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Friday, May 11, 2012

Medical Marijuana Is Not An "Issue Of Significance" To Mitt Romney

During an interview with a local CBS News affiliate in Colorado yesterday, Mitt Romney got more than a little annoyed with a reporter after she asked about gay marriage, college tuition for children of illegal immigrants, and finally about medical marijuana. Romney wanted to talk about other things. And he told her so.


“Aren’t there issues of significance you’d like to talk about," Romney asked. "The economy, the growth of jobs, the need to put people back to work, the challenges of Iran? We’ve got enormous issues that we face. But go ahead, you want to talk about medical marijuana?"


She did. And so he gave an answer:


"I think medical marijuana should not be legal in this country. I believe it's a gateway drug to other drug violations. The use of illegal drugs in this country is leading to terrible consequences in places like Mexico, and actually in our own country. I oppose legalization of marijuana. I oppose legalizations of other kinds of drugs."


You can watch the clip here. The medical marijuana outburst starts around the 2:20 mark.


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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

He hangs himself a little more everytime he opens his mouth to speak Obama will win hands down against this clown. To bad their is no one else to vote for.

Anonymous said...

Watched it on last night's news and have to say I agree with Romney - on both statements

1 there are more important issues at present

2 I oppose legalization of marijuana, medical or otherwise.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:56 I bet your views would change if you had a life threatening illness and nothing really helps cure the pain.... but hey you don't have to deal with that so it should not be legalized right? No matter how much it may help those who need it.

Anonymous said...

9:51 Vote Third Party. If enough of us do it, maybe the two major parties will pay attention and modify their platforms or better yet maybe a viable third party will emerge.

Anonymous said...

Drugs being illegal is why we there are so many problems in Mexico. Here too, the ever increasing gangs wouldn't have anymore product to fuel their trade

Bullard Construction said...

Although I agree there are more important things to talk about, as long as marijuana ia illegal, folks who need/ want it will have to go to the heroin/ crack/ lsd/ oxycodone/demorol store to buy it, and when the dealer is out of stock... well people may just buy something else there instead. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT MAKES IT A "GATEWAY" DRUG TO BEGIN WITH!

Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:51.

Anonymous said...

951-Obama has closed hundreds of marijuana dispensaries and is obviously cracking down on medical marijuana. Don't believe the Presidents empty rhetoric, look at his policies.

Anonymous said...

10:01. I agree with you completely. People that don't have to live with devastating pain and illness everyday just don't get it.

lmclain said...

Important CORRECTION--- Its NOT the USE of illegal drugs thats causing all the problems. Its the unbelievable amount of resources (police, courts, prisons, equipment, etc) dedicated to stamping out what can NEVER be eradicated. Supply and demand ALWAYS trumps law and morality. We (the USA) have more people in prison than anyone on earth, overwhemingly for DRUGS. How proud we are!! We have spent trillions (with a "T") in the last FORTY YEARS (!!) fighting a hopeless "war on drugs". And they are cheaper (yep- lots cheaper) and more plentiful than ever. The deinition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. maybe thats the definition of stupidity, but either way....