Sunday, March 29, 2009

Up In Smoke

What's up with medical marijuana advocates claiming that President Obama is laughing at them? Here's an example, from the Huffingglue Post:

Today, in the historic first online town hall, President Obama fielded questions from nearly a hundred thousand people online. One of the most popular questions, and indeed, one of the most popular questions in any forum that lets people vote on what matters to them, was about whether legalizing marijuana would help improve the economy and job creation.

Chuckling, the President said: "I don't know what this says about the online audience, but [laughing] this was a fairly popular question, we want to make sure it was answered. The answer is no, I don't think that is a good strategy to grow our economy."


Pot saved my life. It's a miracle drug, even the crappy non-organic kind made in a lab.

The President will be asked this question again, and maybe next time he won't laugh at us.

And here's some similar dumbassery from Libertarian Fonzie, who can't blame his ignorance on a near-death experience.

I support the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes (subsidized, if necessary) and the decriminalization of marijuana use. I support legalization of marijuana to the extent that I care at all. Obama wasn't ridiculing medical marijuana use which, according to his characterization of the submissions, wasn't even the question asked. I may be giving Obama too much credit, but I suspect he was goofing on glibertarians who think the world revolves around their right to smoke their inheritances.

If the Obama Administration does reconsider federal drug policy, and it should, it won't be due to the outrage of libertarian wankers prancing about the internet in their hemp-fiber posing pouches.

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