September 5, 2012

What If President Obama Had Called A Real Marijuana User?

September 5, 2012
obama harold and kumar ad

A Response To President Obama’s Recent Harold And Kumar Ad

If you want the President to earn your vote, tweet this:

@barackobama @kalpenn @johnthecho It takes more than lame jokes to earn votes. It takes action. Change the marijuana laws. #EarnMyVote

On September 3, in what President Obama’s press secretary described as an attempt to appeal to “the youth vote”, the Obama campaign released an ad featuring fictional potheads Harold and Kumar. The President asks them for their support and they agree, mindlessly gobbling junk food and chuckling at cartoons. But the Obama administration has waged a war on marijuana users at a faster pace than President Bush, even attacking state-legal medical marijuana at nearly every turn.

This video shows how a call to a real-life marijuana user might have gone.

Featuring Andrew Livingston.

Not suitable for children. Includes graphic footage of Arizona and Missouri police raids for marijuana.

Original commercial can be found at

Armentano, Paul. “Marijuana Arrests Driving America’s So-Called ‘Drug War,’ Latest FBI Data Shows.” National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Blog.…
Balko, Radley. “SWAT Raids, Stun Guns, And Pepper Spray: Why The Government Is Ramping Up The Use Of Force.” The Huffington Post.…
“Criminal Justice Fact Sheet.” NAACP.
Ending the Drug War: A Dream Deferred. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, 2011.
Kain, Erik. “Obama Administration Shatters Campaign Promise, Escalates Crackdown on Medical Marijuana.” Forbes Magazine.…


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