In case you haven't heard, the State of Florida will be voting on medical marijuana during the 2014 Election this November. Multiple polls were released this week showing Florida's medical marijuana initiative (Amendment 2) with a substantial lead. Those polls were very encouraging for Florida medical marijuana patients and supporters.
This week also brought unfavorable news to the Florida medical marijuana debate. Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire from Las Vegas, donated 2.5 million dollars to the 'Drug Free Florida Committee' which is fighting hard against Amendment 2. There are numerous theories as to why Mr. Adelson would make such a donation, but the fact of the matter is he made it, and now the Amendment 2 campaign has to fight even harder than before to debunk the false propaganda being spread by the Drug Free Florida Committee. Per Fire Dog Lake, that propaganda includes the following statement by the Florida Sheriff's Association:
"This amendment as a matter of fact is a wolf in sheep's clothing," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, president of the Florida Sheriff's Association.
He warned that the proposed amendment is "cleverly-written" for "use and abuse," will lead to children legally obtaining marijuana and predicted crime rates will soar.
"You will pay more taxes because it's going to take more policing,'' he said.
Number one, medical marijuana reform does not lead to increased crime, per a study that can be found at this link here. Number two, medical marijuana reform does not lead to increased use among children, per a study that can be found at this link here. This information should be common knowledge by now, but it's possible that 2.5 million dollars worth of false propaganda could change some minds. Make a donation to the Amendment 2 campaign today to help spread the truth, and help patients in Florida get the safe access they need and deserve.