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This is a long news story in Mother Jones... Please everyone take the time to read it! It is an outrage!!!!!!!! Please note and comment!

This needs to stop!

A Must Read Outrage: ~School of Shock ~ visit site
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Eight states are sending autistic, mentally retarded, and emotionally troubled kids to a facility that punishes them with painful electric shocks. How many times do you have to zap a child before it's torture? Rob Santana awoke terrified. He'd had.......
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Jul 11, 2007
Focus: Health
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Petition: Allow Health Care Patients Access to Therapy - Not Time Behind Bars 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/106826454


For thousands of years, marijuana has reduced symptoms for the seriously ill effectively, and has helped improve their quality of life. Dozens of medical and health organizations endorse or allow patients access to medical marijuana with their physicians’ approval. Marijuana has been used therapeutically to control pain, alleviate nausea and vomiting in cancer patients due to chemotherapy, treat wasting due to HIV/AIDS, combat muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis and more.

To date, 12 states have passed medical marijuana laws. While the laws differ from state to state, they all work to protect patients and caregivers from criminal charges associated with their medicine. 

The bipartisan Hinchey-Rohrabacher amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill would stop the U.S. Department of Justice from spending taxpayer money to arrest or prosecute legitimate patients -- and their caregivers -- in states where medical marijuana is legal.

Seriously ill patients have the right to effective therapies. To deny patients access to such a therapy is to deny them dignity and respect as persons.

Urge Congress to pass the Hinchey-Rohrabacher amendment and allow health care patients the medicine they need!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/106826454

Allow Health Care Patients Access to Therapy - Not Time Behind Bars



Dear Representative [Last Name],

Please vote for the Hinchey medical marijuana amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill when it comes to the House floor for a vote.

The Hinchey amendment would prohibit the Justice Department -- including the DEA -- from spending funds to interfere with state medical marijuana laws.

Your support for this amendment would be consistent with the views of most Americans. Seventy eight percent of Americans support "making marijuana legally available for doctors to prescribe in order to reduce pain and suffering." (Gallup poll, 2005)

Since 1996, 12 states have enacted laws to protect patients afflicted with HIV/AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis and other serious diseases from arrest and prison. In fact, just last month the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LL, America’s second largest cancer charity and the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services, endorsed medical marijuana access. In their June 2007 statement, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society “strongly urge[s] that in a state where patients are permitted to use marijuana medicinally for serious and/or chronic illnesses and a patient's physician has recommended its use in accordance with that state's law and that state’s medical practice standards, the patient should not be subject to federal criminal penalties for such medical use.”

The American Nurses Association has consistently supported protections for patients who use marijuana for medical purposes under their physicians’ supervision. They are joined by many other health care organizations, as well as thousands of doctors and health care professionals who are on record as supporting medical marijuana and opposing the arrest of patients who use medical marijuana.

[Your Comments Here]

I urge you to support the Hinchey amendment. Your vote of support will benefit tens of thousands of patients, and I will be immensely grateful. Thank you.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]
[Your Address]

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Apr 14, 2007
Teen Dating Violence Widespread visit site
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Dating violence takes many forms: physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, as well as emotional abuse. Abusive behavior is behavior in which the abuser ... With all of the excitement and fun associated with teenage dating, many people are unaware of..
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Students Alert Their Peers to Dating Violence visit site
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Teen leaders taking on violence at their Bronx high school know they have a long road ahead of them - they've walked it.

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Teacher's Aide Faces 9 Counts of Sexual Misconduct visit site
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Rebecca Kelley, 24, appeared in justice court with her attorney Stephen Weiss Friday. She pleaded not guilty to 4 counts of sexual conduct with a minor.
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Child Abuse Survey Report Reveals Shocking Figures visit site
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survey revealed shocking facts pertaining to child abuse in India. More than 53 per cent suffered sexual abuse, while 54 per cent suffered physical and 48 per cent emotional abuse at the hands of parents and family members....
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