Democrats looking for stoned brain-dead voters

Sen. Cory Booker, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Ron Wyden may have been messed up when considering this…

Sen. Cory Booker, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Ron Wyden, head of the Senate Finance Committee, have reintroduced a revised bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and to remove it from the schedule of federal drug offenses.

The socialist leaders wrote, “While attitudes about marijuana use once presented a challenge, this is no longer the case. Most Americans support the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana. Recreational marijuana is now legal in 19 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and medical cannabis is legal in 37 states. No one should go to jail or be targeted by police for a nonviolent marijuana-related crime when its use is legal in most states – a point made even more obvious when we look at how ineffective, costly and harsh the enforcement of drug laws are depending on the community.”

Democrats dependent on addicted dumbasses

Texas political science professor Emil Ficker told JournoNews, “It makes perfect sense to me, if I were selling the most f—ed up economic system ever invented, I’d pay for the weed myself. And, I’d get results. Addicts will simply vote for who you tell them too, just on the speculation you might get them high. That’s the socialist’s election strategy.”

Conversely, certain studies suggest excessive marijuana use may increase the risk of depression, schizophrenia, unhealthy drug abuse, and anxiety. Some research also warns about long‐​lasting cognitive damage if marijuana is consumed regularly, especially at a young age.

Crime rates

In addition to health outcomes, marijuana legalization might affect crime rates. Opponents of marijuana legalization believe use can increase crime rates partly through the psychopharmacological effects on users. In the lead‐​up to the 2012 referendums in the states surveyed, police chiefs, governors, policymakers, and concerned citizens spoke out against marijuana, citing its purported links to crime. For example, Sheriff David Weaver of Douglas County, Colorado, warned in 2012, “Expect more crime, more kids using marijuana, and pot for sale everywhere.” They also argued that expanding drug commerce could increase marijuana commerce in violent underground markets and that legalization would make it easy to smuggle the substance across borders to locations where it remained prohibited, thus causing negative spillover effects.

Road safety

Another possible consequence of marijuana legalization is changed road safety. On this score, debates about marijuana legalization offer two contrasting hypotheses. One holds that legalization increases traffic accidents by increasing drug use and, consequently, incidences of driving under the influence. This hypothesis presumes that marijuana impairs driving ability. A contrasting view is that legalization may improve traffic safety if enough would‐​be drunken drivers substitute marijuana for alcohol, which some studies say impairs driving ability even more. Academic studies examining this issue have suggested a possible substitution effect. A 2015 report by the Governors Highway Safety Association cited one study revealing that marijuana‐​positive fatalities rose by 4 percent after legalization in Colorado. However, another study from the same report discovered no change in total traffic fatalities in California after its decriminalization of the drug in 2011. Using synthetic control states, Benjamin Hansen, Keaton Miller, and Caroline Weber estimate no effect on traffic fatalities among legalizing states.