A pot of money
"Colorado raked in $60 million in marijuana taxes and licensing fees in the past year."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, January 11th, 2015
A claim that's high on the truth-o-meter
"Marijuana is less addictive than both alcohol and tobacco."
— Politifact Oregon on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Puff, the Magic . . . Whoa!
"Today’s marijuana is 300 percent to 800 percent more potent than the pot of yesteryear."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Numbers add up
In the U.S., "African-Americans continue to be arrested at nearly three and one half times the rate of whites" on marijuana charges.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, March 16th, 2014
And a felony if he'd been arrested in Florida
"Trey Radel does not even qualify to drive a Lee County school bus at this point, yet he occupies a seat in Congress."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Feds can prosecute, even if they won’t
"Whether the Amendment passes or not, the medical use of marijuana is a federal criminal offense."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Emerging drug a growing problem in Ohio
"A man using bath salts reported that raccoons had set fire inside his home and stolen his cell phone."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, December 7th, 2012
Romney supported moral exemption
Says Mitt Romney suggested that "employers should be able to make the decision as to whether or not a woman gets contraception through her insurance coverage."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
Thompson pushed for law, which includes bargaining ban
Federal law adopted "under Tommy Thompson's watch" prohibits the government from negotiating for "better prices" on prescription drugs for senior citizens
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
One legislator voted "no"
Says local Texas chambers of commerce were granted exemptions from paying property taxes on their headquarter properties.
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, March 1st, 2012
"One out of every three automobile fatalities can be attributed to alcohol."
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Tokin' up is hard to do
"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."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, August 14th, 2011
The feds say 230 and growing
"A couple of hundred American cities are infested by members of the Mexican cartels."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, June 19th, 2011
No substantive abuse of the truth
"Rhode Island continues to have the highest rates of substance abuse in the country."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, June 9th, 2011
The data support him
Since Oregon’s prescription-only law took effect, meth lab incidents have dropped by 96 percent and meth-related arrests by 32 percent.
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
Gunbattle in Juárez prompted street closure in El Paso
Says a highway was closed in El Paso because of bullets flying across the border.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Does Broward dispense more happy meds than Happy Meals?
"There are more pain clinics in Broward County than there are McDonald's in Broward County."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, July 29th, 2010