Thursday, March 05, 2009

KCRW's To the Point on ending the war on drugs

Santa Monica Community College's outstanding NPR affiliate, KCRW-FM, hosts Warren Olney's To the Point.
Recently he had
California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano,
the sponsor of AB 390, "the Marijuana Control, Regulation and Education Act;"
Jack Cole, Executive Director of LEAP,
and Mr. Robert "Bobby" Charles, former assistant secretary of state for international narcotics affairs,
as well as the Yonkers, NY police Commissioner.

Mr. Charles's presentation was shocking for the brazenness of his misstatements of fact. He defrauded the producers and listeners of the show. His lightning-fast lies perfectly illustrated the old expression, "A lie can travel half-way around the world before the truth can put on its pants." I tried to "put on those pants" on a number of points on the comment section of that show's website. You can hear the entire broadcast there.

By the way, Dale Gieringer wrote an excellent analysis of the economic impact of a marijuana legalization regime for California. It preceded the introduction of AB 390.

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