Many of us on the left have felt vindicated this election. Many of our long held truths were upheld in the court of public opinion. In one particular case was the decriminalization of cannabis in both Colorado and Washington (God it feels good to type that) which has been both primarily ignored as a serious subject, or mocked and joked about depending on your "news" provider of choice.
All of us know that cannabis should be legal as beer is. Every one of us knows that it is not a Schedule One Drug (with no redeeming medical qualities) as the FDA and DEA classify it. These are silent truths. These are also very serious truths never spoken by even our most beloved media figures.
The government spent 8 Billion dollars last year fighting this endless fight and imprisoning so many of our brothers and sisters in real prisons doing real time, and for what? Truly a waste in every sense of the word.
Mr. President you won both Colorado and Washinton and I implore you to look at the math of your supporters who both helped to reelect you and also voted for the freedom to enjoy cannabis as much as you enjoy having a beer at the White House. As you yourself once enjoyed.
Mr. President, I've supported you since the primary fight against your Secretary of State. You do have the power of the executive and you can use your office to not only allow the people of the Great States of Colorado and Washington the freedom to make their own decisions regarding cannabis but also instruct the FDA to reexamine cannabis as a medicine. I personally know so many of my friends who went through chemo and felt the benefits of cannabis on their appetite and state of well being.
Do what is right Mr. President.
Medical cannabis has exposed the hypocrisy of the government in such a way as to make it impossible to restore. Propaganda requires ignorance on the part of its audience. Direct and in-direct experience with cannabis for medical treatment has exposed far too many to the benefits of this herb, and has revealed the dishonesty of the government's persecution. As long as few citizens had any direct knowledge of the actual effects of cannabis, it was easy to maintain the lies, but the real experience of seeing friends and family's tremendous relief from debilitating disease cannot be overcome with lies(this is my first diary posting with my iPad exclusively. I wrote the first draft on notepad and copied it over)