Florida Pot Backer’s Profanity-Laced Video: United for Care Responds


John Morgan.

Opposition to the legalization of medical marijuana has been circulating a cell-phone video showing United for Care benefactor John Morgan giving a profanity-laced speech to young voters about marijuana. The anti-medical marijuana group No On 2 cut down a six-minute video of Morgan at a post-debate party last week, showing him ranting about marijuana to a rowdy crowd.
This, No On 2 is trying to show, is proof that the quest for legalized medical marijuana is a front to getting marijuana legalized outright in Florida.

Morgan, an Orlando-based attorney and medical marijuana advocate, has poured millions of his own money into getting Amendment 2 passed. Last Thursday, Morgan debated the amendment with the head of the biggest medical marijuana opposition, Florida Sheriff’s Association Sheriff Grady Judd, in Lakeland.
After the debate, Morgan addressed a crowd of mostly young voters at a place called Buckles Saloon in Lakeland. The video, which also features moments where Morgan shares his family’s medical struggles over the years and how medical marijuana helps alleviate his quadriplegic brother Tim’s pain, was sliced down by No on 2 to highlight the more compromising moments of the speech.
The speech, Morgan fires off F-bombs to the rowdy crowd, which, at one point, begins a “Fuck Grady Judd!” chant.
More at the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.