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  •  Don't worry, President Obama is on this..... (7+ / 0-)

    ....the Obama Administration had a chance to significantly roll back one of the very worst aspects of the drug war. They didn't need 60 votes in the Senate. They didn't need a majority from the House. They had all the power they needed, to unilaterally remove one of the cornerstones of the War on (Some) Drugs.  They had a golden opportunity to take Marijuana off the DEA schedule 1, where it is equated with Heroin and Methamphetamine.

    But of course, while we were all HOPING that he was serious about his message of CHANGE, the President (once AGAIN) chose the Status Quo. In a move that has (unfortunately) become completely unsurprising, the Obama Administration put politics ahead of science and kept Marijuana on the DEA schedule 1.

    I don't think we should expect anything better from a President Hillary Clinton, because President Obama's attitude towards the War on (Some) Drugs is essentially the same as President Bill Clinton's and all the other "Third Way", DLC type of "New" Democrats (ie: 1970s Republicans)

    In the Fox News Christian Nation, public schools won't teach sex education and evolution; instead they'll have an NRA sponsored Shots for Tots: Gunz in Schoolz program.

    by xynz on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 09:45:57 AM PDT

    •  I seem to recall hearing that Bill Clinton support (2+ / 0-)
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      the idea of legalizing marijuana ... AFTER he left office.

      OK, it was in an interview with Rolling Stone while he was still in office but after the 2000 election. He came out for decriminalization. Here is how NORML's director responded:

      "President Clinton's incredibly belated support for decriminalizing marijuana is a bittersweet moment for marijuana law reform supporters," said Allen St. Pierre, NORML Foundation Executive Director. "On one hand, no less than the president of the United States supports NORML's long-held tenet that responsible adult marijuana smokers shouldn't be arrested. On the other hand, during Clinton's eight-year term in office, we witnessed the largest number of marijuana arrests in our history -- over 4,175,357 Americans were arrested on marijuana charges between 1992-99. NORML hopes that President Clinton, like former President Jimmy Carter, will commit his post-presidency to fighting for great social justice causes -- such as ending the war on marijuana smokers."
      St. Pierre continued, "I wonder if Clinton's wife, Senator-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), agrees with her husband's newly stated position on marijuana?"

      Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

      by kbman on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 10:49:28 AM PDT

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    •  Methamphetamine is actually schedule 2 (0+ / 0-)

      It goes under the brand name Desoxyn, and is prescribed for ADHA, bulimia, and other extreme conditions.

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