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THEI EXCLUSIVE Investigation: Sheldon Adelson: why is he so interested in Florida pot regulations?

THEI Exclusive Investigation:

Sheldon Adelson Investigation Part 1

Compiled by Dennis Crenshaw

I had never heard of Sheldon Adelson until the elections of 2014. Then I read an article from the Washington Post [Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson is behind 85 percent of Florida’s anti-pot campaign].

From the Washington Post Report

The single largest contributor on either side of the fight over Amendment 2, which grants patients with “debilitating diseases” access to medical marijuana, is billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who, new campaign finance filings show, added $1 million to the $4 million he’s already spent in support of the campaign to defeat the measure.

My first thought was that it was a shame that a person with that much obviously going for him would be so uneducated on the subject of marijuana that he would spend so much money to deny treatment of so many people, especially children, of the only medicine that works. Marijuana.  I just excused it with the thought, He is ignorant when it comes to the subject.

And on Wikipedia I found this to be true.

“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]

He still believes the old unproven statement by the propagandist “Marijuana is a Gateway Drug.” I’m sorry about his son but to blame his death on marijuana is ludicrous. But I can see why, believing false information, he would naturally use some of his fortune to contribute in efforts to stop the move towards legalization across America.

But with that said, surprisingly, I also found out that, while he contributed 85% of the anti-medical marijuana (5 mil) money in Florida he did not spend one dime in the other states with had marijuana measures on the ballot,  Including 3 states for complete legalization.

It seems to me that if the 10th richest man in the united States was donating money because he was a fanatic AGAINST pot laws he would have spent money in these States also. But no, he sunk millions into Florida and not a penny anywhere else in the country where pot legislation was on the ballot. You have to ask yourself, why??

I decided I needed to do a little research to understand why a gambler from Vegas would care so much about the pot laws of Florida yet care nothing about the prohibition laws being overthrown in other States. That seems to me to indicate that the millionaire casino owners main interest is not financing the protection of pot laws across the country. He must have another agenda.

After all 57% of the Florida Voters that voted were for this bill. It isn’t over.  It just means we need to educate 3% more voters to the needs of these extremely sick people before the another election and it’s done. Or the next.  It’s inevitable. Adelson must have realized that. He’s no dummy. People with his savvy don’t spend money without expecting something in return.

So. The question is, “Why did a Vegas casino owner spend 5 million dollars to influence Florida voters in regards to medical marijuana laws and ignore all of the other pot reform laws in the country?”

Maybe it is just his way of fighting the “Killer Weed” – and maybe it’s something else. . . THEI is going to find out and continue to pass the facts along to you in this THEI exclusive series.

Meet the ‘public’  Sheldon Adelson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Sheldon Gary Adelson (pronounced /ˈædəlsən/; born August 4, 1933) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman and chief executive Sands_Casino_Sign A Las Vegas photographer  Life time1996 - Original publication The early 50s Public Domainofficer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. He also owns the Israeli daily newspaper Israel HaYom. Adelson, a lifelong donor and philanthropist to a variety of causes, founded with his wife’s initiative theAdelson Foundation.

“As of July 2014, Adelson was listed by Forbes as having a fortune of $36.4 billion, and as the 10th richest person in the world.[3]


Image: Sands Casino Sign in the early 50’s, Credit: Life/Time 1996 Original publication. Source Wikipedia (Public Domain).

 Continuing with information from Wikipedia;

“In 1988, Adelson and his partners purchased the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas”

“In 1991 . . .  He razed the Sands and spent $1.5 billion to construct The Venetian, a Venice-themed resort hotel and casino.”

“In August 2007, Adelson opened the $2.4-billion Venetian Macao Resort Hotel on Cotai and announced that he planned to create a massive, concentrated resort area he called the Cotai Strip, after its Las Vegas counterpart.”

“In the late 2000s, Adelson and the company decided to build a casino resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It is one of five stand-alone casinos that were awarded a slots license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in 2006.”

“Adelson spearheaded a major project to bring the Sands name to Macau, the Chinese gambling city . . . The one-million-square-foot Sands Macao became the People’s Republic of China‘s first Las Vegas-style casino when it opened in May 2004.”

“In May 2006, Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands was awarded a hotly contested license to construct a casino resort in Singapore’s Marina Bay. . . .”

Marina_Bay_Sands_in_the_evening_Someformofhuman Source wikipedia Public Domain

Image: Marina Bay Sands in the evening Credit: Someformofhuman Source: Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)  Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, is the most expensive building in the world.

It would seem to me that Adelson’s real motivating force is to control casino gambling world wide, not rid the world of “Killer Weed“. We shall see…


Next Report: Part 2 ~ Now Meet the ‘Real’ Sheldon Adelson

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Bitcoin is Under Attack!

Featured Image: Bitcoin logo. CREDIT: bitboy. SOURCE Wikipedia Commons (Public Domain)

Liberty Briefing By Cathy Reisenwitz | Thursday, November 6th, 2014


“The Wall Street Journal in the announcement notes the “barrage of complaints” from the bitcoin community over proposed regulations. Digital privacy advocacy group EFF panned the regulations. “The proposal creates expensive and vague new obligations for start-ups and infringes on the privacy rights of both Bitcoin businesses and casual users,” the group wrote in a statement.

“The main justifications for the regulations are to protect consumers and to fight money laundering. However, as with most proposed regulation, very few people are talking seriously about the tradeoffs required.” . . . Read Complete Report

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Toke of the Town: Mary Jane UPDATES 12/2/13

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From Toke of the Town

U.S. Government study shows rats pass “cannabis effects” to offspring

By William Breathes in NewsSay what? Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:20 am

Rat CREDIT AlexK100 SOURCE Flickr.com Some Rights held by Alexk100

Take it with a grain of sale (we do), but researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine funded by the National Institutes of Health, say that the offspring of rats exposed to cannabis were less motivated than offspring of non-THC dosed rats. Their proof? . . . Read Complete Report


Image Credit: Flickr.com/AlexK100


Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer wants to puff MMJ while in uniform

Mountie_in_Banff,_Alberta CREDIT HordeFTL at English Wikipedia SOURCE Wikipedia Public Domain

Image: Mountie in Banff, Alberta. CREDIT: HordeFTL at English Wikipedia SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (Public Domain) FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY – The Mountie in the photo is NOT the Mountie in the article below.

A medical marijuana using Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer has kicked off a media storm in Canada this week after publicly admitted his cannabis use while on the job, notably while in the iconic red uniforms Mounties are known for wearing.

This caused outrage from the RCMP, but not so much about Cpl. Ronald Francis using ganja itselfHe can do that and even while on the job, they say. But the Yukon will thaw before he’s allowed to light up while wearing his Red Serge. . . . Read Complete Report


Denver Westword Blogs

Are pot-smokers being turned away at the U.S. border?

By William Breathes in News Monday, December 2, 2013 at 8:20 am

Border St-Stephen_NB CREDIT P199 SOURCE Wikipedia Commons (Public DomainImage: Canada-US Border looking from the U.S side looking toward St. Stephen Canada. The St. Croix River marks a section of the international boundary between the United State s and Canada, forming a natural border between the towns on either side of the river bank. Calais is connected to St. Stephen by the Ferry Point International Bridge and the Milltown International Bridge. CREDIT: P199 SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)

Marijuana use for adults 21 and over is legal in Colorado and Washington, but any wannabe toking tourists headed here from other countries might want to keep quiet about it until they get here.

According to reports in the Canadian press, simply admitting to a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent that you’ve smoked pot or that you plan to smoke pot apparently can get you turned away at the border — and perhaps permanently banned from the good ol’ U.S. of A because marijuana is still illegal under federal laws. . .  Read Complete Report


Florida -CREDIT & SOURCE TokeoftheTown.com Fair UseFlorida medical marijuana proposal up for Supreme Court review next week

By William Breathes in Follow that storyLegislationMedical,News Friday, November 29, 2013 at 9:20 am

In just six days on Dec. 5 the Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether or not a proposed medical marijuana initiative already in the signature-gathering process will be allowed to move forward. . . . Read Complete Report


Phoenix New Times

Arizona Marijuana-Legalization Bill Will Be Proposed by House Democrat

Arizona...doing the JobBy Matthew Hendley Wed., Nov. 27 2013 at 12:00 PM

Assistant House Minority Leader Ruben Gallego, a Phoenix Democrat, announced plans to introduce a marijuana-legalization bill during the upcoming legislative session.

Gallego, an Iraq War veteran, said he’s working on a bill “that would regulate and tax marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol.” . . . Read Complete Report


Denver Westwood Blogs

Seal_of_Colorado.svg CREDIT Svgalbertian Source Wikipedia Public DomainRead final regulations for growing industrial hemp in Colorado

By William Breathes in HempNews Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10:20 am

Back in October, we shared with you the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s draft regulations for the growing of industrial hemp. Now, those regulations are official — with one change. Instead of facing a registration suspension or revocation if testing reveals that a grower’s plants exceed 0.3 percent THC, the final rules say that a grower will not be subject to any penalty as long as the “crop is destroyed or utilized in a manner approved of and verified by” the state agriculture commissioner.

Keep reading for the full list of hemp regulations. . . . Read Complete Report


Denver Westword Blogs By Michael Roberts Mon., Nov. 25 2013 at 4:20 PM

Juan.Guardarrama.mug.shot-SOURCE blogswestwordcom Fair UseImage: Juan Guardarrama’s booking photo. SOURCE: Denver Westword Blogs. (Fair Use)

Marijuana: Colorado NORML finds timing of pot raids suspicious

Last week, the DEA and the IRS, aided by local officers, conducted raids on multiple marijuana businesses in Denver and Boulder.

While the feds aren’t sharing details of these actions, info has surfaced about a potential link to Juan Guardarrama, aka “Tony Montana, a Miami con who, until recently, held a Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division license. Nonetheless, Colorado NORML thinks the timing of the raids is suspect. Details below. . . . Read Complete Report

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Cannabis Culture News: Canada’s New Medical Marijuana Regulations ~ Amsterdam Awards & Much, Much More! (Full Video)

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Published on Jan 16, 2013

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