Latest Fact-checks in Marijuana Viral image stated on December 15, 2019 in a Facebook post: An old image shows a drug store with a marijuana leaf sign. Crystal Peoples-Stokes stated on October 9, 2019 in a radio interview: "If folks are vaping a legal medical cannabis product that comes from any of the New York state operators, they will not have to worry about the negative impacts on their lungs." Nikki Fried stated on October 12, 2019 in a speech to the Florida Democratic Party: "Hemp has 25,000-35,000 known usages. That means it is going to be something that will replace plastics, and styrofoam and concrete." Donna Campbell stated on May 22, 2019 in the Texas Senate: "A study was done, a post-mortem, so a retrospective study done, looking at autopsies and drug levels, what drugs were in the blood of veterans that committed suicide, and 70 percent had THC." Viral image stated on May 14, 2019 in a Facebook post: "Nearly every state that has legalized (marijuana) has also legislated that you lose your right to own a gun if you are prescribed, or buy it recreationally." Kelly Cassidy stated on May 4, 2019 in press conference remarks: "In states that have legalized (recreational marijuana), you see steady decreases in youth use if you do it right." Gary Farmer stated on March 7, 2019 in a Florida Senate meeting: "Some patients who are on transplant lists for kidney or other organs are being dropped from the list simply because they are shown as a licensed card holder" for medical marijuana. John Hickenlooper stated on March 20, 2019 in a CNN town hall: After legalizing marijuana in Colorado, "we haven't seen a spike in consumption." David Crowley stated on February 24, 2019 in a TV interview: ''Over 40 percent of African-American men in (Milwaukee County) have been going to prison for low-level drug offenses, and I think a hundred times that in the city of Madison." Facebook posts stated on March 11, 2019 in a Facebook post: Says Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper, grew and smoked marijuana, and said "hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country." Tony Evers stated on February 18, 2019 in a news release: "Drug-related offenses make up as much as 75-85 percent of inmate populations" in Wisconsin Patricia Fahy stated on January 14, 2019 in a radio interview: As for recreational marijuana revenue projections, "we are seeing all those numbers reach disappointing levels in the states that have legalized. They’re not meeting their targets for the most part." Thomas Anderson stated on December 13, 2018 in in a meeting: "If the experiences in Colorado and Washington are the experiences we have here, roadway deaths are going to go up, impaired driving is likely to go up." Tammy Baldwin stated on September 14, 2018 in a radio interview: Says as a Schedule 1 drug, marijuana carries a designation that means it "should not be researched" Tammy Baldwin stated on September 14, 2018 in a radio interview: Says VA doctors are "censored from being able to talk to their patients" about marijuana, even in states where it is legal for medicinal use Bloggers stated on October 18, 2018 in posts on the Internet: "Canada Pays Off Entire Federal Debt One Day After Marijuana Legalization" Beto O'Rourke stated on September 29, 2018 in at a rally in Austin: Says marijuana is "legal in most states in this country." Nathan McMurray stated on August 18, 2018 in a statement on his campaign website: "Evidence is mounting that marijuana legalization reduces opioid addiction numbers." Patrick Kennedy stated on April 17, 2018 in an editorial: Marijuana and THC "have caused emergency room visits to skyrocket." Kirsten Gillibrand stated on April 20, 2018 in a tweet: "Black and Latino people in NYC are arrested at TEN times the rate of white people for virtually the same rate of marijuana usage." John Chiang stated on March 29, 2018 in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "A majority of Americans now live in states where they have decided to legalize cannabis," including recreational and medical marijuana. Andrew Cuomo stated on April 11, 2018 in a conversation with reporters: "I think we're actually ahead" on legalizing marijuana for recreational use in New York state. John Morgan stated on July 6, 2017 in a lawsuit: "Despite decades of marijuana being used for smoking in the United States, there have been no reported medical cases of lung cancer" attributed to marijuana. Alex Jones stated on April 20, 2017 in a court hearing: Says police officers smoke marijuana once a year as part of their jobs. Viral image stated on April 20, 2017 in posts on social media: "After prohibition ended, police deaths didn't reach 200 a year again until the year Nixon declared war on drugs." Gavin Newsom stated on February 24, 2017 in a letter: During his campaign for president, Donald Trump "committed to honoring states' rights when it comes to marijuana legalization." Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy stated on October 11, 2016 in a political advertisement: "In one Colorado hospital, 50 percent of newborns tested had marijuana in their system." Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol stated on October 14, 2016 in a political advertisement: Department of Veterans Affairs doctors "are prohibited from recommending medical marijuana." Scott Jones stated on October 18, 2016 in a U.S. Congressional campaign debate: Colorado saw "increased incidents of emergency room visits by young people" and "increased incidents of driving while under the influence of marijuana" following the legalization of recreational pot. National Republican Congressional Committee stated on October 11, 2016 in a TV ad : Says Colorado congressional candidate Morgan Carroll "voted to allow welfare recipients to use your tax dollars at ATMs at strip clubs and pot dispensaries."