Skip to comments.Patrick Kennedy sees ‘mad rush’ to legalize marijuana
Posted on 01/12/2013 5:01:28 PM PST by Wolfie
Patrick Kennedy sees mad rush to legalize marijuana
Ex-congressmans cautionary efforts provoke pushback
DENVER Not all Coloradans appreciated former Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy harshing their buzz Wednesday with his anti-marijuana effort.
Mr. Kennedy received a mixed reception at the unveiling of Project Smart Approaches to Marijuana, known as Project SAM, which seeks to spread information about the medical and public-health drawbacks of legalizing marijuana.
Project SAM was created because we were concerned about the mad rush to legalization in this country and the false dichotomy presented as policy, Mr. Kennedy said. Incarceration or legalization. Lock em up or let em use. This is not where we want this debate to devolve to. We need a more enlightened, thorough and thoughtful discussion and policy debate.
Immediately beforehand, Mason Tvert, Colorados best-known legalization advocate, held a news conference outside the Denver Press Club where he accused Mr. Kennedy of hypocrisy for lecturing the public on marijuana even though the Kennedy empire was built on liquor.
Why is it that someone who is an heir to an alcohol fortune would want to keep an alternative to alcohol thats less harmful illegal? said Mr. Tvert, who ran the successful Amendment 64 campaign. This is an effort to keep marijuana illegal when the public is overwhelmingly stating to recognize that it doesnt work.
He displayed a sign that purported to show the distinctions between Marijuana Sold by Stores and Alcohol Sold by Patrick Kennedys Grandfather.
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Sounds like the fog is finally lifting from Kennedy’s brain. Soros must be very happy that a lot more people will be in the fog of dope....making it much easier to take us down.
Retarded potheads vs boozers?
I have no side in that fight
How about federalism or usurpation?
Oops, it's a Kennedy. He won't understand the debate.
Maybe you could consider it to be a 10th Amendment issue and act accordingly? Or does the 10th only apply to your own pet causes?
I thought only Obama supporters smoked weed. I’d have thought you’d want them to have all they want.
Dumb ‘em down and dope ‘em up.
I oppose legalizing drugs.
So you are OK with the fedgov saying states cannot have medical marijuana programs? Or that states cannot legalize pot?
I also oppose theraputic child rape
even if its state by state I oppose the legalization of narcotics
“medical” marijuana - what a friggin JOKE. Nothing but a smokescreen to call it “medical” and everyone knows it. In other words its a lie.
Nice dodge of the question.
Do you think the fedgov can override states regarding marijuana legalization?
Please answer, yes or no this time.
The pro-dope crowd is taking time off from fighting against tobacco to push the legalization of marijuana.
I really don’t care
would you deny “medical” marijuana - prescribed by an employee quack of the pot shop paid by commission - to children?
Nice dodge again.
Do you see a Constitutional problem with the fedgov preventing a state from legalizing pot?
I love “conservatives” on this site that “know” better than others what can be done by the individual or the States. So long as the wind is blowing in “their” direction, everything is honkie-dorie. Cross one of “their” pet peeves than watch out! The claws of government sponsored control (their perfect little ideas control) come out.
Not happy about raising up more head in the cloud low information voters
Are you willing to support the 10th Amendment and leave intrastate mj decisions to the states?
That’s how I see it, too. More drooling, glazed-eyed dopeheads... more compliant, low-information enablers for statist interests and control.
Or are you one of those so-called limited-government conservatives who don't want government limited from what they want to be done?
Yeah, like these yahoos pushing dope at children care about the 10th, 1st, 2nd, or any part of the Constitution.