On Thursday, President Obama shared his “current thoughts” on marijuana legalization with YouTube personality Hank Green.
“We’ve treated this exclusively as a criminal problem. I think that it’s been counterproductive, and it’s been devastating in a lot of minority communities. It presents the possibility at least of unequal application of the law, and that has to be changed.”
Countless times between 2008 and the present day, President Obama has straight up ignored, scoffed at and ridiculed questions of marijuana legalization. Obama also broke promises he made of ending Federal raids on dispensaries in States where medicinal marijuana was legal. However it seems now that popular opinion has changed so has Barry’s tune. Real fucking pussy of you, Mr. President.
America has the highest incarceration rate in the fucking world. More than a quarter of those kidnapped and thrown in “rape cages” are in there for non-violent drug crimes. The Drug War has been a expensive 40 year failure that has produced countless innocent casualties. Prohibition inflates drug prices and creates a violent black market. Drug prohibition has ruined more lives than drugs themselves. Choosing prohibition over legalization is essentially choosing Al Capone over Jack Daniels.
Obama apologists will defend him and say things like “You’ve never changed your mind?” or “You can learn a lot in 7 years…” The best reply I can think of to these remarks is probably this sweet ass quote…
“I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” -Barack Obama