Statements about Marijuana

"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."

"There is no evidence that poor people abuse drugs more frequently than any other socio-economic group."  

Decriminalizing marijuana "will save the state anywhere from $4 (million) to $11 million dollars."

"As the usage [of synthetic marijuana] has dramatically increased, instances of violence, bodily harm and even death have risen with it."

Says opponent Beto O’Rourke "wants to legalize drugs."

"Fifty percent of the graduating class of the year 2012 will have smoked marijuana or have done illegal drugs."

Federal law prohibits the growing of industrial hemp in the United States.

Says the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world with 2.3 million inmates, and the majority of Americans are imprisoned because they sold small amounts of drugs.

"The studies have shown us that [drug testing for welfare recipients] will be saving us money"

"Certainly we're going to be the most restrictive state in the land … in terms of who can get medical marijuana, how it will be prescribed and how it will be achieved in terms of moving it into the marketplace."

"Studies show that people that are on welfare are higher users of drugs than people not on welfare."

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