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Congressional Candidate Says He Will Smoke Joint At The Capitol

Submitted by on May 22, 2012 – 12:51 pmOne Comment

A Congressional candidate in California is attracting attention, not so much for his stance on medical marijuana, but for how he will protest existing drug laws. Andy Caffery says if he wins, he will smoke a joint on Capitol Hill.

The 54-year-old actually prioritizes drug law reform relatively low on his platform of issues, well below his top concern of climate change. But Caffrey has already publicly smoked a joint “in protest of Obama’s War On Medicine,” lighting up at a press conference last week.

“I’m willing to get arrested to fight for our rights, to defend our rights as Californians to consume medicine,” Caffrey, a registered Democrat, said in an interview. “If I have to do it, I’ll smoke a joint on the Capitol steps and get arrested to draw national attention to what’s going on.”

Caffrey is one of eleven candidates in the race.

Marijuana legalization, even for medical purposes, is a divisive issue. Cannabis’ strict classification and restriction by the Drug Enforcement Administration makes clinical trials nearly impossible, making many physicians reluctant to endorse medical usage without reclassification and further testing.

Would you vote for Andy Caffrey?

[via Politico]

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