Monday, January 27, 2020

Does Weed REALLY Cause Crime?!?!

Reader suggested news link as the debate over MORE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS ramps up this year . . . Checkit:

The Trouble with Crime Statistics

Last year, lawmakers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania proposed legalizing recreational marijuana in their states. A debate ensued. Some argued that legalizing pot would make crime go up; others claimed that it would make crime go down.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

When illegal, yes.

Anonymous said...

^^ +100

Anonymous said...

There is not necessarily a causal connection. It's more likely that the people who would illegally use marijuana are simply the same people who are apt to commit crimes.

Anonymous said...

If you asked you would find the vast majority of those who commit crime also smoke weed. So yes weed must make some commit crime.

Charles Whitman said...

Wow. HUGE article to say: We don't know; sometimes yes, sometimes no.
I used to be a huge advocate for the legalization of marijuana, until I sàw the iñçreàse in homelessness that coincided in the states that legalized it, Now I am against legalization.

Byron Funkhouser said...

^^You're blaming homelessness on marijuana legalization?

Weed doesn't make people commit crime. That's absurd.

Charles Whitman said...

Yes. Like I said. Increased homelessness. No, of course, not all homelessness.