Mr. President: Follow the will of the people regarding Marijuana.
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Dear Mr. President,
You won the 2012 election. We the People chose you.
The majority of Americans have entrusted you - yet again - to represent the will of the People and lead our country over the next four years.
We the People recognize you have much on your plate, from the economy to global warming to foreign relations and national security. You've got your work cut out for you and a divided Congress with which to deal.
Yet, we have proven our faith in your ability to get things accomplished.
That being said, We the People respectfully request that you honor the will of the People by calling off your federal raids of state-legitimized marijuana operations.
Colorado and Washington states have legalized marijuana for adult use. Massachusetts has become the eighteenth state to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana.
Now is the time for you, Mr. President, to respect the same people who re-elected you. You no longer have the concern of being re-elected. We the People did that for you.
In the spirit of reciprocity, We the People now trust that you will show your gratitude by honoring the U.S. Constitution and leaving the issue of marijuana law up to the individual states whose citizens have enacted pro-marijuana legislation.
This would be an excellent time to publicly support the historic passage of marijuana legalization in the two states - Washington and Colorado - who gave you their electorate votes.
It would also be an excellent time to honor your 2008 promise to respect state laws regarding marijuana.
You have the power to call off the D.E.A. and your Justice Department, minimizing federal expenditures while at the same time respecting the will of the People.
With so much for you to do in your second term as president, your administration should not busy itself with interfering with state laws on the issue of marijuana.
As much as you want the nation as a whole to respect the will of the People regarding your re-election, We the People wish you would respect the will of the People on marijuana law reforms. It's two sides of the same coin, Mr. President, and you must concede to legitimize your own re-election.
As the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, a social issue like marijuana law should be left up to the individual states and the people thereof. The federal government has more important things to do.
We the People had faith in you to continue running our country. We now ask you to have faith in the states and the citizens who voted for marijuana legalization.
Leave Colorado and Washington - as well as the eighteen states with medical marijuana programs - alone to utilize the laws the voters have enacted. Do not raid any more state-regulated marijuana programs.
Save the taxpayers money and protect this new, job-creating industry through supporting federal non-interference.
We the People
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