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BANNER DROP - FRIDAY DECEMBER 13 AT 4:20 PM
Join us this Friday, December 13, at the END MARIJUANA PROHIBITION Banner Drop. It is exhilarating displaying our banners at the 11th street bridge, over IH-35, listening to everyone honking their horns. Those who joined us know the positive response we got from virtually everyone. We encourage you to join us in educating the public, remembering our history, and standing up for what we all believe in – FREEDOM!
Meet us on this Friday, December 13, at the 11th Street Overpass of IH-35, at4:20p.m., in the CVS parking lot on the Northeast corner.
US drug agency surveillance unit to be investigated by Department of Justice
Civil rights groups express concern after revelations that secret unit conceals use of wiretaps and telephone records
Karen McVeigh in New York
theguardian.com, Tuesday 6 August 2013 16.29 EDT
The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into revelations that the Drug Enforcement Agency uses surveillance tactics – including wiretapping and massive databases of telephone records – to arrest Americans, amid growing concerns from lawyers and civil rights groups over its lack of transparency.
Reuters on Monday detailed how the Special Operative Division – a unit within the DEA comprising representatives of two dozen agencies including the FBI, CIA, NSA, Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Homeland Security – passes tips from wiretaps, informants and a database of telephone records to field agents to investigate and arrest criminals. Reuters reports that, although such cases rarely involve national security issues, the DEA agents using the tips are trained to "recreate" the source of the criminal investigation to conceal its true origin from defence lawyers, prosecutors and judges. (read more...)
NO FEDERAL CHALLENGE TO POT LEGALIZATION IN TWO STATES
Washington (CNN) -- The Justice Department said it won't challenge state laws that legalize marijuana and will focus federal enforcement on serious trafficking cases and keeping the drug away from children.(read more...)
Join natural products pioneers, leading retail stores, health and wellness advocates and citizens across the nation in celebrating Hemp: Our Heritage, Our Future.
- Industrial hemp has been grown in the U.S. since the first European settlers arrived in early 1600’s.
- The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper.
- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams all grew hemp and actively advocated for commercial hemp production.
- Hemp was handled by the U.S. government like any other agricultural crop. More than 150,000 acres of hemp were cultivated as a part of the USDA’s “Hemp for Victory” program during WWII.
- Hemp was a staple crop of 1800’s American agriculture, reflected in town names like “Hempfield” and “Hempstead.”
Hemp/ marijuana is the number one cash crop in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Hawaii and the number six cash crop in Texas. (Source: Top 10 Cash Crops, Norml.org)
Let U.S. Farmers Grow Hemp
Call or write to your Senators! We need your Senators to become a cosponsor of S. 359, Senator Wyden's companion bill to H.R. 525, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013. This bill would allow farmers in the U.S. to once again have the opportunity to grow this profitable agricultural crop.
Following our recent victories legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington, it was only a matter of time before steps were taken toward drug policy reform on a federal level.
Tuesday February 5th, members of Congress announced an ambitious new bill that will end federal marijuana prohibition and allow states to set their own guidelines for the regulation of marijuana, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013. This groundbreaking legislation shields individual states from federal interference and allows law enforcement to focus their priorities where they belong: on solving violent crime, not wasting time and resources on nonviolent marijuana arrests.
We need your help, Please take a minute to send a letter to Congress in support of the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013.
CA scientists prove marijuana fights aggressive cancers,human trials soon!
A pair of scientists at San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute are preparing to release research data which proves cannabidiol (CBD) - a marijuana compound - has the ability to "turn off" the activity of a gene which causes cancers to metastasize. (Read More...)
Federal Government has been supplying Cannabis for 30 years!
On November 20th, Irvin Rosenfeld will celebrate 30 years of receiving 10-12 Cannabis cigarettes from the United States Federal Government. He is the longest surviving of the final four Federal Medical Cannabis patients from a program that was started in 1978 and stopped under President H. W. Bush. He and 13 others were “Grand-fathered” in what is called a “Compassionate Care Investigational New Drug “protocol.
“Even though I have a severe bone tumor disorder, I am in great health because of my Cannabis use”, said Rosenfeld. “The sad part is that the Federal Government either doesn’t care or does not want to know how well I am.”
Eighteen states and D.C. have enacted laws that declared that their citizens that need Cannabis for medical use are not criminals. That’s over 40% of the population. 75-80% of the people believe that physicians should have the right to use Medical Cannabis in their practices. When will the Federal Government take real responsibility for the cost of healthcare and do what’s best for patients?
“I am living proof that Medical Cannabis works,” said Rosenfeld, author of “My Medicine” ‘How I Convinced the U.S. Government to Supply My Marijuana and Helped Launch a National Movement’ available at www.mymedicinethebook.com and on Kindle.
Memphis congressman asks feds to honor state laws legalizing marijuana possession
- By Bartholomew Sullivan
- Posted November 19, 2012 at 3:32 p.m., updated November 20, 2012 at 1:55 p.m.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has asked the Justice Department to respect Colorado and Washington state referendums making marijuana possession legal, saying it would be "a mistake for the federal government to focus enforcement action on individuals whose actions are in compliance with state law." (Read Article)
We need you help to call and/or write Lamar Smith on HR499!
MAKE THAT CALL OR WRITE!
ASK LAMAR SMITH TO STOP BEING A CHICKEN WHEN IT COMES TO THE ISSUE OF ENDING MARIJUANA PROHIBITION. CALL HIS OFFICES AND ASK HIM WHAT HE PLANS TO DO ABOUT THE FAILED DRUG WAR, AND THE FACTS BEHIND MEDICAL MARIJUANA!
Lamar Smith's Austin District Office
2211 South IH-35, Suite 106
Austin, Tx 78741
Or call his office at 512-912-7508
8:00 am-1:00 pm M-Th
Lamar Smith's San Antonio District Office
1100 NE Loop 410, Suite 640
San Antonio, TX 78209
Or call his office at 210-821-5024
8:00 am- 5:00 pm M-F
Lamar Smith’s Kerrville District Office
301 Junction Highway, Suite 346C
Kerrville, TX 78029
Or call his office at 830-896-0154
8:00 am- 12:00 pm M-Th