Sheldon Adelson: Anti pots new sugar daddy

Discussion in 'Marijuana Legalization' started by ogderp, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. As many of you may know, Sheldon Adelson billionaire CEO of the Las Vegas Sands corporation has contributed 5.5 million dollars to the opposition campaign of Florida's amendment 2. Recent reports show that it is currently failing in the polls and is unlikely to pass since it is a proposed constitutional amendment and needs at least 60% of the vote to win. Now in a more recent interview, Sheldon and his wife said that Florida is only a start, and that they plan on contributing to marijuana opposition campaigns in future elections so that they can do their part to stop marijuana from becoming more mainstream and accepted.  What are your guys's thoughts on this? At least we have billionaire George Soros on our side. 

  2. One of many.
    I read an article yesterday about how many millions European medical companies are throwing in the anti MJ campaigns. Apparently they make most of the rx pills that are sold in the US and they don't want to lose that cash cow.
  3. I believe it. Big pharma is so greedy and out for only themselves, they don't care if people take pills that will cause horrible side effects or be abused by millions because they still get tons of money off these pills.

    I found an interesting picture of legalization's biggest enemies over on the weed blog, I'll leave it here for everyone to see: ImageUploadedByGrasscity Forum1414994595.309635.jpg
  4. #4 Grendelking, Nov 3, 2014
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    That list should be renamed to the Ten Biggest Douchebags / Hypocrites On The Planet.
    How many of those jackasses have spent countless hours at cocktail parties getting smashed and having their chauffeurs drive them home ? You know that Bill O' Reilly doesn't just have two beers to "unwind". Bullshit. And Patrick Kennedy wouldn't be a member of a rich family were it not for one of his ancestors selling liquor illegally during prohibition. And let's not forget Mary Jo Kopechne and Ted Kennedy's drunken ass. Don't even try to convince me that these rich douchebags have never gotten drunk at least once in their lives...hypocrites.
          Scumbags who are probably getting kick backs from alcohol manufacturers and Big Pharma. Just looking at their photographs makes me want to vomit my guts out. :mad: 
  5. Couldn't agree more with what you said. And in an interview, Adelson said that his attack against Florida is personal because his son died of a drug overdose. But if you look at what his wife does for a living, she owns a bunch of addiction treatment centers. So in reality, he's likely just trying to protect his wife's special interests and money she makes, just like big pharma. Makes me sick 😡
  6. Let's kill him. I mean c'mon, the guy's first name is Sheldon for christ's sake. He needs to die.
    Lol, no let's not do that. It's against the law.
    Let's all sit back and wish he was dead. And then we can set his casino on fire.
  7. I'm reviving this thread because I came across a section on Sheldon Adelson's Wikipedia page about cannabis:
    Fighting the "mainstreaming" of cannabis legalization is a personal passion of Adelson who lost a son, Mitchell, to a drug overdose.[36] Mitchell was said to have used cocaine and heroin from an early age.[37] Adelson believes that cannabis is a gateway drug.[38] Andy Abboud, vice president of Las Vegas Sands, has stated that "Pro marijuana folks have awoken a sleeping giant in Sheldon and Miriam Adelson".[36]

    How big of a threat do you guys think he'll be in 2016? I can see him dumping millions into opposition campaigns next year. He already donated 5.5 million dollars last year into Florida's no on 2 campaign, but it only failed by 2%. I just hope that public opinion really has changed enough on the issue that people's decisions in the 2016 election cycle won't be affected by any of Adelson's well funded opposition efforts.
  8. well we already know he will lie to the people, or at least tell non-truths in his efforts to affect the going-ons in places that are none of his goddamn business...
    but instead of spending 5.5 million on drug treatment centers to treat... oh I don't fucking know, COCAINE AND HEROINE!? He dumps it into a slanderous ad campaign against MEDICAL marijuana... whilst I almost guarantee stockpiling enough prescription pills that if he sold them his reincarnation would die of old age in prison... >.>
    At this point its an issue of freedom to me, I'm tired of people who give as much a rats ass about me as I do about them trying to tell me what I can and can't do... you don't see me fucking kicking in Adelson's door in the middle of dinner to scream and threaten him at gunpoint over how "dangerous" his food choices are... cuz look at that picture, no way he eats "healthy"... But I don't, you know why?
    I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think; I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder - "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" Iwant high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-O all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I've SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiener."
    aaaand thank you Italian Stallion...
  9. No need to worry about Sheldon anymore, we have taken care of this issue.  :smoke:

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