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
Marijuana question sky-rockets to top of new White House petition site
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
New White House ‘We The People’ Petition Portal Launched, With Predictable Results
Petition to legalize pot is first to hit White House threshold; ET proposal close
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