What Is Twitter's Number One Burning Question for Obama? Twitter Wants to Know Whether Obama Will Legalize Marijuana What Is Twitter's Number One Burning Question for Obama? Twitter Wants to Know Whether Obama Will Legalize Marijuana
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What Is Twitter's Number One Burning Question for Obama? Twitter Wants to Know Whether Obama Will Legalize Marijuana

by Nona Willis Aronowitz

July 10, 2011

At 2 p.m. EST today, the White House will host its first ever #AskObama Twitter town hall. The question that's gotten retweeted the most? Whether the president would legalize marijuana.

I wouldn't blame you if your first reaction is "C'mon, America. Aim higher!" (So to speak.) But when you look closer at the question, it reads:

Would you consider legalizing marijuana to increase revenue and save tax dollars by freeing up crowded prisons, court rooms?

screen shots from the #AskObama Twitter Town Hall page
 

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What Is Twitter's Number One Burning Question for Obama? Twitter Wants to Know Whether Obama Will Legalize Marijuana