The Obama administration, though well aware of the enormous public support for federal marijuana reform, continues to stand behind its status quo policy. Their strategy it seems is to show responsiveness– the White House has issued three responses on the issue–while avoiding any substantive debate. Their message: we hear you, but we’re just not interested in your ideas.
For marijuana activists across the country, Obama’s stonewalling should be treated as a rallying point. The Whitehouse is betting that the pro-cannabis community will burn out and lose interest in the idea of federal reform. They’re waiting to see if we have the tenacity to prove them wrong.