Skip to comments.Paul Ryan's Take on Marijuana: Worthless or Desperate?
Posted on 09/10/2012 11:32:30 PM PDT by nickcarrawayEdited on 09/10/2012 11:58:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Scooping up votes in swing states is how Paul Ryan serves Mitt Romney best. And what better dissatisfied liberal bloc for the Republicans to court than marijuana supporters, stunned by President Obama's total betrayal?
Hence the vice presidential candidate's stance in a college town in swinging Colorado, which will vote on legalizing marijuana at the November ballot, striking a libertarian tone to questions about marijuana enforcement. "It's up to Coloradans to decide," Ryan told Colorado Springs's KRDO. "My personal positions on this issue have been let the states decide what to do with these things.... What I've always believed is the states should decide."
I entirely support the states deciding.
Yep. totally agree.
It’s a states rights issue. Period. The stamp act as introduced
The war on drugs is a complete loser. We’ve incarcerated people that quite honestly have no business being behind bars. We’re strengthened the financial incentives enough to cartels and gangs to where bloodshed is a way of life and all because of a plant.
Listen, I am no fan of drugs. I wish people wouldn’t do them. However wishing it away isn’t the answer decriminalizing it to legalizing it is. The Marijuana Stamp act of 1934 was a farce, it was overturned by Learv vs US 1969 and congress repealed the stamp act in 1970 yet nothing changed.
Listen people, if you want to be consistent with 10th Amendment issues you get this decision out of the hands of the feds. Plainly put it is not an enumerated power for the Feds to regulate this. This is an area of commerce that can be completely fall within state lines and we have no business telling states if they can or cannot legalize it.
Now, here’s the caveat. If it turns out to be a gigantic problem? Guess what, the state that legalized it has to deal with it.
My mother’s a nurse. I got to walk along with her to see the detox unit from accidental overdoses.
Paul Ryan doesn’t have a clue. There is so much money being spent to try to treat these people who have an affliction. Rather than enabling them, we need someone who’s willing to ask the tough questions.
That man is not Paul Ryan. Love the man, but he’s very, very wrong here.
Also, thank you to the crackhead who tossed his pipe in my car when it was parked at work. Thanks so much for that, btw!
They should only legalize it on the strict condition it is not taxed.
I tried to read this entire article, but whoever wrote it must have been as high as a kite.
I am not a fan of drugs, don’t do drugs, and don’t even drink alcohol, but I know two things for certain:
1) Prohibition doesn’t work and the war on drugs is a failure.
2) It is a state’s rights issue and whatever reduces the power of the feds and gives states more sovereignty, I support.
The feds have the power and right to intervene in the international drug trade, but whatever happens within state borders under the purview of the 10th Amendment, that is up to the states and people to decide.
The man sounds like a strict Constitutionalist. We could use a few of those on the SCOTUS bench.
My sentiments exactly. Get the Fed out of it.
a) He said he was against legalized marijuana, but it was the State that had to make the law under the 10th amendment.
b) If doctors believe that marijuana can help their cancer patients make it through chemo then they should be allowed to prescribe it. (My father took one dose of chemo following colon cancer surgery and refused any further treatment because it was so harsh. He has been lucky)
c) The list of prescription drugs that are extremely harmful and addictive when abused is long. So is the list of those who abuse them and doctors that prescribe them. On the other hand it would be immoral to use that as an excuse to deny the medication to those who can benefit from it.
Mickey Martin is a moron. Ryan stated an opinion. How can an opinion be a lie?
I like Paul Ryan and wish the ticket would flip, but the truth is that Ryan will have little or no effect on Romney policy should he get in.
Go ahead and try to grab the cannabis vote in the west - they are so stoned they wont make it past the nearest fast food joint on their way to the polls anyway. But know this - Bishop Willard will never relax the persecution of cannabis users.
Count yourself lucky if he doesn’t add coffee and booze to the list of banned substances!
I’ve had to deal with the afteraffects of drug abuse and addiction and I’m really starting to get tired of the folks who tell me that it’s all ok and they don’t have a problem when I have to clean up after them.
It would be nice to hear Ryan say that. It’s a victimless crime until you have to deal with drug addiction in your children. I don’t hear anyone out there saying this and it would be nice to hear it from Ryan. I’m certainly not going to get that from Obama...
Moron or not the issue today seems to be blind loyalty to a party that no longer exists. Guys like Martin really believe in a Libertarian idea of government and are blind to what the Socialist DNC is. A Disease.
He only believes that Ryans “opinion” is a lie because of blind (D) loyalty. We need to cure the disease and save all the Morons.
If you think not, then which section of the Constitution do you think delegates that power to Congress?
Please explain why someone can use marijuana (or alcohol) and then injure/kill someone and damage property, then use the fact that they chose to ingest to evade punishment?
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