Sign Bill Maher’s Petition to Congress to Recognize 4/20 as a National Holiday

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Sign Bill Maher’s Petition to Congress to Recognize 4/20 as a National Holiday

Comedian420 Bill Maher on the April 17th episode of his HBO show Real Time with (who else but) Bill Maher called on the government to recognize 4/20 as an official holiday.

Maher has setup a petition on Change.org, titled Make 4/20 a National Holiday, which has over 11,000 signatures in just two days.

Every signature sends the following letter to every member of U.S. Congress:

 

 

Hi, America.  It’s me, Bill Maher, from Real Time with Bill Maher – here for my very first time on Change.org.  Well, the first time since I signed the petition to bring back “The Gilmore Girls.”

Now that marijuana is legal in one form or another in 24 states and counting, I’m here to urge you to sign my petition to make 4/20 a national holiday.

We celebrate everything from Arbor Day to Groundhog Day to a National Day of Prayer.  It’s high time we had a weed day.

Because if we can set days aside to pay tribute to trees, a rodent or a space ghost, we can certainly designate one day to officially recognize a true American institution.

Sign my petition and make 4/20 a national holiday.

Hi, America.  It’s me, Bill Maher, from Real Time with Bill Maher – here for my very first time on Change.org.  Well, the first time since I signed the petition to bring back “The Gilmore Girls.”

Now that marijuana is legal in one form or another in 24 states and counting, I’m here to urge you to sign my petition to make 4/20 a national holiday.

We celebrate everything from Arbor Day to Groundhog Day to a National Day of Prayer.  It’s high time we had a weed day.

Because if we can set days aside to pay tribute to trees, a rodent or a space ghost, we can certainly designate one day to officially recognize a true American institution.

Sign my petition and make 4/20 a national holiday.

You can find the petition by clicking here.

TheJointBlog

23 Comments

  • randall
    April 19, 2015

    Legalize for the good of man kind

  • Steve Porte
    April 19, 2015

    A grass roots initiative of a home grown herb that has brought much joy to the population.

  • JUAN
    April 19, 2015

    Let’s make this happen. ..

  • Eugene Erlikh
    April 19, 2015

    April 20th is Adolph Hitler’s birthday.
    I understand that the NUMBERS FOUR AND TWENTY represent marijuana, however, they should not be transferred to a date.

  • Stephen Barber
    April 19, 2015

    The time is here…

  • Nikkole Emmerich
    April 19, 2015

    Legalize Pot!

  • Anonymous
    April 19, 2015

    Why everybody should be allowed to #HomeGrow Cannabis at Home…
    With more states opting in for a legal cannabis framework, I find it important to encourage lawmakers to include ‘home growing’ bills. Cannabis is a plant and should be allowed to be grown by any adult either for recreational or medical relief.

    Patients

    Some medical patients require a staggering amount of cannabis to treat their conditions and illnesses. To make cannabis oil, you need to take a lot of bud, which if purchased in a dispensary could be very expensive. Imagine having to do this over time, the expenses add up.

    To allow patients to grow their own, or to designate a caregiver will allow them to save money while treating their conditions. It would be to enable the patient to take their health in their own hands while allowing them to save money in the process.

    In addition, patients would know exactly what was used to grow their own medicine. They would have control over the entire process and also would have access to raw cannabis leaf, which could be used to make Cannabis Juice which contains major health benefits without euphoria.

    Recreational Users

    When it comes to recreational users, it is also important to permit home growing. For low-income users, home growing would allow them to cultivate their own strains and would not drain their economy. Similar to home brewing, not all users would opt in to grow their own. Yet it should be permitted for those who show an interest in home cultivation.

    The effect on the black market

    The black market is still a factor even under a legal framework. By allowing people to grow their own, you virtually remove economic incentives for most street dealers since those who can’t afford to purchase in a dispensary would be able to grow their own.

    The reason why illegal sales are still apparent under a legal framework is due to high taxation, which increases the price of cannabis. Street prices are still cheaper.

    The experience of growing

    Some people say, smoking cannabis isn’t addictive but growing it is. The experience of growing your own cannabis is also very therapeutic and also gives you the creative freedom to create your own personalized strains. By making growing an “open source” activity could greatly advance the discovery of new strains with designer effects.

    Freedom

    Finally, it comes down to freedom. Home cultivation allows the individual the freedom to take their own recreation and medication into their own hands. It removes the ‘middleman’ and establishes a principle of freedom.

    As mentioned, not everybody will grow their own. In fact, the vast majority will not grow their own which would allow the recreational market to grow unhindered and still instigate a paradigm of freedom for those who wish to cultivate their own cannabis.
    https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/blog/medical-marijuana-recommendations/why-everybody-should-be-allowed-to-grow-marijuana-at-home

  • Marcus Evans
    April 20, 2015

    Its time to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use

  • Michelle Conley
    April 20, 2015

    Let use smoke…. 4-20. Holiday

  • Kristy Lynn
    April 20, 2015

    I wud luv to sign your petition Bill….

  • Matt Richardson
    April 20, 2015

    Yes please.

  • heather
    April 20, 2015

    Of course it should be recognized and legalized …

  • HENRY
    April 20, 2015

    NON SMOKER FOR LEGALIZATION…..

  • Tom Campbell
    April 20, 2015

    Using cannabis will destroy your life, look what happened to Bill Gates, Hugh Heffner, Sir Mick Jagger and the Beatles to name but a few.

  • Bryant Johnson
    April 20, 2015

    Legalize it. Stop wasting money fighting a plant and get this country out of debt.

  • Monique
    April 20, 2015

    Legalize marijuana

  • kisha
    April 20, 2015

    Legalize marijuana

  • Jo Perrett
    April 20, 2015

    stop trying to win a war on a plant it’s not gonna happen!

  • Philip Gordon
    April 20, 2015

    We Need This Day….

  • anthony
    April 20, 2015

    Legalize it the planet will work better!!!!!!

  • Brittany
    April 20, 2015

    I’m all for the legalization of Marijuana and making it a national Holiday pssh hells yeah! make love not war <3

  • Anonymous
    April 20, 2015

    Im down

  • Erin
    July 30, 2015

    Im down!

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