Statements about Drugs

"Today’s marijuana is 300 percent to 800 percent more potent than the pot of yesteryear."

In the U.S., "African-Americans continue to be arrested at nearly three and one half times the rate of whites" on marijuana charges.

Says Cathy Jordan was "arrested" and dragged out of her home by "a SWAT team of hooligans" for using medical marijuana.

"Marijuana contains 50 to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco."

"What is and isn't a Schedule I narcotic is a job for Congress."

Marijuana today is "genetically modified," with THC levels that "far surpass the marijuana" of the 1970s.

Says Colorado food stamp recipients can use ATMs to get cash to buy marijuana.

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

"In 1916, the U.S. government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees would need to be cut down."

"Trey Radel does not even qualify to drive a Lee County school bus at this point, yet he occupies a seat in Congress."

The Foundation for Government Accountability, which supported a Florida law requiring drug testing of welfare recipients, is a "Koch brothers affiliated group."

Florida’s proposed medical marijuana amendment "would make Florida one of the most lenient medical-marijuana states, allowing use for limitless ‘other conditions’ specified by any physician."

"Whether the Amendment passes or not, the medical use of marijuana is a federal criminal offense."

"The 'Denver Post' has actually hired an editor to promote pot."

Florida’s proposed amendment for medical marijuana would allow "people who alleged minor ailments such as muscle spasms, neck pain, back pain and even menstrual cramps (to qualify) for government-sanctioned pot-smoking."

"Eighty percent of the antibiotics in this country are fed to livestock."

"Nobody's addicted to" marijuana.

Marijuana is "less toxic" than alcohol.

Says al Qaeda has camps with the drug cartels in Mexico.

Every day, "about 100 people will be arrested for possession of marijuana in Georgia."

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