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Tell Senator Grassley To Give The CARERS ACT A Hearing

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The CARERS Act would do a number of things to help suffering patients that find relief from using medical marijuana. Cannabis Radio has a petition circulating calling on Senator Chuck Grassley to schedule a hearing for the bill. So far the biggest hurtle to the bill has been Senator Grassley’s lack of movement. If Senator Grassley continues to drag his feet, he will basically kill the bill. Below is more about the petition, which can be signed at this link here:

People have fought for, and given their lives for democracy. People have fled other countries while fearing for their lives for the opportunity to live in a democratic society. This is what our forefathers dreamed of. A land that would be free of tyranny. A country where the system actually works.

The CARERS ACT would allow States to decide what is legal regarding medical marijuana, but Sen. Grassley who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee must schedule a hearing for it to have a chance. This was co-sponsored by numerous legislators. For democracy to work, a hearing is needed. Ask Sen. Grassley to be an American, and give this ACT its hearing.

I’ve seen what happens when the Committee heads just don’t schedule a hearing. Important legislation dies. The hopes for people who are sick and in need of a safer medicine and alternative to pharmaceuticals…is thrown out with the days trash.

If the trump card lies in the Committee head not scheduling a hearing…then we believe the voting public should know too that it was because this hearing wasn’t scheduled that their epileptic children still have limited options for treatment. That cancer patients who seek a gentler treatment can’t do so without the risk of being treated like a criminal.

For the many, many patients of ailments that would be too long to list we implore you to please give THE CARERS ACT a hearing. 


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Johnny Green


  1. Johnny,
    I signed before Christmas – thanks for the heads-up! Could you keep this lead on your front page thru New Years? I’d love the old coot to be deluged when he gets back!

  2. Kathy Skidmore on

    I signed the petition and I also wrote Grassley a letter asking his staff to research Medical Cannabis.

  3. Thanks Johnny. I happily signed on. One can also donate to get the word out. If this petition snowballs in the media, we might influence the Senator or his colleagues. Some bills that don’t pass at first, pass later. It is painless to sign this petition and may help. So let’s make some noise until we get a hearing.

  4. Are you rich? No? Then your taxes won’t, and haven’t, gone “through the roof” under Democrats. So, once again, you’re lying.

    “free handouts to people who couldn’t care less about the people that are footing the bill.”

    The “welfare queen” is a Reagan myth. Most people who get welfare (the people kind, not the corporate kind, which costs about 10 times more if you DON’t count the Pentagon) only get it for a short period. Most food stamps go to kids and old people. You have to work to get AFDC (Clinton’s welfare reform).

    “Politicians are there for their benefits”

    You mean Republicans also want to suck of the teat? Well, then we should vote for the people who will reform marijuana laws if there’s no other differences (smirk).

  5. Stop voting for Democrats unless you want your taxes to go out the roof in order to pay for free handouts to people who couldn’t care less about the people that are footing the bill.
    Politicians are there for their benefits and will do almost anything to hold on to them, as in saying whatever sounds popular on the campaign trail to get votes.

  6. 29 cosponsors (17D, 12R)

    House has 188D and 246R.

    Seems to be a discrepancy there…

    Petitions like this won’t do much, if anything.

    If you want bills like this to pass, and get the President’s signature, stop voting for Republicans.

  7. I just signed it! This petition and the other petition on ChangeDOTorg to fire DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg for calling Medical Marijuana a “joke” need to be signed by Everyone who has not yet signed NOW! Keep the pressure on the Feds and your State governments People! Do you part NOW; don’t wait! Its very easy too do this!

    Currently firing Rosenberg has over 148K signatures and the just started one for Senator Grassley to support the CARERS Act has almost 9K!!
    These petitions while not being legal petitions are still important and help sway the public political opinion on Marijuana so sign em’ both NOW! :D
    Here are the links:

    Pile ON and lets crush this demon of Prohibition together! Lets keep screaming together until we get our way! Total Legalization of Marijuana for ALL adults NOW!!

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