U.S. Senate Majority Leader Supports Medical Cannabis Legalization

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has come out in favor of legalizing cannabis for medical reasons, saying that his stance on the issue has evolved throughout the years.

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada.

Senator Reid of Nevada.

“If you’d asked me this question a dozen years ago, it would have been easy to answer — I would have said no”, Senator Reid said in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun, which was published earlier today. “But I can’t say that anymore. I think we need to take a real close look at this. I think that there’s some medical reasons for marijuana.”

Senator Reid’s support is a massive step forward for the movement to legalize medical cannabis, given that he has more legislative power than any other individual, other than the president and the Speaker of the House.

Despite supporting cannabis law reform in any capacity being, for a long time, considered a political ‘third wheel”, supporting cannabis medical legalization isn’t controversial; in fact, recent polling has shown nationwide support for legalizing medical cannabis at around 85%.

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    • scott steven on February 6, 2014 at 11:59 am
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    it killed my cancer 14 yrs ago and still cancer-free love phoenix tears i make no hair-loss nausea, vomitting, burnt up insides none of these fine side effects

  1. Well it’s about time you finally came out and supported cannabis what the heck took you so long!

    • Jim Geesman on January 26, 2014 at 6:35 am
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    Recent polling shows 85% support legalizing medical cannabis. We can’t get 85% agreement on the weather most days. It’s time to remove this medicine from Schedule 1 of Richard Nixon’s Controlled Substances Act. This entire charade is because Nixon hated the long haired Vietnam War protestors who smoked pot. He created the CSA and determined weed needed to be Schedule 1. Isn’t it time we put that criminal’s legacy out to pasture?

    • Raul DJ on January 21, 2014 at 11:39 am
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    I support the Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania and my vote for Governor will reflect it. Why do I have to stand by and let a politician decide what medication is good for me? Only my doctor and I can decide that. We the terminally ill in P.A. have the RIGHT to choose a NON-TOXIC alternative to the few choices we have in chemo and pills. No longer will we allow the Governor to let us suffer for his ignorance! Legalize Medical Marijuana NOW!!!

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