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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

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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