John Morgan Joins the Combat to Legalize Marijuana in Florida in 2020


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Final week, when questioned on whether or not he was going to leap into the 2020 struggle for legalization, Orlando Legal professional John Morgan – who was behind the profitable Modification 2 marketing campaign to legalize medical marijuana – had mentioned he wasn’t certain Florida was prepared and he was focusing his efforts on a marketing campaign to lift the minimal wage within the state as an alternative. 

Nevertheless, this week he introduced a sudden change of thoughts on Twitter, saying that he would be a part of the struggle for authorized marijuana in 2020 in any case. 

“I’ve determined that I’m too outdated to care. I imagine that #marijuana needs to be authorized!!” Morgan wrote on his Twitter account. “I believe we’ve time and I believe there may be cash to get it finished. I have already got the minimal wage signatures. Let’s do that possibly, neglect Tallahassee! #ForThePeople – #PotDaddy”

When approached by another person on Twitter who requested if he made the choice simply earlier than sending the Tweet, Morgan wrote “By no means. However I’ll need assistance, I believe it’s coming!” In accordance with The Orlando Sentinel, Morgan was approached by business leaders who’ve the cash to assist again this effort – although it’s unclear at the moment who these business leaders could be. 

“I used to be approached by business leaders who’ve the deep deep pockets to do it and do it quick,” Morgan mentioned in an e-mail to the Orlando Sentinel Tuesday.

At this level, Morgan has not mentioned whether or not he plans to hitch one of many campaigns that’s already on the market – similar to Regulate Florida, who has the benefit of already having about 80,000 of the just about 800,000 signatures wanted – or if he’ll create a complete new marketing campaign like he did with United for Care (that ran the Modification 2 marketing campaign in each 2014 and 2016). 

“It is a job creator,” he mentioned. “It is a tax creator, and that is good for our agriculture group. …The entire thing needs to be authorized,” Morgan went on. “No one ought to go to jail for smoking a joint. No one ought to go to jail for consuming a gummy.”

Latest polls present that roughly 65 p.c of Floridians are ready to vote in favor of legalizing marijuana – greater than the 60 p.c supermajority required for it to go. Nevertheless, that doesn’t imply it received’t be an uphill battle with lots of of 1000’s of signatures wanted, thousands and thousands of {dollars} to be spent to acquire these signatures and run the marketing campaign. Irrespective of how Morgan plans to go about becoming a member of the struggle, they’ve till February 2nd, 2020 to collect all of the wanted signatures.


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