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Cannabis Debate: Bill Montgomery Talks About What God Wants; Calls Vet an "Enemy"

• Phoenix New Times
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"You're an enemy," Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery told a U.S. Navy veteran last week, after the veteran admitted he's a medicinal and recreational cannabis user.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery advocated a reason based on religion for keeping cannabis illegal and called a veteran an "enemy" at a recent debate.

You can watch the entire 90-minute, March 23 debate between Montgomery and lawyer Marc Victor and judge for yourself who won.

Montgomery lost the debate at least in part by losing his cool when talking to U.S. Navy veteran Don Ream and others during the Q&A portion of event. Since last Monday's show, Montgomery's canceled one other upcoming debate on the issue.

The "enemy" quote, (see video at about 1:02), which has been grist for social media over the past few days, wasn't even the most interesting part of the debate from a political point of view -- it was how Montgomery's argument against marijuana prohibition proved grounded in his own religious views.

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