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Drug Czar Kerlikowske: “Legalization is not in the president’s vocabulary… or mine.” | The NORML Stash Blog

I am the producer of The NORML Network, the host of the NORML SHOW LIVE and The NORML Stash Blog, and NORML's Outreach Coordinator. I'm married, live in Portland, Oregon, and I am a registered medical marijuana caregiver in this state. I've worked days as an IT geek and nights as a professional musician. Previously, I have been the host of my own political talk radio show on satellite radio. I've been the High Times "Freedom Fighter of the Month" and I travel across the country to educate people on marijuana reform. I've dedicated my life to bringing an end to adult marijuana prohibition and re-legalizing cannabis hemp, and I'm honored to be chosen by NORML to give voice to the Marijuana Nation and to speak for those who can't speak up.


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27 responses to “Drug Czar Kerlikowske: “Legalization is not in the president’s vocabulary… or mine.””

  1. Legalization’s Biggest Enemies | Health

    [...] to chastise legalization one day and acknowledge Americans’ interest in reform the next. “Legalization is not in my vocabulary and it’s not in the president’s,” Kerlikowske once said. More recently, he claimed that even medical marijuana “sends a [...]

  2. Old Click » Legalization’s Biggest Enemies

    [...] disapprove legalization one day and acknowledge Americans’ seductiveness in remodel a next. “Legalization is not in my wording and it’s not in a president’s,” Kerlikowske once said. More recently, he claimed that even medical pot “sends a terrible [...]

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    [...] legends "The Who" keep playing in my head when I see this ad? Remember when we were told that “legalization isn’t in the president’s vocabulary?” Remember when Mr. Obama laughed off a suggestion that marijuana legalization could help the [...]

  4. Obama Shows Hypocrisy With NORML Advertisement « Cafe Vale Tudo

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  11. IdahoNORML.org » Obama’s Answer To The Failed Drug War (Transcript)

    [...] issues that are worth exploring and worth a serious debate10. 1) So… legalization is at least in your vocabulary now? 2) Drugs maybe, but cannabis? How is it a “public health problem” when in 15 states, it is [...]

  12. Obama’s Answer To The Failed Drug War (Transcript) | The NORML Stash Blog

    [...] So… legalization is at least in your vocabulary [...]

  13. NeuroGenesis1:29

    This is “transparency in government”?

    No, uhmmm…
    more like…
    translucency
    1.permitting light to pass through
    but diffusing it so that persons,
    objects, etc., on the opposite side
    are not clearly visible:
    Frosted window glass is translucent
    but not transparent.

  14. NeuroGenesis1:29

    Another irony of Prohibition:
    Schedule ONE = The least REGULATED schedule
    of the un-Controlled Substances Act…

  15. winder

    I believe Mr. Kerlikowske means well, but just to keep his job he had to LIE!

    This is “transparency in government”? You can see it left a bad taste in his mouth to deny the existence of a particularly pertinent word in two very intelligent people’s vocabularies.

    This just highlights the need for all of us to buckle down on the local levels, to focus an intense spotlight on the truth about cannabis and its myriad uses and limitless potential.

    Like the one in Berlin, this wall, too—
    will fall.

  16. ray

    Your’re right Moldy…I can see it on his face, that he is not being straight forward…..Gil, get real so you can smile again.

  17. James

    Is “sellout” in your vocabulary? Turn your back on millions of followers, and turn your back on your job. The clocks ticking Obama. What’s it going to be?

  18. Mr.420

    moldy: good point..he did almost seem idk sad and I thought the same thing bout him mentioning Freedom of Speech!

  19. moldy

    This is just a reaffirmation that change will have to take place on the local level (where Gil came from). Too bad Gil couldn’t really say what was in his heart. It showed on his face that he had just lied. I guess you can never believe in or trust someone once they turn into a Federal Government employee.

    It was curious that Gil mentioned free speech at the beginning of his statement. :-|

  20. Jillian

    That’s right Mr.420. The ONDCP is mandated by law to “take such actions as necessary to oppose any attempt to legalize the use of” marijuana.

    Since they can’t truthfully say that it’s harmful enough to warrant the prohibition they have no choice but to lie. If they were to tell the truth they wouldn’t be taking such actions as necessary to blah blah blah..

    http://tr.im/pCUz

  21. Jillian

    But all the time we hear about public opinion is this and public opinion is that… If they don’t monitor sites like this then how do they know what people are thinking? Nobody’s ever asked my opinion!

    Even yesterday’s drug report said “..growing chorus among politicians, the press, and even
    in public opinion saying: drug control is not working.” How do they know? What do they monitor?

    I want to find out so I can hit it all day long!!

  22. Mr.420

    @captain obvious: DUH!! but someone in the ONDCP checks NORML cuz they certainly knew when they post something about them! :bongin:

  23. Mr.420

    @RR: correct me if im wrong but didnt you post something a while back about the drug czar HAVING to lie BY F :bleep: kin LAW about cannabis? if true then unfortunately this is no surprise…

  24. Captain Obvious

    Neither Gil or Obama read this website… I’m just saying.

  25. ray

    They estimate fifteen to twenty million of us….guess what…..we made the difference in Obama getting elected……because we want change….get serious about decriminalization Gil…get real Obama….because we the marijuana people got you both your job for change!

  26. Jillian

    There it is right there!
    Legalize = Regulate

    Prohibit means to NOT regulate. Do you get it Gil do you get it?

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