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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Takes Dig at Pro-Legalization Senate Candidate Dan Winslow

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director March 19, 2013

    WinslowAt 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.

    103 Responses to “Sen. Elizabeth Warren Takes Dig at Pro-Legalization Senate Candidate Dan Winslow”

    1. Cohen, S. S. says:

      How about unarmed and stoned or unarmed, unstoned and just awake

    2. Lee Eisenstein says:

      If Warren is a pot prohibitionist, she loses my support and I have been talking her up for President.

    3. This is what concerna me about her and Hillary. That anti-weed attitude means higher prison rates like we had under Bill Clinton. Hopefully Obama will encourage legalization by 2016 or we are doomed.

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