Every time there's a death sentence commuted in the United States, there's a light show at the Coliseum in Rome. They celebrate in Europe when we commute a death sentence in the United States...
Mostly, though, it's about legalizing marijuana, and even saying that it's a safe and recreationally useful drug--none of this pussyfooting around with just legalizing it for medical purposes.
The link for the NORML speeck is a little buried on Rick Steves' site--it's pressroom > Interview Rick > Social Activism. I have no idea whether this is discretion or bad design.
Link from jackwilliambell.