From the petition sent to President Obama…
Dear President Obama:
Four years ago, you promised you would not use federal resources to arrest and incarcerate people for growing, selling, or using marijuana for medical purposes in states that have legalized medical marijuana.
You have blatantly broken that promise, creating tremendous confusion and unsafe burdens for medical marijuana growers, sellers, and patients. As noted in Rolling Stone (February 16, 2012), “The federal crackdown imperils the medical care of the estimated 730,000 patients nationwide – many of them seriously ill or dying – who rely on state-sanctioned marijuana recommended by their doctors.”
Don’t put patients, their doctors, state regulators, and growers in compliance with state laws at risk simply for your political purposes. Live up to your promises and end the federal crackdown on medical marijuana now.
We just need to wait a little while until closer to his re-election and maybe he will change is mind – or not.
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