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  • Petitioned President Obama, United States Congress, US House & Senate, All

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President Obama, United States Congress, US House & Senate, All

Marijuana Legalization

    1. Doc Stine
    2. Petition by

      Doc Stine

      Indpls, IN

How do we as Americans, allow medicines such as, Orencia which has been shown to cause cancer in our lungs, brain and can cause death.
This drug is allowed to be advertized on television and others.

Most of the drugs which are allowed to be advertized on television have and can cause even worse side effects, including death, than marijuana does.

Alcohol and tobacco are much more harmful to the human body than marijuana.

How do we as Americans, allow medicines such as Qnexa which can cause birth defects and cause heart problems, both produce more problems in humans than marijuana.

Drug manufactures produce medicines that can cure specific illnesses, but can cause loss of human organs or brain functions if used for prolong periods.

We have all seen the warnings which come with the prescriptions from our doctors.
All say basically the same. Interactions with food, other medications or prolong use.
All say that our doctor has determined that the benefits out weigh the risks.
This in its self shows there are risks involved.

Drug manufactures stop producing inexpensive drugs once patens expire and produce only expensive drugs that do not make as much money no matter the importance of the drug.

Now we see that Coca-Cola is being made by the FDA, to put caution labels on the cans, saying it could possibly cause cancer due to coloring dyes in the mixture. Instead of putting on the caution labels, Coca-Cola is changing their recipe.

How many other products are on the market today that could cause bodily harm?

Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include relief from nausea, epileptic seizures, spastic seizures from Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, insomnia, menstrual cramps, toothaches, movement disorders, spinal injuries, Alzheimer's, Myasthenia Gravis, PTSD, Arthritis, Diabetes, AIDS and more.

Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors and are neuroprotective. Your own brain has cannibanoid receptors in it from birth, this means that it is a natural part of our body makeup and has been given us by the ALL MIGHTY.

How do we as Americans allow our FDA to let manufactures from overseas countries send Avastin to this country that isn't any good?
Avastin is part of the cure for some leukemia type diseases.

How do we as Americans, let our own manufactures allow us to have shortages of needed drugs, such as Avastin and others.

If the drug manufactures here will not make them, let other manufactures have strict access to the patens for these drugs and give them government contracts.

If we outlaw all cannibanoids, this will keep out some of the best aspects of medical marijuana.

This would keep out, CBD and CBDA which are made from Delta-9 THC.
HarborSide Dispensary in San Francisco, California, has done wonders with these types of cannibanoids. This also would keep out marijuana infusions, such as Dixie Elixirs form Colorado and other types or manufactures of cannibanoid style medicines.

There are many types of industries and farmers which would benefit from the legalization of marijuana.

There are many reasons why marijuana should not be classified as a schedule 1 drug, having no current medical use.
Americans know better now!

Marijuana should be looked at as a herb not a weed.
At least let the FDA reclassify it and IRB's look at medical uses more closely.
Marijuana is an antioxidant, and when used in tea, eatables and more, it promotes wellness.

Marijuana is much less harmful than a lot of legal drugs the doctors prescribe. Most of which, drug companies, congress, state officials, legislatures, and many federal departments pay doctors to prescribe, they get vacations, lots of dollars, tax write offs and more.

We should legalize marijuana and have three types:
This would allow for:
1: Medical-Wellness - (High Quality)
2: Liquor-Beer-Recreational-(Lower Quality)
3: Industrial-(Lowest Quality)

Marijuana has been shown in studies to prevent some forms of cancers from forming in the lungs and brain. Some studies have even shown to promote brain cell growth and protect us from strokes to include prevention of brain cell damage during strokes. 

Marijuana can relieve pain, stress, nausea, and PTSD, just to name a few.
Marijuana can even relieve depression, sometimes short term memory loss is a good thing.
Marijuana relieves spasms which can be caused by all sorts of medical and injuries issues.

Stress can cause heart attacks and death.
Then if you are not dead, you’re put on more medication which is harmful to your body.

Pain can cause heart attacks, anxiety and high blood pressure.
Then if you are not dead, you’re put on more medication which is harmful to your body.

When you get right down to it, we need to legalize marijuana, so we can take it out of the hands of the dealers, reduce federal and state spending.

Look at the dealer the same way you look at a doctor.
When you go to the doctor for an illness, you are advised and given a prescription to include sometimes a sample.

When adults or your children, go to the dealer to get marijuana, they are also exposed to all kinds of other drugs and given samples, some of which the first time you do them, you are addicted.

Legalizing it would take it out of the hands of the dealers, create jobs and allow for state and federal tax revenues from individuals and manufactures.

Marijuana legalization would save the federal government millions or billions a year in, eradication programs, aircraft fuel, courts, jails, prisons and other tax funded programs. It would stop some discrimination and human rights violations from New York, Kentucky, California, Veteran Hospitals in all states, discrimination is rampant due to marijuana being illegal.

The laws made in the 1930's were made out of fear and discrimination.
Mexican’s, Black’s and Asian stigmas and slavery discrimination is rampant.
Harry J. Anslinger was the first Drug Czar in the United States.
$400,000,000.00 are spent each year on the drug war, most is unwarranted.
Money which is spent on programs and jobs produced from the war should go to education and addiction treatment, so people could get help and become independent and productive again.

We should look at Portugal and what they did with legalization of drugs.
Portugal has shown when legalized, drug use and dependency decreased.
They looked at all drug use as dependency, a disease such as alcoholism.
When treated as such people became tax paying citizens with a future and experience to give back to society.

Legalization of marijuana would decrease unemployment, increase new businesses and entrepreneurs.
Legalization of marijuana would create jobs in, medical, food, plastic, textile, biofuels and many more.
Legalization of marijuana would decrease all illegal drug use such as heroin, meth, cocaine, ecstasy and many more. This includes decreasing illegal use of synthetic narcotics from manufactures, such as Oxicodon, Delodas and so on.

Individual Americans would be more willing to advise users to get help, turn in dealers, doctors and others providing drugs which can cause moral problems.

This is a WIN, WIN, WIN, for our country and states.

In seeing DateLine NBC; Brian Williams which hosted Chris Hanson's Editorial about the FDA and IRB companies that do clinical trials on humans in India and other countries including our own.

Serious flaws within FDA and IRB's - Trials and drugs which are allowed to get to market without true testing. Testing on humans who are poor and living in horrible conditions without proper care or oversight.

Some of these people are doing trials of multiple drugs which means results are not true to specifics, but they still get to market and bought by you or others.

It showed how our drug trials are being done on humans, by so called IRB's
I am appalled and outraged.

Ref: Dr. Oz 3/29/2011 Local TV 
Ref: NBC Nightly News, CBS Nightly - TV
Ref: Viewpoint, RL.TV
Ref: History Channel - TV
Ref: Discovery Channel - TV
Ref: Marijuana USA - TV
Ref: War on weed. - TV
Ref: Weed Wars - TV
Ref: Drugs, Inc. 
Ref: Alcohol vs. Marijuana - TV
Ref: Hooked on drugs - TV
Ref: Vanguard - TV
Ref: AARP - Mag.
Ref: NGEO - TV
Ref: Marijuana Drama - TV
Ref: Marijuana Inc - TV.
Ref: Veteran Administration; va.gov; VA Legal vs. Non-Legal Medical Marijuana States

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Save Social Security & Our Economy

      Doc Stine
      Petition Organizer

      Our presidential debates are soon, let's see who has the guts to bring this up at the debate.
      The one thing that will be an easy fix for our country with jobs, taxes, wellness, and much more will be the last thing anyone brings up. Drug companies, oil companies and others have held this up for long enough. Send this info from this petition to everyone and post to news sites. Get-er-done

    3. Reached 50 signatures
    4. Pat Roberston Supports Ending Cannabis Prohibition In An Effort

      Doc Stine
      Petition Organizer

      Televangelist and former Baptist minister Pat Robertson making a cogent argument on alternatives to arresting and incarcerating citizens who use drugs, with a clear emphasis on legalizing the possession of a few ounces of cannabis.

      Notable conservative activists such as Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist, American Conservative Union’s David Keane and Prison Fellowship Ministries’ Pat Nolan are spearheading this important new front in the now 40-year-old effort to reform cannabis laws.

    5. More than half of Americans want marijuana to be legalized

      Doc Stine
      Petition Organizer

      More than half of Americans support legalizing marijuana use, a record level, amid growing support for reform that could build pressure to eventually change laws on the drug, a Gallup poll shows.

      Enforcing marijuana prohibition costs taxpayers an estimated $10 billion annually and results in the arrest of more than 853,000 individuals per year -- far more than the total number of arrestees for all violent crimes combined, including murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

    6. Marijuana and the Brain, The Tolerance Factor

      Doc Stine
      Petition Organizer

      In 1970, marijuana was placed on Schedule 1 of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s controlled-substances list, largely because scientists feared that, like opiates, it had an extremely high potential for abuse and addiction. But the discovery of THC receptor sites in the brain refutes that thinking, and may force both scientists and the DEA to re-evaluate their positions.

      We have a cannibanoid receptor in our brain?
      Check out link for more information.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Becky Jo Gilbert MIDDLETOWN, MO
      • 8 months ago

      Marijuana is the safest "drug" and it is the planet's oldest medicine. If it were legal there would be less lawsuits against the pharmacutical companies for man-made drugs and harmful side-effects. Each state could tax sales of marijuana and make a fortune, because even though it's illegal, the majority of this country smokes it anyway. Jails wouldn't be overflowing because people who are only incarcerated for pot could go home, and if people could walk into a store and buy it outright, it would put a lot of "drug dealers" out of business. Of course there should be restrictions, same as alcohol even though marijuana is much safer than alcohol, be over 21, don't use while at work or driving, etc.

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    • william henson MOORE, OK
      • 9 months ago

      To help bring my home state out of a poverty state and offer new found ventures of revenue to build up some of our older towns like snyder, ok mtn. Park that arse on verge of collapse

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    • Dennis Piroli ANNAPOLIS, MD
      • 10 months ago

      It's all about money, not health. Alcohol and tobacco cause serious health issues, and that is the main intent. Cause problems that generate revenue. Natural 'drugs' may be too good for the health. They do not want you to be healthy, otherwise they can't generate revenue on you. Unfortunately, this is the reality. Wake up and fight the money war caused by egocentric people. You have the power of changing things, simply don't buy it and they won't make money of you until they finally fail and stop.

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    • Alberto Dgyves MISSION, TX
      • 10 months ago

      I still cannot belive how something so natural and unharmful to us still be illegal.. I come from a family where Marijuana is considered one of the worst drugs you could ever do and that as a result will lead to want to try harder drugs which I think in my opinion is just plain ignorance and lack of education... A perfect and easy way to educate anybody o. The topic is watching the movie "The Union" which is available on youtube or Netflix..!!!Legalize Marijuana 2014!!!

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    • Alberto Dgyves MISSION, TX
      • 10 months ago

      I still cannot believe how something so natural and unharmful to us still be illegal.. I come from a family where Marijuana is considered one of the worst drugs you could ever do and that as a result will lead to want to try harder drugs which I think in my opinion is just plain ignorance and lack of education... I understand if people do not want to legalize for whatever personal reason and that is more than okay you don't have to if that's not your thing but let us that would rather have a smoke or two rather than having a 6 pack of beer do. A perfect and easy way to educate anybody on The topic is watching the movie "The Union" which is available on youtube or Netflix..!!!Legalize Marijuana 2014!!!

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