Medical Marijuana Group Raises $770,000 To Get On Ballot

A group seeking to ask voters in 2016 to legalize medical marijuana raised more than $770,000 in July as it tries to collect enough petition signatures to get on the November 2016 ballot.

FLORIDA:  A group seeking to ask voters in 2016 to legalize medical marijuana raised more than $770,000 in July, buoyed by contributions from its leader, Orlando attorney John Morgan, according to a newly filed finance report. “People United for Medical Marijuana” raised $770,534 during the month and spent $756,419, as it tries to collect enough Read the full article…

Boomers Stand To Benefit Most From Medical Marijuana

Oklahoma judge dismissed 30 drug cases in a single day because employees of a private company helped arrest the defendants.

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…

Florida Supreme Court Faces Sharp Divide Over Medical Marijuana

The Florida Supreme Court will try to sort through the conflicting arguments during a hearing Dec. 5, a key step in deciding whether voters will see the issue next fall.

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…

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.