Medical marijuana advocates in Florida hopeful for 2014 victory

In Regulatory, Top Stories by David Silverberg

“We firmly believe that Florida patients will have legal access to cannabis by November 2014,” says  Jodi James, executive director of the Florida Cannabis Action Network, according to media reports.

Earlier, Florida lobbied a proposed medical marijuana bill that died in committee early in the 2013 legislative session. But now pro-medical marijuana groups have the power of John Morgan, head of the Morgan and Morgan law firm, behind their efforts.

Morgan promised to commit his own funds and raise money from other donors to pay for the signature-gathering campaign, estimated to cost more than $3 million, according to published reports.

Support for legalizing medical marijuana in Florida now sits at 70 percent, according to a survey conducted early this year by the Hamilton Campaigns consulting group for People United for Medical Marijuana.

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