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Florida Medical Marijuana Funder Not Worried About Jeb Bush, Sheldon Adelson

united for care florida amendment 2 medical marijuanaFlorida voters will get the chance to legalize medical marijuana this November during the 2014 Election. In order to pass, at least 60% of voters will have to vote ‘yes’ on Election Day. The campaign battle has been fierce, with the opposition making outlandish claims, such as that medical marijuana cookies will become the new date rape drug of choice by predators. The opposition has enlisted Jeb Bush, who has came out recently against the Florida medical marijuana measure. The opposition is largely funded by Sheldon Adelson, a very wealthy man who funds conservative campaigns. None of this seems to worry John Morgan, who is the largest backer for the Yes on 2 campaign. Per a recent interview with the Orlando Sentinel:

Q: You’ve got heavy-duty opposition on Amendment 2 now, with Gov. Jeb Bush against it and Sheldon Adelson contributing $2.5 million to stop it. Are you getting worried?

MORGAN: No, I’m not worried at all.

You know, if Amendment 2 fails — it’s not for me; it’s for everybody. If it ever happened that I needed medical marijuana, I’d go to one of the 20 states (where it’s legal) and get it. Some people can’t. If it fails, it doesn’t impact my life at all.

But I’m not worried because, again, I believe that the people of Florida are compassionate, I believe that they get it, they understand that this is not really a political issue; it’s a medical issue. An overwhelming number of doctors, in a recent CBS poll, 76 percent are in favor of it — and Floridians trust doctors. And so I’m not worried at all about it.

I truly admire John Morgan. It’s not easy to put up so much money and lead the charge on a political campaign, medical marijuana or otherwise. He is fighting for compassion, and I tip my hat to him. If you live in Florida, and happen to run into John Morgan, make sure to give him a hug and a high five from me. Go get ’em Florida!

  • moses

    I hope and pray I will get the medicine I need to get my life back. Five years ago I developed a rejection of opiates. I live in total pain and depression. Please spread the word

    • wowFAD

      It’ll pass. Polling says 88% of registered FL voters want this to happen. Don’t worry.

      • Among likely voters it is running 66% to 70%.

        • wowFAD

          That must be an older poll. I’m talking about this one:

          http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/07/28/poll-florida-overwhelmingly-support-medical-marijuana/13258989/

          The numbers are staggeringly good.

          • No. It is the difference between likely voters and registered voters. Likely voters trend more Republican especially in an off year.

          • moses

            That link didn’t work for me , I promise to be positive for you too wowfad. I like ga. Beautiful state, politics wise I hope your not as messed up. Gov. Rick snott testing welfare people. The program cost more than it saved because a basic idea of the rep. Party is poor people just sit all day do drugs cash welfare checks. we really need a national drug awareness program that tells the truth. Concentrate oil for cancer, extreme cancer, and the worst illnesses, applied to skin ailments. Smoke strong flowers for pain relief, or vaporize, eat green plants whole, dried crushed, tea, for general health. Peace brothers and sisters, I have a dream, I pray for all of us

      • Orlando Chris

        Don’t forget to vote for Adrian Wyllie for Florida Governor as well.

    • don stout

      moses you can get it now read my post !

    • don stout

      sorry my post hasnt shown up yet
      but it is legal now for those who need it
      read my post when and if they show it

      • belin41

        Don, are you able to share how it’s legal now for those in need? I’m in need for Lyme and my son 18 is severely disabled after suffering a stroke. Besides the many problems, he also has a seizure disorder. Thanks in advance!!!

        • don stout

          yes read my post they just let be printed

        • don stout

          did you see my post belin41 and moses

      • moses

        Let me remind you, I know what you said, look at Kathy Jordan, look what they did to her, it’s a catch 22. You can’t get a permit, if you just grow, you will lose everything to defend yourself. So so. Vote yes on 2

        • don stout

          yes you can m0ses you woll get an ID

        • don stout
        • don stout

          THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN GET

          • don stout

            SORRY DIDNT SHOW PIC WILL TRY AGAIN

  • don stout

    already legal people . go to http://healthlawservices.org/ and see for yourself
    this is from web site and yes i i use them
    the money ppl dont want you to know
    it is for those who need it
    read below

    from IAN J CHRISTENSEN, ATTORNEY AT LAW

    Most people in Florida have never heard of the 1991 case of Jenks v. State. This case set the precedent for the Doctrine of Medical Necessity in Florida.

    This Law gives patients that are currently suffering from a debilitating medical condition the right to consume, possess, and cultivate marijuana, provided the patient or caregiver can establish that the patient has a legal “medical necessity”.

    In Jenks v. State of Florida, 582 So. 2d 676 (Fla. 1st DCA 1991), the First District Court of Appeals reversed the conviction of a husband and wife charged with cultivation of cannabis. The Court held that the couple established sufficient evidence to establish the medical necessity defense at trial as a matter of law. In fact, the Court ordered the trial judge to enter a judgment of acquittal. The court stated the medical necessity defense as follows:

    The defendants had no control over the circumstances which required the choice between the lesser of two evils;

    No less harmful alternative was available; and

    The harm sought to be avoided was less offensive than the criminal acts committed to avoid it.

    The Jenks Court specifically reasoned that the fact that Marijuana was classified as a Schedule I controlled substance did not preclude the medical necessity defense for marijuana cultivation. Specifically, the Jenks Court noted that the statute provided that “[n]otwithstanding the aforementioned fact that Schedule I substances have no currently accepted medical use, the Legislature recognizes that certain substances are currently accepted for certain limited medical uses in treatment in the United States but have high potential for abuse.”

    Below you will find a memorandum written by Mr. Brian Iten of the Florida State Attorney’s office, dated April 2nd, 2013, which outlines the application of this law. If you or a loved one is suffering today and is in need of medical marijuana, please contact us immediately.

  • knowa1

    The Bush family is reported to be invested in the prison and related industry and I used be in favor of Gambling now it will back fire on these prohibitionist profiteers.

  • scientist

    The legalization of marijuana is a moral issue. The more people learn about how effective it is against cancer and so many other diseases, and how it was made illegal in the first place, the more the realize its a moral imperative to legalize it immediately. Its insane that oxycontin is legal and marijuana is not!!! — Its impossible to overdose on marijuana, it fights cancer six ways, and its 20-50 times more effective an anti-inflammatory than aspirin.

  • Honestly

    John Morgan is considered by many to be an ambulance chaser with hopes of getting Charlie Crist (D?), a political opportunist, in the governor’s office by riding on the back of MMJ legalization. But unfortunately, no one else was willing to pick up this torch! Most of the big-name folks on both sides of the political aisle are too scared to blaze the trail to what, in their hearts, they know is right; cannabis legalization. Jeb HAS hinted that he’s not no-holds-barred against MMJ via his indication that he wouldn’t want federal cannabis prohibition to interfere with Florida’s legalization. And I’m certain that the majority of other Republicans will support MMJ, and probably recreational MJ as well, once it’s legalized at both the state and federal levels and has had a few years to settle down and become a non-issue. When it has become just as socially acceptable for them to publicly spark up a bud as drink a glass of Scotch, we’ll all stop talking about it. It’s just that now they fear such a position could damage their political careers. And that’s why people need to understand that it is not just wrong, but it’s divisive to define MMJ along political lines. It risks losing the support of those that might feel obliged to take the position that you define their party as having. I can’t vote for democrats as I’m convinced they weaken our country on the world scene as well as weaken our economy and individual standards of living. I will vote yes on amendment 2, and most of my friends and associates will as well. Don’t lose any of them by attaching politics to this issue!

  • mike1188

    Jeb and the Clampetts only care about telling people what to do. Even if it ruins the country.

    • Dusty Relic

      The information in this link is incredibly important and disturbing and deserves far more discussion than just a link.

  • Adelson funds medical marijuana for MS in Israel.

    • Adam Hirsch

      we have to ask why a money grubbing mole is against legalizing it here in the u.s.

      at the moment israel is the leader on research and adelson has is a proponent of israel and has a whole lot invested in israel. israeli paramedics use thc to treat trauma victims suffering concussions. Being that adelson is a big proponent of israel it makes sense that he would sell us out to make sure israel stays in lead, if we legalize it in the u.s. this would mean well funded research coming out of u.s.

      • I’m not so conspiracy minded. Medical cannabis is popular wit the right in Israel. It is unpopular wit the right in America. Adelson depends on the right to limit gambling in other states. It is just a money deal.

        • Adam Hirsch

          well i say tomato…the conspiracy is to make money then & keep us behind in research, this is nothing to drag out a tinfoil hat for, its the nature of this man or any casino owner for that matter…also lets consider the fact that Drunks are more aggressive gamblers, so he wants Americans to be drunk. He supports israels right who are heavily invested in medical uses of THC, i wouldn’t feint out of shock to find out he is also invested in the research done in israel.

  • Tammy J. Ellis

    DO YOU KNOW THAT MARIJUANA IS THE ONLY DRUG THAT CAN TAKE AWAY MENTRUSAL CRAMPS.
    I KNOW, EVEN THOUGH I DO NOT HAVE THE INCOME TO SUPPORT IT.

  • Tammy J. Ellis

    I AM PRAYING FOR CHARLIE CHRIST TO BE GOV. AGAIN.

  • Orlando Chris

    Adrian Wyllie deserves my vote and yours too. He is a honest average
    Floridian just as you and I , that is willing to stand up and do
    something for the interest of all of us here in Florida. The other
    candidates both Republican and Democrat are owned and controlled by
    special interest, like puppets and will lie to your face to gain your
    vote, then continue the same old agenda that we complain about year
    after year. Time to get off this merry-go-round, election after
    election, thinking it will be any different. Take a stand, vote for the
    candidate that loves this state and is willing to take time out of his
    life, effort and money to SERVE the people of Florida and stop voting
    for these ‘paid for’ career politicians that are only out for money and
    fame and have zero interest in us Floridians. Even if it’s just for
    honesty alone, vote for Adrian Wyllie instead of the other two
    (Scott/Crist) which are proven liars. The choice is yours and yours
    alone, if you want the same old corruption and slap in the face, go
    ahead and vote for one of the two puppets (Scott/Crist) OR do what is
    right for our (yours and your children’s) future and vote for Adrian
    Wyllie. Support him by donating to his campaign, spreading the word and
    contribute to the super brochure program which I think is very powerful.
    Visit his website today.

  • Chris Goodwin

    For those of you that think you are just a few months and a
    medical card from smoking pot in Florida. Guess again. What most people do not know is that people
    with med cards are NOT going to be able to grow, even small amounts of pot. The
    Florida distribution method (per Rick Scott CBD bill) will only be grown by
    Florida State licensed green house (nurseries) that have been in business
    longer then 30 years. The current estimated
    price of the pot is going to be right at $100 a GRAM! With an average daily medical
    dose of one gram per day that $36,500 a year! So, don’t kick your regular
    dealer to the curb just yet! Yes, you will be able to buy pot under the law but
    it will cost five (5) times more then current street prices.

  • frank

    **Vote For Bill Wohlsifer** Florida Attorney General #YesOn2 #Hemp4Water 111