Wednesday, October 17, 2012

News We Could Use

Brian, over at his place, makes a shrewd point:
The common thread through both Fast and Furious and an awful lot of gun violence here is the drug war, which of course neither candidate mentioned. One of them is going to have to deal with at least one state legalizing marijuana, possibly as early as next year. It would be good to get a sense of what they are actually going to do about it.
Why yes. Yes it would. More at the link.


W.B. Picklesworth said...

I think Peter Tosh had a couple of words about that.

Gino said...

would have been really nice to hold Obama to his previous words on this issue...

fact is, W was a lot freindlier to pot than Obama is.

i suspect Romney may be as well, for many of the (suspected) same reasonings.

but Obama is not that deep in the fisrt place, to see these other things.

Night Writer said...

I agree with Brian.

Brian said...

Thanks for the link.

What I find kind of infuriating is that given it was a town hall format, you know that multiple questions about the drug war--or at least marijuana legalization--were submitted (because they always are).

It's going to be interesting times in Washington, Oregon, and/or Colorado next year, regardless of who is sitting in the White House.

Anonymous said...

Obama is less pot friendly because Cocaine was historically his drug of choice. Come to think of it, it may have also been W's choice at one time, although he went all Ringo Starr (No No No I don't smoke it no more, I'm tired of waking up on the floor) years before becoming president. I'm rambling, here, Carry on!