Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pot-related questions deluge W.H. - John Ward Anderson -

Pot-related questions deluge W.H. - John Ward Anderson -

When the White House put out a call for town hall questions, it might not have been expecting this.

The more than 92,000 people who responded either have Cheech and Chong senses of humor or there is a deep concern in America — undetected by the media — about the decriminalization of marijuana, its possible use for medicinal purposes and its potential as a new source of tax revenue.

Given the opportunity to say what’s really on their minds without going through the filter of the mainstream media, people “buzzed up” a series of questions that seemed to suggest broad interest in legalizing marijuana and taxing it.

Via Andrew Sullivan.

It's odd. As far as I can see there is no "medicinal cannabis" movement in the UK. Perhaps it because, in practice, there are virtually no penalties for possession. Still, unlike in parts of California, people here cannot walk into dispensaries and get "with a prescription" various blends, or ready made brownies.

Or perhaps it's because in the UK, booze is the solution to all problems.

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