Jeb Bush Comes Out Against Medical Marijuana

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Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and current GOP favorite for 2016, has come out and publicly stated his opposition to Amendment 2, which, if passed, would legalize medical marijuana in Florida.

Even with a majority of Floridians polled favoring the measure and with current candidate for governor Charlie Crist coming out in favor of it, Bush released a statement urging people to vote against it.

In his statement, Jeb focuses on how medical marijuana could potentially ruin Florida's "family friendly" image and echoed the anti-marijuana group No on 2's take that legalizing marijuana for medical purposes would lead to weed being made legal everywhere due to these mysterious loopholes they keep referring to.

"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," Bush said in his statement. "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."

In response, medical marijuana advocacy group United for Care send out its own statement in rebuttal to Jeb's claims.

United for Care's campaign manager says Jeb's comments were surprising, given that he "would choose to take a position so out of step with the voters who twice elected him to the highest office in the state." Pollara says it seems Jeb is simply playing politics and going against the grain of his potential challengers for the Republican nomination in 2016.

"Former Governor Bush has always been an independent voice in the Republican Party, which may be why he's chosen to take a position on compassionate medical marijuana policy that is at odds with Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Chris Christie, and his other potential opponents for the 2016 presidential nomination -- including the more nuanced position taken by his protégé and possible primary opponent Sen. Marco Rubio, who at least supports the narrow medical marijuana law passed by the Republican-led state Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott."

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kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt topcommenter

Jeb is an idiot....and obviously paid off by the pharmaceutical and private prison industries.  No one cares what you think, Jeb.  Go find a new lost cause to support.

NewTimes709
NewTimes709

Have you seen the TV show called "Dateline"? where all the child sex stings happen in FLORIDA????  MJ will ruin Florida's family friendly image?  Yeah, right.

Please don't vote for Jeb.

Please vote for Amendment 2 - Legalize it!


Jeb -- the real rich want it legalized.  Check it out... From "Wealth TV":

Marijuana Miracle Cure (Part 2, 1 Hr)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glS-BkxE8P0


hicknhixville
hicknhixville

"I strongly urge Floridians" to vote against Jeb Bush should he run for President.


He must not be getting any money off of the medical marijuana industry, unlike oil, arms dealing, for profit education, etc.

Curt Cole
Curt Cole

He's on the wrong side of history ... again

sweetcookies3333
sweetcookies3333 topcommenter

Dear Jeb, the Bush family runs Skull and Bones, the BOSSES OF THE OPIUM TRADE

sweetcookies3333
sweetcookies3333 topcommenter

the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

"any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420

from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice...no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
Deaths by Tobacco: Millions
Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
Deaths by Guns: Millions
Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever...they are killing my American family while denying freedom

love and freedom forever

AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

Joel Kodner
Joel Kodner

Remember when his daughter Noelle came out for crack and prescription painkillers?

Dan K. Alexander
Dan K. Alexander

No surprise here considering the campaign cash Big Pharma has "donated" to his family for generations.

hempstaff
hempstaff topcommenter

Really Jeb?   88% of the state thinks differently!  I don't think an ex-govenor will persuade 28% of the population!  Good try though ...


VOTE YES on #2!  Looking to work in the Florida Medical Cannabis Industry?


Check out www.hempstaff.com

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@kevin_hunt ... the Big Charade of "medical" marijuana has been exposed as merely a scam to Commercialize Pot for the Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartels -- you played yourself in Colorado, now the rest of the country is wise to your pathetic lies, Kevin.


And fools like you rail against Obama and Chickenpooper ... may your idiot wish come true and Rethuglykan administrations take over the State and Country, they're sure to have a kinder, gentler political policy toward recreational drug use ... ROTFLMAO!


You played yourself once again, chump.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@NewTimes709 ...  lying idiots like you who make ABSURDLY false claims that pot cures cancer make it so easy for the Voters to simply reject EVERYTHING that stoners say.


kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay I never 'railed against Obama and Hickenlooper'. Let's see the link to the post where I made that claim.


..a figment of your own perverted mind perhaps?



As you can see by the post that I don't care for neocons like Jeb Bush. 

hempstaff
hempstaff topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay So I guess you like to see kids with seizures suffer then?  Check out CannaMoms stories of their children and get back to us on if Medical Marijuana is a scam ...

hempstaff
hempstaff topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay Do some research and maybe you won't sound as ignorant as these politicians like Jeb!

kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt topcommenter

@hempstaff FYI:  Donkey Hotay is a friendless loser that attempts to build his self-esteem by claiming that 'potheads are idiots' 'marijuana is dangerous' and 'marijuana should be regulated like oregano'.  He normally posts at the westword magazine...but sometimes posts at other sites just long enough to make himself an annoyance.  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@hempstaff ... anecdotal nonsense.


Typical Pot Pimp promoting lies, snake oil, and exploiting suffering children and their parent's desperation just so they can get high.


Repugnant you are.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@NewTimes709


Troll = someone who posts uncomfortable facts that you can't refute.


hth.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@hempstaff ... even HighTimes says you lying "Pot Cures Cancer" liars are HARMING the pro-marijuana movement.



kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay Likewise....and I know that I can always count on you for a reach-around.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@kevin_hunt ... Bück Dich and get Regulated, Kevin!


Remember -- REGULATION Works!



hempstaff
hempstaff topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @hempstaff If you ACTUALLY read it, it says:  'Bread mold led to penicillin leading to antibiotics for many infections, as cannabis will lead to various cancer treatments.'

hempstaff
hempstaff topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @hempstaff THAT WAS OVER 2 YEARS AGO! Research (in other countries especially) have come a long way since then.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@hempstaff ... so you've got NO PROOF that Pot CURES Cancer, other than your absurd lies, eh liar?


hempstaff
hempstaff topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay The PROOF is out there if you seek it ...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@hempstaff LOL! ... that's what the Faith Healers claim about their Prayers Curing Cancer.

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