Here's the crux of the retort one week after a controversial ordinance allowing locals to carry more weed without higher penalties was stalled:
"[The police] were referring to the murder rate in Kansas City. Well Kansas City needs to take responsibility for its own murder rate," Timothy Gillio founder of the Missouri Marijuana Legalization Movement said. "It doesn't have anything to do with cannabis. What about the crack and the cocaine and the heroin and the fentanyl and all these things?"
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- - Timothy Gilio says a crowd full of marijuana advocates at a recent Kansas City, Missouri, council committee meeting maybe shouldn't have laughed at the Kansas City Police Department's claim that marijuana leads to people dying. "The idea that people will kill people because of marijuana is ludicrous," Gilio, founder of the Missouri Marijuana Legalization Movement, said.