A Facebook group organised by the US campaigning organisation Norml is aiming to get 5 million members to pressure Obama to legalise marijuana. They say:
“OBAMA was originally for the decriminalization of marijuana but, soon after talking to his advisers he changed his position. We hope Obama will stand for what he first said and probably believes in himself”.
They suggest that President Obama should instead take the advice of ex President Jimmy Carter; “Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself.”