Mitt Romney Quotes on Medical Marijuana

Some quotes by Mitt Romney on the subject of medical marijuana.

"I don't want marijuana to be used in our country. I'm not going to legalize marijuana." (May 29, 2007, town hall meeting in Laconia, New Hampshire)
"I'm not talking about arresting sick and dying people, but I am talking about keeping marijuana from being a product on the street and being misused. The drug czar of our nation says it is the gateway drug for people becoming involved with drugs and drugs are a scourge of this country." (May 29, 2007, town hall meeting in Laconia, New Hampshire)
"Drugs are ruining lives of our kids. And I don't want to do anything that would encourage in any way, some people to get involved in illegal drugs. So, I recognize your concern, I share the concern, I want people to have comfort as they are ill, but I don't want to do something that leads to anymore people becoming involved in drugs and having their lives ruined in that way." (May 29, 2007, town hall meeting in Laconia, New Hampshire)
"I don't anticipate that I'm going to be running on the platform of making marijuana legal or making medical marijuana legal. I will look at the issue, I haven't got in place something on that point. I will inform myself on it, but I'm not going to promise you here that I'm going to change the federal law with regards to clamping down on the use of marijuana in our society for medical purposes." (June 6, 2007, town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire)
"People talk about medicinal marijuana. And you know, you hear that story that people who are sick need medicinal marijuana. But marijuana is the entry drug for people trying to get kids hooked on drugs. I don't want medicinal marijuana; there are synthetic forms of marijuana that are available for people who need it for prescription. Don't open the doorway to medicinal marijuana." (July 25, 2007, town hall meeting in Bedford, New Hampshire)
"I have spoken with doctors and researchers, and the medical marijuana effort is an effort to try and legalize marijuana in this country, and it’s a mistake in my opinion to go in the direction of opening up the nation to medical marijuana. The scourge of drugs has a huge cost on our society and our children." ( July 25, 2007, after the town hall meeting in Bedford, New Hampshire)
"I am not in favor of medical marijuana. Other pain relievers are available in this country and I support the use of those other pain relievers." ( July 25, 2007, after the town hall meeting in Bedford, New Hampshire)
"I believe marijuana should be illegal in our country. It is the pathway to drug usage by our society, which is a great scourge -- which is one of the great causes of crime in our cities." (October 4, 2007, town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire)
" ... of course, we are very concerned about people who are suffering pain, and there are various means of providing pain management. And those that have had loved ones that have gone through an end of life with cancer know the nature of real pain. I watched my wife's mom and dad, both in our home, both going through cancer treatment, suffering a great deal of pain. But they didn't have marijuana, and they didn't need marijuana because there were other sources of pain management that worked entirely effectively." (October 4, 2007, town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire)
"I'm told there is even a synthetic marijuana as well that is available. But having legalized marijuana, in my view, is an effort by a very committed few to try and get marijuana out into the public and ultimately legalize marijuana." (October 4, 2007, town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire)
"I would oppose the legalization of marijuana in the country or legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes because pain management is available from other sources." (October 4, 2007, town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire)
"I'd continue to enforce the law as it is, and in my view the law ought to be that medical marijuana is illegal. Marijuana is the gateway to illegal drug use in this country. Drug use is a plague on American society; I want to eliminate it, I do not want to expand it." (October 25, 2007, campaign event at Elliot Hospital in Manchester)
"I'm not in favor of medical marijuana being prescribed, I think that's the wrong course. I want to fight every way I can against illegal drug use in this country, and in my view expanding marijuana is not the right way to go for America." (October 25, 2007, campaign event at Elliot Hospital in Manchester)
"I'm not familiar with what they're doing in Nevada, personally, I'm in Massachusetts, all right, that was where I was governor and I believe in following the law and I also believe that medical marijuana is, if you will, a Trojan Horse for bringing marijuana into our society and I think that's the wrong way to go. I think the far better way to go is to treat people with other medications that are available, and synthetic marijuana that provides the same pain relief that can be received by, uh, by marijuana." (October 25, 2007, campaign event at Elliot Hospital in Manchester)
Marijuana is the starter drug, and the idea of medical marijuana is designed to help get marijuana out into the public market place and ultimately lead to legalization of marijuana overall. And in my view, that's the wrong way to go. (October 29, 2007, "Ask Mitt Anything" meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire)
"If you elect me president, you're not going to see legalized marijuana. I'm going to fight it tooth and nail." (October 29, 2007, "Ask Mitt Anything" meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire)

Posted by Tracy on November 25, 2007 3:04 PM | DIGG | del.icio.us | furl


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I thought the Giuliani quotes were bad but these are even scarier! Trojan Horse, gateway, scourge, scourge, scourge. Same lines repeated at all the stops. Why do these people think that FDA approved drugs are better for us and that's all we need. Right. Morphine is much better for us than marijuana! It's just so laughable!

yes it is a bad drug but it isnt as bad as alchohal or cigarets and it should be legalized for all citazins over the age of 18!!!

it should be legalized cuz it dont hurt people...so it should be legalized... the doctors are giving it to people so if the doctors are giving it to people than how come u want let is be legalized...and the doctors are goin to give it to more people cuz they are getting killed on pills so ya... it should be legalized...


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