Friday, September 09, 2016

Arizona’s governor asked voters to fact-check whether pot is safer than alcohol. So we did.

More states are putting the issue of legalization of Marijuana on the ballot this November. As usual there are the naysayers who refuse to consider newer evidence that prove that Marijuana is safer than alcohol. In the article below such claims were tested and they passed. It is time for more states to pass the legalization of Marijuana. –SJ Otto

Arizona is one of five states with marijuana legalization on the ballot this fall, and the state's Republican governor, Doug Ducey, is not happy about it.
Ducey urged voters last week to reject legalization, saying it would exacerbate the state's existing opioid problem.
"If we want to expand this universe of people that are addicted and abusing drugs, well, you’ll have that chance in November," he said at a news conference. He added, "I don’t think that any state became stronger by being stoned."
Ducey cited the "unintended consequences" of legalization in Washington and Colorado, particularly the way marijuana "has infiltrated high schools with brownies and cookies and Pez dispensers and all-day suckers." A spokesman for Ducey also pointed to reports of newborns testing positive for THC and increases in emergency department visits involving marijuana.
Ducey also challenged the idea that marijuana is a safer substance than alcohol.
"I would check your facts when you say something is not addictive, that something’s safer than alcohol," he said.

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