Nancy Grace Claims Marijuana Users Shoot Each Other, Stab Each Other and Kill Whole Families

nancy_grace_036-e1296690575923Growing up people told me I should have been a lawyer, but I could never bring myself to choose that career path.  While not all lawyers are bad people (despite the stereotypes) often it seems to be a successful trial lawyer you really have to kind of sell your soul to do it.  Which is something I never wanted any part of.

If you want a prime example of a lawyer who’s sold her soul to make money, look no further than one of the bottom feeders of our judicial system — Nancy Grace.

I’ve never been able to stand the woman.  Her fake over the top shtick is so ridiculous that usually when I see her talking about anything I have to keep myself from laughing.

Well, when I read her ridiculous comments about marijuana legalization, I sure as hell wasn’t laughing.

During a back and forth with Mason Tvert, Director of Communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, to say she had some outrageous claims about people who smoke marijuana would be an understatement.

What she said was flat-out stupid.

First, Ms. Grace cut off Mr. Tvert’s correct claim that the majority of Americans support marijuana legalization by saying, “in a nutshell, could you say why you think marijuana should be legalized — because, I mean, you know it’s addictive, highly addictive.”

Then she pulled the old lawyer trick of getting Mr. Tvert to admit that marijuana is in fact addictive, though no more than video games or caffeine.

Tvert said, “marijuana’s addictive properties have been found to be actually pretty mild compared to alcohol and tobacco, and even caffeine.”

“So you — you are admitting it is addictive,” Grace interjected.

“Yes,” Tvert replied, “so is sex, so are video games.”

“So you’re admitting it! You’re admitting it!”

This is that trick lawyers pull in a courtroom where they get the witness to say “yes” because they ask a question that’s not a simple “yes” or “no” response, but by getting the witness to say “yes” they want the argument ended there because that’s all they wanted them to say.

But then that’s where Ms. Grace went off the deep end:

“The reason I’m against legalization is that I’ve seen too many felonies, felonies and I don’t mean pot sales or growing pot. I mean people on pot that shoot each other, that stab each other, that strangle each other, that kill whole families, wipe out a whole family.”

Her outrageous claim is only trumped by her absolute stupidity.

Of course if you handpick a story here and there where someone who did smoke weed committed some kind of heinous act then you could say, “See, they smoked and look what they did!”  But you can do that with anything.  And if that’s the case, then alcohol is horrific considering people die every day due to alcohol related issues such as health or drinking and driving.

There are millions of people who smoke marijuana, and drink, who are model citizens living ordinary lives.  This idea that smoking weed will lead to all that nonsense she said is ridiculous.

Hey Nancy, guess what?  People who knit commit murders.  People who enjoy ice cream strangle each other.  To point toward a handful of cases where somebody who happened to smoke weed did these things, when there are millions of people who smoke weed, is absolutely absurd.

As Tvert said, “You sound like you’re from the 1930s.”

Are there legitimate concerns about the legalization of marijuana?  Sure.  But over the top nonsense like that spouted out by Nancy Grace does nothing but perpetuate ignorant stereotypes and showcase her total ignorance about the entire situation.

Then again, judging by what I have seen from Nancy Grace, her “logic” more often than not showcases her ignorance on pretty much anything she’s talking about.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Robert Wagner

    Nancy Grace is nothing more than an ignorant idiot. She has a news show because she could never make it in a real world courtroom. She wouldn’t be able to control herself and be placed in jail for contempt constantly.

  • Nessa

    Did the weed smoker in question stab someone over a bag of chips? That I might believe. For anything else, they won’t be getting their behinds off the couch.

    • Chris Ballenger

      Someone accidentally cut their finger trying to cut open the bag.

  • Chuck Newland

    I agree her statements are stupid but don’t blame her “trial lawyer” training and demonize an entire profession as a whole. The trial lawyer shit sounds like something from the right wing, not a progressive. ‘Trial lawyers” have fought for every progressive cause, including the legalization of marijuana. People forget that we have a 2 party system. For every trial lawyer that has “sold his soul” there is at least one trial lawyer on the other side of the case opposing him.

    • David.quigley

      Chuck , read my post because I think Allen was a little heated and not considering how his lawyer comment came across!! My friend is a Ruthless Lawyer due to how we met, basically a pow camp for kids and not because we were criminals or anything, so we learned how to rip a person apart just by words. So he used that and his passion for neglected and abused kids that he works as a appointed lawyer for children of neglectful, abusive and dead beat parents!!! And you might be interested in the last part of my post which touches on Nancy’s deplorable actions as a Prosecuter!

  • Matthew Reece

    I encourage everyone to look up the details of how marijuana was banned in 1937.

    • Pipercat

      Shit, why stop at the thirties, despicable acts spanned the decades afterwards.

      • Michael Doyle

        That is not the point. Maybe he should have said WHY and not HOW. The why is because Big Business didn’t want the Hemp industry to gain a foothold on their domain. It really had nothing to do with the drug aspect of this most versatile plant. Yes, Big Business was controlling Congress back then too.

      • Pipercat

        I understand that, but why just stop there? I wasn’t in any way condemning or disagreeing with Matthew; quite the contrary, I was suggesting an elaboration of the subject. Despicable acts are despicable no matter the underlying reasons; moreover, sequential acts show the pattern of oppression. One bad deed leading to another if you will. Oh, and there was a racial component to the prohibition.

    • David.quigley

      Matthew Reece, read my post cause I get so annoyed when pro pot people leave that info out of debates!!

  • Edward Krebbs

    Obvious for cross examination: Ms. Shrieking Banshee Grace, could you list examples of each ? You can’t provide examples ? So did you just lie your head off / perjury ?

    • Jim Bean

      Google ht tp://w ww. calmca. org/crime/ (I’d post the link but they never stick. Take out the spaces.

  • FD Brian

    the worst thing about smoking weed is your kids wake up and there is no cereal to eat in the morning.

  • Phil the observer

    Way back when, when I used pot….The furthest thing from mind my was hurting somebody. On the other hand, 4-5 shots of tequila, have me ready to start a rumble with Nuns…..

    • Pipercat

      Cuervo Gold, aka, asshole juice!

    • John Prokop

      Agreed, Phil. All I ever wanted to do when high was sit down and smile.

      • Jim Bean

        Doesn’t make it sound like much of a tool for self development.

      • aleatharhea

        If only tools for self development were legal, we’d be a pretty miserable lot. Also, the medical benefits are well established.

  • shogun768

    She’s a total fruit.

  • Kerry Norton

    I’ve heard stories of people on religion doing the same thing. OUTLAW RELIGION!

  • David Shaw Jr

    Ignorant stereotypes are all they have left.

  • cravin moorehead

    Marijuana users kill themselves after watching HER on TV.

    BTW – Didn’t she actually cause a woman to take her own life after an on air badgering?

  • Chris Ballenger

    Hysterical nut job.

  • Nick

    Don’t ya just love it when ignorant, uneducated, overpaid, dumb f*cks talk about topics that they have no experience or knowledge of? Nancy Grace doesn’t even reailze how ignorant she actually sounds. I literally laughed my ass of during her whole rant. Here’s just another great example of the media “acting” like experts on subjects that they have absolutely no experience with. The Nancy Grace comedy hour is nothing more than another poorly written fake reality show.

  • Jeremy Stephenson

    It’s funny she made such an idiotic claim, because I know some pot users and I’ve only seen them in a ring, suplexing each other and body slamming each other. I don’t use the stuff myself, but I’ve worked with some people who do and they’ve never done any of that. Nancy Grace is an idiot!

  • Wow! The level of twatness in Nancy is paramount… I had to play this twice to hear her oral-vomit over my own laughter — She’s my new ringtone. What a terrible level of stupidity to put on television for all to see… She probably buys organic water.

  • Jim Bean

    “To point toward a handful of cases where somebody who happened to smoke weed did these things, when there are millions of people who smoke weed, is absolutely absurd.”

    “To point toward a handful of cases where somebody who happened to own a gun did these things, when there are millions of people who own guns, is absolutely absurd.”

  • chu schubert

    nancy grace is nothing more than a dumb bitch in life and does none of her own research and if something is said she takes it and runs it as long as she can. she needs to be shot!

  • Gabriel Gentile

    If you smoke pot, you could turn into a homicidal maniac like… Carl Sagan.

  • David Quigley

    First Chuck Newland, you are Right! Attributing her actions to having been a Trial Lawyer is false!! It’s like any job, company or group. There are always good ones and bad. I don’t think Allen Clifton meant it to come out that way, I assume he was to immersed in his discuss for her! Michael Doyle nailed the real reason for Cannibus being outlawed, and wish more Supporters who use it as the Main Issue but they allow themselves to get distracted into the Medical, less imprisonment and tax revenue issues. The Company that started the movement to ban it was DuPont!! Because they couldn’t sell their chemical products because every thing their products did were already on the market but made from hemp, which was safer, better and less expensive. One of the executives was related to the guy (sorry I’m writing from passion so don’t have his name at hand) that was head of Gov drug dept and got him to use his position to make it happen!! As for Nancy…I’ll be sure to send her a thank you card! Because her antics are so Known n despised by people from both parties that she probably increased the pro pot numbers more then any one tv interview ever!!! Heck people still remember when she berated her own correspondent even though he was agreeing with her! FYI , the reason she is on TV is because as a Prosecuter her record was average until she started using illegal tactics which she was caught at a number of times and forced to resign quietly!!! So she has no great rep but it did give her direct insite to breaking the law! People are too informed and know too many friends who smoke and are good upstanding people!

  • Chris Chambre

    People who take nothing at all do those things too!