Politics

Larson Says U.S. Moving Toward Legalizing Marijuana

Marijuana has been a hot topic this year.  First, it was decriminalized in Connecticut, and then just last week Congressmen Barney Frank and Ron Paul announced they would introduce a measure to legalize the drug.   During a taping of Face the State, I asked Larson if supports that measure.

JL:  “I think that legalizing marijuana is only a matter of time for our country”

DH:  “Really?”

JL:    “I do   I think when you look at what is happening with our prisons and the number of people in there and why they are there in respect to drugs, people need to wake up…..Parts of Barney’s bill go a little too far for me, but I think it is a matter of time, Dennis…….I think reasonable minds can come to some sort of compromise on this”

Larson also talks about Libya,  President Obama, redistricting, a massive Hartford project, and Michele Bachmann.   Read about the Hartford story here: http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/larsons-big-hartford-idea/

 

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4 replies »

  1. What’s the surprise? Larson’s just another red-diaper, tie-dyed liberal Democrat who is more than happy to allow anarchy to reign in the U.S. E.g., open the borders, legalize drugs, provide ‘free’ taxpayer-subsidized abortions, let felons vote, let illegals vote, ignore the Constitution, let gays marry, let polygamy supplant marriage, etc.

    The surprise is that he hasn’t come forward before now.

  2. Lol @ your comment Mrlogical, please refrain from posting idiotic comments in the future. Stoners make more sense than you.

  3. I think Mr. Larson was very understanding of the issue. He summed it best when he stated “I think reasonable minds can come to some sort of compromise on this.”. Responsible people smoke marijuana and will continue to do so without any negative impact on society. The real crime is that we send people to prison and consider them criminals because of marijuana use. Their future is then tarnished with a criminal record rendering them unable to obtain employment in many job fields. I appreciate Mr. Larson’s courage to stand behind the effort to modernize our laws. These are issues that have been pushed aside for a very long time, but are discussed every day by those the issues affect.
    Some facts;
    •According to the Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) tool, from 2001–2005, there were approximately 79,000 deaths annually attributable to excessive alcohol use. In fact, excessive alcohol use is the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death for people in the United States each year.
    *From 2001-2005 there where 0 marijuana overdose deaths. Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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