3 It's been the most debated potential amendment for the 2014 general election in Florida. Medical marijuana supporters have finished their petition campaign -- they needed to have over 680-thousand signatures verified by supervisor of elections offices statewide. Now, John Morgan, the strongest supporter of the push, is hopeful enough has been done to get this amendment on the ballot. Channel 4's Chris Parenteau spoke to Morgan and is joining us now with more. 3 3 John Morgan is cautiously optimistic that they will be able to get enough signatures verified by the end of the month deadline. The campaign he put both his name, and his money behind, was able to get over 1.1 million signatures. 00 05-10SOT John Morgan Phoner 22:47 Usually these things take 3-4 years but we were able to do it in 3-4 months.VO The group United for Care is done collecting signatures, the focus turns to supervisor of elections offices statewide to verify the signatures, much like they would an absentee ballot. In Duval County, they have received over 50,000 signed petitions this month, and expect to get about 5000- 10,000 more. Attorney John Morgan, who has been the campaign's most notable supporter says that should come as no surprise.SOT 27:08 People of Florida understand it.They have all read about it. The people of Florida aren't just going to sit around and wait for the pharmaceutical industry to give something that works.VO Morgan says he has seen first hand, through his dying father, the benefits of medical marijuana.That's why he says he put millions of dollars of his own money into this campaign. But Sheriff's in Florida don't agree with the way the current proposed legislation is written.SOT Sheriff Rutherford 0736 we want to make sure how its dispensed how its going to be available to people whos going to use it when you talk about debilitating what does it mean? no one knows what it means yetVO The Florida Sheriff's Association has passed a resolution, agreed upon by all 67 Sheriff's in the state, to oppose the legalization of marijuana. Part of the concern is the current language of the proposed amendment which a minor would not need parental consent to get a physician's certificate for medical marijuana.SOT 0547 what we are trying to do is protect particularly our youth from greater access than they already have to a drug we think is also accepted as a gateway drug to other drugs Morgan says that they need about 65 percent of the 1.1 million signatures they received to be verified to get received to be verified to get this on the ballot. If they fall short, the ones that have been verified are still valid in two years for them to try to get this on the ballot again, which Morgan says they would likely do.