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Republican presidential hopeful, Rudy Giuliani has gone on record as opposing the legalization of marijuana for medical use.

His comments, however, somewhat reflect is ignorance of the issues:

"I believe the effort to try and make marijuana available for medical uses is really a way to legalize it. There's no reason for it."

"You can accomplish everything you want to accomplish with things other than marijuana, probably better. There are pain medications much superior to marijuana."

"We'd be much better off telling people the truth. Marijuana adds nothing to the array of legal medications and prescription medications that are available for pain relief."

The last quote is really the place where he's off the most. Marijuana is used to medicate for more than just pain. It is supposed to be pretty effective in countering the effects of Glaucoma as well.

As for these "other medications", what about the costs? In California, people with a prescription can grow their own marijuana at little cost. Being forced to buy prescription drugs as an alternative may force people to suffer due to an inability to afford the medication.

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