Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, together with her groups MATFORCE and Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, accepted $500,000 from opioid dealers at INSYS Therapeutics to fight the nonlethal marijuana that is reducing opioid use by over 50%.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing INSYS for putting patients at risk.
- Ten young people die from opioid drugs every month in Arizona according to the Arizona Department of Health.
- Cannabis (marijuana) does not cause overdose death.
- Cannabis (marijuana) is reducing opioid use by over 50% as an alternative to opioid pain killers.
- The Partnership for a Drug Free America reports cannabis being used to help stop the opioid epidemic.
- States with legal marijuana report a 25% reduction in overdose according to The Journal for the American Medical Association.
- States with legal marijuana laws are not the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic.
If Sheila Polk is truly concerned about our kids, she should first worry about what is taking their lives, and she certainly shouldn’t have accepted half a million dollars from an opioid dealer. Information about INSYS was available and reported long before the election.
She knew where the money was coming from. See more about INSYS below.
Most of our neighbors qualified for medical marijuana with chronic pain. Replacing those opioid pain killers with a non lethal substance prevents those over prescribed pills from falling out of our medicine cabinets and into the hands of our kids.
If Sheila Polk is worried about teen drug use, she should read the statistics:
- Colorado teens are using less marijuana than the national average.
- Teen drug and alcohol use is down across the country as over 30 states now have legal or medical marijuana laws.
Tell Sheila Polk and her groups to stop their deception and
Give the money back.
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