Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

Spoof Site Listed in Mass. Voter's Guide as Opposition to Medical Marijuana

Opponents failed to register the site, so somebody else did and is having some fun with it.

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The committee opposing a state ballot measure that would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana submitted a web address for the state voters' guide created by the Secretary of State without registering it. Now that address is home to a spoof site declaring medical marijuana a gateway to "Twinkie addiction."

"It's funny and upsetting, I guess, at the same time," said Kevin Sabet of Cambridge, a former Obama administration advisor on drug policy and a spokesman for the No on Question 3 committee.

The group sent out a press release saying proponents of medical marijuana were tampering with the democratic process through "underhanded efforts." But, Sabet said, the committee made a mistake.