Nov 21, 2008
We're actually going to miss John Walters when he finally leaves his post as drug czar. He and his minions keep making our points for us -- and apparently don't even know they're doing it. Take, for example, this post from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's blog, reproduced here in full:
In Case You Missed It: Leno and O'Reilly on Medical Pot in San Francisco
Our recent post on the large and undocumented number of medical pot clubs in California gained a national audience last night, with Jay Leno referencing the phenomenon during his opening monologue:
“And in a stunning announcement, the Office of the National Drug Control Policy reports that San Francisco now has more medical marijuana dispensaries than it does Starbucks. Well, yeah. That’s because marijuana is a lot cheaper than Starbucks.”
Also, in case you missed it, Bill O'Reilly's program discussed the problem as well. Watch the video here.
Oh dear. After a marijuana arrest every 36 seconds in 2007 -- over 872,000 altogether -- and record marijuana seizures in California this year, they think the idea that marijuana is cheaper than Starbucks coffee is a good talking point for prohibition?