Legalization & Decriminalization of Cannabis

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For far to long this herbal plant and it's cousin hemp have been criticized, mocked, criminalized, labeled as a gateway drug, and destroyed. In my opinion as I'm sure I can speak for many others, marijuana is no more of a gateway drug then prescription medications the children can get their hands on or any other drug for that matter that anyone can get their hands on! It's far safer a choice than alcohol!

labeling of cannabis as a poison began in many states from 1906 onward, and outright prohibitions began in the 1920s. By the mid-1930s Cannabis was regulated as a drug in every state, including 35 states that adopted the Uniform State Narcotic Drug Act.[1] The first national regulation was the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. The truth that this plant is safer then the food we eat now, safer then alcohol, and safer then a coca-cola drink. This is just the tip of the ice-berg. The government, along with the FDA and DEA have made it their top priority to slander this plant. Make it appear as some evil disease, but the truth is it's an amazing God given plant. Some would say it is a miracle plant, that nature has provided. The earth has provided us with everything we need to survive and live. cigarettes, alcohol, and prescription drugs are the top 3 leading causes for Americans deaths. Yet the government and their allies The pharmaceutical companies have pushed these drugs to the public. Increasing the death rates by hundreds of thousands yearly. while for over hundreds of years this plant has been smoked. Today still no one has confirmed a death related to this herb. It is safe to say that you cannot die from this herb (notice that i say herb) cause that's exactly what it is. While this is just a small amount of information to consider. This herbal medicine from the earth has been curing and aiding so many with mental and physical complications. when the weight of the world is upon you, Anxiety, CPTSD, Bipolar, Cancer, and other worldly problems. I know that people look for away to escape having to think so much, worry about how to take the pain away. Many take on many bad habits that leads to death. such as drinking, smoking cigarettes, and overdosing on pain meds, not to mention the plethora of harmful side effects that come with prescription medications. Why should we the people have to argue with congress and the government that we prefer a safer option when dealing with issues of life. Marijuana is the answer and studies have proven that this plant is medicinal. How many can say that about alcohol, cigarettes, and pain medicine? We the people are petitioning the US government to legalize this plant in each and every state and stop criminalizing it, and harassing us for picking a medicine that actually helps. Why make a war on an herb from earth does not make any sense. Cannabis is a Schedule I drug according to the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, which classified cannabis as having high potential for abuse, no medical use, and not safe to use without medical supervision. The problem with this is that the government failed to tell the people the TRUTH. Lets take a look at some of the facts. According the USPTO ( United states patent office) US Patent# 6630507 titled “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants” The patent claims that “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.” This is the truth!!!!!They've known this for hundreds of years and have purposely locked away and even killed people for this plant. They didn't see a way to make profit from it so they made laws to criminalize it. When the reality of the situation is that they have secretly been making medicine from this plant and just not telling Americans. Remember the government works for us and not the other way around. People have spoken and stated what we want, they have no choice but to listen. So many people benefit from this, cancer patients, ptsd victims, and all of mankind. Everyone has there reasons for wanting as well as a need for this plant legalized. We have to stop allowing laws to pass that do not help and aid the American people. How many more people are going to die this year related to tobacco? The government allows this to be legal!Too many and that's the argument for the government today. They can legalize this herb in all 50 states. The people have spoken and we demand that our request be granted. Think how many people are behind bars that taxpayers pay for because of the US laws that are outdated and there stigmatized outlook on this plant. It's beyond the age of ignorance. It's time for every single American to fight for our rights and liberty as our forefathers have entitled to us. End marijuana prohibition once and for all. The main statement behind this is that too many people are dying and suffering that don't have to. We have been educated wrongly and lied to for far to long! It's time to help the world! Allow this plant and it's cousin Hemp to help the world. Any government official that does not agree with the facts and wonders of these plants need to be removed from their seats. We are being held back from evolving as mankind and it's only for money. Things need to change and these petitions are steps to a better world. Research everything and the truth shall guide you to knowledge unknown. Please sign and forward this, the world deserves to know the truth and we can help heal the world. The world needs to know and have access to the better and safer option available for their loves ones that are suffering. Spread the news and keep changing the world for the good of it. We NEED CHANGE!

 Legalizing it medicinally especially in New York has been futile. Insurance companies will not cover it, making it an expensive out of pocket cost which most Americans cannot afford. Then to get the approval, the amount of hoopes that you have to go through to get approved for it is daunting, tedious, & down right impossible. The two dispensaries that we had, have went out of business because of governmental red tape wasn't thoroughly ironed out as they say. Now there's only one place that you can go to get it but you have to see physician after physician it's just not worth it.