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Federal Judge: Criminalization of Marijuana is “Absurd” (w/Video)

from NORML

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Coordinator

September 7, 2012

Judge Richard Posner serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, he also wants marijuana to be legalized.

During a September 6th speech at Elmhurst College, the federal judge lambasted the war on cannabis. “I don’t think we should have a fraction of the drug laws that we have,” proclaimed Posner to loud applause, “I think it’s really absurd to be criminalizing possession or use or distribution of marijuana.” . . . Read Complete Report

You can view the entirety of his speech below:

Published on Sep 7, 2012 by 

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