Anti-Medical Marijuana Group Insinuates Pot Cookies Will Be Used for Rape

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The anti-medical marijuana group called "No on 2" has made a lot of noise about the supposed dangers of legalizing medical weed in Florida.

Some of its claims include that weed leads to gay sex and AIDS, weed has more cancer-causing compounds than cigarettes, weed causes more accidents and ER visits, and weed dispensaries will be the new pill mills.

But the latest argument is a bizarre mix of ignorance and bewilderment, soaked in offense. It's weird enough to be from the The Onion .

No on 2's latest claim: that Amendment 2 will lead to people being able to sell pot cookies, which would be the new date-rape drug.

Setting aside the colossal obtuseness of the claim for a minute, it's important to remember what is behind No on 2.

Money.

Big, big money.

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson got things rolling for the anti-medical weed movement with an initial $2.5 million donation. Republican fundraiser Mel Sembler is also backing the group financially.

Then there's the Florida Sheriff's Association, which reportedly makes big money and stands to make more as long as marijuana remains illegal.

The Florida Sheriff's Association has been banging the drum on the same talking point -- that Amendment 2 is filled with legal loopholes -- since launching its anti-medical weed movement.

The group released a video ad that lays on the fear-mongering pretty thick, constantly suggesting that if Amendment 2 is passed, weed will ultimately be legalized in all forms everywhere in Florida.

"A vote for Amendment 2," Florida Sheriffs Association President Sheriff Grady Judd says in the video, "is a vote for legalizing marijuana forever in the state of Florida."

The group's other claims have been that there will be a rise in accidents and crime should marijuana be legalized.

All these arguments have been debunked time and again. But that hasn't stopped No on 2 from going strong to the hoop with its efforts to scare the crap out of people who may not know better.

The latest attempt at "educating" folks is the ol' "pot cookies are a date-rape drug" argument.

According to the group, all the numerous Amendment 2 loopholes will lead to people finding ways to sell pot cookies (not pot brownies, apparently) legally, and then dudes will buy them and feed them to their hapless lady friends so they can rape them.

Also, know who loves cookies? Children! What will become of the children when they get their hands on them pot cookies?

United for Care's campaign manager, Ben Pollara, told New Times:
"If there was any doubt, the Florida Supreme Court has already ruled that the amendment will only be used in cases of debilitating illness. 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 that's not stopping No on 2 from putting out stuff like this while being totally serious at the same time:

Aside from the atrocious Photoshop job, the ad is comically pathetic while still managing to be insanely offensive. That's tough to pull off, but No on 2 seems to have nailed it.

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jose257
jose257 topcommenter

The sheriffs want to keep it illegal so they can


1. Conduct their perverted pornographic searches of rectums and vaginas looking for marijuana; 


2. Steal property with civil forfeiture law before you are even convicted; and


3. Shoot people.


derangedplague
derangedplague

That I am surprised like NO ONE has considered the following. Despite the ridiculousness, failure to dispute and disprove it only strengthens their argument. Look at Colorado and other places where legal/medical weed are okay. Then look at the DoJ records of rape. If there is an increase from before legislation to after then the argument might be sound. But I doubt it is. Also, that is really hoping that people aren't still afraid to come forward about rape because of, ::jazz hands;: Rape culture.


kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt

Looks like the regressive anti-pot forces have not changed their phony propaganda in 84 years.


1930: “Marihuana is responsible for the raping of white women by crazed n*****s.” —Hearst Newspapers Nationwide


tomsans
tomsans

The notion that a weed edible can be used as a substitute roofie is an absolute joke. To start off, I've never had a edible where you couldn't taste the weed, sure some were a lot better, but the flavor was all way there, so if someone gives you a cookie and you can taste the strong grassy flavor, you're probably drunk (and alcohol is the real date rape drug). 


Second the effects of marijuana don't work like rophenol, it can cause you to became air headed, loopy, mess up your perception of time and short term memory, you may get really hungry, paranoid or sleepy. Heck you might even pass out, but it's more of a light sleep that is easy to wake up out of, not a pill induced slumber that sleeping medication. 


My point is a person isn't going to do something they don't want to do on marijuana, heck you consume enough you might end up not doing the thing you wanted to do and just ordering a pizza instead. But the notion that it would make rape easier is just asinine. If you're worried about rapes, get rid of alcohol.

Paul Sutherland
Paul Sutherland

reefer madness. so medical marijuana-approved patients like cancer or epilepsy patients are going to start raping people? and use cookies to do so?

Brian Clough
Brian Clough

Ralph Rotholz, somehow we must get rid of this group if we are ever going to launch the next top secret project in the Ralphies product line. I think we are going to need to hire more children in the Indonesian Ralphinol factory to get our new " Date Ray Ray " cookie out by the end of the week.. Maybe we should hire Rayburn Goodson as the product rep.

Laser Cat Jimenez
Laser Cat Jimenez

Funny considering they haven't given a single fuck about preventing sexual assault until now.

kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt

@jose257 On July 28, 2014, Reason TV released "Do You Have It Up Your A ss?": Drug Warriors in New Mexico Go Too Far. Incorporating footage from cameras on the dashboards and lapels of New Mexico law enforcement officers, the program tells the story of Timothy Young, a man who was pulled over in Lordsburg, New Mexico, for a traffic violation in October 2012.


Hidalgo County deputies looking for drugs searched Young’s truck for more than two hours. After a K9 deputy claimed that his dog Leo alerted on the driver’s seat of Young’s truck, deputies obtained a search warrant to search Young’s body. Deputies then drove Young to the Gila Regional Medical Center, located an hour north in Silver City, New Mexico. Young was X-rayed and, while still in handcuffs, subjected to a digital search of his anal cavity. No drugs were found.


There is more to the story, however. Just three months after the Young incident, David Eckert was pulled over in front of a Walmart for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign in Deming, a small town about an hour east of Lordsburg. Eckert was about to begin a 14-hour ordeal. Once again, law enforcement officers called in the dog, Leo, and once again his trainer claimed that the dog alerted on the driver’s seat.


Deputies obtained a warrant and brought Eckert to the hospital in Deming, New Mexico, where a doctor refused to conduct an anal cavity search, calling it unethical. Undeterred, deputies drove Eckert an hour north to another hospital, where doctors had agreed to search Young’s anal cavity. While at the Gila Regional Medical Center, Eckert was X-rayed, digitally probed, forced to endure several enemas, and ultimately put under and given a colonoscopy without his consent. Once again, no drugs were found.


Young and Eckert sued all the parties involved. So far, Young has been awarded $925,000 from Hidalgo County, and Eckert has been awarded $1.6 million from Hidalgo County and the city of Deming.


kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt

@tomsans It's ironic that the backers of this advertisement are themselves guilty of locking up kids and allowing them to be raped.


"Mel Sembler’s name is most likely to strike fear into the hearts of anyone involved in teen drug rehabs. Sembler and his wife, Betty, founded a chain of such institutions under the name Straight, Inc., which at its peak in the ‘80s had 12 clinics in nine states and a track record of extreme abuse.


In one of many stories from Straight that have been exposed, a teenage girl testified to being compelled into the program after being caught with an airline bottle of liquor given to her by a friend, and then beaten, raped, locked in a janitor’s closet in pants soiled by urine, feces, and menstrual blood..


Newton, who held a PhD in public administration from an unaccredited institution, was chosen by the Semblers to be their national clinical director. He has had to pay out over $12 million in damages to his victims, who he has thrown against walls, held against their will, kidnapped, restrained in leg irons, forced into servitude, and otherwise abused."

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