Quotes from politicians protecting states rights and/or medical marijuana

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite……The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State”

James Madison, 4th President of the United States

Federalist Papers #45

“I’d stop them. I wouldn’t do them, because it’s unconstitutional. Why should I go and send someone out to California to overrule a state law when we have no jurisdiction? Besides, it’s a waste of a lot of money and energy. No, there should be no federal preemption on laws like that.”

Dr. Ron Paul, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

“I’m taking that risk because I believe that the need to provide compassionate pain relief to these citizens of our state outweighs the risk that we are taking in moving forward with the program as it is set up.”

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
July 19, 2011

“My attitude is if the science and the doctors suggest that the best palliative care and the way to relieve pain and suffering is medical marijuana then that’s something I’m open to because there’s no difference between that and morphine when it comes to just giving people relief from pain. But I want to do it under strict guidelines. I want it prescribed in the same way that other painkillers or palliative drugs are prescribed.”

Barack Obama, 44th President of the Unites States
November 24, 2007 town hall meeting in Iowa

“With our request for clarification rebuffed on procedural grounds by the federal court, I believe the best course of action now is to complete the implementation of Proposition 203 in accordance with the law.”

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
January 23, 2012

Dana Rohrabacher, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

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