Friday, August 15, 2008


As you may know, Rick Steves, the travel guru, is an advocate for the legalization of marijuana. A successful businessman, and far from the a-motivational syndrome suffering stereotypical pothead, Steves admits smoking grass when he's in Europe (where the laws are different) and doesn't hide the fact. He works with NORML ( the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and speaks openly at Hempfest (coming this weekend in Seattle) .

Meanwhile, TV station executives are tripping over their martinis trying to justify not airing a short infomercial calling for a dialog about pot. What gives?

The ACLU launched the infomercial (hosted by Steves) about the unjust history and legacy of marijuana law, and the show was ready to air on local KING 5 TV, but the station yanked it at the last minute. They say that according to station guidelines, the 30-minute show cannot advocate any legal reform.

the killer weed

To see the show, Marijuana: It's Time for a Conversation, please visit the website:

We did another post on Steves--click here.

To visit Rick's site, Europe Through the Back Door, click here.

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