Hi All -
Several months ago I sent an email to The White House about the prohibition on cannabis use; and President Obama’s actions versus his stated campaign positions.
Much to my surprise, I just received a reply on White House letterhead (POTUS did not respond personally, of course!). Standard blah-blah-blah about how bad it would be to treat cannabis the same as alcohol; regulated, taxed, etc… . I’m including a copy here- please feel free to copy/paste the links and actually read this doublespeak.
It’s really too bad that so much of the HOPE and CHANGE (remember these?) that was THE PROMISE has just turned out to be “business as usual”; campaign rhetoric.
Case in point, The War On Drugs. Guess this is one of those issues that IS bi-partisan; how is it they can agree on something soooo wrong and can’t seem to get together on things like budgets?Anyway, even if it is BS – it’s kinda cool to get a response on WH letterhead.This is not a political blog – religion & politics will not be a focus, but let’s be real – the cannabis issue IS PURELY POLITICAL. It is the PharmaIndustry, Textiles and Law Enforcement that have the most to lose; they are some of the biggest lobbyists in D.C.
It may be an uphill battle, but we’re “WINNING!” and they don’t like it – cornered animals fight the hardest, they know it’s just a matter of time and they’re doing everything possible to delay the inevitable.
Do whatever YOU can to help. Write letters to POTUS (you might get your own letter!), congress people, join anti-prohibition groups (NORMAL, Moms For Marijuana, MJ Policy Project, etc… – these can all be accessed thru our Google+ pages https://plus.google.com/u/0/106094574047029007159#106094574047029007159/ .
The sooner we act like responsible adults the sooner they’ll be forced to treat as a such.
’till next we meet. Be Happy. R