Romney Ducks Man With Muscular Dystrophy On Medical Marijuana Question

At a campaign stop in Dover, Delaware today, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a tough time dealing with a question about medical marijuana from Clayton Holton, a wheelchair-bound man suffering from Muscular Dystrophy. Holton asks Romney if he'd arrest him or his doctors for using medical marijuana and that was all Romney needed to hear -- he cuts and runs, moving on to shake hands with other people in the crowd, ignoring Holton as he presses him on the question.

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"I am completely against legalizing it for everyone, but there is medical purposes for it," Holton told Romney.

Romney pointed out that there is synthetic marijuana as well as other pain medications available.

"It makes me sick. I have tried it, and it makes me throw up," Holton said. "My question for you is will you arrest me or my doctors if I get medical marijuana."

"I am not in favor of medical marijuana being legal in the country," Romney said as he moved on to greet other people.

Holton continued, "Excuse me, will you please answer my question?"

"I think I have. I am not in favor of legalizing medical marijuana," the Massachusetts Republican said. Read more...


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