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NEW: Patrick Kennedy Opposed to Legalization of Marijuana

Sunday, January 06, 2013

 

Former Rhode Island Congressman and admitted drug abuser Patrick Kennedy has joined a coalition opposed to the legalization of marijuana.

Kennedy, who left Congress in 2010, has joined with conservatives in the organization called Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana).

Kennedy's Battles with Drugs and Mental Health

During his college years, his tenure in the Rhode Island General Assembly and as a member of Congress, Kennedy battled both mental health issues and drug issues. He has been a national voice in funding and expanding mental health treatment.

Relative to Project SAM, Kennedy told Reuters, "Yes, the drug war has been a failure, but let's look at the science, and let's look at what works. And let's not just throw out the baby with the bathwater."

Other members opposing the legalization of marijuana include: Conservative commentator David Frum, who once served as a speech writer for former President George W. Bush.

 

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Comments:

Stephen Quist

I am glad Patrick Kennedy is seeking the help he so badly needs, however to broad brush the rest of the community and equate his exp with everyone else is just not tenable.
There is only one approach to the Marijuana issue.....imediately and with haste strike the books of all laws pertaining to Marijuana.....anything less is not abiding by the people will and votes

C Norris

"Yes, the drug war has been a failure, but..." But nothing man. We are tired of our tax $$ being blown in the wind with no progress.

BTW a Kennedy against weed? LOLOLLLOOLOOLOLOLOLOOL

Maybe we should outlaw drunken bridge jumping with passengers.....




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