Anti-Medical Marijuana Group Releases Video to Scare People Into Voting No on Amendment 2

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An anti-drug group looking to squash the legalization of medical marijuana in the state has released a website and an eight-minute ad that says that if Amendment 2 passes, marijuana will be legalized in Florida.

In the video titled "The Devil is in the Details," the group claims that Amendment 2 is fraught with legal loopholes and language that would allow pot to be smoked and sold on the streets willy-nilly.

Amendment 2 is not about legalizing medical marijuana, the video says, it's about legalizing weed.

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The video, and website -- -- is the product of Drug Free Florida, the group that has teamed up with the Florida Sheriffs Association in an attempt to try and spread the word on the evils of pot.

Drug Free Florida is chaired by Carlton Turner, Ronald Reagan's former drug czar who once said that marijuana leads to homosexuality and AIDS.

Florida Sheriffs Association president Sheriff Grady Judd appears in the video.

"A vote for Amendment 2," he says in the video, "is a vote for legalizing marijuana forever in the state of Florida."

The video goes on to show other so-called experts, including a former drug dealer turned minister, who attest that the loopholes in Amendment 2 are so wide, Florida will basically become one giant rampant marijuana party while children watch.

While advocates for Amendment 2 have claimed over and over the initiative is only about getting medical marijuana legalized for those with debilitating illnesses, Drug Free Florida insists that anyone and everyone will be allowed to legally purchase weed.

"Under Amendment 2, so-called medical pot can be obtained without a doctor's prescription," the voice over guy says.

The video claims that because the ballot initiative allows that pot pot be prescribed for certain debilitating diseases as well as "other conditions," people will exploit the law and buy pot legally for any little pain they claim to have.

"This legal loophole effectively legalizes marijuana in the Sunshine State," the video says.

A former drug dealer and current minister named "Dee" Reed says that there will be so many pot shops opening, we'll have nowhere safe to take our families and children. Teenagers will be able to purchase pot just by claiming they can't sleep, or are stressed out, he warns.

The video also tries to equate legal medical marijuana with the 2010 pill mills craze that hit Florida, with sheriff Judd claiming that pot shops will start opening next to elementary schools and high schools. The video says if Amendment 2 passes, pot shops will be the new pill mills.

"You're going to have pot in your neighborhoods because there are no restrictions," another man says in the video.

The main message of "The Devil is in the Details" is that, should Amendment 2 pass, Florida will essentially become one giant bong.

Of course, every single claim made in the video is up for serious debate. But having a sheriff, and a former drug dealer, and scary music and shots of families surrounded by pot shops is an effective way to scare the crap out of people into thinking Amendment 2 is nothing but a highway to one big weed-a-palooza.

Advocates for Amendment 2 say there's no way any of this would be the case.

"If there was any doubt, the Florida Supreme Court has already ruled that the amendment will only be used in cases of debilitating illness," United for Care campaign manager Ben Pollara told New Times. "The purpose of the amendment is to allow the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician."

But Turner and Drug Free Florida continue to say that's not the case. Turner calls the legalization of medical marijuana a "con job."

"It's not about medicine," he said, per the Tampa Tribune. "It's about legalization of drugs, and marijuana is their choice to start."

Pollara, however, reminds people to look at the amendment.

"In its wording," Pollara says, "the amendment specifically says: 'Nothing in this section authorizes the use of medical marijuana by anyone other than a qualifying patient.'"

You can watch the whole video below. BE SURE TO AVERT THE CHILDREN'S EYES FROM ALL THE POT.

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Medical Marijuana CURED my Pancreatic Cancer that's right CURED....No Poison Chemo or radiation or surgery Cannabis Oil I am Cancer Free my GI Doctor said I should be DEAD and he confirmed Cannabis Oil works but by Law could not talk about it change that Florida you have a chance to do what's right so Please Vote YES on 2


This Sheriff JackAss "barney JUDD Fife"  is putting together this without approval of FLORIDA Tax payers to to use TAX PAYER money to continue "Don't Let Florida Go To Pot" coalition. He will be spending several thousands of Florida taxpayer dollars for a misleading cause. He is trying to confuse Floridian voters. I hope all his family members get cancer or a debilitating diseases to open up his eyes. Stop wasting Tax payer dollars and start arresting criminals. Concentrate on what you get payed for JUDD.....Donte waste TAX PAYERS money. Every day, it becomes more difficult to deny the benefits of medical marijuana. Ask anyone who’s used it for pain management relating to a life-altering illness – Cancer, AIDS, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease, among others – and they’ll tell you how it’s changed their lives.


umm, like people of any age havent been able to get already,  sheeple of the sheeple!


Does the video show Florida sheriffs fingering vaginas and rectums searching marijuana suspects?


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Drug Free Florida is chaired by Carlton Turner

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 Soon after Turner left office, Nancy Reagan recommended that no corporation be permitted to do business with the Federal government without having a urine purity policy in place to show their loyalty.

    Just as G. Gordon Liddy went into high-tech corporate security after his disgrace, Carlton Turner became a rich man in what has now become a huge growth industry: urine-testing.

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    In all the research this author has done about the misapplication of public funds and trusts, nothing, it seems, compares with the either totally ignorant or willful manslaughter of fellow Americans by the bureaucrats and politicians of the following story:

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    In August and September, 1983, Turner went on national television to justify the illegal marijuana spraying (by plane) of paraquat in Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee by the DEA. He said it would teach a lesson to any kid who died from paraquat-poisoned pot.

    Turner was forced to resign after announcing his conclusions in public that marijuana caused homosexuality, the breakdown of the immune system, and, therefore, AIDS.

    Looking into the therapeutic potential of cannabis is the most controlled and discouraged research, but any tests pursuing negative or harmful effects of cannabis are promoted. Since these tests often backfire or are inconclusive, even this research is rare.

    Turner quoted “The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire” to show how jazz (rock) singers are eroding the America “he” loves with this hallucinogenic drug—marijuana! Which he meant to stamp out.

A Wanton Disregard For Life

    Turner even said that he doesn’t even care if hundreds of kids die from smoking pot the federal government has deliberately sprayed with paraquat.

Urine Testing Company

    After his resignation, Turner joined with Robert DuPont and former head of NIDA, Peter Bensinger, to corner the market on urine testing. They contracted as advisors to 250 of the largest corporations to develop drug diversion, detection, and urine testing programs.

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Reminiscent of the movie Reefer Madness and the scare tactics prevalent in the anti drug movement. The position taken by these folks cheapens some of the good work they do in regard to drugs and children and other truly harmful drugs that should be kept off the streets.

Paul Sutherland
Paul Sutherland

This is why even supporters of this law need to be clear themselves this is not a legalization of recreational use vote. We don't need to give the opposition any ammunition.

hempstaff topcommenter

Good Luck changing the minds of 28% of the Florida Population - current polls show 88% support - we only need 60%.   Medical MJ Businesses in Florida are already popping up - like ours - It's too late for these anti-#2 propigators - as long as the voters turn out, it's pretty much a done deal!


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Grady Judd?! Bwaahahaha!! Couldn't be a bigger douche bag on earth! Even obviously out of touch fanatics like these go to bed at night knowing they're full of shit. How they sleep is beyond me.

dantevida topcommenter

@deastman2012 this group having Grady Judd as a spokesperson is a big boost for the YESon2  side.

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