Welcome! Login | Register
 

Worcester Ranked Among Worst Places in U.S. to Retire—Worcester Ranked Among Worst Places in U.S. to…

Man Arrested After Breaking Into Orient Street Home in Worcester—Man Arrested After Breaking Into Orient Street Home…

MA Health Connector Launches 1st Phase of Small-Business Website—MA Health Connector Launches 1st Phase of Small-Business…

Newport Manners & Etiquette: Houseguest Dog + Gifts, Full Bar + Neglectful Dad—Newport Manners & Etiquette: Houseguest Dog + Gifts,…

Bravehearts Ranked 7th in Country for Attendance During 2017 Season—Bravehearts Ranked 7th in Country for Attendance During…

VNA Care Network Seeking Hospice Volunteers—VNA Care Network Seeking Hospice Volunteers

Red Sox Turn Triple Play, Score 8 Runs in 5th to Roll Cardinals 10-4—Red Sox Turn Triple Play, Score 8 Runs…

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Peppery Mussel Stew—Chef Walter's Flavors + Knowledge: Peppery Mussel Stew

Massachusetts Ranked Among Best States to Have a Baby—Massachusetts Ranked Among Best States to Have a…

Woman Arrested for OUI Following Serious Car Accident on Cambridge St.—Woman Arrested for OUI Following Serious Car Accident…

 
 

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.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 

X

Stay Connected — Free
Daily Email