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 [...]

The Internet Won’t Let Obama Ignore Marijuana

By: Monday September 26, 2011 10:11 am

Past Presidents and political campaigns found they could often ignore the public’s desire for marijuana policy reform, party because of bipartisan support for the War on Drugs.  But the growth of the internet means that now the issue simply will not go away. Every time the Obama administration gives Americans the ability to use the [...]

Cop’s Drug Policy Question to Obama #1 in YouTube Contest

By: Thursday January 27, 2011 9:23 am

MacKenzie Allen, the retired deputy sheriff and a currently a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), has the #1 question in YouTube’s “Ask Obama” contest, in which President Obama will answer the top-voted questions in a live interview to be broadcast this afternoon from the White House. Allen’s question got twice as many votes as the next-highest voted question.

Marijuana Reform Questions Slated to Dominate Obama’s Online Town Hall

By: Tuesday January 25, 2011 5:16 pm

On Thursday, January 27, President Obama is going to take part in an exclusive YouTube interview. Regular Americans are given a chance to submit their own questions they want the president to answer and vote on which questions they would most like to see the president answer. Currently, the five most popular questions all deal [...]

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?

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