“Marijuana-Free Florida” presents the third in a series of public forums against the constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana to be held from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on August 22nd, 2016 at The Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road, in the Cortez Commons shopping center.
Women involved in the highly-profitable marijuana cash-crop industry are paid extra to harvest cannabis topless and frequently suffer sexual abuse. Ads for women workers describe them as sex objects:
“[L]ooking for new help, topless extra” or “Need a good looking trimmer that is … open minded [for sex acts].”
When California legalized medical marijuana, the public had no idea that the State’s rivers would be dried up due to each marijuana plant consuming five gallons of water per day, multiplied by 50,000 marijuana farms just in California and millions of thirsty plants, according to Scientific American. In fact, water consumption by every marijuana plant exceeds water consumption of the migrant workers, including children, who prepare marijuana for market.
Marijuana is a profit-driven cash crop, as was cotton, grown outdoors on plantations, often owned by interstate corporations, and in windowless, isolated factories, where migrants can labor under slave-like conditions. In California’s medical marijuana industry, migrants have been shot and murdered, execution-style, by the plantation owner on a rural 800-acre farm.
Throughout the world, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, many thousands of impoverished children have been found imprisoned as slaves in marijuana factories.
In Florida, the first marijuana factory is hidden from public view in a rural area, surrounded by barbed wire, protected by armed guards, and secured by numerous checkpoints where cell phones are confiscated.
The decision to expand marijuana in Florida has limitless ramifications for expanded human trafficking, escalating crimes against women and children, enormous environmental damage through drought created by millions of ever-thirsty marijuana plants and gigantic electric consumption in marijuana factories, and deteriorating health conditions of migrant worker families and marijuana consumers exposed to high levels of toxic pesticides used on the plants and effectively unregulated by under-staffed agencies.
EDITORS NOTE: The suggested donation for this event is $7.00. Please contact The Al Katz Center: 941-313-9239. This event includes materials, speakers, and films.