Pot heads around the country are not going to be too happy with Marco Rubio.President Marco Rubio would crackdown on states like Colorado, who have legalized marijuana by enforcing existing federal laws.
Of course, this is what Rubio would do “if” he is elected presidente (Espanol of president) of the United States.
I believe the federal government needs to enforce federal law.”
But the Florida Republican also said he is open to medical marijuana, provided it goes through the FDA approval process and has true medicinal benefits. “I’m not in favor of legalizing marijuana. I’m not. I never have been.”-TB Times
“This country is already paying a significant price for illegal use of drugs and even alcohol.”
Rubio is right, and makes Donald Trump’s point about one of the problems stemming from illegal immigration.
What do people think fuels the decades-long and murderous drug war, and all of the crimes that are tied to it?
The group United For Care, who supports legalizing marijuana in Florida, was not all too happy with Rubio’s statement.
Just as sensible, responsible drug policy is being implemented in states across the country, at least one presidential candidate has said he’s going to shut it down.On Sunday, Marco Rubio told Meet the Press that he’d use Federal Law to go after states that have laws that contravene current federal law. This is the opposite of the position of the current administration and Congress – which has largely let states decide for themselves.
While we hope and believe the next president will put the rights of patients over the archaic and failed drug policies of the past decades – it is even more important now that Florida establishes patient access in 2016, which will give it more power should this again become a fight over state vs. federal rights.
But if 60% of Floridians vote to approve medical marijuana, President Rubio would use federal law enforcement to deny our rights.-Ben Pollara, United for Care’s Pot Poobah (press release)