Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Proposition 215
Arguments on this page are the opinions of the authors and have not been checked for accuracy by any official agency.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SAYS: ''. . . Marijuana is not a substitute for appropriate anti-nausea drugs for cancer chemotherapy and vomiting. [We] see no reason to support the legalization of marijuana for medical use."
Thousands of scientific studies document the harmful physical and psychological effects of smoking marijuana. It is not compassionate to give sick people a drug that will make them sicker.
SMOKING MARIJUANA IS NOT APPROVED BY THE FDA FOR ANY ILLNESS
Morphine and codeine are FDA approved drugs. The FDA has not approved smoking marijuana as a treatment for any illness.
Prescriptions for easily abused drugs such as morphine and codeine must be in writing, and in triplicate, with a copy sent to the Department of Justice so these dangerous drugs can be tracked and kept off the streets. Proposition 215 requires absolutely no written documentation of any kind to grow or smoke marijuana. It will create legal loopholes that would protect drug dealers and growers from prosecution.
PROPOSITION 215 IS MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION--NOT MEDICINE
- Federal laws prohibit the possession and cultivation of marijuana. Proposition 215 would encourage people to break federal law.
- Proposition 215 will make it legal for people to smoke marijuana in the workplace . . . or in public places . . . next to your children.
NOT ONE MAJOR DOCTOR'S ORGANIZATION,
LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION OR
DRUG EDUCATION GROUP SUPPORTS
PROPOSITION 215--IT'S A SCAM CONCOCTED AND
FINANCED BY DRUG LEGALIZATION ADVOCATES!
PLEASE VOTE NO .
- SHERIFF BRAD GATES
Past President, California
State Sheriffs' Association
ERIC A. VOTH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Chairman, The International Drug Strategy Institute
Executive Director, D.A.R.E. America