According to American conservative political commentator Tucker Carlson, who has hosted the nightly political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News since 2016, marijuana and mass shootings may be related.
The U.S. is barely recovering from major mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
A toxicology report on the Dayton shooter had found that he had several drugs in his system including cocaine and Xanax. He was also known to be a long time user of marijuana.
“In the aftermaths of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, the country scrambled, justifiably, to understand what motivated the killers. Ideology seemed like an obvious reason and we picked that apart at some length. But it could it just be part of the answer?” said Carlson.
“A toxicology report on the Dayton shooter, for example, revealed that he had several drugs in his system including cocaine and Xanax. He was also known to be a long time user of marijuana. It turns out, in fact, that many violent individuals have been avid marijuana users. Is there a connection?” He added.
“So, I don’t think it’s going way out on a limb to draw that connection then between cannabis use, particularly I assume chronic use and acts of violence. Why is this not something that we’re pursuing more aggressively?” The commentator said.