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Florida Carry, NRA support ‘Stand your ground’ defense by disabled vet’s family

The Libertarian Party candidate for Florida Attorney General, Bill Wohlsifer, said he agreed with the Appellate Court decision that sent this case to be heard before the Florida Supreme Court.

Florida Carry, NRA support 'Stand your ground' defense by disabled vet's family

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Wohlsifer Wonders Which Polls Are Right?

The Attorney General race in Florida has begun to receive growing attention, not just in the state, but nationally as well. The nationwide attention has made people wonder who is in the lead between the the three candidates, incumbent Pam Bondi (R), George Sheldon (D), or Bill Wohlsifer (LPF). According to polls from late April conducted by third party polling companies Gravis Marketing and Quinnipiac, Pam Bondi was in the lead by approx. 9 percentage points, while a poll made by Dean Political showed that nearly half the voters were undecided. A blind internal poll conducted by the Wohlsifer for Attorney General Campaign showed remarkably different results with Bondi not even garnering 20% of the vote, and had Wohlsifer in the lead with 67%. 

The third party polls, as well as the blind internal poll, showed that Floridians are in agreement when it comes to the proposed amendments on this years ballots. The medical marijuana amendment (amendment 2) is polling across the board with 88% approval rating, while amendment 1 is only receiving 58% of support, and thus will not pass with the needed 60% of votes. With the consistency in the anchor poll questions concerning the amendments the Wohlsifer for Attorney General campaign is asking; why the difference in candidate polling numbers, and why hasn’t there been a newer poll released? 

“Considering how accurate the anchor questions seem to be it’s hard to imagine a 60 point discrepancy in the AG race. The only recent poll we have seen was an online gubernatorial pole via channel 13 with surprising results. The fact Wohlsifer at first inclusion was first at 4%, then at 7% shows great improvement, I am anxious to prove what I know to be true and that [Wohlsifer] is polling in double digits. That, of course, would not be good news for the establishment. We will see if we get that opportunity.”  ~  Steve Edmonds, Wohlsifer Campaign Manager

The Wohlsifer internal poll was held online for over two weeks. It was advertised across the political spectrum and was administered blind. The poll received enough responders in order to be considered a viable sample. The results follow:

If the Election were held today, who would you vote for

Scott                                 7%

Crist                                42%

Wyllie                              51%

 

 If the Election were held today, who would you vote for

Bondi                              17%

Sheldon                          15

Wohlsifer                        67%

Amendment 1 – (60% needed to pass)

YES                                58%

NO                                  42%

Amendment 2 –

YES                                88

NO                                  12%

Matt Wright is a writer and political activist living in south Florida. He has a BS in communications and is currently working for the Bill Wohlsifer for Attorney General campaign. To hear more from Matt you can follow him on Twitter at @mrwright79 or Like him on Facebook.

New polling out today on Florida Governor, Attorney General races

When the survey got to discussing the Florida Attorney race, voters were supportive of incumbent RepublicanPam Bondi with 45% of the vote, 38% for Democrat Perry Thurston and 7% for Libertarian Bill Wohlsifer. When the question was switched to indicate the other Democrat running in the race, George Sheldon, he garnered 36% of the votes. In either case, Wohlsifer is new to the scene and there are 11-12% of the voters who have yet to decide for whom to vote, so he can boost his numbers well before the November, 2014 general election. It will be a three-way race between Wohlsifer, Bondi and whoever wins the Democratic primary in August.

http://www.examiner.com/article/new-polling-out-today-on-florida-governor-attorney-general-races

Florida Attorney General candidate supports medical marijuana, but not this bill

“There is no rational basis for such an unprecedented requirement of three decades in the cultivation business to grow a simple grass. This is a blatant attempt to stifle free market competition in what is soon be the fastest growing industry in Florida,” Wohlsifer claims. “Crony capitalism is at work in the Sunshine State. The handful of nurseries that will be the only entities allowed to participate in growing this low-level THC strain of cannabis will be purposefully positioned with the first-mover advantage to corner the marijuana cultivation, processing and distribution markets when Amendment 2 passes in November, which will mandate the growth of large assortment of cannabis sativa plants. Clearly, this bill, which was championed under the guise of helping the children, is a really a power-play at the market share for Florida’s future marijuana and industrial hemp businesses,” said Wohlsifer. There is no other logical explanation; surely, we do not need to demonstrate the ability to harvest two million plants to create an oil to drop under the tongues of 125,000 children.”

http://www.examiner.com/article/florida-attorney-general-candidate-supportive-of-medical-marijuana-bill

 

FLORIDA LIBERTARIAN PARTY CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL WOHLSIFER SAYS THANKS, BUT NO THANKS FOR MARIJUANA VOTE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 May 2, 2014                                                  

 

Florida Libertarian Party candidate for Attorney General Bill Wohlsifer publically thanks Speaker Weatherford for placing the House version of what is commonly referred to as the “Charlotte’s Web” bill (HB 843) on the calendar, in the 9th inning yesterday.  “If approved, Charlotte’s Web can bring relief to 125,000 children in Florida who suffer seizures from intractable epilepsy,” said Wohlsifer.  “We have a unique opportunity to help children as the state Senate has wisely realized.”  Wohlsifer released a public statement calling for this action on April 30.

“I am calling on Speaker Weatherford to resist the pressure from Governor Rick Scott who does not want to see this bill move,” said Wohlsifer.  “These children need help now.”

Wohlsifer, who also supports Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment that will legalize the use of medical marijuana in Florida, said he believed that the “Charlotte’s Web” bill had enough bipartisan support to pass the House if the Speaker would post it for a vote.  Yesterday, Wohlsifer was proven correct and the legislation is headed back to Senate with a “message” – a statement of the action taken on the bill in the House on the 59th day of the 60 day legislative session.

Charlotte’s Web refers to a non-euphoric strain of the cannabis plant. The Senate version, CS/CS/SB 1030, received overwhelming approval on April 28, 2014 (36-3).  Following certification in the Rules Committee Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, filed a House amendment to CS/CS/SB 1030, but Gaetz withdrew the amendment the next day, and another amendment by Matt Caldwell, R – Lehigh Acres, if ultimately approved, will add a “highly restrictive, anti-competitive” requirement to the bill according to Wohlsifer.

The Caldwell amendment requires that in order to qualify as a dispensing organization for the non-euphoric strain of cannabis, the applicant must demonstrate that it already possess a valid certificate of registration issued by the Department of Ag for the cultivation of more than 400,000 plants and that it has been continually operating as a registered nursery in Florida for at least the past 30 years.

“There is no rational basis for such an unprecedented requirement of three decades in the cultivation business to grow a simple grass. This is a blatant attempt to stifle free market competition in what is soon be the fastest growing industry in Florida,” Wohlsifer claims. “Crony capitalism is at work in the Sunshine State. The handful of nurseries that will be the only entities allowed to participate in growing this low-level THC strain of cannabis will be purposefully positioned with the first-mover advantage to corner the marijuana cultivation, processing and distribution markets when  Amendment 2 passes in November, which will mandate the growth of large assortment of cannabis sativa plants. Clearly, this bill, which was championed under the guise of helping the children, is a really a power-play at the market share for Florida’s future marijuana and industrial hemp businesses,” said Wohlsifer. There is no other logical explanation; surely, we do not need to demonstrate the ability to harvest two million plants to create an oil to drop under the tongues of 125,000 children.”

“Gaetz, along with Katie Edwards, D-Plantation, were the first to file a low-level THC bill in this year’s legislative session, HB 843, and with good intentions, Wohlsifer continued. The original bill was one-page long.” The metamorphosis of this legislation from compassionate use to big business is exactly the reason you need to elect a watchdog Attorney General in November. The same legislature that tabled four other real marijuana bills and falsely labeled this quasi-pharmaceutical bill a “marijuana bill” is composed of the same legislature that the voters will trust to implement the will of the voters when it comes time to create law to implement the rollout of Amendment 2.  As Attorney General, I will represent the will of the people when implementing Amendment 2, given that opportunity,” Wohlsifer concludes.