SALT LAKE CITY -- A radio advertisement opposing the Medical Cannabis initiative in Utah has sparked outrage among proponents of the measure and has led to complaints to radio stations and to the state elections office.
The ad reads:
"An important message about Proposition 2."
"This is Dr. Bill Hamilton. Utah voters are being asked to consider Proposition 2. What proponents claim is medical marijuana. Prop 2 is actually about recreational use, not medical. Medicinal marijuana is already legal in Utah. Your doctor can prescribe it or you can buy it over the counter. Proposition 2 legalizes full plant marijuana and creates a new industry of grow houses and pot shop dispensaries selling edible marijuana with unregulated high levels of the dangerous drug THC. As a physician I can tell you that pot shops and grow houses are not about treating patients. They're about creating a new recreational drug industry in Utah. That's why the Utah Medical Association and the Utah Hospital Association oppose it. Get the facts before you vote. Prop 2 goes too far. Learn more at Truthaboutprop2.com paid for by Drug Safe Utah."