This Week in Weed: April 22nd-28th

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director April 27, 2012

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    A week of federal officials with their heads buried in the sand. President Obama clarifies his stance on medical marijuana and the drug czar reiterates the administration’s opposition to industrial hemp.

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    24 Responses to “This Week in Weed: April 22nd-28th”

    1. Anonymous says:

      well, stop the tunnel vision, come on. there is the biggest issue of all at stake, and it is not pot (and i want pot fully legalized). you better start looking at who is going to be appointed by the next president to the supreme court, that is the critical and BIGGEST issue of our times. the pot legalization issue will all come down to the courts, and by that i mean, the supreme court of the united states of america. open your eyes, we need democratic justices, that is how pot will win in the end. please, dont deminish yourself by being a one issue voter, there are way bigger fish to fry. so, romney will eliminate every medical mj despinsary. that leaves Obama, who i will vote for, for reasons stated above. there is at least a small chance with Obama, none with romney. when u go to vote, justices will not be on the ballot, but keep them closest to your mind. peace

    2. Bob says:

      OK folks its time to make a stand.

      The only thing that can get things done is money and votes. Most of us have voting rights, some have money. Email this message to your elected officials and stand firm. Also send to like minded friends and family:

      To the President, Members of the US Congress, State and local elected officials:

      Criminal marijuana prohibition is a failure. Over 20 million Americans have been arrested for marijuana offenses since 1965 with over 800,000 arrests in 2010. The problem is getting worse – not because of the benign plant, but because of the obsolete laws. The time has come to amend criminal prohibition and replace it with a system of legalization, taxation, regulation, and education.

      I can no longer vote for elected officials that support the the current laws. I have decided not to vote for any politician that does not publicly support the removal of all penalties for the private possession and responsible use of marijuana by adults, including cultivation for personal use, and casual nonprofit transfers of small amounts.


      Voting Citizen
      & Member of the Movement

    3. Hailing from Florida! Anywho…

      For the Ron Paul fanatics, I remember when I was talking to a guy that fully supported Ron Paul. He would tell me why I needed to vote for him, using marijuana as one of his central reasons to vote for Ron Paul…

      Eventually, we quit speaking to each other and I began a Milton literature course. During this course, I found out that John Milton is one of the founding fathers of Libertarianism and was hugely optimistic in the natural virtue of man, supporting laws that would (to paraphrase) lift all environmental laws. This, in modern times, would legalize marijuana, but would also leave places, like the Florida Everglades, left wide open for big corporations to pave it over.

      I personally haven’t looked into Libertarianism enough to really know much about it, but that little fact quickly deterred me from voting for Paul.


    4. Alpo says:

      As much as I dont want to vote for this guy I have to, because romney is worse. Whoever comes out and will legalize marijuana, who isnt a rampant homophobe like ron paul, will become president. With that being said, vote for me, I’ll legalize it, gauranteed. A major issue with the cannabis user population is that we tend to be less motivated, and over medicated, if we mobilized, deployed, and were as pro-active as the small NRA fanatical population, weed would already be legalized. The best way to get this done, is to focus on your school work, save up your money, always vote, find out who your local reps are, harass the f out of them, and be so successful you can influence small changes. Legalizing marijauna hurts the pharmaceutical industry, THATS why its being prosecuted. They have powerful lobbyists, and tons of slush funds and they are keep weed out of our hands. The writing is on the walls, its not Dupont anymore, its Pfizer…

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