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Gingrich ‘Proposed the Death Penalty for Marijuana’

Over the weekend, struggling Republican presidential candidate Gary
Johnson reminded MSNBC viewers that GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich had
once to called to punish some drug offenders with death.
“Newt Gingrich, in 1997, proposed the death penalty for marijuana —
for possession of marijuana above a certain quantity of marijuana,”
Johnson explained. “And yet, he is among 100 million Americans who’ve
smoked marijuana.”
“I would love to have a discussion with him on the fact that he
smoked pot, and under the wrong set of circumstance he proposed the
death penalty for, potentially, something that he had committed. I have
troubles with that,” he added.Johnson, a former New Mexico governor who has advocated for marijuana
legalization since 1999, is at least partially correct about Gingrich’s
As Speaker of the House, Gingrich introduced

Added: Dec-14-2011 Occurred On: Dec-14-2011
By: fishbulb77
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