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Published:June 30th, 2010 21:12 EST
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California NAACP: Legalize Pot Now!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The California NAACP has endorsed a November ballot measure to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana, calling the measure a civil rights issue because blacks have a disproportionate number of arrests for marijuana possession compared with whites.

snoop doggAccompanied by other African American leaders in California, the president of the state NAACP, Alice Huffman, said the current prohibition on marijuana has led to the criminalizing of young people and consequently has hampered the ability of many African Americans to prosper." Read more
Some politicians think they are courageous because they have come out in support of medicinal marijuana, but we need more politicians and civic leaders who are in favor of the recreational use of the magical herb.

Many politicians celebrate a victory at the polls by smoking a joint behind closed doors, why don`t they publicly advocate for the legalization of pot?

It`s unfortunate that anyone (black, white, brown or yellow) is arrested for the non-crime of smoking weed. But it`s an outrage that blacks have a disproportionate number of arrests for marijuana possession.

Californians who love smoking weed and hate racial discrimination should support the ballot measure to legalize adult recreational use of ganja.

If this ballot measure passes I won`t be surprised if there`s at least one or two prominent Californian politicians who will light up a joint in front of the cameras.

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