A gubernatorial write-in candidate in Rhode Island highlighted her support for medical marijuana in a new campaign video by admitting to using it and smoking from a small pipe on camera, the Huffington Post reported.
“Yes, I do smoke cannabis, and yes, I do inhale,” Compassion Party candidate Anne Armstrong says in the video. “It helps me. It helps me to focus, it helps to facilitate communication.”
State law currently allows for medical marijuana to be used to treat illnesses like cancer, Hepatitis C, glaucoma, HIV and AIDS, and certain kinds of “chronic or debilitating diseases.”
But in a speech at the “Boston Hemp Fest” earlier this month, Armstrong said that if elected, she would make growing and using marijuana completely legal.
“I hope that you will read and open your eyes and realize the truth: that we’ve been lied to a long time by our government,” she says in the video. “And something that’s been essential to our health has been taken away from us, and that’s why people get sick from cancer. That’s why they get sick with a lot of chronic degenerative diseases — because they’ve been deprived of cannabinoids. Our bodies need them.”
A study released by researchers in Spain late last year found that cannabinoids — the active ingredient in cannabis — can enhance chemotherapy treatments by targeting cancer cells without putting regular cells in danger.
The only two candidates listed on the state ballot this year are Democratic Party candidate and state Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, who is representing the Republican Party.
The Compassion Party states on its website that the sole purpose of government should be to implement the goals of the Constitution, which the party believes to be “to improve the condition of humanity and increase the happiness of all individuals.”
Watch Armstrong’s ad, as posted online, below.
Lincoln Project whacks the president: ‘We end COVID when we end Trump’s presidency’
President Donald Trump on Thursday held a campaign rally in Wisconsin with supporters "packed in like sardines."
At the rally, Trump ridiculed former Vice President Joe Biden for social distancing at campaign appearances with America's death toll over 200,000. Also on Thursday, Biden held a town hall meeting on CNN where he spoke in-depth about the challenges of a coronavirus vaccine.
The Lincoln Project, the group of former top GOP strategists working to defeat Trump, said that "only one candidate will protect your family from coronavirus" in a new video.
Trump mocked for 95-minute ‘slurring’ campaign speech — before crowd ‘packed in like sardines’ in Wisconsin
President Donald Trump gave a fear-filled and factually inaccurate campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin on Thursday.
The rally, held in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, featured a large crowd closely packed together.
Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's speech, which lasted approximately 95 minutes:
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Trump: A Biden presidency would mean ‘no guns, no religion, no energy, no oil’
At President Donald Trump's rally on Thursday night in Mosinee, Wisconsin, he offered his supporters a dire — and baseless — warning about what a Joe Biden presidency would mean for America, and for their lives.
"Remember this in politics — it's always the thing that they say first. That's what they're going to do," said Trump. "No guns, no religion, no energy, no oil. Remember that, remember."
Contrary to Trump's claim, Biden has not called for eliminating any of those four things in his campaign, or indeed at any point of his career in politics.