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Warren backs medical marijuana ‘with the right restrictions’

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Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) said Monday that she favors legalizing medical marijuana, provided the law has “the right restrictions” to prevent people who aren’t actually sick from getting the drug.

Speaking with Boston talk radio station WTKK-FM, Warren recalled holding her father’s hand as he died from cancer and explained “there was some conversation” about whether medical marijuana would have helped him.

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“It puts me in a position to say, if there’s something a physician can prescribe that can help someone who is suffering, I am in favor of that,” she said. “I want to make sure they’ve got the right restrictions, it should be like getting any other prescription drug, that there’s careful control over it. But I think it’s really hard to watch someone suffer that you love.”

Voters in Massachusetts will decide whether to legalize medical marijuana on Election Day. Warren previously said she opposes outright legalization of marijuana.

She also told WTKK-FM that she supports another controversial ballot initiative that would allow physician-assisted suicide. Her opponent, Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), opposes both initiatives.

A poll published last week by Suffolk University found Warren leading Brown 48 percent to 44 percent.

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Another recent survey by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling group found that Massachusetts voters widely favor medical marijuana, 58 percent to 27 percent.
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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.

As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.

Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:

1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."

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British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate

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Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.

In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.

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Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6

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President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.

Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.

Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.

— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019

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