Medical marijuana supporters rally UCF for bus tour – WESH Orlando

COMING UP IN A FEW MINUTES. THANK YOU. COMMITMENT 2014 WITH FOUR WEEKS TO GO UNTIL THE GENERAL ELECTION, SAY THE MOST TALKED ABOUT OF THREE BALLOT AMENDMENTS IS TAKING CENTER STAGE AT UCF. THEY’RE ASKING FOR VOTERS TO APPROVE MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE IN FLORIDA. GREG FOX IS LIVE NOW AND THIS CAMPAIGN COULD GO DOWN TO THE WIRE. IT REALLY COULD. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, A YEAR AGO AND AS RECENTLY AS EARLIER THIS SUMMER, YOU HAD SOME POLLS THAT WERE SAYING 70, 80, 90% OF VOTERS IN FLORIDA WERE FOR THE AMENDMENT FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA. AS WE ZOOM IN ON SOME OF THE TABLES BACK HERE, SOME OF THE REGISTRATION TABLES, GETTING PEOPLE TO REGISTER HERE ON THE LAST DAY, IN RECENT WEEKS THE POLLS HAVE SHOWN IT SLIGHTLY UNDER 60% OR JUST SLIGHTLY OVER 60%. THE MARGIN NEEDED TO PASS THE MEASURE. LOCAL ATTORNEY JOHN MORGAN TOLD ME A SHORT WHILE AGO HE’S CONFIDENT IT WILL PASS. THERE’S POLLING THAT SAYS IT WILL AND SAYS IT WON’T. LOOK, 60% IS A LANDSLIDE IN FLORIDA. YOU GUYS COVER POLITICS, IT’S A LANDSLIDE. IF IT DOESN’T GET THERE, THEN MY EFFORT FAILED, BUT I WILL TELL THANK YOU, I WOULD MUCH RATHER, GREG, TRY AND FAIL THAN TO NEVER TRY AT ALL. YES ON 2! YES ON 2! YES ON 2! MORGAN WAS JOINED BY 100 SUPPORTERS AT A STAGE IN FRONT OF THE STUDENT UNION. YOU MIGHT NOT CONSIDER THAT A LARGE CROWD, CONSIDERING IT’S THE LARGEST UNIVERSITY IN THE NATION WITH 6,000 STUDENTS. THE BUS IS HEADING TO THE CAMPUSES OF SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES IN THE COMING WEEKS TO ASK FOR SUPPORT. AMENDMENT 2 SUPPORTERS WERE JOINED BY MORGAN’S BROTHER, TIM, A QUADRIPLEGIC, THAT REQUIRES PAIN MEDICATION, HE BELIEVES IS LESS EFFECTIVE THAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA. THIS IS …read more