Bob Barr Flip-Flops on Pot
Well thank the Gods for that. Despite the snarky title this is pretty positive piece. Former prohibitionist Bob Barr, who as a Georgia congressman authored a successful amendment that blocked D.C. from implementing a medical marijuana initiative, has switched sides and become a lobbyist for the Marijuana Policy Project. He says since 9/11 he's had a change of heart and thinks the government is meddling in our lives too much and in a moment of supreme irony will be lobbying for the same medar measure he helped defeat in DC. He's also going after the lame and expensive ONDCP anti-drug ads.
On a hopeful note, he remarks that "[a] lot of conservatives have expressed great concern over the taxpayer money that is being wasted on this poorly run advertising campaign.”
As Radley so succinctly puts it, "Welcome aboard Bob."