Skip to comments.Paul Ryan Says Feds Shouldn’t Interfere With Legalized Medical Pot
Posted on 09/07/2012 6:59:04 PM PDT by Ken H
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS/AP) Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan tells a Colorado television station that the federal government shouldnt interfere with states that have legalized medical marijuana.
Ryan told KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs that he personally doesnt approve of medical marijuana laws. But he said that states should have the right to choose whether to legalize the drug for medical purposes.
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we just to find a manufactured airborne pathogen to eradicate it
After you find it, are you going to spray it in peoples houses too? And you found government’s authority to do this in which section of the constitution?
Good look for Paul Ryan. Thanks for the post.
I have never taken any illegal drugs so this isn’t my issue, but I would favor a tenth amendment resolution to this issue. Push it to the states to criminalize or not. Save the federal laws for importing into the US only.
0bama promised not to interfere with MM but then he broke his promise and his DoJ has been cracking down hard. No one can or should trust that lying jug-eared Marxist.
Oh look! Someone who read the constitution!
And ever since Obama was elected, he’s sent Eric Holder and the DOJ after marijuana clinics in every state that allows it by law.
Smart move by Ryan, and no I don’t smoke the ganja weed, and by the way... Have you noticed that Eric Holder has seemed to fall off the face of the earth this campaign season? Aside from going after Gallup, that is.
Thalidomide, sold under the name “Thalomid” in the United States, for the treatment of nausea and loss of appetite, costs about $8,089.00 a month.
Thalidomide is so dangerous that, if you drop a pill on the floor and a pregnant woman so much as picks up the pill and places it on the counter for you, that brief contact will allow enough Thalidomide to be absorbed through her skin to cause serious birth defects in her unborn child.
One of the great success stories of the United States Food and Drug Administration is that, about 50 years ago, the United States would not approve Thalidomide for the treatment of morning sickness in pregnant women. Great Britain, unfortunately, did grant such approval and subsequently suffered the tragic “flipper baby” epidemic of children born with grotesque deformities.
Thalidomide IS approved in the United States for nausea and loss of appetite in cancer and chemo patients, but it is expensive, dangerous and an administrative nightmare to provide the drug. Patients must submit to a recorded voice interview every time they fill a prescription, and they must agree to warn everyone in the household of the dangers associated with Thalidomide, and must agree to proper disposal of the drug in the event that they discontinue usage, and must appoint someone to dispose of the drug in the event of the patient’s death, as well as post signs and warnings where the drug is stored.
Taxpayers and private insurance companies are now paying $8,089.00 per month for a highly toxic, dangerous drug that simply gives Chemo patients the “munchies” and helps them keep their food down, after they eat.
Don’t we have anything out there that might be cheaper, and less dangerous?
Wouldnt the anxiety and pain-reducing features, in other substances, also be of some benefit, to terminal cancer patients?
I applaud the Wichita Pachyderm Club for inviting Jon Hauxwell, MD to speak on the topic of Medicinal Cannabis recently.
I am disappointed that so many elected officials declined to attend, and I am very disappointed with those who do not have the courage to engage in serious debate on this matter.
For the record, I have not come in contact with Marijuana since my college days, years ago. I hold over a dozen different government licenses and certifications and I cant risk a criminal record of any kind.
This is a matter of fiscal common sense, practical medical application, public safety and simple humanity.
It is well past time to consider medical marijuana. One of my clients was a law enforcement officer, who had cancer. He convinced me that change was needed, on the price and safety issues of Thalidomide, alone.
Is Marijuana more dangerous than Thalidomide? Of course not!
The price of Thalidomide tells us that! Nearly the entire price is due to LIABILITY concerns. The actual drug is not that expensive to make. Must taxpayers and insurance companies spend $8,089.00 a month for every cancer patient, just to give them back their appetite and keep them from vomiting? Marijuana smoke cant be regurgitated; it is an obvious answer to a very real problem!
Why do I care if my position makes some hippie happy?
On this issue, the hippies are RIGHT!
It's a damn weed, that gives users a "fuzz." You can't even get "wasted" on it.
They are helping their thug friends by stomping on the competition.
Heh! Face it GL, this is a HUGE blow against marijuana prohibition.
Next on the libertarian list is kiddie porn
I’m not a doper but this works on two fronts.
It restores States’ Rights and pulls in some of Paul’s supporters.
He reflects what I’ve thought for a while now...the states should be left alone on this (and many other issues).
Ryan just won us CO and CA In one fell swoop.
come on you say a dry pill of thalidomide can release enough medication through the skin to be teratogenic? why isn’t it delivered as an enteric coated pill, so that such contamination by casual contact would be impossible?
Paul Ryan understands federalism.
I hope he’s Romney’s right hand.
That’s stupid: Ryan is a devout Catholic.
The debate is over substances with a debated valid medical use, vs. pure mind trash that abuses and degrades the kids used to make it with.