Medical Marijuana Group Raises $34K

Aug 19, 2016

With the November election starting to draw closer, a group backing a proposed constitutional amendment that would broadly legalize medical marijuana raised $34,526 from Aug. 6 to Aug. 12, according to a finance report posted Thursday on the state Division of Elections website.

The group, People United for Medical Marijuana, received $20,000 from the Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project.

Orlando attorney John Morgan has spearheaded the effort to legalize medical marijuana and has contributed heavily to People United for Medical Marijuana, which is also known as United for Care.

But the group has raised and spent relatively little money this summer. The constitutional amendment, if approved by voters, would allow full-strength marijuana for patients with a wide range of conditions, such as cancer, AIDS, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. A similar ballot proposal narrowly failed to pass in 2014.