Obama’s stoner humor draws hypocrisy charge

September 4, 2012

The Obama team released this comic video advertising “Harold and Kumar” star Kal Penn’s role at the convention:

But pot legalization advocates aren't laughing. They see it as hypocritical for the president to participate in a stoner joke while cracking down on medical marijuana use.

“The fact Obama uses these characters to joke about this issue while on the other hand continuing to arrest people he’s appealing to is really disingenuous,” Morgan Fox, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project, told Talking Points Memo. "As president he conducts more raids on medical marijuana facilities than Bush.”

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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