This is Moses to the Pharoah, and I say amen.
A transcript excerpt:
Do we believe, even for a second, that if Obama had been busted for marijuana — under the laws that he condones — would his life have been better? If Obama had been caught with the marijuana that he says he uses, and ‘maybe a little blow’… 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 goddamn joke. People who smoke marijuana must be set free. It is insane to lock people up.
Not a goddamn joke. Like gay marriage, the president needs to get out in front of this before the election this year, punting marijuana drug enforcement to the states (so that progressive states like California can simply legalize marijuana and be done with this puritanical and intrusive nanny-statism).
Like with gay marriage, if Obama acts on this before he’s booted from office (I think he will be, unfortunately), something historical and good will have been accomplished.
I wish he’d do the same with psychedelics, by the way. But that’s an imagination liberation and civil liberties battle for a decade or two from now.