Obama Announces 420 Gathering on Facebook

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If one thing ought to be undeniably clear by now, it's that the President just loves being lobbied for marijuana legalization. That's why he keeps hosting popularity contests for political issues on the internet, and inviting the decidedly predictable chorus of calls for ending the war on drugs. So, in order to ensure that his next such event is similarly well attended, the President is asking us to join him for a live 4/20 celebration on Facebook that you don't want to miss!

The purpose of the event is to discuss ideas to "help our economy grow," and you know exactly what that means. As usual, the President will be taking questions from the public, which you can email or post directly on this page. There's no voting this time (I can't imagine why), but the Facebook page is already heating up with discussion of drug policy reform, so let's get in there and show the strength of our movement yet again.

Obviously, the President wouldn't be holding this event on 4/20 if he didn't want to discuss marijuana policy with us. Right?

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The time

And according to the official time, its 4:30 to 5:30 (dc time), so he's even making the event almost exactly at the right time (i guess it would have been a little too obvious if he scheduled it at 4:20)!

thats cuz he and everyone

thats cuz he and everyone else in this country will be smoking at 4:20! it just wouldnt fit in his busy smoke schedule or ours.

Barack (rolling up what looks to be paper): What time is the meeting?

Adviser: 4:30 Sir!

Barack (Licking it closed and chuckling) ah he he he Perrrrfect!)

"HOW YOU CAN

"HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
Facebook will be selecting questions for President Obama to answer during the event. Submit questions now by posting them right here, on this event's wall. As an alternative, you may submit a question via WhiteHouse.gov/facebooktownhal..."

Hmmmm, I wonder how much censorship will be done towards our questions regarding marijuana and the economy.

LEGALIZE

GOD i hope he just comes out and says ITS LEGAL!!

Unfortunately, he cannot

It was an act of congress that made certain drugs "illicit", and it will take an act of congress to end the federal "war on drugs".  However, each State can nullify the federal law within their borders and that is where we should be focusing our efforts, at present.  When 2/3 of the States have nullified the "war on drugs", the federal government will have no choice but to follow suit.

Legalization of Drugs

I am in support of any person for President that approve of legalizing drugs. The problems that are caused by drugs and mostly the "war on drugs" can be eliminated with the legalization of drugs. Sure there will be some pissed off people, but they are mainly the ones profiting from drugs at the present time. Action is needed for the greater good; and I view the greater good being legalizing drugs.

The money saved and can be used for some of these programs being cut would be greatly realized. The lives saved as a result far out number the abusers that will need treatment. Prison populations will be reduced back to a manageable level with only criminals in prison. Local police would be able to stop digging in ash trays for drug residue and making arrest for minor drug possessions when the real criminals are watching them waste their time.

WAKE UP AMERICA. Let's drive this buggy until it is at it's destination_________DRUGS BEING DECRIMINALIZED.

nulification

Tell me more about nulification. Seems to me, a non-lawyer who loves the law & the way it has the answers, the 'opposition' has a great advantage in keeping us buisy putting out hundreds of little brushfires. Montana is a good lesson, the people vote it the way they wanted it, fine until the opposition gets the majority in both houses. When & how can this game be won?

that would be to much like

that would be to much like RIGHT....lol.....its all about money in this country....the police dont care about justice(there running a business) it will make um more money to lock people up for simple possession. than it would to do THE RIGHT THING. wish we could get a president that did the RIGHT thing regardless of who in washington(like drug company lobbyists)........the ideas this country were founded on have been TOTALLY shit on!

Peace and Prosperity

I know that I'm not alone in the belief that legalization of Hemp And Cannabis could be the beginning of a more Peaceful and Prosperous future. Hemp seed and fiber would go a long way toward helping the environment. Sure some existing businesses would oppose the competition, but competition is what makes this country great. It's the suppressing of this knowledge by my government that just makes no sense. We the people of these here United States deserve better than that. Just for once it would be nice to hear our government speak with something other than a forked tongue. The truth be told, if the President did call off the Dogs of Americas drug War across this world,not only would he be reelected, Peace and Prosperity just may begin to take root if it's not to late. With the stroke of a pen, and some balanced logic,there really could be Change that We the People can believe in. As limited as the field is,and being an Obama supporter in the past,I can't bring my self to vote for anyone unless legalization is a plank of their platform. Stop making the World such a miserable place.Please!!!!!!!!

April Fools

 Pres. Obama has made it clear that he has nothing but disdain for people involved the world of Medical Marijuana, and/or those into legalization for everyone. Anyyone who believes Obama would purposely even use the term, "420", then they have been into the Kush a bit too much or too early or they are listening to the Unicorn for legal advice.

 Since the new Haag Memo came out no one has had a chance to ask Pres. Obama to explain why he changed the rules midstream ? I for one would like to see him held to account just as he asked when he was running for Pres. We had hope with the idea of who Obama cold of been and we missed the one he has become. I knew he was a Centrist from the beginning but hope sprang up and bit me, that and the only other choice was McCain.

 Demand Pres. Obama explain the Haag Memo !

Legalization of all drugs

I'm going to come forward and say this, I agree with Jesse Ventura it is time for a revolution in this Country and I am not afraid to say this. Its time for the citizens of this Country to stand up to these politicians and put the power back into the hands of the people. We need to band together as an entire United States Family and put an end the the drug czar's office and cut the funding to organizations such as the DEA. We as a people should not be allowing our government to treat us so badly. It is time that we stop going into illegal wars....Viva Revolution

Dumb

Lol viva, and czar, Your a dumb stoner.

spellcheck

*you're

 

now who looks dumb? rofl

We have to protect our children!

Arresting adults for possessing marijuana is as ridiculous as arresting adults for possessing alcohol. These arrests do NOTHING to help our country and they make marijuana more accessible to children than alcohol is!
 

Marijuana has repeatedly been proven to NOT cause cancer, heart disease, brain damage, liver disease, emphysema, or any other significant health issue, and its addiction potential is about on par with coffee. The federal marijuana prohibition enriches the Mexican drug cartels and local drug dealers by preventing any form of legal competition to their activities. Instead of protecting children from marijuana, these laws create an environment of zero legal supply amidst massive and unrelenting demand which effectively serves to make our children LESS safe.


Just like with alcohol, we need marijuana to be legally sold to adults in supermarkets, gas stations and pharmacies in order to undercut local drug dealer prices and drive them out of our communities and away from our children. We've got to demand that adult marijuana sales be legalized everywhere that alcohol and tobacco are sold.

Jillian,

You left out the corrupting influence of prohibition on law enforcement.  Just tonite, on the news, was a story about all the corruption in politicians, border patrol, and other LEOs along the Mexican border.  If drugs were not criminalized, if prohibition were ended, this kind of corruption would be nonexistent.

Any Result?

I don't think it will give any result. long live the spirit!!!

......

well why cant we go with what is happening in libya and egypt and protest on a national level...........

Protest

Why cant we do like Egypt? Because the Police here would make China look like a Free country with all the head bashing and arrests they would make.. We can not Protest without Fear of Incarceration and Police Brutality. It has happened repeatedly in every major city in this Country from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh.. 

Obama cannot be trusted.

He is no different than all the rest.

The so-called "War on Drugs"

The so-called "War On Drugs" isn't a war on drugs, it's a war on marijuana. And more specifically, it's not a war on marijuana, it's a war on stoners, on heads, on people that use reefer: YOU and ME - peaceful, job holding, tax paying, otherwise law abiding citizens.

"Booze is GOOD and reefer is BAD": that's the message that's been pushed on Americans for the past several decades, and mainstream America has drunk the kool-aid.

It's way past time for change.

http://partyseeking.blogspot.com/2011/03/war-on-drugs.html

Check out Dave Wanzenried (D)

Check out Dave Wanzenried (D) Missoula MT.   He spoke on behalf of patients today and made sense. He wasn't afraid to take the how dare you approach to those who want to repeal the laws.. He is worth paying attention to.

Oh well

Gonna have to sit this one out. I don't do Facebook. YUCK. I hate that place.

40 Year Drug War

The term "War on Drugs" was first used by President Richard Nixon on June 17, 1971.

On May 13, 2009, Gil Kerlikowske, the current Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, signaled that although it did not plan to significantly alter drug enforcement policy, the Obama administration would not use the term "War on Drugs," as he claims it is "counter-productive". 6-17 is my birthday why I remember it so well. I turned 19 that day. I have lived through the War on Drugs for over 40 years. What actually caused this was Big Brother tryin to control the Hippie Movement. They could not control us then nor will I allow them to control me today . " Southern Country Hippie"

Ginger and Marijuana isn't so different after all

I firmly believe that at least until a decision is made marijuana should be decriminalized. Think of how much money the country would be saved between now and legalization (because it's going to happen) if no one was arrested for possession. Marijuana has been given this horrible stigma by those that know nothing about it. I have never met a single individual that has "tried it" (even just once), and whether they continue to use it or not they understand that it's harmless. Also, I feel that marijuana enthusiast shouldn't have to fake and tell they're doctor that they have severe pain when they don't. For a person to overdose on the chemical THC one would have to smoke their weight in marijuana. Smoking a ounce would be insane let alone a pound. The spice ginger, for example, is used for food and drinks as well a household cure for nausea and stomach aches. How is marijuana any different? It does more. I could get started on hemp, but I'll leave that to another enthusiast.

Legalize Marijuana

Before I make my statement I want to make it clear that I don't use any illegal drugs. That said I did use them when I was a teenager. At times I found myself in very dangerous places just to get these drugs. I used this drug up until I got pregnant and after I had my child I also never went back to smoking it. I would never put myself in danger knowing I was responsible for the gift of having my daughter. I did drink after I had her but not until my husband got home. I honestly believe that smoking a little marijuana isnt even close to as dangerous as drinking is when it comes to making decisions. The reason most people drink is due to stress and that leads to health problems. Most people have drinks in order to deal with the stresses of life.

Especially these days. There is so many bad things going on in the world and the money problems in our country are out of control. As I mentioned that leads to people either drinking to much or buying Marijuana illegally. Both those things can bring on more stress and drinking in the long term is worse for your health then just smoking a joint at the end of the day to try and relax. Marijuana doesn't make people react to things like alcohol does. I've never saw anyone get angry or hurt someone while they were smoking Marijuana but I have seen people get completely out of control while drinking. It doesn't take a genius to know that smoking a little Pot at the end of the day is much safer then drinking a six pack to try and release the stresses that are brought on by the day to day things we have to deal with in the world we live in now. People are more stressed out then ever before. Most people can't even find work and are loosing their homes. These things are enough to make anyone want to have a drink but that almost always leads to more stress and a hang over the next day. When you smoke a little pot you feel very relaxed and I've never seen anyone get into a fight while doing that. It also doesn't make you feel ill the day after. If Marijuana was legalized as it now is even in Russia the crime rate would go down and it would also help the federal government with the money issues that it now has. They would make a lot of money with the tax they could put on it. The other up side is that we as parents would have more control over our kids getting their hands on it. I'm sure their would be a law in place that you would have to be 21 in order to purchase it as it is with alcohol and tobacco until they are 18 and have to have proof of their age. They wouldn't be able to buy pot on the streets which can be dangerous and the pot can be laced with other things that the kids don't even know about. This way it can be controlled and no one would go looking for it on the streets. It would also help us in the fight against drugs. We wouldn't have to worry as much about drug dealers trying to supply the drug since no one would be even looking for it. In a sense they would be put out of business. I know that won't help with the other drugs that are out there but it would be a start on getting control of it and also helping the economy. It also might not be the best thing for peoples health but it sure does beat what cigarettes do to people since they smoke so much more of them then they ever would when it comes to pot as well as drinking. Most people don't just have one cocktail. Come to think of it I've never been out with anyone who has had just one cocktail but they always think they can drive home. Most people who smoke pot to try and relax at the end of the day don't do it in a bar or even go out. They just relax in their home and watch TV or listen to music. That would also bring down the death rates due to accident related DUI's. As i said I dont smoke it now since I've had children but  I have drinks at times when I was under a lot of stress dealing with a job and then coming home to cook and do home work. All that is enough to make anyone drink too much. With pot you never over do it. You just have a small amount and it never makes you angry or out of control. It might make you hungry and laugh at the stresses of life but it sure won't ever cause a fight if you can just go buy it at the local Tobacco store. If Russia is doing it why can't America...the Land of the Free...who also is in desperate need of money and can tax the product as well as create new jobs by farming it. To me its a win win. The only people these days that would really be upset are the very old and I'm pretty sure even some of them don't care at this point. After all don't they give it to the sick people. Whats worse, taking a bunch of pills to help with your anxiety or smoking some pot that you got at a store that the government is running and making money by taxing it as well as providing it instead of some billion dollar drug company that doesn't need anymore of our money to begin with.


 

Thanks

Thanks for the post..

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