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KY Republican offers to fill committee room with those abused or killed by pot users

  1. Rob Cypher
    In a hearing on the legalization of medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky, Republican state Rep. Robert Benvenuti said that the risks of allowing medical marijuana in the state are too high. He cited Kentucky’s high rate of illegal and prescription drug abuse as reasons why the plant is too dangerous to be sold legally.

    Legalization of medical marijuana will inevitably lead to the legalization of recreational marijuana use, said Benvenuti.

    “I do not believe in the recreational use of marijuana,” he said, “and I could likewise fill this committee room with first responders, law enforcement officers and parents of dead children based on the effects of marijuana.”

    As a protest rose from the assembled crowd that marijuana is not a lethal substance, Benvenuti continued, “In driving intoxicated, in child abuse, we’ve already heard today from folks who talk about intoxicants and its role in child fatality and child abuse.”

    “So we need no more recreational drugs in Kentucky,” he said.

    David Ferguson
    Raw Story
    January 10, 2014



  1. RoboCodeine7610
    Re: KY Republican offers to fill committee room with those abused or killed by pot us


    Yeah, all drugs are the same. And yeah; marijuana is well-known for inciting child abuse and violence.....,oh wait.That's alcohol. But isn't alcohol legal?

    I truly despise hypocrisy this thinly veiled. It amazes me that people with an understanding of the world this limited are put in charge of anything.wtf is wrong with the system?How do these people get in power?

    The answer is simple. In a democracy, the people chosen to represent and lead a nation, state or even city are only the reflection of the society that elected them in the first place; and his views are likely shared by a majority of the citizens of the great state of Kentucky.

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