Las Vegas Casino Mogul Donating More Of His Millions To Fight Cannabis Legalization In Florida


As the November elections get closer, the battle for the marijuana vote in Florida is heating up. Both the Yes On 2 and No On 2 campaigns have been doing their part to either support or oppose the legalization of medical marijuana in the state.  Now, the No On 2 campaign has received financial support form its biggest contributor.

Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson recently gave another $1.5 million to the Drug Free Florida campaign, which opposes the constitutional amendment that’s on the November ballot.

In the past, Adelson had given $2.5 million to the  campaign. According to the group’s financial reports, with his latest contribution, Adelson has accounted for $4 million of the $4.7 million raised by opponents of the amendment.

According to Reuters, Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has supported the pro-amendment campaign with about $4 million of his own and he plans to spend $6 million by November 4th. About two-thirds of that was spent on gathering more than 600,000 voter signatures and defending the initiative in court. Morgan also started a four-city bus tour on Monday, targeting youthful voters at universities and community colleges .

Polls have showed the amendment well above the 60 percent required for approval.


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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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