You can breathe a sigh of relief, Nebraska. There’s a group volunteering to protect you from cannabis. Now, who’s going to protect you from them?
PRIDE Omaha officials announced on Wednesday a new campaign to combat efforts to legalize marijuana in Nebraska, reports Jay Withrow at the Omaha World-Herald.
The local anti-drug organization, which has been pissing off potheads since 1978, is unveiling KNOW, Keep Nebraska Off Weed.
The campaign is officially opposing at least two efforts to legalize marijuana in Nebraska, according to Susie Dugan, PRIDE Omaha’s executive director. The legalization efforts are collecting signatures to get a proposed constitutional amendment on the November 2012 general election ballot.
|Susie Dugan, Keep Nebraska Off Weed: “Our nation has lost its focus on fighting marijuana.” (Susie must be a real freak, if-you-know-what-I-mean. What is that necklace made out of, HANDCUFFS?)|
Signatures from 10 percent of registered voters in Nebraska would qualify the proposed amendment for the ballot. That number was just over 112,000 signatures in 2008.
The nonprofit organization’s website, www.prideprevention.org, has been updated to reflect the new anti-marijuana effort, and “tool kits” are being being available to media, children, parents, businesses and others highlighting the supposed dangers of marijuana and how it would be just horrible beyond words if the stuff were legalized.
“Since the 1990s, our nation has lost its focus on fighting marijuana,” Dugan said regretfully at a press conference held at the Safety and Health Council building.
“We challenge” parents, children and others “to know the truth about marijuana and its legalization,” Dugan said. “Not here, not now, not ever.”
The KNOW campaign is encouraging Nebraskans to sign PRIDE Omaha’s self-righteous declaration opposing marijuana legalization. (Ironically, the URL for PRIDE Omaha’s website is “prideprevention.org.”)
PRIDE Omaha doesn’t care if you’re sick — you still don’t get to smoke any of that evil marijuana. The organization also opposes legalization for medicinal purposes, Dugan said.