“Welcome back to San Francisco Mr President” - City Supervisors prepare letter to Obama, asking him to leave their dispensaries alone! - SFBG article by Caitlin Donohue.
Response posted both below and online.
I’d like to acknowledge and applaud the supporters and the supervisor writers of this letter.
I believe that President Obama must be asked at every stop about his stance on marijuana. We have Mittens on tape, laughing away at a reporters question on medical marijuana in Colorado. It’s been the number one topic since he’s been in office and he continues to avoid addressing it and has backpedalled. If it’s left to the States and we in Colorado pass Amendment 64 (regulate as alcohol - over 21 can purchase without medical card & tax it = $$$$$ millions for state) which also allows for growth and sales of hemp, I’m sure the farmers that stand to make serious bank will want to be assured and reassured the Feds won’t come after them.
Why are some people refusing to see that the money brought into to the states could save them? What are people afraid of? Did you know, we have to import hemp? We can’t grow it here in the US.
President Obama should not get away with saying he was keeping his hands off the states and then sending the Justice Department in to close them down!
Add in the media spinning this November election into a very close one & in states where marijuana issues are on the ballot, neither candidate addressing our questions. Other states we need to band together and work together and get our answers. These are important questions!
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