Category: Ask Obama

President Obama’s 4/20 Facebook Forum avoiding marijuana legalization question

Once more President Obama wades into the online breach with yet another Facebook Town Hall to solicit questions on policy from the public.  The event takes place on April 20th, a.k.a. 4/20, the unofficial national cannabis holiday, without any sense of irony that these forums have been dominated by marijuana legalization questions every time the […]

President Obama’s Response To YouTube Drug War Questions

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.  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.  The […]

Mainstream Media Finally Recognizing That Americans Want Marijuana Law Reform

[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 […]

“Ask Obama” Top 100 Questions About Ending Drug War, Legalizing Marijuana

Dear President Obama,
Once again you have asked us about changing American policy and the direction this country should take.  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 […]