JUST SAY NO or YES………MARIJUANA???

October 16, 2014 | WESTSIDE GAZETTE On Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 and before, voters will be casting their vote Yes or NO on Amendment 2 which legalizes medical marijuana. Of course no one wants to see family or friends suffer. But is this a “SMOKE SCREEN?” No pun intended! Is Amendment 2 much too broad? Will this Amendment open the …

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Editorial: ‘NO’ to Amendment 2

October 16, 2014 | PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL Regular readers of this opinion page know that we are not wholly opposed to a state expansion of medical marijuana. Throughout Florida’s 2014 legislative session, we advocated passage of the Charlotte’s Web bill that legalized a specific strain of medical marijuana that drastically reduces seizures in children with severe epilepsy. The bill was …

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Brad King: Do not let the ‘Colorado Calamity’ spread to Florida

October 16, 2014 | TAMPA TRIBUNE George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The question for Florida voters is whether Floridians want to be condemned to the historic effects that legalized marijuana has had on the health, education and safety of citizens in Colorado. No one has yet fairly informed Florida voters …

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Benton, Pigman: Don’t let Florida go to pot

October 16, 2014 | HIGHLANDS TODAY If voters approve Amendment 2 in November, it will allow people to receive prescriptions for marijuana, almost at will. That’s the opinion of State Rep. Cary Pigman and Sheriff Susan Benton. Former State Sen. Paul Dockery disagrees. Highlands County’s chief law enforcement officer and Pigman, who is also an emergency medicine doctor, spoke Tuesday …

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Say no to Amendment 2

October 15, 2014 | SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE The summary of Amendment 2 (Medical Marijuana) is misleading. If you read the entire amendment you will learn the following: (1) Possession of marijuana is still a federal crime. (2) There is no age restriction on who may be issued a marijuana “certificate.” (3) Doctors issuing medical certificates and state workers issuing medical marijuana …

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Dennis Baxley: Say no to medical marijuana

October 15, 2014 | TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT This election, Floridians will have the opportunity to decide the destiny of this great state in more ways than one. We will do that in the most obvious way by choosing our elected leaders, but also by voting on proposed constitutional amendments. One amendment that causes me great concern is proposed Amendment 2, or …

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Stephanie Haridopolos: Voters need to know myths surrounding Amendment 2

October 14, 2014 | ORLANDO SENTINEL As a voter, you’ve probably heard several myths associated with Amendment 2, the proposal to legalize medical marijuana. More often than not, these myths have been formulated by the proponents of the ballot language, to make you think smoking pot is safe and won’t affect you. But, science simply doesn’t support the claims made …

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Amendment 2 and the whiff of desperation

October 14, 2014 | TAMPA TRIBUNE There’s a whiff of desperation on the air where supporters of Amendment 2 once anticipated only the distinctive waft burning cannabis. And nowhere is that desperation more evident than that contained in the email blast which flew, ostensibly, from the keyboard of lawyer John Morgan to in-boxes across the land Tuesday. Once the image …

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Amendment 2: Medical Marijuana Blurring the line on pot

October 12, 2014 | DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL Supporters of Amendment 2 are seeking to have Florida join the 23 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized the medical use of marijuana. For many, the issue is highly emotional. Either they or their loved ones suffer severe pain from debilitating conditions, and believe only cannabis can provide relief. They seek …

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On medical marijuana, too many holes, vote no

October 12, 2012 | NEWS-PRESS We can’t support Amendment 2, the medical marijuana initiative which will be on the Nov. 4 ballot. The wording of the amendment is ambiguous, opening what we believe will be an onslaught of reasons why people need the drug to deal with a multitude of illnesses or pain at a doctor’s discretion. We are not …

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