Friday, February 14, 2014

Anti-Marijuana Group: Legalization Would Lead To "Zombie Nation"

The Drug Free America Foundation asked on Twitter, "What happens if marijuana is legalized?" The group answered with the image shown above reminiscent of the 1938 movie "Reefer Madness," evoking a "lazy, drugged out  zombie nation" and predicting, without a shred of evidence, "an additional 17 to 34 million users." In a Tweet, Tom Angell of the pot-policy reform group Marijuana Majority and The New York Times' Jack Healy asked for their research–and received the following answer:


Michael J. Mand said...

We seem to enjoy turning ordinarily good citizens into criminals with ever-increasing intrusive legislation. As far as I am concerned one of the basic underlying causes is "angry" talk radio. Civility takes a back seat these days. (Am I off-topic here?)

Jeff Tone said...

We have 5 percent of the world's population, 25 percent of the world's incarcerated. Much of that is due to draconian drug laws. Perhaps in the future we'll lock up women and their doctors.