There he goes again!
I can’t think of any person I disagree with more consistently than Sheldon Adelson.
From his callous treatment of the long-time employees of the Sands in the late 90’s – to his current rabid opposition to allowing adults the opportunity to participate in regulated on-line poker – he has unfailingly been on the opposite side of my views and values.
Thus, I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised to read in the Tampa Tribune yesterday that Sheldon has given $2.5 million to a statewide campaign in Florida to defeat a proposal for regulated distribution of medical marijuana, known as Amendment 2, that will be on the November ballot.
The amendment is tightly drawn and requires doctors and patients to be certified before receiving marijuana through authorized dispensaries. It includes nine eligible medical conditions: cancer; glaucoma; HIV; AIDS; hepatitis C, ALS; Crohn's Disease; Parkinson's Disease; and Multiple Sclerosis.
Meanwhile, two statewide polls released Tuesday reaffirmed a familiar trend: medical marijuana legalization has overwhelming support across Florida. A poll by United for Care, the group backing the proposal, found that about 70 percent of likely Florida voters support the proposal, while an independent poll released by Public Policy Polling found about 66 percent support for Amendment 2. Which goes to show what we in Nevada have known for years, the average citizen has a lot more common sense then Sheldon.
I guess now that Congressman Eric Cantor, his best friend in Congress, has been defeated for reelection, Sheldon needs a new place to throwaway his billions from Macau.