By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Culture
Friday, October 5, 2012 at 4:20 am
Mitt Romney: Marijuana 'For Recreational Use' Is Bad, But I Also Oppose It For All Purposes
"Governor Romney has a long record of opposing the use of marijuana for any reason," a spokesperson said. "He opposes legalizing drugs, including marijuana for medicinal purposes. He will fully enforce the nation's drug laws, and he will oppose any attempts at legalization."
"I would not legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes and the reasons are straightforward: As I talk to people in my state and at the federal government level about marijuana and its role in society, they are convinced that the entry way into a drug culture for our young people is marijuana."
"Marijuana is the starter drug....The idea of medical marijuana is designed to get marijuana out in the public marketplace and ultimately lead to the legalization of marijuana overall. And in my view, that's the wrong way to go. I know that other people have differing views."
"If you'd like to get someone who is in favor of marijuana, I know there are some on the Democratic side of the aisle who will be happy to get in your campaign. But I'm opposed to it, and if you elect me president, you're not going to see legalized marijuana. I'm going to fight it tooth and nail."
A Question for Governor Romney
Dear Gov. Romney:
On several occasions in the past, you have voiced your strong opposition to marijuana use in any form, be it as a medicine or for recreational purposes.
This strong stand against marijuana is also part of your religious faith.
The scientific evidence supporting marijuana as a medicine that can successfully treat multiple sclerosis is overwhelmingly positive, and marijuana-based medicines are posited to be the new breakout treatment for this condition in the very near future.
Your wife presently has multiple sclerosis, which often progresses to physical and cognitive disability and earlier death.
Would you support your wife's decision to use medical marijuana if prescribed by her physician and she believed it would help treat her medical condition?