The battle to legalize medical marijuana in Florida has been contentious. Both sides have raised millions of dollars. The 'No on 2' campaign, which opposes medical marijuana, has used some shady campaign tactics to try to scare voters into voting 'no' on Election Day. For instance, anti-medical marijuana supporters in Florida have suggested that marijuana leads to gay sex and AIDS. That's despicable, even for politics.
The 'No on 2' campaign has rolled out a new tactic which is something right out of the Reefer Madness movie. The 'No on 2' campaign released an image suggesting that if medical marijuana is legalized, then marijuana cookies will become the new date rape drug of choice by predators. Below is the image:
I wish I was making this stuff up, but unfortunately, I'm not. Never mind that patients are suffering in Florida. Never mind that medical marijuana can help many of these people, and reduce their dependency on harmful pharmaceuticals. Instead of focusing on the facts and the science, the 'No on 2' campaign is relying on outright scare tactics in an attempt to trick voters into thinking that medical marijuana will lead to date rape. To say I'm disgusted is a huge understatement.
The new tactic, and every tactic for that matter, used by the 'No on 2' campaign is a disgrace, and highlights just how desperate they are. Almost half of the United States has already legalized medical marijuana, yet I have never heard of a 'cookie date rape epidemic' happening anywhere. This campaign strategy is wrong, offensive, and should not be tolerated. Vote yes on 2!