Why do you support the legalization of marijuana

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Thursday, 26 March 2009

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So Obama has once again stated he is does not support legalization of marijuana. Now Obama's administration has already made great strides to making the drug laws more fair. But typical of politicians he does not have the stomach to follow through.

Ok so he's not raiding medical dispensaries anymore, bravo I really mean that, but he still seems unwilling to entertain the idea that legalizing marijuana just might help with the economic troubles of the USofA.

In his much anticipated online townhall meeting Obama addressed the very popular question of if marijuana legalization would boost employment and thus spur on the struggling economy. “There was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy and job creation, and I don’t know what this says about the online audience ,” sure it drew laughs, but it didn't address the issue. Oh and I do know he followed it up with a firm and clear no, but the fact is the issue wasn't actually addressed. He never bothered to state why he believed it wouldn't help, or how it could hurt the country to legalize.

Obama has demonstrated some sympathy to the legalization movement, however that sympathy amounts to almost nothing. Ok, so I am Canadian, not American, and my vote doesn't count, that being said I'd love to the the US legalize marijuana, because if they did Canada would have zero reason to keep it illegal.

2 comments:

  1. Great post. We still have a lot of obstacles to overcome on the path to legalization.

    Check out my piece on the Huffington Post, “Operation Buzzkill: Random Drug Testing for the Unemployed” at:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/warren-holstein/operation-buzzkill-random_b_179960.html

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  2. Thanks for that link, may just have to blog on that issue myself as well.

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