Dear Tallahassee Politician,
We expected more from you.
When we put medical marijuana on the ballot in 2014 - so many of you objected, saying legislature was the best place for this to get done.
We all know what happened next: A billionaire put in $6 million, funded an outrageous set of lies and exaggerations about the amendment, and then we came just short of the 60% we needed, despite our 3.4 million votes cast in favor of medical marijuana.
So you've had a chance - a chance to not only pass legislation the way you said it should be done, but also to reduce the time (by years) that patients have to wait for this important medicine.
You're blowing it. And in response - those of us who can are going to donate to United for Care here, today. (Before our end of month deadline.)
Maybe some of you think we're bluffing. Maybe you don't believe our expert pollster - who said that if we ran the exact same race in 2016 as we did in 2014, we'd win. (We're going to run a better race, regardless.)
You, Tallahassee Politician, are going to lose your moral authority in about 33 days. When legislature shuts down, you will have abdicated responsibility AGAIN - and empowered this constitutional amendment in ways you may not fully recognize.
We're going to come out and vote - and let others know you failed us all and in some cases, lengthened the suffering of our loved ones. Our votes will have implications for races you care about, up and down the ballot, including your own.
You need to support it by doing your job.
- 3.4 million voters for medical marijuana.