In 2008, candidate Barack Obama pledged to respect the right of state and local governments to provide access to medical marijuana for patients, a policy the Dept. of Justice under President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder later put in writing. As you likely know by now, the Dept. of Justice under Obama and Holder has not lived up to that promise, but instead has engaged in a campaign of raids, intimidation and misinformation. Last week, rogue US Attorney Melinda Haag went even further over the top, not only raiding alleged medical marijuana locations in the famous "Oaksterdam" neighborhood, but even attacking institutions like Oaksterdam University and the Oaksterdam Cannabis Museum that don't distribute marijuana.
I'm writing today to ask you three small things:
- Sign Oaksterdam founder Richard Lee's change.org petition.
- Send a letter to President Obama through StoptheDrugWar.org. This is important so we know who on our list is motivated to help save medical marijuana and what Congressional and state legislative districts you live in.
- Pledge to stay tuned to our web site and email list for further actions needed in the campaign to save medical marijuana.
We are dismayed that the Justice Department has flouted the promise President Obama and Attorney General Holder made to patients and their states and cities. But we are unbowed, and we are fighting back -- because time and the truth are on our side. Thank you for your support at this critical moment.
David Borden, Executive Director
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