Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Chuck Grassley
Pass the CARERS Act and protect medical marijuana patients
My six-year-old daughter Morgan suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that causes frequent and dangerous seizures. We’ve tried everything to help her. She’s taken more than 10 different anti-epilepsy medications but at best, she's gone only four weeks without a seizure. Based on our own research, advice from our doctors, and what we’ve heard from families living in other states, we would like Morgan to try cannabidiol oil -- a form of medical marijuana. For children with similar illnesses in other parts of the country, the results using medical marijuana have been life changing. Medical marijuana comes in many different preparations, and is prescribed accordingly to treat specific conditions. The treatment Morgan needs would not make her "high", and she wouldn't smoke it. It would come in a bottle just like her other medications, but with fewer side effects. The medications that Morgan has tried have devastating side effects. They gave her kidney stones, ulcerative colitis, and compromise her respiratory system. She should be able to try this much safer option. But medical marijuana is still illegal at the federal level. It’s currently a Schedule 1 drug, which means the federal government considers it just as dangerous as heroin and says there is no medicinal value. This means our family would have to move to a different state to get it, or obtain it illegally and risk arrest. I have decided that neither of those choices are good enough for my family. That’s why I’m supporting the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act -- a bipartisan bill that will let states legalize medical marijuana without federal interference. It will also expand research into the health benefits of marijuana and allow Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend marijuana to ailing veterans. The CARERS Act would remove also CBD from scheduling under the Controlled Substances Act, affirming to the world that marijuana does have medical benefits. This bill will change the lives of so many sick and suffering people, like my daughter, around the country. Please sign my petition asking Congress to pass the CARERS Act.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, Nathan Deal, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Judge Baverman, Judge Brown
Petition for Terrell " Ralo" Davis to receive consideration of bond.
Terrell Davis aka Rapper (Ralo) was arrested on April 15, 2018 for Possession of Marijuana w/ the intent to distribute and has been detained in Federal custody since that date as Multiple bonds have been denied. The government has stated that in their opinion Mr.Davis should not be returned to the community. We as a community love Mr. Davis , and do not agree with the government. Mr.Davis (Ralo) is successfully fulfilling his career in the music industry . Famerica records employs dozens of people and provides opportunities for growth and talented individuals in the community. He has performed hundreds of sold out shows , sold thousands of albums , and accomplished millions of streams which has allowed him to earn millions in legitimate funds from the entertainment industry. He is a big help to many , gives back to his home in the west end and other communities. Mr. Davis civic and charitable work is extensive as he has funded funerals for the less fortunate, sponsored Turkey Drives for the holidays, sponsored many back to school activities for kids and provided school supplies. It’s obvious that Mr.Davis is being selectively prosecuted and denied bond in prejudice. We as a society believe Mr.Davis deserves a bond, even if he’s released on a strict bond ; ankle monitor, half way house or any program / classes or stipulations given. He is an asset to the community and the city of Atlanta.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Rick Scott, Donald Trump
Marijuana has been shown and proven to provide many medical benefits and has been legalized for medical uses at the bare minimum in many states, and decriminalized in others successfully. A compound called CBD (cannabidiol) actually can literally prevent cancer cells from growing. My great uncle in Ohio died two years ago from brain cancer among others that if treated in a state where it was legal, he would have survived. Marijuana also can prevent seizures, slow the effects of Alzheimer's, reduce anxiety and physical pain, and has tons of other benefits. A good friend of mine in Tallahassee was going through depression, became bulimic; she'd refuse to eat for days on end. However, when she smoked, she would get hungry and be able to eat without becoming nauseous or sickened. These kind of real life applications with little to no lasting repercussions show how beneficial marijuana becoming legal could be for society. According to a Washington Post article, in a given year, more arrests were made for marijuana use than all violent crimes combined. I don't believe anyone thinks that use or possession of a natural herb/plant is nearly as despicable as violence between humans is. The war on drugs is wasting its time on marijuana as even in states that have legalized marijuana has seen absolutely no increase in teen marijuana use, according to the same previous Washington Post article; if someone wants to smoke weed, they're going to. It is time to recognize the fact that America already has much more dangerous drugs available for public sale, such as cigarettes with a much higher long term risks, and alcohol, which claims more lives in a year than marijuana ever has. Alcohol killed over 30,000 people in 2014 alone in America, cigarettes kill 480 thousand a year on average. With statistics like these, the fact that marijuana is still illegal, especially to its extent, is outrageous. [article] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/10/13/heres-how-legal-pot-changed-colorado-and-washington/?utm_term=.b0813246824f
Petition to president Trump
President Trump: Clemency for Federal Marijuana Prisoners
We believe President Trump’s next act of mercy should come swiftly for everyone serving federal time for marijuana drug cases. Not one person in the history of our nation has ever overdosed on marijuana. It’s impossible. And yet, we have people serving life without parole for a plant that is now legal for medicinal use in 30 states and legal for recreational use in 10 states, plus Washington DC. Technically, every Representative that holds a seat in our Nation’s Capital and the President of the United States can enjoy recreational use of pot if they so choose, while others rot in prison for federal conspiracy cases - including people who thought they were compliant with the laws of their state for medical marijuana.The CAN-DO Foundation has submitted a list of clemency candidates to the White House. One list was comprised solely of 22 people serving time for marijuana-only offenses. Most of these individuals have already served over 10 years and Antonio Bascaro has served 38 years for a first time pot offense! This is an outrage that must be corrected, posthaste. People should not serve time for pot while others are simultaneously profiting from the same activity without fear of any legal consequences. This injustice can be corrected through categorical clemency or amnesty for all pot offenders. During the course of my advocacy at the CAN-DO Foundation I have gotten into numerous arguments with people who do not believe there are people serving time for pot, much less life without parole. Therefore, I am including the names of the prisoners we submitted to the White House along with a link to their profile pages where there is usually a change.org petition you can also sign and share. Or you can go to the CAN-DO Pot Prisoner page and review most of the cases below. Michael Pelletier has served 12 years on LIFE without parole. He was a paraplegic at age 11 and his state of Maine legalized pot in 2016John Knock is a first offender and served 21 years on LIFE without parole - age 70 Antonio Bascaro is a first offender served 38 yrs on 70 yr sentence - age 83 Longest serving pot prisoner in history of USCrystal Munoz has served 11 years on 19 years 10 months - age 38 with 2 young girls ages 10 and 11- Crystal delivered second daughter shackled to bedDiana Marquez is a first offender serving her 11th year on 30 year sentence for marijuana - age 62 Patricia Albright has served 3 years on 5 year sentence - age 66, prosecuted during the Obama administration for making cannabis oil Ricardo Rojas has served 21 years on LIFE without parole - age 75 and in a wheelchair. Pedro Moreno is a first offender who has served 21 years on LIFE without parole - age 58 - 4 of his brothers in the same conspiracy received clemency from President ObamaHector McGurk has served 15 years on LIFE without paroleCraig Cesal is a first offender and served 15 years on LIFE without parole - age 58 Way Long is a first offender who has served 21 years of a 50 year sentence - age 57 - Native American Ismael Lira is a first offender served 15 years on LIFE without parole - age 40 Aaron Sandusky is a first offender serving his 6th year on 10 years for medical marijuana in the state of CaliforniaAndy Cox is serving his 10th year on LIFE without parole and has the longest sentence in the nation for merely growing potFerrell Scott has served 10 years on LIFE without parole - age 55 Luke Scarmazzo has served 10 years on 21.8 years for medical marijuana Corvain Cooper has served 4 years on LIFE without paroleMichael Knight has served 10 years on 17 years 6 monthsJimmy Romans has served 8 years on a 30 year sentenceDonald Fugitt is a first offender serving his 5th year on a 17 year sentenceMichael Chancellor is a first offender serving his 5th year of a 15 year 8 month sentenceLance Gloor is a first offender who has served over 2 years on a 10 year sentence for medical marijuana in the state of Washington Together we #CANDO this!
Petition to Spencer J. Cox
Utah Patients Coalition - Require Disclosure of Dark Money Donors
Demand the Utah Lieutenant Governor's office to make full disclosure for non-profit groups affiliated with the Utah Patients Coalition. Transparency laws were designed to safeguard the public from millions of dollars from large national groups that support changing the law. This is important to have for Utah voters to help them decide whether to sign the ballot initiative. Incomplete disclosure masks true intentions of groups, and undermines the will of the people of our great state.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Jeff Flake, John McCain, Donald Trump, Tulsi Gabbard, Raul M. Grijalva, Beto O'Rourke, Mike Coffman, Earl Blumenauer, Walter B. Jones, Lindsey Graham, Dave Joyce, Carlos Curbelo, Ryan Costello, John H. Rutherford, Ruben Gallego, Tom O'Halleran, Kyrsten Sinema, Andy Biggs, Paul A. Gosar
Fight For Those Who Fought For You
As federal patients, Veterans are being prescribed extremely addictive pharmaceuticals linked to widespread death across the country. Despite this fact, these pills remain at a lower classification within the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) than cannabis. Cannabis has helped many people suffering from debilitating conditions such as PTSD, cancer, chronic pain, addiction withdrawal and has statistically lowered the suicide rate in states where it is “legal.” Veterans Health Administration (VA) primary care teams should be educated on how to best implement cannabis into a veterans treatment plan. When a patient is a legal medical cannabis card holder as well as a veteran, they should be afforded the freedom to use cannabis within the VA system as a recognized medical alternative to psychiatric drugs without any discrimination or unjust actions against them. Do you agree: Should veterans be able to treat themselves with medical marijuana? If you do, please join us in the fight to provide veterans safe access and compassionate care within the Veterans Health Administration.
Petition to Eric Holcomb
To make marijuana recreationally legal in Indiana
Our government was founded for the people by the people. Who are the representatives representing if the majority want marijuana to be legal. This petition is to enact the immediate legalization of recreational marijuana in Indiana. If the government is really for the people by the people, then give the people what they want.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, Lawrence Kupers, William N Taylor II
GRANT CLEMENCY TO OUR SON EDWIN RUBIS - 40 YEARS FOR MARIJUANA IS NOT JUSTICE
Our son, Edwin Rubis, is serving a federal sentence of 40 years for a non-violent marijuana offense. [www.marijuanaliferproject.org/federal-prisoner-edwin-rubis-is-serving-life-for-marijuana/ At age 29, our son, while battling drug addiction, associated himself with drug couriers, and was charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana. After his arrest, his court-appointed attorney advised him, along with us, that he needed to provide information on others in the drug trade. Edwin could not provide such information. Therefore, he was quickly deemed "uncooperative", and the judge gave him a harsh sentence - 40 years.Edwin has been away from us for the last 19 years. During the course of time, we have adamantly petitioned, and at times cried, for his early release, at every level of the court system. Sadly to say, we continue to struggle, missing him, with no positive resolution to obtain his freedom. Edwin's children need him. We need him. Our son is not a terrorist, a rapist, a gang member, nor a violent individual to continually be kept in prison for decades for distributing marijuana. While imprisoned, Edwin has taken diligent steps to better himself. He has achieved numerous rehabilitation programs from the psychology and religious departments. He has graduated from college with a degree in Religious Education; and he is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Counseling and Therapist Certification. In addition, he serves as a mentor to others, under the supervision of the head chaplain. He is also working as a G.E.D. and E.S.L. tutor in the education department, at his present institution of confinement, helping others further their education. In addition, Edwin also finished a 2 year dental apprenticeship from The Department of Labor, and worked as a dental assistant for the last 7 years in the medical department.We love our son, [uncle, father, and brother]. We wish for him to receive another chance at life. But our dream for him to be reunited with us, can not be accomplished without your full support. Please help us obtain our son's freedom by signing this petition urging President Donald Trump to grant our son clemency or a pardon. Edwin is a changed man. He has been fully rehabilitated and deserves a second chance at life. Sincerely, Maria Roque - and - Family.