As we reported earlier this month, Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R) came out against a ballot initiative (Question 3) in his state that would legalize the use of medical marijuana in the state.

Yesterday, in a touching interview with Boston’s WTKK-FM, his bold progressive opponent Elizabeth Warren offered support for the measure. Here’s a transcript of her remarks:

WARREN:Ai??You know, I held my father’s hand while he died of cancer, and it’s really painful when you do something like that up close and personal. My mother was already gone, and I was very, very close to my father. And it puts me in a position of saying, if there’s something a physician can prescribe that can help someone who’s suffering, I’m in favor of that. Now, I want to make sure they’ve got the right restrictions. It should be like any other prescription drug — that there’s careful control over it. But I think it’s really hard to watch somebody suffer that you love.

Listen to the interview:

Polling about Question 3 finds that nearly 60 percent of the state’s voters support it. It’s clear who is on the side of the people here.

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