Tom Tancredo Quotes on Medical Marijuana

Quotes by Tom Tancredo on the topic of medical marijuana:

"Oh yeah. Absolutely. This has nothing to do with the federal government. It has absolutely no role in this. It should be left to the states and to the people. To the extent that this experiment goes on throughout the country, I'm all for it. I mean that's exactly what the states are designed for: labs of democracy. It's a big issue with me and I have voted against it every time it has come up." (August 18, 2007, Concord, New Hampshire, after being asked whether he would end the federal raids on medical marijuana patients)

"I can't get over it, because even the arguments that are made, that are constantly made, with regard to marijuana, are irrelevant, totally irrelevant in this debate. It's not about marijuana, it's about states' rights. The federal government has no right to interfere when a state makes that kind of decision. The federal government should stay the hell out of it." (August 19, 2007)

"Well, no ... no I don’t think we’re winning it. First of all let me tell you that the federal government has a role limited by the Constitution, once again, that I don’t know if people want to accept, but it’s the truth...The federal government should not be in the business of mandating sentences for certain crimes." (Sept. 23, 2007, town hall meeting in Milford, New Hampshire, upon being asked if the government is winning the war on drugs)

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