According to state campaign finance records, the trust of Carol Jenkins Barnett, daughter of Publix founder George Jenkins, has donated $800,000 to the Drug Free Florida Committee, the group responsible for defeating the 2014 effort to legalize medical marijuana.
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If you have been following marijuana legalization in this country, by now you have probably heard every kind of false claim and half-truth under the sun. According to marijuana prohibitionists, marijuana will lead to more car accidents [FALSE], out-of-control teen drug use [FALSE] and more violent crime [FALSE]; but the newest accusation being made by Florida’s anti-medical marijuana crowd really takes the cake…or should I say cookie?
As it has been mentioned before, Florida will be voting on a constitutional amendment in November that will allow for the sale and use of medical marijuana. With 88 percent of Floridians in support, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, the constitutional amendment is expected to pass with overwhelming support. However there are individuals that seek to undermine the will of the people. They are a small, well funded, group called the Drug Free Florida committee and they seek to “educate” Florida about the “dangers” of marijuana.
So what’s a Las Vegas casino mogul doing in the middle of Florida’s medical marijuana debate?