August 23, 2014 | TAMPA TRIBUNE
On the November ballot there is a very important question for every mother, father, teacher, minister and community leader: Do you want drugs to be more accessible or less accessible in our community and in Florida?
I want drugs to be less accessible, and therefore I strongly oppose and will vote against Amendment 2. I hope you will do the same.
Marijuana is illegal under federal law because there is no currently accepted medical use for the drug and because of the physiological impact it has on individuals. Marijuana decreases memory, impairs motor skills and contributes to paranoia, anxiety, schizophrenia and other emotional and psychiatric disorders. Marijuana is also illegal because of its high potential for abuse and dependence.