No on 2's Ads Are Silly

Oct 25 2016 Tags: Legalities

If you needed another example of how No on 2 is trying to mislead voters, take their latest online ad. 

In their ad, they try to compare pharmacists with "Budtenders"—their phrase for people who run dispensaries. They say that under Amendment 2, pot could be obtained without a prescription, and not in a pharmacy.

Here's what's misleading about that: Under (antiquated) federal law, medical marijuana can't be prescribed by a physician. It can't be sold by a pharmacist. However, it can be RECOMMENDED by a physician and the state is not prevented from setting the criteria for what businesses can legally sell to the public. 


Amendment 2 makes it clear: To get medical marijuana, you must have a serious, debilitating illness or condition (such as cancer, HIV/Aids, MS, PTSD), AND you must have a written recommendation from a licensed physician.  If you're a minor, you must have the written consent of a parent/guardian. 

To imply otherwise is simply to lie to voters, and further the suffering of those that would have had access had they lived in 25 other states or DC.


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- Ben

Ben Pollara
Campaign Manager
United for Care

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