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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Paul Ryan says voters should decide medical marijuana laws

Posted By on Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 7:32 AM

'UP TO COLORADO TO DECIDE': Paul Ryan on Rx pot.
  • 'UP TO COLORADO TO DECIDE': Paul Ryan on Rx pot.

UP TO COLORADO TO DECIDE: Paul Ryan on Rx pot.
  • 'UP TO COLORADO TO DECIDE': Paul Ryan on Rx pot.

A reader mentioned this last night, but I think Paul "Marathon Man" Ryan's endorsement of state autonomy on medical marijuana laws is worth a bigger mention.

Ryan says he opposes such laws personally. If you choose to believe him. But he said in Colorado, where marijuana is currently sold for medicinal purposes, that states should have the right to decide for themselves whether to legalize pot for medical purposes.

What do you think the Family Council, the religionist lobby for extreme right-wing Republicans (but I repeat myself), would say about that? Or Secretary of State Mark Martin, who has hinted at philosophical support with the Family Council's lawsuit objecting to his certification of a medical marijuana amendment for Arkansas's November election ballot. The Council has said, among others, that voters aren't fully informed in the proposal about its impact. To all its challenges, Martin has raised no objections, calling them "legal conclusions."

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