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Old 07-27-2016, 05:10 PM
 
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One of Florida's richest women is donating big time to keep medical marijuana out of the state. The trust of Carol Jenkins Barnett, daughter of the founder of the Publix supermarket chain, has donated $800,000 to the Drug Free Florida group, which is fighting a legalization measure on the ballot this November, the Miami New Times reports.

Amendment 2 would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for what it calls "debilitating medical conditions," including cancer, HIV, epilepsy, and PTSD, reports the SaintPetersBlog. A similar amendment failed in 2014—with Barnett's trust donating $540,000 to defeat it—and the only Floridians who now have access to medical marijuana are children with severe epilepsy, who are prescribed a low-THC version, and terminal cancer patients allowed to use marijuana under an "experimental drugs" program, reports the Miami Herald.

Barnett, 59, has early onset Alzheimer's and resigned from the company's board last month. Publix says her donation to the anti-pot group is personal and does not reflect company policy.



What the hell does it matter to her if it is legal or not? Im sure she has some big pharm investments possibly?




Publix heiress gives $800G to fight medical marijuana | Fox News
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:11 PM
 
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Wow. Stupid move
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:17 PM
 
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Trying to stop the inevitable. What a controlling fool
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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The first medical marijuana dispensary opened this week in Florida.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:24 PM
 
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The first medical marijuana dispensary opened this week in Florida.
Aren't the voters voting this election to legalize it for medical use?
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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800k is chump change compared to the uber rich funding smoke dope world...

I will shop at Publix more
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:44 PM
 
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What the hell does it matter to her if it is legal or not? Im sure she has some big pharm investments possibly?
It could be as simple as she reads these forums and has fallen for nmo's charismatic posts.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:52 PM
 
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Aren't the voters voting this election to legalize it for medical use?
Yes, for now it is only to be available to a very limited number of patients. There are only a handful of doctors who are authorized to recommend it.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:55 PM
 
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Agreeing that $800,000 is nothing. John Morgan, a local attorney, spent over $3.7 million of his own money as well as firm money by 2014 to push legalization.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:01 PM
 
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Agreeing that $800,000 is nothing. John Morgan, a local attorney, spent over $3.7 million of his own money as well as firm money by 2014 to push legalization.
In addition to that, it actually got a majority vote in 2014. But for some reason a super majority was needed. Even so, it fell only a few percentage points shy of getting it. I don't see how any amount of money will be able to stop the buildup this time.
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