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Patients, Advocates Plan Protest To Stop The Federal Attack On California Medical Marijuana


medical cannabis protesterThe San Francisco Chapter of Americans for Safe Access, (ASA) patients, and advocates will protest the Obama Administration’s new attack on medical cannabis patients’ access to medicine on Tuesday, October 25th.

What: Peaceful Protest Against the Federal Attack on Safe Access
When: 10:30AM * Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Where: Northwest Corner of 3rd and Mission St.

Advocates are invited to rally at the northwest corner of 3rd and Mission St. for the President’s visit at 10:30am. The President is holding a fund-raising luncheon at the W Hotel beginning at 12pm. At 10am, there will be a press conference with Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and other advocates three blocks away at the Marriott Hotel, 299 Second St., SOMA Room #3.

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a major attack on medical cannabis patients’ access to medicine last week. The DOJ says medical cannabis patients’ cooperatives and collectives in California are illegal, and ordered them to close within forty-five days. The DOJ also dusted off and old Bush-era tactic, sending letters threatening property owners who rent to medical cannabis tenants with prosecution and asset forfeiture. Most of California’s legal medical cannabis patients rely on cooperatives and collectives for safe access to the medicine they need to treat the symptoms of cancer, HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic pain, and other serious conditions. Tell President Obama and the DOJ to stop the federal attack on safe access and to support a change in federal law!


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  1. Vermont voter, perennial candidate USMJP,
    and author of “End Marijuana Prohibition”
    White House petition
    asks for Governor Peter Shumlin (D) of Vermont
    and President Barack Hussein Obama (D) to meet to discuss Ending Prohibition
    along with United States Senator Patrick Leahy (D) and
    United States Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and
    U.S. Congressman Peter Welch (D).

    Open Letter to Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont

    From: crisericson@…..com [crisericson@…..com]
    Sent: 10/23/2011 3:05:36 PM
    To: GovernorVT@state.vt.us [GovernorVT@state.vt.us]
    Subject: White House ‘We the People’ petition by VT citizen QUALIFIES!!!
    Dear Peter,

    my White House “We the People” citizen petition


    received over 5,000 online signatures yesterday
    and Qualifies for an Official White House response.

    I e-mailed Patrick Leahy, Bernie Sanders & Peter Welch,
    but e-mails to their offices sometimes take a long time
    for a response (sometimes!).

    For my “Official White House response” from the
    Administration of President Obama,
    I would like YOU
    and Patrick & Bernie & Peter Welch
    INVITE PRESIDENT Obama to Vermont
    discuss the issues raised in the petition –
    marijuana, cannabis, hemp:

    (1) farmers say hemp prohibition is economic treason;

    (2) medical marijuana patients are at risk of federal

    (3) Vermont jails and/or probation officers
    are over burdened with mere
    marijuana possession offenders.

    Please take the time to read my White House
    “We the People” petition at this case sensitive
    link with an upper case capitol P

    There are actually three legal causes of action
    in the petition.

    Please contact our three Vermont U.S. Congressional
    officers and arrange for the four of you
    to invite President Obama to Vermont
    for a get-together with him,
    perhaps on VPT and VPR (both)
    (you’d be surprised how many low income Vermonters,
    like me, dont’ have t.v.)
    and explain to President Obama that
    because a Vermont resident wrote the petition,
    and that you four are basically running the State
    of Vermont,
    that it is really up to you all to get together
    and publicly discuss the issues in the
    citizen petition:


    Thank you!
    Cris Ericson

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