Anti-Marijuana Ad Positions Marijuana as a Date Rape Drug

Taken from No on 2's Facebook page.

Taken from No on 2′s Facebook page.

What will they come up with next?

via News.Mic:

The news: This has gone too far. In its latest attempt to prevent the legalization of medical marijuana, a Florida group has launched a new campaign that suggests pot — not alcohol or roofies — will be used for date rape.

Sorry, ‘No On 2,’ marijuana is simply not a date rape drug.

Here’s how actual date rape drugs work: Predators slip drugs like ketamines (Special K) or rohypnol (roofies), which typically have no color, smell or taste, into drinks or food when their target isn’t paying attention. The drugs not only make you physically weak but slow down your brain, making you feel confused and sometimes knocking you unconscious, thereby unable to refuse sex.

Marijuana doesn’t work that way. Worse still, misleading ads like these distract people from the fact that a (perfectly legal) drug is the single most commonly used substance to help commit sexual assault — alcohol. While there is some evidence to suggest that people experience impaired judgment while high, weed’s effect on reasoning and reaction time is far less pronounced than alcohol’s. Never mind the women survivors who have actually experienced sexual assault after being drugged with real date rape substances.

The ‘No On 2′ group, which opposes Florida’s Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative 2, also happens to be the same organization that previously posted a video called The Devil is in the Details which claimed that Amendment 2 would grant easy access to pot for anyone, regardless of their medical state. Yet the amendment specifically states that it “does not authorize ‘the use of medical marijuana by anyone other than a qualifying patient.’”

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  • BuzzCoastin

    what?!
    are they high?
    no
    they live in Florida
    nuf said

    • http://lmgtfy.com/ jasonpaulhayes

      Just go to a “Pain Management Center” and snort some of that state approved, free OxyConton.

      #floridaman #bigpharma

      • BuzzCoastin

        the legal hypocricy of aMerka
        is always money inspired

        aMerkin freedom
        let psychotic jingoism reign

      • Opposite Day

        Funny, I got hurt while working out-of-state and went to one of those “Pain Management Centers.” They had me take a drug test right after they called my name. I sat and waited for the doctor to come into the room I was in. When he finally came in he had my test results with him. He asked what I was there for, I told him I re-herniated my lower disc in my back. He looks at me, did a basic check up, saw I was in pain. Then tells me and I quote; “Your drug screening tested positive for marijuana and in this state we cannot provide you with any medications if you test positive for illicit drugs.” So I just stared at him like WTF marijuana is less harmful than anything you’re about to give me. Then he ripped the paper up infront of me and said; “I can see you’re in pain so I’m just going to pretend I didn’t see this.” I walked out with a prescription for 120 15mg Oxycodone, 60 350mg Carisoprodol and some type of steroid pack. True story.

        • http://lmgtfy.com/ jasonpaulhayes

          Thanks for sharing that personal account… sorry you had to go through all of that.

          • Opposite Day

            Yeah the pain really really sucked. Disc herniation’s are no joke. However, I would have taken some marijuana over any of those other drugs. I was like a zombie for days after I started taking that stuff. Much more so then from any pot I’ve ever had. What I want to emphasize is that those other drugs are sooooo much worse than marijuana. Yet marijuana was looked at by the doctors as the bad drug. At some level he must have understood how ridiculous it was to have marijuana in the same category as cocaine, crack, heroin, meth, etc etc. That law’s not in place because of people going into pain clinics to get their marijuana fix lol.

          • JaiGuru

            They’re not SOOOO much worse. Opiates are incredibly safe when taken responsibly. You pot heads are every bit a full of shit as the people who made refer madness. Just retards yapping at retards.

          • Opposite Day

            Marijuana is incredibly safe when taken irresponsibly.. So what’s your point again?

            Ad hominem, ad hominem… Not a very constructive way to get your point across.

          • Dingbert

            Bigoted language there, but you’ve got a point. Cannabis can be great for minor to moderate pain, but if you’re in extreme pain, opiates/opioids are much better. You can’t compare cannabis to, say, Fentanyl.

            It’s also important to note opioids themselves are addictive, but most are not very lethal. There is an antidote for overdose. It’s primarily the inclusion of Tylenol in those drugs that causes irreversible damage and death. Why add a minor analgesic like Tylenol to powerful pain-killers? To prevent abuse (and perhaps, for the conspiracy-minded, to promote eugenics). We never learn:

            http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2010/02/the_chemists_war.html

          • Opposite Day

            Thank you for the constructive info. It’s much better to speak in a civil manner when trying to get your point across. ;-)

  • Anarchy Pony

    But, but… the weed is evil! They told me so in elementary school!

  • BuzzCoastin

    it would be interesting to know
    who funds ghis group
    I’m too nonplussed to bother looking

  • Hally Yust

    God the world would be a scary place if everyone was sober.

  • Simon Valentine

    it’s about swaying the votes of rape victims, empathizers, and sympathizers to be in support of marijuana

    it’s called an anti-idiocy paratrooper campaign
    …or it’s illegal

  • Oginikwe

    They need to toke up and find out about what they are talking about.

  • HCE

    Try as they might, they can’t stem the rising tide. No pun intended.

    I’m not a user of this plant, but I can see what’s coming, and the futility of trying to stop it. There are too many people for it, and too much money pushing for this to happen.

    Gawd knows it’s long overdue. The world would likely be a better place if everyone gave up alcohol for pot.

    • Virtually Yours

      “The world would likely be a better place if everyone gave up alcohol for pot” I’d vote for MDMA, but ultimately it comes down to moderation…you shouldn’t have to give up alcohol or pot (or whatever flavor of the rainbow you happen to prefer) unless it represents a serious roadblock in your life. Goddess bless those who are able/willing to face this world sober…I’ll raise my pipe to that :-)

      • JaiGuru

        And we’ll keep drug testing you at our private work places to make sure your “prescription” for play drugs never interferes with your ability to remain unemployed. Sorry son, but neithe rone of you understands politics AT ALL. Legalization just singles you out so the private public can put you in your corner where junkies belong. Criminalization was the best hiding place you had.

        • Virtually Yours

          *YAWN*

        • Andrew

          You say that like unemployment is a bad thing.

  • Opposite Day

    Florida, not like the rest of us.

  • Virtually Yours

    Ketamine, not “ketamines”, although I will probably hear it that way in my head from now on: “Hold on, dude…I forgot to grab the ketamines!”

    Also, it seems strange that there is no mention of GHB in this article, even though the “More disinformation for you” pop-up is currently recommending an article about GHB prohibition.

  • Number1Framer

    Last time I ate edible pot I accidentally gang-raped myself. I tried to rationalize and said things like, “I was asking for it,” or “I won’t wake up til after I’m done then I won’t remember.” I ended up calling the cops and turning myself in and am now serving a sentence as a rapist, so no more of that evil shit for me.

  • InfvoCuernos

    She’s totally going to have her way with him, poor bastard.

  • misinformation

    Jesus christ. Just when I was starting to believe things would be okay…

    • JaiGuru

      Yeah, be scared of the unverified nonsense. Hurry up and be paranoid because it’s not like this site isn’t paid for by ad dollars and every damn “article” is a poor attempt at SEO to bring in the gullible.

      • misinformation

        So, you’re saying there’s no ‘Vote No on 2′ campaign that is trying to convince people that marijuana will be used as a date rape drug?

        Or are you saying that you completely missed the context of my response?

  • marvin nubwaxer

    with big business positioning themselves for monopolies for the growth and sales of cannabis it will only be a few years from now that it will be legal.

    • Andrew

      And from there it will eventually become a psychiatric prescription.

      And from there people will eventually be involuntarily committed for refusing to toke.

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