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Two organizations that Blacks look to for leadership and direction on community issues stand divided on a hot item that is on the ballot Nov. 4: Amendment 2. The amendment asks voters to make medical marijuana legal in Florida.
Beware of Amendment 2! It would legalize marijuana under the pretense of medicine. I can empathize with those who have real medical issues for which this Amendment is allegedly designed to help. But, as I have said in the past, I will not vote to legalize the street drug marijuana — the potency of which has nearly tripled over the past 20 years — label it medicine and make it available to anyone, at any age, for any condition! Those who want me to are insulting my intelligence! Why?
The Urban League of Greater Miami [ULGM] is known as the “education affiliate” and under the leadership of its relentless leader, Talmadge “T” Willard Fair, this comes as no surprise. Opinions shaped by Fair aren’t “off the cuff” concepts shaped without reason — they are the result of a 50-year commitment to ensuring underserved minority children have access to an equal education.