Urge Congress AGAIN To Support Marijuana Law Reform!

Urge Congress AGAIN To Support Marijuana Law Reform!

    1. Ani L. Schwartz
    2. Petition by

      Ani L. Schwartz

      Arroyo Seco, NM

03/19/11 UPDATE: The actions on this are out of date but action links still go to NORML for more current actions and a good place for us to get to know who our allies are here.
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Earlier this month, Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank reintroduced a pair of bills to limit the federal government's authority to arrest and prosecute marijuana offenders.

The first act, House Bill 2835: The Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act of 2009, would ensure that medical cannabis patients in states that have approved its use will no longer have to fear arrest or prosecution from federal law enforcement agencies. Sixteen members of Congress have signed on as cosponsors to HR 2835, which is now before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The second act, House Bill 2943: An Act to Remove Federal Penalties for Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults, would eliminate federal penalties for the personal possession of up to 100 grams (three and one-half ounces) of cannabis and for the not-for-profit transfer of up to one ounce of pot -- making the prosecutions of these offenses strictly a state matter.

Passage of this act would provide state lawmakers the choice to maintain their current penalties for minor marijuana offenses or eliminate them completely. Lawmakers would also have the option to explore legal alternatives to tax and regulate the adult use and distribution of cannabis free from federal interference. Four members of Congress have signed on as cosponsors to HR 2943, which is now before two separate committees -- The House judiciary Committee, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Now is the time to contact your U.S. Representatives are urge them to support common sense marijuana law reform. Ask your member of Congress to become a cosponsor of these important pieces of legislation.

To write your members of the House in favor of House Bill 2835: The Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act of 2009, please go here:

http://capwiz.com/norml2/issues/alert/?alertid=13532281

To write your member of the House in favor of House Bill 2943: An Act to Remove Federal Penalties for Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults, please go here:

http://capwiz.com/norml2/issues/alert/?alertid=13568661

Thanks you for your support and assistance of NORML's federal marijuana law reform efforts.

Sincerely,
The NORML Team

From: "NORML" norml@norml.org
Date: 26 июня 2009 г. 19:40  

 

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    • Steven Brandt PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Marijuana should be legal. It's safer than alcohol.

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    • Alisha Capps PEKIN, UNITED STATES
      • almost 3 years ago

      Medical marijuana is a very natural Miulti purpose effective drug. Non toxic with non lethal doses And is Breyer than the millions of prescription drug with so many side effects it ain't even with taking to fix the one problem u do have!

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    • Sherry Merritt ARAB, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      Read your Bible.Chapter 1,verse 29 & 30. Marijuana is a GOD given Herb for the edification of MAN!

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    • Saran Singh ANTELOPE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Its funny how the politicians that built this country used marijuana, growing it and also creating our constitution out of hemp. When will congress realize that this is a harmful plant that's been here for millions of years.

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    • Kristin Roman CLEARWATER, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      I am a hard working, tax paying citizen. I volunteer in animal rescue, and I have volunteered for hospitals. In 2008, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I've felt the pain of it since early 2004 and it just kept getting progressively worse. The medications I was placed on for this very painful disorder, did reduce the pain but it tacked on 11 other major side effects. Including tremors, eye twitching, severe nausea, vomiting, cold sweats, insomnia, and lack of appetite. I went days without eating or drinking and became severely dehydrated and malnourished. I decided I'd rather deal with the pain than these side effects. I smoke marijuana, and incredibly, all pain is relieved. I have zero negative side effects from smoking marijuana. I have been smoking for years and I have not had a single health issue from doing so. I am a more productive member of society, I am responsible and do not attend work or other functions while on marijuana. I smoke at night, I hurt no one. It's time to make medical marijuana legal everywhere. I cannot get it legally in Florida, and I would rather not be criminalized for something so stupid, especially when I do abide by the law in every other aspect. I am a good person, I do not deserve to be severely punished for smoking an herb that relieves my illness entirely.

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