AZ to MA: Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You…Vote No on Question 3

AZ to MA: Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You…Vote No on Question 3
In April 2012, this letter was sent by the “Keep AZ Drug Free” the group opposed to the “medical” marijuana initiative in Arizona. The equivalent of Massachusetts Question 3 passed by just 4,200 votes or 2/10% in Arizona.

Every tactic, false promise, and deception of the pro “medical” marijuana movement cautioned in this letter, and more, has been experienced in Massachusetts. The consequences and buyers’ remorse will predictably follow as well. We still have a chance.  Learn what’s in the law and Vote NO on Question 3 on November 6, 2102. Here’s the letter…

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Weed Should be Illegal–Here’s why & why you should vote “no” on Question 3

Weed Should be Illegal–Here’s why & why you should vote “no” on Question 3

[As printed in “The Fix, addiction and recovery straight up” November 2, 2012, Feature:]

According to this former Obama Administration advisor, the risks of legalization far outweigh the potential benefits—and he claims he’s got the data to prove it.

Tomorrow, voters in three states will decide whether or not marijuana should be legal. For some people, even those in recovery, marijuana use presents a net benefit in society. They believe that others can enjoy a joint once in a while without suffering significant consequences. For others, marijuana represents a serious health and social problem. I was senior advisor at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and this was the conflict we in the Obama Administration faced when we put together the President’s first drug strategy: What do we do about the “marijuana problem?”

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You have to be kidding, YouTube.

You have to be kidding, YouTube.

UPDATE, 12:53 p.m., Nov. 5: YouTube caves to media pressure. The “Question 3 in 3 Minutes” video link has been restored.

News of YouTube’s indiscriminate removal of MAVoteNoOnQuestion3.com’s explanatory video “Question 3 in 3 Minutes” received local and worldwide attention. The Stockholm-based World Federation Against Drugs picked up the story this morning, and the The Boston Globe called YouTube — which, after a cursory investigation, restored the link. If the proponents of Ballot Question 3 will stoop so low as to flag our content for removal from YouTube, what else might they do?

YouTube owes our campaign — and Massachusetts voters — some explanations. Fast.

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Recovery High School Principal says legalizing medical marijuana sends wrong message

Recovery High School Principal says legalizing medical marijuana sends wrong message

Things like question 3 send the wrong message.

Decriminalization sends the wrong message.

Legalization of medical marijuana sends the wrong message.

“Our kids are going into treatment, getting clean and getting sober and when they come out they’ve nowhere to go. They go back to their old people, places or things, their old schools and they were relapsing at really high rates.” — Roger Oser, Principal of  Ostiguy Recovery High School in Boston.

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[video] Massachusetts Police Chiefs urge “Vote No on 3″. This is not about medicine…

[video] Massachusetts Police Chiefs urge “Vote No on 3″. This is not about medicine…

Massachusetts Chiefs of Police urge a “No” vote on Ballot Question 3, medical marijuana in Massachusetts.  ”This would entirely change the balance on perception of risk.  It would send the wrong message to kids that marijuana is medicine. It is not medicine.

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The most open and UNRESTRICTIVE medical marijuana law this side of California.

The most open and UNRESTRICTIVE medical marijuana law this side of California.

Question 3 presents us with the most open and UNRESTRICTIVE medical marijuana law this side of California. 

Compared to other New England states, this law presents a wide open system of marijuana production and distribution that is rife with loopholes and open to abuse.  If you take 3 minutes to understand this 6 page law, you will find that:  Question 3 has:

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Ballot Question 3 in Statistical Dead Heat; While Parents of Deceased Teen Say “21st Century” Pot Led to His Death

“We never imagined that smoking pot could take our son from us.” Lisa and Bill Brandon, Acton, Massachusetts, parents of Connor Brandon (19) who died July 2012. “We want you to vote NO on Question 3.  For Brandon, and for every young person like him.”

Boston – MaVoteNOonQuestion3.com today held a press conference in Boston making the case that once voters become aware of the dangers of a proliferation of “medical marijuana” they choose to vote no.

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“Consider the Science” when you vote on medical marijuana says Dr. Knight

“Consider the Science” when you vote on medical marijuana says Dr. Knight

“There’s a lot at stake here,” cautions Dr. John Knight of Children’s Hospital. “I would urge you all to consider the science when you cast your vote.”

“Two factors predict marijuana usage rates among young people: Availability, and how harmful youth perceive the drug to be. If the medical marijuana statute for Massachusetts is passed, very potent marijuana will become far more available, and in states that have passed these laws the usage rates go way up.”  Watch the video…

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Boston Globe’s Opinion: Voters should check “no” on Question 3

Boston Globe’s Opinion: Voters should check “no” on Question 3

Medical marijuana raises too many unanswered issues

In a thoughtful, balanced and incisive look at the medical marijuana law proposed for Massachusetts in ballot Question 3 The Boston Globe, in its Opinion published on Tuesday, October 29th concludes:

“Despite some persuasive arguments in favor of marijuana’s medicinal properties, voters should check “no” on Question 3.

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Mayor Tom Koch Says No on MA Medical Marijuana

Mayor Tom Koch Says No on MA Medical Marijuana

“This bill is fraught with problems, it’s reckless,” warns Mayor Tom Koch of Quincy.

Lending his voice in opposition to a poorly constructed law under an out-of-state funded ballot question, Mayor Koch joins Senator John Keenan, Representative Carolyn Dykema, Representative Martin Walsh, drug addiction specialists, counselors, law enforcement officials and doctors of the Massachusetts Medical Society, recovering youth addicts, and a growing population whose support for the question is changing to “no” as they become informed and realize how similarly word laws are failing in other states.

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