People United For Medical Marijuana
Five 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.
Proponents of medical marijuana began an encore campaign for legalization Friday, filing a rewritten ballot measure just two months after one narrowly failed to pass.
Amid signs that public support could be fading, a political committee seeking to legalize medical marijuana received a fundraising boost early this month.
Groups 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.
On this week’s Facing South Florida, host Jim Defede sits down with two of the bigger players in the medical marijuana initiative.
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.
Florida 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.
The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 5 about whether a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana should go before voters in 2014.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi does not agree with a new proposal to make the use of medical marijuana legal in the state.
Nearly half a million Floridians could be getting a legitimate high if voters approve a constitutional amendment making medical marijuana legal.