Marijuana petition asks Joe Biden not to push for crackdown on Colorado, Washington


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This image accompanies a release from Tvert about the petition.
Adds Tvert: "If the people in Colorado want to end marijuana prohibition and stop funneling money toward gangs and cartels, then we don't see why our vice president should have a problem with that course of action.

"When it comes to marijuana, Vice President Biden is behind the curve, and behind the cartels, as opposed to getting behind the people of Colorado and Washington."

In Tvert's view, the response to the petition thus far has been strong, and he hopes the rising number of signatures lets Biden know he and the administration "should work with our states to implement these policies. We hope the vice president won't be dictating to the President what the federal response to these initiatives should be."

Here's the complete text of the petition:

Tell VP Biden to end his war on marijuana users and to respect the people of Colorado and Washington

On November 6, the people of Colorado and Washington state passed ballot measures to make the possession of marijuana legal for all adults and to regulate the sale of marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol.

Sadly, on Dec. 7, the New York Times reported that top level officials in the Obama administration are conspiring to undermine these historic victories.

Worse, an article published on the same day in Rolling Stone magazine indicated that a ringleader for this anti-marijuana activity is Vice President Joe Biden. A former top White House drug policy advisor was quoted in the article saying, "As long as [Biden] is vice president, we're very far off from legalization being a reality."

This is wrong. Mr. Biden should end his war on marijuana users and respect the voters of CO and WA.

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Why would any politician listen to Mendacious Mason Tvert?

Once a lying fat turd, always a lying fat turd.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

I'll bet the potheads who were TWICE pitched on how great electing Obama was going to be are going to hate reading this!

I told them their only legitimate choice was Ron Paul, but they wouldn't listen.

W had his Cheney, and O has his Biden. Some long for the good old days when the Vice President disappeared after the election.

CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

SPECULATION IN A REPORT IS THE HALLMARK OF A GOOD REPORTER!!!The lack of similarity from one to the other suggests that the first letter was signed by an underling, while Rannazzisi may have actually scribbled on the latter -- although that's speculation.Ok, Michael let´s walk you through this, it´s Reporting 101.1. There was a conversation between the federal government and Nixonlooper regarding the implementation of A64, you scribbled words about it.2. That conversation is of vital importance to the people of Colorado.3. If that meeting was not recorded, then WHY DID NIXONLOOPER HAVE A CLOSED DOOR MEETING WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REGARING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A64?4. Real reporting happens, hopefully. :)

ColoradoCannabisMarket
ColoradoCannabisMarket

Biden can no longer stay awake long enough to give us any trouble! How could he possibly cause a stir when the ol man can't even stay awake when the President is speaking? Come to think of it i may be having the same trouble!!!!!!!

Damon Wood
Damon Wood

the dude has no power over anything, who gives a fuck?

Craig Talbert
Craig Talbert

@Chris Estus - you think Paul Ryan would be better?

Rich Carollo
Rich Carollo

He's an old man set in his ways, he's not going to admit now what he's been doing for 50 years was wrong. Besides does the VP have any real power anyway?

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

Westword style liberal reporting got these douches elected....now all the sudden theres issues. Why dont you do a stupid article about whether or not him or his wife was wearing underwear?   lol

tutonehcc
tutonehcc topcommenter

This kind of news is a buzz kill.  It's Friday, we need more 'Ask a Stoner' style entertainment.  This is the Great State of Colorado Pot.  The world is watching, they need to see that we have great herb and know the use of it.  Pot tourism is about to be booming, and the tourists can't hear buzz kill news about what might happen with some crusty old crust turd in Washington DC.  

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova

@CoreyDonahue Perhaps try petitioning the actual newspaper company in town. Clearly your sporadic posts on the weekly alternative magazine isn't working out for you.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@knowitall I watched the video corresponding to this selectively deliberate miss-quote. He said he won't go after consumers. We'll see tonight if he actually says he won't go after retailers, but rockiesfever is right--he's proven to be a liar anyway.

CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

@rockiesfever Dude take it easy.  It´s not reporting Westword does.  They sell cannabis advertisments.  They are the only Village Voice Media Company in the Black and it is solely becasue of cannabis ads.  So any reporting on marijuana by the BIAS MICHAL ROBERTS is to protect their advertizers.  And you know what´s even funnier the A64 campagin was one of Westword´s biggest advertizers.  So reporting no..no I prefer tabloid whores.

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

@tutonehcc shit you probably voted for obama. newsflash.....theres more important things in our country than stupid ass weed. this aint 7th grade. grow up

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@ryan.cordova Not only that, it's like slapping them in the face for actually having some coverage, instead of ignoring the issue to the fullest extent possible.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@rockiesfever Unless you're a patient, and "stupid ass weed" keeps you from SCREAMING when in pain, or maybe it helps keep you alive!

CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

@rockiesfever @tutonehcc In America, right now, a black man or woman is 4 times more likely to be in prision then they were at the height of Aphartide South Africa.  Aphartide is a Crime Agaist Humanity, so what is 4X a crime a gainst humanity.  I don´t see anything more inportant then ending something that is 4X a Crime Against Humanity.

tutonehcc
tutonehcc topcommenter

@rockiesfever @tutonehcc but no doubt weed is important at this weed party which you happen to be attending, pass the Cheetos please

Duncan20903
Duncan20903

If we're so unimportant then you don't mind if we re-legalize cannabis.

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