Florida’s Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Support of Major Law Firm Founder
By Matt O'Hern // March 19, 2013
One of the most controversial bills in the 2013 Florida Legislative session gained a major advocate, as Orlando-based attorney John Morgan joined a statewide campaign in support of medical marijuana.
Morgan’s support was announced by Kim Russell, the founder and vice president of “People United for Medical Marijuana.”
Morgan is no stranger to Florida politics. In 2012, he joined forced with NBA star Vince Carter to host a $30,000 per plate fundraising dinner for President Obama. Morgan’s staff of attorneys includes former Florida Governor Charlie Crist.
Here are some of the details within the 133 page Florida Senate Bill 1250, also known as the “Bill Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act”
- Would allpw certain qualifying medical conditions, or their officially designated caregivers, to privately possess up to four ounces of marijuana and grow up to eight marijuana plants.
- People with previous drug felonies aren’t going to be allowed in the industry.
- Florida Department of Health would oversee the confidential patient registry.
- Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation would oversee legal dispensaries.
- A THC limit would be enforced for driving, which would be determined by a hair sample: Only 10 picograms for every 10 milligrams of hair.
What’s your take on this proposed legislation? Do you think Florida should allow medical marijuana?