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Rochelle Koff
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Says state Sens. Greg Evers, Nancy Detert and Charles Dean "got a failing grade from conservatives."

People on pot "shoot each other ... stab each other ... strangle each other, drive under the influence, kill families."  

"We’re the Sunshine State, and we’re hardly doing any solar energy production."

"The majority of people travelling to these destination resorts are not going for the primary purpose of gambling."   

"In 2011, texting surpassed alcohol as the leading contributing factor in teen driving deaths."  

"Nobody's addicted to" marijuana.

"For the last decade, Floridians’ salaries have shrunk substantially" when adjusted for inflation.

"Congressman Patrick Murphy voted to keep the scandal-ridden IRS in charge of enforcing Obamacare."  

Marijuana is "less toxic" than alcohol.

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Fact-checking 7 claims about marijuana

Discussions about legalizing marijuana have kept PolitiFact and PunditFact busy. Since the start of 2013, we’ve tackled claims related to pot 15 times, with 10 coming in the past six months. Here are seven claims that capture the ongoing debate.

Fact-checking 7 claims about marijuana

Discussions about legalizing marijuana have kept PolitiFact and PunditFact busy. Since the start of 2013, we’ve tackled claims related to pot 15 times, with 10 coming in the past six months. Here are seven claims that capture the ongoing debate.

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The politics of pot

A ballot initiative in Florida seeks to legalize the use of medicinal marijuana, and that has people talking about the its use and safety. We looked at claims that marijuana is not addictive and that it's less toxic than alcohol.

PolitiFact primer: The politics of pot

Is medical marijuana on its way to Florida? A group is working to collect more than 700,000 petitions to add a question to next year's ballot. Their hope: to amend the state Constitution to allow the use of medicinal marijuana. PolitiFact Florida is following the campaign and looked into claims that marijuana is not addictive and that it's less toxic than alcohol.

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