Marijuana Legalization Question Takes First Place Again in Obama YouTube Forum

This video question about marijuana legalization from Stephen Downing, former Deputy Police Chief in Los Angeles and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, finished first place today in voting for the White House's "Your Interview with the President" contest on YouTube:

 

 
Marijuana policy has consistently topped the charts in these online votes, and it's not the first time a YouTube or change.gov question on legalization has reached the president's desk. Last year Pres. Obama responded by calling the issue "an entirely legitimate topic for debate." What will Obama do with the question this time?
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  An appeal to all

 

 

An appeal to all Prohibitionists:

Most of us know that individuals who use illegal drugs are going to get high, 'no matter what', so why do you not prefer they acquire them in stores that check IDs and pay taxes? Even if we could afford to put Narcs on every single corner, at least half of them would soon become dealers themselves. Gifting the market in narcotics to ruthless criminals, foreign terrorists and corrupt law enforcement officials is seriously compromising our future.  

Why do you wish to continue with a policy that has proven itself to be a poison in the veins of our 'once so proud & free' nation? Even if you cannot bear the thought of people using drugs, there is absolutely nothing you, or any government, can do to stop them. We have spent 40 years and trillions of dollars on this dangerous farce; Prohibition will not suddenly and miraculously start showing different results. Do you actually believe you may personally have something to lose If we were to begin basing our drug policy on science & logic instead of ignorance, hate and lies?  

Maybe you're a police officer, a prison guard or a local politician. Possibly you're scared of losing employment, overtime-pay, the many kick-backs and those regular fat bribes. But what good will any of that do you once our society has followed Mexico over the dystopian abyss of dismembered bodies, vats of acid and marauding thugs carrying gold-plated AK-47s with leopard-skinned gunstocks? 

Kindly allow us to forgo the next level of your sycophantic prohibition-engendered mayhem. 

Prohibition Prevents Regulation : Legalize, Regulate and Tax!

Update

He apparently didn't have any time to answer the top video.  But instead used that time to talk about dancing with the first lady and late night snacks

whatever..,

WE'RE BEING SCREWED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHEN IT COMES TO MARIJUANA PROHIBITION AND THE WAR ON DRUGS.

 

IT IS A RUSE TO DISMANTLE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS AND IT WORSE TODAY BECAUSE OF THE WAR ON TERROR.

This comment is right on the

This comment is right on the money... The Government will never stop Prohibition for exactly the reasons listed above. This has been my position for 30 years and I am glad to see some are finally recognizing The War on Drugs as what it Truly is. Ladies and Gentlemen This is a WAR ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE and not enough realize this to understand what we have lost in the name of the war on drugs and terrorism..

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Jack Goldenberg

Jack Goldenberg had an interesting post on Obama's Facebook forum. Can't remember it exactly but had a good point. Will search for that Facebook post and put it here for you to read it.

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