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January 2009



TV guide

Via NORML and D’Alliance “bullet” January 16 on NBC: Dateline. Hour-long profile on the tragic death of Rachel Hoffman. “bullet” January 16 at 10 pm (Eastern) (tentative) on ABC: 20/20. Feature on convicted medical marijuana provider Charlie Lynch. “bullet” January 21 22 at 9 pm (Eastern) on CNBC: Marijuana, Inc: Inside America’s Pot Industry “bullet” […]

Open For Questions round 2 response

This time delivered by incoming Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in a five minute video.
So, the big question — how did they manage to avoid talking about drug policy this time considering all the top-rated questions that were asked on the subject?

Since there were so many popular questions in so many categories, we tried to pull out some of them that had been addressed previously by the President-elect of vice-President-elect in order to focus the video portion on questions that haven’t been as specifically addressed during the Transition.

And then they listed the marijuana question from the first round and the pathetic answer.

‹Will you consider legalizing cannabis/marijuana/hemp so that the government can regulate it, tax it, put age limits on it, and create millions of new jobs and create a multi-billion dollar industry right here in the U.S.?ŠÖDJ C, Chicago, IL
Open for Questions Response, 12/15/08: ‹President-elect Obama is not in favor of the legalization of marijuana.Š

Yep. That’s it.
Hey, at least they let us ask. And other people got to see the questions. And a lot of people got to see the strength of interest.
They can still dodge it for now, but they won’t be able to forever, and I’m betting that they fully realize it.
Now go pester your Representatives!

Open Thread

Lots of stuff going on and some great stuff to read. I usually include the Drug War Chronicle in my Friday Open Threads, but I want to make sure you don’t skip over it this week. The feature article: DEA Rejects Yet Another Rescheduling Petition, But the End Game Lies Far Down the Road is […]