Video: Marijuana Amendment 64's Mason Tvert should help pass act in Cali, says Bill Maher

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Video below.
If you had any doubt that the passage of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, would turn proponent Mason Tvert into a national figure, look no further than this weekend's episode of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. Maher, a vocal supporter of marijuana policy reform, devoted seven minutes to interviewing Tvert -- and trying to lure him to California to pass something similar there. See the complete clip below.

The wide-ranging conversation touched on many of Tvert's favorite talking points regarding the relative safety of marijuana as compared with alcohol. For instance, he noted that no one really gets high and then goes home and hits his wife.

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John Hickenlooper.
As for Maher, he took delight in needling Governor John Hickenlooper for his post-passage joke advising people not to break out their Cheetos and Goldfish quite yet and suggested that the word "Hickenlooper" should henceforth be used as a declaration of wonder after taking too big a bong hit. He also opined that both Cheetos and Goldfish are also more dangerous than pot, prompting Tvert to compare both of them to sour grapes.

Maher noted that federal cannabis policy didn't improve under the Obama administration -- understandable, in his view, because "you can't be the first black President and then say, 'Let's spark up, everybody.'" However, he added that he has a "liberal fantasy" that Obama will relax his views on the subject during his second term -- a phrase nearly identical to one used by DU professor Sam Kamin in an interview last week. Kamin thinks Obama is too inherently conservative to make this dream a reality, however.

In addition, Maher pointed out that Amendment 64 actually received a higher percentage of the popular vote than did Obama in Colorado, suggesting that Democrats could have ridden on the coattails of the pot proposal. Tvert responded that this potential "wedge issue" could work for Republicans, too, giving Maher the opportunity to reply with, "They need one."

Continue for more about Bill Maher's interview with Amendment 64's Mason Tvert, including the video.

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Go Tvert!  Take Maher's money and go to California and do something like Amendment 64. 


Read more about marijuana  legalization and Amendment 64 on web site:


Tvert better hurry and cash in while he can. Remember Matt Cook, he thought his regulatory scheme worked so well he became a "marijuana regulation consultant" after leaving the wonderful world of weed stores in Colorado. People in CA and other States paid for his services, to come in and clean up the place, but those places haven't had much luck with him. He talked a good game when our failing regulations were new and exciting, but when the public found out the program is essentially broke just a few years later, he stopped looking like a regulatory wizard and his name and bank account stopped receiving attention. I'm sure Tvert started with good intentions, but now it's about selling his political victories. We all know what happens when people start selling things, good intentions take a back seat and chasing money becomes top priority. Tvert should have a longer run though, our MMJ regulatory scheme crashed too early for Cook to profit much, but our new regulations will take forever just to start, giving Tvert more time before reports of failed policy or no policy start rolling in. If Tvert was smart, he would move to CA, he could get rich from pretending regulation officers with "guns and badges" are somehow better than just regular law enforcement officers with "guns and badges", that seems to be his theme, and people eat it up like popcorn.


Reports that show Prohibition has failed:


The Global Commission on Drug Policy:


Reports that show alternative approaches of decriminalization and regulation are working:


What we can learn from The Portuguese Decriminalization of All Illicit Drugs:


General report on drug law reform in practice:


Prohibition by Numbers:


Final Report of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy - "Break the Silence and Open A Debate":


Lessons for Creating Fair and Successful Drug Policies:


Transform's outstanding (free) book titled, "After The War On Drugs : Blueprints for Regulation" - provides specific proposals on how various drugs can be regulated in the real world:



The main paragraphs from the address of His Eminence, Cardinal Dougherty, the Archbishop of Philadelphia, to the Catholic societies of the Archdiocese on New Year's Day 1931: 


"Having heard the report on behalf of the members of the Total Abstinence Society, it occurs to me to say that when the law prohibiting alcoholic drink was passed, many thought that there would be no further need for our temperance or total-abstinence societies. Hence the practice of giving a pledge against intoxicating liquors to boys and girls at Confirmation was discontinued. There seemed to be no need of it."


"But, unfortunately. Prohibition has not performed the miracles that were expected. According to experts, such as judges, public officials, social service workers, and others, there is as much, perhaps even more, drunkenness and intemperance today than before the passage of the Volstead Act."


"When in the past did we see young men and women of respectable families carrying a flask of liquor when going to social events? When did we see young girls, not yet of age, drinking in public, perhaps to excess, cocktails and the strongest kind of intoxicating liquors, and perhaps being overcome by them? That, today, is not an uncommon sight." 


DonkeyHotay topcommenter

So sad -- A64 will NOT reduce a Single Arrest for Marijuana Crimes in Colorado.


A64 = a Fraud and a Sham, written for fools and imbeciles too stupid to read, much less comprehend what it proposed, and promoted by lying liars like Mendacious Mason and Lyin' Brian Vicente.


You Punked Yourselves, Colorado!



Ken Leonard
Ken Leonard

i met him not to looking ago very cool dude, angry knows his shit about the law, he is our great white hope please watch this clip

Natasha Schwertley
Natasha Schwertley

It should be exported to each state. There is no logical reason for it to be treated by the fed the way it currently is.

Brad Aerts
Brad Aerts

billmaher promotes death for his cult...i hate anyone named mason

DonkeyHotay topcommenter



Regulation Works !!


... for the Regulators!


... and the Pimps who get Paid to Promote It !!

michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

 @malcolmkyle16 You also bring a treasure trove of resources to your posts, Malcolm. Thanks.


@DonkeyHotay @malcolmkyle16 Kindly get a grip on reality: Last I checked, two states legalized marijuana and the majority of US citizens now reject your beloved policy of prohibition. 

Thanks to Prohibition, we now have a far higher percentage of our own citizens locked in cages than any other nation on the whole planet. Apart from the fact that these extra prisoners are not contributing economically to society, it also costs 50,000 dollars per annum to incarcerate them. Additionally, their families often go on government assistance, leaving the average tax payer to pick up the bill. Their kids may also be taken into care, or raised by foster parents—again with our money. Now add to all this: the court costs, jail costs, and the salaries of all those people that have to deal with the enforcement of prohibition—like police officers, judges and public defenders—and you'll start to get a fair idea of why "Black Thursday" (October 24, 1929) happened during the period of another of our great experiments: Alcohol Prohibition (1919-1933)

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