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Does it matter?

  The Supreme Court of the United States said you can't do it.  The last time I checked, that means the Governor of New Jersey's position on that issue doesn't amount to a whole lot.

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by Xpatriated Texan on June 18 at 2:06 PM EST


Yes it does matter

The way to overturn the Supreme Court is for the legislature and governor to pass laws (even if only symbolic), and to speak out against unjust decisions by that court. And if by some miracle the US Congress passes a law authorizing medical marijuana it certainly would matter what Senator Corzine's stance on the issue is. In addition, the medical marijuana issue goes to an even deeper issue... do patients and doctors have the right to discuss and implement treatment options without government interference and threats of prison?

All my research on Senator Corzine's voting record indicates that he has never taken a stance on the issue one way or another, while I have seen some sources that indicate that he may not be in favor of this issue. If he does not take a stand on this issue then that would tell me a lot about him, something that would prevent me from voting for him in November. But don't worry about me voting for Forrester because he's a lying pandering clown. This is a principle that I feel very strongly about (as one diagnosed hiv-pos in 1993), as much as abortion and other issues might be for others, and no politician who is against medical marijuana will get my vote regardless of party affiliation.

by gambler on June 19 at 7:17 AM EST
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