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Those behind the effort to make the adult use of marijuana legal under Florida law say they’re still waiting to hear whether Orlando mega-lawyer John Morgan — specifically, his wallet — is with them.
The “Regulate Florida” organization is backing a proposed 2020 constitutional amendment to legalize weed, and Tampa attorney Michael C. Minardi — its campaign manager — says many have asked him whether Morgan will support the effort.
“To determine if we could get a response from him and (get) him behind this issue, we sent him a letter a few months ago,” Minardi said Thursday.
Morgan — who was instrumental in the 2016 passage of a medical marijuana state constitutional amendment — hasn’t yet responded, Minardi said. A request for comment was sent to Morgan earlier Thursday.
Morgan has previously tweeted his support of “recreational marijuana,” and a photo of him smiling and giving the thumbs-up sign is on Regulate Florida’s website. He’s standing next to Karen Seeb Goldstein, vice chair of Regulate Florida, a director of NORML of Florida, and a medical marijuana patient.
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