Patrick Kennedy's file:

Democrat from Rhode Island

Patrick Kennedy is a former Democratic congressman from Rhode Island. He served from 1995 to 2011, opting not to seek re-election in 2010 following the death of his father, Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy.

Recent statements involving Patrick Kennedy

Marijuana today is "genetically modified," with THC levels that "far surpass the marijuana" of the 1970s.

"Eighty percent of those who have applied for licenses have no cancer, no Parkinson's disease or glaucoma. They have nothing you would associate [with] the use of medical marijuana."

"The largest number of bankruptcies in our country are really as a result of health care."

"One-third of the health care dollar goes to no such thing as health care; it goes to the insurance companies."

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