We don't negotiate with prohibitionists. Or bullies.
When Debbie Wasserman Schultz came out last year against Amendment 2, she didn't just simply empower our opposition - she obstructed thousands of patients who desperately need access to this medicine. Her poor timing and very public stand against medical marijuana helped squander the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors.
Now she wants to have a conversation in exchange for me toning down my criticism of her position last year (and the damage she caused)? Not a chance.
Because, while I don't believe she is well loved or personally has much influence in this state, I'll allow her the possibility that she might have changed a few minds that we needed. Staring down a campaign funded by a billionaire, we needed all the help we could get. She turned her back on people with Cancer, MS, PTSD, epilepsy, severe neuropathic pain, and more. She could have even stayed silent. She didn't. She made a big show of it.
I won't be bullied or trade favors when it comes to medical marijuana. If she thinks its time to support the bill - as she should - then SHE SHOULD SIGN THE PETITION, MAKE A DONATION TO UNITED FOR CARE AND SUPPORT THE BILL.
Everything else is B.S. politics in order to rehabilitate the damage she's done to herself by being on the wrong side of the issue. It's not support - it's a quid pro quo and I won't do it. 3.4 million voters came out for medical marijuana - and she should know that if she runs for Senate, we're not going to fall in line just because she's more open to it now.
First - we have to get this back on the ballot. So I encourage you, your family, and your friends to use this moment to show your support for medical marijuana by contributing here. Let's make this a lesson for her and anyone else against us. We're coming back - and I'll be sure to let her know how we did in response to this.
- John Morgan