One of the more common e-mails that I get is ‘where do I sign the medical marijuana initiative in Florida, and how can I be a volunteer?’ In an effort to be as efficient as possible, I’m going to write this article here, and then hopefully people can share it with everyone they know in Florida, and this way I can e-mail the link to future people that ask. Florida is not going to be an easy state to win a medical marijuana campaign in. However, it’s a very worthy effort, and with enough volunteers and donations, I’m confident that the campaign will be a success.
Are national organizations and donors going to step up, or are they going to give that ‘wait until 2016’ line? People are suffering right now, and as long as that is happening, I think a medical marijuana reform effort is needed, regardless of any presidential campaign. My friend’s cancer related pains in Florida aren’t waiting until 2016, so I don’t think any of us should wait either.
You can find all volunteer information for the Florida medical marijuana initiative campaign here.
You can find all petition locations for the Florida medical marijuana initiative campaign here.
You can print a petition for the Florida medical marijuana initiative campaign here.
You can find all Florida medical marijuana initiative campaign events here.
About The Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative Campaign
The United For Care Campaign is run by People United for Medical Marijuana (PUFMM) – an organization formed by Kim Russell, whose grandmother – ill with glaucoma – would not break the law, despite the medical benefits that marijuana could offer her condition.
Today, the organization is chaired by John Morgan, one of the state’s most influential attorneys and activists for the rights of individuals, and managed by Ben Pollara, a veteran in Florida political affairs and advocacy. Kim is still very involved leading the effort.
Recent polling shows that over 70% of Floridians support the legalization of Medical Marijuana in our state. Currently, the organization is soliciting petition signers so that medical marijuana will get on the ballot in 2014 as a Constitutional Amendment.
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