He’s been called a lot of things in his life… a critical thinker — a comedian — a liberal pundit — not to mention an honorary member of the stoner community. Well it looks like Penn Jillette is tired of being relegated to the back of the social bus for his marijuana use. Mr. Jillette fired up a heroic diatribe regarding his views on President Obama’s civil liberties crushing administration and Obama’s two-faced take on marijuana laws in the U.S.
Essentially the Obama administration has been speaking out of both sides of their collective face — Penn went on to point out the lack of continuity between State and Federal marijuana laws. Lashing out at President “O” on his podcast “Sunday School”, Penn bluntly noted how ludicrous our federal government is for going after medical marijuana collectives in states that allow for it and the punitive nature of our outdated legal system.
“Do we believe, even for a second, anybody believe that if Obama had been busted for marijuana, under the laws that he condones, would his life have been better? … If he had been busted under his laws, he would have done hard fucking time. And if he had done time in prison, time in federal prison, time for his ‘weed’ and ‘a little blow,’ he would not be President of the United States of America. He would not have gone to his fancy ass college. He would not have sold books that sold millions and millions of copies and made millions and millions of dollars. He would not have a beautiful, smart wife. He would not have a great job. He would have been in fucking prison, and it’s not a god damn joke! People who smoke marijuana must be set free. It is insane to lock people up.” [source]
This post originally appeared at Marijuana.com and was republished with special permission.