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Federal Senator Takes Dig At Pro Marijuana Legalization Candidate Dan Winslow


dan winslow massachusetts elizabeth warren marijuanaBy Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director

At a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston this past weekend, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) took a jab at pro-legalization Republican State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), who is currently vying for the Republican nomination for Senate in Massachusetts’s upcoming special election.

Addressing the crowd, Senator Warren said, “I advise everyone to pay very close attention to Dan Winslow’s platform. He has a 100 percent ranking from the gun lobby and he’s for the legalization of marijuana. He wants us armed and stoned.”

According to statements received by VoteSmart, Rep. Dan Winslow’s stance on marijuana policy is as follows:

I disfavor decriminalization of marijuana because it increases demand from illicit sources. Instead, I think we need to legalize marijuana (likely starting with medicinal marijuana in view of the current federal prohibition) and then regulate it and tax it. Only be lawful production of marijuana will the cartels, crooks and drug dealers be put out of business in the US. – State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk)

Representative Winslow is currently engaged in a primary for the GOP nomination, if he were to receive it he would face either Democratic Congressmen Stephen Lynch or Edward Markey in the June 25 special election.

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  • No one is really getting disarmed, and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) has joined the ranks of the prohibitionists in Washington by reason of her own statement. My best to State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk).

  • ZZardozz

    Now THERE is a Republican that I would consider voting for!

  • Unbe Hagen

    LGBT Marriage and “Antioxidant and Neuroprotectant” Liberty (see us gov’t patent 6630507) are both states rights’ issues…Dems wish to allow legal marital cock sucking but not legal individual cannabis sucking for HEALTH… regulated exactly like vitamins or aspirin or peanuts (aspirin and peanuts each kill more people than cannabis which kills ZERO)…this could get interesting…Choom Ganger In Chief Obummer already released foreign invaders (Citizens of Foreign Nations) who wouldn’t even apply for passports instead of US Citizen Cannabis Political POWs in Honor of The Great Sequestration of 2013. Alcohol users and marijuana users deserve to have the same rights in firearms owning eligibility. Discriminating against marijuana users for the purpose of forbidding them their 2nd Amendment right is oppressive tyranny. Let My People Go!!