Congress fires back on legalization

Political Posted Aug 1 2014

Congress fires back on legalization

Florida Republican representative and chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, called from stronger regulations on marijuana in response to the recent state level legalizations in Colorado and Washington. Using traffic related fatalities to justify his actions, Mica warned of the slipperly slope that lies ahead.

Fleming cited a study by the University of Colorado at Denver showing an increase in marijuana-related traffic fatalities since the state legalized medicinal marijuana in 2009. He implied that a further loosening of restrictions on marijuana is a slippery slope, especially for young people.

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