“To my mind, the important issue is not the economic one, it is the psychological and medical one,” he said. “Research seems pretty clear that the kind of marijuana that’s being sold now, which has levels of THC that are seven or eight times higher than historically, has some quite serious side effects, not all of which we understand.”
He went on to say: “The idea of having the general public consume what is an extraordinarily powerful drug that we don’t fully understand is quite terrifying to my mind.”
“The state is being heavily influenced by the marijuana industry to tell you your product is safe. There have been…recalls because of additives, pesticides, and molds, so it’s really ‘buyer beware.’
“This isn’t about the individual users, this is about a green light to an industry that is taking all of their plays from Big Tobacco, who lied to the American people for a century. Why would we get fooled again?”
Colorado Cost Study
In case you missed it: a new study conducted by a third-party analysis firm found each dollar in tax revenue costs the state of Colorado $4.50.