Elizabeth Warren Offers Support For Med Marijuana
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Elizabeth Warren Offers Support For Med Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on September 24, 2012 at 18:21:54 PT
By Lucia Graves
Source: Huffington Post
Washington, D.C. -- Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren offered some support for legalizing medical marijuana in an interview Monday with Boston's WTKK-FM. She said her father's battle with cancer taught her the importance of using appropriate drugs to alleviate pain:You know, I held my father's hand while he died of cancer, and it's really painful when you do something like that up close and personal. My mother was already gone, and I was very, very close to my father. And it puts me in a position of saying, if there's something a physician can prescribe that can help someone who's suffering, I'm in favor of that.
Now, I want to make sure they've got the right restrictions. It should be like any other prescription drug -- that there's careful control over it. But I think it's really hard to watch somebody suffer that you love.Warren was responding to a question about a Massachusetts ballot initiative seeking to permit the humanitarian use of medical marijuana. In a state poll released last week by Suffolk University, 59 percent of voters voiced support for the initiative.In Colorado, meanwhile, former GOP Rep. Tom Tancredo outlined his support for his state's ballot measure to legalize the sale of marijuana in a letter to Republican lawmakers. "I have decided that it presents a responsible, effective and much-needed solution to a misguided policy, Tancredo wrote last week. "Eighty years ago, Colorado voters concerned about the health and safety of their families and communities approved a ballot initiative to repeal alcohol prohibition prior to it being done by the federal government. This November, we have the opportunity to end the equally problematic and ineffective policy of marijuana prohibition."Medical marijuana is already legal in 17 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to Massachusetts, Arkansas and Montana have medically focused measures on their ballots this fall. Like that in Colorado, initiatives in Oregon and Washington state would go a step further, decriminalizing pot for recreational and medicinal usesSource: Huffington Post (NY)Author: Lucia GravesPublished: September 24, 2012Copyright: 2012, LLC Contact: scoop huffingtonpost.comWebsite:  Medical Marijuana  Archives 
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Comment #3 posted by Sam Adams on September 25, 2012 at 17:34:04 PT
here we go again
ah yes, both parties wage the war on MJ, but the Dems tell us they feel sorry for us.  I almost admire the Repub's approach more, at least you can see them coming and understand what they're trying to do. But America is all about hypocrisy and fakeness today, isn't it?From what I read, Warren's already sold out to gambling interests and is selling out ASAP on everything else. Unfortunately, no one from a MJ-legal party made the ballot in this race.Remember Saddam Hussein always got 99% of the vote, welcome to tyranny times two.  Only two choices is not democracy.
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Comment #2 posted by Paul Pot on September 24, 2012 at 21:19:42 PT:
Prohibition will fall with your support
Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is going to have a long and distinguished career in government. 
Anyone who can speak positively about reforming marijuana laws is intelligent, competent and trustworthy. 
Register to vote for ballot initiatives in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Arkansas, Massachusetts and any reform friendly politician. 
A vote to legalize by any one state will render federal and international law null and void and nations drowning in blood and debt will legalize and prohibition will fall like a Berlin Wall. 
Gary Johnson for President! 
War is Over! 
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on September 24, 2012 at 18:26:47 PT
Elizabeth Warren
I really like her. I hope she wins but she is a little too conservative on medical marijuana. Hopefully it is because she doesn't want to stir up Scott Brown and give him ammunition this close to election time. 
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