Topic

alcohol

9 petitions

Started 1 week ago

Petition to TED J TURNER

Stop the FDA and the DEA from banning Kratom NOW!

II used to be a major alcoholic. I used to chain smoke tobacco. Back in January of 2006 when I lived in Saipan, C.N.M.I, U.S.A. a friend introduced me to Kratom. It is a plant from South East Asia. It can help a person who has Heroin addiction. It can help a person addicted to opiates, pain pills, alcoholism, nicotine addiction cure their addiction without pharmaceutical drigs approved by the FDA. Today, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 the FDA has an advisory of the deaths they claim have been cause by Kratom. The FDA approves drugs daily which kill people. Many law firms in the United States of America sue Drug Companies for the effects of the drugs and deaths from RX companies. The FDA approves these drugs and kills many. Then we have the issue. of those doctors who over prescribe pain pills, anti- depressants, and so forth. Then a person who is addicted to these medications is cut off. In no time these people try Heroin for the first time. We have an epidemic in this country of heroin overdoses which the FDA ignores. Kratom can cure these types of addictions. I need signatures for this petition so we can as people who use Kratom can continue to enjoy the many benefits this plant has to offer!  Let us fight the lies from the FDA so we can keep this plant legal. Many others have used Kratom to get off of Opiate type pills and Heroin as well as well as Methadone. Please sign today so we can have a voice.

Ted Turner
136 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Mark Meadows

Lower America's Legal Drinking Age For A More Civilized Drinking Culture

    I ask America to reconsider our country's legal drinking age. Not because I want to see "underaged" citizens abusing alcohol, getting trashed and harming themselves, but because I don't.   The National Institutes of Health (NIH) wrote in their fact sheet titled "Underage Drinking" on report.nih.gov : "Alcohol is the drug of choice among America's adolescents, used by more young people than tobacco or illicit drugs... [T]here are 10.1 million underage drinkers in the United States... 39% of current 8th graders, 58% of 10th graders, 72% of 12th graders, and 85% of college students have tried alcohol. Particularly worrisome among adolescents is the high prevalence of binge drinking... Underage drinkers consume, on average, 4 to 5 drinks per occasion about 5 times a month. By comparison, drinkers age 26 and older consume 2 to 3 drinks per occasion, about 9 times a month. Underage drinking is a leading contributor to death from injuries, which are the main cause of death for people under age 21. Each year, approximately 5,000 persons under the age of 21 die from causes related to underage drinking. These deaths include about 1,600 homicides and 300 suicides. Alcohol also plays a significant role in risky sexual behavior and increases the risk of physical and sexual assault. Among college students under age 21, 50,000 experience alcohol-related date rape, and 43,000 are injured by another student who has been drinking."   It's time for a change. We need to foster a more European-style culture of drinking that promotes responsibility and civilized sobriety. By diminishing the immense taboo that surrounds alcohol, we can eradicate the tendency for alcohol to serve as an obsession. People are more likely to act like adults if you treat them like adults. People are more likely to treat alcohol respectively if they're allowed to enjoy it. In America, turning 18 entails receiving the rights and responsibilities of adulthood. The right to vote, smoke cigarettes, serve on juries, get married, sign contracts, be prosecuted as adults, and to join the military. At 18, anyone can sign up to potentially die for their country, but they are not yet seen as mature enough to have a beer at their local bar.   This isn't 1984 anymore. We have acquired all the federal highway funds we need. So what's the hold up? 

Indigo De Souza
27 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

Stop the 4 a.m. Bar Bill in California!

Senator Wiener (D- San Francisco) introduced SB 384 for special interest groups seeking to extend drinking hours in California from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. The California Assembly Appropriations Committee will soon vote on the dangerous 4 a.m. bar bill (SB 384). The Chair of that committee - Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher - needs to hear from you that: State and local governments are already over-burdened by $14.5 billion in annual alcohol-related harm costs 40 years of peer-reviewed evidence shows that increasing alcohol sales by two or more hours will increase vehicle crash injuries, emergency room admissions, and alcohol-related assault and injury The California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC), with just one agent per 1,000 licenses, has no capacity to regulate late night bars SB 384 will only profit late night entertainment business owners and the alcohol industry while endangering many lives and deteriorating the quality of life Between now and September 1, 2017, please pick up your phone and call the offices of Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher in Sacramento at (916) 319-2080. Tell the Assembly Member's staff that you are joining with the California Alcohol Policy Alliance, MADD, and many other organizations representing thousands of individuals across the state in respectfully asking her to STOP SB 384 when it comes before the Appropriations Committee. California cannot afford the physical, emotional, or financial costs for more alcohol-related violence, emergency room admissions, injuries, alcohol-impaired driving, and motor vehicle crashes.

CoPALM
6 supporters