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Medical Marijuana Push in Overdrive

The petition drive to let voters decide on medical marijuana has officially gathered only half the signatures needed by Feb. 1, the deadline to get it on the November ballot, the Orlando Sentinel reports. High-profile Orlando lawyer John Morgan, who is paying most of the cost, provided another $2.8 million for the effort coordinated by the group United For Care.

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