Here he is on medical marijuana:
"You can accomplish everything you want to accomplish with things other than marijuana, probably better. There are pain medications much superior to marijuana. We'd be much better off telling people the truth. Marijuana adds nothing to the array of legal medications and prescription medications that are available for pain relief."
There is no medical evidence for this assertion. For several categories of pain and for nausea, smoking marijuana has been found to have unique properties for relief. But even if you were to buy Rudy's argument, why should a patient be denied any treatment he seeks as long as it is as harmless and as non-toxic as pot? This I don't understand. The sick, to my mind, have a right to seek treatment of any kind that does not harm them and may help them. Marijuana should be no more banned than vitamins.