Over 700,000 signatures gathered in Florida for medical marijuana ballot measure
More than 700,000 Florida residents have signed a petition to get medical marijuana on the ballot in the Sunshine State’s 2014 elections.
“The time is now. It works,” attorney John Morgan, who contributed $3 to $4 million of his own money to the signature gathering effort, said. “It’s going to have an impact positively. It’s going to cut down on crime. There’s going to be a tax base. It’s going to increase real estate. It’s all win. All you have to do is look at other states where it’s been enacted.”
Morgan’s United For Care group was behind the initiative, which gathered 710,508 verified signatures according to the Florida Secretary of State’s Office. The group needed 683,149 to qualify for the ballot. Read more