The many opponents of legalized marijuana in Florida have come and gone, defeated with facts and science and the power of the people. But, like a ferocious hungry hydra looking to devour the movement at every turn, opposition continues to rear its long, scaly talons at preventing medical weed from being legalized.
The most recent — and perhaps biggest — opposition to date comes in the form of the Florida Sheriffs Association, which has launched a staunch anti-Amendment 2 campaign called “Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot.”
On its website, the FSA put up a “public safety” page, detailing reasons why it opposes the passing of Amendment 2 and linking to different articles that support its concerns.
The FSA is also joining other anti-medical marijuana groups, such as Save Our Society From Drugs, to push the “Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot” movement, although it says it’s not planning on making it a political thing.
While it does plan on taking donations for the campaign, the FSA’s tax status keeps it from outright telling people to vote no on Amendment 2.
Read more over at the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.