Sen. McConnell: Medical Marijuana Kills

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wrote in a letter to a constituent that smoking marijuana for medical purposes can have adverse effects — “even death.” The letter, obtained by the Huffington Post, expresses McConnell’s opposition to legalizing medical marijuana because of such dangers. But it is unclear what dangers McConnell is referencing. States that legalize marijuana see a reduction in traffic fatalities, not to mention the many health benefits that have lead to its medicinal use. Plus, it’s widely popular — 77 percent of Americans support marijuana for medical purposes, and even conservative televangelist Pat Robertson thinks it should be legal.