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- "andrew garret" <s..[email protected]> Oct 09 07:20PM -0700
LEGALIZE CANNABIS LAWSUIT
It looks like the legalize Cannabis Lawsuit against the Federal Government
is back on. Basically it will state that — AS OUR CONSTITUTION states
that International treaty law (as approved by the US Senate) is in effect
the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND. And as we have signed International treaties
which specifically state that “No signature shall deny Medical Access to
its citizens,” that therefore the Anti-Medical Marihuana laws have in
effect been null and voided.
Work on it had been halted for awhile because some wording had been found
in another treaty (a drug control treaty) signed some years back, WHICH
MAYBE COULD have been interpreted as meaning that even Medical Marihuana
HAD been outlawed. However, as someone else pointed out, numerous
governments (who had signed on to that treaty) allow for medical
prescribed Cannabis. AND Marinol (a concentrated form of Cannabis) is
legal for medical purposes in this country. Thus the drug control
treaty’s wording cannot be interpreted as meaning that even medical uses
had been outlawed.
If anyone out there is a lawyer and want’s to help out, your assistance is
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- rev b Baker <s..[email protected]> Oct 10 09:10AM -0600
I am a certified paralegal and have a 2yr degree in the law field (plus 2 yrs experience in a law office one as head paralegal), working on my 4yr and have obtained enterance to law school for my jd, im glad to help and have a ton of research for the attorney of the case!
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- Angela Bacca <s..[email protected]> Oct 10 09:47AM -0700
Are you getting these as well? Everyone should respond back on WHY they
aren't donating to Obama's campaign (see below).
Angela Bacca, MBA
I have not donated this election cycle because I have not been happy with
many of the President's policies after election– specifically his flippant
mocking and disregard of medical marijuana. I have Crohn's Disease and it
is the only thing that has helped me– yet the President's policies (which
were worse than his predecessor's) towards medical marijuana would sooner
put be in the line of danger by forcing me to purchase my medicine on the
black market or worse– send me to prison.
Respectfully, I must keep my donation in case I have to pay for BAIL or
LAWYER'S FEES because the President I supported doesn't support me.
I hope someone actually reads this and gives actual merit to it, I may not
live in a swing state but I think I make a valid point.
Don't ask me for money again.
Angela Bacca, MBA
On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 9:41 AM, Ann Marie Habershaw, BarackObama.com <
Angela Bacca, MBA
- Weed Activist <s..[email protected]> Oct 10 09:09AM -0700
Is rescheduling the answer we are looking
October 10, 2012 *in Mass
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According to Americans for Safe Access Chief Counsel, Joe Elford, “medical
marijuana patients will finally get their day in court.” The group will
present to the US Court of Appeal scientific evidence proving beyond a
reasonable doubt that cannabis does indeed have medical value.
As with any court case and legal decision there is bound to be a winner and
a loser. If the government wins (again) then the court will decide that
cannabis has no medical value. That seems like a far stretch to make, but
we have not made it through decades of disastrous prohibition without lies
and misinformation, so I would not be a complete surprise. But the other
option, the court deciding to reschedule cannabis as a medicine, could be a
more interesting dilema for the weed community.
Here is an article from the Wall Street Journal on the court case:
Appeals Court to Consider Benefits of Medical MarijuanaBy Sam Favate
For the first time in 20 years, a federal court will review scientific
evidence on the therapeutic value of marijuana, as a legal challenge by a
group of doctors, medical professionals and patients makes its way to the
U.S. court of appeals in Washington, D.C., next week.
Americans for Safe Access <http://safeaccessnow.org/> is hoping the
challenge will change the government’s classification of marijuana from a
dangerous drug with no medical benefits, the Guardian
Other groups, such as the American Medical Association, the American
College of Physicians, the American Nurses Association, the Federation of
American Scientists and the American Academy of Family Physicians support
either medical access to marijuana or its reclassification to one that has
a medical benefit.
“Medical marijuana patients are finally getting their day in court,” Joe
Elford, chief counsel for ASA, told the Guardian. “This is a rare
opportunity for patients to confront politically motivated decision-making
with scientific evidence of marijuana’s medical efficacy.”
Last year, the Drug Enforcement Agency rejected the ASA’s petition to
reschedule marijuana, saying there wasn’t substantial evidence the drug
should be removed from schedule 1. The DEA cited a five-year-old assessment
from the Department of Health and Human Services that said there was no
consensus in the medical community on the medical applications of marijuana.
In its reply brief<http://safeaccessnow.org/downloads/ASA_v_DEA_Reply_Brief.pdf>,
the ASA says the criteria used by the DEA and HHS to determine scheduling
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear arguments in the
case on Oct. 16.
So the question I ask now is the same question I have been asking for many
moons, “If we win, then what is next?”
Does anyone believe that if cannabis is rescheduled to the equivalent of
Vicodin (Schedule 2), or even Marinol aka Dronabinol (Schedule 3) that
patients will be able to grow a garden of cannabis to use as a medicine?
Does anyone believe that the current means of access that we have in
limited states would continue with little to no changes in the system? Do
we believe that after cannabis is turned over to the “bringing a new drug
to market” folks that a.) raw cannabis will be an option; b.) that smoked
cannabis will be an option; and/or c.) that anyone but a heavily licensed
corporation with the money to jump through the hoops
of government regulation will be able to produce and provide cannabis for
Those are all very fair questions. Of course it is necessary to reschedule
cannabis as a medicine, and maybe, if cannabis is rescheduled, taken out of
the hands of the people, and the current quasi-legal systems in limited
states are shut down in favor of pharmaceutical weed, the cannabis
community can begin to focus more on ending the mass incarceration of our
neighbors for weed, and focus our fight on ending prohibition for adult use
once and for all. Maybe if our hand is forced to quit pretending everyone
is sick to grow weed because the only way to get medical weed might be from
an approved government overseen resource, people will get back to the basis
of this battle for cannabis freedom….freedom.
Medicalization is not real freedom. It is actually the second most strict
form of prohibition. Think about it.
So while I see many ion the community rejoicing this opportunity to bring
cannabis to the scheduled drug table, I just do not see what all of the
excitement is about. To me, I think watching the industry that has
developed for patients and providers evolve into a shell of itself overrun
by big business is very sad. I think rescheduling without adult use
legalization leaves us MUCH more vulnerable than we are right now. While it
will allow for patients in areas with no access to possibly have access to
some form of non-smoked cannabis medicine, likely extracted in some
form, it may also be a sea change for the hundreds of thousands of
patients who now do have safe and convenient access to a variety of whole
plant and smokeable medicines.
So what is the answer? The answer is adult use legalization. It always has
been. We have focused a lot of time, energy and resources pushing for
rescheduling to justify the medicalization of cannabis, and somewhere in
that battle we have forgot that rescheduling does not really do much to
solve the actual problem of taking people to jail for weed. In fact, it
could increase substantially the people going to jail for weed, as the
companies that invest an average of $1.3 billion to bring a new drug to
market will likely demand stricter control on the ground to protect their
market share. If any person or group is truly for patients having more
access to less expensive cannabis, then legalization is a no brainer. If
people who continually preach about the safety and efficacy of cannabis
really believe that we need a whole new pharmaceutical system in pace to
assure cannabis is safe, then I am not sure we are talking about the same
But maybe I am wrong. Maybe cannabis will be rescheduled and the government
will concede that people should be allowed to grow their own, purchase it
from a locally run dispensary or collective, and that everyone should blast
a fat dab. Who knows? What I do know is that I am no nearly as excited as
some who are out taking the usual premature victory lap.
- David Fiedler <s..[email protected]> Oct 10 01:29PM -0700
Very well said, and totally agreed!
- David Malmo-Levine <s..[email protected]> Oct 09 05:50PM -0700
As well, is this article from 1979 also bunk?
- Weed Activist <s..[email protected]> Oct 10 07:45AM -0700
So the flax idea does bring up an interesting anecdote. Would people smoke
flax if it were high-CBD? Would people go to such great lengths to grow
flax for the CBD if it were illegal? If flax, or even hemp, took the wind
out of the CBD sails by finding an alternative resource for CBD would
"CBD-rich" cannabis still be selling for top dollar? Interesting concepts.
- "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..[email protected]> Oct 09 10:50PM -0700
- "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..[email protected]> Oct 10 01:06AM -0700