In the post below, Bill Dithmer says, "...the proponents of IM13 are going to have more trouble with misinformation then anything else in this election."
We're dealing with an issue on which the federal government has published almost nothing except misinformation for 70 years. The gummint got most of its information from William Randolph Hearst, whose manufacture of stories of nice white boys being given "marijuana" (a term unknown to 99.9% of the people in the USA in the 1920s and 1930s) by nasty Negroes, Greeks, Dagos, and Wetbacks ran in most of his 200-some newspapers fairly frequently during the time he was trying to get Congress to legislate against hemp production (pre-1937, when he got his wish). In the stories the nice white boys smoked a joint then went home and carved up their grandmothers with meat cleavers.
I can't think of another issue on which the US gummint has published such a variety of out-and-out lies for so long. Vietnam was an example of lie after lie, but that only lasted about 15 years. Iraq and Afghanistan have only been an issue for us for about 30 years, and the documentable lies have only run rampant since 9/11.
Dithmer and Larry Kurtz make some suggestions about how to communicate honestly on the issue to potential voters. All it takes is money. Emmett put this issue on the ballot in an amazing effort with almost no money. This marked the first time the issue has ever been put on a ballot (in any state) without substantial out-of-state help. By substantial, I mean more than the few hundred dollars sent by some folks who don't now live in SD.
We can win this election with a paltry sum (by normal campaign advertising standards) to produce a few TV ads with MedCan patients who now have to make themselves criminals in order to survive. If you'd like to help, go to the YES on 13 site.