Former addict Democrat Patrick Kennedy joins opponents of legalizing marijuana in the U.S.

As the reported Jan. 11, 2013:

“Former Rhode Island Congressman and recovering addict Patrick Kennedy is spearheading the fight against the legalization of marijuana in the United States through his new nonprofit organization, ‘Smart Approaches to Marijuana.’”

Kennedy said:

“Our country is about to go down the wrong road, in the opposite direction of sound mental health policy. It’s just shocking as a public health issue that we seem to be looking the other way as this legalization of marijuana becomes really glamorous.”

He also said:

“I can’t stand by and let this move forward without any kind of debate or questioning.”

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