WhiteHouse.gov has added a “We The People” section where any petition that gets more than 5,000 signatures will get a direct response from the Administration. Marijuana Legalization, as usual, is the top petition by thousands and thousands of signatures. Surprise! Too bad the site has been busted since the section went up.
Whoever is in charge of the White House website should be fired. It took me at least 10 tries to get the page to come up. Then another stack of tries to be allowed to sign up for an account. I would feel totally embarrassed for them…if it didn’t feel like it was on purpose.
Anyway, I encourage you all to keep trying. Why not? When the dust settles and they fix whatever crap is causing their issues, they’ll still be stuck having to respond to the petition called “Legalize and Regulate Marijuana in a Manner Similar to Alcohol.” Last I checked (when I could get to the site) it had 17,400 signatures. The threshold for a response is 5,000.
I’m sure they’ll respond with a measured, practical argument for the wildly popular and successful prohibition of marijuana.