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John Morgan's uncharming pitch for medical marijuana



John Morgan, the trial lawyer leading and funding the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida, should hope that the folks on the other side don't turn the following clip of Morgan into a TV ad. Morgan, appearing to have a cocktail in hand and sounding like it too, led a rally in the Lakeland area Friday. The video does not help Morgan's case.

"If you mother ------s don't get out and vote, ---- it all, we can't win," he tells the rowdy crowd of young supporters.

"We believe this video, in all of its offensive glory, shows John Morgan's real reasons behind his campaign to legalize marijuana.  Their campaign has tried to be the moral authority on compassion, but clearly their chairman fell off the wagon," said Sarah Bascom of the Vote No on 2 campaign.

"During the video, Morgan talks about 'smoking grass' and encourages young adults to get out and support Amendment 2, clearly showing this is about legalizing pot.  This is not about sick Floridians; this is about pot for everyone and anyone. Just ask John Morgan."

Ben Pollara, United for Care director, said Morgan "says nothing in that video other than dropping a couple of f-bombs that is different from what he says everywhere he goes." Morgan makes the point that the initiative is about helping sick people like his brother, Pollara saud, and never suggests he supports legalizing marijuana.


[Last modified: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 3:21pm]


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