Here’s a wild one. Emily Miller — a senior editor for the Washington Times.
This demonstrates how activists are totally uneducated about the severe consequences of smoking pot.
Cully Stimson was a prosecutor in drug court in San Diego and has served as a military trial judge.
â€œThereâ€™s already a significant number of D.C. residents involved in the criminal justice system,â€ the senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation told me in an interview. â€œBy telling them that marijuana is a medicine and not a drug, then legalizing it, youâ€™re going to have a stoned, dependent community that is even worse than today.â€
Mr. Stimson, a former defense attorney, has written extensively on drug policies and the dangers of marijuana. He predicts that Coloradoâ€™s social experiment will fail badly.
â€œNothing positive will come out of it,â€ he stated. â€œYouâ€™re going to have lower test scores and a class of people who are unemployable because they are stoned all the time. People are going to die on ski slopes, on the roads.â€
The think tank expert further explained, â€œCountries that have legalized marijuana have experienced negative social effects. Theyâ€™ve seen more dependency â€” marijuana is highly addictive and a gateway to harder drugs â€” and more crime and a bigger black market because the drug cartels undercut legal sellers and also target youth.â€
Marijuana proponents who claim that pot is no different than alcohol are ignorant of the science. The body can process alcohol, and in many studies, a few drinks have been proven to have health benefits. Marijuana, on the other hand, is simply a toxin. Pot is more similar to heroin and cocaine than alcohol in how it affects the body.