Bill Richardson says yes to cannabis
Good for Bill Richardson:
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he plans to sign a medical marijuana bill despite the controversy surrounding it. “Is it risky? So what if it is risky. It’s the right thing to do,” the Democratic presidential candidate told the Albuquerque Journal. “Sure I’ll catch national grief over this. But I don’t tailor my style, or what I stand for, to primary states.” The bill, which cleared the New Mexico Legislature Wednesday, would allow state residents suffering from certain debilitating medical problems to be state-certified for medical marijuana use to ease their symptoms, the newspaper said. Supporters say the measure would affect a relatively small number of people. “What we are talking about is 160 people in deep pain, and it only affects them,” Richardson said.