Legalize Cannabis for Medicinal and Recreational Use for the State of Tennessee
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Tennessee Governor
Tennessee State Senate
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Legalize Cannabis for Medicinal and Recreational Use for the State of Tennessee

    1. N M
    2. Petition by

      N M

      Covington, TN

The legalization of Cannabis for medicinal use will help ease the conditions of many citizens suffering from seizures, epilepsy, tumors,  and cancer. [Sources: http://www.cannabis-med.org/studies/study.php | http://cannabisclinicians.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Brst-CA-2006.pdf | http://theleafonline.com/c/Science/2013/11/fda-approves-plant-derived-cbd-to-treat-children ] The legalization for recreational use of Cannabis will decrease the amount of prisoners, - less spending of our tax money on prisoners incarcerated for posession - and also increase revenue for the state; only when legalized, regulated, and taxed. With this revenue, we could fund schools in a more proper manner, maybe fill that pothole that slowly but surely takes a toll on the suspension of your car, or fund the construction and regulation of State Parks so we may preserve nature for the future generations.

 Hemp, a very close cousin of cannabis, has thousands of uses, and hemp is also the strongest and most durable natural soft fiber known to mankind. "Although the environmental and biodiversity benefits of growing hemp have been greatly exaggerated in the popular press, C. sativa is nevertheless exceptionally suitable for organic agriculture. "  [Source: http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/ncnu02/v5-284.html ]

So much could be accomplished if our state could tap into the potential 100 billion dollar market of Cannabis.  I'd like you to think about that number; 100 billion dollars. One Hundred Billion. Just one billion is 999,999,999 plus 1. Now Mulitiply that by one hundred. Just a fraction could be reaped for our state and fund the betterment of our society. [Source: http://www.policymic.com/articles/72497/this-is-the-first-map-to-prove-how-valuable-legalizing-marijuana-would-be-for-america ]

Why have we not legalized a drug so harmless that it has never killed a Human being in the recorded history of human kind? The Center for Disease Control  does not even have a category for deaths caused by the use of marijuana. Laboratory animals were able to tolerate doses of up to 1,000 mg/kg (milligram per kilogram) before death. That means for a 155 pound human being it would take somewhere around 70 grams which is  5,000 times the amount of cannabis used to achieve a "high." [Source: http://www.green215.com/sites/all/files/education_articles/Science%20Cannabis.pdf ]

The CDC does, however, have a category of deaths for Alcohol. Alcohol is legalized, and it takes the lives of 80,000 a year, give or take. Why can't cannabis be legalized? [Source: http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm ] 

I'm here to tell you cannabis can; only with the help of your signature.

Help legalize medical and recreational use of cannabis for the state by signing this Petition.

 

Of  course, not all of the cold hard facts are present here on this petition, (after all, it is a petition and not a fact sheet) but if you are interested in educating yourself further about cannabis you may search for a documentary by the name of "The Union: The Business Behind Getting High." It is published on YouTube for the public to have access to it. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qbtYY4HFOw

To:
Tennessee Governor
Tennessee State Senate
Tennessee State House
Legalize Cannabis for Medicinal and Recreational Use for the State of Tennessee

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Hey guys, just dropping off some news. Cancer and Tumor Study.

      N M
      by N M
      Petition Organizer
      Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)

      Laboratory/Animal/Preclinical Studies Cannabinoids are a group of 21-carbon-containing terpenophenolic compounds produced uniquely by species (e.g., Cannabis sativa L.) .[ 1, 2] These plant-derived compounds may be referred to as phytocannabinoids. Although delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary psychoactive ingredient, other known compounds with biologic activity are cannabinol, cannabidiol (CBD), cannabichromene, cannabigerol, tetrahydrocannabivarin, and delta-8-THC.

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. Why not help them reach their 35k goal?

      N M
      by N M
      Petition Organizer
      Steve Vaillancourt is part of the marijuana majority. Are you?

      "Gone are the days when legislators had to fear being thrown out of office if they even dared think of legalization... Back in 1968 when Gallup began polling the question of marijuana legalization, only 12 percent expressed support. The latest Gallup poll shows approval and not just by a few points but by the overwhelming margin of 58-39 percent...

    4. Treating Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome with Marijuana

      N M
      by N M
      Petition Organizer
      Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome | Grand Mal Seizures

      Brain abnormalities caused due to any condition can give a rise to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). Use of Medical marijuana for child's epilepsy. Read

    5. Counteracting Human Breast Cancer Cell Growth

      N M
      by N M
      Petition Organizer

      Download the PDF file if you want to see the study results.

      Effect of CBD on Breast Carcinoma | Cannabis Breast Cancer | Society of Cannabis Clinicians

      The 2006 issue of the Journal of Pharmacology concluded: "...for a highly malignant human breast carcinoma cell line we have shown here that cannabidiol and a cannabidiol-rich extract counteract cell growth both in vivo and in vitro as well as tumor metastasis in vivo."

    6. NORML

      N M
      by N M
      Petition Organizer

      If you haven't found your local NORML chapter, now would be a great time to join and help with the cause!
      Try this link, and if you think that's something you can get behind, go for it.
      http://norml.org/tn/item/tennessee-norml

      Tennessee NORML

      Tennessee NORML wants you to join us. President Doak Patton and the rest of us invite you to our monthly meetings at the Sunset Grille on the first Sunday of each month. We are working with our legislators to change the laws in Tennessee concerning cannabis.

    7. Reached 250 signatures
    8. I've Got Some Easy To Follow Statistics Here For You!

      N M
      by N M
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.policymic.com/articles/72497/this-is-the-first-map-to-prove-how-valuable-legalizing-marijuana-would-be-for-america
      And remember to share this and the petition!
      We have 202 Supporters As I'm Typing This.

      This is the First Map to Prove How Valuable Legalizing Marijuana Would Be For America

      Keeping marijuana illegal is possibly keeping billions of dollars out of the economies in the most rural parts of the United States, preventing these regions from banking on America's "biggest" cash crop. Just how much money are we talking about? Estimates point to as high as $100 billion, easily darwfing America's current top two biggest cash crops.

    9. Reached 100 signatures
    10. Sharing is Caring

      N M
      by N M
      Petition Organizer

      Remember to share this petition with your friends so we can get the maximum amount of support! Thank you for signing. :)

    11. Reached 25 signatures
    12. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Dillon Locke SPRING HILL, TN
      • 8 months ago

      It will help us get out of this economic depression

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    • Janet Wehling DUBLIN, OH
      • 9 months ago

      Not just medical - for everyone - I would like to see marijuana legalized throughout the US, especially in regard to its cancer preventive properties

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    • Matthew Darks CLARKSVILLE, TN
      • 9 months ago

      The evidence against the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana and THC are less substantial than that against the use of alcohol or tobacco. I would be in favor of legalization of cannabis but if we must keep it illegal I am in favor of banning alcohol and tobacco for the same reasons as marijuana is currently.

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    • quintin kiestler HENNING, TN
      • 9 months ago

      Im legally blind in my left eye and weed helps it

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    • malcolm patterson FLINTVILLE, TN
      • 10 months ago

      Lost both parents to cancer, and I believe there is medical advantages to marijuana. Plus have you been around a drunk here lately?

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