Mayor Bloomberg claims Medical Marijuana is a “Hoax”

This article was provided through the CADCA Newsletter on June 6th, 2013.

This article was provided through the CADCA Newsletter on June 6th, 2013.

"Mayor Bloomberg called medical marijuana a “scam” on his WOR radio show last Friday, according to Fox news.

In a discussion of efforts to legalize it across the country, Bloomberg said, "There's no medical. This is one of the great hoaxes of all time."

He went on to make another eyebrow-raising statement about how legalizing marijuana will cause other problems.

"Drug dealers have families to feed," Bloomberg said. "If they can't sell marijuana, they'll sell something else." Bloomberg says that "something else" will be worse than pot.

"The push to legalize this is just wrongheaded," Bloomberg added.

Bloomberg also stated that he understands that marijuana is much stronger than it was 20 or 30 years ago.

“They say oh well, it’s not going to hurt anybody, it doesn’t lead to dependence. Of course it does.”

Watch the video at

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/22469246/bloomberg-medical-marijuana-a-hoax#ixzz2VAjDO7xF.

Editor’s note: If you’d like to write and share information or thank Mayor Bloomberg for his comments, you may contact the Mayor directly by mail or submitting a web form message. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Hall, New York, NY, 10007."