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Email insights: The People speak, compassion arrives with Amendment 2

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Medical marijuana backer John Morgan put out an enthusiastic email Tuesday night after Election Day results showed Florida voters overwhelmingly supported Amendment 2.

“Nearly 4 years. Two elections. Over 2 million petitions from Florida voters. $8 million of my money. 18,238 donations from 8,287 supporters like you. Over $10 million spent against us, fighting compassion,” Morgan wrote.

“This is it. WE did it. YOU did it.”

Amendment 2 had received more than 71 percent support with 90 percent of the vote in, far beyond the 60 percent support constitutional amendments need to pass in the Sunshine State.

Two years ago, the amendment failed after picking up just under 58 percent of the vote.

Morgan said, however, that this campaign was “never about winning an election.”

“The end was always, always always delivering compassion to those who could benefit, those desperate for the relief medical marijuana can bring,” he wrote.

Morgan closed out the victory email with the following stanza:

“The will of the people is the best law.

I couldn’t agree more.

The People spoke tonight.

For almost four years I’ve been telling you two things.

One. Compassion is coming.

Two. BELIEVE!!!!!!!

Tonight, I also have two messages for you.

Compassion is HERE!!!!

And, I will always deliver this message:

BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!”

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Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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