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Legalization is net loser for state budgets because the collateral consequences create new burdens on state resources.

  • A 2019 study reveal that in Colorado, for every $1 of tax revenue received from recreational marijuana, the state spends $4.50 counteracting legalization’s effects



Legalization will allow “Big Marijuana” to set up shop in Minnesota, an industry that has been proven to operate like “Big Tobacco”, except with a more potent and harmful product.

  • Let’s get clear on what today’s recreational marijuana truly is— what was once a natural plant is now extracted, manipulated, and concentrated into substances that are highly addictive and dangerous to individuals, families, workplaces, and roadways. 

  • THC concentration in marijuana products has increased dramatically in the past ten years. The average marijuana plant was found to contain upwards of 17% THC in 2017, up from under 9% in 2008. Pot edibles, candies, cookies, ice creams, and waxes have been found to contain up to 99% THC.

  • A majority of marijuana products are advertised to have >15% THC, regardless of medical or recreational programs, which may be detrimental for medical purposes.

The push for legalization of recreational marijuana is being fueled by an industry whose profits are derived by the creation addicts and the exploitation of addiction. 

  • Legalization will allow a new addiction-based industry to operate legally in our state. Recreational marijuana is a commercial product that is only financially successful if it can create more addicts.

  • Marijuana legalization gives a small group of privileged investors permission to profit from addiction and human degradation. The marijuana industry is seeing increased investment from existing giants of addiction such as Anheiser-Busch (Big Alcohol) and Philip Morris (Big Tobacco).


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