President/Vice President/Attorney Generals Office/all U.S. Governors/U.S. Senators & Representative
United States of America

To all our elected officials:

It is unfortunate that the economy is in such a state. By legalizing/decriminalzing marijuana/cannabis it would create jobs, bring much needed revenue, free up law enforcement and jail cells that are needed for VIOLENT criminals, provide alternative, cheaper medical options and the list goes on.

It has also been brought to my attention that for more than twenty years, Dutch citizens over age eighteen have been permitted to buy and use cannabis (marijuana and hashish) in government-regulated coffee shops. This policy has not resulted in dramatically escalating marijuana use. For most age groups, rates of marijuana use in the Netherlands are similar to those in the United States. However, for young adolescents, rates of marijuana use are lower in the Netherlands than in the United States.

Benjamin Franklin, a very wise man, stated:
"For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise." and he said
"The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice."

Lastly, "Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion."

It is time for change.

We, the undersigned, U.S. Citizens do hereby request the legalization/decriminalization of marijuana/cannabis in all 50 United States of America, U.S. territories and the United Stated Federal Government.

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The LEGALIZE/DECRIMINALIZE MARIJUANA/CANNABIS LAWS IN ALL 50 U.S. STATES/TERRITORIES petition to President/Vice President/Attorney Generals Office/all U.S. Governors/U.S. Senators & Representative was written by Betty Charapata and is in the category Patriotism at GoPetition.