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Florida anti-medical marijuana financier owns research firm that proves marijuana helps MS patients
By William Breathes in News, Say what?
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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Just say no to Sheldon Adelson.

Sheldon Adelson, the mega-rich casino magnate who last week donated $2.5 million to the anti-Amendment 2 group Drug Free Florida, also happens to have his own medical research group. And according to that group's own studies, medical marijuana has been shown to aid those who suffer from multiple sclerosis.

June Cutright, a progressive-MS patient who lives in Florida, called Sheldon's decision to back anti-medical marijuana, despite his own research group's findings, "unconscionable."

"If Sheldon Adelson knows that studies he is funding are saying marijuana may help treat my disease, how can he contribute millions of dollars to a group fighting every day to keep me from having access to it?" Cutright said via United for Care.

Now, Adelson wouldn't be against allowing for everyone to access medical marijuana cheaply so he can later back laws that would favor marijuana-derived drugs from his company, would he?

Find out more over at the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.


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