Laura Ingraham on Wednesday doubled down on a segment from a day earlier when she attempted to link marijuana use to mass shootings.
After implying that the media was trying to downplay any possible link between the drug and the teenage gunman who killed 19 children and two adults at a Texas elementary school last week, Ingraham brought Dr. Norman Miller, an addiction psychiatrist, and Dr. Eric Voth from the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC).
Ingraham asked Miller about those who “casually dismiss” an alleged link between “violent, psychotic behavior and sustained, highly potent marijuana use.”
“It’s hidden. I’m interested in the connection between marijuana and violence, and when I see these unfortunate events, the unthinkable mass shootings in Texas, I see if marijuana is involved,” Miller replied.
“I often find that the newspapers – the media – hide it when it’s really an important factor,” he continued. “And if we as a country are interested in solving the problem of gun violence, I think we need to look under the rock and look at the role of drugs, especially marijuana, in causing the violence, especially mass violence.”
Ingraham then reached out to Voth for details on why much of the marijuana available today is more potent than it was in the past, but not before denouncing what she called pro-legalization propaganda.
“I think this is clearly being driven by a marijuana industry trying to capitalize on people’s suffering. They just went past the standards of care,” Voth said. “This whole medical charade is really nothing more than an attempt to justify marijuana and get it into the hands of people, and I think it’s about time [for] more federal oversight and are stepping in and trying to undo this horrific mess. I mean, I call it a runaway train, and we’re going to have a real disaster on this thing, I think.”
Ingraham then played a clip from Wednesday’s broadcast The view in which co-host Whoopi Goldberg stalked Ingraham for her fear-mongering in her Tuesday night segment.
“People who smoke weed don’t wear AR-15s,” Goldberg said. “They don’t even know where they put them, okay?”
An angry Ingraham then asked Voth, “How funny is that?”
“It’s not funny at all,” Voth replied.
“The reality is, you know, legal AR-15 owners or handgun owners who aren’t stoned, who aren’t violent, don’t kill people,” he said, lumping those two disparate traits together.
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