Jimmy Kimmel Confronts President Obama Over Marijuana Legalization

  • by Russ Belville, NORML Outreach Coordinator April 29, 2012
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    “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.

    Raise your hands 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.

    185 Responses to “Jimmy Kimmel Confronts President Obama Over Marijuana Legalization”

    1. meho says:

      And gay will never be allowed to marry either. Remember that? See what presidents do when they find themselve in hotwater? They through us a bone. Sad thing is what are they going to do when they run out of bones and permission slips???

    2. piff master says:

      Its time for the world to WAKE UP and LEGALIZE. I am now a convicted felon for possession and intent to distribute, I only had one fucking plant I had no plans of selling anything.
      I was sentenced to 6 month’s imprisonment 250 hours community service and a 2,000 dollar fine im fed up with the idiotcrasy they call the justice system

    3. cathy rowe says:

      Ever hear if the snow ball effect? Legalization is closer than u think. Thank u Colorado & Washington state.

    4. Cameron Stephen Everett says:

      Pot…there are so many haters..here is the way I see it, if pot was legalized could you guys imagine tax rates it would be off the roof legalizing weed is not onley good for our benefits but aswell as the governments if our country wanted out of depth they would have legalized years ago we would be better of..it has been proven to be worse then cigs or booze don’t believe me google it..my favorite quote for you assholes who decline my option ” weed is a plant that grows in the ground if god didn’t want it it wouldn’t be around so all you tuckered that don’t get high shut the fuck up and give it a try..no one has the right to judge with out trying it!!!

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