“Drug-Free Florida Committee,” the committee opposing medical marijuana in Florida received another $500K this week from Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson, according newly filed finance reports with the state Division of Elections.
Adelson, who chairs the Las Vegas Sands Corp., has now given a total of $5.5 million to the committee as of Wednesday, nearly all of the $6.34 million raised by the group to date.
The committee is fighting Amendment 2, a ballot initiative that seeks to add Florida to the states that legalized medical marijuana.
The Drug-Free Florida also reported expenditures of nearly $5.6 million as of Wednesday, most of which going to advertising and other related expenses.
“People United for Medical Marijuana,” the committee which backs Amendment 2, raised an overall $5.8 million, as of Wednesday, with more than $1.9 million in loans, reports show.
The committee also reported $6.6 million in expenditures.