Weed the People: Over 35,000 Strong for Marijuana Legalization

It was just last Thursday that the White House launched their petition website, “We the People.” That morning, NORML submitted a petition calling for the legalization of marijuana. In just four short days the petition has received over 35,000 signatures, making it the most signed petition on the website by nearly 15,000 names. Thousands of Americans are calling upon President Obama to end marijuana prohibition and more are joining in every minute.
While the caliber of the President’s response may, in the end, be questionable, what is unquestionable is that this outpouring of support generated a large, positive, media buzz for marijuana legalization. Including coverage on the Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC.

“‘Legalize Marijuana’ Petition Leads in Votes on White House’s New ‘We The People’ Site – Will Obama Listen?
What The People Want: Abolishment of the TSA and Marijuana Legalization
International Business Times:
Marijuana Legalization is Top Issue in White House Petition
Raw Story:
Marijuana question sky-rockets to top of new White House petition site
The Blaze:
Topping the White House’s New Online Petition Site? Marijuana Legalization
LA Weekly Blog:
Marijuana Legalization Issue on Obama’s Desk Thanks to White House’s Online Petition Program
New York Times Blog:
A Petitioning System Goes to Pot, and More
White House Solicits Ideas from Internet, Internet Demands Weed
Huffington Post:
New White House ‘We The People’ Petition Portal Launched, With Predictable Results
The Hill:
Petition to legalize pot is first to hit White House threshold; ET proposal close
Local News Affiliates:
Such as KLTV7 in Missouri

If you haven’t already, you can join the 35,000+ Americans taking a stand for marijuana legalization by clicking the button below:

68 thoughts

  1. It is time NORML fights “fire with fire”! Things are starting to get ugly about marijuana. This is the time to do a force ralley around the USA, and tell the goverment enough of the marjuana war for good!

  2. @52 – I’m with you! Why are we not protesting this incredible injustice in the streets? I know it didn’t work back in the 60’s but maybe it will work now if done correctly and if it was properly organized.
    How about it NORML? Perhaps next 420 we could actually make our voices heard instead of simply getting punked again by our President.

  3. Need an Organizer? YES
    Need support of groups that already have clout? YES
    How about getting support by huge groups, such as the Hospice & Palliative Care Association or the American Nurses Association (ANA), where ‘Caring’ is purported as the science & the art? While the support of random large groups could be a good strategy fir the sake of numbers, those large respected groups possessing respect,clout & historical impact, who might also be genuinely compassionate to this cause, could support a strong, respectable ‘networking’ strategy, where ‘common causes’ get attention. Thoughts, ideas?

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