New ad from Drug Free Florida says marijuana ‘is not medicine’

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Drug Free Florida is out with a new TV ad questioning the assertion that medical marijuana is medicine.

The 30-second spot, according to the Vote No on 2 campaign, is meant to compare a prescription drug with marijuana. According to the campaign, Marinol, a prescription drug, has the same benefits as marijuana but is “regulated by the FDA and prescribed by a doctor.”

“This is not medicine, not regulated by the FDA, not prescribed by a doctor. But Amendment 2 makes it legal” a narrator says in the 30-second spot as people are shown smoking marijuana. “Why? Because Amendment 2 is a scam.”

The ad goes on to say “you don’t smoke medicine.”

The committee ran a successful campaign against the 2014 medical marijuana amendment. That proposal received 58 percent of the vote, just shy of the 60 percent needed to become law.

The current proposal allows people with debilitating medical conditions, as determined by a licensed Florida physician, to use medical marijuana. The amendment defines a debilitating condition as cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, and post-traumatic stress disorder, among other things.

Recent polling found 70 percent of likely Florida voters said they support the 2016 ballot initiative.

Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster


3 comments

  • William J Jacobs

    September 23, 2016 at 9:44 am

    next thing they will be telling us is that we are winning the war on drugs !

  • Inacity Media

    September 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Not medicine? I’m quoting Dr. Sanjay Gupta, “you can’t take one chemical compound out of a plant like Pharma does, to get the full medical effect the whole plant needs to be utilized, this is called The Entourage Effect. Google it for yourself. Also Google What is an Endo-Cannabinoid system? Every human has one and when we utilize all Cannabinoids and Terpenes from the Cannabis plant, the Cannabinoids fit into our CB1 and CB2 Receptors like puzzle pieces. Cannabis is the only medicine we should be using!

  • Mike Parent

    September 23, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    There’s no lie these Prohibitionists won’t tell
    Here’s what the govt experts, the DEA found in a DEA commissioned study!
    16. Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care.”
    http://www.ccguide.org/young88.php

    60 peer reviewed studies
    http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000884

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