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Medical Marijuana Initiative

Follow the money behind Florida's medical marijuana battle

Florida's proposed Amendment 2 to legalize medical marijuana has drawn two major groups of campaign donors. United for Care, the amendment sponsor, has attracted thousands of supporters, who, aside from leader John Morgan, most frequently give small amounts, many below $100. The Drug Free Florida Committee, the mai …

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  1. Five months after medical pot's big ballot win, anti-drug group helps decide drug's fate

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — An anti-drug group opposed to medical marijuana is helping craft Florida laws on pot's expanded use — a cause its founders tried and failed to defeat during last year's elections.

  2. Other states have done it. So why is Florida grappling with legalizing medical marijuana?

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — When voters made California the first state to allow medical marijuana in 1996, the rules were so lax, anyone with a doctor's recommendation could grow their own cannabis.

  3. Future of medical pot in Florida still cloudy after Senate discussion

    Legislature

    TALLAHASSEE — What began as a decisive instruction from voters that patients who need medical marijuana should have access to it is shaping up to be a complex and contentious fight in the Florida Capitol.

  4. Popular with voters, medical marijuana finds few champions in Tallahassee

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Medical marijuana's implementation is turning out to be a slow burn.

  5. Galvano to advocate medical pot research at Moffitt

    Blogs

    As lawmakers grapple with implementing medical marijuana in Florida, a powerful senator is pushing for the state to set up a pot research program at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

  6. Even after Tuesday, uncertainty clouds medical marijuana in Florida

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Even though Floridians voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to allow medical marijuana, patients are months away from being able to purchase the drug.

  7. Florida overwhelmingly votes to legalize medical marijuana

    State Roundup

    Patients suffering from debilitating illnesses will soon have access to medical marijuana in Florida after voters approved Amendment 2 Tuesday.