By Jacob Engels
Orlando super-lawyer John Morgan is calling for an “Army of Angels” to help him legalize medical marijuana in Florida. Citing his late father’s suffering, and how marijuana helped ease his pain, Morgan makes a very convincing argument. Morgan, who is a longtime democrat bundler, cites Orange County Republican Executive Committee member Kim Russell’s efforts to get medical marijuana on the ballot in 2014. Roger Stone, a ledgendary Republican advisor and consultant, who bolted the GOP last election cycle and joined the Libertarian Party, is also helping push the effort.
Is it finally time for medical marijuana in Florida? With Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians coming together to support the measure, it just might be.
The fight for medical marijuana is personal for me. When my father was suffering from emphysema and cancer, using marijuana was one of the only treatments that helped him experience a decent quality of life in his last days.
My dad’s story is not unique. Thousands of very ill people in Florida can live better lives through medical marijuana and I feel strongly they should be able to do so without living in fear of arrest and jail.
That is why I decided to chair the efforts to make medical marijuana available and accessible to Floridians in need.
Our campaign, now called United For Care, is building on the great work of Kim Russell, and we are poised to finally get medical marijuana on the ballot as a constitutional amendment in 2014.
I want to build an “Army of Angels” to join me in the fight for medical marijuana in Florida. Politicians are too scared of their own shadows to pass legislation on their own. If we want to change Florida, it has to be by the people and for the people.
Will you join us?
Here some key steps you can take to help our initial work:
1) Sign up as a volunteer at http://www.unitedforcare.org/volunteer
4) Join our mobile text alert list, by texting JOIN to (850) 845-0561
Please visit and share our website – www.unitedforcare.org – for more information on the campaign. We’ll keep you informed of the latest news, and will be in touch soon with more.
Thank you for your support.
People United for Medical Marijuana
Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post. Along with the Post, he owns several other businesses and is currently enrolled at Valencia College. Jacob has lived in Avalon Park since it’s founding and enjoys playing with his black Labradoodle Jasper, listening to indie rock, and seeking out new business ventures. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org