Massachusetts Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren Expresses Support For Medical Marijuana Legalization

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren offered some support for legalizing medical marijuana in an interview Monday with Boston’s WTKK-FM. She said her father’s battle with cancer taught her the importance of using appropriate drugs to alleviate pain:

You know, I held my father’s hand while he died of cancer, and it’s really painful when you do something like that up close and personal. My mother was already gone, and I was very, very close to my father. And it puts me in a position of saying, if there’s something a physician can prescribe that can help someone who’s suffering, I’m in favor of that. Now, I want to make sure they’ve got the right restrictions. It should be like any other prescription drug — that there’s careful control over it. But I think it’s really hard to watch somebody suffer that you love.

Warren was responding to a question about a Massachusetts ballot initiative seeking to permit the humanitarian use of medical marijuana. In a state poll released last week by Suffolk University, 59 percent of voters voiced support for the initiative.

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  1. Anonymous on

    DeCriminalization or Legalization of Marijuana?
    Which do you want? Watch Vermont Public Television
    Governor candidate debate Oct. 4, 2012. Incumbent Democrat
    Peter Shumlin wants decrminalization, USMJP candidate
    Cris Ericson for the United States Marijuana Party
    in Vermont wants legalization of marijuana.
    http://vermontpublictv.blogspot.com/2012/09/candidates-for-governor-to-debate-live.html
    Vermont Public Television is supported in part by PBS.
    Republican candidate Randy Brock and Independent
    Emily Peyton (dropped out in 2010 just before the
    Nov. Election Vote and probably will again) and
    Liberty Union Party candidate (Liberty Union candidate
    in 2010 also dropped out before the 2010 vote) Brian Eagle have
    other issues. http://www.vpt.org

  2. Anonymous on

    DeCriminalization or Legalization of Marijuana?
    Which do you want? Watch Vermont Public Television
    Governor candidate debate Oct. 4, 2012. Incumbent Democrat
    Peter Shumlin wants decrminalization, USMJP candidate
    Cris Ericson for the United States Marijuana Party
    in Vermont wants legalization of marijuana.
    http://vermontpublictv.blogspot.com/2012/09/candidates-for-governor-to-debate-live.html
    Vermont Public Television is supported in part by PBS.
    Republican candidate Randy Brock and Independent
    Emily Peyton (dropped out in 2010 just before the
    Nov. Election Vote and probably will again) and
    Liberty Union Party candidate (Liberty Union candidate
    in 2010 also dropped out before the 2010 vote) Brian Eagle have
    other issues. http://www.vpt.org