Statements about Marijuana

"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.

Every child in Colorado who has been given medical marijuana for treatment for seizures has had diminished seizure activity.

The medical marijuana ballot initiative "doesn’t require a physician writing a prescription" and can be for conditions like "having a back that needs to be scratched."

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."

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."

"Nobody's addicted to" marijuana.

Marijuana is "less toxic" than alcohol.

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

In annual surveys of Rhode Island communities that receive Drug Free community grants, many report that more than 50 percent of youth surveyed do not think daily marijuana use poses any serious risk of harm.

"Lots of studies seem to indicate that minors find it very easy to get marijuana, easier than to get alcohol."

"Eighty percent of those who have applied for licenses have no cancer, no Parkinson's disease or glaucoma. They have nothing you would associate [with] the use of medical marijuana."

"The average age of first marijuana use is 12."

Advertisement
How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Subscribe:

Keep up to date with Politifact National: