Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:40 PM
Newsjock (11,733 posts)
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson predicts pot will be legal by 2016
Source: Seattle Times
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee for president, predicted Thursday that marijuana will be legal nationwide within the next four years.
Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, said he thinks that pot legalization will be approved by voters in Washington and Colorado this fall, helping to spur other states to follow suit.
... The Obama campaign in particular is hoping Johnson will siphon off votes from Romney, The Associated Press reported earlier this week. According to The AP, the campaign figures Johnson will appeal to Republican voters, in part because he ran for governor of New Mexico as a Republican and sought the GOP presidential nomination before running as a Libertarian.
Johnson dismissed that logic Thursday, pointing to polling indicating he would disproportionately hurt Romney in some states and Obama in others.
Read more: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2018836530_johnson03m.html
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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:03 PM
musiclawyer (2,335 posts)
3. not that soon, but within a generation
The tide will turn when one of the three western states with legalization measuures adopts. I agree with Johnson's picks as to those states that will be successful in Nov.
If the DC cirtcuit concludes that cannabis should be removed from Schedule 1, then it could be much sooner than a generation.
We shall see