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GOP Congressman Openly Speaks About Using Medical Marijuana

U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) recently stated that he had decided to use medical marijuana to help deal with arthritis pain and that he was pleased with the results. After trying a topical wax-based marijuana treatment, Rep. Rohrabacher stated that it was “the first time in a year and a half that I had a decent night’s sleep because the arthritis pain was gone.”

Though the majority of the Republican party is opposed to the legalization of marijuana, Congressman Rohrabacher has been firmly pro-legalization, writing an amendment that would prohibit the federal government from going after dispensaries operating in states where medical marijuana was legal.

Earlier in the month, he appeared with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to assist at the beginning of a campaign to advocate for the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which would make marijuana legal for recreational use in the state of California, saying, “The walls of cannabis prohibition and tyranny are coming down. Join us in tearing down this wall.”

While many Republican politicians and presidents had admitted to using marijuana when they were younger, a Washington Post article states that this “marks the first time in at least several decades that a sitting U.S. congressman has admitted to marijuana use while in office.”

  • Art Perez

    Yep, he looks like he uses pot! Got that “Which way did he go George” look!

    • You just see whatever you want, like typical Tea Parrot. The dumb things you’ve typed and posted need an explanation. If you’re not high then were you dropkicked as a baby? Got your head stuck in a microwave? He is clearly making eye contact with someone in front of him while speaking. Drugs make some people see thing that aren’t there. You, on the other hand, have a pronounced lack of intelligence distorting your perception of the world around you.

      • It’s Bozo!

      • Art Perez

        No moron, contrary to you and your pothead associates, I see the world thru reality glasses you and your pothead friends see the world through rose colored glasses. Wake up and smell the coffee, you cant be asleep your entire life!!!

        • KarenD

          People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

          • Art Perez

            Im sober, can you say the same Karen?

          • KarenD

            I don’t even drink or anything else (never have – can you say the same, Art?), and as a leukemia patient I find your hate and vitriol regarding Cannabis insulting, demeaning, misplaced, and uninformed – just shows how convoluted your thinking is, Mr. know-it-all. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

          • antenna2

            Bravo Karen, I wish that your health be restored by whatever means you have available.

          • KarenD

            Thank you so much, antenna2. 🙂

          • Art Perez

            KarenD, it seems the hate is inside you, you are angry, direct that anger towards your disease and maybe by the grace of God you can defeat it. Do not direct that anger at me or anybody that has as much right as you to post and say what we feel. This is America, Love it or Leave it!!! Maybe Pot DOES help you, who knows, I hate it for other reasons. I will stand by my words!! Just as someone once said long ago “I do not agree with a word you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it!!!!

          • KarenD

            YOU are the one who feels the need to call people who disagree with you morons, not me. I suggest you examine YOUR hate and rage, Mr. Perez.

          • Art Perez

            I dont have a pipe, but it appears you do.

          • KarenD

            And, as far as you calling the other commenter a moron, the old adage that it takes one to know one certainly applies here.

          • JoeMama2016

            you are sober for 2 minutes per day. The two minutes after you wake up Little Lyin ARTEMIO

          • Little Artemio

            do you go to AA Ese?

        • antenna2

          Sheila is right! You are not needed anymore. Your statements are not relevant. You just sound so dumb. Feel free to disappear!

          • Art Perez

            Im here to stay antenna2, if anyone sounds dumb, it is you! Just because you lack the intelligence to decipher my statements, doesn’t make ME dumb. Look in the mirror, you will see the dumb person!

          • antenna2

            Your statements are dumb. They don’t require intelligence to read. You can be intelligent but have no education in the subject you are commenting on. That’s you my friend.

          • Art Perez

            Take the loss antenna2, go away son, and by the way you are not my friend!

  • Wake Up America

    The Congressman admitted to the medical usage, not recreational usage as the governor- in-waiting is promoting. Intentionally trying to deflect the affects of recreational usage. This article forgot to mention that the two sitting Presidents have admitted to the usage and it’s long term affect.

  • AAA

    I sure hope this guy doesn’t have to run again, because he just lost the republican vote, and rightly so. Not very bright, but maybe he was high when he did it.