It comes as no surprise that Barack Obama has smoked pot and is open and honest about it unlike others such as ex-president Bill Clinton who said when he was in England, he experimented with Marijuana but did not like it and never inhaled ! .... hehehe ... Obama is sensitive towards decriminalizing the use of medical marijuana and says, "I think the war on drugs has been a failure, and I think we need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws". Obama continued, saying that while he supported decriminalization, he did not support the full legalization of marijuana.
"It appears Senator Obama, alone among the major candidates for the presidency, has the courage to state the obvious: it is time that we stopped treating responsible marijuana smokers like criminals," said NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre. "According to a recent CNN/Time Warner poll, 76% of the American people agree with Senator Obama, as well as the 48 million Americans who smoked marijuana last year."
Obama speaks ... “My attitude is if the science and the doctors suggest that the best palliative care and the way to relieve pain and suffering is medical marijuana then that’s something I’m open to because there’s no difference between that and morphine when it comes to just giving people relief from pain,” Obama said. “But I want to do it under strict guidelines. I want it prescribed in the same way that other painkillers or palliative drugs are prescribed.”
On Reality Sandwich i came across an article written by Michel Anderson on the subject of a hopeful change in drug laws by Obama and Co, also encouraging citizens of the US to flood Obama's Transition Team with letters on the change we wish to see in the current drug policies of America.
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