed on …

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Campaign to Legalize Medical Cannabis in Florida Reaches Signature Goal, Triggers Supreme Court Review

Florida’s United for Care, a group working to place an initiative to legalize medical cannabis on next year’s general election ballot, has had 73, 713 signatures verified by the state’s Division of Elections. This is 5,000 over the required amount to trigger a Supreme Court review. “We are thrilled at this timely accomplishment”, says United …

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100,000 Signatures Submitted in Florida for Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis

The nonprofit organization United for Care sent 100,000 signatures today to the Supervisor of Elections offices, well past what is needed to put their medical cannabis legalization initiative to a Supreme Court review. According to Ben Pollara, Campaign Manager for United for Care; “The Supervisor of Elections has thirty days to verify that a petition …

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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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Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Filed in Florida House of Representatives

Today Florida State Representative Greg Stuebe filed House Bill 683 which would legalize the use and state-licensed distribution of medical cannabis. The measure is a companion bill to Senate Bill 528, which was filed by Senator Senator Jeff Brandes in January. House Bill 683, unlike Senate Bill 528, would prohibit the actual smoking of medical cannabis. …

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Proposal to Legalize Medical Cannabis Filed in Florida’s Senate

Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes, a Republican from St. Petersburg, has filed legislation to explicitly legalize the possession, use and distribution of cannabis for medical purposes. Under Senate Bill 528, those with a qualifying condition such as epilepsy, cancer and HIV/AIDS who receive a recommendation from a physician would be legally authorized to possess and …

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Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis Receives Approval from Florida Secretary of State

An initiative to legalize medical cannabis has received approval from Florida’s Secretary of State, giving advocates the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures. United for Care, the group behind the initiative, is also the group behind Amendment 2, an initiative to legalize medical cannabis that received 58% of the vote in last year’s election, though wasn’t …

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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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Florida: Campaign to Legalize Medical Cannabis Launches First Video Ad

With a little over a month before the election, advocates of Florida’s Amendment 2, an initiative to legalize medical cannabis, have launched their first video ad. Amendment 2 – which is a constitutional amendment – would legalize the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis for those who receive a recommendation from a physician, …

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Florida NAACP Endorses Medical Cannabis Legalization Initiative

The Florida chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has officially endorsed Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment to legalize medical cannabis which is being voted on this November 4th. “Today is an exciting day for everyone working to pass Amendment 2 this November, especially for patients with debilitating diseases who …

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