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February 1, 2010

Will President Obama take pot legalization question seriously in YouTube interview?

As detailed in this blog post at CitizenTube, President Obama is doing a YouTube interview this afternoon:

Today at 1:45 pm EST, President Obama will participate in a unique interview at the White House in which you get to ask the questions -- and have a say in which questions will be asked.  For the past five days, since the President's State of the Union speech, people across the country have been submitting and voting on video and text questions in our Moderator platform on CitizenTube.  Looking at your votes, we've scoured through the top tier of the over 11,000 questions -- and we'll bring as many as we can to the President today. The event will be live-streamed on CitizenTube (youtube.com/citizentube).

I heard a report that questions about the legalization and taxing of marijuana again were very popular among the citizen-suggested questions.  Especially on a day in which President Obama has put forward a $3.8 trillion budget that call for tax increases and many program cuts (including NASA's moon program), I hope the President might finally take seriously the idea that we may no longer be able to afford spending taxpayer resources on pot prohibition. 

At a time of lean budgets, I know  I would rather have my tax dollars spent trying to help Americans reach new heights in space rather than trying to prevent Americans from getting high.

UPDATE:  Refer madness strikes again: despite marijuana legalization questions being the most popular in the voting about what to ask President Obama in his Monday YouTube appearance, the issue was not raised in the event. So much for power to the people.

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He apparently declined to address it- Click Here

Posted by: JC | Feb 1, 2010 4:04:50 PM

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