Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell chimed in as to his reason for not backing medical marijuana — because people die from marijuana. (Luckily, no asked about his thoughts as to masturbation, as it leads to hairy palms and blindness.)
According to The Huffington Post, McConnell was answering a letter from a constituent who questioned the senator about medical marijuana.
He not only voiced his concern about medical marijuana legislation introduced by Rep. Barney Frank because pot kills but that one of the ingredients of pot, tetrahydrocannabinol, is available in pill form for the treatment of some illnesses.
"Because of the harm that substances like marijuana and other narcotics pose to our society, I have concerns about this legislation. The detrimental effects of drugs have been well documented: short-term memory loss, loss of core motor functions, heightened risk of lung disease, and even death," he stated.
So not only does McConnell believe that marijuana could kill, no doubt "Reefer Madness"-style, but that you should also take a pill instead of growing your own. Interesting, to say the least.