Herman Cain Says Medical Marijuana Is A State Issue
Joe | Nov 16, 2011 | Comments 4
It seems Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain is done avoiding the question of medical marijuana, and now says he thinks medical cannabis should be a state issue.
“If states want to legalize medical marijuana, I think that’s a state’s right,” said Cain, according to NBC News’ Andrew Rafferty. “Because one of my overriding approaches to looking at all of these issues — most of them belong at the state, because when you do something federally … you try to force one-size-fits-all.”
Cain joins Texas Governor Rick Perry in saying medical marijuana is a state’s rights issue, while Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson have called for the federal legalization of marijuana – Dr. Paul being a co-sponsor of H.R. 2306, The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011.
Who would have ever thought Republican candidates for president would be advocating for medical marijuana rights in the midst of a massive federal crackdown on medical marijuana by a Democratic president?
Strange times indeed. 2012 should be quite an interesting election year.
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