Latest True Fact-checks in Marijuana 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. 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." 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." Gary Johnson stated on August 5, 2016 in a Medium post: "Most Americans support" the legalization of marijuana. William Devereaux stated on May 10, 2016 in a legislative hearing : "You can import as many hemp products into this country as you want...but we can’t grow it." Mason Tvert stated on October 27, 2015 in a news release: "Most Americans are ready to put it [marijuana prohibition] behind us and move on." Susan Shapiro stated on January 15, 2015 in a newspaper commentary: "The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that up to half of daily marijuana smokers become addicted -- an estimated 2.7 million people in the U.S." James Aubin stated on January 5, 2015 in a newspaper commentary: "Colorado raked in $60 million in marijuana taxes and licensing fees in the past year." Allen Peake stated on December 3, 2014 in a press conference at the Georgia State Capitol: Unlike marijuana, medical cannabis oil cannot get you high. Diego Arene-Morley stated on November 18, 2014 in a community forum: "There are more African American men in prison, jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850." Earl Blumenauer stated on May 15, 2014 in a website statement: "Marijuana is less addictive than both alcohol and tobacco." Heidi Heilman stated on March 13, 2014 in a commentary in The Providence Journal: "Today’s marijuana is 300 percent to 800 percent more potent than the pot of yesteryear." NAACP stated on March 3, 2014 in a news release: In the U.S., "African-Americans continue to be arrested at nearly three and one half times the rate of whites" on marijuana charges. Pam Bondi stated on October 24, 2013 in an initial brief to the Florida Supreme Court: "Whether the Amendment passes or not, the medical use of marijuana is a federal criminal offense." Suzanne Bonamici stated on January 10, 2012 in a debate: Federal law prohibits the growing of industrial hemp in the United States. Nicholas Scutari stated on July 27, 2011 in in a NJToday interview: "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." Ian Lang stated on May 18, 2011 in a state Senate committee hearing: "Rhode Island continues to have the highest rates of substance abuse in the country."