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  •  that's exactly what we're doing. (4+ / 0-)

    And even before that change, the President could order the DEA to de-prioritize marijuana seizures and prosecutions, just the same way he ordered ICE to de-prioritize deportations for undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children in advance of Congressional action on immigration reform.

    Reforms come from below. No man with four aces howls for a new deal.
    Keystone XL will raise gas prices!

    by Turbonerd on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 07:52:16 AM PST

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    •  Great! (1+ / 0-)
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      How are we letting the administration know we want change?  I haven't seen any organized email type campaigns, that's why I ask.  If it's not happening here, where is it happening?

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 08:50:47 AM PST

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      •  Ever hear about the White House petition site? (2+ / 0-)
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        happymisanthropy, CS in AZ

        Every time the White House has asked Americans what they most want to talk about, marijuana prohibition tops the charts. The administration KNOWS we want change. They initially tried to laugh us off as just being internet activists, but our numbers keep on keeping on. The Berlin Wall of prohibition is teetering, and they know it.

        Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

        by kbman on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 10:24:59 AM PST

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      •  Nothing is stopping you from (1+ / 0-)
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        emailing the President and your legislators.  I've been nagging my Senators and Congressman several times a year for the past four or five years.  

        My Congressman is starting to come around.  In 2011 he said:

        Prohibition, however, remains strongly supported by most law enforcement agencies across the country. I share the concerns of many that increasing access to any product that destroys the lives of individual users along with entire families and communities is not in the best interest of our society. Please be assured that should Congress consider this discussion, I will examine the issue with your concerns in mind.
        but earlier this year he said:
        I believe it is the prerogative of each state, its lawmakers, and its voters to determine whether the use of small amounts of marijuana by adults for medicinal or recreational purposes should be permitted.
        so I think I'm making progress.  

        Renewable energy brings national global security.     

        by Calamity Jean on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 12:13:52 PM PST

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