Drug Free Idaho just introduced their one hour documentary about the mounting social ills of the marijuana “experiment.” It features interviews with concerned residents and drug prevention experts in states like California, Colorado, Washington and Oregon. This film counters the lies told by the commercial marijuana industry and their phalanx of lobbyists. This drug will not result in a boon of tax revenue, it does not eliminate crime and the black market, and most importantly, it deteriorates the quality of life in any state that tries it. Continue reading Marijuana Legalization Downside Revealed in New Film→
My husband and I went to Sacramento to visit our friends who are “retiring” from their wholesale tool business after decades. We drove to their warehouse, which is one of 7 very large warehouses. We asked them why they were going out of business. They said that the entire complex of warehouses which contained their business had filled up with marijuana growers. They’ve been broken into so many times. They had to put up a sign on their door that says “There is no cash and no computers inside of this business.”
by Steve I am 66 now and nothing to show for what I’ve done in my life because of marijuana. I started smoking it at age 18 while going to college. This was during the Viet Nam War era and our country was divided. Although I didn’t protest, I fell into the counter culture with a rebellious attitude. I was taking a full load in junior college with aspirations of studying to be an architect. Six weeks after getting drunk for the first time, I smoked my first joint. It was “on” after that. Marijuana was my gateway drug.
The real cost of marijuana legalization: Homelessness and trouble finding work.
Marijuana legalization is causing the homeless population in Pueblo, Colorado to rise. This video is a first-hand account of a young homeless man who was diagnosed with anxiety and depression disorder after starting to smoke marijuana at the age of 15. Devin was introduced to marijuana after his grandmother gave his mother (her daughter) the drug to combat chronic pain. The two started using the drug together and after moving to Colorado became homeless and are struggling to find work.
This story is a dramatic example of multi-generational drug use and how some of these conditions run within the family.