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Obama Shows Hypocrisy With NORML Advertisement


obama cannabisPresident Obama advertises on NORML’s YouTube Channel

Remember when we were told that “legalization isn’t in the president’s vocabulary?”


Remember when Mr. Obama laughed off a suggestion that marijuana legalization could help the economy?

Remember when he emphatically stated he would not pursue a strategy of decriminalization of marijuana?

Yeah, we do, too.

So imagine our surprise at NORML to find an ad for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign nestled in the prime ad spot on our YouTube channel: NORMLtv (http://youtube.com/natlnorml).

What’s the campaign strategy for the marijuana smoker vote, Mr. Obama? Keeping at the head of the DEA one of Mr. Bush’s administrators? Maintaining the Bush-era policy of raiding medical marijuana providers? Escalating numbers of marijuana arrests on your watch?

Or will it just be, “Look, you think I’m bad, imagine what happens if (fill in GOP nominee) wins! I just want to force pot smokers into costly rehab they don’t need on the threat of prison. (Fill in GOP nominee) wants to (fill in terrible threat we’re already experiencing now)!”

You want the absolute guaranteed votes of 90% of the 25 million American adults who use cannabis annually in America?

Convince Congress to pass and then you sign Barney Frank and Ron Paul’s Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act.

It doesn’t cost you anything. Marijuana is still illegal in all fifty states and 99% of all marijuana arrests take place at the state and local level. It just means marijuana is no longer a federal issue; states are free to set up any marijuana regulations they choose. The people in marijuana friendly states will support you more and the ones who hate pot still think you’re a secret Muslim agent from Kenya anyway.

Well, I take that back. Your contributors from Big Pharma might not like you endorsing the competition.


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  1. Charles Queen on

    I for one simply cannot understand his refusal to acccept the fact that he is not going to be re-elected again.He’s managed to turn jsut about everyone against himself.Then he try’s to use NORML as a platform for a re-election game.That takes a lot of nerve.He first say’s his policy is hands off to the federal law enforcement agency’s for states that have legalized medicinal marijuana.Then he turns right around on his so called call in show and shoots it down.Obooboo is a lost cause and he is his own worse enemy for sure.Soon he will be gone though and we can only hope we get a new president that has some common sense bout him or her self and keeps an open mind about legalizing marijuana for either medicinal use and or for adult use nation wide

  2. The president cannot openly be for ANYTHING, much less legalizing marijuana.
    Republicans REJECT THEIR OWN IDEAS in order to spite this president.

    Its almost better if he appears to reject the idea of legalized marijuana.

  3. Don’t most, if not all pollies lie, at some stage in their career. I would like to hear some good news about the end of prohibition, as would every single person who relies on cannabis for pain relief. End prohibition end hunger…

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