Drug legalization absorbs top 200 questions in YouTube’s ‘Ask Obama’ Q&A
In fact, every single question in the top 200, save for two, touched on the drug war, from angles like prison reform, reducing the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) budget, helping farmers by legalizing industrial hemp or simply allowing American adults the freedom to put whatever they want in their bodies.
One of the top questions even asked why Obama treated the 2009 change.org query on marijuana as a joke.
Needless to say, unlike his last community Q&A, it will be incredibly difficult for President Obama to ignore or laugh off such questions this time around.
“We’d really love for the president to simply acknowledge that this is a serious issue worth debating and not embarrass himself again by trying to turn the failed drug war - which kills thousands of people a year - into some kind of Cheech and Chong joke,” LEAP spokesman Tom Angell told Raw Story.
Talk about ignoring the will of the people.