In the meantime, the Obama administration is protecting the pharmaceutical providers by allowing their equivalent synthetic product to be classified as a less risky drug. Why is Obama continuing the Bush-era policy of protecting the pharmaceutical cartel?
Ron Paul, acknowledging the "War On Drugs" is a failure says he would decriminalize drug possession, similar to the recent success in Portugal.
In the Bill Maher interview:
"What about when FDR came to office in '33," asked Maher. "One of the first things he did was repeal prohibition. He said we can't afford this anymore. Well, we have prohibition in this country. ... When he was making radical changes he said look, we're serious now. We're going to make serious changes and people like liquor."Ron Paul reminds us:
"I don't like pot," said the congressman. "But I hate the drug war, so I would repeal all of prohibition. But, I wouldn't even bother taxing it. People have the right in a free country to make important decisions on their own lives. If they want to make mistakes, they can. They just can't come crawling to the government to get bailed out or taken care of if they get sick.
"I believe in freedom of choice in all that we do, as long as the individual never hurts anybody else."