Tag: Vote No on 2

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterSeptember 19, 2016
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5min268
The campaign against Florida’s medical marijuana initiative is heating up. Mailers from Drug Free Florida, the committee leading the charge against the 2016 medical marijuana initiative, are expected to hit mailboxes across the state today. The direct mail pieces are meant to encourage Floridians to “Vote No on 2” come November. Drug Free Florida is […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterSeptember 12, 2016
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2min150
“Drug-Free Florida” received a financial boost from a former ambassador in August. Campaign finance records show the group received $25,000 from Al Hoffman between Aug. 27 and Sept. 2. The contribution was the only one “Drug-Free Florida” reported receiving during the one-week reporting period. Hoffman, the former chair of the WCI Communities and a past […]

Keith MorelliJuly 5, 2016
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5min268
As the 2016 election season swings into fifth gear with politicians and committees filling treasuries with contributions, this was the total collected in June by the leading special interest group opposed to legalizing medical marijuana in Florida: $00.00. After tallying more than half-million dollars in May, all but $1,000 from a single donor, Mel Sembler, […]

Keith MorelliJune 27, 2016
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3min284
The campaign to convince voters to reject Amendment 2, the medical marijuana measure on November’s general election ballot, released the fourth in a series of online video advertisements Monday. In announcing the ad, Vote No on 2, the campaign sponsored by Drug-Free Florida Committee, said the ad is “setting the record straight on what Amendment 2 really […]

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Drug-Free Florida raised more than $500,000 in May, outpacing the committee backing the effort to legalize medical marijuana 5-to-1. State records show Drug-Free Florida raised $500,85 in the one-month fundraising period. Mel Sembler, a prominent St. Petersburg fundraiser, gave the committee $500,000 in May. The substantial donation came just weeks after Sembler announced he once […]


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