Posted By LambChop
According to Gil Kerlikowske, the White House director of national drug-control policy, marijuana is the drug most often linked to crime in the United States. Wait... WHAT???????
Kerlikowske is cautioning against legalization of the drug: “It means abandoning simplistic bumper-sticker approaches, such as boiling the issue down to a ‘war on drugs’ or outright legalization.”
Kerlikowske’s office produced a study that showed a strong link between drug use and crime- one year ago , 80% of the adult males arrested for crimes in Sacramento, California tested positive for at least one illegal drug. 54% of those arrested tested positive for marijuana use. The study found similar results in four other cities: New York, Denver, Atlanta and Chicago.
Researchers found that marijuana was the most popular drug used by men who’d been arrested in all the cities, ranging from a low of 37% in Atlanta to a high of 58% in Chicago. Obama’s home city of Chicago also had the highest overall positive test results, with a whopping 86% of the men found to have at least one drug in their bloodstreams. Hate to point this out, but Chicago is also America’s deadliest city with the highest murder rate in the U.S.
Potheads everywhere are upset:
“The drug czar should be ashamed of himself for attempting to deceive the American people in this manner,” said Steve Fox, the national political director for the Marijuana Policy Project, a pro-legalization group in Washington. “We could release a study tomorrow showing that 98 percent of arrestees in the United States drank water in the 48 hours before they engaged in criminal behavior. Does that mean that water causes crime? Fortunately, the American people are smarter than the drug czar thinks they are.”
Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/05/23/192101/marijuana-is-drug-most-often-linked.html#.UchAsTvMBvB#storylink=cpy