With recreational marijuana now legal in Nevada, home of America’s gambling capital, the casino lobby wants federal marijuana banking guidance on how to deal with money connected to state-legal marijuana markets.
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On Nov. 8, 2016, a majority of voters in Nevada approved Question 2, legalizing retail marijuana in the the Silver State and poising the state marijuana market for massive growth.
As Nevadans vote on Question 2, supporters and opponents debate the impact of legalized recreational marijuana on children, while a study predicts the new industry could substantially boost the state’s economy, according to Esquire.com.
On Oct. 26, 2016, the Las Vegas Review-Journal announced the results of its latest state legalization poll, with support for recreational legalization garnering a slight lead over the opposition.
A casino magnate has given $500,000 to fight legalization in Arizona. Citing campaign-finance records, New Times of Phoenix reported Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, an anti-legalization group, received the donation from billionaire Sheldon Adelson, CEO and founder of the Las Vegas Sands Corp.
A conservative billionaire has succeeded in pressuring an influential Nevada newspaper to reverse its longtime support for legalizing marijuana — by buying it and then sending its editorial writers to visit a drug treatment facility.
Florida patients and investors nationwide were disappointed when Florida narrowly rejected Amendment 2, which would have legalized medical marijuana in Florida.
It is a sad day for Florida voters and patients alike as the bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state has gone down in defeat.
In Florida, Amendment 2, barring a miracle, may fail on Election Day 2014. In spite of 7 out of 10 Florida voters supporting medical marijuana in the state.
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?
TALLAHASSEE — Opponents to a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida gained firepower Tuesday when campaign finance records showed that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson had cut a $2.5 million check to bankroll the opposition effort.