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A Great Year For Pot, Freedom, and Ending the Drug War: Q&A with MPP's Rob Kampia

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Published on Dec 15, 2012

"It was a wonderful feeling, being in that celebration with people in Colorado," says Rob Kampia, head of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), of his Election Night 2012 experience.

Thanks in part to the efforts of MPP, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to fully legalize recreational marijuana use and possession.

In a Q&A with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie, Kampia talks about his organization's "religious" devotion to "sticking to the message," relentlessly reminding voters of the fiscal benefits to be reaped by taxing marijuana like alcohol and the shameful waste created by the mass incarceration of non-violent drug offenders.

Kampia also reveals a surprising answer to the question, "What did you do to celebrate the legalization of marijuana?"

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Produced by Anthony L. Fisher. Camera by Josh Swain and Zach Weissmueller.

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