Prominent Orlando Attorney Wants Medical Pot Legalized

Prominent Orlando attorney John Morgan, from the law firm Morgan and Morgan, believes medical marijuana should be legalized in Florida and he’s spending his time and money to get the issue on the November ballot.

Morgan said he wants the law changed to help those suffering from life-threatening diseases such as cancer.

Morgan’s father used medical marijuana before losing his fight with cancer, and Morgan said it helped him with a number of issues during his decline.

Morgan said he is willing to foot the $3.5 million dollar effort in memory of his dad.

Eighteen states now allow the use of medical marijuana, and while it has failed to pass in Florida before, Morgan, who’s a Democrat, said the climate has changed.

In a new poll sponsored by People United for Medical Marijuana, 58 percent of voters support the measure.