On Tuesday, March 10, Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy announced the formation of a political action committee (PAC) to oppose the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes. The group plans to raise funds to raise awareness about marijuana’s harms and to oppose any ballot initiatives to legalize the drug.
Seth Leibsohn, author, a radio host, political pundit, will chair the group. He was formerly Vice President of Empower America. More biographies and information are on the website. Continue reading Arizona Activists Form Anti-Drug PAC
In Colorado and California, deceptive packaging for marijuana makes pot candies enticing to youngsters. Many edibles look like children’s favorites, such Pop Tarts, Cap’n Crunch, cotton candy, Pixie Sticks and Gummy Bears. At least 14 children were hospitalized for marijuana poisoning in Colorado last year.
It’s ironic that Kandy Care, in a pink package calls itself medical cannabis and carries a label “not a food.” It looks just like cotton candy. How many two-, three-, four and five-year olds can read?
Continue reading Dangerous Marijuana Edibles Attract Children
Today Sheriffs and Prosecutors from Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas challenged Colorado’s Amendment 64 in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Adopted by Colorado voters in November 2012, Amendment 64 has created troubling challenges for law-enforcement officers and prosecutors in both Colorado and in its neighboring states. The plaintiffs’ lawsuit cited a “crisis of conscience,” conflicts between federal and state laws governing marijuana, and a substantial diversion of resources and additional economic burden to taxpayers in neighboring states.
“Amendment 64 creates a constitutional challenge for all our sheriffs,” said Sheriff Justin Smith of Larimer County, Colorado, the lead plaintiff Continue reading Sheriffs Claim Federal Law Preempts State Law in Colorado
In the year commercial marijuana sales began, 2014, Colorado had 3 unnecessary deaths in 2014, not including traffic fatalities. The state has spent an unprecedented amount on emergency medical treatment and to combat fires from hash oil explosions, at TAXPAYERS’ expense. Before another state votes legalizes marijuana, look what has happened in Colorado:
• Toddler Levi Welton died in a fire while parents smoked pot with friends and left the 2-yr-old and 5-yr old in another room, January.
• In March, 19-year exchange student Levy Thamba Pongi jumped 4 stories to his death after eating pot cookie. Continue reading Policy Leads to Lawsuits, Extreme 911 Emergencies