Scare Tactics in Florida Over Medical Marijuana

The anti-marijuana forces in Florida want people to think that Amendment 2 will legalize pot in the Sunshine State. This is a bald lie. It's strictly limited to medical use.

In the ad below, a marijuana cookie is laughably described as "the new face of Date Rape."

In the video below, we're told that Amendment 2 "legalizes drug dealers, allows teens to buy pot without parental consent, offers special legal protection to pot docs and promises to plant pot shops in a neighborhood near you. Sure, they call it medical marijuana, but that's not what it is. A vote for Amendment 2 is a vote to legalize pot smoking in the Sunshine State."

Update: In the 30-second spot below, the No on 2 campaign contends that caregiver is just another name for drug dealer. "I'm mad as hell," says United for Care's John Morgan. "They use scare tactics to demonize caregivers - the people who take on the daunting task of caring for their friends and family members who can't care for themselves. Guys like Robert Jordan - who gets busted for taking care of his wife Cathy, with ALS.  Or guys like me - who risked jail to bring relief to his father and brother. It's offensive, tone-deaf and yet they're blasting it out everywhere with millions of dollars behind it."

Read the wording of Amendment 2, which will be voted on Nov. 4, here.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.