Good Question

Good Question

Abby Zimet

A question advocating marijuana legalization and regulation from a retired LAPD deputy chief of police won twice as many votes as any other video question in the White House's 'Your Interview with the President' online competition this weekend. A member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), Stephen Downing said his 20 years of experience convinced him the country's drug policies are "a complete waste of criminal justice resources."

"What do you say to (the) growing voter constituency that wants more changes to drug policy than you have delivered in your first term?"



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