Monday, October 13, 2014
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today came out in opposition of Amendment 2, which seeks to legalize the use of medical marijuana.
“AIF’s Board of Directors opposes Amendment 2 because of the myriad of known and unknown complications it will render to Florida businesses,” said AIF President & CEO Tom Feeney. “The practical and legal inconsistencies that Amendment 2 will heft onto our current workers’ compensation, drug testing, workplace safety, disability, discrimination and health care laws, to name a few, will create confusion that breeds litigation and increases the cost of doing business.”
“Florida businesses cannot afford the tarnished image this Amendment would bring to our business-friendly state nor the negative consequences that increased marijuana use and availability will have in our neighborhoods and communities. Simply put, Amendment 2 is bad for business and bad for Florida.”
Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, AIF has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state.