Anti-medical marijuana group releases web video

May 16, 2016 | Gray Rohrer | THE ORLANDO SENTINEL TALLAHASSEE – A group fighting a proposed amendment to legalize marijuana for medical purposes released its first web video Monday, attacking the measure as a fig leaf for full blown legalization of marijuana. The video from Drug Free Florida’s Vote No on 2 campaign is posted on its website and isn’t …

2016 Amendment 2 is Deja Vu all over again

For Immediate Release CONTACT: Tre’ Evers 407-608-5906 evers@onmessage.com 2016 Amendment 2 is Deja Vu all over again Floridians weren’t fooled in 2014 and won’t be in 2016 The new amendment, same as the old amendment creates de-facto legalization of marijuana in Florida This so-called “medical marijuana” amendment is just like the one voters defeated last election. It legalizes pot smoking …

Medical pot measure goes up in smoke

November 5, 2014 | NEWS-PRESS Floridians voted No on 2. Amendment 2 to legalize medical marijuana failed by a vote of 57 percent yes and 43 percent no. The race was close, as predicted, with the pro-amendment United for Care campaign failing to eke out a win by 3 percentage points. Ordinarily, 57 percent of the vote would spell victory …

Push for medical marijuana not enough in Florida

November 5, 2014 | OCALA STAR-BANNER At forums around the state, though, it appeared backers of the ballot initiative had momentum on their side. Supporters far outnumbered opponents at events, and polls — for a time — seemed to mirror that. In July, Quinnipiac University found that 88 percent of Florida voters supported medical marijuana, but later polls suggested that …

Push for medical marijuana not enough in Florida

November 4, 2014 | BRADENTON HERALD Crowds of passionate supporters, pleas of compassion for the sick and a majority of Florida’s votes were not enough to fend off accusations that a medical marijuana initiative was riddled with holes. Amendment 2 had just under 58 percent support with nearly all precincts reporting early Wednesday, just shy of the 60 percent threshold …

Medical Marijuana Proposal Falls Short

November 4, 2014 | WUSF NEWS Little more than three months ago, Floridians appeared poised to overwhelmingly pass a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana. But Tuesday, after a barrage of negative ads by opponents, the idea came crashing down. As of 11 p.m., 57.5 percent of voters backed the proposed amendment — known as Amendment 2 — that would …

Amendment 2: Medical marijuana initiative defeated in Florida

November 4, 2014 | FLORIDA TIMES-UNION Voters narrowly rejected the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida on Tuesday after a surge of ads saying the ballot initiative was riddled with holes. The Associated Press declared that Amendment 2 had failed as it did not appear it would reach the necessary 60 percent to pass. It had about 57 percent support …

Medical marijuana amendment fails; conservation passes

November 4, 2014 | TAMPA TRIBUNE With overwhelming support at the beginning of the campaign season dwindling to fatal levels, the push for medical marijuana in Florida came up short on Tuesday. The majority of statewide voters approved Amendment 2 but it failed to reach the 60 percent threshold required to amend in the state Constitution. In the two other …

Vote No on 2 Campaign Releases “Wrap Up” TV Ad

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 30, 2014 Contact: Sarah Bascom, sarah@bascomllc.com, 850.294.6636 Vote No on 2 Campaign Releases “Wrap Up” TV Ad Doctors, Sheriffs & Florida Newspapers – Vote No on 2 Tallahassee, Fla. – The Vote No on 2 Campaign today released the TV ad, “Wrap Up,” in the campaign to defeat the so-called medical marijuana Amendment. The TV …

Fla. doctors give opposing opinion on medical marijuana

October 30, 2014 | WPBF-TV ABC TREASURE COAST Two doctors, both of whom have run private practices in Florida for decades, see the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida from different perspectives. Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos wrote the resolution brought to the Florida Medical Association against the amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in Florida. Haridopolos said she is opposed to the …