Jimmy Kimmel Confronts President Obama Over Marijuana Legalization
“Marijuana is something that real people care about.” — Jimmy Kimmel (forward to 21:50 or click here)
Late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel performed at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and took a moment to confront President Obama on his marijuana crackdown.
I do have one real question for you, Mr. President. What’s with the marijuana crackdown? I mean, seriously, what’s the concern, we will deplete the nation’s Funyun supply?
You know, pot smokers vote, too. Sometimes a week after the election, but they vote.
Let’s take a quick poll. I would like everyone in this room to raise your hand if you’ve never smoked pot.
[Very few hands go up.] Heh heh. There you go. Look at Brit Hume – he’s high right now. He’s on his fourth almond macaroon.
Mr. President, I hope you don’t think I’m out of line here, but marijuana is something that real people care about. The fact that you believe Speaker Boehner when he tells you he still has control of his party leads me to believe that you must be smoking some crazy great weed yourself.
Woody Harrelson just woke up.
Thank you, Jimmy Kimmel, for exemplifying how a cannabis consumer can be polite yet direct in calling on the president to explain a policy that is no longer supported by a majority of Americans. Half of this country supports outright legalization of marijuana and three-quarters think marijuana punishments, if any, should be no more than ticketable offenses, not crimes.
April 29, 2012