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.