Scott Gacek’s friends call him the “Weed Master,” a play on “Webmaster,” to highlight his computer skills.
He says he’s the guy behind the marijuana spoof site that hijacked the website address listed in the state voters’ guide for the committee opposing Question 3, which would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana.
The committee submited VoteNoOnQuestion3.org for the voter guide but never registered the URL.
When Gacek, 35, realized the domain was available, he bought it and set up the joke site in less than four hours on Tuesday.
“I did it for fun,” he said. “It was kind of a ‘set it and forget it’ kind of thing.”
The local freelance web designer buys domain names and creates pro-marijuana websites. He also writes for a pro-marijuana reform blog.
“I’m a very vocal proponent of medical marijuana,” Gacek said. “I can’t wait for it to pass in November.”
The real vote-no campaign sent out a press release saying that medical marijuana supporters were tampering with the democratic process through “underhanded efforts.” But a campaign spokesman acknowledged that the committee had made a mistake. The group has now created an official site at MAVoteNoOnQuestion3.com.
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