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Medical Marijuana Advocate Won’t Run For Governor As A Democrat — Or Stay In The Party

Brendan Farrington
Miami Herald via AP
John Morgan discusses a lawsuit he filed challenging the state's ban on smokable medical marijuana outside the Leon County courthouse in Tallahassee in July.

One of Florida’s most prolific Democratic donors, a bourbon-swilling, salty-tongued lawyer with his own slogan and medical marijuana as his pet cause, is out.

In a series of tweets Friday morning, John Morgan announced his flirtation with running for governor as a Democrat is over, as is his affiliation with either political party.

“While it’s amazing to be leading the polls for Governor without being a candidate I can’t muster the enthusiasm to run for the nomination,” he wrote.

Read more from our news partner, the Miami Herald.