People United For Medical Marijuana / United For Care
Morgan & Morgan funds most of these funds!
A political committee spearheading a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Florida raised and spent more than $400,000 in August, according to a newly filed finance report. People United for Medical Marijuana, which also is known as United for Care, collected $437,220 during the month, with much of the money coming from the Orlando law firm headed by committee Chairman John Morgan. The Morgan Firm PA contributed about $363,000, the report shows. The political committee also spent $459,271 during the month, with about $352,000 of that amount going to PCI Consultants Inc., a California-based firm that does such things as gathering petition signatures. The committee had submitted 95,327 valid petition signatures to the state as of Friday morning, enough to trigger a Florida Supreme Court review of the proposed ballot wording. If the Supreme Court approves the wording, the committee would need to submit a total of 683,149 valid signatures to get the proposed constitutional amendment on the November 2016 ballot. A similar ballot measure in 2014 narrowly failed to get enough votes to pass.