President Obama has made it clear that he has no intentions of addressing marijuana prohibition during his last year in office. Luckily, he has not attempted to interfere with states’ pro-marijuana policies.
Powerful DC marijuana legalization activist, Adam Eidinger, is calling for a gathering of supporters at the White House, which was inspired by Bill Maher’s broadcast that any forward progress may retreat at the end of Obama’s term. The peaceful protest is an attempt to press the President to move forward with marijuana legalization procedures while he still can, according to Alternet.
Obama has left riddles surrounding his real stance on the issues. He has been paraphrased by his press spokesperson, Josh Earnest, with statements like, “If you feel so strongly about it, and you believe there is so much public support for what it is you’re advocating, then why don’t you pass legislation about it and see what happens.”
The protest to demand that President Obama reschedule marijuana before the end of his term openly invites advocates to light up, right in front of the White House. The protest is scheduled to take place for Saturday, April 2nd. The protesters also want to see those punished from marijuana-related crimes to be pardoned.
Eidinger predicts that at least 1,000 people will attend to show support, but hopes for many more to join the efforts. He said, “There is a huge pent-up demand for this right now; we actually do have the support to do this. We’re calling on the whole country to come. This is a national mobilization. Some of us may end up in jail, and that’s fine. It’s actually necessary at this point.”
Eidinger went on to say that, “We have to take action now, that’s the idea. If it’s not going to happen under Obama, it’s sure as hell not going to happen with Hillary.”
Bill Maher will be invited to the event. Adam Eidinger reminds the public that this is not an anti-Obama protest. The movement just wants to see Obama do the right thing, sooner than later.