David Sirota Petitions President Obama To Support A Federal Law To Protect States’ Marijuana Legalization Laws

On Monday, politics columnist and KHOW talk-show host David Sirota, filed a petition through the Obama administration’s “We the People” program on the White House website requesting the president support a federal law to protect marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington and any other states that decide to pass similar laws in the future.Sirota’s petition reads:Citizens in Colorado and Washington overwhelmingly voted to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana in similar fashion as the more hazardous substance, alcohol, is already legalized, regulated and taxed. We request the president support a federal law requiring the federal government to protect – rather than undermine or overturn – these state laws and similar laws that other states pass in the future. Specifically, we request the president to support a pending congressional proposal that would amend the federal pre-emption section of the Controlled Substances Act (section 903) to exempt from the act any state provisions “relating to marijuana.”Read More…
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David Sirota Petitions President Obama To Support A Federal Law To Protect States’ Marijuana Legalization Laws


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