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Santorum campaign blasts Perry’s view on marijuana

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, September 26, 2011 19:41 EDT
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Rick Santorum’s 2012 campaign accused rival candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry of being “out of touch” for suggesting in his book that states could legalize the use of marijuana.

In his book Fed Up!, Perry said he is personally opposed to same sex marriage and the use of marijuana for any purpose, but believes under the 10th Amendment states have the right to legalize both.

“It’s certainly Gov. Perry right to believe marriage can be redefined at the state level, that marijuana can be legalized and that tax dollars should be used to give illegal aliens special college tuition rates, but that’s completely out of touch with what most Americas believe,” Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley told The Washington Post.

Santorum recently told CNN’s Piers Morgan that he had smoked marijuana while in college.

“I admitted back when I was running for the Senate that when I was in college I smoked pot, and that was something I did when I was in college, and it was something that I’m not proud of, but I did it,” he said. “And it is something I wish I hadn’t done, but I did and I admitted it and would encourage people not to do so.”

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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