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With a kind of marijuana legalization on the ballot in California as Proposition 19 this November, it’s not surprising to see our friends at Fox picking up the pace on the marijuana misinformation in a series called “Going to Pot” that included a segment rebutting a straw man argument for marijuana legalization with a very weak anti-legalization argument and went on to spread a series of anti-marijuana myths while purporting to debunk pro-legalization “myths” as I show in this video.
The clips I use of Fox News anchor Brian Kilmeade interviewing Bishop Ron Allen come from a segment on the Fox News program “Fox and Friends” broadcast on August 28, 2010, which is available online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH5vCiUO5Cs
The image I use of my July 2007 video titled “Fox News Gets Reefer Madness Over So-Called Killer Marijuana” comes from the YouTube player page at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcPF59CoGvs
The images I use of “Yes on 19” information on California marijuana arrests come from the webpage at http://yeson19.com/node/97
The charts I use of showing racial discrimination in California marijuana arrests come from the Drug Policy Alliance webpage at http://www.drugpolicy.org/docUploads/Targeting_Blacks_for_Marijuana_06_29_10.pdf
And, finally, the fact sheet I show debunking marijuana myths about being overly potent and a “gateway drug” comes from the Drug Policy Alliance webpage at http://drugpolicy.org/marijuana/factsmyths
Fox News Marijuana Straw Man on Legalization?