Pubdate: Mon, 30 Dec 2013
Source: Tampa Bay Times (FL)
Copyright: 2013 Scott McKown
Note: Named the St. Petersburg Times from 1884-2011.
Author: Scott McKown

Re: Locals: Let ill people use pot | Dec. 26


Calvina Fay, the anti-medical marijuana executive for Save Our Society
from Drugs, states: "But regardless of whether one believes that
street pot is medicine, when people examine the proposed amendment's
language closely, they reject it because it is fraught with so many
loopholes and opportunities for abuse that would be very bad for Florida."

Her statement counters her intention of making medical marijuana seem
like a bad idea by using the term "street pot is medicine." In reality
that is what people in Florida have now.

If medical marijuana became legal it would be regulated by the state
from growing stage to treatment stage. Fay's statement is akin to
saying we cannot legalize alcohol because bathtub gin can make you go

Scott McKown, Palm Harbor 
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