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Question 3 is about medical marijuana. I support medical but also what *62% of MA voters have been shown to support, completely legal cannabis. *MassCann/NORML 2011 funded poll shows 62% of voters support full legalization.
My views are my own and do not reflect the Committee for Compassionate Use nor do they represent MassCann/NORML.
Hey Michael—I'm a reporter at WGBH. I'm guessing you saw this press release from the No on 3 people. The implication is that you're behind that video of the ALS patient—but Lisa Barstow admits she doesn't know if you actually are. Can you tell me if you had anything to do with the shooting/production of that video, or either of the other two testimonials on the Cttee for Compassionate Medicine site?
Media Release | MaVoteNoOnQuestion3.com
For immediate release
Contact: Lisa Barstow | firstname.lastname@example.org | 617-480-1719
“Medical” Marijuana Proponent Openly Admits to Real Aim of Ballot Question 3: Make Pot Widely Available and Legal for All
Wayland – In a stunning YouTube video, a leading activist in the effort to pass Ballot Question 3 to legalize “medical” marijuana has definitively described his true objective: legalize pot and make it widely available across Massachusetts and the country.
Mike Cann, the same person who posted an emotional video of an ALS patient stating he uses “medical” marijuana to alleviate symptoms, openly mocks a public service announcement (PSA) of the committee to oppose Question 3, MaVoteNoOnQuestion3.com, by following that PSA with a personal tirade admitting that the overarching goal of the Yes on 3 campaign is to legalize pot for the masses.
“It’s disturbing that proponents of Question 3 openly tout how they are strategically playing on the public’s compassion for the chronically ill simply to dupe the state of Massachusetts into joining their crusade to fully legalize marijuana. As people learn the details they begin to understand that this movement is completely disingenuous and the end goal is for widespread use and abuse of marijuana," said Heidi Heilman, chief spokeswoman for MaVoteNoOnQuestion3.com and president of the Massachusetts Prevention Alliance, a statewide organization made up of community-based substance abuse prevention coalitions working to address the rising rates of youth marijuana use in the Commonwealth.
James Broadhurst, M.D. chairman of MaVoteNoOnQuestion3.com and a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society is outraged by the blatant and reckless effort to pass off Question 3 as “good for patients” when it’s nothing more than a ruse for a vocal minority and billionaire businessman Peter Lewis who want pot shops to be as prevalent in our communities as convenience stores.
“Marijuana is a very dangerous drug especially for our youth whose brains and neurological systems are still forming. Our treatment centers are filled with teens who are having real problems with marijuana addiction, most of whom got their pot from diverted medical marijuana” added Dr. Broadhurst.
Cann’s additional videos with “the King of Pot” and attendees of the “Freedom Rally” — an annual event on Boston Common where hundreds come to get high – focused on advocating for the full legalization of pot by 2016.
“These videos actually make our case for us: Question 3 is not about alleviating human suffering but about making marijuana easy to get and ensuring that pot shops are as prevalent in every Massachusetts city and town as any 7-Eleven store,” Ms. Heilman said.
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