President Obama's Half-Brother Busted For Marijuana

While not physically occurring in the United States and seeming a million miles away culturally, the arrest today of President Barack Obama’s half brother George Obama on marijuana possession charges in Kenya is yet another stark reminder to the world (and our new President) of the absurdity of marijuana prohibition.

 

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  1. On Jan. 29, just two days before Obama’s brother got busted, I got busted as I was entering the screening area on my way to the visitor’s center at the Capitol…for carrying a bud the size of my thumbnail in a canister attached to my keychain–by a literal army of capitol hill police. what added to the frustration was the horror of realizing that they do everything by HAND, filling out multiple forms, in pen, only entering the info into a computer at the end of about 4 hours of form-filling. the “crime scene” team took at least 12 pics of the canister. yes, i was handcuffed and transported to a sorry little capitol hill police station that looked like something out of hill street blues. Obama’s team at the White House were dismayed to discover that much of the software on the PCs (!) was 8 to 9 years old microsoft software. talk about homeland security.

  2. Wow look how stoned he is! I hope this sends a clear message to our president that this war on cannabis is an complete failure.

  3. LOL I’m so sorry it’s so wrong but i read this this morning and lomst died laughing. They’ve arrested so many people i know, and caused so much heart-ache for my family (the cops). We can only hope this will stick in Obama’s mind

  4. This kinda News should draw President Obama’s attention because IF he really cares about his family & Relatives…He would Legalize Marijuana =)

  5. While I do not wish for anything bad to come to George Obama, his arrest may very well be a turning point that hastens our President to action on this issue in the United States.

  6. Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general Eric Holder, should have shown everyone barack don’t care who goes to jail for cannabis

  7. Again, a non-violent community activist gets jailed for cannabis. Resisting arrest aside (can’t help but understand his reluctance to be arrested for a simple herb used in his own home) a harmless man that aims to do well for his community and better his own life by educating himself is demonized over an herb.
    I had been one to believe that our efforts to end marijuana prohibition were fruitless and only were resulting in “decriminalization” (which is just as absurd as keeping it prohibited) — but this past year I have seen more and more people willing to ‘take another look’ at this war we are fighting against our own citizens. Engage one person in conversation, debate with them, discuss, prove wrong, or agree to disagree…planting that seed of change is what blossoms and they will question themselves and their acceptance of the repeated propaganda. We can legalize, and we will!
    Yes we can!

  8. Need to move George to the states, the relatives of celebs rarely get busted!
    Remember “Billy Beer”?
    how’s about “Ganjah George”??

  9. As usual, I do not imagine that Obama will make any statement about this issue. Obama and the news seem to be ignoring the issue of Marijuana. I understand that there are perhaps more important issues happening right now like the economy, however, I think that the government could make time for rational marijuana discussion if they wanted to.

  10. the less we talk about it the better, as long as head dude keeps it under the blankets the more secretly legalized it becomes

  11. So why do we have a war on drugs yet there is a DRUG store on every corner? WAKE UP OBAMA!!!
    YOU SMOKED WEED!! YOU LIKED IT!!! YOU STILL SMOKE CANCER STICKS!!
    Call Spike Lee and then DO THE RIGHT THING
    DECRIMINALIZE MOTHER NATURE!

  12. Nothing could be more helpful for boosting the economy than legalizing cannabis! Millions of jobs and billions of dollars would be created in the first year alone!

  13. Obama could care less about his half-brother that he’s met only once. The guy lives in a shanty whilst his brother lives in the White House. Obama has no loyalties to a stranger that is his brother, but yet wants to take care of the rest of the world on your dime. How nice!

  14. Can’t ******* believe it isn’t decriminalized!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why do we put up with the two faced politicians who are chicken **** to speak the truth. Only Ron Paul deserves my respect.

  15. This is an awesome headline. Of course, I bet the talking heads on tv won’t mention it, but DAMN! Could there be a clearer reason for why cannabis prohibition is stupid/retarded/counterproductive?!?111eleventy (sorry had to put some intarwebs lingo in)

  16. # Jeff T Says: on January 31st, 2009 at 1:39 pm “Why is marijuana illegal in kenya, Pressure from the DEA.?”
    Yes. Why do you think we’re eleventy billion in the hole?

  17. The more exposer we get the faster we’ll be able to bring our great medication back into society where it belongs an herb that belongs to the people of the world to use as they see fit-not a drug that causes harm -proven with at least 5,000 years of use throughout the world without one “1” death.

  18. Has anyone asked themselves why he was arrested? Why the police came to his home? In interviews, he didn’t seem to know, and denied having a joint. Frankly, I think it was a set-up, and meant to embarrass the President. In a country like Kenya you just have to slip a few bucks to the police to get them to take the kind of action you want.
    In terms of public perception, who knows what effect it will have, but it certainly points out the absurdity of how prohibition laws which we are pushing on the rest of the worl.

  19. I am sorry to hear that about your brother, I was busted myself and now look at laws and who govern them differently.

  20. This insanity against cannabis is tantamount to fascism and it has to stop. In my rural county, years ago, I remember a deputy shooting and killing a boy (17) ostensibly because he ran away and he had a canabis charge against him. A lifetime of hearing about these things really begin to work on you no matter how hard you’ve tried to bury your head in the sand.

  21. I need to spell “cannabis” correctly since I intend to start using the word a lot in writing to representatives.
    The cannabis issue is going to influence my future voting, as it did this past voting cycle. However, it will be the foremost issue in my voting decisions in the future. Fascism is fascism, no matter how you sell it.

  22. NO PRESIDENT HAS THE POWER TO MAKE ANYTHING LEGAL OR ILLEGAL. THAT POWER IS RESERVED FOR THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH. IF THE COMIC RON PAUL WAS PRESIDENT MARIJUANA WOULD BE JUST AS ILLEGAL AS IT IS UNDER OBAMA. A PRESIDENT CAN 1.USE THE BULLY PULPIT TO SUGGEST THE PRINCIPLE OF HARM REDUCTION (CARTER), 2. USE THE SAME BULLY PULPIT TO LAUNCH A FASCIST CRUSADE (REAGAN) 3. USE THE VETO PEN TO NULLIFY THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE (CLINTONS). I DOUBT OBAMA IS GOING TO EMULATE ANY OF THESE FORMER PRESIDENTS, MY GUESS IS HE WILL IGNORE THE ISSUE (AS HE SAID HE WOULD) UNLIKE CARTERS COURAGOUS STANCE WHICH BY THE WAY DID NOT GO UNPUNISHED. IF CONGRESS DID PASS MEANINGFUL REFORM I DOUBT HE WOULD VETO IT TO GET TO THE RIGHT OF THE REPUBLICANS AS THE CLINTONS DID. HE CERTAINLY COULD NEVER BE AN ENEMY OF FREEDOM TO THE EXTENT REAGAN WAS.
    SO WE’VE SEEN THE GOOD (CARTER) THE BAD, (REAGAN) AND THE UGLY (THE CLINTONS).

  23. Ask Obama, to ask the supreme court, why the US government was granted a patent on “Marijuana”, which has “No accepted medical value”. (With the health-department.)
    http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/6630507.html
    It is obvious that the reality of the laws, are for personal gain, and are not in the best interest of the people. This is a form of monopoly, when no-one else is legally able to gain patents on “Illicit controlled substances”, other than the government. (I am sure bush is linked into that situation, as was regan.)
    Again, ask them why “THC”, is listed as a “Psycho-active ingredient”, yet, the “THC the manufactured DRUG”, does not have any psycho-active listings as a side-effect.
    And don’t forget to ask him… “How do you feel, knowing that your brother is a nationally recognized federal criminal? As are you, since you admitted that you inhaled.” Last time I checked, federal criminals were not allowed to vote, or run for president. (Yet so-many have.) The law says nothing about “Convicted criminals”, and where it does, “Admittance of guilt is a conviction.” (“I murdered the maid, in the library, with the candle-stick.”, Sorry, you are not able to run for president.)
    The law also says… “The law can be lifted, for a year, and extended up to six months, in times of crisis.” This is a time of crisis, it is time to debunk the laws against a substance, that does not exist, as it was written. “Marijuana”, as it is described by the government, is not the substance we are using. (THC is, but the description of THC is not the correct description of THC. The laws are null and void.)

  24. First I have to ask? Is this good or bad for marijuana reform, not sure. But what i do know is, lets put the shoes on the other feet. Obama that could of been YOU when you was useing and yes, you guess it. You would never be where you are today. No Havard, No Michelle, No US President job , not even a decent job at that. NO Fed. School Loans or Grants. That’s why drug reform needs to happen. Stop ruining peoples lives and please stop today. WE NEED DRUG REFORM OBAMA

  25. This is yet another sad display of purely political ideals. Inherintly we now see how truely stubborn politicians are, it is the duty and obligation of our people to voice our true opinion. Perhaps john Locke makes this most Clear, it is his ideals of how our government is run, and even he has told us that it is up to the people, not the government to decide whY are fair laws and if they are not, to stand up against broken policy and mend it ourselves. The vast mAjority of us “stoners” are the very people who are educated and able to fight these riddiculous Policies. Let us ban together and take back our power. As we wwell know, democrats are about big government, we need cannabis friendly Republicans in order for the most effective result in washington

  26. I certainly hope that this incident opens Obama’s eyes to the much needed reformation of our marijuana laws. I’ve got a feeling that this is the year, but things aren’t looking too hopeful in Arkansas. Hell, we just now got a lottery approved!! At any rate, we’ve just got to keep pushing for change!! Meanwhile, I’m about to roll one up……..

  27. i have been busted 2 times in my life once for growing and then once for having 12 grams in my home.but since the marijuana laws in n.c state that less than 14.17 grams is only a misdemenor our elected official whose name is freddy euhton and salary paid by our taxes.decided to take a wrapper from a cigarette pack and place a small amount in it he was then able to bust me for trying to distribute which i was not.now i am not able to smoke for fear of going to prison and having to leave my two children.i have smoked for 27 yrs and now have extreame headaches and have recently been diognosed with a severe ulser that the meds cost more per month than i have ever paid for weed.not to mention the fact that i have the most aggressive type of bone cancer around.so now i must live my days in pain and anguish and cannot enjoy the time i may have left with my beautiful children instead i fight for mental peace everyday and deny my family the life that i have been able to give them until now(96 acres a nice home that is paid for and achieved all on weed).i beg of everyone out there to please read the history of marijuana and learn the real truth behind this racisist ban of weed and i hope that no one else has to live the only life that we are given here on this earth in pain such as i have to now.when reading the history of marijuana you will find that the no.2 reason for the criminalization of marijuana was that it makes white women seek sex with negro men(and this was stated in the congress at the hearing in 1935)and mabey we as a nation will realize that this is the same goverment that at one time in our history would burn women at the stake because they were deemed witches and put a stop to this racist law.by the way i am a white man and i can only hope that with obama as our pres he will examine the hearings of the mid 30’s and put a stop to this once and for all.

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