Florida might seem to be safely inside occupied territory for drug warriors, but ’tis not so. Medical marijuana has widespread support, which when you think about how many elderly folk there are dealing with health problems makes a lot of sense. And as is true nationwide younger people tend to support it more. So some Florida Democrats are pushing a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana, making Florida the first Southern state to legalize any sort of pot use, as a means of attracting precisely those younger voters, who don’t tend to vote in non-Presidential election years at anything like the rate of angry old white guys, a group that would presumably would tend to vote against the measure.
They’re also pushing to get people to vote by absentee ballot. As a drug warrior you know you’re losing when the other side is able to say publicly something everyone knows to be true, and have it be a positive contribution to the campaign:
“We want to be able to have our stereotypical, lazy pothead voters to be able to vote from their couch,” said Ben Pollara, a Democratic fundraiser and campaign manager for the United for Care group, which also plans to get voters to the polls on Election Day.
To the horrified drug warrior: Dude. It’s over, give it up. Like gay marriage, this is a done deal. Adjust.