Every day, the American public grows more and more opposed to the war on marijuana, but the major Presidential candidates just don’t hear it.

Barack Obama’s Justice Department is waging a federal war on state-legal medical marijuana clinics in California — even as his campaign wants marijuana ballot initiative supporters to turn out for him in swing states this fall. Mitt Romney says he’ll fight medical marijuana legalization “tooth and nail.” And candidates who most closely represent the opinion of the majority of Americans, like Gary Johnson, are systematically excluded from the debate.

Just Say Now is working hard to make marijuana a campaign issue in 2012. Last week we sent pharmaceutical bottles with pro-medical marijuana messages to protesters in San Francisco who brought them to a demonstration at one of President Obama’s fundraisers, asking him to stop his IRS and DoJ from shutting down clinics like Harborside and Oaksterdam. And this week, after Mitt Romney’s “tooth and nail” comment, we want to make marijuana more popular than Mitt.

Just Say Now is the most popular marijuana page on Facebook with 1.27 million followers. That’s not too far behind Mitt Romney, who has 2.78 million followers on Facebook.

Can you help us make marijuana more popular than Mitt?

There are some studies and a large amount of anecdotal evidence suggesting marijuana could helpful veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress, much like it has been proven to help those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and AIDS. But thanks to a decision by Obama’s HHS earlier this year, a study to test the effectiveness of marijuana on PSTD was nixed, even after the FDA approved it.

It’s just wrong for marijuana to be used as nothing more than a political football for presidential candidates who cynically want to exploit it when it suits their political objectives. Support Just Say Now’s campaign to make marijuana an issue in the 2012 election at DontForgetMarijuana.com.

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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