Ten Reasons to Vote Against Medical Marijuana in Florida
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5. Just because alcohol and tobacco are legal doesn't mean marijuana should be.
"Those are the last models we would want to use. We are stuck with those models. That's why we aren't arguing for prohibition even though [it would prevent] hundred of thousands of deaths a year. [Alcohol and tobacco industries] make up a multibillion-dollar machine. Why would we want to mimic that with marijuana? We would want to do something much better than that with marijuana."
4. Passing medical marijuana will lead to de facto legalization.
"It doesn't matter what the intent [of the amendment] is. The effect is going to be de facto legalization. The way it is written, the law, the way it is being [carried out] in other states is de facto legalization. I'm not going to have an argument about their intent; the effect is going to be de facto legalization. If you want to make it a medical model, we need to make it a medicine. Smoking a joint and growing it in your home is not what a medicine is."