MILegalize Extends Deadline For Petition Signatures

“We’re really strong financially," Hank said.  "We’ve received or have pledged to us more than $500,000.”

MICHIGAN: A Lansing-based group collecting signatures to get a marijuana-legalization question on statewide ballots next year says it’s extending its petition campaign past a previous deadline of Dec. 21 that its leaders had set. “For a variety of reasons, MILegalize is extending its campaign,”  Lansing attorney Jeffrey Hank, chair of the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee, said Read the full article…

Florida Medical Marijuana Petition Headed to Supreme Court With 100,000 Signatures

While the Court looks at the language to rule whether it's misleading or too broadly worded, Pollara's group will temporarily stop its paid petition-gathering drive, which the campaign manager tells the Herald costs $150,000 a week.

FLORIDA: Florida is one step closer to getting a statewide public vote on legalizing medical marijuana. With powerful backers like Orlando super-lawyer John Morgan and funding from big Democrats around the state, the push by People United for Medical Marijuana is blazing ahead.

Florida Medical Marijuana Petition Headed to Supreme Court With 100,000 Signatures

The program allows people to suggest new diseases for the program twice annually, in January and July.

FLORIDA: Florida is one step closer to getting a statewide public vote on legalizing medical marijuana. With powerful backers like Orlando super-lawyer John Morgan and funding from big Democrats around the state, the push by People United for Medical Marijuana is blazing ahead.

Medical marijuana group collects +100k petitions, slows drive until Florida Supreme Court rules

lorida requires a 60 percent majority to amend the state Constitution. Older voters — who usually dominate turnout — favor medical marijuana, but not as strongly as younger voters do.

FLORIDA: A medical marijuana group says it has cleared its first major hurdle to get a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2014 ballot: Collecting enough voter signatures to trigger Florida Supreme Court review of the initiative’s language.