President Obama responded to the most popular question (or, the eighty most popular questions) on YouTube.com’s “Ask Obama” forum regarding the debate on drug legalization in America. Ã‚Â Despite being the most popular question and gaining four times the support of any other non-drug war question, the YouTube moderator didn’t ask the question until #15. Ã‚Â The […]
It now seems likely that President Obama will be asked to answer the top vote-getter at YouTube (today at 2:30 pm EST)
Here is my prediction of his non-answer (note that I waited to post this until shortly before so he couldn’t steal it!)
Thanks for your question, and for your valuable service to our Nation. I understand […]
[Update! While President Obama’s YouTube remarks may have been predictable, the mainstream media’s focus on the popularity of marijuana law reform has been nothing short of extraordinary — as noted by the growing number of mainstream outlets (CBS, Fox, USA Today, etc.) that have devoted ink to the story. Via today’s YouTube forum, the public […]
Over at the Drug Czar’s “blog,” the ONDCP has their own additional take on the State of the Union address.
Drug use affects millions of Americans and their families. Drug use and its consequences strain our economy, our healthcare and criminal justice systems, and harm the well-being of young people, service members and our NationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s veterans. […]
Dear President Obama,
Once again you have asked us about changing American policy and the direction this country should take. Ã‚Â Your “Ask Obama” forum sponsored by YouTube promises to take questions from the American people on the issues they find most important in terms of national policy.
When you did this in 2010 you heard from us […]
From an interview with the Texas Tribune
TT: You said in El Paso recently that decriminalization, or legalization of some illegal drugs is not an option, that is off the table. Why?
Kerlikowske: Well, one the administrationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s stance is opposing legalization. When the president was a candidate, he opposed legalization. We donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see any evidence that legalizing drugs […]