John Morgan

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Orlando attorney John Morgan, who also has offices in Jacksonville, has plowed another $374,000 into a proposed constitutional amendment that would raise the minimum wage in Florida, as the effort gets close to meeting a petition-signature requirement.

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A circuit judge in Sarasota ruled Monday that the verdict in a legal malpractice case against the Morgan & Morgan law firm should stand. 

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Gov. Rick Scott’s fight to keep patients from smoking pot could spark a “political wildfire” that will cost the Republican votes in his battle to unseat U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, according to the man largely responsible for making medical marijuana legal in Florida.

Friday on First Coast Connect we held our weekly Media Roundtable with Florida Times-Union reporter Dan Scanlan, Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and WJCT business analyst John Burr (01:07).

We heard about this weekend’s Art and Antique Show with Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital board member Robin Albaneze and Saturday’s Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship with Chriss Brown of 927 Events and owner of food truck Mr. Potato Spread Laquitta Spann (33:09).         

We had a preview Saturday Night’s Song Book Showcase with co-founder Pamela Bryant and performer Cheech Forain (46:00).   


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Well known attorney John Morgan is being cagey about a possible political future.

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Saying Floridians knew what they were voting on in November, Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan this month followed through on threats to sue the state over a smoking ban included in a new law carrying out a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.

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The public face of the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is currently traveling across the state to urge voters to pass Amendment 2 in November.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida measure that would allow the use of medical marijuana has cleared its final hurdle and will be on the November ballot.

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A petition for a ballot initiative asking Florida voters to legalize medical marijuana might be headed for a photo finish.

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.

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Organizers calling for the decriminalization of medical marijuana in Florida are celebrating a victory.

The group United For Care announced last week they’ve obtained more than 100 thousand signatures for their cause. That’s more than enough to schedule a State Supreme Court review.

But, there’s still a long way to go.

The group needs 700,000 voter signatures by next February to get the measure on the November 2014.

The only former state officeholder currently seeking the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial nomination took a back seat during remarks made in Tallahassee Thursday to a man not even in the race.   The well-known Orlando lawyer who employs Charlie Crist sure made it sound like his friend will enter the race.

Crist 2014?