What's Hot
MOST READ
What's Going On

Calendar

Search thousands of events in our database.

Restaurants

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Nightlife

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

loading...

OW on Twitter
OW on Facebook
Print Email

News

Attorney John Morgan backs marijuana legalization

Local celeb-attorney is new chair of statewide marijuana advocacy organization United for Care

Photo: , License: N/A



Related stories


But it’s not just the legislature that needs convincing. Morgan realizes that marijuana legalization, despite increasingly positive polling, is at best a divisive issue in the Sunshine State. The religious right, so often motivated in ballot measures involving social issues, will likely be out front opposing the measure.

“If they are truly religious instead of a fanatic, they will look at it and go, ‘it’s a compassionate issue,’” Morgan says. “God knows what he’s doing and God put this plant into nature for us.”

Morgan plans to position the legalization issue as a concern for the ailing elderly, not what he calls a “Cheech and Chong listening to Santana records” free-for-all. Moreover, medical marijuana is a pro-business issue that could bring tax revenues to a state that coddles industry, he says; likewise, if it is regulated, there would be less concern about criminal abuses. The real crime, Morgan says, is delaying the inevitable.

“Here’s the terrible thing about it: We know one day it’s going to be allowed,” Morgan says. “There’s just no doubt about it. Every day that a new baby is born, it gets closer and closer. The sad part is that in the meantime, people are going to suffer.”

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus