Mitch McConnell To Constituent: Marijuana Leads To Death

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told a constituent in favor of legalizing marijuana that he doesn’t support the idea because drugs like pot lead to death.

In a Feb. 14 letter to his constituent, McConnell said he has “serious concerns” about legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, a topic that the constituent had written to him about. He pointed out that the main ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is already available in pill form for the treatment of certain illnesses.

He is also “troubled” by the fact that many legalization proposals would make marijuana available to the public “without following the scientific processes” of the Food and Drug Administration, McConnell said.

McConnell then cites a medical marijuana bill introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and raises concerns about what could happen if it became law — death.

“Because of the harm that substances like marijuana and other narcotics pose to our society, I have concerns about this legislation. The detrimental effects of drugs have been well documented: short-term memory loss, loss of core motor functions, heightened risk of lung disease, and even death,” McConnell wrote.

McConnell spokesman Don Stewart said McConnell was just making the case that drugs in general have detrimental effects.

“Everyone from the Obama administration on down agrees that drug use has had serious consequences, including deaths. The letter makes that clear,” Stewart said.

The constituent who corresponded with McConnell posted the letter on a counterculture blog,, and wrote a response to what McConnell had to say:

“Hi Blades, got a letter back from Mitch McConnell about legalizing marijuana. I’ll let the letter speak for itself. WOWZA.”

– Article from The Huffington Post.



  1. Anonymous on

    All you need to add to that is aquaponics, that feeds the world for free and kills off poverty, war and the monetary system. I thought I heard peace as an option, but the dam military keep flying over my place. Guess I was wrong – peace is not an option.

  2. Anonymous on

    I pretty much got the same reply from rep. Marco Rubio and them when I tried to respond back and ask Mr. Rubio the who,what,when,how and where this death and harm came from, was when I found out that his reply came from a do not reply web address.Keep the faith brothers and sisters, maybe someday, this country will move away from big PHARM. and learn what could have been true prosperity for all starting forty years ago.THIS IS WHY I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ANYONE IN THE GRAND OLD PARTY…..IF THEY HAD ANY CONCERN FOR AMERICANS THEY WOULD OUTLAW BIG TOBACCO MONEY FORM POLITICS AS WELL AS ALCOHOL LOBBYIST.

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  4. Anonymous on

    The scientific process of the FDA?? REally?

    It goes like this:

    Approve… count bodies…. apply black label, never look back.

    What a joke, what a puppet. How much money was this corrupt puppet donated by big pharm? Are the numbers available?

  5. Anonymous on

    Cannabis CAN actually cure cancer…
    Maybe he was saying that drugs like cannabis kills major corporations, because that’s the truth…
    Cannabis would cripple BIG PHARMA…
    Cannabis would sabotage and seize OIL industries…
    Cannabis would eliminate and dissolve the close minded population, because everyone would be using “more” of their brain… (cannabinoids helps all 210 cell types function more effectively..)
    Cannabis, I swear, can activate our 3rd eye’s…
    Cannabis would increase peace…

    AHHH I feel like I’m living in a sociological nightmare-like dream… Although everything seems to be alright when I use cannabis.. I can grin :) and bear it…

    P.S. – Cannabis would help people meditate – maybe one day the whole world will meditate all at once for 1 hour straight – maybe that’s when we will transcend… :)

  6. Anonymous on

    This kind of comment kills me. Its the fucking salt that you keep putting in our daily breads that are killing us all not pot damnit !