IamA Retired Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper and I want to legalize marijuana. AMA!
Good evening Reddit! My name is Norm Stamper and I was a police officer for 34 years, the last six of which I spent as the Police Chief of Seattle. Since I retired, I've spent a lot of time working with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (www.leap.cc) to legalize marijuana, end the drug war, and create a more peaceful society. I spent the last week in Alaska, working to spread the word about their marijuana legalization initiative. I believe a safer society can be achieved through a sensible reform of our nation's drug laws. AMA!
Edit: I've really enjoyed our discussion, thank you so much for all of your questions! I'm sorry that I can't get to everyone...lots of work to do! One last thought: Remember to vote. Alaska, Oregon, and DC have marijuana legalization on the ballot and Florida is voting on medical marijuana. The drug war is almost over, but we need your help.