Stop the Federal Drug War: Cannabis and Hemp Legalization
  • Petitioned US House and Senate - INDIANA

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US House and Senate - INDIANA
Indiana Governor
Indiana State House
Indiana State Senate
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Todd Rokita
Rep. Marlin Stutzman
Sen. Dan Coats
Rep. Andre Carson
Rep. Todd Young
Rep. Larry Bucshon
Sen. Joe Donnelly
Rep. Jackie Walorski
Rep. Luke Messer
Rep. Susan Brooks
Rep. Pete Visclosky

Stop the Federal Drug War: Cannabis and Hemp Legalization

    1. Steven Mayoras
    2. Petition by

      Steven Mayoras

      west Lafayette, IN

Dear Indiana Representatives (Senate: Lugar, Coats)(House: Visclosky, Donnelly, Stutzman, Rokita, Burton, Pence, Carson, Bucshon, Young):

As a nation, the taxpayers have lost hundreds of billion of dollars fighting a failed "drug war". These policies are widely unpopular and continues to lose the support of the people. Many states have already passed laws to decriminalize marijuana, which is well within their constitutional rights. Unfortunately, the federal laws are often imposed on citizens of those states who are obeying all state laws. Harsh federal criminal charges are imposed on non-violent individuals who's only crime was to obey their state's laws. This is an abuse of the power of the federal government against the constitutionally protected rights of the states and their people. The "drug war" props up cartels, violates our civil rights, encourages violent criminal behavior, funds the militarization of civilian police forces, fills prisons, and answers to special interests only. In a time of crippling debt, we need to take an example from the international community and rethink the way we approach our drug problems. It should be treated not punished. Research has shown that these are extremely useful plants. Hemp is an environmentally friendly alternative to many of the materials used today, and is in no way a drug. These products can be applied to many industries.

Examples: Pharmaceuticals, Agriculture, Bio-fuels, Bio-degradable plastics, Textiles, etc.

We are asking the representatives of Indiana to stop wasteful spending on a failed "drug war". We the people can find better uses for our money.

Thank you.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Obama's increased war on drugs.

      Steven Mayoras
      Petition Organizer

      “Legalization of drugs will not be considered in this approach. Making drugs more available and more accessible will not reduce drug use and its adverse consequences for public health and safety. We will continue to educate young
      people and all Americans about the science on the harmful health effects of marijuana use.”

      There is overwhelming evidence for the benefits of cannabis, economic-related and health-related. More of an excuse to fund his police state.

    3. Short film.

      Steven Mayoras
      Petition Organizer

      This is a good short film with some insight into the history of American Hemp production. Thanks for helping Indiana go green!

    4. I stumbled upon this graphic.

      Steven Mayoras
      Petition Organizer

      In my opinion, this is one of the main reasons we should be legalizing. Debt is a key issue and should be taken seriously.

    5. Fill congress with members that really care about our freedoms!

      Steven Mayoras
      Petition Organizer

      Sign the petition and share with everybody you know! This is an important step toward responsible spending policies. It will be a huge win for civil liberties if we can show Indiana is done with these out-dated policies.

    6. Reached 50 signatures
    7. This is why we do what we do.

      Steven Mayoras
      Petition Organizer

      This drug war is about more than "smoking pot". It's a fight for civil liberties and economic responsibility. The government needs to answer for the crimes it commits against innocent people.

    8. Reached 25 signatures
    9. Response from my representitive.

      Steven Mayoras
      Petition Organizer

      I received a response from Rep. Todd Rokita recently. He is not interested in supporting our cause. He believes it's in the best interest of the U.S. to continue the war on drugs as is. Let's remind them who they work for!

    10. They WILL hear us this time.

      Steven Mayoras
      Petition Organizer

      Sign and Share with everyone you know. We will change this or change our representation.

    11. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • richard mccurdy HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      please consider signing my petition as well, it is similar.

      united states drug enforcement administration: allow hemp production in the united states

    • Jacob Roberson KNOXVILLE, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing because I believe God gave us all plants for our use and because I believe that prohibition goes against the very fundamental beliefs of our Country. I'm also signing because hemp is the world's strongest natural fiber and because I am against the 1%

    • Mason Myers CHURUBUSCO, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      How smart can we as a people be if we can declare a plant illegal? It is nonsense.

    • Stephen Pantoja NEW CARLISLE, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      I have severe migrains and am a card holder in the state of Colorado, Medical marijuana is the only medicine that works for me.

    • Ashley Rothgeb FORT WAYNE, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      In hopes that my dad and many others will have a natural option to pain and nausea relief. It isn't fair that so many people are allowed to drink alcohol and all it does is decrease your health, when something so simple, so natural, can help improve the daily lives of many. Please take into consideration this herbal remedy.


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