Skip to comments.Chairman of Progressive Corp. contributes nearly $1mil to effort to legalize medical marijuana in MA
Posted on 09/10/2012 12:01:57 PM PDT by matt04
The chairman of insurance giant Progressive Corp. this year provided another $465,000 for a ballot question to legalize medical marijuana in Massachusetts.
Peter B. Lewis, who supports medical marijuana, has now contributed $990,000, including $525,000 last year, to the Committee for Compassionate Medicine, the organization leading the effort to legalize medical marijuana in Massachusetts. Lewis is nonexecutive chairman of Progressive, which is based in Mayfield Village, Ohio.
ccording to reports filed with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance last last week, the Committee for Compassionate Medicine has raised $512,850 this year and spent $405,825. Including last year, the committee has now raised $1.039 million and spent $924,000.
The group opposed to medical pot raised $600. Voters will decide medical marijuana and another statewide ballot question on Nov. 6.
The ballot question would make Massachusetts the 17th state, including Maine and Rhode Island, to have laws allowing the medical use of marijuana.
Heidi Heilman, a member of "vote no on question 3," the group opposed to medical marijuana, said she does not like someone from out of state bankrolling policy that she said would be detrimental to public health in Massachusetts.
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No wonder Flo looks wired all the time!
Assuming that he’s willing to cover his drivers, for the same premium, that get ticketed while driving stoned, I don’t have a problem with it.
What - medical marijuana causes illness in people other than its users? Or is this the collectivist meaning of "public health" as in '32-oz. sodas are bad for public health'?
bread and circuses for the oppressed peasants
Many legally prescribable medications warn 'do not drive after using.' Should they all be banned?
There’s a reason they call it “dope”.
Oh....I see....the GET OUT THE STONER VOTE strategy....
“Take a toke and vote for Paleface Lizzie Warren!”
Harvard’s new motto will be “CHOOM”.
“Paleface Lizzie Warren says, ‘Use choom to send smoke signals and all your messages will be happy!’”.
Stopped clock. Blind squirrel.
Is it because the issue triggers dopey non sequiturs like yours?
I find it interesting that an insurance company is supporting it when they are known for being the opposition in most states. I also don’t see how this issue has anything to do with being liberal or conservative. Conservative Libertarians might have an issue with your claim.