You know why (most) cops don’t want marijuana legalized? Cause they’d have to focus on real (more dangerous) crime while they’d have a lot less to do (and more time to eat donuts). The likely result: many officers would probably be out of jobs and have to migrate to mall or amusement park security.
And in Florida, the state’s sheriffs REALLY don’t want medical marijuana entering their domain. To combat the “devil’s lettuce” threat, they’ve launched a campaign with the (super witty!) title: “Don’t Let Florida Go To Pot”. The goal: don’t let reefer madness infiltrate the Sunshine State.
Of the 67 Sheriffs in Florida’s Sheriff ‘s Association, 63 have lent their support to this (absurd) campaign. And they are all
high drunk on delusions:
“Of the 20 states with the highest driver acknowledgement of drugged driving, 15 were states that have passed legislation legalizing marijuana,” the association said in a statement. “The Los Angeles and Denver police departments have reported significant increases in crime since marijuana was legalized in their respective states.” [First Coast News]
Well, that’s just completely false. A recent report out of Denver concluded the exact opposite: that crime has actually seen a decrease since legalization. So these Sheriffs either don’t read the news, or love perpetuating false myths which directly contradict a recent, nation-wide news story.
And that’s why, come November–when Floridians vote for medical marijuana–these Sheriffs seem likely to wind up the losers here. In 2014, when it comes to pot, reason triumphs “authority.” Even in Florida.