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Medical marijuana ballot called
´plan´ to help Crist beat Scott

Tampa Tribune, by William March

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Posted By:Hazymac, 1/24/2014 1:19:00 PM

TAMPA ­­— Some Florida Republicans fear, and some Democrats hope, that a November referendum on legalizing medical marijuana in Florida will drive young and liberal voters to the polls, helping Democratic candidates including gubernatorial challenger Charlie Crist. The initiative, still not certified for the November ballot, is generating charges of political motives from both sides. Some Republicans call it an expensive ploy by Crist´s backers to help him win. “It is no coincidence that Charlie Crist´s law partner and biggest supporter, John Morgan, is financing medical marijuana,” said Gainesville-based GOP consultant Alex Patton. “It´s a plan.” Some Democrats, meanwhile, say

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There are some unwarranted assumptions being made in this article, such as that support for legalization of marijuana is a Left-Right dichotomy. There are plenty of libertarians on the Right who, although they despise the likes of Charlie Crist and the appalling John Morgan, would support legalization. Most of the MSM hate Gov. Scott, but things are better in Florida than in most other places. Like Sheriff Bart in Blazing Saddles, he´s becoming an underground success. And Crist, empty of everything save ambition, was an awful governor.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jlmaca, 1/24/2014 1:24:42 PM     (No. 9704291)

Is Medical marijuana still a liberal issue? Libertarians are way ahead of curve here and don´t vote for RINOs.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MamaElephant, 1/24/2014 1:31:55 PM     (No. 9704308)

So this is why John Morgan´s been all over the radio with legalize medical marijuana ads. I knew it was for a political campaign, but I assumed it would be his own. The tipoff is that they all end with "email me" or "follow me on Twitter". It´s been clear they´re building a mailing list. Now we know what for.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mws50, 1/24/2014 1:41:12 PM     (No. 9704324)

So the democrats buy into the myth that all young voters are druggies, and the republicans believe them. Free clue: druggies do not vote. They are too busy smoking their doobies.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: radrelic, 1/24/2014 2:22:09 PM     (No. 9704380)

So much democrat/socialist/libertarian social issues going forward that who knows what is legal from one day to the next--but if illegal, the same demographic would/will impose it with civil disobedience.

They legalize with no concept of what they open up the once most conservative nation in the world to.

Same with the gay power moves. Search online and read the word pederast and then wiki and history of pederasty worldwide.

What special rights will be given that empowers NAMBLA (those who are silent and closeted or cloistered during this fight)? All it takes for NAMBLA to reach their dream state (and parade their youth in public)is an age of consent equality in young men as it does for young women.

Holy Roman Empire! Or the liberal Greeks. Read the psychological studies about the consequences to the youth. Wiki has a comprehensive look at it vertically and horizontally in time.

Redefining decadence in our hedonistic, narcissistic era. Future belongs to the youth whose votes and innocence of consequences have created this American Tragedy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 1/24/2014 2:46:30 PM     (No. 9704404)

I guess the dems want more people on drugs.

Time to end the war on tobacco.

Give the tobacco companies their money back.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 1/24/2014 2:59:39 PM     (No. 9704419)

Charlie Crist has not for years had to open a door to get to the next room.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: john56, 1/24/2014 3:11:10 PM     (No. 9704440)

Why is it bad to smoke cigarettes, which are produced in a safe, regulated environment?

Yet "everybody" wants to legalize pot, which is produced at best in questionable situations (ie cartels at worst) and hey, it´s still smoking (lung cancer?).

Go figure.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: starboard, 1/24/2014 3:56:24 PM     (No. 9704486)

The predominant population in Florida is over 65 years old. They are not potheads like those in Colorado.
If I were a Scott, I would run an ad that says "Is this what you want for your grandchildren." Then show that famous picture of what happens to your brain after smoking pot.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lazlototh, 1/24/2014 4:37:56 PM     (No. 9704519)

I´m in the libertarian part of the commenters here and I don´t particularly support pot but have concluded that the cure is worse than the disease with this substance. I would like to see Scott get out ahead of Crist by asking the legislature to pass a medical marijuana bill and then having him sign it into law. It would completely neutralize Crist´s effort and waste the money of Crist and his law partner. It won´t happen but I wish they´d do it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 1/24/2014 4:58:24 PM     (No. 9704539)

Such plans are about across the country. Heard an interview on local Boston station with someone who is part of an organization primarily funded by Soros... any surprise?

As such, this is a plan for every State, a ploy to try to increase Dem/Lefties in government.

Pretty damned cynical.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/24/2014 8:10:17 PM     (No. 9704683)

Not sure why tobacco is bad and pot is good.
Not many people have caused an accident on the highway or at work from smoking a cigarette; plenty from being high.

How will OSHA comply ?
Who inspects the pot for foreign matter ?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/24/2014 8:58:29 PM     (No. 9704719)

Don´t we have bigger problems on our hands? Dimocrats intentionally choose these controversial (and relatively novel) issues to explode so as to take the focus off their malfeasance otherwise.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Pinchem, 1/24/2014 11:18:20 PM     (No. 9704819)

If Conservatives were smart they´d be checking all these pro marijuana advocates and see if they had been on the bandwagon to create smoking ban laws or publicly favored it. If so their hypocrisy should be well publicized right before the election.


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