Duluth Head Shop Owner Continues Presidential Bid

By KBJR News 1

June 27, 2012 Updated Jun 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The owner of a Duluth head shop is continuing his Presidential campaign.

Earlier this month we reported that Jim Carlson, the owner of the
Last Place on Earth, received the nomination of the grassroots party.

Wednesday Carlson officially kicked–off his campaign. He's in the midst of collecting enough signatures to make it an official white house bid.

Carlson said his main platform is making marijuana legal.

"The war on drugs just hasn't worked for a hundred years. The government spent trillions of dollars, getting nowhere, ruining people's lives over a simple little plant that God made and we're fighting for legalization of marijuana."

Carlson needs at least 2,000 signatures to make it on the ballot.

He said he plans to exceed that requirement.

Signatures are being collected at Carlson's store on Superior Street.
He'll also be campaigning and gathering signatures at various events throughout the Twin Ports.