Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Opponents Tripped Up By Spoof Site
Category: News | Posted on Fri, September, 14th 2012 by THCFinder
Opponents of a Massachusetts ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana in the state suffered an embarrassing stumble this week after learning that the web address they gave the secretary of state actually links to a satirical site mocking popular arguments against pot.
State election officials mailed that web address to millions of Bay State voters earlier this month in guides explaining this year's ballot.
"Medical marijuana is the gateway drug to Twinkie addiction," the home page of votenoonquestion3.org declares in bold text. A number of sarcastically titled articles are linked below, including "FACT: No Marijuana Smoker Has EVER Been Successful," which features a photo montage of a number of famous Americans who have used marijuana, including President Barack Obama.
The coalition against the ballot initiative, Question 3, made itself vulnerable to the prank by submitting a domain name to the Secretary of State's office that it hadn't actually registered.
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