Medical marijuana opponents gain money and allies

June 12, 2014 8:02 AM

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The contribution by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a big donor to Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election effort, not only juices the anti-marijuana movement but brings the debate into this year’s governor’s race.

Opponents to a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida gained firepower Tuesday when campaign finance records showed that an out-of-state casino magnate had cut a $2.5 million check to bankroll the opposition effort.

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