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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later backed that statement, saying "Marijuana is against federal law, and that applies in states where they may have repealed their own anti-marijuana laws.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.


Petition Signatures

Nov 22, 2017 Gene jorgensen
Nov 22, 2017 Rebecca Chandler
Nov 21, 2017 Timothy Anderson If it helps people I say keep it legal.
Nov 20, 2017 carol curby Please legalize marijuana. It has many benefits for those suffering with cancer & other diseases.
Nov 20, 2017 Tatiana Hatzimarkos
Nov 20, 2017 Janet Taylor
Nov 20, 2017 Rhonda Morris
Nov 20, 2017 Natalie Dickins
Nov 20, 2017 Yvonne Bagley legalize it and tax it!
Nov 20, 2017 Lorri Castillo
Nov 20, 2017 Leah Taylor
Nov 20, 2017 Alicja Bożek
Nov 20, 2017 Julie French
Nov 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) Keep it legal!!
Nov 20, 2017 Carrie Mandelin Marijuana should be legal in all states. It is a cure for so many illnesses and it is non-toxic, unlike pharmaceuticals!
Nov 20, 2017 Angel Bridge Keep KRATOM legal too!! Better, safer alternative to addictive pain pills with NO known overdose deaths in the 1000 years it has been used. Safer than coffee and in the tea family!!! They WANT us hooked on pharmaceutical drugs, don't let that happen!!!
Nov 20, 2017 Emily Riley
Nov 20, 2017 Sandra Medeiros
Nov 19, 2017 Pearl Day
Nov 19, 2017 Jo Thayer Very beneficial
Nov 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2017 (Name not displayed) This has helped so many!
Nov 18, 2017 Linda Kohn
Nov 18, 2017 Dotty Dooley
Nov 18, 2017 Kim Howland
Nov 18, 2017 Regina Ferrell
Nov 18, 2017 Renee Robertson
Nov 18, 2017 (Name not displayed) We need this badly.
Nov 18, 2017 Kristin Dito
Nov 18, 2017 donna Logan
Nov 18, 2017 Elda Jones
Nov 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2017 Megin Ashley
Nov 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2017 Heather Miller Marijuana has benefits that help sick and dying people, including my brother who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. It is very important that it be legal for these people.
Nov 18, 2017 Melissa Salmon
Nov 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2017 Anastasia Kostas
Nov 18, 2017 nicoletta tsalafaos
Nov 18, 2017 Walter Morales I know from personal experience that it helps with pain and nausea and vomiting 🤮
Nov 17, 2017 Paul Statman
Nov 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2017 Chris Bush
Nov 17, 2017 Araceli Arellano it helps with the pain in so many other ways too
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
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Nov 16, 2017 Debra Bean
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Nov 16, 2017 Valerie Romero

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