Nancy Grace had Mason Tvert, Director of Communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, on her show and had her usual hysterical and melodramatic overreaction. Marijuana must remain illegal, she declared, because it causes people to “kill whole families.”
Sensing an opportunity, Grace responded, “in a nutshell, could you say why you think marijuana should be legalized — because, I mean, you know it’s addictive, highly addictive.”
Tvert replied that “marijuana’s addictive properties have been found to be actually pretty mild compared to alcohol and tobacco, and even caffeine.”
“So you — you are admitting it is addictive,” Grace interjected.
“Yes,” Tvert replied, “so is sex, so are video games.”
“So you’re admitting it! You’re admitting it!”
After Tvert calmed Grace down by pointing out that many recreational users are “normal people, just like you, who enjoy using marijuana for the same reason people enjoy having a drink after work,” Grace again interrupted him.“The reason I’m against legalization is that I’ve seen too many felonies — felonies — and I don’t mean pot sales or growing pot,” she continued. “I mean people on pot that shoot each other, that stab each other, that strangle each other, that kill whole families — wipe out a whole family.”
Dogs and cats, living together – mass hysteria! Almost 40% of Americans have smoked pot, or some 150 million people or so. A vanishingly small percentage of them did anything violent and certainly not because they smoked pot. And seriously, is there a human being on earth that actually likes Nancy Grace? She has the charm of an ebola virus. She’s like a cross between your prissy, nosy next door neighbor and a rabid wolverine. I can’t imagine her own family liking her.