The Governor vetoed a bill today that would have legalized medical marijuana.
‘There should be no doubt that all of us would want to relieve the pain of a suffering patient,’ the Governor said in a statement. But few physicians have prescribed marijuana because doing so would be a violation of federal law. I am also concerned that this bill would send the wrong message to our youth. I have carefully weighed all of the issues associated with this issue. I believe it is most appropriate for me to veto this bill.
Wow, who knew there were such social conservatives over in Connecticut?
On a serious note, I’ve always supported the legalization of medical marijuana. It works wonders for people with cancer and AIDS and other maladies.
Certainly this issue should be decided by individual states — not by Congress.
As for Gov. Rell, she thought about the issue at length and made what she believes is the correct decision. Despite what you might hear from the trust-fund malcontent and frothing-at-the-mouth brigades, that’s really all we can ask of our elected officials.