Marijuana Legalization Inspires Addiction Educator To Run

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TYT’s Cenk Uygur spoke with Peter DeBenedittis, a progressive candidate running for Governor of New Mexico. To support Peter: Donate:


  1. Peter also advocates for making New Mexico a "Sanctuary State", so that illegal immigrants can come work for wealthy anglos without fear of apprehension and deportation. Peter D's looking out for "his people", haha. Of course, working-class citizens need to "check their privilege", so that more of these "undocumented" can compete for their jobs. Sorry, losers.

    “…marijuana [in its natural form] is one of the safest, therapeutically active substances known to man.”
    –Francis Young (DEA’s own Judge)

    "Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could."
    “The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help and suckering well intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents.”
    – William F. Buckley Jr. (American conservative author and commentator)

    “You bet I did -— and I enjoyed it.” ….when asked if he had ever smoked marijuana.
    – Michael Bloomberg (New York City Mayor)

    "Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private for personal use…”
    – Jimmy Carter (U.S.President)

    “Congress should definitely consider decriminalizing possession of marijuana… We should concentrate on prosecuting the rapists and burglars who are a menace to society.”
    -Dan Quayle (U.S. Representative & Vice President)

    "The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world."
    – Dr. Carl Sagan (American Cosmologist, Astrobilologist, author & science communicator)

    Studies have consistently failed to establish the existence of a link between the harshness of a country’s drug laws and its levels of drug use."
    -Kofi Annan (U.N. Secretary General)

    "Pot is a better drug than alcohol. I'll prove it to you. You're at a ball game or a concert, and someone's really violent and aggressive and obnoxious, are they drunk or are they smoking pot?"
    “Why is pot against the law? It wouldn't be because anyone can grow it, and therefore you can't make a profit off it, would it?”
    “…It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit … unnatural?”
    -Bill Hicks (Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-Up Comedian)

    – – My Personal Favorite – –

    "If the words "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on."
    – Terence McKenna (American ethnobotanist, author, advocate for responsible use of natural psychedelic plants)

  3. It's about time the constitution says what it says . And says we the people on that we the corporations not we the core paraded pharmaceutical drugs that are getting rich off of Narcan and tie overdose injection the eagles . So is actually there saying the take is a legal drug but we have to give us so you won't die, and marijuana doesn't kill , but there's nothing but crony capitalism in America and that's what's hurting America is what makes a car tax dollars and spent the way they want to and said of the best interest for the people. And crony capitalism helps politicians to get campaign donation money for big corporations so we pay them our taxes and the turnaround and give money to big corporations to make sure they get their campaign donations back. That's withdrawn America and it's time for the American people to take Uncle Sam to balls and tell him to bow down to us because he's not representing us because he's an idiot like Donald trump . We the people in Spokane because we're way more intelligent are damn government is andthey don't represent us because they're not intelligent life of us .

  4. this is the kind of radical change we need in our state and local government. Washington will be bogged down in corruption for years yet and will not move fast enough for our changing world. get out and vote for candidates like Peter DeBenedittis!

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