Is There a Connection between Crime and Marijuana Use

New York City has seen a spike in crime while the mayor is encouraging drug use on national TV and his policies. Is there a connection between the two areas?

A new video took to the streets of Manhattan to talk with New Yorkers about the disturbing trend.

The report claims robberies are up in the city 33%. But the mayor has instead focused on teaching people how to use drugs safely. He has instituted the policies, but it is a good idea?

Those who were interviewed held a variety of views about the legalization of drugs, but all were concerned about the growth of crime in the city. Many are unaware that several shooting incidents have involved drug users, particularly marijuana, a detail often left out of reports on shootings.

 

The connection is important, however, in identifying the motivating factors that may be behind both rising crime and shooting incidents.

Many New Yorkers appear to be missing the connection between drugs and crime, but the statistics look compelling. If crime is up and drug usage is up, is it too much to ask law enforcement and city officials to address the connection?

Check out the video for the report from the streets of New York for more on the concerning trend.


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4 thoughts on “Is There a Connection between Crime and Marijuana Use”

    1. There may be an association, but the writer failed to make the case. It’s not news that criminals are more likely to be drug users of all types. Just like guns, everyone with a gun is not a criminal, not even close. MJ has zero capacity to make someone do something they don’t want to do. That’s alcohols job.

  1. Absolutely, Pot heads are Lazy, non productive, leeches & moochers on the hard working tax payers who support them. When their welfare & food stamps are not enough for them, they commit crimes. There is always a false narrative or scam & fraud as to why they can not work. Drug users are the pimples on the ass of society. Most if not all are Demonrat Liberals, They get the sympathy they need from the libs. Hell why wouldn’t they align themselves with the Demonrat Gov. who are passing out crack pipes. The problem won’ go away or solve it self. Cut off all welfare & public assistance to anyone who uses drugs, get tough on crime & lock them up, protect society from the criminal drug users. The scumbags druggies will get taken care of in prison with 3 squares a day etc, which the tax payer funds.

  2. I’ve noticed a push to demonize cannabis recently and I suspect big pharma is funding it, as they wish to remain the exclusive drug pushers in this world. Excessive cannabis use can easily stifle motivation, productivity and organized thought processes, but is more likely a symptom of underlying psychological issues, rather than a causation of such issues, much like alcoholism, but without the violence associated with alcohol abuse. Shutting down a country under tyrannical mandates and losses of liberty, along with lax prosecution of crime by liberal jurisdictions are the biggest factor in the escalation of both mental illness and crime. In my small town, with a predominantly senior population, cannabis is much favored over pharmaceuticals for relief from a number of maladies as well as responsible recreational use. In the political arena, having people too high and docile to notice abuses of power is a big deal and they will gladly subsidize the zombie brigade while they destroy our lives. Is cannabis itself the problem? I don’t think so!

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