“VoteNoOnQuestion3.org”: the Anti-Medical-Marijuana Website for Those Who Support Medical Marijuana
The organizers of the Vote No On Question 3 campaign were aiming to defeat a November ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana. They got as far as having their intended website, VoteNoOnQuestion3.org, mentioned in an information guide mailed to all voters in the state. However, they did not get around to registering the website, and the site ended up being registered by Scott Gacek, 37, a member of MassCann and the web designer for this website.
Scott has filled the site with his own satirical reasons to vote no on question 3, such as that medical marijuana will lead to a Twinkie shortage and will restore the health of criminals so they can resume their criminal careers. Scott tells us that he is mostly having fun with the site for now, but hopes to use it as a real teaching tool as the November ballot draws closer, a way of convincing voters that those who think harder about their reasons for voting No will end up voting Yes.
The story of the successful website seizure has been mentioned in several local media outlets, including ABC and CBS. So visit VoteNoOnQuestion3.org and don’t take No for an answer.
UPDATE: Scott has gone ahead with his intention of creating a webpage with a more serious discussion of the arguments against Question 3 and why they don’t hold water. There is still a link to the old website for anyone who hasn’t seen it or wants to enjoy it again.