URGENT! Patient Rights Under Attack in California
Now is the time to act..
In case you haven’t heard, the federal government has started a campaign to close down all store-front collectives where the local law enforcement (state, county, etc) agencies have asked for help. Raids are currently happening in many medical states, in an all-out effort to shut down “pot shops” — leaving many patients who are unable to grow for themselves without legal or safe access to their medicine, forcing them to seek their medicine from black market sources, an unreliable and sometimes risky undertaking.
Ironically, this comes the same week that the California Medical Association has voted to endorse full legalization of marijuana, and the most recent poll puts a full 50% of Americans backing full legalization as well.
Are you tired of the misguided and destructive War on Medical Marijuana that our government seems determined to foist upon us? Perhaps you feel that the prohibition and the war on medical marijuana is a colossal waste of your tax dollars or has eroded our civil rights. Could be you are concerned about the cartel violence that is funded by the profits from black market trade in marijuana? Or maybe you just think that nobody should go to jail for a plant.
Like Vietnam, the only way we are going to win this war is to end it. The only way to do that is for each individual who believes the federal government should stop wasting our tax dollars arresting, prosecuting and incarcerating people for pot, to stand up and do something about it. Not just patients, or others who use cannabis, but every person who believes that the enforcement of marijuana and hemp prohibition is a destructive and misguided policy should be making their voice heard on the subject.
“On some positions, cowardice asks the question, is it expedient? And then expedience comes along and asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? Conscience asks the question, is it right?
There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right. I believe today that there is a need for all people of goodwill to come with a massive act of conscience and say in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “We ain’t goin’ study war no more.” This is the challenge facing modern man.”- Martin Luther King
We are poised on a precipice right now, and all the progress that we have made could be lost if not enough people speak up and take Action..
- Contact your elected representatives state, local and federal, and tell them that you wish them to stop this madness.
- Vote “Green” – Vote for candidates who favor Drug War reform
- Ask Your congressman to sponsor H.R 1523
- Attend or Organize Protests and Rallies
- Sign Petitions
- Talk to others about the harms of cannabis prohibition, ask them to contact their reps
- Become a Court Supporter