Safe Pot? Tell That to the 62 Kids Who Died

6/15/15–Marijuana is an addictive and hazardous drug. But lately, some have taken to proclaiming that “marijuana is safer than alcohol, ” a message that is not only wrong but dangerous. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, in a study that examines all deaths in Arizona of children under the age of 18, a disturbing number of child deaths resulted from substance use. “It is unconscionable to experiment with [marijuana] legalization on Arizona’s youth. Those 62 children whose lives were snuffed out in 2013 would certainly agree,” stated Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney and vice chair of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy.

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