Marijuana War In Florida

FLORIDA:  The battle lines are drawn. You are either for or against Amendment 2. This will be on the ballot come November. Amendment 2 is the medical marijuana that has THC content. This is the marijuana that will get you high as well as help with nausea especially when you have cancer and must take Read the full article…

Polk Sheriff Judd, John Morgan Square Off Over Medical Marijuana

FLORIDA:  A standing-room-only crowd of more than 700 people packed into a high school auditorium in Lakeland Thursday night. They came to see Florida heavyweights John Morgan and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd square off over legalizing medical marijuana. Many in the crowd waved signs for or against Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana Read the full article…

Boomers Stand To Benefit Most From Medical Marijuana

FLORIDA:  Baby boomers are the group that stands to benefit most from medical marijuana, and their numbers may be key to whether Amendment 2 passes or fails, activists say. In addition, industry experts say boomers 50 and older will likely drive growth of medical marijuana revenue. The latest poll released Monday by Connecticut-based Quinnipiac University Read the full article…

Republicans Jump Into Florida Campaign Against Medical Marijuana

FLORIDA: The stakes are getting higher – politically and financially – in Florida’s heated campaign over a November referendum to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. The latest financial reports by the two main groups fighting the legalization of medical marijuana show a total of more than $7.7 million has been raised to oppose the constitutional Read the full article…

Ahead In Polls, Florida Medical Marijuana Poised For Ad-War Win

FLORIDA: Medical marijuana is so popular in Florida that 78 percent of likely voters in Republican-controlled state Senate districts back the idea, according to a recent state GOP poll obtained by The Miami Herald. The survey echoes two others last month that found medical-marijuana support ranging from 64 percent to 70 percent — results consistent with Read the full article…

Flurry Of Petitions Propel Medical Marijuana Toward Florida Ballot

FLORIDA:  Buoyed by a last-minute flood of signatures, the group pushing to legalize medical marijuana in Florida says it now has enough petitions to force a vote in November. Elections officials are scrambling to see if that is true. “We have collected close to 900,000 and by Monday or Tuesday of next week, we should Read the full article…

Florida Supreme Court Faces Sharp Divide Over Medical Marijuana

FLORIDA: To supporters, the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is clear. “The proposed medical marijuana amendment poses a single and unified question to Florida voters,” attorneys for a group backing the measure said in a legal brief Friday. “Should an individual with a debilitating disease or medical condition, who Read the full article…

Workshop To Determine Financial Impact Of Medical Marijuana In Florida

FLORIDA: Enough signatures have been gathered and certified to have Florida’s Attorney General and Supreme Court review a proposed ballot initiative legalizing the use of medical marijuana.

'Big Marijuana,' 'sugar daddies,' politics behind push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida

By Matt Dixon TALLAHASSEE – From the beginning, the legislative push to legalize medical marijuana came with a deep-seated sense of impending doom. “Slim to none,” were the chances state Rep. Katie Edwards, D-Plantation, gave a bill she filed this year to legalize medical marijuana. Her comments came during an April 1 news conference with more than Read the full article…

Medical marijuana referendum takes first step toward ballot

Medical Marijuana

An effort to get Florida voters to approve the use of medical marijuana, led by Orlando lawyer John Morgan, is ready for the state Supreme Court to review — a first step toward getting it in front of voters on the November 2014 ballot. Morgan said Friday he has approved final language of a proposed ballot Read the full article…