Grading The GOP Candidates On Marijuana [Video]


Anyone who’s followed presidential politics has a general sense that a few Republicans are OK on the marijuana issue, and most of them are terrible.

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), based in Washington, D.C., has now produced a video which shows that:

Marijuana Policy Project

​• Ron Paul is obviously the best in the GOP field when it comes to cannabis. In fact, his views toward marijuana policy and the War On Drugs are much better than President Obama’s views on the same — and if you’re a single-issue, marijuana-policy voter, he’s your guy. 
Unfortunately Congressman Paul comes with some other baggage of his own; if you’re fond of things like public highways, public education, college grants, protecting the environment, workplace safety, separation of church and stateSocial Security, Medicare, and the like, you should be aware that his vision of the federal government doesn’t support any of those things. (Just be aware of what you’re getting — and not getting.)

• Newt Gingrich is not only bad; he may actually be worse than you might think.
• Rick Santorum is profoundly ignorant and reactionary when it comes to cannabis and richly deserves his lowly “F” grade.
• Mitt Romney, already known for flip-flopping and being vague about a number of issues, is actually consistent about his views on the cannabis issue — he’s consistently bad. “In fact, we haven’t been able to find evidence that he has ever said or done anything good on our issue, ever,” said Rob Kampia, executive director of MPP.
• Rick Perry is good on the marijuana issue.
Jon Huntsman would leave marijuana up to the states.
“Former Gov. Gary Johnson (R-NM) is also incredibly good on our issue, but he recently announced that he’s seeking the presidential nomination from the Libertarian Party, which we support,” Kampia said.
“So, in an ideal world, Barack Obama, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson will be on the ballot on November 6,” Kampia said. “(And presumably, any Green Party or another progressive candidate will also be good on the marijuana issue.) We can only hope for such an Election Day.”