Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Shocking News: Rick Scott Against Medical Marijuana

Gov. Rick Scott said he would vote against medical marijuana. The article doesn't state but I'm assuming Scott is referring to his vote on the Florida cabinet.

"I have a great deal of empathy for people battling difficult diseases and I understand arguments in favor of this initiative. But, having seen the terrible effects of alcohol and drug abuse first-hand, I cannot endorse sending Florida down this path and I would personally vote against it," Scott said through a spokeswoman. "No matter my personal beliefs, however, a ballot initiative would be up to the voters to decide."

United for Care, the group backed by attorney John Morgan, has not yet attained the signatures needed to place medical marijuana on the ballot. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has made it clear she will use her office to fight to keep medical marijuana off the next ballot. Morgan hinted there might be another reason why Republicans want to keep medical marijuana off the ballot. Voter turnout.

“The Republican party in the state of Florida is petrified about this amendment because they know that 77 percent of Florida wants it,” Morgan said. In early October, the Public Policy Polling found that 62 percent of voters supported the legalization of medical marijuana for seriously patients in Florida. Support "gets stronger every day," he said.

Could medical marijuana help Morgan's friend Charlie Crist get elected? That is an interesting question

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