Why This Cop Asked the President About Legalizing Drugs

The president’s YouTube comments are a tremendous first step for a more open national dialogue on drug reform.

You might not think a 65-year-old retired cop would take to the Internet to ask the president of the United States to consider legalizing drugs, but that’s just what I did recently. The answer I got from President Obama in YouTube’s “Your Interview with the President” contest pleasantly surprised me.