Orlando attorney John Morgan apologized to Seminole Tax Collector Joel Greenberg Thursday, and he was happy to do it.
Morgan posted a video of himself and Greenberg on social media shortly after Gov. Ron DeSantis told the Legislature to legalize smokable medical marijuana. If that doesn’t happen, he intends to drop the state’s appeal of a lawsuit organized by Morgan that would legalize smokable marijuana.
Before the gubernatorial election, Morgan and Greenberg got into a tiff over whether DeSantis would drop the state’s appeal of a lawsuit organized by Morgan that would legalize smokable marijuana.
Greenberg thought DeSantis would come through. Morgan did not.
— John Morgan (@JohnMorganESQ) January 17, 2019
“During the campaign for governor he said that Ron DeSantis would drop the lawsuit for smoke. I called this honest tac collector a liar,” he said. “He said he wasn’t a liar. I said he was a liar. We went back and forth. Today, it was proven that the tax collector is not a liar.”
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, who has been a vocal proponent for relaxing state and federal marijuana laws, joined the pair later in the video — he and Morgan stood alongside DeSantis when he announced his support for implementing smokable medical marijuana.
Morgan then said DeSantis — or “DeSantisclaus” — was a “good Governor.”
“I’m more encouraged about Ron DeSantis’ first two weeks than anything I’ve seen in years,” he said.
Morgan, a former Democrat who is now registered as a no-party voter, then joked that he may organize an “NPAs for DeSantis” group when the 2022 election comes around.