The push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida

CREATED Dec. 18, 2013

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NAPLES, Fla. - Supporters of the new medical marijuana amendment are running out of time to ensure the proposal is on the 2014 ballot.

To get the new amendment on the ballot petitioners will have to get 700,000 signatures by February 1st. According to the Florida Department of Elections website only 165,611 people have signed the petition. 

Orlando attorney John Morgan has voiced his support for medical marijuana. Morgan has already invested about $2 million to the campaign. 

Those opposed to the amendment say legalizing medical marijuana will give people without a medical condition easier access to the drug.

Even if supporters gather enough signatures the Supreme Court still has to approve the ballot summary language before you would be able to vote on the issue.