Jeb Bush Opposes Florida MMJ Initiative
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Jeb Bush Opposes Florida MMJ Initiative
Posted by CN Staff on August 14, 2014 at 17:23:51 PT
By Alex Lazar,  The Huffington Post   
Source: Huffington Post 
Florida -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is urging Floridians to vote against a medical marijuana ballot measure, according to a statement published Thursday by the Tampa Bay Times."Florida leaders and citizens have worked for years to make the Sunshine State a world-class location to start or run a business, a family-friendly destination for tourism and a desirable place to raise a family or retire," the prospective 2016 GOP presidential candidate said.
“Allowing large-scale, marijuana operations to take root across Florida, under the guise of using it for medicinal purposes, runs counter to all of these efforts. I believe it is the right of states to decide this issue, and I strongly urge Floridians to vote against Amendment 2 this November," he added in the statement.According to People United for Medical Marijuana, a group that supports the passage of Amendment 2, the measure does the following:Allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients’ medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identification cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana.The Florida Chamber of Commerce and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are among those who also oppose the measure, the Tampa Bay Times writes.Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed a bill in June allowing for the limited use of medical marijuana in the state.His challenger, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D), said he supports and would vote for the passage of the ballot measure.A total of 23 states and the District of Columbia have state-legalized medical marijuana and cannabis programs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.Colorado and Washington state permit the recreational adult use of marijuana. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), another potential 2016 GOP presidential hopeful, has said he is suspicious of legalizing medical marijuana, while Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) have said they are open to limiting the penalties for marijuana usage. Source: Huffington Post (NY)Author: Alex Lazar,  The Huffington Post  Published: August 14, 2014Copyright: 2014, LLC Contact: scoop huffingtonpost.comWebsite:  Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #7 posted by Had Enough on August 21, 2014 at 12:36:25 PT
Jeb Bush...
Not surprised...we all knew this was expected...Floridians need to vote yes on Amendment 2...Do not rest on laurels...Keep promoting and get our people out to vote...we still have much work ahead...many have suffered for that...and more...we need to honor these people...We will give our answer to the Bush Cartel in November...see you at the polls...
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Comment #6 posted by kaptinemo on August 15, 2014 at 13:06:18 PT:
Playing to a doomed demographic
Doomed to expire, and soon. The age group that could always be counted upon to support drug prohibition have always been low-information voters, whose ignorance is only matched by their authoritarian impulses.Age, infirmity, dementia and the Grim Reaper are stalking them and cutting them down by the thousands, daily. They are no longer able to pull voting levers, and thus vote for pols who then vote for more 'anti-drug' programs.These are the public audience such as Jeb Bush seek to harangue . A pity most of then need hearing aids, and even if they have them, most of those are too addled - in some cases by prescription drugs - to understand what he's saying. In any case, they are of no real consequence anymore; the field is now left to those who know better...and vote accordingly.Jeb Bush may have just sealed the electoral fate of Republicans in FL unless they renounce his position on cannabis, ASAP. For, as the politicos are starting to realize, cannabis consumers cross nearly every demographic there is. Our potential as a voting bloc is greater than that of all registered voters in either(?) Party as we cross into nearly all Parties, big and small.Repeating stale, old, intelligence-insulting ONDCP/DEA propaganda ('not enough studies', 'brain damage', 'amotivational' etc.) will only inflame the anger this latest affront to sentience has caused amongst the electorate the Repubs desperately need to maintain themselves, as their (benighted) base shuffles off their mortal coils. It's almost like the Repubs are taking the pistols from our hands and oh-so-accommodatingly shooting themselves in both of their own feet with them. And we can give them lots of ammo for that.
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Comment #5 posted by Richard Zuckerman on August 15, 2014 at 11:13:54 PT:
Jeb Bush on the news this morning:
[1] This morning, I noticed the television news story that Jeb Bush has announced he will officially run for U.S. President in 2016. Anyone who votes for him and his family are either ignorant or in support of statism!! This is all I can say because this website has refused to post some of my prior comments about the Bush Family!!
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Comment #4 posted by runruff on August 14, 2014 at 22:23:07 PT
Sorry, Thumper's Mom!
The Bush Bane has a long history. It runs deep and it is rotten at it's core. Bush Sr. said on film, "If the American public knew everything we were up to, they would march on our homes with pitchforks and torches". He has been quoted saying he had thought many times he would be caught doing this or that but know one knew or cared. This emboldened him to try greater and greater schemes. Today they believe they are untouchable and they probably are?Barbara [Ma Barker] Bush is as evil as she is wide and as nasty as she is wrinkled! That's right, wide and wrinkled, wrinkled and wide. Wide divides between those wrinkles. These wrinkles are more like chasms. Something Evel Knievel might attempt to jump! Rolls so deep they found an entire playground of lost children still playing under a roll of belly fat. Bab's claimed she never knew but for the week they were missing everyone said she giggled and snorted the whole time for no apparent reason? No lie. They've got video, I swear! Jeb's Mom inherited a controlling interest in Eli Lily 
Corp. The Bush family war on pot may have some roots here, do ya think?One of the top ten most evil clans on earth. 
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Comment #3 posted by runruff on August 14, 2014 at 21:53:33 PT
Thumper's Mom said...
"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"!
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Comment #2 posted by observer on August 14, 2014 at 21:34:04 PT
Bush Family and Nazism / Police-State Fetishes
Prescott Bush: helped Hitler rise to power, George H. W. Bush: head of CIA, as presidente hyped drug war, and ramped up pot arrests and imprisonments as a sop to his fascist police-state base and friends. George W. Bush: lied about pot, mmj and state's rights to get elected president; once in office ramps up police state and pot arrests and incarcerations, just like his daddy.Jeb Bush: same old police state fetish and lover of arresting and jailing people for pot, same prohibitionist fan-boy as his elders and relatives. Police state been berry berry good to Bushes - why would they change course now?
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on August 14, 2014 at 21:06:04 PT
Caging sick people who use cannabis is wrong.
Cannabis prohibition and extermination is a loser.Caging sick humans who use cannabis is vile, anti-Christian and just plain wrong.
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