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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.
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'Will anything sensible be done?' asked Gore Vidal about the drug war, 40 years ago. So far, there's no signSir 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.
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.
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.
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-70819" title="4491584809_88b566dfd9" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2011/08/4491584809_88b566dfd9.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="335" /> 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.”
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