Gov. LePage Calls Marijuana ‘Deadly’ in Video About Question 1
In a Facebook video, Paul LePage warned Mainers that people will be "killed on the highways" if Question 1 passes this year.
LePage, a Republican opponent to the legalization and taxation of marijuana, said that the proposed law is dangerous. He claimed that marijuana would be sold to children at fairgrounds, and that employers wouldn't be able to fire employees for using it.
LePage also pointed to unconfirmed statistics in Colorado, saying that traffic deaths have spiked since recreational marijuana was legalized there.
The governor did not address the fact that almost 10,000 Americans were killed in 2014 from alcohol-related car accidents.