Results on FSU's Vote on Marijuana Penalties

By: Liza Park Email
By: Liza Park Email

Wednesday (10/15/08) was election day for students at Florida State... and one issue on the ballot dealt with the school's marijuana penalties.
The ballot initiative asked students if the penalties for
on-campus marijuana possession should be lowered to be equal to the penalties for on-campus underage drinking.
Members of FSU's Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws are trying to make the punishment equal for the two misdemeanors... and about 65 percent of student voters agree with them.
Of the two-thousand-835 students who voted on the issue... 18-hundred-50 voted in favor of the initiative... while 985 voted against it.
Student leaders say they will try to talk to campus administrators about the issue and results of the ballot initiative.


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  • by FSU student 2 on Aug 21, 2009 at 11:13 AM
    The consumption of alcohol is rampant around FSU. All medical research proves that marijuana is far safer than alcohol. Why is it that one drug can be purchased legally and consumed while law enforcement only looks with a blind eye, and the other, while no where near as dangerous as alcohol, is completely illegal? The illegality of cannabis creates a black market. Law enforcement ruins lives and breaks apart families by prosecuting people who have done something less dangerous than drink a couple of shots and they do it all while wasting government money. Hundreds of frat boys (and thousands of others) drop dead every year from alcohol poisoning, while marijuana has never killed a human being ever. Some may say marijuana will never be legalized, but a more broad look at the evolution of public opinion would indicate otherwise. Legalization inevitable. With legal marijuana, prisons become less crowded. People learn to use responsibly. And drug cartels lose power and revenue.
  • by FSU Student Location: Tally on Oct 17, 2008 at 08:07 AM
    They should kick students out of FSU who drink underage or smoke pot. Sure would clean up the university fast.
  • by Counseler Location: FL on Oct 17, 2008 at 06:37 AM
    Get over it potheads,it is illegal. Yes it does cause as much social damage as alcohol. Alcohol is just used by thousands more people which makes it more wide spread. Legalize pot and it will equal the problems caused by alcohol.
  • by raw Location: tally on Oct 17, 2008 at 06:17 AM
    Minty...stop that....common sense is dead or did you not hear!
  • by me Location: tally on Oct 17, 2008 at 05:53 AM
    MINTY hit the nail on the head. They can't control it like they can tobacco which is far worse and harder to produce overall.
  • by Bill on Oct 17, 2008 at 05:51 AM
    Anonymous- you probably voted on this issue, yes I am upset and mad, the number of peoples lives that have been affected by pot is outragous. This may not be a drug that affects poeple like cocaine or heroin but the number of poeple who smuggle, sale and have lost thier lives in the process is a concern. Attitudes like yours is a concern as well, over the years criminals have gained more rights than law abidding citizens and many of our freedoms have been taken away. Move to a country where drugs are legal if you want to get high and do drugs.
  • by Should be less of a crime Location: Tally on Oct 16, 2008 at 08:15 PM
    We all know pot makes you stupid and lazy. So they won't be on campus much longer. Unless of course they have a scholarship. Then our tax and lotto money will support their habit.
  • by minty Location: nfla on Oct 16, 2008 at 03:48 PM
    Im tired of hearing all the pot-heads cry "make it legal". Yes I have smoked my fair share of pot growing up. I like to think I still have some good common sense though.To , I hope you were kidding because I'd hate to burst your bibble. Why in the world would anyone ever buy legal pot with a tax when anyone could grow in the garden?..if it were legal. The Gov. would not make a dime. They would lose money. Lawyers would lose $. As well as having Columbians extremely pi**ed off with us for all the $ they will lose. Get real...pot will never be legal. Too much $ to lose.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 16, 2008 at 01:07 PM
    oh please bill, dont get your panties all in a wade.its not like they are voting on cocaine.
  • by LetMyPeopleGo Location: Tallhassee on Oct 16, 2008 at 01:04 PM
    Imagine if it were legal - it could be taxed. That would be a good thing. Anyone know where I can get a bag of weed? My dealer moved to California.
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