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Ryan: Medical Marijuana Legalization Should Be up to the States

What do you think? Should the legality of medical marijuana usage be determined at the state or federal level?

Paul Ryan believes legalizing medical marijuana should be up to each state. 

"My personal position on these issues has been let the states decide what they want to do with these things," he explained in a Colorado television interview. "This is something that is not a high priority of ours."

(Pun intended?)

Although he personally doesn't believe marijuana should be legalized, he believes it should be decided on the state level rather than the federal. Romney, on the other hand, said he would fight legalization "tooth and nail."

What do you think? Should the states be allowed to decide whether or not to legalize medical marijuana? Do you think medical marijuana or marijuana in general should be legalized? Let us know in the comments.

Sharon Swanepoel September 09, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew September 10, 2012 at 03:44 AM
It's about time someone lit up this article ...
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew September 11, 2012 at 03:22 AM
@Jimbob Was the last line really needed? Seems unwarranted, Sharon plays it pretty straight around here.
Racer X September 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM
No thanks to legalizing, we, as a nation, are stupid enough already.
Benny M September 11, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Medical,Yes
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew September 11, 2012 at 10:02 PM
I certainly see your point, but we “sin tax” the smokers and drinkers… Seems they could legalize it and then sometime later, States attorneys use the same tactics they used against the cigarette manufacturers and bust it up for even bigger bucks… Then consumption would be “marginalized” in public opinion just like tobacco use has been today. The stuff goes from in to out and we capture tax money along the way.
Esoteric Knowledge February 05, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Oh, the class of marijuana users are stupid? Go ahead and post your vast supply of evidence. Do you want to tell us what other groups of people you are intolerant of that you think are stupid?
Esoteric Knowledge February 05, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Marijuana is a plant, children. No one has authority over plants. Did you know that? People or organizations who think they can ban naturally occurring species are crazy, unethical and immoral, because they are psychotic and think they have the power beyond God. They violate your civil rights, they deny you earth itself, they deny you your own mind. People don't want you to use this drug not because they want to protect you or because it will make you stupid, it is because they want to keep you stupid, because they are envious, because they want to take your life--and life itself--away from you, because they want to deny you, because they enjoy watching human suffering.

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