PolitiFact: Testing Marijuana Claims

Feb 3, 2014

This November, Florida voters will have a say on a constitutional amendment allowing the use of medical marijuana.  In the meantime, truths, half-truths, and outright falsehoods have been swirling around in the news, according to the Tampa Bay Times (paywall alert). 

Credit Cherie Diez / Tampa Bay Times

PolitiFact and  PunditFact have been tackling the claims, pointing out what’s true and what isn’t. Among the claims they look at:

  • It makes people violent killers (no evidence for that).
  • It’s more potent than it used to be (true).
  • It’s not addictive (for a small minority of users, it  may be).