Washington D.C. Attorney General Expresses Support for Legalizing All Drugs

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Washington D.C. Attorney General Expresses Support for Legalizing All Drugs


Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine.

Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, in a Friday interview on the Washington Journal, expressed support for putting an end to the war on drugs by legalizing illegal substances, not just cannabis.

During a segment on synthetic cannabinoids, a caller stated that drug prohibition is a civil liberties issue, and “when people want to consume substances that alter their state of consciousness they should be allowed to. Now, if you didn’t have such a crackdown on drugs like marijuana, cocaine and heroin, there wouldn’t even be a market for synthetic drugs.”

Racine responded by saying that he respects the caller’s perspective, and that in many ways he agrees.

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“Namely, that law enforcement and overcriminalization of drug laws can cause more harm to society than benefit”, Racine said. “With respect to legalization of other substances, including marijuana, I think that the caller makes an excellent point.”

Host Peter Slen then asked Racine directly; “Just to be real clear, do you think that the cocaines and the heroins, et cetera, all the other drugs that we’re pretty familiar with, should they be legalized as well, in the same manner [as marijuana]? Would it help law enforcement?”

Racine responded by saying; “To be real clear I think that the 21st century policing is such that smart prosecution means less of an emphasis on criminalizing conduct, more of an emphasis on mental health and substance abuse. With respect to marijuana, you know, my position is very clear. I think it should be legal and I think that the District of Columbia, like the State of Colorado should be able to regulate it.”

The full interview can be found here.



  • Sean
    August 26, 2015

    Wow, a public official with a brain!

  • R. McKinley
    October 3, 2015

    The cry, plea, chant, demand and, resultant success, albeit extremely limited, “Legalize Marijuana/Cannabis/Hemp/Pot” is Not the Answer!
    Criminal marijuana prohibition is a failure. De-criminalizing cannabis is a small step in the right direction and should be totally, 100% de-criminalized with all previous records of former offenses expunged from public record, and all detainees released from prison.
    ‘Legalizing’ a plant of the genus cannabis and any or all its ‘sibling’ species, is essentially releasing a naturally occurring plant from high security prison, and remanding it to ‘house arrest’, where the control over its use and productivity remains in the hands that initially put it in ‘solitary confinement’ in 1937.
    The real reason hemp is denied to us is a matter of greed, and racism. The super rich have conspired to spread misinformation about an extremely versatile plant that, if used properly, would ruin their companies.

    Prior to 1937 cannabis has a long history (back before Egyptian times) of being an unlimited benefit to any and all that use it for a myriad of applications.
    Those wishing more understanding See: http://www.cannabissearch.com/history/ http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.timeline.php?timelineID=000026 http://www.hempbasics.com/shop/hemp-information http://www.informationdistillery.com/hemp.htm
    And many, many others. Please do your own research.
    Recent headline: “Republican Presidential Candidates Engage In A Serious Discussion About Marijuana Policy — It’s A Start”

    Liberals have long been advocates of ‘Legalizing’ cannabis….

    … it is not a political issue even though the corrupt, ‘paid-for’ talking heads in government representing mega-corporations’ private interests to control the revenue potential of a natural plant, like oregano, cotton, sugar cane, tomatoes, peaches, or any other fruit, vegetable, or herb, attempt unceasingly to make it so; it really should only be a personal issue in a ‘FREE cannabis’ society.

    Cannabis use is a simple personal choice to use or not to use. This choice belongs to no one except the individual man or woman; not any government agent, politician, law-maker, nor agency has the right to make that choice for anyone else. Do not be deceived into believing government is going to do anything that will allow us any complete freedom of decision-making regarding our own health. We, the People, must tell them we have that freedom inherently provided by our Creator.

    There are hundreds of research papers from universities and government agencies that have already provided evidence that cannabis has successful results in treating many medical conditions. There are also hundreds of personal testimonies available by People who have been told by their conventional medical providers “… there’s nothing more we can do for you”, then consequently have sought out alternative medical treatment and reversed and even cured ‘stage-4’ conditions.

    The one I saw first while doing my own research was “The Rick Simpson Story”, and then others followed. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=179&v=hmYNLNF7NBw

    This is my cry, plea, chant, demand: “FREE cannabis” from its kidnappers and prosecute those that have promulgated and prolonged the completely unnecessary suffering and death of 100’s of thousands of us, We the common People, whom have had the most comprehensive medication for most, if not all, major ailments and diseases known to man denied to us through an intentional scheme by the union of government, mega-pharmaceutical corporations, and the conventional medical cartel (AMA).

    Stand up, scream “FREE cannabis”, spread the word pro-actively, and maybe we can save our neighbors, friends, family members, and ourselves from the greed of the elite-minded; and at the same time stop them from robbing us blind and preventing those without adequate finances from getting true and effective medical treatment through “FREE cannabis”. NOT ‘legalized’ cannabis – that even sounds weak and deceptive.

    Blessings and Enlightenment to ALL!

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