Talk:Obama responds to criticism over medical marijuana raids

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I interviewed Max Storms at NORML by phone on April 24 at 12:30 pm. and helped write this report, and contributed pictures and this interview to this report. Jdbethel (talk) 05:08, 26 April 2012 (UTC)Jdbethel

MS: Hello, this is Max Storms at NORML how may I help you?

JDB: Hello, my name is Jdbethel, I'm a journalism student at USI and I would like to ask you a few questions about the recent raids on medical marijuana facilities across the nation.

MS: Ok

JDB: What are your thoughts on the raids?

MS: We think they're terrible. They're taking medecine away from people and some of these people are community builders. It's definitely not good policy to raid businesses that are functioning under state law.

JDB: Do you think the raids will have a long term impact on the medical marijuana industry?

MS: It's a pretty potent industry. It's almost too big to fail, like the banks.

JDB: Many people see this as a flip-flop of policy for Obama. What do you think about that?

MS: I would agree with that. We think that his statements back in 2008 regarding leaving the industry alone were a ploy to pull in liberal voters. At this point he's worse than Bush on this issue.

JDB: Well, that's all the questions I have for you, thank you for your time, what was your name again?

MS: Max Storms

JDB: Can you spell that for me?


JDB: Thank you for your time.

Max Storms compiles databases for NORML.

These are the notes from my interview. Jdbethel (talk) (UTC)

Can you provide the notes for this interview? DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 05:15, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

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And what was the source of information used for the infographic? Crtew (talk) 12:36, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

You're going to have to give more identifying information about Storms as I can't pull up a past history of quotes with that name. Is he part of national, state or local? Crtew (talk) 12:41, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

The Huffington cite from Gennet seem gratuitous as I don't see any information that was drawn from in the story.Crtew (talk) 12:47, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

What about POV issue here? Have you found a source that would advocate/defend the raids as good policy? Crtew (talk) 12:51, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

On the more minor side of things, since we're aiming to provide as much feedback as possible, the title needs a small change. We're an international publication, so we can't call him 'President' unadorned; he isn't my President, for example. There are two options. One would be to make it "US President Obama..." and the other, since Obama is so famous internationally, would be to take out the President and simply headline him as plain ol' "Obama". I have no preference. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 13:27, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Although some notes have been added above, they were added by an IP (someone who was not logged in as a registered user), so we have no way of knowing who added them. --Pi zero (talk) 19:04, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

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Interview with Allen St. Pierre
Audio: Jbethel.


I interviewed Allen St. Pierre over the phone around 2 p.m. on May 1, 2012. The quotes are near the very beginning and very end of the sound file. Jdbethel

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