Negative Effects of Marijuana: Scientific Research Shows Pot is Harmful

Potheads tear America apartSee our news items and research list below. And, imagine the national suffering that could have been averted if these people hadn't been potheads:
- Ferguson's suicide-by-cop Michael Brown
- Aurora theater murderer James Holmes
- Islamic Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
- Miami cannibal Rudy Eugene
Trayvon Martin
Baltimore's Freddie Gray
- Vegas Strip murderer Lakeisha Holloway
- Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear 
- I
nfamous murderer Jodi Arias
- Devin Kelley murdered 26 at church massacre
- Chattanooga's Islamic terrorist Muhammad Abdulazeez
- Tucson massacre mass murderer Jared Lee Loughner, and many more including:
- Japan's pothead legalization activist 
Satoshi Uematsu killed 19 handicapped people
- England's Manchester jihadist Salman Abedi killed 22
- France's Bastille Day jihadist killed 86 at the beach.

But first, see just below our list of peer-reviewed scientific papers helping to explain why potheads tend to be slow, depressed, and often, worse, as we discuss also in this Real Science Radio YouTube video...


Research Showing the Harmful Effects of Marijuana Use 

Focus on the Family has a knack for skewing virtually every public policy matter that they address. Their otherwise fabulous brief anti-pot video for example, screams "Say No To Big Marijuana". Unavoidably therefore, as words have meaning, Focus thus inherently whispers, "but as for little marijuana, that's a different matter." So here at RSR, we clearly warn you, "Say No To Pot!" And here's what happens in a state that doesn't:

Marijuana News Updates: Hear all this discussed on this Real Science Radio program with Bob Enyart and Doug McBurney including the potheads like Trayvon Martin, Ferguson's Michael Brown, Chattanooga terrorist Muhammad Abdulazeez, the Tsarnaev Boston Bomber, the theater shooter James Holmes, Baltimore's Freddie Gray, Colorado Springs clinic shooter Robert Dear, and Manchester Muslim terrorist Salman Abedi.

Pamela McColl's book, On Marijuana2019 News: In the WSJ Alex Berenson lists in Weeding Out Dubious Marijuana Science the common ways that pot "researchers" fake the science. Brandon Dorfman reports the same phenomenon in, of all places, the Pot Network. He quotes advocate Steve DeAngelo reporting on a poplular recent "study": "Cannabis is the most effective medicine for most Elder health complaints. And most other health complaints for every age group. One natural medicine more effective than all the pharmaceuticals combined without horrific side effects."

* UW Study Harming Babies: Canadian Pamela McColl, fresh off testifying at the the U.S. FDA against smoking pot, has gone to war against a University of Washington study, reported by Fox News Channel, on pot-smoking pregnant mothers to see its effect on the baby's brain. (RSR guess: low blood flow.) See related excerpts from JAMA at and Pamela's book, On Marijuana.

* Dr. Drum Interview on BEL: Leading marijiuana opponent and former California pharmacist turned patient safety expert with a sister killed by a pothead, Dr. Phillip Drum asks everyone to contact Heidi King 888-327-4236 at the U.S. Department of Transportation to urge her to immediately launch the national use of oral swabs so that roadside law enforcement officers will know what kind of drug influence a driver is under.

A_night_in_jail.jpg* Heidi Swan Stopped. K Anderson Continued: As part of our meta-series at Bob Enyart interviewed Heidi Swan about growing up with her brother, the two smoking pot until Heidi experienced cannabis-induced psychosis and quit whereas her brother continued from age 14 through grad school, crack, homelessness, and, eighteen times, to jail. The two of them eventually coauthored the novella A Night In Jail. Brother and sister warn everyone they can about the growing acceptance of pot and the attendant increase in mental ilness and homelessness. Their book on Amazon has been doing well and the reading in LA with actors from a leading Hollywood production received a standing ovation with her brother saying that it was the proudest day of his life. Wow. What a sister!

* Enyart Debate Opponent Now Psychotic: At the Huffington Post in 2012, Bob Enyart debated Robert Corry, Colorado's lead activist and co-author of legalization Amendment 64. By 2019, Corry went nuts claiming Arabs in a helicopter were chasing him which was apparently why he kidnapped and threatened to kill his former girlfriend and was also charged with auto theft, etc., all at Denver Int'l Airport. A month later the predictably paranoid pothead was arrested again after saber rattling, literally, while threatening people with a sword near downtown Denver. (See above on how pot harms mental health and please pray for Corry.)

9News & HuffPo Headlines: Pot atty who debated Bob Enyart goes nuts2018 News: Denver Post article not condemning psychedelic mushrooms: BE commentsA California dispensary director and suspected pothead Barbara Blaser tells even strangers that they shouldn't smoke because her parents died of lung cancer, and then "admits she thinks a lot about secondhand smoke from cigarettes, but not pot." Go figure. And see the dangers, above.

2017 News: From the Law of Unintended Consequences file:

U.S. drug overdoses skyrocket in the pro-pot era- The New York Times, though pro-pot, nonetheless compiled the data to show U.S. drug overdose deaths (which have exploded in the pro-pot era from 2000 to current). See the cost in lives destroyed (graph, left) of this one particular immoral policy advocated by Libertarians and the NY Times. For teens and adults intuit that if it's okay to smoke pot then it's okay to get high.

- 57% of high school students after Colorado's decriminalization test positive for THC, according to the Daily Mail.
- Since decriminalization, Colorado traffic fatalities soar, as does the THC-related fatalities. 
- The Atlantic reports, that pot, long claimed to "reduce nausea", ironically, is highly correlated to Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Colorado, California, etc.
- Bob Enyart debates pot with Tom Tancredo former presidential candidate.

2011 News: Habitual pot smoker and Tucson massacre mass murderer Jared Lee Loughner shot 10 killing six including a nine-year old child.

2012 News: From the You Can't Make this Stuff Up file:
The pot in Trayvon Martin was sufficient to cause imparirment.
- Miami cannibal cannabis smoker Rudy Eugene shocked the world by eating another man's face off and his autopsy shocked liberals when he tested positive only for marijuana and not the rumored bath salts.
- Scientists cultivate medical marijuana without the high to the disapproval of the pot community.
- After the Aurora theater masacre, the London Telegraph reported that James Holmes was "a cannabis smoker"; Fox 31 that "Holmes smoked pot regularly"; The New York Post that James Holmes's Colorado neighbor would see him, "smoking weed behind the apartment." This pothead injured 90 and murdered not 12 but 13 of his innocent victims.
2013 News: From the Pot Never Killed Anybody file:
- Pothead crane operator kills six in Philadelphia.
- Pothead decapitates self on his own booby-trapped farm as another pot grower murders stepdaughter for necrophilia.
- Just before a guilty verdict was delivered in the Travis Alexander murder case, CNN posted a police video interview with Jodi Arias' father who said that after they caught her growing marijuana at 14 years of age she became permanently paranoid that her parents were out to get her.
- Pothead terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger Boston Bomber brother, a "stoner... really into marijuana", had "a permanent stench of marijuana in his room."
- By the end of 2013 the Denver Post is still in a stupor but at least they've noticed the fog. Sad but important insights on the long lasting harm from smoking pot as described by a professor from the University of Colorado's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. (On RSR we discuss the Post uncritically quoting a pot dealer who speaks of his customers as "patients".)

2014 News: With today's stronger pot:
- Another person in England has died of cannabis poisoning.
- Since potheads have slower reactions, they therefore are far more likely to suffer premature death.
- Famous pot advocate George Michael quits smoking dope after falling out of a car at 70 mph.
- A 19-year-old Congo exchange student jumped to his death in Denver after eating pot cookie "legally" bought by a friend. Coroner tests for a hundred different drugs, but finds only marijuana in this man's system.
- Ferguson, Missouri's Michael Brown had been smoking marijuana shortly before his strong-arm robbery and suicide by cop.
- Which of these two criminals arrested in October smoke pot? The guy in his 30s who stole an ambulance and drove it home, or the guy in his 20s who stole a train and crashed it? Neither of the initial reports mention marijuana, but the chances are nil that neither of these dimwits smoke pot.

2015 News: From the Pot Never Killed Anybody file, Boulder tubing smoker goes missing.
Freddie Gray, the latest celebrity-by-death marijuana smoker following Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, reportedly tested positive, and the Baltimore Sun reports, "In the first three months of this year, Gray was accused of marijuana possession, fourth-degree burglary, second-degree assault, malicious destruction of property and trespassing."
- Lakeisha Holloway, the woman who intentionally drove onto a crowded Las Vegas Strip sidewalk and killed one and injured dozens tested positive for marijuana with her toxicology examination showing high levels of marijuana.

- 60,000 Brits live with hallucinations and paranoid episodes from smoking the stronger cannabis varieties, as England's biggest-of-its-kind pot study indicates that 25% of reports of schizophrenia and other psychotic conditions may be the direct result of smoking the popular extra-strong cannabis.
Post-suicide autopsy of traffic-stop tantrum-throwing Sandra Bland "found high levels of marijuana in Bland's system".
- Another tragic suicide in Colorado attributed to marijuana edibles followed by a teen's attempted suicide..
- Celebrating pot day, Chattanooga terrorist Muhammad Abdulazeez (right) was arrested on April 20th shortly after extinguishing a marijuana joint in his car.
- The pot smokers over at LiveScience should know that potheads aren't good at math. So when they reported on the recent doubling of pot use by U.S. adults to nearly 10% (or more than  22 million people), instead of leaving their statistic of evident "disorder" in terms of the overall population, at "3 percent", it would have been good for LS to do the math for their readers and explain that this 3% represents 7 million U.S. adults with each and every one of them representing a life hanging in the balance between well-being and ruin, who is having a negative impact on their own circle of family and friends.

2016 News: From the Pot Never Killed Anybody file, there were marijuana growing operations at three of the four crime scenes in the execution-style slayings of eight people in the Ohio Family Massacre.
- The percentage of drivers in fatal crashes with THC in their system has doubled in Washington State since they decriminalized marijuana in 2014.
- Fox: "Colorado sees increase in homicides motivated by marijuana" where in the Denver suburb "Aurora, the last 10 of 15 drug-related homicide cases were connected to marijuana."
- DailyMail: Children 'vomiting in street' after pot farm fire on quiet cul-de-sac
- Hear Bob Enyart's interview of mom and filmmaker Jodi Belcher and see her award-winning film the Other Side of Cannabis, and its trailer right here...

Murderers/Terrorists: Pothead Robert Lewis Dear and suspected pothead Syed Rizwan Farook* Either or Both: Here at Bob Enyart Live when the news broke we announced that we would follow the reports to see if either or both of these criminals, the clinic murderer Robert Lewis Dear, and the California Muslim murderer Syed Rizwan Farook, were also potheads.

Update: The Planned Parenthood clinic shooter Robert Lewis Dear was one of the thousands of potheads who have moved to Colorado because we decriminalized marijuana. Our governor John Hickenlooper and the mindless voters who decriminalized pot (see the horrific effects of weed, just below) have attracted Robert Dear to Colorado, along with many other drug addicts, drug dealers, schizophrenics, criminals, and all around losers. On December 7th, the Denver Post has finally gotten around to reporting what we've been reporting all along, that the lure of getting high with impunity brought Robert Lewis Dear to our state. (And of course, as reported, the hero police officer was a pro-life supporter and signer of Colorado RTL's personhood petition.)

Salman Abedi the Muslim pothead terrorist who bombed kids in Manchester, England
Pothead terrorist Abedi 

Since 9/11, two of America's more notorious terrorists have been potheads, Muslim Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Chattanooga's Islamic Muhammad Abdulazeez. June 2017 Update: Here at BEL we've filed repeated Public Records Act requests with the San Bernardino County Coroner's Office which, 19 months after the attack and counting, has still not released the Farook autopsy. We will continue to try to discover whether or not California's Muslim terrorist, like other Jihadis, was using drugs to help him commit his atrocities.

2017 News: Another Muslim pothead terrorist, Salman Abedi, was a university dropout loser. Why was he called Dumbo? Well, why do you think they call it dope? On May 22, Abedi bombed kids in Manchester, England.

Pot Research and Political Correctness

politically-incorrect-warning.jpgFor half a century now, marijuana has been overwhelmingly politically correct among the faculty and students on college campuses. Thus as with many controversial research topics, the inherent bias for and against marijuana can easily produce false study results.

Of course there are many studies showing that marijuana is harmless and endlessly beneficial. And there are decades of studies that show that:
* Abortion does not increase breast cancer [recently refuted]
* Spanking should not be part of child discipline [recently refuted]
* The death penalty is not a deterrent [long refuted]

Bob on Drugs DVD

Marijuana is intensely politically correct on college campuses where many of the pro-marijuana studies originate. Thus bias, problematic on both sides, is especially expected both to counteract the studies showing that marijuana is harmful, and as an expression of the rampant rebellion against God in the relentless effort to overturn beneficial Christian norms. By producing millions of graduates, overtly anti-Christian universities have succeeded even in turning entire professions, like law, medicine, and education, against Christ. This is one reason why conflicting studies abound on many important and moral issues. So the Christian must think outside of the box, and have the broader perspective to judge between studies, and to discern the truth from the bias.

Millions of Observers

Millions of people believe that smoking pot makes you stupid. Yet, while long-term cigarette smoking is bad for your lungs, there are not millions of people whose observations led them to believe that tobacco lowers your IQ and makes you slow and stupid. Why the distinction? These millions of people believe this not because they've read the scientific studies showing lower IQ, mental health, learning, and memory impairments from using pot, but because they've seen the results first hand. Studies conflict, of course, but extensive research shows what millions have directly perceived, that long-term routine pot use leads to serious mental health issues. On the other hand, even a nightly glass of red wine has the opposite reputation, of decreasing the likelihood of dementia, sustaining mental health, and certainly not of making anyone slow or stupid.

Applying the principles in God's Word as best we can at Denver Bible Church (which we know does not prove that we are right), we conclude:
- that the studies that show the dangers of marijuana are telling the truth and
- that those who accept the reports that there are no serious harmful side effects to marijuana are deceived, and not all but many of those, willfully so.

Marijuana, by its harmful effects on the brain, eventually owns its users by making them think that they are more insightful than others. They think they become more creative, and smart. In reality millions of people can testify from firsthand use and from firsthand observations that regular pot use makes you stupid. Drinking a glass of red wine nightly has no similar effect.

Smoking pot makes people think they are alert and smart but it puts their minds in a fog. Potheads for example will point to websites like and claim that marijuana is responsible for ZERO deaths per year. Only those with extreme bias or dull minds would believe such a thing. Just from the few notes we're jotted down over the years for reporting on our radio program, we recall the "accident" in which a Mr. Bedell's “use of marijuana hours before the Mother’s Day crash in New Orleans that killed 22 people was the main cause of the wreck,” reported USA Today.

Pot and Mental Health

Those who defend pot tell us that reports claim there is no evidence of long-term harmful mental health effects. But just from our notes for the radio program, here are examples to the contrary. The London Telegraph wrote that a Dr. Turner, England's most senior coroner, estimates that marijuana is "a significant contributing factor" in 10% of the deaths he's worked, notably including suicides. In one British study of 853 drug-related deaths, whereas cocaine was a principal factor in 147, pot was used as the principle drug or in a cocktail in another 51 of those deaths. The Royal College of Psychiatrists reviewed research with similar results from Sweden, Holland and New Zealand. A study of 50,000 Swedish Army conscripts found that those who admitted at age 18 to having taken cannabis on more than 50 occasions were six times more likely to develop schizophrenia (paranoia, delusions, disorganized thinking, social dysfunction, etc.) in the following 15 years. A Dutch study of 4,000 people in the general population showed that those taking large amounts of cannabis were almost seven times more likely to have psychotic symptoms three years later. Such findings are largely ignored. And as I write this the Colorado State police have just announced that with the new "medical marijuana" regulations, Colorado now has a lot more people driving under the influence of marijuana than before. Even one of our own Denver Bible Church members observes that about 90% of the many mental health patients he works with for severe depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, etc., have pot use in their profiles. And another medical professional friend of DBC who works for a government health care program reports from her own experience that pot smoking appears to retard emotional maturity and that many of her patients suffer from psychosis seemingly related to their marijuana use.

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Available by Prescription

Not only marijuana (including its THC component) but even the most mind-altering drugs, like opiates, should be available as strictly controlled substances very judiciously prescribed for medical conditions. What Denver Bible Church warns against is the denial that the normal use of marijuana, even from a single drag on a joint, easily produces a quick high. And so we disagree with advocacy of mainstreaming marijuana and making it available as a standard treatment for all kinds of aches and pains. It's one thing for a doctor to write a prescription for a controlled substance, but begining with Colorado's "medical marijuana" law, even that wasn't required for THC. So-called "patients" of dispensaries ended up deciding for themselves how much pot they're going to smoke (or otherwise injest) and they even get to grow their own. Smoking your medicine, producing it at home, deciding your own dose, always had far less to do with genuine medical care than with normalizing potheads.

Churches quickly began seeing members becoming addicted to pot procured "legally". These Christians began diagnosing ailments, prescribing treatment, and even distributing to others. Churches can list in their directories who to contact to get hooked up. Alcohol has been legal almost always, but to our knowledge, pastors do not routinely advise friends with various aches and pains to drink rum and coke until the pain goes away. But pot seems to be the drug that's beneficial for every ailment.

As for other cannabidiods (THC itself is a cannabidiol, tetrahydrocannabinol) as of late 2019 there is a single FDA approved non-THC CBD-based drug (for seizures from a rare childhood epilepsy). CBD is promoted mostly as of way of further normalizing pot and distracting from the harm marijuana inflicts on millions of people. So avoiding CBD is a way of showing your love and concern for others. And beware too the unsubstantiated claims that CBD helps with ailements other than rare epilepsies in children under age three.

Kids Around Pot

Christian parents who smoke pot for aches and pains (or even for much more serious ailments) will end up with kids who smoke to relax or for whatever excuse strikes them. But parents who smoke pot will think that, just as it makes them more creative and intelligent, it'll make their children smarter too.

Immature Christians including parents who are already vulnerable to long-term recreational drug use will have a special weakness toward "medical marijuana." Extensive past drug use of course can affect their ability to think clearly. For example, some long-term marijuana users demonstrate paranoia and can fall victim to paranoid conspiracy theories. Cannabis can lead someone to believe that airplane contrails will control your mind but that smoking pot clears your head.

Kids growing up with parents who drink beer and wine virtually guarantees that they will drink alcohol also. Likewise, the pot user's child will likely grow up to smoke pot, and will be attracted to a boyfriend or girl friend who smokes pot. And those kids will very predictably exploit mom and dad's pot smoking to their own harm. And it is from that harmful influence that the pastor and elders of Denver Bible Church want to protect the adults and the children of Colorado.

Parents on Pot

In addition to the studies showing pot as destructive to to our DNA genetic code, as more destructive to the lungs than tobacco, as negatively affecting neurons, as an impediment to learning and memory, and as especially dangerous to people with weakened immune systems, aside from all that, millions of people intuitively question the ability of long-term marijuana users to think straight, but users themselves think it keeps them sharp.

Researchers who either smoke themselves, or who are politically correct, will bias their studies to undermine this common knowledge. Users say they drive well after smoking. But we doubt that most potheads would let their own young son or daughter get into a car with someone who had just taken a couple hits. And it's sad that that those who use pot at home will, at unexpected times including in emergencies, end up driving their own children to the hospital after they've smoked half a joint.

In addition to making people slow and stupid, pot also makes it harder to control anger and makes users paranoid. The normal use of pot puts a man at greater risk of harming his own family. Self control becomes more elusive, and pot's quick intoxicating effect will weaken a man's moral compass and then, exactly as the Bible warns of drunkenness, increase his lust.

Leftist parents are far more likely than others to give pot even to their own kids (note Portland's BLM Antifa murderer trading his teenage son a quarter pound of weed for a gun). Then there are immoral and ignorant conservative and even "Christian" parents who misapply the teaching in Genesis that all of God's original creation was safe (except for of course). But shortly after the creation, the rebellion and curse have brought about changes that lead to disease and death. So aside from avoiding marijuana, it's also wise to avoid hemlock, nightshade, snakeroot, castor bean, rosary pea, oleander, even tobacco, etc.

Professors on Pot

While no end of the harm caused by pot professing professors could be presented, instead we will highlight one (occasionally lucid) MIT physics professor for whom we have no evidence whatsoever that he's a pothead, other than for this quote:

You start with a random clump of atoms, and if you shine light on it for long enough, it should not be so surprising that you get a plant. - Jeremy England

So, exactly what kind of plant were you imaging there Jeremy?

Marijuana and Alcohol

Refer Sanity: 7 Great MythsTo the argument that pot is like alcohol and so should not be regulated differently, Denver Bible Church judges that reasoning as wrong and believes that pot should be illegal because:
1. It should be illegal to be high (intoxicated)
2. Any substance should be controlled if its normal use makes one high

Billions of people cannot get drunk on a sip of wine. Hundreds of millions cannot get drunk even on a glass of wine or a can of beer. Conversely, there are countless millions of people who would (and do) get high even with a single drag or two on a joint (normal use). That single hit or two makes someone mentally negligent, affects their moral compass, and as with drunkenness, even increases lust. And the potent pot sold today at dispensaries worsens this consequence.

The reason that God prohibits drunkenness is because a drunk is an unacceptable risk to society and to himself. Yet decades ago the federal government bribed the states to decriminalize even public drunkenness. Now, Christians being seduced by the grotesquely immoral libertarian party platform of states right (to decriminalize child killing and legalize homosexual marriage), are going far beyond marijuana to even advocate for the decriminalization of cocaine too. But when the normal use of a substance gets someone intoxicated, it should not be decriminalized.

Pot as Prescription

Any intoxicating herb, the normal use of which makes one high like typical recreational drugs, should not be available easily  either grown at home or as an over-the-counter product. In Colorado, a Google search and self-diagnosis along with a lightly rehearsed complaint easily leads to a doctor's recommendation, followed by ongoing self-prescribing, self-medicating, and self-production of the drug. Then once on pot the user, who is very smart, concludes that he makes better decisions and even drives better. But in reality, over months and years, he lives in a deepening fog which puts others, including his children, neighbors, and first-responders, at the kind of increased risk that God does not require society to tolerate.

Proponents seem to think that prescription drug abuse somehow argues in favor of decriminalizing pot. Yet drugs from Ativan to Valium and Xanax took time to garner their reputation as significantly abused medications (years or decades). Whereas medical marijuana, which Colorado law now permits by a doctor's "recommendation" and "without a prescription," clearly has an immediate out-of-the-gate abuse track record.

So THC and other cannabis-based drugs should be available as strictly controlled substances, like other drugs, and prescribed carefully to treat specific medical conditions, and not generally advocated and made easily available to the general public so that they can self-medicate whenever they feel the urge. And the medical community should pursue the 2012 breakthrough designed to "help those smoking marijuana for medical purposes" in which "scientistshave cultivated a cannabis plant that doesn't get people stoned." Yet a popular marijuana site asks, Why? That is, exposing their own concern for hurting people as just a ploy to normalize getting high, they ask, Why would anyone want to provide medical marijuana that doesn't get you high? So don't look for this brand stocked on your local dispensary's shelves. Still though, regardless of disinterest from the pro-pot lobby, the medical community should aggressively pursue such developments.

Neighbors and Gross Negligence

No Shooting sign all shot upGross negligence has legal consequences. If the government tolerated gross negligence by, for example, allowing drunk driving, and someone is thereby injured, the governing officials (with all of America) would be guilty before God for the harm done. Thus God does not require society to put up with gross negligence. Therefore the government should ban recreational drugs and outlaw drunkenness from alcohol. (The federal government strong-armed the states to decriminalize drunkenness during the mid twentieth century so that today, unwisely, in the U.S., and in Australia and Britain, etc., it is no longer a crime to be drunk.)

The guy claiming a right to shoot a gun in a city park because he's a good shot and hasn't (yet) hit anyone is rightly overruled. Examples of the predictable consequences of the grossly negligent behavior of getting high or drunk include:
Bernie Sanders free pot meme: Of course I give out free pot before my rallies. Sober people would never believe the things I'm saying...- stoned drivers who actually think they drive better when smoking pot
- people who've smoked a joint who then end up driving a car after they thought they were home for the night
- a stoner who laughs that his cigarette fell behind the couch which then starts a fire that kills a baby upstairs
- the pot mom who drives away with her baby on the roof of her car
- pornography consumed even by many who may not otherwise have viewed it
- crimes and sexual immorality committed (like Ted Bundy who couldn't violate his conscience to murder unless he was intoxicated)
- the dollars spent on emergency room services, etc., for domestic violence and other victims hurt by stoners
- the cost of treating the user for injuries and illnesses resulting from drug abuse and alcoholism.

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So when the normal use of any substance makes a person intoxicated, then the government correctly outlaws and classifies that drug as a controlled substance. Thus while THC and related medications should be available on a prescription basis from a pharmacy, pot use should not be normalized and the marijuana drug should be illegal.

Bob Enyart
Pastor, Denver Bible Church
Co-host, Real Science Radio
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Programming Note: You can listen to Bob Enyart and Doug McBurney's RSR program on "medical" marijuana and see Bob's debate on pot, rounds I & II, at, including his argument against alcohol prohibition that nonetheless acknowledges that it reduced consumption.