Thursday, February 14, 2002

During the highest stage of terror alerts, the feds are raiding medicinal marijuana clubs

This is an outrage. Coke-head Bush is busting medicinal marijuana users in California, despite the fact that a large majority of voters (a bigger margin than Gore's victory) voted for legal medicinal marijuana. The hypocritical Bush administration wants terminally ill patients to die in pain. They want sick people to be forced to use drugs made by the companies that give him campaign money instead of medicine that nature provides free. They want to thwart the will of the people of California despite their rhetoric about states rights and local controls. I beg Democrats, Greens, and all progressives who run for office to use this as a campaign issue. We need a federal law to change the DEA. The people support the reform of marijuana laws. The Bush Junta's treating marijuana the same as heroin is a lie and a travesty. Perhaps all the cocaine Bush snorted has shorted out the reason centers of his brain.

Please read this letter from the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and take action today. These people are being robbed of a natural medicine they have the right, and the legal standing, to use:
On the morning of February 12, DEA agents carried out a massive series of raids on California's medical cannabis co-operatives and providers. The ultimate result of these raids is that hundreds of seriously ill patients who rely on these support groups must now turn to the streets and black market in order to obtain their medicine.

Disturbingly, these raids took place on the same day that our nation's federal law enforcement agencies were to be on their highest alert protecting Americans from a possible terrorist attack. At a time when federal law enforcement resources are desperately needed to combat the real threat of terrorism in America, it is absurd that the DEA would spend time and money coordinating and implementing an assault on California's medical marijuana patients and providers. Even more appalling is that this action took place despite the fact that these clubs enjoy the support of California voters, local law enforcement, the San Francisco District Attorney's office, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Please take five minutes to write to your Congressmen and Senators, urging them to go on record opposing these DEA raids as a waste of time and money and as a violation of the will of the people of California. We also recommend that you request your elected official to introduce legislation in Congress to cut the DEA's budget by the amount of money spent planning and carrying out these misguided raids. NORML has provided a pre-written letter which you can e-mail or fax to your representative by visiting:

Thank you for your help in this important matter.


R. Keith Stroup
Executive Director
Time for federal Marijuana legislation that makes sense. We could solve the prison over-crowding problem right now: release marijuana offenders. There are wheelchair bound MS patients in prison in Texas for possesion of less than an ounce. It's a joke. The Marijuana Policy Project has been working to change these ridiculous laws. They need your help. Because this drunk, coke-head, AWOL, frat-boy isn't going to do anything about it.
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." -- Teddy Roosevelt, 1918.

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