Petition to Netflix
Continue making Disjointed
Disjointed was a cannabis friendly comedy showing the witty stereotypes associated with pot usage, along with the struggles dispensaries face working within the grey area within our country. This show not only provided humor to its sober and inebriated viewers, but educated those who might not know much, or anything, about cannabis and its uses as medicine. Seeing first hand, those who suffer from PTSD, and how cannabis has helped them in the real world, being accurately portrayed through the character Carter is a fresh sight. The struggles of current day mom's and those in rough relationship, can lead to depression and was portrayed with Maria, while she struggled still she learned to moderate her usage and becoming a functioning user (her description of saving her child when they had an allergic reaction). This show brought a new light to cannabis and its usage and needs to continue enlightening viewers as cannabis becomes more main stream and less taboo in our society. Bring Disjointed back!!!
Petition to Hon. Pantaleon Diaz Alvarez, Hon. Angelina Tan
Official Petition: Support and Pass HB6517 (Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act)
We are the Philippine Cannabis Compassion Society (PCCS). We are patients. We are parents, families and friends of people with serious medical conditions. We deem it urgent for patients to have access to safe, affordable and available medical cannabis. Please support and approve House Bill No. 6517 (then HB180) or the Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act filed by Congressman Rodolfo T. Albano III of Isabela (1st District) on June 30, 2016. The bill seeks "for the patient to have access to safe, affordable, available medical cannabis prescribed by a registered physician in cases where cannabis has been found to be effective in prevention, treatment and management of specified symptoms, illnesses and diseases", and authorizes qualified organizations "to develop, seek and carry out research programs relating to the medical use of cannabis." Cannabis has been recorded as medicine for more than 5,000 years. It has been recognized as medicine by the United Nations since 1961. Scientific research from all over the world have confirmed the plant’s therapeutic benefits for patients with seizures and tremors, cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV-AIDs, among many other serious diseases. The United Nations’ Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 affirms the importance of medical use of controlled substances. The Preamble notes that "the medical use of narcotic drugs continues to be indispensable for the relief of pain and suffering” and that “adequate provision must be made to ensure the AVAILABILITY of narcotic drugs for such purposes". Articles 1, 2, 4, 9, 12, 19, and 49 contain provisions relating to "medical and scientific" use of controlled substances, INCLUDING CANNABIS. In almost all cases, parties are permitted to allow dispensation and use of controlled substances under a prescription, subject to record-keeping requirements and other restrictions. Scientific studies and the people’s demand for cannabis as safer alternative to synthetic drugs have forced the governments in 28 countries, and in 29 states (including Washington D.C) in the US to recognize the plant as medicine and grant the use of medical cannabis by qualified patients. The Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) provides in Article 2 Section 16 "that in the case of medical laboratories and medical research centers which cultivate or culture marijuana, opium poppy and other plants, or materials of such dangerous drugs for medical experiments and research purposes, or for the creation of new types of medicine, the (Dangerous Drugs) Board shall prescribe the necessary implementing guidelines for the proper cultivation, culture, handling, experimentation and disposal of such plantsand materials." In the Philippines, the death of Moon Jaden Yutuc, suffering from Dravet Syndrome, in September 2013, opened the discussion on the patient's access to medical cannabis. Despite the doctors’ declaration that they have exhausted all possible options to stop the baby’s epileptic seizures, parents Jun and Myca refused to give up. From the documentary “Weed” by CNN’s Dr. Sunjay Gupta, their readings and personal networks worldwide, they learned about the healing properties of cannabis in treating severe forms of seizure. They sought for cannabis oil and asked that they be permitted to give Moon Jaden the medicine. Their request was denied. Moon Jaden may still be alive today if treated with cannabis. More and more people came out and bonded together to seek help for the same reasons. Several hopeful patients have died since then without the chance to legally avail of medical cannabis. How many more should we lose as we wait for our lawmakers to pass HB6517? The issue of medical cannabis is literally a matter of life and death. It is an issue on the fundamental right to health and the right to life. We humbly ask your support to pass HB6517, the act that will ensure qualified patients access to SAFE, AFFORDABLE and AVAILABLE medical cannabis. Thank you very much. #YesToMedCan #YestoHB6517 #MakeItHappen #HealtheFilipino
Petition to Mary Belk, Jeff Tarte, Darren Jackson, Mark Meadows, Joel Ford, Andrew Brock, Louis Pate, Harry Brown, Howard Hunter, Michele Presnell, Phil Berger, Carl Ford, North Carolina State House, North Carolina State Senate, North Carolina Governor, Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, Norman Sanderson, Carla Cunningham, Joe Queen, George Holding, Richard Hudson, David Rouzer, Mark Walker, Jonathan Jordan, Virginia Foxx, David Price, Alma Adams, G.K. Butterfield
Legalize Medical Marijuana in North Carolina
How might cannabinoids be useful as medicine?Currently, the two main cannabinoids from the marijuana plant that are of medical interest are THC and CBD. THC can increase appetite and reduce nausea. THC may also decrease pain, inflammation (swelling and redness), and muscle control problems. Unlike THC, CBD is a cannabinoid that doesn't make people "high." It may be useful in reducing pain and inflammation, controlling epileptic seizures, and possibly even treating mental illness and addictions. Many researchers, including those funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are continuing to explore the possible uses of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids for medical treatment. LETTER FROM THE NIH Director Changes in marijuana policies across states legalizing marijuana for medical and/or recreational use suggest that marijuana is gaining greater acceptance in our society. Thus, it is particularly important for people to understand what is known about both the adverse health effects and the potential therapeutic benefits linked to marijuana. Because marijuana impairs short-term memory and judgment and distorts perception, it can impair performance in school or at work and make it dangerous to drive. It also affects brain systems that are still maturing through young adulthood, so regular use by teens may have negative and long-lasting effects on their cognitive development, putting them at a competitive disadvantage and possibly interfering with their well-being in other ways. Also, contrary to popular belief, marijuana can be addictive, and its use during adolescence may make other forms of problem use or addiction more likely. Whether smoking or otherwise consuming marijuana has therapeutic benefits that outweigh its health risks is still an open question that science has not resolved. Although many states now permit dispensing marijuana for medicinal purposes and there is mounting anecdotal evidence for the efficacy of marijuana-derived compounds, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved "medical marijuana." However, safe medicines based on cannabinoid chemicals derived from the marijuana plant have been available for decades and more are being developed. This Research Report is intended as a useful summary of what the most up-to-date science has to say about marijuana and its effects on those who use it at any age. Nora D. Volkow, M.D.DirectorNational Institute on Drug Abuse ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA INCREASE REVENUES WITHOUT TAX INCREASESCannabis is a $50+ billion dollar industry. Currently, all of those revenues go directly to cartels and criminal gangs. Through regulation and taxation, we can transform these black market billions into taxable revenues. This new income can bolster our state economy without raising taxes on main street. JOB CREATIONJob creation is integral to any robust economy. Cannabis jobs already exist in Georgia; unfortunately, they all are held by criminals. A well-regulated medical cannabis program will create new jobs for hard-working, tax-paying Georgians. From horticulturists cultivating plants, to labs testing the safety of the medicine, to employees at dispensaries, regulated medical cannabis will create thousands of new, high-paying jobs in our state. DECREASE GOVERNMENT SPENDINGCannabis prohibition is expensive. Harvard economist, Jeffrey Miron, estimates that state and federal governments spend an excess of $20 billion per year fighting this little green plant. Much of this cost comes from burdening our justice system, wasting law enforcement’s time, and using $125/day of taxpayer money incarcerating cannabis offenders. To add insult to injury, these efforts continue to fail as cannabis is more available than ever before. FORTIFY INFRASTRUCTURE AND SOCIAL PROGRAMSApplying the increased revenues with the decreased expenses caused by medical cannabis legalization yields a net gain in the billions. This ‘new’ money can be used to fortify our many distressed and underfunded public works programs like the lagging education system, build new roads that reduce traffic and increase Social Security and Medicare benefits for our seniors. WEAKEN CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONSHow do gangs and cartels have the same weapons that our military uses? Why do drug dealers drive $100,000 cars? Because selling illicit drugs is a wildly lucrative and untaxed business. Legalizing and regulating medical cannabis will take this profit center away from murderous criminals and transfer it to licensed and regulated businesses. By taking these revenues from organized crime, we can significantly weaken them financially. Additionally, we will be able to control how and to whom medical cannabis is dispensed by setting responsible standards to which businesses must adhere. Liquor stores ID customers, drug dealers do not.
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 Georgia State Senate, Honorable Judge Kimberly A. Childs, Victor Reynolds, Marty First, Georgia Governor, Donald Trump
Tell Georgia: Stop Prosecuting Medical Cannabis
Support Scott Negron's battle for change!
We want to help bring change in this Country. The lies and superstition used to block the use of Medical Cannabis has done nothing but damage to the people of this country since the 1930's. It has helped to erase a life of service and modest accomplishments.The Negron/Mazurek (Medical), Cannabis "Trafficking" trial Case No.15-9-02848-42 Cobb County ,Georgia Superior Court has been "resolved" by a forced, coerced plea deal that Negron took under direct threat to keep him from corruptly receiving over 30 years sentence in Prison, and left his life and health in financial and medical shambles. He stayed in the fight much longer than he should have and sacrificed everything he had in hopes that the People of the State of Georgia would stand with him.Here, he sends his message: "I write to you as a fellow American citizen in hope that you are an advocate of Liberty. The lies and superstitions that have been used against Cannabis since the 1930's have forever affected millions of people in this country. If you support the choice for people who are ill, like myself ("Crohns disease" and severe chronic osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease), to use medicinal cannabis for their pain & maladies my hope is you will consider helping us to get their story in front of more people. We need thousands of signatures and voices. Given the circumstance, we respectfully believed the State of Georgia had the wisdom, legal authority & discretion to make the decision not to prosecute. They selectively prosecuted me because of politics. They let a serviceman and his wife off Scot free for cultivating Medical Cannabis for his wife's Multiple Sclerosis the next county over. We are not the criminal element and traffickers the State has in mind when pursuing criminals. I'm grateful for your interest, hope you will consider supporting my efforts at exoneration and legislative changes.Please accept my sincere intention to be a part of solutions & rational change for Georgia. If there is any further information needed, please do not hesitate to contact me. I answer all inquiries personally" Excerpts from the Petition, article & statements: Essentially this criminal legal action sought to use a questionable & problematic search warrant, to prosecute and imprison a seriously suffering and medically disabled medical cannabis patient & his caregiver. They are accused of growing a medical cannabis for his various treatments. No evidence or accusation of sales, no distribution, no scales, no money, no valuables, no monetary enrichment. The charge of "trafficking" is alleged simply on the technically arbitrary amount of plants seized by weight; that’s it. Here is further information in the form of a short bio links About the defendants: Scott is an ex-professional & volunteer, Firefighter/First res-ponder medic & business owner. He has been repeatedly awarded & cited over the past 30 years for multiple "acts of Civic Heroism" both on the job and as a civilian, for intervening in accidents/fires & violent crimes on the behalf of other people at great risk to himself. He has done thousands of hours of volunteer & pro-Bono work starting in the 70's teaching basic computing to young kids at Montessori summer school in Santa Barbara. He was helping other very sick and suffering patients in the Atlanta near his adopted home of Cobb County Georgia. Here is his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-negron-85411524 He has always been involved in "doing", to help others.As he was raising his own son as a primary custody parent, he cared for his elderly grandparents through their struggle with Alzheimer's disease & dementia to maintain dignity in their old age for 12 years in his home as a custodial guardian, to keep them out of a nursing home until their death all while dealing with his own health issues & physical changes. He has worked hard, affected and saved many lives and served his community well. He is being painted as a criminal "with a history" because of several arrests (no convictions) on record and incredibly, his assistant/caregiver was being tried as an accomplice! Co-defendant David Mazurek, Born in Green Bay Wisconsin moved to Georgia in 1973 is a local resident. A graduate of Tucker High School & Georgia Tech. University with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Aerospace Engineering. He worked in both Defense & Aerospace, held security clearances and (at 60 years old), has never been arrested, not even a misdemeanor traffic violation. He has never smoked, used or tried cannabis or any illegal narcotic in his life. In 2002 he went to work with Negron's small subcontracting business & eventually came to join their family, helping to care for "Jorge & Josephine", the grandparents as a live-in assistant caregiver. Jorge literally died in David’s arms & Josephine followed to the other side within months. After their deaths, Mazurek stayed on to help care for Scott's ever worsening medical disabilities. Despite never having used any illegal drugs in his entire life, both Mazurek & Negron were accused of "appearing heavily intoxicated with Cannabis". To sum up David’s culpability: an officer said: "there is no way he didn't know about it, so that means he was involved." There was also a misleading written accusation of violent assault being committed contained in and cited as probable cause on the application for the search warrant. This issue is about medical Freedom (of choice) or medical cannabis, illegal search & asset seizure. As Scott wrote: "We need your help and are asking, praying for help & calling on you, fellow citizens and friends: all Medical Cannabis advocates for desperately needed moral/vocal support." Statement from Negron: "I hope to convince you to take a minute to look into my case, sign & circulate this petition to support me, a fellow who is sick and now in mortal danger. You see, I have been extremely ill, plagued with severe paralyzing chronic pain, degenerative joints & even longer with debilitating digestive ailments similar to Crohn's disease. I've run the gauntlet of doctors, almost a dozen of them, pain management and watched other friends die from long term heavy pain medication. Steroid treatment for asthma helped kill my father at 50 years old. The acute, chronic pain started circa 2000, & by 2005 doctor prescribed pharmaceutical pain-killers/Pain management, massive regular doses of anti-inflammatory & analgesics made it 25%-35% worse, AND added over 200lbs to my weight in under 2 years. In 2010 I left pain management and began to use cannabis in various Medicinal ways to treat my pain, inflammation, as a digestive aid (primarily by consumption, and various other ways, such as Juiced, RAW), but I never participated in any black market activities. My health responded so well, that we began exploring further options on healing." In 2015, I was arrested in Cobb Country and without any evidence of dealing or distribution what-so-ever, I was indited with the ridiculous charge of "Trafficking". However ludicrous the charges are - I am facing 15 to 30 YEARS IN PRISON. Please read my story and sign the petition to keep me FREE to recover from my long illnesses and to pursue medical health and happiness. "My assistant/caregiver & I are being tried in Cobb County Georgia, accused of "Trafficking." Is this the appropriate charge for the accusation of growing my own supply of Medical Cannabis for my health conditions? This issue is about medical Freedom (of choice). We need your help. I am asking, praying for help and calling on you, fellow citizens and friends: GEORGIA Medical Cannabis patients are desperately in need MORAL/VOCAL support from advocates. This issue is not about politics, it's about people who are suffering. I am a patient; a human being who is suffering, not a drug dealer or criminal profiteer. I want people to understand that I do not view our justice system, the Judge, D.A. or officers in this case as enemies. I know they are simply doing their job. I hold no contempt for them. As a man and citizen, I truly want to be a benefit to this issue; I want to help develop solutions and in all modesty: After almost twenty years of constant illness & suffering and the constant research done to find out how to help myself, I feel qualified & knowledgeable enough to do so. The disinformation campaign waged against Cannabis has been over seventy years. I believe that everyone would benefit from further truthful education and tolerance when it comes to Medical Cannabis. If they knew the truth and the facts, I do not believe they would want to put us in prison. "People who need Cannabis as medicine should be able to access it without participating in black market criminal activities. I respectfully believe people should be able to get it or grow it legally and should not be turned into criminals, and I promise to do everything I can to help with this cause. Never in my life would I have intended to be in this position any more than I intended to be sick. My life is difficult right now but I am not here to whine. I am here to ask for help to fight." There are MANY OTHERS suffering worse than I am. Self preservation is a human right and the strongest power on earth in this country, over any office of government is the power of a Jury of citizens; the voice of the People. Does this sick man & His caregiver belong in prison? Imprisoning them for the decision to save himself from what he believed was a certain death is not in the best interest of the People. If you are interested in any further information, you are welcomed to contact us through the FaceBook group. PLEASE JOIN OUR GROUP FOR MORE INFORMATION. Chronic Pain: Common Sense Justice for Medical Cannabishttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1670252609868714/ - Article by Lionshare P.R. Here is a link to the petition: https://www.change.org/p/georgia-state-senate-honorable-judge-kimberly-childs-cobb-county-disrict-attorney-vic-reynolds-cobb-county-assistant-district-attorney-marty-first-georgia-governor-stop-criminal-prosecution-scott-negron-and-caregiver-david-mazurek-for-medicinal-cannabis Click here to support David & Scott's Legal Defense Fund!"Send $5 dollars & forward to FIVE people who care about this issue!"https://www.gofundme.com/save-a-gorilla Thank you for your support." Warmest RegardsThomas Scott Negron- 404 firstname.lastname@example.org
Petition to Tim Scott, Lindsey Graham, David Perdue, Johnny Isakson
GO GREEN! South Carolina/Georgia - Ganja ,health & peace!
I'm trying to make this petition to make it aware that it isn't what the media makes it out to be there is actually people with health issues that would rather use this as an alternative than using pills or many different cases. Helps people with extreme anxiety will lower gang violence and crimes . It will make everyone a little more relaxed. It is not just smoked it is used in oil that is used in lotions creams face scrub food anything you can imagine but the thing is why is it illegal if it is so useful and helpful in many ways. I believe that it should be controlled substance 18 and older on private property or and some hookah lounges . It should be allowed to be discounted to the patients depending on how critical their condition May be . If anyone is selling it they must have a permit or some sort of business license and pay taxes each year like a regular store . state and local governments struggle with rising costs and decreased revenue, many are looking for creative ways to increase income to pay for everything from road repairs to new parks. Some believe that marijuana legalization could be a windfall in the form of new taxes applied to its distribution and sale. In Colorado, for example, analysts suggest that taxing the drug could raise between $5 and $22 million annually . More effective law enforcement and criminal justice:Many advocates for legalization note that by decriminalizing the substance, police officers will have more time and money to pursue criminals for other crimes, including those involving violence. They also argue it would create wiggle room in the criminal justice system, allowing prosecutors and judges to focus on violent crimes while freeing space in crowded prisons. One study estimates that nationwide marijuana legalization would save governments $8.7 billion each year . Less money supporting organized crime:Legalizing recreational weed cuts off an important revenue stream for many in the illegal drug trade. Advocates of legalization contend that by making the substance less profitable for criminals, it will decrease the violence associated with the trade. The result could save lives while taking pressure off of law enforcement. Safety controls:When a person buys marijuana off the street, there’s no way to know exactly what dangerous substances are cut into the drug. While current legalization efforts don’t directly address safety issues, they do create a framework for a safety control system, which would work to eliminate some of the risk that comes from smoking a substance potentially laced with toxic ingredients. for medicinal use Some people from inside and outside the medical community argue that the drug is an effective treatment for a range of conditions, including epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, anxiety ,eating disorders , insomnia ,posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and multiple sclerosis (MS) etc... also helps out so many people daily cope with their health issues to be able to smile and laugh to be able to let the negativity fade away for them to get an ounce of hope. more than a dozen states, including California, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, medical marijuana use is already legal under certain guidelines. The decriminalization of weed would allow more people to use the drug for its believed health benefits. I mean I could go on and on about how the health benefits plus the hemp Plus the low crime and bring more money to the businesses around us by making the people happy. There is so many benefits that this could help and Save some people's lives. Something that we honestly need to think about is it a change that were willing to make. To not do the norm. To be able to go out and make this change and see if it helps the positivity around us our environment and how peaceful people become and push to bring more money to the businesses around us. Happy people = longer lives / safer environment for the generation coming... Go green ganja peace.<3 If you support for you or a loved one please sign the petition!!!!!
Petition to President Donald Trump, Georgia governor, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions
President Trump: PLEASE listen to the will of Americans on (Medical) Cannabis.
A Million signatures Nationwide would be difficult to ignore.Greeting Fellow Americans, Mr. President. and Governor It is with respect and sincerity that I write urging you to consider our words. Any discourse about the subject of Cannabis (Marijuana), has to start with the documented facts and an understanding that we as a Nation have been lied to, targeted, manipulated and oppressed by political enemies through the prohibition of Cannabis (Marijuana) for over 70 years now. It's amazing that we are in the year 2018 and Cannabis prohibition is still being used to keep people oppressed and Cannabis categorized as a schedule 1 narcotic.It has done nothing less than made millions of Americans "criminals" and ruined millions of lives. This madness must come to an end.We must press relentlessly not just for "legalization" but towards decriminalization of personal cultivation and use of Cannabis. Not just in the name of Liberty, but to remove Cannabis from the control of exploitation including the criminal black market, wresting it from the hands of corrupt politicians, corporate carpet-baggers and their lobbyists working for corporate interests. Like many other products, medicines, property, the hopes & dreams that all human beings have ingenuously discovered, invented and developed, are seized by selfish crooked, profit driven who lie, cheat and steal our dreams, only to re-package, tax and sell them back to us. This is how a non--toxic plant Cannabis ended up where it is.This must stop. One good way of doing this is the demonetization of Cannabis by restoring the Freedom for us to all "grow our own tomatoes " (Monsanto "round up"- free) REMOVING their ability to profit (unjustly), including over-taxation from the use of legislation, the monopolization of a "market". This is the best way to watch the greedy disappear from this equation. It also still allows for the enterprising among us to pursue the art of "farming". Essentially, we would reduce the presence of Cannabis to the status of a very important, life saving Fruit/Vegetable.I truly believe this to be a great solution for Cannabis.A company that makes and sells Cannabis Medicine could still produce, control, test and (reasonably) profit from the quality and manufacture of Cannabis medicines but not the way it is being done now. People would ALSO have the Freedom and option to cultivate THEIR OWN, for THEIR OWN USE. That is what real Liberty guarantees.. This "marketed" monetizing and legislated monopoly is the root of corruption in an honest free trade system of "Capitalism". It's often what gives free market trade a "bad name". Free market trade & barter was never meant to create a "playing field" where the citizenship competes with corporate greed in the way of domestic market control and monopolization. It truly IS the bane of ALL civilization, source of criminal enterprise and the main reason for most of the problems in this world, really. Let us not continue to allow them and their controlled media to divide, ostracize or otherwise distract us from relentless pursuit of these time tested, precious and true principals; Love, Charity, Fraternity/Sorority of all human beings. Without unity compassion and Love for one another we have nothing.A personal Testimony:This issue is not about me, but it affects me and millions of other people with dozens of various illness & diseases. I spent a good part of my life in the service of mankind both as a Professional & Volunteer Firefighter/Medic, businessman and Volunteer Civilian. Several of my acts and self-risk in the behalf of others resulted in decoration & awards for "heroism and unselfish service to fellow man" from Congress, internationally recognized groups and others."If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." - Attributed to Thomas JeffersonAt some point in time ('87), I became ill. My illness compounded and I endured 20 years in agonizing pain, illness and discomfort from a mystery disease, while trying to live life. After exhausting traditional medicine, a dozen doctors, pain management, terrible treatment, disrespect and some of the darkest, loneliest time of my life when I just about gave up: I wanted to die. I just wanted the pain and hopelessness to end. If you do not know what pain is like, you can not imagine what I am talking about but there are people who do.After 25 years of laughing at "potheads", as skeptical as I was that pot could help me, I tried Cannabis. After finding, researching, experimenting with Cannabis I spent five years recovering lost ground. I was helping to heal myself, a.n.d. others making very simple, organic inexpensive medicines effective in soothing symptoms and pain with Cannabis. All done with no intention ever of ever making a profit off of anyone. Just about every Medical Patient I helped get access, whether it was education, information or Cannabis itself, who gave it a proper chance benefited from their use of it. Some of the sick with terminal illness's still passed away but enjoyed a BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE in their end. They told me so and expressed their gratitude. If people didn't have to hide their use, this would be more publicly known. I have seen the effects of what I was able to do for others. You can not imagine how this (what I thought was) small act of Love & charity affected me, and still to this day is a driving force behind my commitment to this issue; The memory of loved ones lost. Their voice echoes in my mind. Everything I did was purely out of LOVE and an effort to share healing, information and hope with others who were sick, sicker and in more pain than I was. They were the happiest, healthiest and most productive years I could have possibly hoped for. To the sick: I UNDERSTAND your pain.In short, for this effort, I was eventually arrested, my property (that had nothing what so ever to do with Cannabis) unlawfully, unreasonably seized, and never returned. I faced 15-30 years in prison. I was blackmailed, intimidated, unlawfully arrested for contempt of court, and threatened with more prison time IF I stoop up and fought for my rights. My life and everything I have ever worked for was taken away and I was given a ten year prison term of which I have done a 1 1/2 years of even more agony & medical neglect in Prison. I still have 8 years of probation, lost all of my rights as a citizen and am now a convicted felon. I may as well have robbed banks.In closing:My efforts to support education, advocate for Medical Patients and Cannabis left me broke, in prison and starting all over again at 56 years old. My petition; efforts to save myself from prison and promote sensible treatment of this issue by the legal system got less than 1,000 signatures. I am asking everyone in this country who supports the issue to help me do better than this, by signing this petition and really letting the president and these "elected officials" know where we stand: Will you add your voice to the WILL OF THE PEOPLE on this issue?A Million signatures Nationwide would be difficult to ignore.Forever grateful to be American as I love this Country and people of the World.Warmest Sincere RegardsThomas S. Negronscott_negron@yahoo.com