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Ask Obama why

On March 26, President Obama addressed the nation in the first-ever online town hall event hosted by a sitting president. Topping the list of questions for President Obama was the idea of legalizing marijuana in order to help the struggling economy.

President Obama gave in-depth, thoughtful answers to every question except this one. Please use the form below to e-mail President Obama and ask for a real answer to this serious policy question.


Letter to
President of the United States
I watched the online town hall event on March 26, and I wanted to ask a follow-up question. Why do you not support taxing and regulating marijuana?

Every other question posed to you was met with a serious response. Despite this question being the most popular on whitehouse.gov, you dismissed it and provided no substance to support your position.

Please realize that millions of Americans disagree with your position on this issue -- I am one of them. Would you please respond to me with an explanation of why you feel the way you do?