I have officially changed my mind

Ryan: Don’t interfere with legalized medical pot

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says the federal government shouldn’t interfere with states that have legalized medical marijuana.

The Wisconsin congressman tells KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs that he personally doesn’t approve of medical marijuana laws. But he says that states should have the right to choose whether to legalize the drug for medical purposes.

In response to a reporter’s question, Ryan said: “It’s up to Coloradans to decide.”


The Obama administration at first signaled that it wouldn’t interfere with state-sanctioned marijuana distribution. But the Justice Department has since angered marijuana activists by shutting down dispensaries in California and Colorado.

That’s it. I have officially changed my mind. I am voting for Paul Ryan.

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36 Responses to I have officially changed my mind

  1. myiq2xu says:

    I don’t care if the whole world goes to hell, as long as I have my choom.

  2. wedge issues — that’s what controls this country.

  3. ROFL! Smart move on Ryan’s part? Get the marijuana demographic?
    I saw it earlier and have been wondering when it would start making the rounds.
    But does it take more votes from Obama or R Paul?

  4. tommy says:

    Pothead! Lol

  5. DM says:

    I hope that Ryan cleared that viewpoint with Mitt. If both are on board that pot should be left to the states, it would be one more reason to vote for Mitt.

    • DM says:

      And if it’s an official position of Mitt, Willie Nelson should get on board to elect Mitt.

    • It is a consistent conservative position to be in favor of states rights. Kudos to him. Now we can legalize it for recreational use so we can make bank on taxes and disempower overempowered police departments, already?

      • myiq2xu says:

        The idea of “states rights” got discredited because of slavery and segregation. But the basic principle is not flawed,

        • DM says:

          Honk! We are a federation. We should work to give states back freedoms that the federal government has wrested away from the states.

        • wmcb says:

          My leanings toward states rights other than for true civil rights issues is eminently practical. The pols ALWAYS fuck up and get outta control, corrupt, etc. Always. When they do (and they will), you have a marginally better chance of fixing it at the state level than in a huge federal apparatus.

      • kanaughty says:

        what i might like about this is if ryan sticks to his stand on states rights for all the issues, then i know at least the guy stands for something and has some principled positions unlike the guy who sits inthe white house now. i may not agree on his positions, but at least he has some guiding road a voter can identify that ryan will follow on the romney ryan agenda in the next 4 years…

        we have no idea the way ob will go ever. he can’t make up his mind. he has no principles, no core that a voter can count on to say he is going to go this way on a position or a vote. we have no way in hell of knowing what the guy will do next. if he will follow his “d” agenda or go off and get behind big government control, or wall street, or corporations over the mainstreet.

        i guess maybe at this point what happens is i think a certain way on an issue and i know that ob is going to come out going the opposite way. this is the only way i know how he is going to drive his decision on something because it sure isn’t in the “democrat” agenda direction…

        • yttik says:

          “we have no idea the way ob will go ever. ”

          It’s even worse than that. He says one thing and does another. For example he just criticized Ryan for suggesting VOLUNTARY vouchers for medicare, while he himself is mandating that HHS put two million low income medicare seniors onto private insurance, whether they want it or not.

          And of course, Romneycare is the worst thing to ever happen while Obamacare has saved the country.

  6. Good news from Ryan, and smart politics, too.

    I’m off to feed a Chinese family. There’s a cell phone headset at Walmart with my name on it, and a 10% discount compliments of my daughter.

  7. tommy says:

    Welcome to the dark side of the Force. Your present zeal, you must maintain (courtesy Yoda tommy). And don’t feel bad, we’re fighting the Borg (Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated into the collective).

  8. driguana says:

    wow…beat Mr. Choom to the choom punch….

  9. DandyTiger says:

    I’m buying stock in the junk food market man. This is going to be a totally groovy next term.

  10. DM says:

    Unlike many Republicans who take every opportunity to put down Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney understands that there’s nothing to gain by putting down BC.

    In a Meet the Press interview to air tomorrow, Mitt Romney praised Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention — despite being full of criticism of Romney — saying it helped “elevate” the Democrats.

    Said Romney: “He did stand out in contrast with the other speakers; I think he really did elevate the Democrat convention in a lot of ways. And, frankly, the contrast may not have been as attractive as Barack Obama might have preferred if he were choosing who’d go before him and who’d go after.”

  11. kanaughty says:

    i kind of like how romney is not going on the defensive but instead going on the offensive in issues like this. he is taking the lead and acting like he is above the pettiness by giving credit where credit is due. in this way ob’s campaign is looking way immature when they come out all defensive and whiny on some issues.

    • Lulu says:

      This is classically screwing with Obama’s head. Romney watched the 2008 Democrats as closely as anyone in this country with an eye to running this year. He knows exactly what went on, what Obama did to Clinton as well as Hillary and he is rubbing Obama’s nose in it and poaching Democratic voters who remember as well as those who need reminding. Irregardless of what the Democrats are spouting this year, the Clintons’ are Obama’s adversaries based upon his behavior in 2008. By showing respect and acknowledging Bill Clinton’s skills and as a former successful president,he is contrasting himself with a world class boor and thug. Romney is turning Obama’s behavior on him.

  12. kanaughty says:

    and i don’t know why other than distracting from eric holder’s situation, the doj is coming up against states rights as much as they are on. why this doj is getting up in everyone’s business going against the laws and the reforms that states have put into place. it is like they are spending our money on these fights against states rights and it is annoying to watch them waste our money like that when the people of each state said it should be as it is, get out of the way federal government…

  13. DandyTiger says:

    • myiq2xu says:

      Glenn is excellent when he discusses civil rights issues and the abuse of power. On political issues his judgment is less than stellar.

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