Amendment 2 on ballot this November
The campaign to defeat Amendment 2, the medical marijuana question on November's ballot is heating up.
Thousands of slick brochures are showing up in mailboxes across the state. Much like the successful campaign two years ago, the mailer tells horror stories about medical marijuana that saw the initiative losing by less than three points.
Christina Johnson says little has changed since voters last weighed in.
"This is really nothing but recreational pot. I mean, The Florida Medical Association, the American Medical Association that are against it," says No on 2 spokesperson, Christina Johnson,
A full page of the mailer take shots at Attorney John Morgan, the organizer behind Amendment 2. It recounts one of the Yes campaign gaff's when Morgan was on a late night tour of college bars two years ago.
And a flurry of emails since Friday from the Yes on 2 campaign ask for money to buy TV, It points out No on 2 has booked more than a million for the first 10 days of October alone.
Proponent Reggie Garcia says voters shouldn't be fooled by the claims made in the slick mailer or on TV.
"There's ten very specific debilitating medical conditions, so we think there's a lot of safeguards to trust our doctors," says Garcia.
And while No says little has changed, the 2016 version is more strict than the version two years ago.
Much of the "No on 2" money is coming from several sources.
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson recently dropped a million dollars into the campaign, and Tampa developer and former ambassador Mel Sembler has also spent a million with a promise of up ten times that much.