Petition to President of the United States
President Trump: Make the DEA tell the truth about marijuana
Many people don’t know that it is illegal for federal agencies to disseminate incorrect information. But when it comes to medical cannabis, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been doing this for years -- and politicians use this misinformation to justify opposition to medical cannabis laws. Federal and state lawmakers utilize DEA information on cannabis to make decisions regarding their stance on medical cannabis legislation. That’s why we constantly see politicians using the DEA’s claims about the gateway theory, long-term brain damage, and psychosis to deny support for medical cannabis. This has real impact on the patients and families around the country who use medical cannabis to treat their illness. People like Christine, who suffers from an inoperable brain tumor and needs medical cannabis to help control her constant pain, nausea, and a host of other symptoms. While advocating in her home state of Utah, legislators often bring up this misinformation as a way to keep legislation from moving forward. In December, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis for therapeutic use and research, filed a petition with the Department of Justice demanding that the DEA immediately update misinformation about cannabis. The DEA has actually admitted that the theories that cannabis use leads to harder drugs (gateway theory), long-term brain damage, psychosis, and other alleged harms, are not based in scientific fact, and yet they keep distributing this false information. Yet we have found 25 instances of these false claims on their website. Forcing the DEA to correct this misinformation would give medical cannabis patients and the families the ability to say, unequivocally, “That is not based in scientific fact, and the DEA has admitted that as well,” effectively removing these falsehoods from the conversation. Please sign and share this petition asking the President to instruct the DEA to correct the information immediately.
Petition to Vermont State Senate, Vermont State House
Vermonters Want Comprehensive Marijuana Legalization
Vermonters have a history of being on the moral side of history by opposing unjust law. A leading example is the Habeus Corpus Law of 1850 which was passed by the Vermont Legislature to command state law enforcement agents and judges to assist captured fugitive slaves. In response to Vermont's Habeus Corpus Law, then U.S. President Millard Fillmore threatened Vermont with a military occupation for essentially nullifying the Fugitive Slave Act within Vermont’s borders. Vermont was not intimidated. Marijuana prohibition is another example of an unjust law we Vermonters oppose. While federal code criminalizes the voluntary use, cultivation, and exchange of marijuana by informed and consenting adults, jurisdictions such as Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia, have taken independent measures apart from the U.S. Congress to decriminalize and/or re-legalize the consumption, cultivation, and trade of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes. Vermonters who support marijuana decriminalization and legalization do not necessarily condone drug use. However, we do oppose the dangerous practice of criminalizing consensual and victimless behavior by responsible adults. We the undersigned Voters of the State of Vermont, petition the State of Vermont to uphold it's constitutional duty to promote the general welfare through public health and safety policy, by defining reasonable regulations around personal marijuana use, cultivation, and commerce, such as product safety standards and product labeling requirements to facilitate informed consumer choice. We believe marijuana has not been empirically proven to be a significant danger to public health and safety justifying criminalization. No negative physiological health effects have ever been proven to be caused by consuming tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) found in marijuana. Since legalizing recreational marijuana in 2012, Colorado violent crime rates have declined, and the growth rates in impaired driving and marijuana use by minors are statistically insignificant. We believe marijuana prohibition is not a reasonable form of regulation, but the abdication of regulatory authority by the State of Vermont, whereby public courts become closed to a minority group of consumers for adjudicating civil and business disputes, arguably in violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and whereby state regulatory authorities cease to protect Vermont consumers by defining product safety standards and product labeling requirements. We recognize the collateral damage caused by marijuana prohibition as a greater danger to public health and safety than personal marijuana use, cultivation and regulated trade. Our conclusion is based on the large number of otherwise law abiding, functional, and peaceable human beings having their private property confiscated under civil asset forfeiture law, and whose prospects for future prosperity are harmed after being labeled criminals for life over a marijuana related arrest and conviction. We require expungement of all nonviolent marijuana related arrest and conviction records. Over 80,000 Vermont residents surveyed by the RAND Corporation admit to regularly using marijuana. This suggests a narrow jury pool for Vermont prosecutors who wish to convict persons for the victimless acts of possessing, growing and voluntarily transacting for marijuana. We affirm every human being has natural authority over their mind and body, whereby the free exercise of informed choice, voluntary consumption, consensual trade, and cultivation of marijuana among responsible adults must be protected by Vermont state statute and municipal ordinance. We believe moral ends require moral means, and we recognize marijuana prohibition as both an ineffective and immoral means of promoting public health and protecting public safety. Our belief is based on overwhelming evidence from legal and policy research groups dating back to landmark finding of the 1972 National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse (aka The Shafer Commission), showing unreasonable collateral harm being done to individuals, families, and society from marijuana prohibition enforcement. We believe police lives matter. Marijuana legalization reduces demands on law enforcement to confront otherwise law abiding individuals over behavior as personal possession, consumption, cultivation, and consensual trade, which enhances officer safety by reducing officer exposure to harmful risk, and reserves crime-fighting resources for allocation towards solving and preventing genuine crimes having genuine victims. We believe responsible adult Vermonters have the moral right, civil right, and legal right to grow marijuana at home for personal use. If the people do not have a right to grow marijuana at home for personal use, no representative of the people in government may commercialize and license-out a nonexistent right of the people for profit. Lawmakers shall not turn the people into a captive market and divorce them from their values and capabilities, by commercially licensing-out the people's right to grow marijuana, while denying the same people the same ability to personally exercise this right for themselves. We believe genuine marijuana legalization restores civil rights. Racial and political minorities are arrested at higher rates for illicit marijuana not because police are inherently biased or racist, but because prohibition laws were designed to disrupt minority communities under the guise of public safety. President Richard Nixon's domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman, admitted on public record about the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) saying, "We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the [Vietnam] war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities." Therefore, We the undersigned Voters of the State of Vermont, pledge to support political candidates who back comprehensive marijuana legalization. We pledge to oppose any political candidate in Vermont’s upcoming state, county, and municipal election cycle(s), who explicitly or implicitly opposes passing a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill. Thank you for signing our petition. Our goal is to get 10,000 voters to sign before Vermont's 2017 legislative session closes. Please share our petition with your friends and family over Facebook, Twitter and email. Doing so helps improve petition visibility which brings us closer to our goal.
Petition to U.S. Senate
Pass the Marijuana Justice Act
In my 10 years with the Dallas Police Department, my undercover drug operations showed me the difficult and dangerous responsibilities of police officers. I was undercover in schools buying drugs from kids, and what I learned was that this "war on marijuana" did not stop the supply of marijuana or kids using it. Our efforts are not only unable to stop the supply but they put officers’ lives in danger. My fellow undercover narcotics detective, David, was shot during a marijuana raid and is extremely fortunate to be alive. That’s why I’m supporting Senator Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act (MJA), which would end federal prohibition of marijuana and allow states to effectively reduce youth marijuana use and crime by regulating the drug. This act learns from the successes of states that have legalized marijuana for adults. We can reduce crime rates, allow law enforcement to focus on serious crime, and generate millions of dollars in tax revenue. This act would help fix the flaws in our policies that send officers into a revolving door of undercover work and search warrants only to fail to stop the flood of marijuana, all while endangering themselves. My career has taught me that no marijuana raid is worth an officer’s life. And it's why I'm part of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership, a group of criminal justice professionals advocating for criminal justice reforms that will make communities safer. Including marijuana in the Controlled Substance Act does not protect anyone, civilians or officers. Officers shouldn’t have to approach every front door or stopped car holding their breath waiting for a gun to come out, they should be in the community building relationships and investigating serious criminals. Imagine a society where instead of undercover officers in high schools or officers shot on a marijuana search, we redirect resources to investigating violent or property crime and we invest that tax revenue into treatment, education, and rehabilitative programs for youth. The Marijuana Justice Act offers a better future for our devoted officers and our youth. Add your name to our petition to let your members of Congress know that while our drug policies may have been well intentioned when created, they have not worked, and we have put officers lives in danger because of it. Let them know that Senator Booker’s MJA is the future we need. Former Senior Corporal Joe Morris,Representative of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Petition to Jeff Flake, John McCain, Donald Trump
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 Justine Trudeau, John Horgan, Mike Farnworth, Malcolm Brodie, Chak Au, Gregor Robertson, Loise E. Jackson, Derek Carigan, Jonathan X. Cote, Linda Hepner, Thomas Leung, Bill Casey, Marilyn Gladu, Brian Pallister, Michael Smith, Darrell Mussatto, Richard Steward, Mike Clay, Greg Moore, Nicole Read, John Becket, Ted Schaffer, Henry Braun
Delay the legalization of Cannabis
With the views that the federal government is likely to legalize marijuana on July 1, 2018, our group takes the stand to oppose legalization on the grounds that: 1. It sends out a wrong message to the youth that smoking marijuana is harmless. 2. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has openly stated that the law enforcement departments are not ready by July 1, 2018. 3. Once the gate of legalization is opened, it cannot be reverted back even if it has caused many social problems. Hence, our group urges the federal government to postpone or suspend legalizing marijuana before the regulatory system and law enforcement are ready to avoid social problems from arising. 對於聯邦政府擬定2018年7月1日將大麻合法化，關注2018年7月大麻合法化小組的立場是反對大麻合法化，理由是： 1. 合法化發出錯誤信息，誤導青少年以為吸食大麻無害 2. 如果在2018年7月1日立法,執法部門已表明無能力執法。 3. 一旦合法化大門打開，即使引發眾多社會問題，也將無法逆轉。 因此，關注小組要求聯邦政府在未釐清重要環節及有完善監管和執法配套前，推遲或擱置大麻合法化。 If the federal government insists on passing Bill C-45 in next July and making marijuana legal, our group asks the federal government to meet these conditions: 1. Set the minimum age of consumption at 21. 2. Prohibit personal cultivation at home. 3. Disclose to the taxpayers in clear terms about the expenses that may arise from legalization of marijuana. 但如聯邦政府堅持在明年7月通過C-45法案，實施大麻合法化，關注小組要求聯邦政府必須滿足以下條件： 1. 在法案中刪除容許在家種植4株大麻, 禁止在家中種植大麻 2. 把合法購買大麻最低年齡設在21歲 3. 把大麻合法化所衍生政府開支向納稅人具體列出 If the federal government insists on legalizing marijuana in 2018, our group asks the B.C. government to adopt the following 15 recommendations in order to protect public interest : 1. Do not give the green light to the legal use and possession of marijuana ahead of the federal government. 2. Put pressure on the federal government to postpone legalization until the above-mentioned issues have been clarified. 3. Clearly inform the public the cost that may arise from the legalization of marijuana. 4. Set stricter rules related to marijuana use than those on smoking and drinking. 5. Set the minimum age of consumption and buying/selling of marijuana at 21. 6. Set the maximum number of marijuana plants to be cultivated by premises, not by household. 7. Protect the legal rights of landlord (including strata council) to forbid tenants to cultivate, consume, and buy/sell marijuana. 8. Prohibit smoking or cultivation marijuana in any buildings (such as apartment) with central air ventilation system. 9. Prohibit cultivation, smoking of marijuana and the use of marijuana related products in any places children may reside or may be around such as schools, parks, community centres and other recreational facilities. 10. Prohibit marijuana products made in the form of candies, cookies, foods or drinks. 11. Require any products contained with marijuana must be clearly labeled and carry health warnings similar to cigarettes. 12. Be strict on illegal marijuana operations. 13. Allow marijuana to be sold at designated locations only. 14. Be strict on impaired driving under the influence of marijuana. 15. Delegate municipalities with the authority to make stricter bylaws on the cultivation, consumption and buying/selling of marijuana according to the wish of their residents. 如果聯邦政府一意孤行，要在2018年實施大麻合法化，關注小組要求省政府做到以下15點，以保障公眾利益： 1. 在聯邦政府未落實大麻合法化前，不以任何形式為合法使用或藏有大麻開绿燈 2. 在聯邦政府未清楚交待上述項目前，向聯邦施壓推遲大麻合法化的計劃 3. 把大麻合法化所衍生政府開支向納稅人具體列出 4. 訂立比煙酒更嚴格的法律 5. 把合法購買大麻最低年齡設在21歲 6. 種植大麻數量上限應以物業為單位，而非以家庭為單位 7. 立法保證業主（包括業主委員會）有權禁止住客種植、吸食或買賣大麻 8. 凡有公用空調系統的多戶房屋如柏文，均不可種稙或吸食大麻 9. 立法嚴禁在有兒童居住及出入的地方種植或吸食大麻，包括學校、公園、社區中心等文娛康樂設施範圍 10. 立法禁止大麻以任何糖果、餅乾或其他食物或飲品形式出售 11. 凡含有大麻成分的産品或用品，要有成分說明，並且如煙草産品一樣，在包裝上有明顯警告字樣 12. 大力取締非法大麻店 13. 規定大麻及大麻產品只能在指定地點出售 14. 嚴懲在大麻或其他非法藥物影響下駕駛司機 15. 授權城鎮政府訂立附例限制大麻的種植、販賣及使用，讓市政府可制定更符合需要、更嚴格的附例 If the federal government insists on legalizing marijuana in 2018, our group urges the municipalities to adopt the following 6 recommendations to protect public interest: 1. Do not give the green light to the consumption and possession of marijuana ahead of the municipalities to the federal government. 2. Ask for the maximum authority to regulate marijuana within its jurisdiction 3. Prohibit the cultivation and consumption of marijuana in places where children may reside or enter, including schools, parks, community centres, or recreational facilities. 4. Require a licence for commercial or personal cultivation of marijuana 5. Set up strict bylaws to regulate the sale and consumption of marijuana 6. Be strict on illegal on illegal marijuana operation 如果聯邦政府一意孤行，要在2018年實施大麻合法化，關注小組要求市政府做到以下6點，以保障公眾利益： 1. 在聯邦政府未落實大麻合法化前，不以任何形式為合法使用或藏有大麻開绿燈 2. 向省政府爭取自行訂立相關附例的最大權力 3. 立附例嚴禁在有兒童居住及出入的地方種植或吸食大麻，包括學校、公園、社區中心等文娛康樂設施範圍 4. 要求無論個人或商業性種植大麻均需申請許可證 5. 訂立嚴格的附例限制大麻店開業及大麻的使用 6. 大力取締非法大麻店 Appendix Appendix “July 2018 Marijuana Legalization Concern Group” is opposed to legalization of marijuana as it contradicts public interest. However, if the Trudeau government insists to pass Bill C-45, our Concern Group requests the Federal government to fulfill the following criteria and rationale: 關注2018年7月大麻合法化小組基於公眾利益反對大麻合法化，但如杜魯多政府執意要實施大麻合法化，本關注小組要求聯邦政府必須滿足以下條件及理由： 1. Set 21 the Minimum Legal Age For Marijuana Consumption · This synchronizes with the views of professional healthcare workers from the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Mental Health Association, and Canadian Pediatric Society. They all agree that the brain development of youth will not be fully mature until the age of 25. Consuming cannabis prematurely will intervene brain development and have detrimental effects on cognitive abilities including memory retention, cognitive speed, visual and spatial processing and overall intelligence. It also increases risks of mental illness. Consuming marijuana at a young age also increases the risk of marijuana dependency in the long run. · Christina Grant, Pediatrics Professor and major author of the Canadian Pediatric Society’s statement on marijuana legalization said, “We already know that in every 7 people who started taking marijuana since youth, 1 will develop illness associated with marijuana. This is a very substantial figure.” Anne McLellan, former Federal Minister of Justice who led the marijuana legalization task force also admitted that, Canadian Medical Association has clearly recommended to set the minimum legal age of marijuana consumption to 21 due to the harmful impact marijuana brings to young people’s brain development; however, the Liberal government obviously ignored the medical professionals’ suggestions based on medical evidence. 1. 把合法購買大麻最低年齡設在21歲 · 這與加拿大醫學會（Canadian Medical Association）、加拿大心理健康協會（The Canadian Mental Health Association）、加拿大兒科學會（Canadian Pediatric Society）等專業醫護人員協會的意見基本一致。認為 腦部發展要到25歲才完全成熟，過早吸食大麻會對大腦發育造成干擾，對注意力、記憶力、思考速度，視覺空間功能和整體智力等認知能力帶來負面影響；增加患上精神病風險， 以及年輕人過早吸食，會增加長遠倚賴大麻的風險。 · 加拿大兒科學會有關大麻合法化聲明的主要撰寫人、兒科教授格蘭特（Christina Grant）曾表示：「我們已確知每7個在青少年期間開始使用大麻的人中，有1人會發展出與使用大麻有關疾病，這是一個非常重要的數字」。 帶領大麻合法化專責小組的前聯邦司法部長麥蘭倫（Anne McLellan）也承認，加拿大醫學會以大麻損害年輕人腦部發展為由，明確建議把最低買麻年齡設於21歲，但自由黨政府明顯沒有理會醫療專家基於醫學證據所提出的建議。 2. Ban Personal Cultivation · The Federal Liberal government’s proposed Cannabis Act allows adults to grow a maximum of 4 plants per residence. We opposed to this suggestion and share the same view with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. · The Chiefs of Police have requested clearly to remove the personal cultivation provision on the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health in September this year, as it would lead to multiple risks including “increasing youth’s contact of cannabis, safety and health risks such as mold infestation and fire hazards, excessive production of marijuana, smuggling and drug dealing”. · Allowing homegrown marijuana will also lead to profound social problems. For instance, impact on house price and insurance on properties where marijuana were once grown. According to current regulations, medical marijuana patients can grow pot at home without landlord’s consent. Once it is legalized, will renters in general have such rights? How are landlords’ rights protected? Will landlords suffer from house price and home insurance cost? Will condo and townhouse strata council be given rights to set bylaws to ban landlords or renters to grow marijuana in their properties? How to prevent and regulate people who grow more than 4 plants and re-sell them to make a profit? · Allowing and treating homegrown marijuana as if any other plants would increase children’s risk to the contact of marijuana and inhaling second hand weed smoke. Youth can have easy access to marijuana and smoke; they may bring them to school and party, and give them out as gifts or even sell them to peers, which would make it even harder to regulate. · The Federal Liberal party stated in their 2015 election platform that it is necessary to legalize marijuana to prevent children and youth from getting access to the drug. However, setting the minimum legal consumption age at 18 would inevitably make it easier on the contrary, and indeed subject youth to an environment with drugs readily available. Moreover, allowing 4 homegrown marijuana plants would even highly increase children’s access to marijuana and increase the chance of both children and youth to smoke second hand marijuana smoke indoor. Obviously, this violates the Liberal’s campaign promise of keeping young people away from the harmful impact of drugs. 2. 禁止在家中種植大麻 · 聯邦自由黨政府所提出的大麻合法化法案，建議容許在家中種植4棵大麻，我們反對有關建議，這立場與加拿大警察局長協會（Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police）一致 · 該協會今年9月在國會衛生委員會上清楚要求在法案中刪除容許在家種植4株大麻，因會引起包括「年輕人接觸大麻；住宅發霉和火災等健康及安全隱患；大麻生產過剩，和走私販運」等多種風險。 · 容許在家種植大麻將衍生一連串社會問題，例如曾種植大麻房屋的價格和房屋保險費都受影響；據現行法例，藥用大麻病人可毋須房東同意下，在家種植大麻；一旦大麻合法化，一般租戶是否也有如此權利？房東的保障何在？房東會否在屋價和房屋保險費方面蒙受損失？柏文和城市屋的立案法團是否有權制訂附例，不准業主或租戶在屋苑種大麻？如何防止及監管有人種植超過4株大麻，甚至販售圖利？ · 批准民眾把大麻視為一般植物，在家裏種植，增加兒童接觸大麻和吸入二手大麻煙風險，年輕人可在家居取得和吸食，甚至把大麻帶返學校或派對中，送贈甚至販賣予朋輩也就更難監管。 · 聯邦自由黨在2015年的競選綱領中，清楚表明有必要把大麻合法化的原因，是要防止毒品落入兒童和年輕人手中，但把合法買麻年限設於18歲，無疑為青少年接觸大麻打開方便之門，更易進入大麻充斥的環境中，再加上法案容許在家中種植4棵大麻，就連兒童接觸大麻的機會也大大提高，增加兒童和青少年在室內吸食二手大麻的可能性，這明顯違反了自由黨防止年輕人受毒害的競選承諾。 3. List Out the Government Costs Incurred By Marijuana Legalization In Details When Justin Trudeau motioned about marijuana legalization, “taking the benefits out of the control of criminal gangs” is one of his biggest rationale; however, as legalization is soon become a reality, his government attempts to down play the expectation of the associated government revenue. Trudeau even admitted in a meeting with Premiers of each province and territories in the beginning of October that marijuana legalization would “incur a large amount of new costs”. The Premiers also said, the cost of regulation and enforcement is enormous, but still the Federal government has not yet disclosed to taxpayers in full details what these new costs really are. Also, associated public health products would also incur huge and long-term costs to our healthcare system. Prior to legalization, the Federal Ministry of Health should clearly explain to taxpayers about the long-term healthcare cost it will bring. 3. 把大麻合法化所衍生政府開支向納稅人具體列出 在杜魯多提動大麻合法化之初，「把利益從罪犯手上拿走」，是其中一大理據，但隨著合法化的現實越見逼近，政府似乎有意淡化對相關收益的期望，杜魯多甚至在10月初一個與各省長及地區首長會議上承認，大麻合法化「會衍生大量的新開支」，各省長亦表示規管和執法開支不菲，唯不見政府對將衍生的新開支向納稅人有具體交待。 另外，涉及公眾健康物品可造成長遠而巨大的醫療系統開支，在實施大麻合法化前，聯邦衛生部須先作出估算，並清楚向納稅人說明大麻所衍生的長遠醫療成本。 4. Postpone Or Hold On To Marijuana Legalization Until The Above Criteria Concerning Canadians’ Long-term Well-being Have Been Fulfilled Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has succinctly stated in the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health in September that, if the Federal Liberal insisted to legalize marijuana in summer next year, the police force has no capacity to be ready, and they requested to delay legalization. In July earlier this year, in the Premiers’ annual national meeting, all the premiers in attendance unanimously said, if the Federal Liberal government is not able to provide concrete details about the Act, legalization should be postponed. 4. 在未滿足上述關乎長遠公眾利益要求，推遲或擱置大麻合法化 加拿大警察局長協會9月在國會衛生委員會上清楚表明聯邦自由黨政府執意在明年夏季實施大麻合法化，警方將無力跟隨執法，要求政府延遲通過有關法案。在7月，全國省長年度會議上，與會省長也口徑一致，表示如聯邦自由黨政府未能在大麻合法化上提供清晰細節，應推遲合法化的時間。
Petition to Colorado Governor, Colorado State Senate, Michael Botticelli, Patrick Kennedy, NAMI Denver, NAMI Colorado, SAMHSA , Diana DeGette
Team For Treatment: Addiction Recovery Assistance
My son has the disease of addiction… He has used heroin for the better part of 8 years. Almost 2 years ago, as a direct result of the need to finance his addiction, he was arrested, served time and was sentenced for theft. The sentence included, but was not limited to, in-patient rehabilitation, mental health therapy and probation. (For more on our story… Please read the below updates). Currently, Colorado has little to no public resources for those suffering from addiction, yet seeking recovery. There is no one organization that can provide ALL personalized treatment options, created with the following considerations: The individual’s needs (inpatient/out-patient rehabilitation/ support groups); The individual’s living needs (sober living options); The individual’s court order (some include rehabilitation/sober living/support groups); The insurance type (there are very few options for rehabilitation that accept addicts with Medicaid or those in need of a sliding scale payment plan). With this said, I petition the United States lawmakers, to support the Team for Treatment: Addiction Recovery and Reform (TFT). Our team will meet with addicts seeking recovery and assist in designing a unique "life" plan for sobriety. TFT will assist, those that qualify, with: Admittance assistance (and possible scholarships) into drug/alcohol rehabilitation programs (in patient and outpatient); Information on drug and alcohol support groups; Information on Medically Assisted Treatment; Career guidance/employment leads and Sober/transitional living options. In summary, TFT will work tirelessly building partnerships with drug/alcohol treatment facilities, sober living homes, career counselors and drug/alcohol support group organizations in order to provide a seamless road to recovery. TFT is petitioning the State of Colorado for a small percentage of the marijuana sales tax in order to assist in the overhead of this mission. TFT will, in addition, be confirming corporate donors and will host fundraising events each year. The above dollars will provide the necessary funding for rehabilitation scholarships, monthly overhead and necessary marketing and advertising campaigns. Many states have voted to legalize marijuana and Colorado could become the trendsetter, showing a positive use of marijuana tax dollars by designating a small percentage of the marijuana sales tax to TFT and recovery assistance to those who are suffering. Colorado has the ability to create the most successful recovery program in the United States. On behalf of my son and all others needing assistance in creating a "LIFE" after addiction: Hear this plea… Fund this mission!
Petition to City Council of Alameda
Support Delivery-Only Cannabis Businesses in Alameda
The City of Alameda is creating a permit process to allow Cannabis businesses to operate in the city but delivery-only businesses are still prohibited! Deliveries provide a compassionate and convenient service that dispensaries cannot. Deliveries provide access to cannabis for people who have physical restrictions, severe pain, or any other condition that makes it difficult to drive or walk. Deliveries serve people who are older and/or who are either physically unable to go to dispensaries, have limited access to transportation or are uncomfortable/prefer the privacy and convenience of deliveries. Deliveries operate without a brick and mortar storefront and are one of the most accessible businesses for equity and other low-income folks to benefit from and participate in the expansion of the cannabis industry. Delivery services in Alameda will generate jobs, stimulate local economy and reduce traffic and congestion! It's a win-win! Thanks for letting City Council know that you support delivery-only Cannabis businesses being permitted in the city of Alameda today!
Petition to Donald Trump
Recreational Marijuana in North Carolina
I believe that recreational use of Marijuana will reduce crime and help people from all types of ailments. People can be responsible with Marijuana if given the chance. It's better for you and safer than drinking. Consider all the jobs that would be created.