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Cannabis, also known as marijuana, has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries. It contains various active compounds known as cannabinoids that have been shown to relieve pain, lower inflammation, decrease anxiety, and more [1]. It's been studied for patients with nausea, vomiting, other cancer therapy side effects, and cancer symptoms. There is also evidence to suggest cannabis may kill or slow the growth of certain cancer cells [2].

The possession of cannabis is currently illegal by federal law except for approved research purposes, but many states have legalized its use for medicinal purposes and even—in a few locations—recreational purposes [3].

During his campaign, President Trump called for a laissez-faire approach to the marijuana issue, claiming that the states would oversee its legalization and regulation if he were elected president [3].

Now the Trump administration seems to have changed its plan. White House spokesman Sean Spicer has said that he expects the government to boost the enforcement of drug laws in the near future, and attorney General Jeff Sessions later backed that statement, saying "Marijuana is against federal law, and that applies in states where they may have repealed their own anti-marijuana laws. So yes, we will enforce the law in an appropriate way nationwide" [4].

But despite the concern about the potential misuse of marijuana, studies in the states that have legalized it show that it is safer than prescription drugs for pain management and results in far fewer overdoses [5].

A national poll also found that 54 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana across the country, and a whopping 89 percent said marijuana should at least be legal for medicinal purposes [6]. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and other supporters of marijuana legalization say backing out of this "experiment" now will cause nothing but conflict [7].

Sign the petition to tell President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the potential benefits presented by marijuana far outweigh the risks and that the ability to legalize marijuana should belong to the states so that more people can have access to this effective tool for pain management and disease treatment.

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Dear President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions,

Despite the countless studies showing the safety and effectiveness of marijuana as a medicinal product, you have called for enforcement of the federal law against it. Despite the overwhelming number of people who agree cannabis should be allowed for medical purposes at the very least, you have decided your opinions matter more.

Your opinion does not matter more than the American people's. You do not have the right to tell those with cancer, chronic pain, and other health conditions that your concerns about the risks matter more than their health.

We will not stand for an administration that claims to agree with the majority of the nation and then enforces a law only a small minority supports. We will fight for the right to choose to legalize marijuana at the state level.

Marijuana has been proven as an effective pain-management tool. We demand that the ability to legalize it be given to the states so that more Americans can have safe and legal access to this life-changing and potentially life-saving drug.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jul 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2018 Christopher Clark
Jul 8, 2018 Laura Harris
Jul 8, 2018 Andrea Bertram
Jul 8, 2018 Audrey Simpson
Jul 6, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jul 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 30, 2018 Kristen Lightbody
Jun 29, 2018 Fawn Mcconnell
Jun 28, 2018 Michelle Francis My use of opioid pain meds has lowered to less than half after use of MMJ
Jun 27, 2018 Kelly Lott
Jun 25, 2018 Frances Onesti
Jun 25, 2018 Teresa Sutton
Jun 23, 2018 Leora Yaffi
Jun 23, 2018 Beau Ryba
Jun 20, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jun 20, 2018 Maggie Alk
Jun 20, 2018 Michele Boley
Jun 19, 2018 Patti Barnes
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 18, 2018 stacey o'brien
Jun 18, 2018 Rachel Brennan
Jun 18, 2018 Cassandra Santiago
Jun 18, 2018 sherri hodges
Jun 18, 2018 Lisa Sherman Tobacco, alcohol and opiates are much more harmful!
Jun 18, 2018 Joyce Glenn
Jun 18, 2018 Jill Mossor
Jun 18, 2018 Stacey Cannon
Jun 17, 2018 Lin Goodman
Jun 17, 2018 sherril longano
Jun 17, 2018 Charlotte Fremaux
Jun 17, 2018 Judith Swain
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2018 Penni Anifer
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Jun 17, 2018 sally maytham
Jun 17, 2018 Nicole Lee-Faith
Jun 17, 2018 Deiostia Rhodes
Jun 17, 2018 Angel Woytovich
Jun 16, 2018 Sean Turner
Jun 16, 2018 Caroline Godin
Jun 16, 2018 Lynn Hansen
Jun 16, 2018 Rebecca Rucker
Jun 16, 2018 Jennifer Phillips
Jun 16, 2018 Kirsten Schelbert You are both sissies!! Poor Donald and Jeff pretending to be men...
Jun 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 16, 2018 Tanya Kenton
Jun 16, 2018 B. Thomas Diener
Jun 16, 2018 Bonnie Helm

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