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Barack Obama on Marijuana Decriminalization (2004)

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Published on Jan 31, 2008

This is a video from 2004 in which Barack Obama expresses his support for marijuana decriminalization.

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qtmmatrix1
alcohol should be considered a class 1 narcotic,It is highly addictive.Kills many innocent people.destroys familys.Pot is far less damaging.
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Mr Pregnant - Atelston Fitzgerald Holder 1st
(THC) Tetrahydrocannabinol is the main psychoactive ingredients in cannabis that induces the psychological effect. When the compound enters the bloodstream it targets the central nervous system, altering the brains neurological function. Although the (THC) property emanates from a natural plant, the potency alters the brains processing system. The (THC) property binds to the naturally produced cannabinoid receptors in the brain, altering how the receptors process information, causing irregular or disruption of the brains natural regulating mechanism. Recently they've discovered ways to harness the DNA structure of THC to create synthetic drugs. A chemically induced imitation of a process that propagates naturally between the harmony of botany and the ecological system. Intriguing indeed. I'm currently writing a paper on Tetrahydrocannabinol psychoactive ingredients vs synthetic-psychoactive stimulants such as amphetamine and methamphetamine in adderall. 
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Taralya McDonough
This'll was said in 2004. He needs to act on legalization federally. He would go down in history as the president for change.
James Williams
The end of marijuana prohibition is near they are getting ready to take marijuna out of that war)
piffdiddyash
A decade ago...
retractedwan
The pursuit of happiness. Prohibition clearly does not work. Tobacco is more dangerous than marijuana yet is lawful. Please legalize. The current drug laws are totally absurd.
Tommy Chong
Decriminalization is what we need in this country <3
Fell Man
Prohibition says "I get to control what you put into your body."  Decriminalization says "I get to control HOW much of it you put into your body."  Both of these are BULLSHIT because the only one who gets to control what goes into MY body is ME so legalize ALL drugs. I'm tired of the people who say "We should ONLY legalize marijuana since it's safe." And I always say "So you only let people put what they want in their bodies when it's safe?" They still don't listen but the point is the war on drugs is crap and should be ended.
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Joe Young
No wonder he never legalized marijuana nationwide. He kept his stance on it as seen in this video!
John Snow
Today, his DEA just voted to keep Marijuana a Schedule I substance. A higher risk above drugs like "Cocaine"
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