Would Obama boost his re-election bid by backing weed?

Apparent public support for marijuana legalisation leads some to suggest Obama may adopt the cause in 2012. It's a pipe dream
The Guardian online (UK)
Saturday, June 16, 2012

marijuna-support-since-2009The blogosphere has been abuzz in recent weeks over whether President Obama should legalize marijuana. Advocates argue that polls say a majority of Americans are in favor of allowing adults to be in possession of small amounts of marijuana. They further believe that coming out in favor of legalizing cannabis could result in more votes for Obama in the 2012 election.



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Since its beginnings in 1989, the international anti-money laundering regime has not worked as well as intended. After two decades of failed efforts, experts still ponder how to implement one that does work.

TNI Crime & Globalisation Debate Papers, January 2010




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