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Casino Billionaire Fighting Medical Marijuana Proposal Again

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Casino Billionaire Fighting Medical Marijuana Proposal Again

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Las Vegas billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is opening up his checkbook again to defeat a medical marijuana proposal.

Campaign finance records filed Friday show Adelson recently donated $1 million to the political committee that is trying to defeat Amendment 2. Adelson two years ago donated $5.5 million to help defeat a similar amendment.

If approved by Florida voters Amendment 2 would allow medical use of marijuana.

Amendment backers fell just shy of having medical marijuana approved by voters in 2014. The state requires 60 percent approval for constitutional amendments, and the ballot question was supported by 57.6 percent of voters.

Adelson is a high-profile Republican donor and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Adelson’s wife is a physician who helped found drug-abuse treatment centers.

What are your thoughts on a billionaire trying to block medical marijuana?

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  1. Sheldon Adelson - casino billionaire

    November 14, 2016 at 4:41 am

    Seriously. Mr Adelson is against everything… he just pid a huge amount to fight against casinos online and now is is expanding their fighting in other areas ? He ought use these payments for improvements in its hotel properties instead throw in things he don’t like. I’d say that the quality of their hotel casinos (Venetian / Palazzo) is falling… About the Macao property, needless to say, some investments is needed.

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