Hey, remember back in April when John McCain grandly claimed he’d let states decide the medical marijuana issue? Then, three months later, when asked if he still supported ending federal raids on MMJ patients and caregivers in the states where medical marijuana is legal McCain suddenly changed his mind, saying, "I don't think marijuana is healthy, I don't think that it is good for people, and there is a large body of medical opinion that says there is plenty of other medications that are more effective and better and less damaging to one's health to use to relieve pain.”
Most recently the senator from Arizona told a medical marijuana patient at a September 30th Town Hall meeting in New Hampshire that neither he nor anyone he knows has ever heard of a case in which the federal government has arrested a dying patient over medical marijuana. McCain goes on to insist, “We don’t arrest people that are dead and dying…that’s not the kind of society we live in.” If only, Mr. Senator. If only.
McCain then berates the woman who posed the question (and who, by the way, is confined to a wheelchair due to illness) telling her that there are far more effective ways to treat her illness – never mind the fact that he doesn’t have the slightest idea what it is exactly that she’s suffering from.
Bonus: For fun, check out how far away from the questioner McCain bolts when she first utters the word “marijuana.”