What They Are Really Saying: Florida Newspaper Editorial Boards Raise Concerns About Amendment 2

For Immediate Release:
Monday, October 13, 2014

Contact:
Sarah Bascom, sarah@bascomllc.com, 850.294.6636

What They Are Really Saying:
Florida Newspaper Editorial Boards Raise Concerns About Amendment 2

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Vote No on 2 Campaign has been diligently educating Florida voters on the dangerous loopholes contained in Amendment 2.  In recent weeks, several Florida newspapers have echoed the same concerns and published editorials warning their readers of the many problem with Amendment 2.  Here are the newspapers in their own words:

“Amendment 2 is too broad, and voters should reject it.”
-    “Vote no on Amendment 2, medical marijuana,” Tampa Bay Times, 10/3/2014

“Amendment 2 is a broadly written blueprint for allowing the manufacture and distribution of an illegal substance the federal government classifies as a Schedule 1 drug with a high potential for abuse and no acceptable medical use.”
-    “Voters should reject the medical marijuana amendment,” Tampa Tribune, 9/28/2014

“Amendment 2 is a mess… This amendment…will cause more problems than it solves. Vote no on Amendment 2.”
-    “No on No. 2,” Panama City News Herald, 10/2/14

“This amendment unleashes a bull in a china shop. And placing it in the constitution, makes cleaning up more complicated.”
-    “Slow Down on Medical Marijuana,” Lakeland Ledger, 10/9/14

“Do Florida voters want to take a gamble on how all this turns out if the amendment is approved? We hope not. We need certainty.”
-    “Bradenton Herald Editorial Board recommends rejection of Amendment 2 on medical marijuana,” Bradenton Herald, 10/9/14

“Legalizing medical marijuana is not the answer. The amendment leaves too much room for interpretation.”
-    “On medical marijuana, too many holes, vote no,” News-Press, 10/12/14

“[Amendment 2] could legalize the use of marijuana far beyond the scope implied by the amendment’s ballot summary.”
-    “Medical Marijuana Blurring the line on pot,” Daytona Beach News-Journal, 10/13/14

The Vote No on 2 Campaign is a grassroots campaign, bringing the truth about Amendment 2 to the voters of Florida.  Its coalition includes members of law enforcement, business leaders, constitutional law attorneys, doctors and other medical professionals, parents and Floridians from all walks of life. Amendment 2 is simply a guise to legalize pot smoking in Florida and the goal of this campaign is to point out the loopholes and explain why this amendment is bad for Florida.

For more information on the Vote No on 2 Campaign, please visit www.voteno2.org, follow @saynoamendment2 and like FB.com/noonamendment2.

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