_m07niw4otU1qjczh3o1_r1_400.gif (303×333) ‘It’s Not A God Damn Joke!’: Penn Jillette Destroys ‘Beyond Hypocritical’ Obama Over Marijuana Laws. Humorist, Libertarian commentator, and “the one who talks,” Penn Jillette, launched into an epic rant about what he saw as President Obama and his administration’s hypocritical views on marijuana laws in the country.
I’m sorry, not hypocritical. Beyond hypocritical. Speaking on his podcast Penn’s Sunday School the other day, Jillette pointed out how ridiculous it is that medical marijuana is completely legal in California but that you can still get busted by federal police. Cannabis: Legal high. 'Will anything sensible be done?' asked Gore Vidal about the drug war, 40 years ago. So far, there's no sign. Sir Paul McCartney smoked cannabis for half a century Last week Tom Chivers posted a blog in which he observed that Portugal has recorded a fifty per cent drop in “problem drug users”, since they decriminalised all drugs.
Will our government take note and act accordingly? Don’t be silly. In 1970 – half a lifetime ago – Gore Vidal wrote in The New York Times: “It is possible to stop most drug addiction in the United States within a very short time. Simply make all drugs available and sell them at cost. Ex-guv thinks Regulate act could bring down global pot prohibition. When backers of the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act turned in 12,000-plus signatures Friday to cure a 2,407 signature shortfall toward qualifying for the November ballot, a special guest was on hand: Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico.
Johnson thinks the Regulate measure could be the beginning of the end of pot prohibition in the U.S. and across the planet. Johnson was elected governor as a Republican, but "I've quit the party," he says. Facebook. 8 States May Legalize Marijuana This Year – Did Yours Make the List? By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director February 9, 2012 2012 has only just begun and it is already shaping up to be one of the most exciting and active years for marijuana law reform in some time.
More than a dozen state legislatures are currently considering reform measures in some respect and 8 states are attempting to put legalization initiatives before voters this November.Many of these efforts are still in the signature gathering stage. Check out the list below to see if you might be able to vote ‘Yes’ on marijuana legalization in your state this year and how you can get involved to make that a reality.
ADHD: Medicinal Marijuana Breakthrough. Big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/letter.pdf. We the People: Your Voice in Our Government. Does Marijuana Make You Stupid? | Wired Science Marijuana is currently regulated by the United States government as a Schedule I drug, placing it in the same category as heroin, MDMA and LSD.
This is largely due to the first condition of Schedule I drugs, which is that the substance “has a high potential for abuse.” The language in that clause is deliberately vague. Does abuse equal addiction? Probably not, since marijuana is not addictive like other Schedule I drugs. Rats don’t self-administer the compound in a lab, it’s virtually impossible to fatally overdose on the drug, and the physiological effects of marijuana withdrawal, if they occur, are far milder than those experienced by chronic amphetamine, alcohol, nicotine or opiate users.
Ron Paul And Barney Frank To Introduce Bill To Fully Legalize Marijuana. Submit a Story Ron Paul And Barney Frank To Introduce Bill To Fully Legalize Marijuana June 22, 2011 | Filed under: Liberaland | Posted by: Alan Repost This Article States would be able to “legalize, regulate, tax, and control marijuana without federal interference”
Obama Administration Overrides 2009 Ogden Memo, Declares Open Season on Pot Shops in States Where Medical Marijuana Is Legal. The Department of Justice sent out a memo Wednesday instructing the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration and leading officials in the U.S.
Attorneys Office to treat medical marijuana shops as top priorities for prosecutors and drug investigators. "Persons who are in the business of cultivating, selling or distributing marijuana, and those who knowingly facilitate such activities, are in violation of the Controlled Substances Act, regardless of state law," the memo reads.