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    •  getting pot changed to Schedule II; that'd be big (5+ / 0-)

      This is just an old politician, trying to be cool. It happens when media interns look interested in what they're saying.
      The first step that's needed and is of any real consequence in changing perceptions about pot is to change its official status. Its classification has prevented any knowledge of the benefits of the drug and made the only completely naturally grown and un-processed product I know of, reside in a legal status that makes possible felons of those who enjoy and possess any amount whatsoever.
      What progressives really need however is to take back the house. I don't think the collective consciousness of the country has any idea of the gerrymandering that's gone on or the consequences that lie ahead if we can't get a handle on the House. They go hand in hand, however if we can generate a progressive swell of enlightenment, who knows. The Michigan T-bags are providing as good an example of exactly what is wrong with legislation by ideologues. The mission as I see it isn't to fight them, its to illuminate their intentions, methods and leaders. In so doing show the moderates that there is more reason on our side, and more reason to vote progressive.

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