Prohibition on alcohol was lifted during the same economic environment we have now; and there
were no medical benefits that came with that.
I asked someone today about signing a medical marijuana petition and
their response was " I can't...I work for the Government"...and yes I knew them to be a "medical marijuana"
Have a cocktail to wash down your Oxy is an accepted culture. Prohibition on cannabis is a bloodsport played
by the wealthy; and only "We the people..." can change it.
Anything can be abused; I believe we have
proven that with the epidemic of prescription drug abuse. Drugs that were meant for patients that were dying are now cocktails...and
We need less for profit "Pain Management" clinics, and more real help for addicts...not just another
To me it is simple...I trust what God made, and I question what man makes. Which one feeds Wall
I just ask that you take a look at MPP and get informed on the facts...you really may be surprised. Link
About the Marijuana Policy Project
Someone is arrested for a marijuana offense
every 36 seconds.
89% of these are for marijuana possession — not
for sale or manufacture.
In the U.S., there are more arrests for
marijuana possession each year than for all violent crimes combined.
Marijuana prohibition has failed.
It's time for a new approach, and MPP is leading the way. Since our founding in 1995, we've been making real progress
in reforming U.S. marijuana laws, by:
... lobbying for legislation and running ballot initiative campaigns to allow
seriously ill patients to use medical marijuana with their doctors’ recommendations
... lobbying for legislation
and sponsoring ballot initiatives to replace marijuana prohibition with a sensible system of regulation
widespread media coverage of the need to change marijuana policies
... lobbying Congress to reduce the White House drug
czar’s budget for his deceptive ad campaigns
... building coalitions of supportive individuals and organizations
to advocate on behalf of marijuana policy reform
... and much more.
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Washington Post, November 23, 2009)
same day they rejected a gay marriage ballot measure, residents of Maine voted overwhelmingly to allow the sale of medical
marijuana over the counter at state-licensed dispensaries. Later in the month, the American Medical Association reversed a
longtime position and urged the federal government to remove marijuana from Schedule One of the Controlled Substances Act,
which equates it with heroin and cocaine. A few days later, advocates for easing marijuana laws left their biannual strategy
conference with plans to press ahead on all fronts -- state law, ballot measures, and court -- in a movement that for the
first time in decades appeared to be gaining ground. 'This issue is breaking out in a remarkably rapid way now,' said
Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. 'Public opinion is changing very, very rapidly.'"
Decriminalization and medical marijuana bills die in committee
Last update: September 25, 2009
2009, several bills died in committee that would have reduced Tennessee's draconian medical marijuana penalties.
May, the Senate and House Judiciary Committees deferred action on SB 1942 and HB 1835, which would have made possessing or
distributing less than one-eighth of an ounce (about 3.5 grams) of marijuana a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine of
between $250 to $2,500. Currently, possession or distribution of this amount is punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine
of up to $2,500.
House and Senate committee also failed to act on companion medical marijuana bills sponsored by Sen.
Beverly Marrero (D-Memphis) and Rep. Jeanne Richardson (D-Memphis). These bills — SB 209 and HB 368 —
would have allowed terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana pursuant to a physician's recommendation. Registered
patients or their caregivers would have been allowed to possess up to 8 ounces of dried marijuana and six mature or 12
immature marijuana plants.
Please write your legislators today to urge them to pass sensible marijuana legislation next
session. You can ask them to support reducing the penalty for possession of marijuana to a fine here or write in favor of allowing medical marijuana here.
If you are a patient that could benefit from such a law and would like to help advance this year's legislation
by sharing your story with others, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your name, address, description of your medical condition(s), and phone number at which you can be contacted.