Myths and Lies about Legalizing Marijuana

We can get all the stoners to pay taxes on Pot that they are already smoking.
Not true, the real daily pot smokers are still buying from their local drug dealer. The local drug dealer can give them a better deal because He is not paying tax and not marking his supply up.

High paying local Jobs will be created.
Not true, the local jobs for People that work in the dispensaries are low paying and are small in number.

Legalizing Marijuana will decrease crime.
Not true, everywhere that has legalized marijuana has seen an increase in crime.

Legalizing Marijuana will lead to an increase in traffic accidents and fatalities. This is true, Every City that has legalized Marijuana has seen an increase in accidents caused by DUI’s. Las Vegas has seen a 30 percent increase in fatal accidents by impaired drivers.

Enforcement of Marijuana laws will be strictly enforced. This is not true, even though everywhere Marijuana has been legalized smoking it in public is prohibited but not enforced. In Denver, Portland, San Francisco and Las Vegas, You can see People openly smoking Marijuana without fear of being fined or arrested.

Legalizing Marijuana will lead to more drug use. Even though the same People are smoking Marijuana now that were smoking it before there is an increase in the amount they smoke. It is a fact that Marijuana leads to other drug use and that has increased the OPEN use of all drugs. The fact that law enforcement is not enforcing the public use of Pot smoking leads drug users to think that all drug use will be treated the same and this is mostly accurate.

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