The 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.