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 October 6, 2014

Florida medical marijuanaThe Florida medical marijuana battle has been one of the hardest fought campaigns in marijuana reform history. Both sides are spending enormous sums of money. The ‘no’ campaign has received another huge donation from Sheldon Adelson. Per Saint Peters Blog:

Nevada-based billionaire Sheldon Adelson gave another $1.5 million in September to Drug-Free Florida, the committee behind Vote No on 2, leaders of a campaign against legalizing medical marijuana.

Adelson’s contribution came on Sept. 25, according to the Florida Division of Elections website. His donation made up a vast majority of the $1,500,590 raised by the group in the Sept. 20-26 reporting period.

To date, the Las Vegas casino-magnate has now given $4 million to the effort to stop Amendment 2, November’s constitutional referendum seeking to legalize medicinal marijuana. Drug-Free Florida has so far raised $4,735,877.

Recent polls for Florida’s Amendment 2 have shown the initiative narrowly winning in some cases, and narrowly losing in other cases. Florida constitutional amendments require at least 60% of the vote in order for the initiative to pass. If you have deep pockets, you should really consider making a donation to the Florida campaign. If Sheldon Adelson uses his money to defeat the campaign in Florida, he will no doubt use his money in the future in other states to do the same. We can’t let this happen.

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  56 Responses to “Sheldon Adelson Donates Another $1.5M To Florida’s ‘Vote No On 2’ Campaign”

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    I hate this guy. It has been said he thinks marijuana is a gateway drug. This is a popular opinion. I would like the following thought to somehow spread. Marijuana is not a gateway drug, PEER PRESSURE is. How many will say they wanted a better high that didn’t get a recommendation from someone they respected? Also, why get a better high when there are thousands of strains of weed that can keep you high for weeks at a time?

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      if mj is a gateway drug, how come people ive known have smoked it daily since they were teens , and have never tried harder drugs, nor care too – and they now in their late twenties to early 70s.

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      Wait I thought this was about alleviating pain? Are you saying it really is about getting high? OMG I thought we were trying to help people and you confirm it is really just about getting a “better high” Who would have imagined that MMJ is really just about getting high. What a shock!

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        Well which one would you rather save, billionaires who don’t want medical marijuana or people who need it and are proven to.

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        For me personally, it’s about alleviating pain. For years I had to take 15mg oxycodone, a strong opiate pain reliever several times daily. Since I began using cannabis medically, I have been able to stop taking oxycodone completely. I’m living proof medical marijuana is truly beneficial medicine.

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      Prescription pills aka “pain pills” is the REAL gateway drug – Fact

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        Unfortunately, the popularity of opiate pain pills have also placed an unnecessary burden upon those suffering from true chronic pain. The kind of chronic pain cannabis cannot help with.

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    crowdfunding for Yes On 2 might be a good idea.

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    Instead of giving 1.5 million to the “no on 2 campaign” why not just give it straight to the cartels

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      How about giving it to just about anything that might make a positive difference in people’s lives, instead of trying to subjugate and control them? I just think about the truckloads of money this guy shovels into right-wing causes, and then think about how much all that money could actually help people in need, and I want to vomit. Imagine what $1.5 million would do for the local food bank!

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    Sheldon Adelson pops pain pills by the fistfull, yet does his utmost to block others from receiving treatment for their pain. What a cold-hearted, selfish bastard. I hope he spends a fortune and comes up short in the election, and measure 2 wins. Of course, $4 million is pocket change to this sheister.

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    So a super rich guy who gets his ill gotten money from people gambling, a potentially destructive activity, opposes the right of people to have access to something that is beneficial to their health and well being? That’s a misanthropic rat for you.

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    Sheldon supports MMJ research in Israel under the auspices of a foundation that bears his name. My guess is that he is hoping to keep MJ out of other states in order to keep Nevada the preferred place to indulge your “vice”.

    Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation – they are doing research on MS.

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    What casinos does this ______ own? I WILL make a point to NEVER visit them.

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    Here is his wikipedia page, please don’t visit his casinos. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Adelson

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    Since when is 60% considered a majority ? I realize the US Senate currenty uses this highly disreputable percentile but had no idea it was also being used to thwart the democratic process in individual States as well.

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      60% is needed to pass a constitutional amendment. They could have gone for a statutory change which would have needed only 50%, but then the legislature could change it or repeal it. They wanted to have the law written into the constitution, to keep it safe from the politicians’ meddling, but that requires a higher threshold to pass. It is also much harder to challenge a constitutional amendment in court.

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        Whether it’s a Florida Constitutional amendment requirement or not, a 60% majority to pass legislation is still dubious and highly undemocratic. I fail to understand why people willingly choose to live in a State such as this.

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    Mr. Sheldon Adelson straight inc child abuse, has one foot in the grave by the looks of him

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    Wealthy rats like this POS and their opposition to MM is “Never” about gate way BS or their concern for anyones health…It is about power..the war on drugs…60% of the jail population is incarcerated for drugs….”BUT” the biggie…it can “CURE” cancer and prevent a virus from taking over your body…a process we don’t yet understand but have evidence enough to prove…..

    You are going up against a 100 billion dollar drug and medical industry here and they will fight you to the death……You are up against the power of the Billionaire controllers of your Government who want a dictatorship and a NWO to give you less freedom…NOT more freedom for you to smoke or eat what you want and worse….. save yourself from disease….

    I would spend every dime to flood the air waves with a commercial that says an evil rotten billionaire Sheldon Adelson from Nevada has spent 5 million of his own money to control an election in Florida….To make you say no to amendment 2 and stop our access to medical marijuana …They will lie and distort every truth that will only help the sick people of Florida…and why…money?? power???…control????

    Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson own the Medical Research Foundation – doing research on MS. Maybe they know something about the effectiveness of marijuana on MS they don’t want you to know about?? Maybe they want you to go to them in Nevada to get your medical marijuana… Either way… are we going to let a Casino owner and billionaire control what we the people do in Florida???? Vote yes and send this AH a message to go Fu** himself….

    You run that add over and over again and it will pass with a land slide….

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    Wealthy rats like this P…O…S and their opposition to MM is “Never” about gate way BS or their concern for anyones health…It is about power..the war on drugs…60% of the jail population is incarcerated for drugs….”BUT” the biggie…it can “CURE” cancer and prevent a virus from taking over your body…a process we don’t yet understand but have evidence enough to prove…..

    You are going up against a 100 billion dollar drug and medical industry here and they will fight you to the death……You are up against the power of the Billionaire controllers of your Government who want a dictatorship and a NWO to give you less freedom…NOT more freedom for you to smoke or eat what you want and worse….. save yourself from disease….

    I would spend every dime to flood the air waves with a commercial that says an evil rotten billionaire Sheldon Adelson from Nevada has spent 5 million of his own money to control an election in Florida….To make you say no to amendment 2 and stop our access to medical marijuana …They will lie and distort every truth that will only help the sick people of Florida…and why…money?? power???…control????

    Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson own the Medical Research Foundation – a methadone clinic…..doing research on MS. Maybe they know something about the effectiveness of marijuana on MS they don’t want you to know about?? Maybe medical marijuana is challenge to their methadone clinic in Nevada and prefer people to remain addicted to a synthetic opiate?… Either way… are we going to let a Casino owner and billionaire control what we the people do in Florida???? Vote yes and send a message to Miriam and Sheldon Adelson….We make our own decisions in Florida so take your money and control back to Sin City in Vegas. Vote yes on amendment 2

    You run that add over and over again and it will pass with a land slide….

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      You’ve just spoken for thousands of believers. THANK YOU. And, Yes on 2? I’m counting on a landslide and for Sheldon’s KARMA to come swiftly and soon!

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    “Drug free Florida” huh? LOL how incredibly delusional some people can be..

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    FUCK YOU SHELDON!!!!!!!!, YOUR BIG PHARMA STOCK IS GONNA GO DOWN :)

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    As usual, the Republican establishment in Florida is spewing the old “think of the children”. Little do they know “the children” are buying weed in high school. How about we actually “think of the children” and legalize marijuana. Legally regulated marijuana will be harder for children to get than this drug dealer run system we have now.

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      I see why some of you posts were deleted. I see you posted 2 almost identical posts as a “Guest” I am looking at three of your posts that you made and I see that you changed the one under your name a little in the text to make it look different from the other 2 but it is almost a carbon copy. Go troll somewhere else.

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    The Republican establishment in Florida is blabbering the old “think of the children” line. Little do they know “the children” are buying pot in high school. How about we actually “think of the children” and legalize marijuana. Regulating marijuana will make it harder for kids to obtain. You don’t see kids selling booze in schools, only pot.

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    The Republican establishment in Florida is blabbering the old “think of the children” line. Little do they know “the children” are buying pot in high school. How about we actually “think of the children” and legalize pot. Regulating pot will make it harder for kids to obtain. You don’t see kids selling booze in schools, only pot.

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    Wow you guys need to get rid of this commenting system, I tried to post an innocent comment like 5 times and the system removed it. Posts fine on other sites. Honestly would not expect censorship of pro-pot comments on a pro-pot site, so I’m guessing its Disqus (which is known for its censorship anyway).

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    You’re wasting money Mr. Adelson, seeing as how it’s going to be legal in every state in about 5 to 10 years because the federal government will have no choice but to legalize on a federal level after 25 to 30 states legalize it. Not one to say how one should spend their money, it’s a personal decision. That being said, people who use marijuana pay attention to news stories and probably will avoid your casinos. Casinos are not as profitable as people think, especially with the proliferation of casinos all over America. Mr. Adelson, do you have any idea how many people use marijuana work, and live a normal life? The answer is millions. Millions of possible customers you just annoyed BTW.

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    I wonder what his affiliations are with the Pharmaceutical industry. This smells like Big Pharma tactics to protect the big market of the large population of retired people that live in Florida that are on so many medications that they may no longer have a need for a lot of them when reform passes.

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      Finally! Somebody finally said it like it is. With marijuana, you can put away a ton of meds and thousands of dollars saved as well. GEEEEEEEEEEEZUS people!

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    This is same POS that helped fund Mitt’s run last election. I hear he has ties to organized crime in Asia too. Hopefully karma will kill this asshole before he gives more money to the 1% slime balls.

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    Leave the propaganda to rest, vote YES on Amendment 2. Back sick patients everywhere, people unresponsive to traditional medicine and left behind to drag on until death.

    Autism.

    Parkinsons.

    Multiple Schlerosis.

    Stage 4 Cancer.

    Glaucoma.

    Schizophrenia.

    and many many more.

    Just because there are a lot of conditions that may respond positively to Medical Marijuana, DOES NOT EQUATE these people as recreational abusers.

    The main issue with marijuana is the street dealers aren’t selling medical marijuana, it’s bred to be more recreational and contribute the high that doesn’t help debilitating diseases and conditions, such as cancer and autism. Amendment 2 allows doctors to help patients without another option find a medicine that improves the detrimental effects of a disease and quality of life. People whom abuse marijuana cannot abuse the medical marijuana Amendment 2 is passing, the Department of Health isn’t allowing it and neither is the very essence of Medical Marijuana with the CBD content that high isn’t apart of the appeal.

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      You make a important point that will grow into common knowledge. CBD research is bursting into mainstream media and folks who abhorred the hippie horde have heard of this pain and tumor killer -a huge market there. Online I’m seeing strains of 5%THC & 5%CBD advertised. BTW THC is anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant for many. A 5-5 strain’s not a party drug but there will be big money in it.

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    He’s just worried that all of those retireies in Florida will stop comming to his casinos. I sure hope it blows up in his face and he loses all that money. Residence of Florida canvas your neighborhoods and vote yes on 2.

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      Please add Fibromyalgia to the list. Chronic pain brings about many more health issues.
      I know its not the be-all for everyone but I have seen it make “REAL” quality of living changes to others lives for the better.

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    Medical marijuana is already legal in Florida. This is a little known fact. If amendment 2 passes it will take away your right to grow. Do some research, you will be amazed.

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    ***Vote For Bill Wohlsifer***

    Florida Attorney General Candidate

    #YesOn2 @Wohlsifer #Hemp4water

    http://www.wohlsifer4AG.com

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    Does weed go with casino gambling? Not like booze does, I think. Maybe this is Sheldon’s concern. Meanwhile Nevada is deciding to allow other state residents with doctor notes to come for medical marijuana (MM) services and return home holding bud to California, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, to name some nearby states.

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    i have smoke so much weed on top of this doods parking lot at the venetian. in fact, on top of the venetian parking lot is one of the best places to smoke that side of the strip.

    and i have rolled through pallazzo and venetian thousands of times ripping wax with my source orb, he cant stop it either way

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    If Florida attempts to be one of the few states in the union with Illegal cannabis, you can count on a torrent of upset old people with lots of assets voting with their feet and moving. This will also cripple their tourist, restaurant, entertainment, and other businesses. You wouldn’t dare ban alcohol in Florida or their economy would collapse overnight. Time to legalize competition in a constitutional amendment! That will force these businesses to compete and hopefully provide better opportunities for workers in industries that have a history of poorly compensating workers.

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    Leave awful google reviews about his casinos: Nothing profane, as they will be removed, but until people are willing to strike back at what these donors love most (money). Leave the reviews about the Sands, Venetian, Macau Sands (china). His play here is a fight for your entertainment dollar.

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