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Florida Marijuana Legalization | Election Day Coverage 2016

By December 10, 2016Marijuana Legal

Marijuana will now be legal in Florida. Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, and Jimmy Dore, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/join

“Voters in Florida today handily approved a medical marijuana proposal that was narrowly defeated just two years ago. With 66 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press has declared that Amendment 2 has passed with 71 percent support. Constitutional amendments require 60 percent support to win at the ballot box in Florida.

It is the first in a string of state measures on ballots Tuesday aimed at legalizing medical or recreational use.

Two years ago a nearly-identical measure in Florida earned 58 percent of the vote, just shy of the 60 percent threshold. Then, as now, opposition to the measure was fueled by multi-million dollar donations from Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate and GOP donor. In 2014 Adelson spent .5 million to defeat the measure. This year he’s spent .5 million in Florida, and several million more to defeat recreational marijuana measures in other states.”*

Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/08/medical-marijuana-sails-to-victory-in-florida/

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore

Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore

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