Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Florida's Top Medical Marijuana Advocate Talks Pot Politics In Face Of Court Challenge

Later this year, on December 5, the Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana should go before state voters.

Supporters of the push to legalize are working to get enough signatures to put the issue on the 2014 ballot.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is challenging the proposed amendment, calling it misleading and arguing it would allow for use of the drug in limitless situations.

The activism in Florida got a boost when a recent poll found 58 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana for medical use.

The most prominent spokesman for the effort is Central Florida attorney John Morgan. He joined Melissa Ross via telephone to discuss the latest developments in the marijuana debate and take listener calls.

You can follow Melissa on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.