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Jesse Ventura: Grappling for Marijuana Legalization

Jessie Ventura wants to know: "How did we go down this road to ruin about marijuana?"

Former Minnesota governor and pro wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura has long advocated for pot legalization. In his rant on Ron Paul's new Voices of Liberty web channel, Ventura, who hosts Off the Grid on Ora TV, says:

'Every month and every year that goes by we find out more positive things about marijuana. The list is getting longer and longer and longer to the point where I'm starting to question why did they keep all this information from us. Why was marijuana demonized all those years when obviously this plant has a great deal of positive for not only medical… How did we go down this road to ruin about marijuana? Marijuana is money and that means bad for the pharmaceutical industry. Marijuana means bad for the energy people because it's an alternative energy. At what point are we going to take the blinders off and do what's right for humanity and legalize this stuff?'

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.