Bil Browning

The Gays vs Pot Smokers

Filed By Bil Browning | November 27, 2011 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: marijuana, Matt Welch, Nick Gillespie, pot reform, pot smokers, Seattle Hemp Fest

"The government estimates about 23 million people use [marijuana] monthly, willing to live illegally rather than obey unjust laws. By becoming increasingly visible and outspoken, marijuana activists have pushed repeal much further than the most baked reformer would have thought possible in 1991. And they've done so largely by avoiding politicians and the two-party system, taking their message directly to voters. Along the way, they have provided a blueprint for any bloc of citizens who understand, at some deep and personal level, that the two major parties in this country are worse than useless when it comes to many essential questions of freedom."

-- Nick Gillespie & Matt Welch writing about Seattle Hemp Fest. It's a lesson the LGBT community should take to heart. (Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan.)


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