Rep. Steve Cohen (D.TN) Grills Michele Leonhart on the Dangers of Medical Marijuana





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Published on Jun 21, 2012

Rep. Steve Cohen (D.TN) Grills Michele Leonhart on the dangers of medical marijuana during an oversight hearing of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) -- 20-Jun-2012


A lot of comments from people pissed that Cohen was cut-off. FYI -- Here is the rest of what he was reading:

"The legalization movement is not simply a harmless academic exercise. The mortal danger of thinking that marijuana is "medicine" was graphically illustrated by a story from California. In the spring of 2004, Irma Perez was "in the throes of her first experience with the drug Ecstasy ... when, after taking one Ecstasy tablet, she became ill and told friends that she felt like she was ..."going to die"... Two teenage acquaintances did not seek medical care and instead tried to get Perez to smoke marijuana. When that failed due to her seizures, the friends tried to force-feed marijuana leaves to her, "apparently because [they] knew that drug is sometimes used to treat cancer patients." Irma Perez lost consciousness and died a few days later when she was taken off life support. She was 14 years old."

Taken from http://www.justice.gov/dea/marijuana_...


Presumably, Rep. Cohen's next question would have come from a perspective along these lines:



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