The sky is beginning to fall in Alaska according to marijuana opponents. The campaign to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Alaska has purchased campaign advertising that will appear on city buses. Usually campaign advertising is seen as free speech. But in Alaska, opponents are acting like it's the beginning of the end.
Opponents to the Alaska initiative are making claims that campaign ads are tantamount to telling kids that marijuana use is safe and that they should do it. But, in fact, the campaign is doing the exact opposite by trying to pass the initiative so that marijuana sales are regulated and that sellers ask for I.D. to prevent marijuana from getting in the hands of youth. Right now the people that are selling marijuana in Alaska don't ask for any I.D.. If opponents really wanted to 'save the children' they would be pushing a regulation model, and not trying to maintain the blackmarket status quo. Fortunately the campaign is unswayed by opponent's claims. Per KTVA:
The campaign behind the public transportation signage says the message their ads send is clear.
"We feel like it's time to stop arresting Alaskans for simply choosing a substance that's objectively safer than alcohol," said Chris Rempert, director of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska.
Until all Alaskans know they can end marijuana prohibition on Nov. 4, Rempert said, they can expect to see and hear even more advertising across all platforms around the Last Frontier before casting their vote on Ballot Measure 2.
Marijuana opponents are getting more and more desperate by the day. That's why they are making the claims against the campaign ads. Fortunately for initiative supporters, the truth is on their side. All they need to do is educate Alaska voters that the initiative is on the ballot, and that marijuana is safer than alcohol, and I'm confident that will lead to victory on Election Day. Compare that to the other side that has to pull every claim and bit of propaganda out of their butts that they can think of, even if it defies logic.