Medical Marijuana Group Has 1/3 Signatures NeededThe number of valid petition signatures submitted to the state for a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical-marijuana has soared to more than 220,000 --- nearly a third of the signatures needed to get the issue on the November 2016 ballot.
Medical Marijuana Group Collects $770KA group seeking to ask voters in 2016 to legalize medical marijuana raised more than $770,000 in July, buoyed by contributions from its leader, an Orlando attorney, according to a newly filed finance report.
Political Money Flows To CommitteesWith lawmakers largely sidelined because of a special legislative session, much of Florida's political money chase in June involved chunks of cash flowing to political committees and parties.
Law Firm Pours Money Into Medical Marijuana PushA political committee leading a renewed effort to pass a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana raised nearly $293,000 in June.
Poll Shows Heavy Support For Medical MarijuanaFive months after narrowly rejecting a medical-marijuana ballot initiative, Florida voters overwhelmingly support allowing doctor-prescribed pot in the state, according to a poll released Monday.
Florida Medical Marijuana Drive Resumes With Revised MeasureProponents of medical marijuana began an encore campaign for legalization Friday, filing a rewritten ballot measure just two months after one narrowly failed to pass.
Pro-Medical Marijuana Group Gets Fundraising BoostAmid signs that public support could be fading, a political committee seeking to legalize medical marijuana received a fundraising boost early this month.
Groups Take To The Air To Battle Medical Marijuana AmendmentGroups battling over a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state spent nearly $1.9 million in mid-September on advertising-related costs.
Facing South Florida: Medical MarijuanaOn this week's Facing South Florida, host Jim Defede sits down with two of the bigger players in the medical marijuana initiative.
Morgan Says Big Money Lined Up For Pot Campaign Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan said he has pledges of up to $6 million --- not including his own substantial checkbook --- to back a proposed constitutional amendment going before voters in November that would allow doctors to order marijuana for patients with debilitating illnesses.
Fla. House Committee To Hold Workshop On Medical MarijuanaFlorida may be the next state to jump on the medical marijuana bandwagon. Florida’s Republican-led Legislature has agreed to hear a bill, sponsored by state Representative Katie Edwards from Plantation, to allow medical distribution of the specialty strain, known as Charlotte’s Web.
High Court Slates Medical Marijuana Arguments For DecemberThe Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 5 about whether a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana should go before voters in 2014.