Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks is running for U.S. Senate, and he recently announced his support of medical marijuana. As Dom Gentile announced dropping out of the senate race, he endorsed Brooks. Gentile’s wife is currently battling cancer.
Brooks’ family has also been effected by cancer, according to Yellow Hammer News. Brooks made his announcement in a press conference which was streamed live on the Talk 99.5. In his announcement, he directly spoke of his support of medical marijuana.
Part of Mo Brooks’ statement was, “While there are many issues in this Senate race, I mention one that is very important to Dominic Gentile. Medical cannabis should be treated like any other medical treatment that saves lives or eases pain and symptoms. In a land of freedom and liberty, that decision is best kept between a doctor and a patient. That is what I believe. That is how I will vote in the Senate. That is how I have voted in the House. I am a firm supporter of the Constitution’s 10th Amendment, states’ rights provision. As such, medical treatment decisions are not the federal government’s right to dictate. That decision should be left to state governments, their elected officials, doctors, and patients.”