Roseanne Stumps for Medical Marijuana Vote in Oakland
As third-party hero Gary Johnson cements his status as the most viable alternative presidential candidate in recent memory (the Libertarian challenger to Obama-Romney broke the 10 percent mark in one recent poll of Ohio voters), it appears clear to marijuana-minded voters that there's no better friend at the ballot box than the former New Mexico governor.
Well. Hold your horses, cannabis users: Roseanne Barr -- yes, as in that "Roseanne" -- is on your side, too.
The former sitcom star and Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee gave a brief but memorable address at Oaksterdam University last night, during which she praised medical marijuana as a tonic for her glaucoma as well as for the government's mind control.
Roseanne's appearance was threefold: She pushed for total legalization of the marijuana plant as well as donations and voters for her newly adopted political party (a push to be a Green Party candidate didn't go so well).
"Marijuana should be totally legal," she said. "We live in a free country, so it should be legal to smoke marijuana and drink."
Barr is running on a ticket with antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, who Bay Area voters may remember from her 2008 bid to unseat then-House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
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