Rep. John Fleming, R-La., warned about the dangers of marijuana law reform efforts today at the Values Voter Summit, arguing that Colorado is seeing a wave of homeless people moving to the state as a result of its legalization vote.
Rather than bringing in revenue for the state, the congressman said, “already an increase in homeless people are [sic] moving to Colorado has been reported. As social problems and crimes increase, so will the burden on the treasury to provide for broken families, broken lives and broken bodies.”
The reports he cites, however, claim that homeless people moving to Colorado are largely looking for jobs in the marijuana industry.
Later in the speech, Fleming linked marijuana to family violence, mental illnesses and divorce.