Florida voters will have another chance to decide on medical cannabis this year.
The “People United for Medical Marijuana” (also known as “United for Care”) campaign announced on January 27 that they had turned in 692,981 valid signatures.
Florida voters previously failed to pass Amendment 2 in 2014, another medical cannabis initiative brought forth by United for Care. While the initiative received 58% of the vote, a 60% majority is required for an initiative to pass. The initiative, which would have become a constitutional amendment, brought out huge contributions from both supporters and opponents of the bill. Morgan & Morgan, a prominent law firm, donated over $3.5 million in support; John Morgan is also chairman of United for Care. Sheldon Adelson donated about $5 million to fight medical cannabis.
Large contributions for and against the initiative are expected in the months leading up to the November vote.