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  • Ted Cruz Defends States’ Right to Legalize Marijuana

    Ted Cruz told radio host Hugh Hewitt that he supports states choosing to legalize marijuana without the federal government’s involvement.

    “If you’re the president,” Hewitt asked Cruz, “will you enforce the federal drug laws?”

    “That’s a legitimate question for the states to make a determination,” Cruz said. “And the citizens of Colorado and Washington State have come to a different conclusion. They’ve decided that they want to legalize. I think it is appropriate for the federal government to recognize that the citizens of those states have made that decision.”

    Cruz announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in late March and has been raising a ton of money ever since.

    Cruz’s stated support for states deciding how to government their own drug laws without the feds’ involvement, came just hours after Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation that made medical marijuana legal in Georgia.

    “One of the benefits of [federalism],” Cruz continued, “these laboratories of democracy, is we can now watch and see what happens in Colorado and Washington State.”

    Listen to Cruz’s full marijuana comments in the interview above.

    And let us know what you think in the comments section below.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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