Marijuana Again Dominates President Obama’s Online Forum

By: Monday January 30, 2012 7:51 am

Once again the issue of marijuana reform has dominated President Obama’s attempt to have the public submit questions for an online question and answer event. This afternoon President Obama will be taking part in a live chat on Google+ called “Your Interview with the President”.  Individuals were encouraged to submit and vote for questions. Not [...]

Senate Likely to Approve Obama’s Pot-Hating, Insubordinate DEA Head Next Week

By: Thursday November 11, 2010 10:07 am

The National Journal reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee will move the nomination on Michelle Leonhart for DEA administrator next week after a seven-month delay. Leonhart, a drug warrior to the core, has served as the temporary head of DEA since she was promoted to that position by George W. Bush in 2007.

In her time at the DEA, Leonhart has organized the campaign against medical marijuana, and ignored the clear directive from Attorney General Eric Holder to stop raiding dispensaries. Despite this flagrant insubordination, President Obama saw fit to nominate Leonhart to serve as the official DEA head earlier this year. And now, it looks like Leonhart will move through the Senate, with few signs that anyone in the Senate will actually fight her nomination, let alone stop it.

YouTube Censors Pro-Prop 19 Video from NORML

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 3:02 pm

More Interweb censorship of Prop 19 and marijuana advocates, this time from YouTube. The preeminent marijuana legalization group NORML released a video last week with musician and comedian Steve Berke that was a brilliant pro-Prop 19 parody of Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” music video titled, “Should Be Legalized.”

NORML says they had more than 100,000 views of the video in just two days – no easy feat. Then, of course, YouTube stepped in and “flagged” the video, requiring users to log in to view it. How can we fight to make something legal, when we’re censored from showing our issue because it’s illegal?

Amazing Parody Video for Legalizing Marijuana

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 2:32 pm

This video is simply brilliant. Watch it and pass it on. Tip o’ the hat to Pete Guither at Drug War Rant.

Reality Check on Rep. Lamar Smith’s Marijuana Lies

By: Friday September 24, 2010 8:45 am

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) is pushing a bill that aims to put yet more people in jail for using marijuana, even hoping to create a crime for “conspiracy to possess” marijuana that could put people in jail for planning to fly to Amsterdam with their friends to smoke pot.

That’s bad enough, and luckily Nancy Pelosi pulled the bill off the House’s fast track. But Lamar Smith continues his war on marijuana, hilariously suggesting on Fox News that Barack Obama is “encouraging the use of marijuana.”

But Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML, took to the pages of The Hill newspaper to give a reality check to Lamar Smith’s lies.

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