Sheldon Adelson has started his campaigning to fight medical marijuana in Florida again. State records show that Adelson recently donated another $1M to Drug Free Florida to help the anti-marijuana campaign. This is not the first time that Sheldon Adelson has fought Florida. In 2014, he self funded the campaign to kill the vote. Polls show that this year, more Floridians support medical marijuana in 2016, compared to 2014, so it may be too late for Adelson’s efforts, but we will see come November. Do you believe Florida will pass medical marijuana this year?
Drug Free Florida saw a big fundraising period, raising more than $1 million in one week.
State records show the organization raised more than $1.02 million between Sept. 3 and Sept. 9, the most recent fundraising period. That sum includes a $1 million contribution from Sheldon Adelson, a casino magnate and opponent of the medical marijuana ballot initiative.
The current proposal allows people with debilitating medical conditions, as determined by a licensed Florida physician, to use medical marijuana. The amendment defines a debilitating condition as cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, and post-traumatic stress disorder, among other things.
People United for Medical Marijuana, the group behind the United for Care campaign, raised $9,231 during the fundraising period. On Friday afternoon, the committee sent an email to supporters asking them to donate.
Recent polling found 70 percent of likely Florida voters said they support the 2016 ballot initiative.