WE NOW OFFER OVERNIGHT DELIVERY TO ALL STATES!!
runtz weed

US Attorney Is Pushing “Gateway Drug” Myths Ahead of Montana’s Weed Legalization Vote

Montana’s top federal prosecutor released a statement on his official website to try and discourage support for Montana’s adult-use legalization ballot measure.

After a recent poll found that Montana voters are likely to approve an adult-use cannabis legalization measure next month, prohibitionists have redoubled their efforts to drum up opposition to legal weed.

This Monday, US Attorney for the District of Montana Kurt Alme released an official statement from his office that urges voters to “consider the risks” of cannabis legalization. In his statement, the prosecutor trots out several common prohibitionist myths to discourage voters from approving a ballot measure to legalize adult-use cannabis sales in the Big Sky Country.

In his statement, Alme warns that “marijuana is addictive,” but also cites research indicating that only 9 percent of cannabis users actually struggle with dependency issues – far lower than the rates of addiction in users of alcohol, opioids, tobacco, or other legal drugs. The attorney also cites research showing that cannabis use has increased among adults in Colorado and Oregon since legalization. These figures may hold true for adults, but numerous federally-funded studies have shown that teen cannabis use has decreased in states that have legalized.

Bernie Sanders Calls The DEA Decision on Marijuana 'Absurd'

No prohibitionist op-ed would be complete without the “gateway drug” myth, and Alme does not fail to disappoint. The prosecutor admits that “most people who use marijuana do not go on to use other substances,” but also claims that the gateway drug theory is still supported by science. Recent research has refuted the conclusions of 1970s-era studies that claim that cannabis makes users seek out harder drugs.

Montana's Weed Legalization Vote

Alme also claims that cannabis can also “increase the risk of severe complications from COVID-19.” While it is true that smoking pot or tobacco while suffering from a serious lung infection poses serious health risks, several recent studies have found that cannabinoid tinctures or pills can actually help COVID patients recover from the most fatal complications of the infection.

Pros and Cons of Legalizing Marijuana in the U.S

Several former US Attorneys were shocked that a high-level federal prosecutor would use his official platform to voice his personal opinion about this year’s election. Barbara McQuade, former US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, described Alme’s official statement as “highly unusual and improper,” Ganjapreneur reports. And William Nettles, former US Attorney for the District of South Carolina, called the statement “abnormal behavior” for a sitting state prosecutor and even characterized it as “an abuse of authority.”

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Legalization - American Experiment
White Runtz

Alme is not alone in working to defeat the legalization ballot. Prohibitionist group Wrong for Montana have filed a legal challenge against the measure, arguing that it violates specific state funding appropriation laws. The measure is already included on the ballot, and early voters have already voted on it, but Wrong for Montana is hoping that the state Supreme Court will strike it from the ballot before Election Day.

Related Articles

Raw Garden Cartridges Being Frauded Already. Watch OUT!!!

It seems inevitable with all popular brands, that they will eventually be counterfeited. Raw Garden is a brand we’ve reviewed enthusiastically before, and had to put into our top picks for live resin cartridges list. We’re far from the only fans of Raw Garden, of course, so it was only a matter of time before fakes started showing up. […]
Read more
runtz weed

Runtz Weed and his top shelf strains | White Runtz | Pink Runtz

The cannabis plant came from Central Asia millennia ago. Even back then, it was widely appreciated, but the strenuous efforts of growers in recent years have managed to transform the weed. The effects of the cannabis that we can order today off the internet are much more potent than in the past. It’s not about […]
Read more
cobra extract

Cobra Extract Threads face in the market

Cobra Extracts Shatter Review: Great Taste and Decent Strength REVIEW OVERVIEW Extract Quality8 Strength7 Effect7.5 Taste9 Smoothness8 Value8 SUMMARYCobra Extracts shatter closely resembles their other concentrates in great flavor but low THC content. The consistency and color are appealing and the vapor is not harsh. For a price that’s half of what many premium shatters […]
Read more

2 thoughts on “US Attorney Is Pushing “Gateway Drug” Myths Ahead of Montana’s Weed Legalization Vote

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search for:
error: Content is protected !!
X