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JL
- 418 days ago - secure2.convio.net
Members of Congress introduced bills that would protect medical marijuana patients and providers from federal interference so they no longer have to live in fear of arrest and prosecution. Take action today.



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JL A. (269)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 9:46 am
Last week, members of Congress introduced new legislation that would protect medical marijuana under federal law.

Write your representative in support of legal protections for medical marijuana patients and providers.

For years, federal authorities have waged a war on medical marijuana patients and providers. And, with your help, we’ve been fighting back every step of the way.

Now we have a chance to change federal law to ensure that the assault on medical marijuana comes to an end. The new bills in Congress would recognize the medical use of marijuana and protect patients and providers from federal interference so they no longer have to live in fear of arrest and prosecution.

With medical marijuana laws in 18 states and the District of Columbia and more public and Congressional support than ever, we’re in a better position to advance federal legal protections for medical marijuana. And this promising legislation in Congress is our opportunity to make a real difference at the federal level.

Urge your representative to safeguard medical marijuana patients who are simply trying to access the medicine they need.

Even as we make progress in ending marijuana prohibition more broadly, it is ever more important to ensure that people who use marijuana in states where it is only legal as medicine are fully protected.

It is appalling that the government is using our tax dollars to attack vulnerable patients and undermine state laws. Without a change in federal law, medical marijuana patients will continue to suffer -- unless we come together and advocate for what’s right.

Keep the pressure on Congress to end the federal attack on medical marijuana.

Sincerely,

Bill Piper
Director, Office of National Affairs
Drug Policy Alliance
 

Autumn S. (138)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 9:53 am
signed and noted
 

Sara W. (110)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 11:02 am
Signed. Thanks!
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 11:09 am
You cannot currently send a star to Autumn because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Sara because you have done so within the last week.
 

Terry V. (30)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:30 pm
S&N THANK YOU!!!
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 8:03 pm
You are welcome Terry! You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last week.
 

Giana Peranio Paz (367)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 10:44 pm
N&S, thanks J.L. important cause!
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 10:53 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Giana because you have done so within the last week.
 

Zee Kallah (39)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 11:54 pm
I was chatting with a police officer the other day. He told me most deaths are not caused by guns. They are caused by alcohol. He says he never finds an accident caused by someone using dope. Most often it's alcohol.

He agreed with me that marijuana should be legal. We're spending too much money on what is essentially harmless.
 

JL A. (269)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 1:03 am
You cannot currently send a star to Zee because you have done so within the last week.
 

Jaime A. (31)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 1:35 am
Done.!!
 

paul m. (93)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 5:38 am

Signed
 

Charlene Rush (32)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 12:43 pm
Since, legalization is the only method of possible control, it only makes sense to legalize all drugs.
 

Kevin Lewis (1)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 2:42 pm
Noted and Signed
You shouldn't have to worry about going to jail when you're already sick with cancer or going blind with glaucoma,
 

marie tc (164)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:25 pm
It depends what you have done Kevin I know a few people eg drug dealers who I would like to send to prison with cancer and glaucoma
 

Birgit W. (135)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:35 pm
Noted
 

Joe R. (195)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:46 pm
Thanks JL. Signed and noted.
 

JL A. (269)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 6:01 pm
Thanks all! Stars sent where I could.
 

Ludger W. (72)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:31 am
done
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:24 pm
Signed & sent. Noted. Much thanks for posting, J.L.
Today my local news reported that taxes on MMJ dispensaries was climbing to 75%. I was absolutely shocked. So many have greatly benefited from having this...some say it's saved their lives. I say that this medicine should be freely raised and given to those most in need; rather than make them "go through hoops" and have to pay for cards, then pay high costs for these meds.
 

JL A. (269)
Monday February 25, 2013, 5:35 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Lois because you have done so within the last week.
 

MJ M. (494)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:50 pm
marie tc, how are these ‘drug dealers’ you speak of, able to make such huge profits that keep them in business?
 

MJ M. (494)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:50 pm
This issue is so much bigger than medical marijuana. Drug prohibition is a cancer on our society. It causes countless more harm than the drugs it claims can be banished.

'In 1914 when there were no prohibited drugs 1.3% of our population was addicted to drugs. Today 1.3% of our population is still addicted to drugs but there is way more crime and violence because of the huge profits prohibition generates. Drugs today are more potent and more readily available than they were in the early 70’s when Richard Nixon started the drug war. Every time you look at the news you see more and more drug busts with bigger and bigger amounts of drugs involved, not less and less.

There’s only been one major drug success story in US history, tobacco, by far the most deadly and one of the most addictive drugs. Almost half the users quit because of regulation, accurate information and medical treatment. No one went to jail and no one got killed.'

We need to expose the 'Drug War Industrial Complex' for the devastation it has caused on our so-called 'free' society.
 

MJ M. (494)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:03 pm
Retired Customs and Border Protection pilot Richard Newton spoke last week about the "War on Drugs" at the Behavioral Health Local Collaborative at the Counseling Center.

Ending Our Drug Nightmare

A Humane Solution That Will Make Our Streets Safe


'America is living through a drug nightmare. Drug-related murders and violent assaults are skyrocketing. Drugs are ever more potent and deadly. Drug gangs are spreading their power to every city and town. Police are being corrupted, courts are overcrowded, and prisons are bursting at the seams. The lure of big drug profits is turning children into pushers and cops into crooks.

Every month the War on Drugs escalates. More money is spent, more drugs are seized, and penalties for drug use become more severe. Yet illegal drugs are still plentiful.

There's a simple reason why America is not winning the War on Drugs. We have been fighting the wrong enemy. We have been told that the cause of our drug nightmare is drug sellers and users. The real cause is drug criminalization.'

 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:10 pm
Excellent points MJM! You cannot currently send a star to MJ because you have done so within the last day.
 

MJ M. (494)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:59 pm
Our drug war has turned this nation into a ‘Police State’ that of which would make Hitler’s Third Reich proud.

Jim Crow not only persists, but flourishes in the name of the drug war.

The powers that be that perpetuate this inhumanity to man, for their own personal profit, MUST be exposed for their most unholy of motives.

 

MJ M. (494)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:59 pm
Our drug war has turned this nation into a ‘Police State’ that of which would make Hitler’s Third Reich proud.

Jim Crow not only persists, but flourishes in the name of the drug war.

The powers that be that perpetuate this inhumanity to man, for their own personal profit, MUST be exposed for their most unholy of motives.
 

MJ M. (494)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:02 pm
It's good that Care2 is all screwed up...that really did need saying twice.
 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:09 pm
LOL MJM!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday March 1, 2013, 8:56 am
US only
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday March 1, 2013, 8:58 am
Noted?
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday March 1, 2013, 3:55 pm
found one that I and others CAN sign:

Provide Federal Protection to Medical Marijuana Patients and Businesses
http://forcechange.com/60307/provide-federal-protection-to-medical-marijuana-patients-and-businesses/?utm
 

marie tc (164)
Friday March 1, 2013, 5:13 pm
MJM I have decided not to get into a one to one with you as you are very passionate and so am I
We must agree to disagree I started writing a long long reply WHAT FOR you have your beliefs and I have mine.
Thank you Angelika for a very good link
 

MJ M. (494)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 11:22 am
marie tc, it's no wonder your 'long long reply' failed, as you have no case to defend the status quo.
 

MJ M. (494)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 11:28 am
marie tc, what are the facts that back up your misguided beliefs? I've noticed time and time again that your posts are devoid of many facts at all.
 

marie tc (164)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 3:03 am
MJM I am unavailable for your attack Love and Peace to you
 

MJ M. (494)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 11:38 am
marie tc, you are obviously 'unavailable' to reason. My request to you to back up your misguided beliefs with hard evidence is hardly an 'attack'. I suppose when someone has no case, they will do anything to avoid admitting such.
 

MJ M. (494)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 11:45 am
marie tc, where is the Love and Peace for all of those whose lives that have been destroyed by the insane drug war? I can see that you really don't have a clue about the reality. That fact excludes you from having a seat at the table. Come back when you've educated yourself.
 

marie tc (164)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:05 pm
MJM there is a very good saying that suits this situation so well in your desperation for confrontation ATTACK IS THE LOWEST FORM OF DEFENSE
I am unavailable for your attack Love and Peace to you always Sorry but you will have to find someone else to vent your anger out on
.
 

MJ M. (494)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 3:49 pm
marie, your mischaracterization of my question to you being an ‘attack’, is as lacking of understanding as your knowledge about the countless harms of the ‘drug war’.

Instead of your use of ‘Love and Peace’ to gain sympathy on this thread, direct it toward the real victims of this crime against humanity, the ‘War on Drugs’!

It's time to declare Peace in this war! And show some Love toward its victims!
 

marie tc (164)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:03 pm
So sorry MJM if I have upset you. Please just let it go you are emptying the thread and achieving nothing and it is unfair to JLA I feel it is rude to ignore you but you are leaving me no option
Good night my C2 associate. It is now midnight in UK and I am off to bed. Keep well tomorrow is another day.
You and I are like CHALK and CHEESE with our beliefs so it really is best to part friends and waste no more time on each other
 

MJ M. (494)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:06 pm
....and quite frankly marie, if you are incapable of that display of 'Love and Peace', it is you that is part of the problem.
 

JL A. (269)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:07 pm
Sometimes preserving relationships means agreeing to disagree.
 

McKey Moo (7)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:20 pm
Marietc, I admire the way you have handled MJM. From previous threads, I know you are not agaisnt legal medicinal marijuana. I wish I could send you more than 1 green star.
You have been so patient. This comment I hope you will wake up to tommorrow and have a good day.
 

MJ M. (494)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:07 pm
Mckey Moo, perhaps you could make a case for continuing this failed and destructive war? If by 'handled' you mean avoiding my question, yes, marie tc has done that very well.

J.L, should I not be asking for marie tc to make her case when her position on this issue is causing untold harm to our nation?
 

JL A. (269)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:10 pm
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Kit B. (277)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:19 pm

I do support an END to the expensive and failed drug wars. We have lost billions, gained nothing and do have the ability to use many alternative methods of controlling drugs within our country and not building an illegal empire for Mexican Cartels. We should be using our brains and not our passions. A long and bitter history of the years of alcohol prohibition have taught us nothing. Though our current war on drugs has done wonders for those in the business of private jails and prisons.
 

MJ M. (494)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:39 pm
Thank you Kit. The truth about this abomination we call the drug war seems to either elude these people, or they just don't give a damn about injustice.

 

JL A. (269)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 9:27 pm
The legislation this article is about is to protect medical marijuana users from the crossfire of the drug wars.
 
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