Fox News host attacks the Biden administration for moving to soften marijuana restrictions

Dagen McDowell: “These drugs, marijuana, cannabis, they shouldn't be legal, quite frankly”

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Citation From the January 25, 2024, edition of Fox News' Outnumbered

DAGEN MCDOWELL (FOX BUSINESS HOST): These drugs, marijuana, cannabis, they shouldn't be legal, quite frankly. Here are some statistics: The average THC content of this cannabis is now more recently fifteen percent, THC concentrations up from single digits some years ago, but you can find THC concentrations up to ninety percent. And especially in teenagers, one psychotic episode following cannabis use is associated with a 47% chance of a person developing schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, which is forever. The instance of psychotic episodes and psychotic breaks in the use of cannabis is astonishing. It is – the risk for psychotic episode is higher with cannabis than with amphetamines, hallucinogens, opioids, and alcohol. But you know what Health and Human Services did earlier this month? Health and Human Services under the Biden administration supports moving marijuana from being a schedule one drug to schedule three. Schedule three is Tylenol with codeine and testosterone. It is dangerous what the federal government under Biden is doing, it's dangerous what these states are doing.

EMILY COMPAGNO (CO-HOST): Ari, so what Dagen is saying, which we've known this for a while. It's not your mother's Maui Wowie, this isn't what people grew up with in the 70's. But the implications legally now are frightening.