Ryan: Don't interfere with states' pot laws

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan tells a Colorado television station that the federal government shouldn't interfere with states that have legalized medical marijuana.

Ryan told KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs that he personally doesn't approve of medical marijuana laws. But he said that states should have the right to choose whether to legalize the drug for medical purposes.

The interview was airing later Friday.

Ryan said the issue would not be a priority for a Mitt Romney administration.

Colorado is one of 17 states, plus the District of Columbia, that allow medical marijuana.

The Barack Obama administration initially signaled it would not interfere with states with medical marijuana. But federal prosecutors have since shut down medical marijuana dispensaries in California and Colorado.


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  • by Joe on Sep 8, 2012 at 06:51 AM
    Those in charge of making the laws will do what those with money tell them to do. The true facts of marijuana have been altered and demonized for the good of the politicians pocketbooks. For those of you who believe the government lies, remember you can always believe the government--just ask any indian.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2012 at 07:35 AM in reply to Joe
      Ask an Indian from India?
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        by Joe on Sep 8, 2012 at 08:01 AM in reply to
        Sorry "Native American"
  • by Szabla on Sep 7, 2012 at 09:21 PM
    Well then, you are wrong again, he believes in states rights and if he had the choice, he would vote against it in his state. I didn't have to look to far to see that the stoners are just a bunch of ignorant losers who can’t comprehend the English language. I will always vote against legalizing pot it. All we need is some stoned driver’s texting.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2012 at 07:36 AM in reply to Szabla
      Ha ha grandpa, you are a dinosaur on your drunken last binge, good thing you and your ilk are rapidly going extinct!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 7, 2012 at 08:58 PM
    Sounds to me like you're just throwing stuff out there about Romney, hoping to be hateful and to stir the pot. Why don't you back your allegations up with a link or just quit?
  • by Anonymous on Sep 7, 2012 at 07:41 PM
    Pandering to stoners
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      by Anonymous on Sep 7, 2012 at 08:22 PM in reply to
      Etch-a-sketch Romney changes his message several times a day. Romney is like trying to nail jello to the wall, it just slides down and makes a mess on the floor.
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        by There you go again on Sep 7, 2012 at 10:56 PM in reply to
        Can't put the blunt down can you
  • by Szabla on Sep 7, 2012 at 06:32 PM
    I know "speech"
  • by Don on Sep 7, 2012 at 05:58 PM
    HE IS LYING. Romney has already stated that he will do everything in his power to shut down Medical Marijuana regardless of what states have voted in.
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      by Szabla on Sep 7, 2012 at 06:31 PM in reply to Don
      Show a link to his words/ speach to back it up.
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        by Anonymous on Sep 7, 2012 at 08:19 PM in reply to Szabla
        Do your own research Szabla, he said it but like everything else he says, he flip flops and says something different the next day. He changes his position more than he changes his funny Mormon underwear.
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          by No on Sep 7, 2012 at 10:56 PM in reply to
          Maybe its because you smoked too much pot and it makes you think he flip flops. Bet obama dont sound like that when your high huh?
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        by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2012 at 07:38 AM in reply to Szabla
        Pot calling the kettle black, as you never cite your so called facts that just und up being some elderly guys opinion.
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        by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2012 at 02:09 PM in reply to Szabla
        Sheesh, you both are lazy bums. Here's the link for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lTbAI4sP0M Don wins, he did promise to fight medical marijuana tooth and nail.
  • by Dirty Hippie Location: Palisade on Sep 7, 2012 at 03:39 PM
    Liar!
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