Marijuana petition asks Joe Biden not to push for crackdown on Colorado, Washington
|This image accompanies a release from Tvert about the petition.|
"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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