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Medical marijuana compares Florida proposal to California law in new ad

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The group opposing the medical marijuana constitutional amendment is ramping up its efforts. The VOTE NO on 2 campaign on Friday released the first in a series of advertisements aimed at setting the record straight about what Amendment 2 could mean for Floridians. The 60-second spot — dubbed “Three Things” — shows how California’s medical marijuana efforts have panned out. The advertisement features three findings based on the California model. It references a Journal of Drug Policy Annual Report that showed…

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Marijuana Business Conference: John Morgan brings the holy mission message

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The Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Orlando is more about business than pot. It’s where high-tech engineering for climate control gets introduced to cannabis growers. It’s where boutique banking and financial service operations troll for cannabis cash. It’s where packaging and marketing experts track down cannabis products in need of packaging. At the sixth Marijuana Business Conference, the first in Florida, the announced attendance of 3,000 and 200 exhibitors is where the nation’s rapidly growing marijuana industry gets treated…

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Anti-medical marijuana campaign prepares to raise money

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The group that opposed and defeated the 2014 proposed medical marijuana constitutional amendment are preparing to raise money to try the same for this year’s initiative. The Drug-Free Florida Committee, a political action committee associated with St. Petersburg Republican financier and business executive Mel Sembler, will begin raising money shortly with hopes to do battle again with Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan‘s United For Care. Sembler told the Tampa Bay Times that he was shooting for $10 million this year, which…

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John Morgan writes a ‘big check’ to get medical marijuana amendment 2.0 up and running

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John Morgan just wrote a “big check” to get a second medical marijuana ballot initiative off the ground. And a big check it was. $150,000. “I’m going to do whatever it takes to put medical marijuana back to the people of Florida to make it your decision,” Morgan said in a video statement posted on the website for his group, United for Care. Morgan said it won’t be the last check he writes, but implores supporters to write their own…

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Ben Pollara puts the smackdown on Florida House over medical pot

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After the Florida House of Representatives threw in the towel this week, abandoning the legislative session three days early, medical marijuana was declared dead in Tallahassee for the 2015 session. That’s why the group United for Care has said screw it, and is heading back to the ballot box to give voters another go-round. “Our goal is to get a medical marijuana law passed in the state of Florida and to do so as quick as possible,” said United for Care…

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If votes had equaled petitions, medical marijuana would have passed

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When does voting really matter? For all of the super-voters out there, the answer is, “It always does.” But for those not so attuned with voting in every election, here’s a more compelling reason. If all of the voters who had signed a petition supporting placing Florida’s Amendment 2 medical marijuana initiative on the 2014 ballot had voted “Yes,” the amendment would have passed. The 2014 ballot question that would have made medical marijuana legal in Florida narrowly missed the…

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