Tim Pawlenty would rather cancer patients suffer than smoke a little reefer

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Arguing against government meddling in health care, while simultaneously arguing for it.
It's probably too much to ask a presidential candidate who once outlawed bong water to take an enlightened look at the benefits of medical marijuana.

But when it comes to a drug that can make life more bearable for AIDS and cancer sufferers, Tim Pawlenty ignores the medicine and sides with cops.

Minnesotans are familiar with that shtick. T-Paw vetoed a medical marijuana bill here in 2009. But Pawlenty's on a national stage now, and yesterday he found himself defending government meddling in health care while simultaneously attacking government meddling in health care at the libertarian Cato Institute.

"I stood with law enforcement on this issue," he told a questioner from the Marijuana Policy Project. "We just have a respectful difference on this issue."

And a respectful contradiction when it comes to government power and influence, too.

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Getwithitpeeps
Getwithitpeeps

T-Paw needs to get cancer or AIDS to understand the benefits of medical mj

Fackcitypages
Fackcitypages

i am a republican but i strongly oppose his views on medical marijuana, i dont care what law enforcement he stands with, the current system is the definition of a complete failure and until he pulls his head out of his ass and realizes it, im voting for herman cain

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Like the war on poverty the war on drugs has been lost. Obama now has a record 14% of the population 44,000,000 on food stamps. T-Paw and Obama, like the rest of the politicians need to realise a majority of the prison population are there for non-violent drug offenses. Time to decriminalize and let my people go!

green23
green23

"I stood with law enforcement on this issue,"...because law enforcement people know so much about medical issues and treatment efficacy. Most people with AIDS or cancer just skip doctors and go straight to the County Sheriff for consultations for exactly this reason.

Guashoe
Guashoe

How about you consult the judgement, wisdom and experience of the medical community when dealing with a medical issue?

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