Sheldon Adelson

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Casino Mogul And Trial Lawyer Pay For Pot Battle

The effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Florida is costing big bucks for a couple of its supporters.

10/23/2014

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Sides Take Aim In Medical Marijuana Showdown

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – For former House Speaker Jon Mills, crafting a constitutional amendment that would allow doctors to order pot for extremely ill patients was an opportunity for the onetime University of Florida law-school dean […]

10/13/2014

Medical Marijuana

Casino Magnate Antes Up Millions In Anti-Pot Fight

A Las Vegas casino magnate has contributed another $1.5 million to a political committee fighting a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in Florida.

10/06/2014

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Casino Head Puts Up $1.5M To Defeat Pot Amendment

The battle over Florida’s medical marijuana amendment is getting intense. A billionaire casino magnate is putting up more money to defeat the proposal to legalize medical marijuana.

10/03/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Morgan Says Big Money Lined Up For Pot Campaign

Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan said he has pledges of up to $6 million — not including his own substantial checkbook — to back a proposed constitutional amendment going before voters in November that would allow doctors to order marijuana for patients with debilitating illnesses.

07/14/2014

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Amendment 2 Opponents: ‘Don’t Let Florida Go To Pot’

Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana launched the “Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot” campaign Tuesday, warning that passing the measure would lead to widespread abuse.

06/10/2014

Jeb Bush speaks to business leaders in Broward County on 3/21/14. (Source: CBS4)

GOP Candidates Seeking Millions From Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson

LAS VEGAS (CBSMiami/AP) – If you’re trying to figure out which GOP heavyweight is considering a presidential run in 2016, watch Las Vegas this weekend as the candidates try to win the support of billionaire […]

CBS Miami–03/27/2014

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Governor Scott Holds The Cards In Gambling Deal

House and Senate leaders are reaching consensus on a plan that would allow stand-alone casinos in South Florida, if voters approve. But the proposal hinges on whether Gov. Rick Scott, who’s playing his cards close to his vest, seals a deal with the Seminole Tribe.

02/14/2014

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Presidential Campaign By The Numbers

The 2012 presidential election will go down as the first billion dollar campaign in American history, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the numbers that will define the 2012 election.

CBS Miami–11/06/2012

(Photo: Publicity shots of Dick Devos, union opponent, and James P. Hoffa, union organizer)

Digital Debate: Teamster’s Hoffa & Amway Heir DeVos: Clash Over Unions!

James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.

10/29/2012

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