Rick Scott Won't Vote for Medical Marijuana

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Eighty-two percent of Floridians support the legalization of medical marijuana, but Gov. Rick Scott isn't one of them. Apparently, despite the broadly supported issue heading to the ballot at the same time as his re-election, Scott announced he would vote against legalization.

According to the Associated Press, a spokesman for Scott said the governor "has empathy for people battling difficult diseases, but he's also seen the damage drug abuse can do."

This isn't much of a surprise. Scott supported Attorney General Pam Bondi's unsuccessful efforts to keep the issue off the ballot based on the wording of the question.

However, it might not be the best move for his re-election chances. According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, Scott's stance places him among only 16 percent of Floridians who don't support the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes.

The issue will likely have ramifications in Scott's re-election campaign, during which he's widely expected to face now-Democrat Charlie Crist. Democratic strategists hope the issue brings out more liberal-minded voters en masse to the midterm election.

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Charles M. LaBow
Charles M. LaBow

Well, if Rick Scoot "wants" to lose reelection, let's all make sure he accomplishes his dream!

hardrock1a
hardrock1a

"...Scott supported Attorney General Pam Bondi's unsuccessful efforts to keep the issue off the ballot based on the wording of the question."


Did the court rule on this yet? According to the above article quote, it appears they have, but I can't find anything saying they ruled recently. If they have, Good luck Florida at getting it voted in. The movement needs somebody in the south to break the lock on this issue.

Jim Tyrrell
Jim Tyrrell

just one more reason to vote for CHARLIE CRIST!

Eddie James
Eddie James

For one last money grab ( since the welfare thing worked so well), there will now be drug testing for fishing licenses, car registrations, building permits, elevator inspections, and anything else he can think of before it's determinedt ununconstitutional

Adry Schmadry
Adry Schmadry

Can't wait for this moron to be out of my life!

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Dislike. Medical marijuana is a useful drug when taken under a Dr's supervision. This should not be a political decision.

Dave Pazos
Dave Pazos

Of course he doesn't support it. He can't make money off it.

Danny Cespedes
Danny Cespedes

Good. I like the idea of him not getting re-elected as a sure thing.

Robert Mahon
Robert Mahon

Think of all that money he'd lose out on if they can't sell the drug testing kits. This is his personal agenda at action again.

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

I think Rick Scott could support gay marriage, pot smoking, public defecation, insurance benefits for compulsive masturbators and group sex Bayside parties and he STILL wouldn't be re-elected.

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

And that's just fine with me Kenny Southwell since I've been saying that for years anyway...

Kenny Southwell
Kenny Southwell

I'm for legalization, but if Florida elects Charlie Crist, FL might as well change its name to East California.

Carlos Miller
Carlos Miller

His chances for reelection just went up in smoke

José Luis Centeno
José Luis Centeno

If he is against Legalization then he can surely count himself out of the race. He better get with the program and let go of some pressure. The people want what they want and we live in the 1 country that is built for the people and by the people. "Wow that last part was nice." ;-)

Regi Burgos
Regi Burgos

I would not vote for a non pro marijuana governor, let's just allow it to be like Colorado. . Tax it, prescribe it to cancer aids and other sick people suffering, who need the healing herb.

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