By Kristin Flor, National Leader for The Human Solution!
Today, in Washington, our vote to legalize marijuana became a reality! Making history, Washington opened 25 recreational stores! The Human Solution couldn’t resist an opportunity to take part in this historical event! Sharen Marshall and I joined Martin Nickerson, (one of the Bellingham 3) and his friend Bob at one of the new recreational stores that opened up in Bellingham to advocate for our defendants and prisoners! While the celebration proudly brought lines of hundreds of recreation users, the irony of the current events made our defendants wonder why the city would approve a recreational store and still prosecute the Bellingham 3 who are facing over 30 years in prison for a medical store! Martin Nickerson, one of the Bellingham 3 proudly stood for their rights at the grand opening of Top Shelf in Bellingham Washington. As we advocated that no one deserves to go to prison for our plant, we personally educated the crowd and explained that the war isn’t over, and that we still have people going to prison! Even though, news media wasn’t too interested in capturing the grimy part of the war, the Top Shelf’s customers were happy to have us, and we got to know the proud owners of the recreational site and see another side of our laws. We even had a future recreational store owner offer to adopt-a-prisoner, and he asked for us to come educate his customers when he opens his store! We explained to the customers waiting in the long line of the sacrifices that our heroic defendants and prisoners are still making for this war. Meeting Martin made the drug war very real to them. We told them all about jury nullification and how we have to use this power that our constitutional rights grants to us so we keep each other from going to prison. Today was a success as we took part in this historical day, I was very proud of the Bellingham 3 and their sacrifices they continue to make as they conquer prohibition. Knowing that NO VICTIM = NO CRIME = NOT GUILTY is the first step to END PROHIBITION 2014! NO ONE DESERVES TO GO TO PRISON OR DIE FOR OUR PLANT! XOXOXO RIP DAD!