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later backed that statement, saying "Marijuana is against federal law, and that applies in states where they may have repealed their own anti-marijuana laws.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

Sep 21, 2017 Donna Robertson
Sep 20, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Sep 15, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please as a cancer patient please make cannabis alllowed for all states. Thank you President Trump!
Sep 13, 2017 Amanda Cruickshanks
Sep 12, 2017 Rosie Albanese
Sep 12, 2017 Teresa Sherbert I have breast cancer. 6 yrs. ago I had cancer unknown primary. This is my second battle, Pain, depression, anxiety, and scared! Marijuana could help with all of this! Prescription pain pills, depression pills, sleeping pills don't help!
Sep 12, 2017 Eve Senkovich A must for many people.
Sep 12, 2017 Leianne Blackburn Leianne blackburn
Sep 12, 2017 Sharon Reardanz
Sep 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2017 Laurie Shafer
Sep 12, 2017 Mauritta Gardner
Sep 12, 2017 Donna Hartz
Sep 12, 2017 Wendy Henry
Sep 12, 2017 amanda mcadams
Sep 12, 2017 (Name not displayed) Marijuana helps so many people with so many health issues. Please legalization it for them.
Sep 12, 2017 Tiana Burks
Sep 12, 2017 Karen Zidar
Sep 12, 2017 Vicki krueger
Sep 12, 2017 Lynne Lewis It is an excellent tool for pain management.
Sep 12, 2017 Javier Rivera
Sep 12, 2017 Liliana Ferreira
Sep 12, 2017 Martine Smet
Sep 12, 2017 Brenda Long It really helps people
Sep 11, 2017 Brittany Glenn
Sep 11, 2017 Kelly Thomas
Sep 11, 2017 Jackee Murray
Sep 10, 2017 Barbara Szantai
Sep 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2017 Luis Chelotti
Sep 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2017 Tammi Washington
Sep 10, 2017 Sandra Hilliard I didn't need it, but someone else might.
Sep 10, 2017 Eric Stiff
Sep 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) i know people that need this
Sep 10, 2017 Carolyn Pomerleau
Sep 10, 2017 LOIS HAMILTON
Sep 10, 2017 Jane GROVE
Sep 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) My best friend and I swear by this CDB oil as it helped shrink her breast cancer cells and made the fight so much at ease and her pain and stress was 0 If you know anyone going through cancer please get them this wonderful oil it helps in so many ways.
Sep 10, 2017 Maurizio Slanzi ----------------------------------------------------------------------
Sep 9, 2017 Kathleen Angulo As Big Pharm & greedy insurance companies make it more difficult to obtain affordable health care We The People demand that we can still have access to a natural herbal homeopathic medicine that actually works! Keep Medical Marijuana in the State's hands
Sep 8, 2017 Kay Tebo
Sep 8, 2017 (Name not displayed) What are you so afraid of Jeff Sessions??? Legal drugs are the scourge of our society right now, let the states decide and keep ONE campaign promise!
Sep 8, 2017 Denise Lopes
Sep 8, 2017 Rhonda Petrarca For God's sake please honor some of the commitments you made while campaigning! Especially this one.

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