Pros and ridiculous cons of Prop 203


Advocates of Proposition 203 say that:

  • “If Arizona passes this initiative we will become the 15th state to allow seriously ill patients battling diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS to use medical marijuana, with their doctor’s approval, which will relieve their pain and suffering and improve their quality of life.”
  • “Unlike California, where it’s possible to get a doctor’s recommendation to use marijuana for almost any condition, only patients with a limited number of serious and debilitating conditions, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s Disease, glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis (MS), will be able to acquire medical marijuana in Arizona.”
  • “If Arizona passes this initiative we will become the 15th state to allow seriously ill patients battling diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS to use medical marijuana, with their doctor’s approval, which will relieve their pain and suffering and improve their quality of life.”

Marijuana is a all natural, non addicting, non lethal medicinal plant that could improve the lives of many people. Although I think that prop 203 is a flawed bill, it’s a start. The social stigma of marijuana as “dangerous” and a someone who smokes it is a “drug addict” needs to be changed.

Opponents of Proposition 203 say that:

  • “Because pain is a personal experience that’s difficult to confirm with diagnostic tests, recreational marijuana users may complain of “severe or chronic pain” to their doctors and (with their recommendation) get a marijuana registration card. Many states that have implemented medical marijuana laws have found that most applicants cite “severe or chronic pain” as part of their qualifying medical condition.”

If they are in pain, what harm does it do to another person if someone wants medicine that is all natural and non lethal to help them? I can take a bunch of WAY stronger and addicitve perscription pills for pain. But someone wants to medicate themself the natural way they are not allowed?

  • “So limiting prescriptions to licensed physicians obviously won’t protect against drug abuse. Neither will rules limiting medical marijuana to specific conditions. Prop 203 lists severe pain as a permitted condition, but pain is easy to fake and impossible to disprove. “

Abuse a drug? Nay, Marijuana is a plant.   And abusing it? What? Will you do overeat or watch too much tv?

  • “Increased drug use and availability worsens crime problems, and puts public safety severely at risk. Pot shops are targeted by robbers, and increased crime, drug abuse, marijuana impaired drivers and vehicular fatalities involving marijuana use flourish. This proposition is extremely bad for public safety, for public health and is just plain bad public policy.”

How many people a DAY get in car accident and get killed because of driving under the influence of alcohol and perscription drugs? How many people rob convience stores to get alcohol? How many people ALREADY smoke illegally? Last time I checked making marijuana legal WON’T make people STOP driving. Just like it doesn’t stop people from driving under the influence of anything else.

  • “Beyond being simply unnecessary, Prop 203 sends a dangerous message to our children that illegal drugs are not only acceptable, but beneficial. That message undermines the effort to protect children from exposure to illegal drugs and to educate them about the consequences of destructive behavior like illegal drug use.”

Dangerous message? Marijuana didn’t start out illegal, misseducation and propaganda made it so. Alcohol was illegal for a short time, yet it is acceptable to drink it now. No one is saying that children should be smoking weed. But as an ADULT I should have the right to put whatever I CHOOSE into my body. Especially something as harmless and enjoyable as marijuana.

 If you are against the legalization of marijuana you either don’t know enough about it, or haven’t tried it. End of story.

Needless to say, if you live in Arizona

VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 203!!!!!!!!

LEGALIZE AND EDUCATE THE WORLD!!!!!!!!