Mitt Romney Supports Failed U.S. Drug War on Marijuana

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday lashed out at a reporter in Colorado who asked him tough questions about same sex marriage, immigration and marijuana.

“Aren’t there issues of significance that you’d like to talk about?” Romney quipped to CBS 4 reporter Shaun Boyd. “The economy — the economy — the economy, the growth of jobs, the need to put people back to work. The challenges of Iran. We’ve got enormous issues that we face. But, go ahead. You want to talk about medical marijuana.”

“I think marijuana should not be legal in this country,” the former Massachusetts governor opined. “I believe it’s a gateway drug to other drug violations. The use of illegal drugs in this country is leading to terrible consequences in places like Mexico and actually in our own country. I oppose legalization of marijuana. I oppose legalization of other kinds of drugs.”


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