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Saturday, October 8, 2011

The GOP's Lonely Weed Defender

Oct 8th, 2011

Remember GOP Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson? You know. The former Governor of New Mexico? It's a shame he doesn't get more attention because he makes a lot of sense on some of the issues.

Reason notes his response to the obscene assault on medical marijuana just ordered by the DOJ:

"Regardless of one's view of medical marijuana, Americans who believe in states' rights should be extremely disturbed that the federal government is in the process of shutting down businesses, threatening criminal charges, and confiscating the property of small businesses operating under good faith according to state law.

"We have a drug war along the border that has taken tens of thousands of lives, and the federal government is spending its time and resources declaring war on small businesses whose only 'crime' is trying to dispense medical relief in a regulated, taxed, and legal manner. If there is a conflict between state law and federal law, maybe it's time for the feds to just admit that their law is just wrong, and let the states decide for themselves how they want to handle the issue of medical marijuana."

For those of you who might ask why I don't praise Rep. Ron Paul's seemingly similar position on the subject, here is my answer;

Ron Paul is a lunatic. Gary Johnson is a libertarian. There is a difference.

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