By Christopher Curry, The Gainesville Sun
April 10, 2015


Medical marijuana advocates will have a presence at today’s Epilepsy Foundation of Florida’s annual Walk the Talk fundraising event in Gainesville.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. at the Sidney Lanier Center, 312 NW 16th Ave.

Representatives of People United for Medical Marijuana, the political action committee that got medical marijuana on the ballot in 2014 as a constitutional amendment, will be on hand collecting voter signatures as part of the petition drive to get back on the ballot in 2016.

Mandy Hancock Anderson, the community development manager at the Epilepsy Foundation’s Gainesville office, said the organization is not campaigning in support of the political issue in order to avoid potentially jeopardizing its 501c3 tax exempt status.

“We just support anything that increases treatment options for our clients,” Anderson said.

The national office of the Epilepsy Foundation came out in support of medical marijuana in early 2014.

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Carson Pedraza

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