POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Romney "Gets Animated": Marijuana Is "A Plague To Our Country"

After two Mitt Romney speeches this morning, the most interesting moment came when an audience member at the Conservative Leadership Conference asked him about medical marijuana.

The question prompted a short tirade against drug use.

Asked whether he would call off the Drug Enforcement Agency from raids in states that have approved medical marijuana use, Romney responded loudly: "No."

"I believe marijuana is the gateway to drug use that is a plague to our children and a plague to our country," he said. "Medical marijuana is a Trojan horse for getting marijuana legalized. That is the last thing America needs. We do not need more drugs in our school and homes."

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