Patrick Kennedy warns against push to ‘legalize and commercialize’ cannabis, cites ‘plague’ of addiction


Former congressman Patrick Kennedy responded Friday to a Bloomberg report that the U.S. marijuana lobby is trying to prevent him from becoming the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a position commonly known as the “drug czar”.

“We love our addictions in America, and, you know, I think it’s a big profitable business, and, of course, real profit comes when people do not drink responsibly,” Kennedy, a recovering cocaine and prescription drug addict told “Tucker Carlson Tonight“. “I don’t think alcohol [companies] make money off of people who drink responsibly. They make their money off of people like me, who drink more than they should.”

Kennedy, who represented Rhode Island’s 1st District in the House of Representatives for 16 years and is the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, is also an outspoken opponent of the legalization of recreational…

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