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  •  I seem to recall hearing that Bill Clinton support (2+ / 0-)
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    xynz, reflectionsv37

    the idea of legalizing marijuana ... AFTER he left office.

    OK, it was in an interview with Rolling Stone while he was still in office but after the 2000 election. He came out for decriminalization. Here is how NORML's director responded:

    "President Clinton's incredibly belated support for decriminalizing marijuana is a bittersweet moment for marijuana law reform supporters," said Allen St. Pierre, NORML Foundation Executive Director. "On one hand, no less than the president of the United States supports NORML's long-held tenet that responsible adult marijuana smokers shouldn't be arrested. On the other hand, during Clinton's eight-year term in office, we witnessed the largest number of marijuana arrests in our history -- over 4,175,357 Americans were arrested on marijuana charges between 1992-99. NORML hopes that President Clinton, like former President Jimmy Carter, will commit his post-presidency to fighting for great social justice causes -- such as ending the war on marijuana smokers."
    St. Pierre continued, "I wonder if Clinton's wife, Senator-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), agrees with her husband's newly stated position on marijuana?"

    Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

    by kbman on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 10:49:28 AM PDT

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