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This is in reference to that time Ron Paul went off on the absurdity of drug prohibition at a Republican debate in South Carolina and got cheers.
Chris Wallace: “I never thought heroin would get applause here in South Carolina.” 

This is in reference to that time Ron Paul went off on the absurdity of drug prohibition at a Republican debate in South Carolina and got cheers.

Chris Wallace: “I never thought heroin would get applause here in South Carolina.” 

(Source: fareastlibertarianmovement)

rearrangemetilimsane asks:   Concerning the question you received earlier about Ron Paul and DUI's on marijuana...I find it really hilarious when people ask him questions about marijuana since I know that his grandson smokes hella weed. Also, I've definitely cruised blunts with him multiple times. :}

           

For a minute there I thought you were saying that you cruised blunts with Ron Paul.

serris asks:   Who is your blog's picture of, and/or why?

           

Stephen Baldwin. I like to be reminded of that time he went on Larry King Live and debated Ron Paul on marijuana legalization. It’s great. I just watched it again. Thank you.

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Ron Paul, why don’t other candidates talk about drug policy? (by SSDP)

^Florida Atlantic University SSDP

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The Republican Candidates on Marijuana | NORML
MITT ROMNEY: “We’ve got to not only continue our war on drugs from a police standpoint but also to market again to our young people about the perils of drugs.”
RON PAUL: “This war on drugs has been a detriment to personal liberty and it’s been a real abuse of liberty, Our prisons are full with people who have used drugs who should be treated as patients — and they’re non-violent. Someday we’re gonna awake and find out that the prohibition we are following right now with drugs is no more successful, maybe a lot less successful, than the prohibition of alcohol was in the ’20s.”
RICK SANTORUM: “I believe that the drugs which are currently illegal should remain illegal. I am committed to maintaining the federal government’s role in the ‘war on drugs’, which is fought on many fronts by federal agents, local law enforcement, substance abuse counselors, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens.”
NEWT GINGRICH: “I don’t have a comprehensive view. My general belief is that we ought to be much more aggressive about drug policy. And that we should recognize that the Mexican cartels are funded by Americans. In my mind it means having steeper economic penalties and it means having a willingness to do more drug testing.”
RICK PERRY: “The Governor does not support legalizing any drug. The Governor supports federal drug laws where appropriate. And while the Governor is personally opposed to legalizing the use of medical marijuana, if states want to allow doctor prescribed medical marijuana, it seems to him that under the 10th amendment, they have the right to do so.”
JON HUNTSMAN: “Question: would you prosecute growers and sellers of marijuana in states where it has been made legal?
Jon Huntsman: I would let states decide that.”
Click for more of the candidates’ comments on marijuana policy

The Republican Candidates on Marijuana | NORML

MITT ROMNEY: “We’ve got to not only continue our war on drugs from a police standpoint but also to market again to our young people about the perils of drugs.”

RON PAUL: “This war on drugs has been a detriment to personal liberty and it’s been a real abuse of liberty, Our prisons are full with people who have used drugs who should be treated as patients — and they’re non-violent. Someday we’re gonna awake and find out that the prohibition we are following right now with drugs is no more successful, maybe a lot less successful, than the prohibition of alcohol was in the ’20s.”

RICK SANTORUM: “I believe that the drugs which are currently illegal should remain illegal. I am committed to maintaining the federal government’s role in the ‘war on drugs’, which is fought on many fronts by federal agents, local law enforcement, substance abuse counselors, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens.”

NEWT GINGRICH: “I don’t have a comprehensive view. My general belief is that we ought to be much more aggressive about drug policy. And that we should recognize that the Mexican cartels are funded by Americans. In my mind it means having steeper economic penalties and it means having a willingness to do more drug testing.”

RICK PERRY: “The Governor does not support legalizing any drug. The Governor supports federal drug laws where appropriate. And while the Governor is personally opposed to legalizing the use of medical marijuana, if states want to allow doctor prescribed medical marijuana, it seems to him that under the 10th amendment, they have the right to do so.”

JON HUNTSMAN: “Question: would you prosecute growers and sellers of marijuana in states where it has been made legal?

Jon Huntsman: I would let states decide that.”

Click for more of the candidates’ comments on marijuana policy


Ron Paul’s comments on the drug war from Saturday’s NH debate

"I’m the only one up here and the only one in the Democratic Party that understands true racism in this country. It’s in the judicial system. And it has to do with enforcing the drug laws. The percentage of people who use drugs are about the same with blacks and whites, and yet the blacks are arrested way disproportionately. They’re prosecuted, imprisoned, way disproportionately…If we truly want to be concerned about racism, you ought to look at a few of those issues and look at the drug laws which are being so unfairly enforced."

(The Huffington Post via NORML)

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Ron Paul and Joe Rogan on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

"The government can’t protect us from ourselves…It’s a wise thing to [use a seat belt] and it’s a wise thing not to use drugs too…but I want people to make their own minds up."

The Marin Alliance, the longest operating dispensary in California, will close after being targeted by U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag for being in the vicinity of a park. Having the Town of Fairfax pass a resolution in support of the dispensary just wasn’t enough. 
The Marin Alliance is one of hundreds of California dispensaries that have closed since October, when the state’s U.S. attorneys announced that cracking down on the medical cannabis industry ”is a higher priority now.”

The Marin Alliance, the longest operating dispensary in California, will close after being targeted by U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag for being in the vicinity of a park. Having the Town of Fairfax pass a resolution in support of the dispensary just wasn’t enough. 

The Marin Alliance is one of hundreds of California dispensaries that have closed since October, when the state’s U.S. attorneys announced that cracking down on the medical cannabis industry ”is a higher priority now.”

Ron Paul: Eat, drink, smoke whatever you want

Where I think we have fallen down—and this is across the political spectrum—is this idea that it’s your own body. That means, if your spiritual life, which is a serious responsibility, and your intellectual life is a serious responsibility, why is it that…if we assume that you can have free decisions there, why shouldn’t you have free decisions on what you eat, drink, smoke and put into your own body?”

(Washington Examiner via NORML)

Jodie Emery of Cannabis Culture (and Marc Emery’s wife) for Ron Paul

Jodie Emery of Cannabis Culture (and Marc Emery’s wife) for Ron Paul

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Ron Paul Finishes Second In GOP Iowa Straw Poll | The 420 Times

Aug 13, 2011—Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R) has placed second in The Republican Party’s Iowa Straw Poll, held today in Ames, Iowa. Dr. Paul is one of only two candidates in this year’s field who favors marijuana legalization – former New Mexico Gary Johnson being the other.
Ron Paul finished less than 200 votes behind the poll’s winner, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. While the straw poll is non-binding, it is usually an indication of where candidates stand early on in a party’s nomination process. +

In case you missed it:

Ron Paul Finishes Second In GOP Iowa Straw Poll | The 420 Times

Aug 13, 2011—Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R) has placed second in The Republican Party’s Iowa Straw Poll, held today in Ames, Iowa. Dr. Paul is one of only two candidates in this year’s field who favors marijuana legalization – former New Mexico Gary Johnson being the other.

Ron Paul finished less than 200 votes behind the poll’s winner, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. While the straw poll is non-binding, it is usually an indication of where candidates stand early on in a party’s nomination process. +

This is a clip of a crowd in Iowa cheering Ron Paul’s name after the results of the Ames straw poll were announced yesterday (via Mike Cann)

Once A Fringe Candidate, Ron Paul Shaping 2012 Race | NPR

Ron Paul, once seen as a fringe candidate and a nuisance to the establishment, is shaping the 2012 Republican primary by giving voice to the party’s libertarian wing and reflecting frustration with the United States’ international entanglements.

The Texas congressman placed second in a key early test vote Saturday in Ames, coming within 152 votes of winning the first significant balloting of the Republican nominating contest. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota won the nonbinding Iowa straw poll, but Paul’s organizational strength and a retooled focus on social issues set him up to be a serious player in the campaign. +

NORML: We’re Looking for a Few Good Politicians: Tell Your Rep. to Co-Sponsor HR 2306
Click the picture to contact your representative. Tell them to stand with us and support HR 2306 to move toward ending cannabis prohibition.
So far, this bill has twelve co-sponsors:
Barney Frank (D-MA) (primary sponsor)
Ron Paul (R-TX)
Jared Polis (D-CO) 
Steve Cohen (D-TN)
John Conyers (D-MI)
Michael Honda (D-CA)
Barbara Lee (D-CA) 
James McDermott (D-WA) 
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) 
Del. Eleanor Norton (D-DC) 
Charles Rangel (D-NY) 
Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
Fortney Stark (D-CA)
Learn more about HR 2306

NORML: We’re Looking for a Few Good Politicians: Tell Your Rep. to Co-Sponsor HR 2306

Click the picture to contact your representative. Tell them to stand with us and support HR 2306 to move toward ending cannabis prohibition.

So far, this bill has twelve co-sponsors:

  • Barney Frank (D-MA) (primary sponsor)
  • Ron Paul (R-TX)
  • Jared Polis (D-CO) 
  • Steve Cohen (D-TN)
  • John Conyers (D-MI)
  • Michael Honda (D-CA)
  • Barbara Lee (D-CA) 
  • James McDermott (D-WA) 
  • Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) 
  • Del. Eleanor Norton (D-DC) 
  • Charles Rangel (D-NY) 
  • Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
  • Fortney Stark (D-CA)

Learn more about HR 2306