During the upcoming election, taking place on November 4, 2014, Florida will be voting on the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, Amendment 2, a law designed to ensure the people’s right to access Medical Marijuana. According to Ballot Pedia, “an interactive almanac of U.S. politics,“ patients who qualify as having a “debilitating medical condition,” will be legally allowed to use marijuana and experience its many fascinating effects.
Among those conditions are “cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, hepatitis C, HIV, AIDS, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease.“
Now, for the last year and half, Medical Marijuana advocates have been marching up and down the sidewalks of my college campus collecting supporters for this initiative.
This strikes me as just a tad bit inappropriate; offensive even. I mean what is the message being sent here? I get the feeling that college students are being targeted one, because we tend to have a very low rate of voter participation and two, because these advocates believe that college kids will come out to vote if it’s about something they actually “care about,” weed.