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Eight Petitions to Obama about cannabis

Eight Petitions to Obama about cannabis
posted to the White House site November 4, 2011


Stop denying the medical value of cannabis (marijuana.) Remove it from schedule one of the controlled substances act.

This petition asks that the government recognize the medical value of cannabis (marijuana.)

Created: Sep 23, 2011

Issues: Criminal Justice and Law EnforcementHealth CareHuman Rights

TOTAL SIGNATURES 5,836


Demand an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to End Marijuana, Marihuana, Cannabis and Hemp Prohibition.

We the People of the United States of America

Demand an Amendment to the United States Constitution to End Prohibition of Marijuana, Marihuana, Hemp and Cannabis because we have a Right to Equal Protection Under the Law to NOT be prosecuted and punished for for growing, harvesting, farming, using, smoking, selling, manufacturing, brewing and bottling substances and products which are equally as dangerous or LESS dangerous than other legal products and substances such as alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, as used and sold to adults age 21 and over. The government has entrapped Americans by concealing criminal penalties under Title 21 USC rather than listing them under Title 18 Crimes. Also, the government spells marijuana and marihuana two ways in the law to conceal penalties.

Created: Sep 23, 2011

Issues: AgricultureCivil Rights and LibertiesHealth Care

TOTAL SIGNATURES 6,240


Repeal any and all laws pertaining to the illegalization of the Cannabis plant and all of its uses.

We the People of The United States of America,

being of sound mind and sharing a unified spirit of commonsense and a strive for the betterment of the decisions the leaders of our country make, set forth a petition to you, The Government of The United States of America, asking for a repeal of any and all laws regarding Cannabis in any form and/or any materials, tools, devices, or utensils needed in the use or production of said plant.

We believe you are needlessly wasting billions of dollars incarcerating otherwise law abiding citizens for a crime in wich there is no victim, thereby placing them in harms way.

We believe that the major crime and violence are a direct result of illegalization

We believe it is scientifically proven less harmful than any drug approved by the FDA.

Created: Sep 22, 2011

Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties

TOTAL SIGNATURES 6,649


Remove Marijuana from the Schedule 1 list of drugs in the Controlled Substances Act

Marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule 1 drug in the Controlled Substances Act, a category reserved for drugs which have “no currently accepted medical use”. Marijuana has known medical uses and therefore should not be classified as a Schedule 1 substance. The federal government should “accept” marijuana’s known medical uses and remove it from the Schedule 1 list of drugs.

Created: Sep 30, 2011

Issues: Health CareHuman Rights

TOTAL SIGNATURES 8,950


Give States the Freedom to Establish Their Own Marijuana Laws.

Marijuana prohibition as a policy has failed. We have taken a substance less harmful than alcohol and, through prohibition, have allowed its production and sale to generate massive profits for drug cartels and other criminal actors. Voters and legislators in states across the country are taking steps to reform marijuana laws for both medical and non-medical use so that they serve the best interests of their citizens. These are thoughtful, rational and beneficial reforms.

Do you, as president, trust the people and leaders in the individual states to enact their own marijuana laws or do you feel the federal government should impose prohibition on all 50 states?

Created: Sep 23, 2011

Issues: Budget and TaxesCivil Rights and LibertiesCriminal Justice and Law Enforcement

TOTAL SIGNATURES 12,458


Stop Interfering With State Marijuana Legalization Efforts

The “war on drugs” has yielded predictable suffering and waste, as the prohibition of widely desired substances has never generated positive results – except for the cartels and gangs who control the illegal market. Marijuana prohibition in particular is a colossal waste of resources that could be put to better use. Taking a noncriminal, regulatory approach to marijuana would enable states to pass their own laws, regulations and taxes to control marijuana and would end the Justice Department’s intimidation tactics in medical marijuana states. One or more states will likely legalize adult use of marijuana in 2012, and the Obama administration should stop wasting scarce federal resources and uphold the president’s campaign pledge to respect states’ rights when it comes to marijuana.

Created: Sep 22, 2011

Issues: Budget and TaxesCivil Rights and LibertiesCriminal Justice and Law Enforcement

TOTAL SIGNATURES 17,026


Legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana.

There is an overwhelming lack of evidence that marijuana is a dangerous drug that should be classified with heroin or cocaine. Hundreds of thousands of otherwise peaceful, law abiding citizens are arrested each year for simple possession, at enormous cost to our society. Our prisons are too crowded, we need the money, and the regulated sale of marijuana would be safer for everybody. Americans would rather deal with shopkeepers than drug dealers when buying the marijuana they will consume regardless of its legal status. Prohibition failed in the ’20s, and is failing us now.

Created: Sep 22, 2011

Issues: Budget and TaxesCriminal Justice and Law Enforcement

TOTAL SIGNATURES 20,072


Legalize and Regulate Marijuana in a Manner Similar to Alcohol.

We the people want to know when we can have our “perfectly legitimate” discussion on marijuana legalization. Marijuana prohibition has resulted in the arrest of over 20 million Americans since 1965, countless lives ruined and hundreds of billions of tax dollars squandered and yet this policy has still failed to achieve its stated goals of lowering use rates, limiting the drug’s access, and creating safer communities.

Isn’t it time to legalize and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol? If not, please explain why you feel that the continued criminalization of cannabis will achieve the results in the future that it has never achieved in the past?

Created: Sep 22, 2011

Issues: Civil Rights and LibertiesEconomyGovernment Reform

TOTAL SIGNATURES 74,169

 

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