Fox & Friends guest falsely claims that marijuana is "a gateway drug to drugs that's killing people"

Fox & Friends guest falsely claims that marijuana is "a gateway drug to drugs that's killing people"

Florida sheriff: "They use the marijuana and the meth, and they go out and kill themselves, or overdose, or kill someone else"

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From the December 3 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): THC is addicting. People act like -- I know so many people, they say they were told one thing, and then they get addicted to it. And that's an addicting substance. There is a price to pay for pot. 

GRADY JUDD (POLK COUNTY, FL, SHERIFF): There absolutely is a price to pay for pot. You know, I spent my entire adult life in law enforcement and a lot of it investigating traffickers of drugs, and it's not a minor, non-violent felony. It's ruining families and killing people every day across the United States, and we stand here in denial thinking that it's not a gateway drug to drugs that's killing people.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Yeah, you don't start on cocaine. You probably start with marijuana and it leads to other things, right? 

JUDD: That's absolutely right. And still today, we have a meth problem across this state and country. If someone's in possession of meth, you're in possession of marijuana because it kind of cuts the edge of the meth. And then they use the marijuana and the meth, and they go out and kill themselves, or overdose, or kill someone else.

Related:

Wash. Post: A 12-year-old gave out THC-laced gummies, police say. At least five classmates were hospitalized.

Wash. Post: The real ‘gateway drug’ is 100% legal

Vice News: Once and for All, Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug

Previously:

Fox & Friends guest attributes homelessness in Colorado to legalized marijuana

Fox & Friends blames Medicaid expansion and legalized marijuana for making the opioid crisis worse

Fox guest: "People use food stamps to buy marijuana," "cocaine," and "whatever the hell else people use to get high"

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