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What will it take to get Obama to wake up to the fact that his effort are not supported by three quarters of the country and that, in particular, Melinda Haag is obsessed with shutting down any regulated medical marijuana business? She is making things worse: leaving patients to the black market to find their medication, undermining law enforcement efforts to work with medical marijuana producers, and exacerbating the violence in Mexico.

But instead of reining her in, Obama is doubling down one of the most popular causes in America.. Medical marijuana is far more popular in the U. S. right now than Congress, the president, or Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The most serious moment at the Correspondents Dinner in Washington, DC last week was when comedian Jimmy Kimmel asked Obama point-blank why he was going after medical marijuana. None of it makes much sense. How much evidence is needed to convince Obama and Haag that their actions are creating harm, not eliminating it? How much evidence is needed that this is not what the voters and taxpayers want? What kind of data do they need that regulation reduces crime? How many patients need to tell their stories? What will it take to change her actions?

And when will Obama wake up to the fact that he is making a huge mistake? 

Gabriel Haaland is a member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. Laura Thomas works with the Drug Policy Alliance.

Comments

It is not a mistake, it is intentional.

Posted by marcos on May. 09, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

I wouldn't ordinarily advocate for inventing new things to criminalize, but sometimes, in crisis, one fights fire with fire. I wonder if some of our clever legislators can find something, unique to the US Attorney's crusade, that can be strategically criminalized in order to hamstring the campaign and shed light on the injustice.

Posted by Diane on May. 12, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

in November just say NO to Obama AND Romney!!

Vote for a candidate who respects California's voters and laws; let your voice be heard and write in Ron Paul for President!!

Posted by sf t party on May. 13, 2012 @ 10:02 am

how many of you who voted last time for Obama are singing "we won't be fooled again!!!"

in November just say NO to Obama!! and NO to Romney!

Obama is just another shade of Bush.

There are other candidates for President on the ballot, most of whom the media will not cover. Do your research and vote for someone who represents your interest!!!
stop waisting ur votes on the corporate sponsored democrat and republican puppets

Posted by sftparty on Jul. 21, 2012 @ 2:31 pm