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- 2433 days ago -
Millions of Americans a year are arrested for exercising their right to smoke marijuana, a harmless substance that can even be harvested to help the sick. It's time Texas joined Cali. and Mass. to right the wrongs of the past by reforming marijuana laws.

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Joycey B. (750)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 4:15 pm
Signed,#17 and noted with thanks Tom.

Chris M. (57)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 6:14 pm
Signed! - Thanks Tom

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 7:50 pm
21: 7:50 pm PDT, Mar 28, Teresa Del Castillo, Mexico
Is it really so have a voice?

Joan for Peace (441)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 9:35 pm
signed, thanks tom. keep us posted as you find out new info.

ROBIN M. (312)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 6:46 am

Kit B. (276)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 7:28 am
We sign petitions and write letters and make phone calls and still are considered the nut fringe. This nut fringe is people that are growing in numbers and fully realize the dangers of a national policy that feeds drug cartels and imprisons hundreds of thousand of citizens for only one reason, marijuana has no lobby and therefore has no voice. Marijuana is not the danger our politicians and the continued desire to dictate what we will or will not do with or to our bodies is the danger. We as a people have been influenced by propaganda not truth, and I for one am disturbed by the president's casual dismissal of the question of legalization. Will it solve our economic crisis - no of course not. That was the wrong question and one that could be easily dismissed. Why does he ignore the two most asked questions, most demanded changes? One: tax reformation in the form of Fair Tax, Two: legalization of marijuana. Who benefits? The American people, not corporations, or banks - just the people.

Kari D. (192)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 8:15 am
noted & signed

Nancy Myrick (191)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 8:54 am
Noted & signed. Thanks Tom.

Sunday March 29, 2009, 12:43 pm
I am with you man, it should be grown in public gardens, so everyone can have a little joy.

Leigh B. (211)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 12:56 pm
Signed and crossforwarded. Marijuana should be made available to everyone, especiallly those suffering from chronic illnesses. It far less worse and lethal than alcohol. Ban alcohol!

Sara Smith (22)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 1:46 pm
signed and noted, thank u!


Shirley H. (49)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 3:00 pm
Shirley H.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 3:42 pm
Yah , why not, where's the harm?

Tierney G. (383)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 3:56 pm
It is an herb after all. People are calmed and ridded of pain. It also is said to slow down the progress of glaucoma. Think of the deficit. That should be enough!

Mandi T. (441)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 3:59 pm
Signed and noted.
Tx Tom. :-)

Debra L. (5)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 5:19 pm
Signed and noted.

Kit and I spoke of this earlier. We are not the fringes outside society. We are respectful, hardworking people, of business and degree. We were all promised a voice, hear us! They would have the drug companies poison us and strip us bare with the high cost of their chemicals, yet dissallow what God gives us in nature. It should be grown and sold, like any grape in the field that is turned into wine or ale. They have put this off for too long and it needs to change. Those that have been jailed for merely smoking released and pardoned, and certainly those that need it for medical use to have that right.

Robert P. (3)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 9:05 pm
I am a long term hiv , cancer survivor with seizures, I am takng marinol which being fake does less good than the real stuff ever did, since I don't want to spend the rest of my life in prison i stay away from it, It helps with pain ,nausea and constant gut spasms that plague me day in and day out.
I signed it too!!

Darlene K. (361)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 10:49 pm
Noted and well put, Kit and Debra..., petition signed, of course...thank you.

Tim Redfern (581)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 11:01 pm
Most happily signed and noted,
and here's the comment I left on the petition:

For 28 years, I smoked Marijuana as a recreational drug. In 2006, I became chronically ill with Systemic Lupus, advanced emphysema and rheumatoid arthritis. Since then, I have been smoking Marijuana as a medication. It helps my breathing, relieves my pain, and keeps the symptoms of the Lupus in remission. It will be wonderful if/when it becomes legal, but in the meantime, I ignore the law, and purchase and smoke Marijuana anyway. There is no good reason why Marijuana should be illegal, and most assuredly no good reason why the federal government has it on the same list (Schedule 1) as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. I hope and pray the Texas Legislature will see reason, and bring it's Marijuana laws into the 21st century.

Thank you, Tom! :-)

Kathleen R. (983)
Monday March 30, 2009, 12:39 am
Thanks, Tom!! This is an issue we all must remain dedicated to and avidly work for~~~

Kirsikka A. (107)
Monday March 30, 2009, 4:19 am
Noted and signed #127. Thank you, Tom.

Mike Tedesco (65)
Monday March 30, 2009, 4:26 am
Free Hemp in all it's forms...don't bother asking your pres.Osama bin Obama the terrorist.He works for the Queen.
Do what you want people...on your own with no permission from anyone but yourself.
They have no power over you anymore...Remember as said before...

The world IS under new management...Save Our Earth...Get Conscious now!

Jayne Chicorli (0)
Monday March 30, 2009, 6:44 am
sighned jayne chicorli thanks

Christine Price (2)
Monday March 30, 2009, 12:24 pm
I am not a teenager - 58 years old - alas !!!! We smoked pot,Mary Jane,hash - call it what you will in the 60`s,I never got hooked on it,never caused any trouble after smoking it - unlike friends who chose the alcohol road instead .Just let people smoke it - no more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol.It can - and does- relieve many painful ailments and ifsmoked for pleasure just gives happy,positive thoughts - go for it all you young ones who WANT to smoke it - enjoy

Debra L. (5)
Monday March 30, 2009, 1:07 pm
God Bless you Robert and Tim, I hope you continue to have the benefits in your area and it helps with your physical hurts. Its a horrible thing that you must hide what does you the best good.

Opik Ahkinga (2)
Monday March 30, 2009, 5:31 pm
MIke Tedesco...Obama is a good man. Terrorist?...that is what you're afraid of? Save our Earth???....yeah, you get conscious!

Carl Selnes (0)
Tuesday March 31, 2009, 11:40 pm
Crowded prisons, cost of confinement, moer important pursuits, these are only three among the numerous reasons to legalize marijuaana. I am 73 years old and have never used it and never will. Give the users something better to do and they will not need it...........

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 5:03 pm
signed the "Decriminalize marijuana!" petition! .# 271: 5:05 pm PDT, May 10, Anita Kofta, Wisconsin
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