Skip to comments.Trayvon Martinís Marijuana Usage Made Him Violent Against George Zimmerman?
Posted on 06/25/2014 3:53:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Did Trayvon Martins marijuana usage make him violent against George Zimmerman? Some reports are posing that controversial question now that marijuana legalization is quickly spreading across America. But while some police officers may support that contentious message others believe the controversy over Trayvon Martin, gun control, and drugs does not match up with the facts.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, George Zimmermans lawsuit claims NBC employees purposefully edited the audio recordings of him talking to the 911 dispatcher in order to make it sound like the Hispanic man was racially profiling Trayvon.
Whether or not Martin is a thug or an innocent has been a controversial topic that still echoes within political circles. For example, some focused on Trayvon Martins drugs and guns photos found in his cell phone records and how a whistleblower named Ben Kruidbos revealed these phone records only to lose his job due to Florida prosecutor Angela Corey. Zimmerman himself has been using his paintings to blast people he claims tried to hold back the negative information about Trayvon. On the other side of the argument, an artist in Boston recently admitted to installing a Trayvon Martin monument that attempts to make a connection to the Civil War and Trayvons father has been calling him a civil rights icon.
Now a report from ThyBlackMan.com recently brought up Trayvon Martins marijuana usage and how the man was suspended from school for possessing a trace amount of marijuana and a toxicological report found a trace amount of marijuana in Trayvon Martins system. They point out that the defense in the George Zimmerman trial tried to make Martin out to be edgy, aggressive, and violent due to cannabis. In the end, the article claims there is no evidence that marijuana use predisposes anyone to violent behavior based upon studies.
But the Florida Sheriffs Association believes this conclusion to be false and they have launched a campaign against Floridas marijuana legalization amendment vote that will occur this November. As part of this campaign, president Grady Judd claim hes seen cases where marijuana and violence occurred:
I see the guy thats up all night with a baby thats screaming, so he smokes him a blunt and a half and he thinks thatll help and ends up bouncing the baby off the walls. I see the deputy that has to take the gun from the guy who is passed out as a result of having marijuana and other drugs in his or her possession.
On the other side of the debate you have supporters of marijuana legalization who are pointing to how crime statistics are down in the city of Denver since legal weed became the norm in Colorado:
[C]rime is down by 10.6 percent compared to January of this year. The biggest change is the number of murders, which has dropped by 52.9 percent. Overall, crimes rates in the Colorado city are down, although the number of crimes related to arson have jumped by 135 percent.
Even other violent crimes like automobile break-ins and sexual assaults have dropped by 36 and 14 percent, respectively. But opponents of marijuana legalization claims there is no connection between the drop in Denvers crime rate and the increase in marijuana sales.
Do you think Trayvon Martins marijuana usage had anything to do at all with his confrontation with George Zimmerman?
I always thought it was because he was a feral black kid.
Don’t let Charlie “the Chameleon” Crist, or his butt buddies at Morgan and Morgan catch wind of this.
It was his failed black culture, not weed.
Purple Drank is reported to cause paranoia and it’s a well established fact that paranoid people...particularly guys...can become aggressive.
Martin was a gay-basher who thought Zimmerman was gay. Martin’s girlfriend testified to these facts in court. She egged him on over the phone before the beating.
The Libs had some serious cognitive dissonance over these facts, but managed to gloss them over for public consumption. After all, they had a myth to preserve.
He was just a thug...Simple as that...
Who ate chicken off a drumstick.
Does MJ turn you into a pyromaniac?
Either that, or he was high on Purple Drank.
As long as you stay away from the Green Iguana, they’ll never find out.
Yes, Martin’s girlfreind, the articulate Rachelle Jeanteale also testified based on what TM told her on the phone that Zimmerman might be looking to molest him. If that were the case, TM should’ve ran from the scene back to his stepfather’s house to protect his little brother.
Well that and he belonged to an MMA street fighting club. I think the kid liked to mix it up.
Your right.It wasn’t the weed,it was his culture AND Purple Drank.Somewhere Lyndon Johnson chuckles to himself.
skittles plus watermelon plus cough syrup chronic use equals propensity to play the knock-out game, which sometimes goes wrong. Martin’s liver damage is inescapable, as are his facebook posts looking for codeine cough syrup to make a narcotic cocktail.
I doubt marijuana was much of a factor, and if the local PD are using Martin as an example, well, maybe they need to read Martin’s facebook.
That, and "purple drank".
DENVER Five months after Colorado became the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales, the battle over legalization is still raging. Law enforcement officers in Colorado and neighboring states, emergency room doctors and legalization opponents increasingly are highlighting a series of recent problems as cautionary lessons for other states flirting with loosening marijuana laws.
There is the Denver man who, hours after buying a package of marijuana-infused Karma Kandy from one of Colorado's new recreational marijuana shops, began raving about the end of the world and then pulled a handgun from the family safe and killed his wife, the authorities say.
Some hospital officials say they are treating growing numbers of children and adults sickened by potent doses of edible marijuana. Sheriffs in neighboring states complain about stoned drivers streaming out of Colorado and through their towns.
Because of the lag in reporting many health statistics, it may take years to know legal marijuana's effect
Go look at the jobs section at the Denver Craigslist:
Smokin’ dope & scoopin’ poop. What quality of life!
The first one is illogical, because the reason for smoking a "blunt and a half" is BECAUSE weed mellows a person out. So it's NOT going to be the cause of "bouncing a baby off of the walls" like, oh I don't know, METH would.
Secondly, notice he is saying who possesses a gun while passed out on weed is an act of violence. Fairly major logic stretch there.
Sorry, the data is massive - weed does not cause violence or overdose deaths, even in children.
What weed CAN cause, in a minimal (as in not majority) number of instances is anxiety or panic attacks.
In addition, chronic weed smoking of fairly heavy levels in early teens has been shown to disrupt brain development on measurably damaging ways.
So instead of letting cops claim yet another reason to start blowing people away, it would help if the actual, real-world problems with weed were addressed. That way maybe effective laws concerning this PLANT could be created that protected those needing protection, without raping civil rights.
Hey I can dream, can't I?
Martin was a punk...get over it.
I know, absolutely and for a fact, that a heavy user of marijuana (remember Trayvon only had “trace” amounts of it in his system), who hasn’t been able to score for a while, can get really really cranky, and downright mean. I haven’t seen violence, but I’ve seen the mean and it’s not pretty.
It wasn’t MJ, it was the THUG CULTURE, he was steeped in,
the constant white oppressor myth drummed into him every
time he heard a rap song.
He got what was coming to him.
Has anyone stopped to think about the fact that there’s Trayvon, banging Zimmerman’s head into the concrete, and a neighbor comes out and yells, “Knock it off!” and does Trayvon jump up and run away? No, he continues his head bashing. A normal criminal finding himself in this situation (bashing someone’s head into the concrete) would get up and run away, not wanting to get caught. But Trayvon continued. He was either under the influence of some substance, or he had serious psychological problems.
Trayvon wasn't from Sanford, where this happened. He was from Miami Gardens which by all accounts I've read is a much different place. He might not even have considered that someone would actually call the cops about a beat-down, or talk to them if they showed up.
No - that was the purple drank kicking in.
Nope. I think his upbringing and consequentially his attitude toward others (especially whites) had everything to do with his confrontation.
It’s my understanding that most people stoned on pot are too “mellow” to get violent, and that SSSSaint Skittles got violent partly because he was on ‘Lean” (or “drank”) that night. A small amount of the druggie concoction is sedating, but larger doses appear to get the user agitated and perhaps violent.
Trayvon MAINLY had "purple drank" in his system, and was living a life of thuggery.
And if crankiness is the threshold of whether people get thrown into prison or banned from using things that they believe help them with illness, you've got a long, long line of things ahead of weed.
Starting with alcohol.
It wasn’t the mj that made him go off on George. It was because he was pissed because George prevented him from robbing a home he was casing out.