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Mary Jane’s House of Glass
Rob Kampia, shown here partying at the Playboy Mansion, doesn’t seem too concerned about getting a marijuana DUI. Oh yeah, those are only for Washington state, right?

Rob Kampia, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project, published a Huffington Post column this week which included a chart supposedly illustrating “the Facts on I-502” which included an unintentionally humorous section.

Under “Arrests,” the chart tells us “If I-502 passes in WA on November 6th,” “NO ARRESTS,” and then in smaller print, “as long as you’re complying with the new law.” Gee, Rob, how many law degrees do you have, again?
It’s much the same with the rest of the chart. Under “Penalty for Wholesale Cultivation,” it’s “NO PENALTY if you have a marijuana producer’s license.” What the chart doesn’t tell you is that after an initial $250 setup fee, “marijuana producer’s licenses” will cost $1,000 per year (expect this number to go up quickly.)
Even the chart has to admit that the penalty for growing your own “Doesn’t change from current law. Manufacture becomes legal for licensed producers, not for home growers.”
Kampia, much of whose staff at MPP resigned a couple years ago after a sex scandal, spends most of the article lecturing Washington state activists on how the 502 debate is “off-track,” presumably because patients are insisting upon actually reading and questioning the legislation upon which they’re being asked to vote.

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The Fix

​So now that other organizations’ and TV networks’ various Top 10 lists are out of the way, the Marijuana Policy Project says it can safely release its annual Top 10 list without getting caught in all the clutter.
According to MPP Executive Director Rob Kampia, the following list comprises the 10 most significant, positive developments relating to marijuana policy reform in the U.S. in 2011.
To see explanations for each of the 10 items, you can read Kampia’s column in the Huffington Post today, Friday, January 13.
1.  Congress de-funds the White House Drug Czar’s ad campaign.
2.  MPP’s ideal bill is finally introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Ron Paul and Barney Frank — a bill that would let states determine their own marijuana policies without federal interference.
3.  Public support for “making marijuana legal” reaches an all-time high of 50 percent.