Gov. Ventura Supports Medical Marijuana 

Gov. Ventura Supports Medical Marijuana 
Posted by FoM on April 04, 2001 at 17:41:26 PT
Local News Section
Source: Post-Bulletin
Gov. Jesse Ventura said Wednesday that he "fully supports" legalizing marijuana for medical use. "Medical marijuana? I fully support it, absolutely. Who is government to tell someone if they have AIDS or cancer, what they should be taking?" Ventura said in response to a question from a student at University of St. Thomas. Ventura cited an illness suffered by his mother, who was given a mix of narcotics to help her pain. 
If marijuana provides the same sort of relief to others who are suffering, the Independence Party governor said, he's all for it. Ventura plans to attend a forum on the issue Friday, sponsored jointly by the Department of Health and the Department of Public Safety. Organizers say the state hopes to encourage more research. A bill before the Legislature this year would appropriate $100,000 to study potential medicinal uses of marijuana. The study is not part of Ventura's budget proposal, but Public Safety Commissioner Charlie Weaver said the department would be happy to administer it if lawmakers agree. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm wrote earlier in a letter that the forum is designed to encourage research that will "advance the acceptance of marijuana as an important medical tool and ultimately address the legal constraints at the national level." Source: Post-Bulletin (MN)Published: April 4, 2001Copyright: 2001 Post-Bulletin Company, L.L.C.Contact: letters postbulletin.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:Governor Jesse Ventura Hears Medical Marijuana Study Proposal Forum on Medical Marijuana
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Comment #5 posted by The GCW on April 05, 2001 at 04:18:09 PT:
Passing the litmus test.
Gov. Ventura, is a bright star amongst the COMPETING POLITICAIANS, And he passes Gods litmus test on this issue. None of his opposition can keep up with him and America has a genuine shortage of politicians who speak out for the truth. The Truth is presented on Page one of my Bible in the 1st Book and the 1st chapter.Johnsom is not running for office agian, Jesse I think is. 
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Comment #4 posted by MDG on April 04, 2001 at 22:49:02 PT
Jesse "the Booty" Ventura.
Did anyone hear him say, "End the War on Drugs because of the destruction of our Constitutional Rights"? I didn't. All I heard him say was "I feel your pain", more or less. How about feeling yourself over to the Constitution, Jesse. I'll take Gary Johnson over Jesse Ventura, any day of the week. 'Course, Harry Browne would kick even Johnson's ass!Mike...
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Comment #3 posted by Neutrino on April 04, 2001 at 20:03:16 PT
Jesse is not perfect, but he was still one of the first to even talk about this issue in a positive manner. We have to support any politican who is in our camp.  
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Comment #2 posted by Frank S. World on April 04, 2001 at 18:14:57 PT
Is he real, or is he Clintonesque?
Another recent article Medical Marijuana Study on Agenda from April 01, 2001 noted, "Wodele said though Ventura would like to eventually see marijuana legal for medical use, he believes the state should wait until the federal government adopts uniform standards."If he is really for it, good. But if he really wants to wait for the feds, then he spent too much time smoking cigars with Clinton. The waiting for the feds stall is not acceptable. I've heard that for 30 years now. I'll take Gary Johnson over Ventura any day. He actually walks the walk, unlike Ventura, who so far just talks and talks.
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Comment #1 posted by Cuzn Buzz on April 04, 2001 at 17:51:18 PT
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