No, Ted Cruz Doesn't Support Legalizing Marijuana

Since Lisa Lerer works for — a serious news outlet — you’d think she’d make sure that her articles are factually correct. Sadly, not so. Case in point: her description of Senator Ted Cruz’s views on the legalization of marijuana:


Cruz expressed his support for marijuana legalization in Colorado, confirmed that he is, indeed, an American citizen, and compared himself to the online taxi company Uber.

No, Lisa, Cruz did not express his support for legalizing weed, he merely said Colorado has the right to do so. He expressly noted that he’s against it, but believes it’s a matter of states’ rights. In case you aren’t familiar with that concept, here’s some reading material for you. Hint: it has something to do with the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution. You know, that old document that played a minor role in the creation of your great nation?

Just in case Madam Journalist didn’t actually pay attention to Cruz when he was speaking, here’s the video of his response to Sean Hannity’s Colorado-question.

Look, I actually think this is a great embodiment of what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called ‘the laboratories of democracy. If the citizens of Colorado decide they want to go down that road, that’s their prerogative. I personally don’t agree with it, but that’s their right.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Lisa.


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