Obama forced to address petition to pardon Marc EmerySubmitted by Calgary4Paul on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:46
"Marijuana activists petitioning for B.C.'s Prince of Pot, Marc Emery, to be pardoned from U.S. prison are expecting a formal response from American President Barack Obama soon.
In September, Obama announced a new program called "We the People," which promised an official White House response to any petition that could collect 5,000 signatures within 30 days.
The petition to free Emery reached that target in nine."