January 31, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 8/15/2014

"This is the type of business Florida can do without"

-- Mark Wilson, the Florida Chamber’s president

Jeb Bush is adding his influential voice to the medical marijuana debate in Florida, saying the ballot initiative could harm Florida's reputation.

"Florida leaders and citizens have worked for years to make the Sunshine State a world-class location to start or run a business, a family-friendly destination for tourism, and a desirable place to raise a family or retire," Bush said in a statement. "Allowing large-scale marijuana operations to take root across Florida, under the guise of using it for medicinal purposes, runs counter to all of these efforts. I believe it is the right of states to decide this issue, and I strongly urge Floridians to vote against Amendment 2 this November."

Bush's strong words come as other politicians have been reluctant to take a hard line on an initiative with broad public backing.

The former Florida governor, a Republican considering a run for president in 2016, joined the Florida Chamber, Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida and the Florida Trucking Association in the coalition fighting the initiative.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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