|Casino head puts up money to defeat pot amendment|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE — A billionaire casino magnate is putting up more money to defeat a proposal to legalize medical marijuana.
New campaign finance reports filed Friday show Sheldon Adelson has donated another $1.5 million to the group that wants to defeat the constitutional amendment that will be on November ballot.
Adelson, a high-profile Republican donor and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., has given a total of $4 million to the Drug Free Florida Committee.
The committee is using the money to pay for television ads criticizing Amendment 2.
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