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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 04:39 PM

41. Do you realize how many times the marijuana legalization question...

..has been number one or close to it?

And just been either ignored or scoffed at with a cynical answer? NORMLs website lists them.

http://blog.norml.org/2012/01/24/president-obamas-youtube-forum-deems-marijuana-legalization-questions-inappropriate/

This year's YouTube AMA forum had a submission by NORML which was one of the most popularly supported questions:
“With over 850,000 Americans arrested in 2010, for marijuana charges alone, and tens of billions of tax dollars being spent locking up non-violent marijuana users, isn’t it time we regulate and tax marijuana?”.

This question, no matter how many people want to hear an answer on,...was deemed "inappropriate".

Whether the President personally thinks the topic doesn't have merit, or probably more accurately his handlers don't think the anti-drug crowd backlash would be worth it politically, he should still answer a question respectfully and seriously. Its repercussions on peoples lives and as well the economy as a whole and federal $ spent on the War on Marijuana hardly deems it an inappropriate question.

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