With a November ballot initiative teed up for medical marijuana, the camps working both sides of the issue are now deep in the trenches, trying to lure voters. Cold, hard cash is obviously powering the efforts, which begs the question: Where’s the money coming from?
In both camps, big-money donors are footing most of the bill. But in terms of the pro-pot movement, two main funders are being underwritten by thousands of contributors from across the state — moms and pops and potheads opening their wallets for $50 and $100 donations.
In between, though, there’s another, sizable camp — the midsize givers who have handed over five-figure sums, sometimes several times. It’s a key group in the fight to bring legal medical weed to Florida, and records show it’s an eclectic assortment: from local attorneys to sports agents and out-of-state pot entrepreneurs to reptile sellers.
Read more on who is funding the pro- and anti- pot campaigns in Florida at the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.