Efforts to make Florida the first southern state to adopt medical marijuana are in danger of possibly coming up short this November. A new SurveyUSA/WFLA pollfound only 56 percent of voters at this moment plan to support Amendment 2, Florida’s Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative while 31 percent plan to vote against it. The remaining 13 percent are still undecided.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:17 am|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 2, 2014 12:12 pm|
It is likely that Florida will adopt medical marijuana this November, but at this point victory isn’t assured. New polling shows Amendment 2, Florida’s Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, is doing well but could still be in danger.
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 15, 2014 8:54 am|
It is worth highlighting and remembering this statement because Jeb Bush has been considering a 2016 Presidential run and polling indicates he has a chance at winning the Republican nomination. If Jeb Bush were elected President he would have the power to impede, harass or even completely destroy all the medical marijuana and adult-use marijuana companies in the places where they are legal under state law.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday July 31, 2014 11:20 am|
Jessica Spencer, director of the well-funded Vote No on 2 campaign opposing legalization of medical marijuana may have Sheldon Adelson’s millions on her side, but apparently not the facts.
Florida resident Cathy Jordan was diagnosed with Amyoltrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 1986 and given 5 years to live. She claims credits smoking marijuana for the fact that she is still alive today.
Spencer, however, isn’t buying it. “No major medical organization has come out in support of medical marijuana” she says.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday June 20, 2014 8:52 am|
Local police in Florida are essentially conspiring with the US Marshal’s Service to keep details related to their use of cell phone tracking devices in criminal investigations secret, according to internal emails from the Sarasota Police Department released to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:22 am|
A city circuit judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking applications to the Florida state court and the state court’s orders approving the use of “StingRay” devices capable of surveillance of entire communities. But the judge did not resolve the issue of the United States Marshal’s Service seizing copies of records from the Sarasota Police Department so the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) would not be able to get them.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:14 am|
The state of Florida took a very small step towards marijuana reform on Monday when governor Rick Scott (R) signed into law Senate Bills 1030 and 1700. The former will allow only the use of marijuana extracts low in THC but high in cannabidiol (CBD), like the strain Charollete’s Web, featured last year in a CNN documentary. Senate Bill 1700 will protect the information of patients who take part in the program.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday June 11, 2014 9:20 am|
Sheldon Adelson, billionare Las Vegas mogul and veteran of the Scissor Sheldon campaign, has decided to take a stand against medical marijuana in Florida — an issue that has 70% support among likely Florida voters in the November election.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday June 3, 2014 3:05 pm|
US marshals in Florida seized copies of local cell phone tracking records from the Sarasota Police Department, which the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) chapter in the state had requested. The extraordinarily brazen act was a clear violation of public records law. And the ACLU quickly pushed for a temporary injunction from a judge to stop this from happening again.
The ACLU chapter was seeking records on police use of “Stingray” surveillance devices, which can be used to locate cell phone by acting a like a fake cellphone tower. The technology enables the “electronic equivalent of dragnet ‘general searches’ prohibited by the Fourth Amendment,” the ACLU argues.