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President Obama Misses Lapd Officer's Marijuana Question As Google Skips It

30 January 2012 5:19 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Retired Lapd officer Stephen Downing submitted YouTube's most popular question for President Barack Obama's Google Plus hangout on Monday, but Google chose to avoid the marijuana stank. The Internet giant, with a great promotional opportunity for its expanding social network, had control over which questions were asked. Downing's, which said the country's drug policies are "a failure and a complete waste of criminal justice," did not make that cut. It ranked as the top vote getter on YouTube and the second most popular overall behind a text message query related to copyright »

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Will Obama Go to Pot During Google Plus Summit?

30 January 2012 11:59 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

President Obama -– the commander in chief who admittedly toked weed and snorted coke -- might end up blowing smoke about legalizing marijuana Monday. Obama is hosting a Google Plus “hangout” Monday evening to answer questions about last week’s State of the Union address, with many of the queries determined by YouTube voting. Also read: President Obama Owes Los Angeles a Big Apology According to drug-legalization group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, the top vote-getter among video questions so far comes from Stephen Downing, a board member for the organization, who asked about legalizing »

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