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Medical marijuana plan clears first hurdle
posted Aug 16, 2013 - 1:43:47pm
TALLAHASSEE — A proposal to ask Florida voters in 2014 to legalize medical marijuana has passed its first test, with supporters gathering more than 100,000 petition signatures, according to United for Care, a group leading the effort. The signatures allow the group's initiative to be submitted to the Florida Supreme Court for a review of the proposed ballot language. Ballot initiatives need 68,314 signatures to qualify for such a review.
United for Care, which is chaired by high-profile Orlando trial attorney John Morgan, still would need a total of 683,149 signatures to get on the November 2014 ballot.
"Now, we can focus our efforts on two tasks: Preparing for the Supreme Court review and building the massive volunteer army we will need to collect the remaining signatures,'' campaign manager Ben Pollara said in a message posted Thursday on the group's website.
View the petition and get more information at www.unitedforcare.org.
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