No public figure except maybe Willie Nelson has been a more influential advocate of legalizing marijuana than Rick Steves, the Seattle-based travel guide. In 2005 O’Shaughnessy’s ran Steves’ keynote talk at the NORML conference word-for-word. His humane intelligence comes shining through.

In 2010 Steves visited Iran and produced a revealing video, which some “single-issue cannabis voters” will ignore because it’s “off-topic.” But y’all should remember: the entourage effect applies in politics as well as in physiology.  And Rick Steves’ Iran video is more timely than ever.

So, let’s roll a joint for Uncle Sam
Reduce his stress, help him be all he can
And stop the next war in advance—
Hands off Iran!
Let’s roll a joint for Uncle Sam