St. Louis County Police Chief, Drug Warrior, Fails Basic Logic

Some gateway stupidity at the Gateway to the West


Science is a gateway drug that leads to thinking. Better ban it!
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Fox News in St. Louis tells the story of Ken, last name withheld, who has been smoking marijuana for decades to fight epileptic seizures. He claims it's very effective. There is a significant amount of science behind the claim. Missouri has not legalized medical marijuana, though, so Ken is breaking the law.

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch cares not for your science. It's all a plot for filthy hippies to toke up!

"That is just a front for legalizing it and using marijuana recreationally. It`s just a front," Fitch says.  "They always start with medical marijuana an then it goes to what Colorado and Washington did — Okay now we are okay with recreational."

Can't it be both? I mean, can't somebody acknowledge that medical marijuana actually works and believe in legalizing it for recreational use as a completely separate matter? It's not an either/or thing.

Chief Fitch calls marijuana a gateway drug that can lead people to the cemetery.  "One of the things I have learned over the last 22 town hall meetings with folks that lost children as a result of heroin use is every one of them without fail used marijuana first."

You fail basic logic forever, Chief Fitch. Here's your sign.