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Could Marijuana Cookies Be The Next Date Rape Drug?

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If a drug like marijuana were to look as innocent as a chocolate chip cookie, and yet was to pose a threat as serious as a date rape drug, would legalizing it in states like Florida really be a good idea?  Vote No 2 does not think so.  The organization went as far as to encourage voting against the upcoming amendment in November.

Marijuana Cookies: What’s The Deal?

Vote No 2 has been overly vocal with their idea that marijuana cookies could be a new method for date rape.  The organization’s advertisement shows how strong their opinion is on being against any use and sale of marijuana in the state of Florida.  In the image expressing their stance, a man with his arm around a woman stand before a table that holds a tray of cookies; the man has a wrapper coming out of his back pocket that legibly reads the words “marijuana cookie.”  The image asks, “Will the new face of ‘Date Rape’ look like a cookie?”  Vote No 2 brings up another side of the marijuana debate and claims that if Florida permits the medical use of the drug, issues like date rape may come in unrecognizable and new forms.

Many rape support groups took the advertisement as an insult to those that fell victim to abuse after having been drugged with Rohypnol, GHB, and other debilitating drugs.  Spokesman for the company Javi Correoso claimed that Vote No 2’s motivation behind publicizing the image was to show how “very dangerous” products can become if marijuana is legalized, particularly in the state of Florida.  Vote No 2 is typically upfront about their stance on marijuana prohibition.  On the other hand, Dr. Jorge Bordenave is a legal medical marijuana advocate and he stated in response to their slanted view, “There has been no incident of date rape with the pot that users are smoking currently.”  Other supporters have gone as far to call the advertisement “extraordinarily insensitive to everybody.”  In spite of Vote No 2’s stance, a majority of 88% of people when taken poll in May were in favor of medical marijuana in Florida.

Other Marijuana Cookies News

More marijuana cookies news that hit headlines this week was a case involving such “baked” goods – 200 freshly made marijuana cookies, to be exact – goes back to Canada in 2009 when Owen Smith was arrested.  Smith chose to fight the drug charge because medical marijuana was permitted in the country and believed it to be unlawful for him to be kept from making and ingesting pot cookies that he was said to have a license to possess.  Needless to say, Smith was found not guilty in April 2012 because the court saw by ruling that it was indeed unjust to prohibit medical marijuana in nontraditional forms like pot cookies, despite medical marijuana being permitted.  It was said that after this hearing, Canada’s government will be taking a closer look at their medical marijuana regulations regarding specific products like pot cookies.

Marijuana can be seen in many different forms — even as cookies! Looks can be deceiving though because this does not mean it is as innocent as the typical chocolate chip treat.  Marijuana cookies may not necessarily be a segway into a lure as the next date rape drug, but they can be very misleading if they wind up in the wrong hands by someone who is not aware that it is more than just a sweet snack.

If you or someone you know are struggling with a marijuana habit, contact The Watershed for help today.




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