We the People: Petition Obama to Pardon Pot Activist Marc Emery

CANNABIS CULTURE - The White House has launched a new website giving citizens the opportunity to electronically petition President Obama, who will respond to issues that receive more than 5,000 signatures in 30 days. Sign the petition asking Obama to pardon imprisoned Canadian marijuana activist Marc Emery!

SIGN THE PETITION

"The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution," the website, called We the People, states under it's 'How & Why' section. "We the People provides a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country. We created We the People because we want to hear from you. If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response."

The Pardon Marc Emery petition states:

We formally request President Obama pardon and release Marc Scott Emery. Marc Emery, a well-known Canadian political activist, publisher, businessman and leader of the BC Marijuana Party, was arrested in 2005 at the request of the United States for selling cannabis seeds through the mail. The DEA press release by Administrator Karen Tandy on July 29th, 2005 clearly explained the United States’ extradition request was a “significant blow … to the marijuana legalization movement” because Marc Emery’s money had been “channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada” – and therefore, was for the purpose of prosecuting and punishing him by reason of his political opinion, activity and involvement; [DEA press release seen at www.FreeMarc.ca]

The petition had 2,148 signatures at the time this article was published; almost half way there!

Marc Emery, known in Canada as the Prince of Pot, is currently serving a 5-year prison term after being extradited to the US from Canada for selling marijuana seeds online. Marc funneled the vast majority of his profits to legalization efforts, which made him very unpopular with powerful US and Canadian leaders, who eventually had him locked away.

Find out more about Marc Emery at FreeMarc.ca or read his prison blogs on Cannabis Culture. Read the DEA press release mentioned in the the petition that proves Marc is a political prisoner.

We The People has only been up for a few days, but already the site has been bombarded with petitions covering a wide range of issues.

What's the most popular issue, you ask? Legalizing marijuana, of course.

At the top of the list (with 35,930 signatures at the time this article was published) is a petition titled Legalize and Regulate Marijuana in a Manner Similar to Alcohol.

In fact, five of the top 10 petitions relate to legalizing marijuana and hemp. Check out the most popular petitions.

This is by no means a surprise, as several of the Obama Administration's past public outreach efforts (and comprable efforts from the Canadian government) have seen similar results, with marijuana-related topics at the top of the respective lists.

Find more at We the People.

UPDATE

We now have over 5,000 signatures – enough to get a response from the White House – but we want to get as many signatures as possible so keep sharing!

Comments

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Sacred Controlled Substances

What are the chances of Marc Scott Emery getting a pardon from the President of the United States? Like zero ? Come off it stoners- its one thing being positive and quite another being out of your mind and wasting everybody's time.

Marc plead guilty, he can't be pardoned.. he did it, & said so himself in open criminal court.. he was _not set up, repeat- _not set up-
he sold himself right into the crocodile jaws of justice as an adult who knew what he was doing, surrounded by legal experts all the while and especially after having been in jail before for drug offences.

Give it up all you dead battery brained stoner activist retards: the Prince of Pot is not suffering torture in Guantanamo, he's playing cover tunes in the prison music studio..he finished high school in jail, he gets to read and write for hours every day and work on his suntan..

Marc Emery plead guilty to drug crime- he is not eligible for a pardon. he is eligible for early release if he shows good behavior, Don't compromise that by harassing the US Justice System on his behalf with all your petty whiney snits about invalid crap. All this does is make it look like he is the world leader of a bunch of doped up zombie assholes he will whip up into revolution when he gets out

mark emery

Nixon was pardoned after a full confession!!!!

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https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/p

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/we-demand-vapid-condescending-meaningless-politically-safe-response-petition/gCZfn86x

I fear gov't more than

Marc Emery--release him!

When I try to create an

When I try to create an account @ We The People the page doesn't come up.

good luck with that...

obama wouldn't step in to prevent, let alone, delay the execution of troy davis, saying...his press secretary jay carney said, "it is not appropriate for the President of the United States to weigh in on specific cases"...he won't lift a finger for marc emery...

In my mind obama is already

In my mind obama is already shot dead and buried as he deserves.

Just waiting for the next elections.

Ron Paul 2012.

phh, rop paul is one of the

phh, rop paul is one of the worst people you could choose. everyone keeps saying oh vote for him, he supports pot, ya but other then that all his other policys are crap. enjoy haveing all government involvled programs pulled or defunded, like the department of education for one.

@ Anonymous 09/27/2011 -

@ Anonymous 09/27/2011 - 21:36

Hey Teacha, Leave them kids alone...

DoE?

GET THE HELL rid of the department of education. Have free market economics solve the problem. The department of education's only true purpose is to continue it's own existence. Think about what would happen of the DOE solved all the school's problems? Then there would be nothing for them to fix anymore, they would solve themselves out of a job, and we cant be having that can we. So, dont actually fix the problems were tasked to fix, because then there would be no jobs for us after. The department of energy's purpose is to reduce our country's dependance upon foreign oil. We spend something like 28 billion dollars a year to accomplish this objective. Look how well thats worked! Great job guys!

Another Cannabis We The People petition

The US government has had a patent on cannabinoids as a neuroprotectant since 2003. Quoting the patent, "This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia." Surely they speak the truth about this. Have a look at the patent.http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6630507.PN.&OS=PN/6630507&RS=PN/6630507Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO

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Many people have seen similar results personally, including a number of stage 4 cancer sufferers given ‘hemp oil’ by Rick Simpson in Canada, who were cured by ingesting it. (Rick said there was about a 70% recovery rate in those stage 4 folks; the rest died as their prognosis forecast.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0psJhQHk_GI

My petition asks the government to reveal what it knows about cannabis that is beneficial, since it has thus far only been releasing detrimental information.

You can view and sign the petition here:

http://wh.gov/4y0

NORML Press Releases

[or lack of]. Was just wondering why this and other pro-legalization info wasn't in the Associated Press and national news. For that matter, NORML should follow the lead of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (the food police) and release info weekly. Some great topic ideas can be found at procon.org. On a related note, why is it that on the #1 morning national news program, The Today Show, Kathy and Hoda kid and joke about getting tipsy on chardonnay, but we never hear a word about topics such as the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Proposition which will be on the 2012 California ballot? NORML can you get on this?

Cant sign

The earlier post was right, the "create account" page to let you sign won't open.

Eliminate the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Please sign my petition to eliminate the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the "Drug Czar". I really believe that getting rid of these bastards would be a major blow to the powers that be.

You can view and sign the petition here:

http://wh.gov/4kR

Here's some more information about this petition:

Eliminate the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

The legislation that congress used to create the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), also known as the Drug Czar’s office, requires that the ONDCP reject any attempts to reform laws for any substances on the List of Controlled Substances.

Because of this restriction, the ONDCP has shown time and again that it is willing to lie and distort facts in order to fulfill that mandate. This behavior by the ONDCP is un-American and immoral, and should not be allowed in a free and democratic society.

This petition requests that the ONDCP be eliminated.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/p

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/we-demand-vapid-condescending-meaningless-politically-safe-response-petition/gCZfn86x

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One sentence could free him.

From another petition.

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Scared

I would love to sign petition but am afraid of future repercussions by the US gov't. They are quite efficient at intimidation while denying future border access.
I do think the Obama administration would earn a lot of respect and brownie points with millions of Canadians that don't support anything undemocratic, like the imprisonment of Marc Emery for his political goals. It is no secret why he was targeted by uncle sam.
If pot was so addictive and dangerous how could anyone that ever smoked it end up as the President of The USA. Didn't Bill Clinton & George Jr. Bush admit to it as well.
Obama do something good. Free Marc.

Scared

I would love to sign petition but am afraid of future repercussions by the US gov't. They are quite efficient at intimidation while denying future border access.
I do think the Obama administration would earn a lot of respect and brownie points with millions of Canadians that don't support anything undemocratic, like the imprisonment of Marc Emery for his political goals. It is no secret why he was targeted by uncle sam.
If pot was so addictive and dangerous how could anyone that ever smoked it end up as the President of The USA. Didn't Bill Clinton & George Jr. Bush admit to it as well.
Obama do something good. Free Marc.

SCARED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Obummer

Why would anybody really think that this Deceiver and Thief--I mean commander and cheif--would do anything to help Marc Emery. He just closed the whole state of California's medical marijuana stores--they have 40 days to shut the doors. He is already stealing the bank accounts of these good people who have the state permits and are abiding by the law. The problem is our leader in American is a thief and a liar. He hates anybody making money without his hand in the till. Kinda like the leader in Canada--even though he acts like he is Christian--like Obama. They are not chrisitains--they are evil people acting like christians. Money and control are all they crave. It's time to grow more and more, and remember: Rebellion to tryanny is obedience to God! That was Ben Franklin-- a real christian--who loved cannabis.....

The British monarchy

HARRY FROM THE BRITISH MONARCHY LIKES CALIFORNIA BECAUSE HE LIKES GETTING FUCKED IN THE ASS BY THE ROMAN CATHOLICS. THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND AND JUDGE JUDY OWE 60 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION WHO LIVES IN TORONTO OR ELSE AND THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND HAS NO AUTHORITY IN CANADA IN ANY LEGAL JUSTICE SYSTEM FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS YOUR HATE FOR THE ROMANIAN GYPIES WHERE THE KING OF ENGLANDS BLOODLINE ORIGINATES FROM, WILLIAM AND HARRY HAVE THE MENTALITY OF A 5 YEAR OLD FEMALE, LOOSERS HOW DOES IT FEEL TO TAKE IT IN THE ASS BY A CIVILIAN QUEEN AND KING, YOUR PUSSIES AND YOU OWE AND THEN WHEN YOU DIE YOUR SON OWES, ITS 60 THOUSAND OR ELSE QUEEN PIG, HOW DOES IT FEEL NAZI'S

Legalize Marijuana!!!

Marijuana is a herb and Shouldnt be Illegal , leave Marijuana users alone and focus on the REAL Criminals!

Signatures

You now need 25,000 signatures in 30 days for the white house to acknowledge the petition..

legalize pot

We need to take a big bite out of organized crime and legalize pot. It seems Mr Harper hasn't read the history on prohibition.

Signature # 5,387.

Signature # 5,387.

END MARIJUANA PROHIBITION PETITION WILL FREE MARC EMERY!

WE NEED 76 MORE SIGNATURES TODAY
END MARIJUANA & HEMP PROHIBITION
WHITE HOUSE PETITION
DEADLINE TOMORROW OCT. 23
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Please! Hurry & click & sign,
so our petition will
t Qualify for an official White
House response! It needs
5,000 total signatures.

Adults & kids age 13 & up can sign!

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This is an UMBRELLA petition that
covers all hemp, cannabis and marijuana
legal issues by Ending Prohibition.

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