Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Trujillo said Thursday voters should say “no” to Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana in the Sunshine State.
Trujillo expressed concerns on enforcing the amendment and also warned edible marijuana could pose a danger to Florida children.
“Amendment 2 would be a disaster for Florida,” Trujillo said. “We already know from states like California that this pot candy is extremely deceptive to children and 2,000 pot shops are the last thing Florida needs. Worst of all, though, if Amendment 2 passes we won’t be able to fix it in the Legislature. It will be a permanent change. I urge all Floridians to vote no on Amendment 2!”
Christina Johnson, the spokeswoman for the VOTE NO on 2 campaign, thanked Trujillo for coming out in opposition to the amendment, and called the proposal “nothing more than a scam.”
Amendment 2, backed by People United for Medical Marijuana, has polled favorably with Florida voters since pollsters started tracking the 2016 attempt, with one recent survey showing 77 percent of voters in favor of the proposal.
In 2014, the medical marijuana fell two points short of the required 60 percent total for adoption, despite most major polls showing it would pass in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections.
As of Oct. 7, People United’s total fundraising had about $750,000 in the bank, while Drug Free Florida, the principal committee opposing the amendment, had about $380,000 on hand.