Tallahassee, Fla. – The Vote No on 2 Campaign highlighted Politifact’s examination of the “drug dealer” loophole and whether obtaining permission to be a caregiver is easy. As written, Amendment 2 only contains one requirement to become a caregiver – that the individual be 21 years of age or older. Politifact determined that it would be “premature” to rate the claim because the framers of the Amendment repeatedly (and intentionally) kept Amendment 2 vague.
Politifact writes: “But when it comes to comparing whether it’s easier to obtain caregiver status than it is to get a drivers license, there’s just no way to know yet, since the amendment’s framers have repeatedly kept things vague.”
“Politifact reaffirmed what we have been saying all along: That the framers of this Amendment are intentionally misleading voters,” said Sarah Bascom, spokesperson for the Vote No on 2 Campaign. “Amendment 2 is written so vaguely that it has created enormous loopholes, loopholes that are dangerous and will cause real harm to Floridians.”
“And, the drug dealer loophole, which allows so-called ‘caregivers’ to distribute pot to their ‘patients’ without requiring any prior medical training, is only the beginning,” said Bascom. “Floridians deserve better. They deserve to know the truth behind Amendment 2, not just a smoke and mirrors misinformation campaign led by proponents of Amendment 2 who really, ultimately want the full legalization of pot.”
Politifact also cites arguments from Vote No on 2 supporter and Constitutional Attorney Susan Kelsey who says: “The pivotal point is the distinction between what Amendment 2, as written, requires, and what may be implemented later.” Kelsey continued: “Our claim is that Amendment 2 itself does not impose any requirements on people seeking to be caregivers other than their age and their agreement to serve as caregivers.”
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The Vote No on 2 Campaign is a grassroots campaign, bringing the truth about Amendment 2 to the voters of Florida. Its coalition includes members of law enforcement, business leaders, constitutional law attorneys, doctors and other medical professionals, parents and Floridians from all walks of life. Amendment 2 is simply a guise to legalize pot smoking in Florida and the goal of this campaign is to point out the loopholes and explain why this Amendment is bad for Florida.