Could Pro-Pot Candidate Gary Johnson Be Obama's Ralph Nader?Submitted by Brian Frank on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 20:18
Without Democrats standing up for progressive values and reversing the Obama administration's unpopular anti-medical marijuana policy, a spoiler candidate in a Western state is an increasingly likely outcome. The Democratic Party may not talk much about the impact of the year-long campaign of stepped-up enforcement in medical cannabis states, but patients and their loved ones are very aware of raids, arrests and prosecutions. The Justice Department's crackdown creates local headlines in states across the West every week. These actions are costing Obama votes in crucial swing states.
With the election possibly hanging in the balance, vulnerable Americans look, as they often do, to the progressive wing of the Democratic Party to stand up for what is right. Medical cannabis patients have had great support from liberal Democrats. Nancy Pelosi came out publicly against the cannabis crackdown, and in May, 73 percent of