The lies begin
“We know that our young people in Nebraska are getting the drugs. I can tell you story after story of… high school students gathering up their money and sending a buyer into Colorado and bringing [marijuana] edibles back or bringing the product back.”
Though Peterson may spin an eloquent yarn, official federal data contradicts him. Between 2012 and 2014, monthly marijuana use among high school students in Nebraska actually declined, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Teen use in Colorado and Washington, the states where adult use was legalized, also saw no increase.
…And they keep on rolling out
Senator Grassley spoke from prepared remarks saying:
“Our country is in the middle of an epidemic of addiction focused on heroin and prescription opioids, and just last year, the Centers for Disease Control found that people who are addicted to marijuana are three times more likely to be…