Each April 20th pot heads celebrate “their” special holiday. It harkens back to high school students in San Rafael California who designated 4:20 pm as the time they would gather to smoke weed. Today 420 designates anything marijuana and remains as juvenile as its beginnings.
“Legalization” is worse than a Failure
- The promises of pro legalizers have not materialized.
- The black market has increased not decreased – There is no longer a concern about marijuana coming across the border. California and other “legalized” states are the drug cartel for the country.
- More teen uses in legalized states and they use more often and the pot they use is stronger.
- Marijuana related arrests don’t decrease, and the arrests are disproportionately of black and brown people.
- Marijuana tax revenues are much lower than promised and don’t come close to covering the cost of the harms.
- Regulations are weak or non-existent
- More law enforcement resources are needed to deal with marijuana after legalization.
- The harms of pot have increased in “legal” states as the potency and use have increased.
- Use and addiction are up.
- Teen addiction to marijuana addiction is double what it is for alcohol
- Marijuana related auto collisions and deaths are up.
- Marijuana is the most common illicit drug identified in impaired drivers.
- Risk of motor vehicle collision increases 2-fold after smoking marijuana.
- Teen suicides have increased in states that have legalized.
- Marijuana related ER admissions are skyrocketing in “legal” states.
- Now that the drug is “above ground” the influence of drug dealers has been expanded and institutionalized
- Major marketing and ad campaigns are commonplace.
- Unscrupulous investors see the pot industry as another potential .com boom.
- Pot lobbyists and lawyers are ubiquitous in DC and every city where pot is welcomed.
- Candidates and elected officials receive millions in donations to do the bidding of the pot industry.
- Big corporations are taking over the marijuana market.
Robert Cory, considered the founding father of pot legalization in Colorado, says it this way, “I wish I could be proud of what we created, but I’m not. The outcome of 64 is shameful, hurts people, and Colorado is not “safer.”