Mitt Romney on Medical Marijuana (Video Included)
For all the Liberal minded swing voters out there, This is Mitt's policy on Medical Marijuana.
Mitt Romney strongly opposes making marijuana available for medical reasons
"People talk about medicinal marijuana, and, you know,
you hear that story: People who are sick need medicinal marijuana. But
marijuana is the entry drug for people trying to get kids hooked on
drugs. I don't want medicinal marijuana. There are synthetic forms of
marijuana that are available for people who need it for prescription.
Don't open the doorway to medicinal marijuana."
You know, I haven't looked at the experiences in those
12 states, and I don't know what options there are for pain relief from
medicinally supplied marijuana, meaning through chemical means, pills,
or something of that nature. The concern, of course, is that marijuana
has become the entry drug of choice and contributing a lot to the drug
culture...I will inform myself on it, but I'm not going to promise you
here that I'm going to change the federal law with regards to clamping
down on the use of marijuana in our society for medical purposes.
"It's been disappointing to see the trajectory of the
war on drugs. Are we making progress in some areas? Yes. We spend about
$750 million in Colombia alone to help them eradicate the growth of
cocaine there. We're spending a substantial amount in Afghanistan to try
and replace that crop. Um, we're spending a lot to try to keep drugs
from growing around the world."
The US must continue to provide strong support for
Colombia's efforts to combat the ruthless narco-terrorists that operate
there. Our partnership with Colombia contributes to our security and our
quality of life--sowing stability in a critical region and helping keep
deadly drugs off our streets.
Press Release, "Colombia Independence Day" Jul 20, 2007
Vetoed bill to legalize purchase of hypodermic needles over the counter
The Romney Administration also filed legislation today
to stiffen fines and penalties for possession with intent to manufacture
methamphetamines. Originating on the West Coast, methamphetamine abuse
and crime-related activities have become a national epidemic. The
alarming trend is marching towards Massachusetts and neighboring states.
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's administration is
calling on the state legislature to provide funding for public schools
that want to initiate student drug testing.
The bill contains a list of chemicals that can be used
to manufacture methamphetamines and possession of any one, or
combination of, these chemicals with intent to manufacture or distribute
will result in a felony offense punishable up to five years in prison
and up to $20,000 in fines.
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