If Pot Ran for President

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Half of America now supports legalizing pot. That number exceeds the approval ratings of President Obama, the Congress, the Supreme Court, and every GOP candidate running for president.

Legalization is also at the top of the White House’s “We the People” petition site, and it isn’t even close. Next time Obama laughs off the question—and he will—I’d love to hear a White House reporter ask him if he’s aware that a higher percentage of Americans now support legalizing marijuana than think he’s doing a good job as president.


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64 Responses to “If Pot Ran for President”

  1. #1 |  William E Kruse, Esq. | 

    @ #33-

    An even more fair and easy to follow rule is one where the only punishment is for actually causing harm while driving impaired. Considering the fairly certain assumption that millions of miles are driven impaired without causing injury, and the consequenses to one’s record are so severe post DUI arrest, shouldn’t there actually be a “harm” before we as a society invoke such harsh punishment?

    On a side note, the book “superfreakenomics” has a great statistical data analysis showing just how low the chances of causing harm while driving intoxicated are in terms of mile driven drunk. The authors also come to the conclusion that you are safer driving home drunk than walking home drunk vased on analysis of injuries and deaths per mile driven drunk vice walking drunk. Very interesting.

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  8. #8 |  civil disobedience | 

    mother nature (marijuana) is always legal, as it always has been and always will be. don’t let stupid man-made laws distract you.

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  11. #11 |  markm | 

    “#26 | Curt | October 18th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I’m all for legalizing… I just have one practical concern. I don’t want people driving or working (at certain jobs) while stoned. Unfortunately, I’m not aware of a way to quantitatively prove that someone is stoned. Tests for pot just show whether someone has been stoned in the last month or so.”

    Anyone with a degree in organic chemistry could create a quantitative test for THC in a blood sample in under a week. (AFAIK, it would have to be a blood sample, but they take those for alcohol often enough.) The only reason we don’t have such a test pre-packaged and in common use is that it’s not what the people who order the tests want – a test for THC intoxication now would catch far fewer people than the tests for metabolic residues that linger for weeks.

    As for tests for impairment, there are two problems. One is that it’s not easy to test for. The bigger problem is that a law against driving while “impaired” according to any test is going to be a law against driving home from an overly long work shift. That won’t fly politically – especially once it becomes known that senior cops, who frequently stack up huge amounts of overtime in their last years on the force because it bumps up their pensions, would often fail the test.

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