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Petition to Wishy Kane, Keystone Cannabis Coalition

Decriminalize Cannabis in the Coatesville Area

Pennsylvania is within the top 12 states of drug overdose deaths, and Coatesville is a city at extremely high risk of the pattern continuing. In October 2016, the Chester County DA concluded that every single homicide within the Coatesville area could be traced back to motivation regarding hard drug trafficking. Aside from interpersonal violence, the Chester County Coroner's office released a statement in February 2017 that there were 97 accidental overdose deaths (the vast majority involving fentanyl, heroin, or other opiates/opioids) in Chester County Hospital, including patients coming in from the Coatesville area.  According to the Coatesville Police Department themselves, via Facebook comment, "We are tasked with many duties and our core functions are to uphold the law and keep the peace. Addiction, violence, thefts and other crimes in our community can be attributed to the sale and use of illegal substances. If the laws are adjusted, so will our focus." In simpler terms -- the CPD would much rather go after the dangerous drug dealers, but skipping cannabis (marijuana) incidents is not their decision until the local law is changed. WE, as citizens, have the power in numbers to incite law changes by way of petitioning and rallying for the decriminalization of responsible adult use of cannabis, also called recreational marijuana use, as six municipalities in Pennsylvania have or are currently in the process of doing. Our ultimate goal is to help the CPD adjust their focus to funding more treatment programs for addicts of hard drugs, saving the lives of overdose victims, and incarcerating dangerous criminals that are the direct cause of death of loved ones in the area of Coatesville -- as opposed to needing to waste time, money, and resources punishing and arresting non-violent and harmless cannabis users. IMPORTANT NOTE: We are not currently attempting to legalize cannabis use entirely within the Coatesville area. Maybe one day it will be completely legal, but we are going one step at a time. Simply put, we are refusing to wait for Pennsylvania as a whole to legalize, because their choice in taking their time is costing both bright futures and lives of the Coatesville area's people. 

Wishy Kane
7 supporters
This petition won 2 days ago

Petition to Keri Nelson, Kate Brown

End the Probation of Nathan Copeland

My name is Nathan Copeland and I have been dealing with the legal bureaucracy of Lane County for Nine year nus. I was charged over nine years ago with a Delivery of Marijuana Charge and took all the proper steps to take after the deal was signed. Due to a miscommunication between myself and Lane County, or a misunderstanding as it may be, A warrant was issued for my arrest over this charge and I was arrested on the warrant randomly in Seattle and extradited back to Oregon where  I served 8 months in prison while Marijuana was legal in the state of Oregon and have completed over a year of probation . I am an active volunteer in the Lane County area who volunteered tirelessly for the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign during the 2016 Primaries, volunteer weekly at West Coast Cat and Dog Rescue, as well as being an active member of the Democratic Party of Lane County, as well as Our Revolution Lane County. I am also an Egan Warming Center regular Volunteer. I have given back to my community and continue to do so.Currently I am actively involved in a reelection Campaign for Matt Keating for Lane County Community College Board of Education.I will continue to contribute positively to the Lane County Community for many years to come and to fight the Trump Administration at every turn. It is highly overdue to end this injustice. What I did is currently legal and I have paid my fines, my probation fees for a year, completed community service and have two jobs. I also am tirelessly working towards my artistic goals and have paid off my classes at LCC and will be finishing my degree beginning this spring; as well as restarting my photography and design business this spring, just got all the software and equipment i need to do so. I also have worked hard at my job at Venture Data for over a year and consistently am one of the top performers. These chains around my freedom need to be broken and me to be set free. Please show your support by signing my petition, which I will present to my Probation officer Keri Nelson on March 27th 2017. Thank you for your support. If this does not work we are back to the Governor for Clemency.  Regards, Nathan Lee Copeland

Nathan Copeland
106 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Johnson County, DALE HANNA, John Neill

Dissmiss the charges against The Tucker's! #thetuckerfight

Support The Tucker's as they fight for their lives against Johnson County! *** PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION!! *** Hey there! I am Erica and the Mom of "The Tucker Family". My husband is Greg and we have 5 beautiful children. We reside in Burleson, Texas in Johnson County which is 15 miles South of Ft Worth, Tx. Our cause is to help us fight the criminal charges against Johnson County. My Husband and I are both being charged with "child endangerment" because I nursed my youngest while inhaling Cannabis. I have suffered from seizures for the past 3 years but the medicines were so expensive to buy unfortunately. I am a SAHM after working for my Church for 7 years as a Bible School Teacher. My Husband works in the surveying field and has for the past 12 years. PLEASE SHARE OUR STORY!!We need ALL of the exposure we can get!!! Here is my Blog I wrote about our family when we decided to go public. ---> The Tucker Fight Blog Post *One of our amazing friends wrote this amazing blog. He worded everything so amazingly so I will be using his blog with all of the correct links. I will also include the link to his blog HERE. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BURLESON, TEXAS: Erica Tucker and her Husband Greg have 5 beautiful children who mean the world to them. Now the claws of the state have been embedded into their family for their choice of medicine. She has unfortunately suffered from seizures for over 2 and a half years now. Epilepsy, an incurable disease has taken hold and will not let her go . The $325 a month medicine became unaffordable . So she researched for a more natural and less expensive treatment. The one that popped up the most as a clean and safe alternative to the long list of chemicals and side effects that are present in pharmaceuticals was cannabis. To get it into her system she inhaled it, after endless studying of all the natural properties present and the zero side effects with Cannabis, she safely continued to nurse her youngest son. On March 18th 2016 she had one of her worst grand mal seizures to date.  She was rushed to a local hospital in the back of an ambulance. One of the numerous interrogation like questions was if she was breastfeeding, and she responded yes. The additional facts crossed her mind that a natural plant that has been used as a medicine for centuries couldn’t do any harm to her son. The hospital nurse made her pee in a cup for a drug test (never heard of this) and  immediately alerted Child Protection Services (CPS) without even letting her or her husband know about it. They were caught off guard and blindsided that evening when these evil government officials showed up to their home and breached their peace by kidnapping all five of their kids right out of their safe warm beds. Erica is a stay-at-home-mom that educates her children in the comfort and convenience of their own home. Mrs. Tucker has also been a Bible School teacher for the last 7 years. This upstanding mother who never neglected or did any harm to her kids was flabbergasted at this troubling and authoritarian action by the local government-funded child abduction ring.  They performed a drug test on their little boy. Her 22 month old tested slightly positive for cannabinoids which are harmless and are already present in the human body. No harm was done to anyone but the state decided to forcefully separate the kids from their loving Mother and Father.  CPS returned their kids after 5 and a half long months, then passed the case on to the to the Burleson Police Department. The detective who received it could’ve just dropped it, but instead decided to use his authority to pursue ridiculous “child endangerment” charges against the Tucker’s simply because she fed her son while using a natural medicinal herb. So now the Johnson County District Attorney Dale Hanna has picked up this victimless case and is thinking of more ways to ruin the lives of this wonderful family. When I contacted Erica she has learned that this charge is bogus according to the {Texas Penal code 22.041 : section 3) the person injected, ingested, inhaled, or otherwise introduced a controlled substance listed in Penalty Group 1, Section 481.102, Health and Safety Code, into the human body when the person was not in lawful possession of the substance as defined by Section 481.002 of that code.} Then we find that Penalty Group 1 does not even contain Cannabis. So DA Dale Hanna needs to do some reading of these laws that he is elected to enforce and drop this case.  The CPS case has officially been closed and now they are even more open with their story and have no further fear of sharing this to the whole world.  Erica emotionally stated, "Our story is one that should be heard and I hope it touches the hearts of many people out there. No family should be ripped apart because of a natural medicine that is being legalized all over the US. This is such an expensive situation and we are just making ends meet with bills and a ton of late fees. I don’t know though because it sounds crazy to me but our lawyer thought it was a good idea. Our babies are now home and all of them are being homeschooled and loved on nonstop. I hate that our family was torn apart because of a law that should have be passed for legalization. We never lost the smile on our face throughout all of this. We remained positive even though we were breaking down inside.” Erica recently posted an update to their case on their FundRazr Site. "We had our arraignment on Dec 13th and were given a “deal” (eyeroll) of 6 months in State Jail/Prison at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, 6 months at an in home Rehab facility, and 5 years probation. We pleaded not guilty and were given two court dates for a Pre Trial and Trial. We now have to call a number to see if our color comes up for random drug testing at $44 a PIECE (Greg and I). At $88 a week we are hurting sooo BAD!! Our blog is being updated as I type with our story and we hope we can get some sponsors soon so we can pay our Lawyer his fees.” This is just a case of continuing the flow of money into the coffers and pockets of these crooked and corrupt officials and government agencies. Cannabis has proven time and time again to be safe and effective in treating all sorts of ailments. The prohibition of this medicinal herb is not to protect anyone, it is to continue the root of all evil which is Money." In closing I asked Mrs. Tucker for a statement to include in this story and she exclaimed, “This whole ordeal has been the worst thing that has ever happened to our family. It was traumatizing to say the least. We have always been very involved parents and always put our children first. I have homeschooled them the past 2 years as well as been a fulltime stay at home my after resigning from my 7 yrs as a bible school teacher. Our kids have not gone without, that is until all of this started. It is all about money to Johnson County. $88 a week for probation for my husband and I and $10k on a lawyer. Life is tough right now. I will say how thankful I am for all of the small no profit organizations who have helped our family through this tough time. We have been blessed so much by them. They gave our kids a wonderful Christmas. No family should have to endure this horrible journey over a plant. A plant that has proven its beneficial tendencies. To offer someone jail time for them saying they smoked marijuana to treat their seizures naturally because seizure medicines are so high is ridiculous. I don’t wish this on anyone.”  If you can please help support the Tucker’s, whether it be your voice, presence at court, a phone call, letter or fax to the DA, or by simply dropping them a donation to cover Legal Representation and assist them with all their on past due bills. Your assistance will be appreciated.   ...and here’s some more information about this amazing family in need. #thetuckerlife #thetuckerfight Instagram: @ericamtucker @thetuckerlife   Thank you again for all of your support, The Tucker's  

Erica Tucker
966 supporters
Started 3 days ago

Petition to California State Senate, Jerry Brown, California State House

Support California AB 1578 - NO COLLABORATION with Federal Marijuana Raids!

Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form. Three other states will soon join them after recently passing measures permitting use of medical cannabis. Unfortunately, Trump administration Attorney General Jeff Sessions is no friend of legal cannabis and has threatened to take action against states, citizens, and dispensaries where marijuana is now legal. Because of the threat of federal action against dispensaries and citizens in states where MMJ and recreational pot are legal, Democracy Resources is supporting legislation that will prevent local and state law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal drug agencies or assisting in any way with federal enforcement actions against state-authorized cannabis activity. In California, Assembly Bill 1578 has recently cleared a committee vote. AB 1578 offers common sense policy that protects legal businesses and Californians operating within the law. It was authored by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles). It is crucial that this bill or similar bills pass not only in California, but in all states who have legalized or decriminalized recreational and medical marijuana. Democracy Resources is calling on the California legislature to put AB 1578 to a full floor vote to protect Californians who are operating lawfully under California cannabis laws. This is the first step toward pushing other states to pass similar legislation.

Democracy Resources
20 supporters