medical marijuana Politics

Florida medical marijuana ballot initiative

The truth about how Medical Marijuana and what it means to the growing list of states that allow it.

In many ways for years there has been an issue with the use of cannabis and its related products that have been sold for years in many states.

While there are demonstrated  issues that are a by product of legal medical marijuana the fact is that for some people it is something that can help in the treatment of some medical conditions.

It could be that for some people the proper use of medical marijuana might actually help and yes it is true that there are some that will abuse the system.

The thing is there are some people that will use medical marijuana when there is little or no reason to do so.

They are those people that would take this medication and use it as a recreational drug, they are going to do that anyway.

You can reduce the number of people who do this however you cant stop them from actually going out and buying it on the streets.

You can call it a gateway drug, but in essence almost every thing is a gateway drug and the most important thing to consider is that the number one gateway drug has not been effectively regulated.

The identity of that  gateway drug might surprise you.

Cigarettes are the single biggest gateway drug period.

Or could it be something else?

Like Alcohol…

Yes, 20 years of anti cigarette commercials, on TV on the radio, on various forms of media, have not deterred the overall use of this drug.

Using cigarettes can lead to alcohol use and other drugs. 

It is a fact that it is a short hop skip and a jump from cigarettes to alcoholic beverages.

The truth about almost everything in life is that making a smart choice can be difficult and more than anything else, it is most important to realize that you cannot stop people from making poor choices, you can make it illegal, you can throw people in jail, you can ostracize them from society, but nothing you try to do will stop that small percentage of the population that are going to do what they want to do regardless of the consequences.






FTC in the wrong?

Is the FTC biting off more than it can chew in trying to regulate the internet,

Broadcast, TV, Cable TV, Subscriber lines, Radio, what will be next, free speech?

will you one day wake up to find that you can no longer express an opinion?

When good men do not stand up to the oppressive idea of ignorant fools how will we ever be free?

The same consumer protection laws that apply to commercial activities in other media apply online. The FTC Acts prohibition on unfair or deceptive acts or practices encompasses Internet advertising, marketing and sales. In addition, many Commission rules and guides are not limited to any particular medium used to disseminate claims or advertising, and therefore, apply to online activi- ties.

Is the above statement accurate?

Seriously is the above statement really accurate, do the same consumer protection laws equally apply to commercial activities in other media online.

The day that broadcast commercials apply the same disclosure statements, that the FTC proposes for internet advertisements will be the day that they have got it right…

The problem is that there are two sets of rules, one for broadcast television commercials and a second one that they allegedly wish to oppress the internet with.

Will this end up being a method to create the “fairness doctrine for the internet”

Do yourself a favor, read and comment on the disclosure proposals for online advertising.

will we find the truth or will we end up loosing our freedom to speak out loud.

from dot com disclosures.

Disclosures that are required to prevent an ad from being misleading

The problem here is this, until the same protection is applied to broadcast television then this is not constitutional.

So, when will be see equal protection for broadcast Television?

To make a disclosure clear and conspicuous, advertisers should:

  • Place disclosures near, and when possible, on the same screen as the trigger-ing claim.
  • Use text or visual cues to encourage consumers to scroll down a Web page when it is necessary to view a disclosure.

When using hyperlinks to lead to disclosures,

?    make the link obvious;

?    label the hyperlink appropriately to convey the importance, nature and
relevance of the information it leads to;

?    use hyperlink styles consistently so that consumers know when a link is