Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has some strange ideas about marijuana.
In an interview with WKDZ on July 31, the one-term Republican governor stated he opposes legalizing recreational or medical marijuana in the Bluegrass State because cannabis leads to spikes in homelessness and emergency room visits and causes unnamed diseases.
Bevin on the Problems Legal Cannabis Has Allegedly Created in Colorado Since 2014
“Look at the homelessness, look at the increases in their emergency rooms, look at the problems they have with law enforcement of bordering states. Look at the amount of disease and things that have spiked up as a result of people who are coming for the fact that they can smoke pot legally. Does that mean everybody who’s involved in that has these problems? No. But many of them do. So we have negative things to counter as well.”
Bevin on Replenishing the State’s Pension Fund with Sales Taxes from Legal Marijuana
“Everybody in Kentucky would need to smoke pot for the next 600 years. And no one is allowed to retire in the next 600 years or allowed to incur any more interest or any more liability, and then in 600 years of pot smoking, if we