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Florida’s Anti-Weed Group Calls Edibles the “New Face of Date Rape”

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After already legalizing CBD this year, Florida will vote on Amendment 2 this fall, and that would both legalize broader forms of medical marijuana and make access far easier for Florida’s patients in need.

But Florida’s push for medical marijuana is not without heavy opposition. Earlier this year, a billionaire gambling mogul donated $2.5 million to Florida’s anti-legalization campaign, the aptly titled “Vote No On 2”.

Now, the delusional minds behind “Vote No On 2” have added a simply immoral, base attack against cannabis: they’re calling edibles “The New Face of Date Rape” (propaganda pictured above). Jiving off of the industry’s one Achilles heel (one being appropriately address), Florida’s anti-legalization contingency clearly wants to brainwash Florida’s public into thinking that legalization equals date rape.

And that’s simply absurd. While edibles certainly have a knockout effect, no one is slipping full-sized edibles into drinks. Aside from a lengthy nap, edibles, when taken responsibly, are a far safer alternative to painkillers.

But in the minds of prohibitionists, it’s either akin to rufilin–or they want the public to believe its akin to rufilin. This comparison isn’t just absurd, though: it’s offensive.

According to The Center for Family Justice, sexual assault occurs every two minutes in the United States. For these victims, their families, and their friends, comparing a life-altering experience to an infused, cannabis product represents a giant slap in the face.

But with the threat of “Devil’s Lettuce” on Florida’s horizon, the “Vote No On 2” folks will clearly go to extreme, immoral measures to get their (fallacy riddled) point across.

What’s even more disturbing about this effort? Florida’s largest physician group has joined the anti-legalization fray.

The Florida Medical Association (FMA) voiced its staunch opposition to Amendment 2 last week, a saddening development as the sate prepares to vote for safe access this November.

“We believe the unintended consequences of Amendment 2 are serious and numerous enough for us to believe they constitute a public health risk for Floridians,” says Dr. Allen Pillersdorf, cosmetic surgeon and President of the Florida Medical Association. “The lack of clear definitions in the amendment would allow healthcare providers with absolutely no training in the ordering of controlled substances, to order medical marijuana.”

The Associations General Consul, Jeff Scott, told News-Press.com that Doctors feel uneasy about unqualified medical professionals prescribing medical marijuana. And for some odd reason, Scott also cited Chiropractors as an example.

However, the Florida Medical Association is not set in its views. Mr. Scott stated that the Association is open to reviewing new evidence should it identify medical marijuanaJ as a safe and effective treatment for specific ailments.

“All you have now is anecdotal stories from individuals.”

Unfortunately, as of now, the FMA is supporting the fictitious claim that marijuana infused products result in date rape. And there are zero anecdotes to support that myth.

The United Care Group, the organization that has rallied to bring Amendment 2 to a vote, calls the FMA’s stance hypocritical in light of Florida’s troubled history with prescription pain killers.

Florida was one of the states hit hardest by synthetic opiate addiction in the 2000’s. The numbers have just started to turn down thanks to police closing pill mills across the state.

The FMA’s stance flies in the face of popular opinion. A recent poll found that 88% of Floridians want medical marijuana in the Sunshine State.

For good measure, let’s take one more look at what may be the most nauseating anti-cannabis ad of all time (Reefer Madness era included):

date rape ad

[fldispensaries.com]

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Los Angeles born, Chicago bred and living in New York City, marijuana has been near and dear to Jay's heart for as long as he can remember. In the past Jay has worked with Heeb Magazine, The Second City Chicago and as a line cook in one of Martha's Vineyard's finest farm-to-table restaurants.

11 Comments

  1. So I guess alcohol should be banned from being sold. It is usually the main vehicle for GHB/Roofies/Ketamine or any other drug used to take advantage someone. What we should ban are idiots who make outrageous claims. Let us put that on the ballot and get that passed.

  2. Chris Hammerberg on

    Cannabis in food does not make you unable to think for yourself when it comes to pretty much everything.

  3. This is one of many deliberate mischaracterizations about cannabis.

    Alcohol is the primary drug being used to rape women–and yet these fools are not against legal alcohol.

    And having illegal cannabis–does not stop most people from having and using it.

  4. Why is it most people who are against Marijuana haven’t even tried it. I’m not able to drink alcohol. So there for I’m a medical weed patient. I see all the hate on weed?? Why, it’s better then alcohol. ..no drunk driving..no hang overs…no barfing your insides out…it is the best for getting high on people. No slobbering falling down drunkness. Puff puff.

  5. Do you get naked with your male friends to play video games? What was the point of getting naked if there wasn’t imminent sexual activity? I’d find it very distracting.

  6. How desperate are these people? It’s like saying that “Will the new face of “Murder”, look like a Puppy”?

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