TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The legalization of medical marijuana will go before Florida voters this year, but for its backers, getting to this point has come with a heavy cost.

People United for Medical Marijuana reported Monday that it had spent roughly $4.6 million through the end of January, with Orlando trial attorney John Morgan shouldering much of the cost.

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The Morgan Firm PA loaned the campaign $990,000 in January while PUMM received enough signatures to get on the ballot and receive clearance from the Florida Supreme Court for the wording on the ballot.

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In all, the group received $79,642 in contributions in January, bringing its overall total to $2.5 million. That does not include loans to the group.

Medical marijuana has polled very well in recent years and two states have cleared the use of recreational marijuana this year.

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