Sep 082012
 

vote for marijuanaWeed The People: Upset Pro Marijuana Vote Could Cost Obama The Election

by Monterey Bud

As many polling outfits struggle with tracking the presidential race… and the perceived support for each candidate, it appears as though Mitt Romney as of yesterday (Friday) is currently holding a 46% to 45%  approval lead over president Barack Obama (God help us). With the remaining 5% of the vote as undecided and an additional 4% who are leaning towards other candidates such as Ron Paul, or Gary Johnson.

While these numbers may seem relatively boring – it leaves one scratching their head. Why is that president Obama would turn his back on the medical marijuana community and all of the votes that lie therein? Particularly when one reviews the American sentiment on legalizing pot, as expressed through the numerous polls performed over the last 12 months.

While the public opinion varies, based on how the question is asked: “medical marijuana” vs. “recreational marijuana legalization”… No matter how you slice it America has seen through the smokescreen of the federal government’s lies. Currently 50% of Americans who are registered to vote have stated their outright support for the legalization of recreational marijuana use. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that as a substance goes, marijuana is far less harmful to society than alcohol, tobacco… or for that matter sugar. Now when it comes to the medical side of this plant, the national support grows to more than 70% – as I’ve mentioned before and will continue to do so in the future, the federal government possesses the evidence which shows marijuana’s cannabinoids true potential medicinal benefits. Their cited studies, reference and documentations can be found at the United States patent website.

When one breaks down the overall demographics showing support for both recreational marijuana legalization and medical marijuana legalization, it’s striking that Obama has chosen to walk away from this group. As the referenced Gallup poll link shows, over 67% of the voters who support the outright legalization of marijuana are between the ages of 18 to 29, a key demographic — should Obama want to be reelected. An additional 57% of independents, Democrats… and even some moderate Republicans, are on board, and showing support for this issue.

As Mr. Obama was famous for noting back on the campaign trail of 2008 when he was merely a presidential hopeful- “I’m not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue.” After admitting to his personal fondness for the marijuana plant, then candidate Barry Obama noted that, medical marijuana was a topic most suitable for the local governments and states to sort out with their voters. As part of the 2008 campaign, Mr. Obama had pledged to pull back the DEA and the Justice Department, which the Bush administration had unleashed on medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the US.

Our hypocrite in chief has not only turned his back on our community… He has annihilated any potential credibility within the medical marijuana community. Under Eric Holder and President Obama’s direction, the DOJ and the DEA, along with the IRS, have crushed well over 125 medical marijuana collectives throughout the US in just over 36 months.

Why during an election-year, knowing that a large chunk of his voting base is pro marijuana, would he attack the very state regulated collectives he not long ago supported? These MMJ D’s have done nothing but create jobs, pay taxes and help the sick – all while keeping the jails and prisons open for the real criminals?

Source: Marijuana.com

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About Jay Smoker

I have been smoking marijuana for almost twenty years and I have no plans to stop anytime soon. My life was turned upside down in 2009 after getting arrested and tossed in jail for being in the wrong state with legal medical marijuana. I got fed up, and I now devote all my time to ending this insanity.I am responsible for the technical side of this project, but try to chip in when I can, either with syndicated articles or original content.Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Digg and feel free to email. any questions or concerns. Peace!
  • Thinking Clearly

    “By popular usage, however, the word “democracy” has come to mean a form of government in which the government derives its power from the people and
    is accountable to them for the use of that power. In this sense the
    United States might accurately be called a democracy.”
    Reference:
    http://tinyurl.com/9cfnt5s
    Is the United States a democracy?

    More than 50% of American voters support marijuana legalization. More than 70% support medical marijuana.

    President Obama should be acting to address this issue now as part of this election, and so should Romney. With figures like these from the polls I am finding this election campaign by both parties to be quite a travesty.

    Americans need to demand that these issues get addressed. Its a Federal issue that needs reform now. Keeping marijuana prohibited and criminalized and ignoring all this, and not adding it to the list of issues being discussed makes a mockery of our form of Government, wastes billions of dollars, and makes our Nation’s voters feel helpless about being heard.

    Who do they really represent in Washington?

    It certainly doesn’t seem to be the American people.

  • Matthew Cunningham

    I have been partaking for almost 45 years on and off as offered,given,could afford, or available, I now find it very useful For my Diabetic issues and my 45 years of safe use makes me mad as hell when I here some one saying it need more study,

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Malcolm-Kyle/100001700224506 Malcolm Kyle

    Prohibitionists are neither civil nor productive members of society, they are soulless parasites—inhuman, oppressive criminals from whom protection is required.

    Or maybe Prohibitionists did not really intend to kill hundreds of thousands worldwide, put 1 in every 30 American adults under supervision of the correctional system, and destroy the economy?

    Whatever way you look at it, Prohibitionists are overwhelmingly responsible for an immense increase in organized crime, international terrorism, rampant official corruption, a broken economy, mass unemployment and a serious undermining of international security and development.

    If you sincerely believe that prohibition is a dangerous and counter-productive policy then you can stop helping to enforce it. You are entitled—required even—to act according to your conscience!

    * It only takes one juror to prevent a guilty verdict.

    * You are not lawfully required to disclose your voting intention before taking your seat on a jury.

    * You are also not required to give a reason to the other jurors on your position when voting. Simply state that you find the accused not guilty!

    * Jurors must understand that it is their opinion, their vote. If the Judge and the other jurors disapprove, too bad. There is no punishment for having a dissenting opinion.

    “It is not only [the juror's] right, but his duty … to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgment, and conscience, though in direct opposition to the direction of the court.” —John Adams

    We must create what we can no longer afford to wait for: PLEASE VOTE TO ACQUIT!

    • Jim Bob

      Nice to see some one else say this.

      DO NOT CONVICT- PERIOD

      This is exactly how we turned alcohol prohibition around. As Americans, if we don’t agree with the “law” we don’t have to support it. It is a law built on LIES AND RACISM!

      “Fuck the federal government. Use it if you need it.”-Peter McWilliams, author

  • liberty voter

    I voted for Obama in 2008. I won’t vote for Obama in 2012. This is the #1 reason why.

    • Jim Bob

      You are a Fool – god help us when Romney gets into office

  • http://twitter.com/BridgetAcademy St.Bridget’s Academy

    I have left message after message on the White House page telling our president if he does not keep his promise about ending the raids on states where medical marijuana is legal I will not vote to re-elect him, I will vote for Gary Johnson.

    • moldy

      I too have done the same thing. He should listen for his own good.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Phillips/100001004847898 Tony Phillips

      Oh….that will really help, voting for Johnson. It will help Romney win and then where are we. Get a grip!

    • Jim Bob

      You might as well vote for romney

  • denbee

    I voted for Mr. Obama on the hope that he would work to end the insane marijuana policy that criminalizes almost a million Americans a year. He said said he would, he lied. Fool me once your fault, fool me twice my fault. I will not vote for Mr.Obama again, that simple. I am almost 63 years old and for almost 43 years I have used marijuana. I am very tired of sneaking around and being made to feel like a crook. The issue is important to me. So much so that I will be voting for Gary Johnson this election. Mr Obama could have had my vote ( and millions ot other’s too) but he chose to perpetuate the Federal Lie about marijuana over the truth. He seems to believe that all those arrest for marijuana are justified. We disagree. Let him reap the rewards!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Phillips/100001004847898 Tony Phillips

      Then vote for Romney, dickweed!

      • Mike

        your retarded Romney is against it too

    • Jim Bob

      You might as well vote for Romney don’t fool yourself that Johnson is going to win

  • nygratefulfred

    OhBummer deserves to lose because he has been such a back stab letting the feds raid Medicinal Marijuana outlets.If the other guy wasn’t such a horror I would not vote again for OhBummer but what choice do you really have—-either Bad or Worse!

    • Jamie Guest

      you vote for gary i guess

  • Clint

    read “Marijuana Gateway to Health” to learn what the government wants to keep hidden: using marijuana introduces compounds into our bodies that supplement our natural disease-fighting chemicals

  • Johnny oneye

    Drabinol , Marinol were removed from schedule 1 .So pharma Co. could distribute
    synthetic cannabis. Marijuana remains.
    Does not seem like it would be that hard to reschedule cannabis , the science is available.
    Is Obama willing ?

    • Sweet Anxiety Meet 4Twenty

      that is kinda lame… Why cant we use a plant? because they don’t make money on that plant and would need to find a new way to enslave our people… believe it… our people 48% are on a regular RX, and the AVERAGE American takes 11 prescriptions a year… Stats are from the age group UNDER 64!!!! I Believe it goes up to 18 a year for the over 65 group!!

      • Johnny oneye

        where does campaign money come from?
        Pharma
        police unions
        alcohol
        tabacco
        prisons
        marijuana advocates
        When these lobbyist pay millions to support a candidate they are expecting something in return ,usually in the form of policy.
        politicians are bought by the highest bid.
        When medical MJ organisations get big enough they have political clout
        (oaksterdam) ,(harborside) .( unions) (ASA)
        Look how the FEDS treated them! too big !too much power
        Obama could change this in October when ASA pettion to re-schedule cannabis comes to court.
        untill then , I cant support any-one who believes cannabis is a “dangerous narcotic”
        Im sure there are thousands like me!

  • Jimbob

    You people are damn fools if you think Romney is going to make cannabis legislation more favorable for us! Yeah, Obama hasn’t followed through with his campaign claims for cannabis but things are going to be A MILLION TIMES WORSE WITH DICK FACE ROMNEY IN OFFICE!

    • Sweet Anxiety Meet 4Twenty

      MITT The Twitt!!! for sure… I’m worried he is simply stupid just for running as such a douchebag!! he is such a douche!!!

  • MarkEntry

    To: Ron Paul, Romney just proved he’s a devious Rino & you must quickly get registered as a Libertarian. So, we can bypass both scam masters. Then, we can get rid of Obamacare/Romneycare, & legalize cannabis, too.

  • Kyler

    i have been smokin marijuana for many years. i dont see anything at all wrong wit the use of the substance. and i cant wait till its legalized in the state of missouri. and if it dont happen soon. looks like i gotta move to a state where it is. because it helps me with my back pain and headaches. keeps me from becoming depressed and so much more..

  • Kyler

    Life would be so much better if everyone didnt have to hide the fact that they smoke marijuana. people would actually be alot happier if they didnt have to worry about bein judged because they enjoy getting high. just because theres some that dont like it dont mean they have to try to stop those that do from bein able to use it. and one more thing, its a hell of a lot better then drinkin alcohol. to me alcohol causes people to get violent and aggressive. That type of substance also kills people. alot of people. Now does marijuana??????????//

  • Kyler

    so rele i dont care whoes in the office has long as they can grant everyone a dream come true and legalize the use of marijuana at free will. medical reasons or just for the hell of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/culinarycutie09 Amanda Billings

    So happy to see Gary Johnson’s ad on here! Vote for liberty! Vote Johnson/Gray 2012! LIVE FREE!

  • moldy

    Nice piece there Jay! You have some very valid points and Gary Johnson should not be over looked however, we all know votes going to Gary will take 70% of the weed votes away from Obama which could be as much as 0.5-1.0% of the total votes. It’s possible that could be the margin for Rmoney to win. Obama on the other hand could do an end run around Ryan’s MMJ comments and re-schedule cannabis thus winning the election. hahahaha

  • joell58

    The last 3 presidents got into office by announcing they were users in the past. This smart move got them the swing vote needed, in those close races, to get into office (pandering to us that know prohibition is wrong). Expect the winner of the 2012 race to do something similar, but we know from past experience just admitting to past use isn’t enough to get our vote this time. We’ve been fooled 3 times with that move.

  • Rhonda Zeal

    LET’S HOPE SO!!

  • SliverMeMembers

    I guarantee you one goddam thing… I am NOT voting for Obama. Even as much as I HATE Romney and concede that Obama would IN EVERY OTHER WAY be a better president than Willard “Mitt” Romney would be. Now he’s taken us into Honduras and Guatemala… great Barry, just great. Way to move “Forward”.

    I can only vote my conscience, and I cannot vote for Obama. Sorry Barry, you fucked up. I’ll be casting MY vote for Gary Johnson, who has ZERO chance of winning. Why? Until these fuckers in both of these corrupt parties start to understand that the marijuana lobby is for real, they’ll continue to throw 800,000+ of us in jail every year. Fuck them, vote for Gary Johnson!

  • Daddysgirl43

    All us weeed smokers know that there all full of shit anyways!

  • nobamanowsorry

    voted for Mr. Obama notthis year and every person at work and my club is not that over 200! We dont take lies well.

  • Sheila Chambers

    As long as we keep telling ourselves that voting for X rather that the two corporate candidates is a wasted vote, it will continue to be. I stopped voting for the “lesser” of the two evils a long time ago as I was still selecting EVIL.
    Enough of that, if enough people abandon these two corporate controlled parties, just 40% of the electorate, could at last lead to change.
    At least change your vote to make a protest or leave the presidential “choices” blank.
    We must stop supporting those two evils.