Obama Stumped by Question on Marijuana Legalization

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As activists for reform, we've all dreamt of a day when our opposition is left sputtering onstage, unable to form a single argument against us. That's exactly what happened on Monday when the president was asked why we can't legalize medical marijuana. It's a remarkable moment, and the subject of my latest piece at Huffington Post.

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"...if marijuana wasn't important enough to warrant even 30 seconds of meaningful discussion from the president, then it's also probably not important enough to justify arresting millions of us for possessing it."  x10000000000000000000000000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  end the bs!

Legalize

The Feds just won't let go of that Cash Cow! Since so many states now have medical marijuana, can't an appeal be made to the Supreme courts to protect our right in states that do not recognize it as medical?

Stump Obama Again and Again…

This is great.  We can make the President evasive and inarticulate just by asking him questions about marijuana.  It’s like tossing pennies behind somebody who has an obsession to always pick them up.

Definitely more pot questions need to be tossed at Obama.  The sight of the president doing a really bad job evading questions about marijuana and the drug war is an opportunity that can’t be wasted.

Giordano

Jesus: "Do do unto others as you would have them do to you"

Jesus said to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. None of us would want our child thrown in jail with the sexual predators over marijuana. None of us would want to see an older family member’s home confiscated and sold by the police for growing a couple of marijuana plants for their aches and pains. It’s time to stop putting our own family members in jail over marijuana.
   If ordinary Americans could grow a little marijuana in their own back yards, it would be about as valuable as home-grown tomatoes. Let's put the criminals out of business and get them out of our neighborhoods. Let's let ordinary Americans grow a little marijuana in their own back yards.
   Here's one way that IT IS REALLY WORKING: Arresting the criminals and collecting a fee from registered growers (and bringing in thousands of dollars to support the county budget); what a great plan! This is the way to build a better America! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/2011/07/the-pot-republic-one-sheriffs-quietly-radical-experiment.html
   The current proposal before Congress, bill HR 2306, will allow states to decide how they will regulate marijuana. You can email your Congressperson and Senators at http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml to discuss HR 2306.
And a big THANK YOU to the courageous, freedom loving legislators, governors, and countless others who are working so hard to bring this through! You’re doing a great patriotic service for all of America!

Jesus = Santa Claus

Except the majority of people who believe in Santa Claus are otherwise rational human beings when it comes to drug use in our society. Jesus is the problem not the answer.

God bless the world, and

God bless the world, and legalize weed.

 

I am so often reminded that there is no such thing as Divine Intervention...

 

P.S Hope is alive! It is within our reach! 

Legalize it!

Obama needs to create jobs and increase tax revenues. Legalizing pot would do just that. It would create a brand new industry to which would bring in investors from abroad, and people could learn a new trade to which to work in. Hemp isn't just for recreational use either. It's stronger and easier to grow than cotton and lumber, and can be used to make just about anything like t-shirts, rope, backpacks, and more.

Refusing to answer

Seems to be the Presidents new strategy.Actually,it's an old strategy used by Republican presidents since Nixon.Obama just comes off as a huge hypocrite because his stance has hardened since the day he realised he could win.If anyone remembers,he used to be pro decriminalization,then anti drug war,then pro drug war and now anti cannabis,medical or otherwise.That is the very definition of a hypocrite.

We the People...

I'm sad to say that the Petition to Grant a Full Pardon to all those arrested for marijuana only related offenses isn't getting the attention it deserves.  While I've seen a dramatic flux of people rushing to sign the Regulate and Tax in a Manner similar to Alcohol petition (and am very happy to see the number rise greatly every time I look in on it), I'd like to see more people standing up for the folks who have put there lives and liberty on the line for the cause. After all, SOMEONE HAD TO GROW THAT BEAUTIFUL HERB YOU'RE ENJOYING AND NOW THEY NEED US.  To those of you who have taken the time to add your name, I'm very grateful.  Thank you for understanding you have a civic duty and doing that duty in true patriotic fashion.  For those of you still sitting on your hands I'd like to remind you that NEVER in the history of our nation has it been so SIMPLE and EASY to make your voice heard.  So stand up and take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.

 

Please take a moment to follow this link and sign the petition which requests that all those arrested for marijuana only related offenses to be granted a full pardon. In addition to releasing those currently incarcerated, this would also reinstate the rights lost by those with previous convictions, such as the right to vote. Here's the link: http://wh.gov/gRZ.  Thanks for your support.

 

In addition, there is also a petition on the WhiteHouse.gov site which calls to Allow Industrial Hemp to AGAIN be grown in the U.S.  This, too, is a very important issue within the legalization movement and approaches the subject from a perspective entirely separate from the medical/recreational aspect.  Please also take a moment to add your name to show your support.

 

Again, thank you for standing up and doing your part.  After all, a government of the people, for the people, and by the people only works if the people work it.  Signing a petition is a dramatic far cry from the long marches and bloody battles our ancestors had to endure to gain the freedoms we (used to) enjoy.  If you're too lazy to exert such little effort for liberty then you don't deserve it!

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