Latest False Fact-checks in Marijuana Viral image stated on October 7, 2022 in an Instagram post: Reuters reported that Nancy Pelosi bought 10 million shares of cannabis stock. Julie Mayfield stated on June 2, 2022 in a speech: “A quarter of the entire acreage in the country that is under hemp production is here in North Carolina.” Viral image stated on July 6, 2021 in an Instagram post: Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared smoking marijuana and transgender women in the Olympics. Viral image stated on December 15, 2019 in a Facebook post: An old image shows a drug store with a marijuana leaf sign. Viral image stated on May 14, 2019 in a Facebook post: "Nearly every state that has legalized (marijuana) has also legislated that you lose your right to own a gun if you are prescribed, or buy it recreationally." David Crowley stated on February 24, 2019 in a TV interview: ''Over 40 percent of African-American men in (Milwaukee County) have been going to prison for low-level drug offenses, and I think a hundred times that in the city of Madison." Andrew Cuomo stated on April 11, 2018 in a conversation with reporters: "I think we're actually ahead" on legalizing marijuana for recreational use in New York state. Alex Jones stated on April 20, 2017 in a court hearing: Says police officers smoke marijuana once a year as part of their jobs. Kathleen Sullivan stated on April 29, 2015 in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee: "The proportion of Rhode Islanders entering substance abuse treatment primarily due to marijuana use has reached its highest point in 20 years." Nancy Denuccio stated on March 6, 2015 in a TV interview: "We've seen the increase of alcohol use for underage kids even though alcohol has been illegal ... for kids under 21." New Approach Oregon stated on June 26, 2014 in a website statement: In Oregon, 12,808 people were arrested for marijuana-related crimes in 2012. Brian Kilmeade stated on January 21, 2014 in a broadcast of "Fox and Friends": Says Colorado food stamp recipients can use ATMs to get cash to buy marijuana. Facebook posts stated on January 16, 2014 in a graphic on the Internet: "In 1916, the U.S. government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees would need to be cut down." Bill O'Reilly stated on December 9, 2013 in a broadcast of the "O'Reilly Factor": "The 'Denver Post' has actually hired an editor to promote pot." John Morgan stated on September 22, 2013 in Bay News 9 show, “Political Connections” : "Nobody's addicted to" marijuana. Edith Ajello stated on February 6, 2013 in an interview with The Providence Journal: "Lots of studies seem to indicate that minors find it very easy to get marijuana, easier than to get alcohol." Protect Families First stated on January 10, 2013 in a news release: "The average age of first marijuana use is 12." Joseph "Joe" Deshotel stated on November 13, 2012 in a press release.: "There is no evidence that poor people abuse drugs more frequently than any other socio-economic group." John G. Edwards stated on June 5, 2012 in a debate on the House floor: Decriminalizing marijuana "will save the state anywhere from $4 (million) to $11 million dollars." Doreen Costa stated on August 10, 2011 in a radio interview: "The studies have shown us that [drug testing for welfare recipients] will be saving us money" Robert Watson stated on April 26, 2011 in a speech on the House floor: "I'm well aware that medical marijuana is a recognized, medical, viable treatment for this sort of [pancreas] pain condition." Jan Brewer stated on June 25, 2010 in a television interview: "The majority of the people that are coming to Arizona and trespassing are now becoming drug mules." Republican Party of Florida stated on October 20, 2008 in a campaign mailer: "Barack Obama has consistently voted against tougher penalties for criminals."