Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative Has Collected Over 100,000 Signatures
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, August, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
Advocates, in roughly a months time, have collected over 100,000 signatures for a Florida initiative aimed at legalizing medical cannabis in the state. Proponents of the proposal had to collect approximately 70,000 signatures to have the initiative reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court, a number they reached quickly, and easily.
Once the review process is over, roughly 685,000 signatures will need to be gathered by February 1st to put the initiative to a vote in the November, 2014 general election.
The group behind the initiative - United for Care - is being headed by Orlando attorney John Morgan, who’s a former fundraiser of President Obama. Morgan has vowed to do “whatever it takes” to get the initiative on the ballot and approved, and plans to spend over $20 million on the campaign.
Polling released in February found that only 24% of Florida residents oppose medical cannabis legalization, with 70% being in support.
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Texas Cops Raid Farm for Marijuana, Only Find Tomatoes
Category: News | Posted on Sat, August, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
ARLINGTON, TX — A small, sustainable organic farm in South Arlington, Texas was raided by a SWAT team in search of marijuana, and all they found were vegetables.
Arlington police and city Code Enforcement officers raided The Garden of Eden and the six adults who live and work of the farm were handcuffed while officers searched the property for drugs.
Police say handcuffs were removed within 30 minutes, and tactical officers left the premises within 45, but the raid itself lasted some 10 hours according to the Garden of Eden website.
“We live a very peaceful life here,” said 30-year-old resident Quinn Eaker, who was arrested during the raid for an unrelated warrant outstanding over unpaid parking tickets.
“We’ve never hurt anybody,” Eaker said. “This is our land. We have the right to be secure in our person and our property. Period. That’s undebatable.”
According to the search warrant, an undercover narcotics agent had visited the farm to investigate an anonymous tip that Eaker was growing marijuana in a garden surrounded by bamboo.
A Texas Department of Public Safety aircraft conducted aerial surveillance of the Garden of Eden property on July 30, according to the warrant. Photographs of the garden surrounded by bamboo, police stated in the warrant, were “consistent with marijuana.”
But they were tomatoes.
“They can’t even tell the difference between tomato plants and a marijuana drug cartel; that’s just really bad intel,” Eaker said. “I think they were hoping that was true. And I think that they made a mistake and I think that they know they made a mistake.”
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