LEGALIZE IT  1:50 pm September 25, 2012

Elizabeth Warren Explains Why She Wants You To Be Free To Get Hiiiggggh

by Kris E. Benson

There are so many reasons to love Elizabeth Warren and now she has given us yet another reason, which is that she wants you to be free to get hiiiggggh. If you have cancer, that is. And a prescription. From a REAL doctor, not from a “Farmacy” like they have on every street corner in L.A. But still! If you have cancer and are in pain and have a prescription, you should totally be free to get hiiighhhh, says (future Senator!) Elizabeth Warren.

During a radio interview with Boston’s WTKK-FM Monday, Warren was asked about a Massachusetts ballot initiative that will legalize medical marijuana if it passes in November, and talked about what it was like to watch her father die of cancer:

You know, I held my father’s hand while he died of cancer, and it’s really painful when you do something like that up close and personal. My mother was already gone and I was very very close to my father. And it puts me in a position of saying, if there’s something a physician can prescribe that can help someone who’s suffering, I’m in favor of that. Now, I want to make sure they’ve got the right restrictions. It should be like any other prescription drug. That there’s careful control over it. But I think it’s really hard to watch somebody suffer that you love.

Seven states may legalize medical marijuana in November, and if they all pass, twenty-four states (plus Washington, D.C.) will have legalized it. So there you have it, Massachusetts residents, ANOTHER reason to fall madly in love with Liz Warren.

[ThinkProgress]

 

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bumfug September 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Well sure, injuns have always been into that natural herbal stuff.

BigSkullF*ckingDog September 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm

What about this weird looking mole? Can I get a prescription for it?

hagajim September 25, 2012 at 1:59 pm

If you get high enough it won't be weird looking.

ph7 September 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Or REALLY weird looking.

actor212 September 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm

You sure it's real and not a figment of your imagination?

Mittens Howell, III September 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Pot's a great remedy for garden varmints. I heard that from a doctor.

Pretty sure it was a doctor. barman. whatever.

James Michael Curley September 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

That's called a Star-nosed Mole. The Doctor can't give you prescription for it but he can introduce a couple of feral cats to it.

chascates September 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Loco weed gift of Great Spirit.

Trannysurprise September 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Fauxahontas smokem peace pipe.

ManchuCandidate September 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Scott's not here, man.

SorosBot September 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Well she's got Towelie's endorsement now.

randcoolcatdaddy September 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm

If it's like any other prescription drug, they'll be advertising it on tv every five minutes, sending samples to your doctor to give out like candy and figuring out off-label uses for it to sell as much as possible.

Yeah …. I could live with that.

SmutBoffin September 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm

"If you have an uncontrollable desire to listen to Pink Floyd lasting more than an hour, contact your physician."

actor212 September 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Dude, really? ONE hour? It takes me that long to get high.

SmutBoffin September 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm
actor212 September 25, 2012 at 3:04 pm
hagajim September 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Unfortunately the samples are pretty tight nowadays.

actor212 September 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I'm trying to imagine a commercial for pot.

I mean, the closest I can come up with is a brand name of "Highmaster" or "Doob-onet"…

SmutBoffin September 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm

HEADZ ON – APPLY DIRECTLY TO LUNGS
HEADZ ON – APPLY DIRECTLY TO LUNGS

An_Outhouse September 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I have a giant ass – I swear its growing like a cancer. I can has weedz, pleaz?

hagajim September 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

The weed might have the side effect of making the ass grow faster – because munchies.

actor212 September 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Yea, but would you notice?

James Michael Curley September 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

or care?

MaxNeanderthal September 25, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Nom nom nom nom nom, whatz-, nom nom nom nom, munccheez, nom nom nom nom………?

ThundercatHo September 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I recently read something online (so you know its true) that something in maryjuwanna actually acts to combat obesity. Waiting for teenager to leave for work to begin trials.

Pragmatist2 September 25, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I'll drink to that.

TavariousChinaSmith September 25, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Mmmm… prescription brownies….

weejee September 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Alice B. voting for Liz.

BaldarTFlagass September 25, 2012 at 1:56 pm

'Ere!
*passes joint*

SexySmurf September 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Intercepted!

Isyaignert September 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Don't bogart that joint my friend, pass it over to me.

gullywompr September 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Oh, and I suppose you want it covered by insurance too, eh slut?

KeepFnThatChicken September 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Of course!! Y'ever had sex while high?

gullywompr September 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I believe it might have happened once.

Goonemeritus September 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

How does she feel about huffing glue?

SmutBoffin September 25, 2012 at 1:59 pm

And the brown acid?

prommie September 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Carbona, not glue.

actor212 September 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Paint thinner.

prommie September 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Where can I get some of this Jenkem I keep hearing about?

EatsBabyDingos September 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

As long as its not huffing post.

Negropolis September 26, 2012 at 1:33 am

The stupid in the post, it burns…your nose.

pdiddycornchips September 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I love her so much. I just want to sit naked with her in an Indian sweat tent and smoke blunt after blunt while she talks about reforming the banking system

MaxNeanderthal September 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I just got wood……

BaldarTFlagass September 25, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I've got this existential angst that's really causing me a lot of pain.

eggsacklywright September 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

That's better than angst in your pants, but I feel your pain.

emmelemm September 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Election season is causing me uncontrollable anxiety, that's for sure…

prommie September 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I have anxiety about where I'm gonna be able to score some more weed.

mrpuma2u September 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Who doesn't? Now stop bogartin' that state sanctioned anxiety remedy.

actor212 September 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

So you've got an ang nail?

hagajim September 25, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Can we make election day honorary 4/20 day?

Callyson September 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Those tomahawk chop dudes from the last story could use a toke or ten…

Barbara_ September 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

All aboard the Canny Bus!

mrpuma2u September 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I don't mean to cause no fuss, but can I drive your magic bus?

prommie September 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Had to read this 10 times before I got it!

Barbara_ September 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Oh, Prommie! : )

prommie September 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Time to talk to my doctor about Aricept.

deliman4 September 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

And we'll drive it on the lets get HIGHway

Barbara_ September 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Good one, Deli!

Negropolis September 26, 2012 at 1:34 am

You send by the Candy Bus, too, and you have yourself a deal, lady!

PubOption September 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

What is the Green Party's opinion on this?

eggsacklywright September 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Alligator clips for all.

Sharkey September 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

http://www.gp.org/committees/platform/2012/social

4. End the War on Drugs

a. End the "war on drugs." Redirect funds presently budgeted for the "war on drugs" toward expanded research, education, counseling and treatment.

b. Amend the Controlled Substances Act to reflect that drug use in itself is not a crime, and that persons living in the United States arrested for using drugs should not be incarcerated with those who have committed victim oriented crimes.

c. Legalize possession of cannabis/marijuana.

d. Strike from the record prior felony convictions for marijuana possession.

I'm Sharkey, and I approved this message.

OneDollarJuana September 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I burnt my lip bogarting a joint. Can I get a prescription?

Isyaignert September 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm

It's called "instant karma" to teach you not to bogart.

IndianaKevin September 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm

It's a delicious cycle.

Graham Cracker September 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I'm an M.D. (Marginally Degenerate) and I could write prescriptions for all of you.

Whoa!!! Don't all line up at once. And you there, in the back, quit pushing.

FlownOver September 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm

If I could only find the "Donate" button…

weejee September 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

BTW, recent poll here in Warshington State shows the boo bill passing 50-38.

djneedlz September 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm

also, too, Colorado Amendment 64:20

Sharkey September 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

And you don't need a prescription, it's full on legalization!

Woo hoo!

Isyaignert September 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Seattle will be the new Amsterdam since Amsterdam ain't what it used to be.

Nostrildamus September 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I blame the Dutch.

Isyaignert September 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm

They're nutz. It's going to cost them big time tourist dollars. It's still a cool city 'n' all, but it won't be the same without the coffee shops. Damn it! I was planning to go there next fall. My favorite shop there is Amnesia -http://www.coffeeshop.freeuk.com/Amnesia.html .

BaldarTFlagass September 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

*calls broker, loads up on Frito Lay stock*

Lascauxcaveman September 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

As a libtard resident of WA, OR, or CO, I lurve me some Elizabeth Warren, but think she's a little behind the curve on this issue.

actor212 September 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm

OK, that sinks it.

Elizabeth, I will break my vow of confirmed bachlerhood and marry you.

Happy now?

MonkeyMotion September 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Though one can already see the next Karl Rove ad:

Elizabeth Warren wants all children to have unlimited access to all illegal drugs forever. Because she hates freedom. And thinks she's an indian, too.

I'm Scottie 'Nice Guy' Brown, and I approve this message.

Or something similarly dickish.

barto September 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm

As if I needed another one? Warren 2016!

Mittens Howell, III September 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Maybe this will ease Scott Brown's pain.

prommie September 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Hey, Gravatar, why you no visible, like on internet? Oh, hell, there I am! Whew!

ChillBill September 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

See? Elizabeth does know how to send smoke signals. Eat shit, Scottie.

DerrickWildcat September 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Everything's funny on the Pot isn't it!

prommie September 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm

No, really, it is.

Jukesgrrl September 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Cookies taste better, too. And they were already pretty good.

Estproph September 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Scotty gets high naturally – by talking about his truck.

eggsacklywright September 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Natty Dread, ten 'gainst one.

actor212 September 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Bumbaclot!

UnholyMoses September 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

When the world ain't your friend
And you ain't gotta friend in the world
Take a lot of drugs
To another world you'll be hurled.
–Too Much Joy, "Take a Lot of Drugs"

RRoccoco September 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

The medical uses of marijuana are many—pain relief, nausea relief, insomnia relief, inability to appreciate Jerry Garcia relief, poor appetite for Ben & Jerry's relief, inability to orgasm more than 4-5 times a night relief, poor cognitive receptivity for network television relief. But it does not make voting Republican any healthier. So it should be strictly controlled for conditions where it has demonstrable patient benefit. Plus for religious purposes, like my religion and my followers who consider reefer a daily prayer for cookies.

punkneverdies September 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I've been head over heels for Miss Warren for some time now.

Tequila Mockingbird September 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Americans deserve the individual freedom for medicinal marijuana usage. Legalization would save enforcement money to spend on more important social problems, and prohibition has been proven not to work and Why are my hands so big? Dude, I could chop down trees with these. Where was I? Oh yeah, pizza. Who are you people?

actor212 September 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Waiter, I'll smoke what she's smoking.

Isyaignert September 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Is this still that same song?

Blueb4sinrise September 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Wuh?

UnholyMoses September 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Oh, and as someone who has lost 30% of his body weight thanks to gastroparesis (thanks to the pain meds for my fucked up back) and would benefit highly* from legal medical pot (mainly so I can weigh more than 140 lbs. and maybe find some goddamn pants in my size — 28 x 32/34), all I can type is …

HELL FUCKING YES THAT SHIT SHOULD BE LEGAL, AND ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL, AND RIGHT GODDAMN NOW, THANKYOUVERYMUCH.

Your mileage may vary …

(* Yeah, yeah … )

prommie September 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Well, Barack Obama is a true liberal and you just know you can count on him to advance this issue! Just like finance regulation, too big to fail, commodities futures speculation, and offshoring jobs!

UnholyMoses September 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Lulz

I realize the guy can't control ever facet of the gov't, but it would be nice if he'd tell the DoJ to back the fuck off the dispensaries. That can't be too hard to do, can it?

Sharkey September 25, 2012 at 3:04 pm

He sorta did, but they continue to go after what they deem "illegal" dispensaries.

That original hands-off policy was codified in a Justice Department memo written in October 2009 by Deputy Attorney General David Ogden. The so-called "Ogden memo" advised federal law-enforcement officials that the "rational use of its limited investigative and prosecutorial resources" meant that medical-marijuana patients and their "caregivers" who operate in "clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state law" could be left alone.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/obamas-

And Vote Green Party! End the War on Drugs!

Jukesgrrl September 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Feel free to get as high as you want to but, no, I'm not going to vote for the Green Party. And if they fuck up this election the way Ralph Nader fucked up Bush vs Gore, they'll be black and blue as well as green.

BerkeleyBear September 26, 2012 at 12:06 am

The issue is when the growers and vendors are basically admitting they aren't following the rules/sticking to legitimate medical uses. There was a dude here in Oregon who just got busted, in part because he admitted he was paying his employees in pot (in theory because they couldn't be paid in cash under the state's medical marijuana law). Of course, the answer to people here is to try and straight legalize it by ballot measure despite the plain conflict with Federal law – and all I can say about that is listening to a guy who sounds stoned try to win a public debate about legalization is some good theater.

prommie September 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Wait, whoa, hold the fuck on, is it legal in DC? Wait just a fucking second here, DC? Just 3 hours away? Thats shorter than Sherman's march to the sea (Atlanta to Savannah, roughly). Where's the "Prescription Bus?" Am I gonna have to be the one makes my first million creating the "Prescription Bus" which will pick up ailing college students from all over the East Coast and take them to DC for a visit with the Doctor to obtain their life-saving prescription?

ph7 September 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm

It's still cheaper and easier to get it from Phil, five minutes away.

Sharkey September 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm

It's very restrictive. Lemme see here… You must have either HIV/AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, or multiple sclerosis (nothing else, headaches or depression don't count) and you have to certified by a doctor.
http://blog.mpp.org/uncategorized/congress-member

UnholyMoses September 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm

When most folks smell a skunk, the plug their noses and say, "EEeewwwwww!"

When stoners smell a skunk, they take a nice deep breath and say, "Aaaahhhhh … "

PsycWench September 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

if there’s something a physician can prescribe that can help someone who’s suffering, I’m in favor of that.
I double-dare Scott Brown to argue with that statement.

Jukesgrrl September 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm

He won't argue, he'll just make a smart-aleck remark about smoking a peace pipe.

Oblios_Cap September 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Well, pot will get you through times with no money better than money will get you through times with no pot.

Or so I'm told.

Isyaignert September 25, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Fabulous Furry Freek Brother Freewheelin' Franklin said that.

Oblios_Cap September 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I know! Not Phineas or Fat Freddy. Not even Fat Freddy Scat.

I used to have all of those comics.

Isyaignert September 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I have about five of them which I still love to read 40 years later. Unfortunately, I had a cat who liked to chew the corners.

bobbert September 26, 2012 at 1:49 am

Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.

KeepFnThatChicken September 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I thought for a while about posting "I HAVE CANCER!! I HAVE CANCER!!", then realized that would probably be in bad taste.

My apologies for thinking about posting that.

fuflans September 25, 2012 at 2:26 pm

This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind limber.

cromiller September 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

And don't forget, Colorado will vote for full-on legalized marijuana for recreational use with Amendment 64 this year. Medical marijuana is already legal in the state.

102415 September 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Well, I used to have cancer and it might come back so can I get a prescription just in case? I think we should all stay prepared.

neiltheblaze September 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Not only do I get to vote for Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama this November, I get to vote against Scott Brown and Mitt Romney.

Jukesgrrl September 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm

You are one lucky man.

mrblifil September 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I would have been more moved at the story about her dying father had I not been staring at her tits the whole time.

KeepFnThatChicken September 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I just wanted to roll a fatty as she told that story.

actor212 September 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

…in her cleavage.

Sassomatic September 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm

What if I suffer terribly from not being high?

SayItWithWookies September 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I had a cat with cancer once — does that count?

CindynEncinitas September 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I almost heard a discouraging word. Does that count?

OneYieldRegular September 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Reaction in the academic community has been swift, with competing offers to Professor Warren coming in from UC Santa Cruz, Reed College, and Humboldt State. Reached in his office, the Chancellor at Santa Cruz commented, "Elizabeth Warren is an outstanding academic who would bring a wealth of talent to our university and, like, wow, do you see that hawk sitting in that redwood over there, just, like, staring? It's like you can see through its eye to its animal soul."

DahBoner September 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

That picture makes her look like one of those people who do body mods to look more like a cat.

Which makes me think of Pussy.

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

There are so many reasons to love Elizabeth Warren and now she has given us yet another reason, which is that she wants you to be free to get hiiiggggh.

Way ahead of you Liz, way ahead of you…, wait, what was I saying….

Isyaignert September 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Also, too, Washington, Oregon and Colorado have LEGALIZATION measures on the ballot. Polling is positive in WA and CO, not so much in OR.

Vote early, vote often.

Sharkey September 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm

SOMEbody's beggin' for a drug-testin'.

Sir_Fartz_Alot September 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm

all this talk about weed! time to fire up the volcano.

CindynEncinitas September 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Twinkies and bananas are soooo killer, like, together!

CommieDad September 25, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Dude. In WA, thanks to Pat Robertson, were gonna vote to legalize pot for everybody. So Ms. Warren, come visit your friends Patty and Maria after the election and smoke a bowl with us.

HelmutNewton September 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Elizabeth Warren/Willie Nelson in 2016! "Legalize it, don't criticize it!"

Jukesgrrl September 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm

When even the people who wear pearl earrings think it's OK …

rocktonsam September 25, 2012 at 4:39 pm

can I get hiiiiiiiiiiiiigh with Scott Brown's daughters?

that would be so cool

CindynEncinitas September 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Elizabeth Warren/Snoop Dogg 2016!!!!! Fuck yeah!

ttommyunger September 25, 2012 at 10:56 pm

'"But I think it’s really hard to watch somebody suffer that you love." Silly Elizabeth Warren, she doesn't know Republicans very well, does she?

BerkeleyBear September 26, 2012 at 12:08 am

Well it might be tough for them, if they actually were capable of loving people. But there is only limited anecdotal evidence of that.

ttommyunger September 26, 2012 at 7:12 am

Citation, pleeze!Sent from the Field, not in Garrison.

stitch94133 September 26, 2012 at 9:58 am

The only reason it hasn't been declared legal befire now is they keep forgetting where they put the petitions!

Sharkey September 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Fine, look, I'm just making people aware. I'm just sick of the "I'm not gonna vote because I don't like either candidate, boo hoo." We do not have to have a 2 party system – it only works if everybody agrees to it.

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