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All Governors Need To Support Marijuana Rescheduling

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Cant We All Just Get A BongAll Governors need to follow the lead of Christine Gregoire (Washington), Peter Shumlin (Vermont) and Lincoln Chafee (Rhode Island) in petitioning the federal government to change the schedule of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. In all fairness, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has also stated that he will petition the federal government, but on his own. Colorado will file on their own as was already required by state law. That brings the total to four states out of 50.

Now is the time to put the pressure on the Governor’s of the remaining 46 states! Especially in the states that have medical marijuana programs, as they already know first hand that marijuana should be rescheduled. Marijuana activists have long stated that marijuana should be a state issue, but the federal government has used the Controlled Substances Act to exert a total ban on the first step to comprehensive reform. If the feds won’t listen to the average citizens of America, hopefully hearing it from us and several Governor’s Offices will do the trick.

If you don’t know how to contact your Governor’s Office, our friends at Americans for Safe Access have created a great tool to help:

Last month the political landscape on medical cannabis changed. The governors of Washington and Rhode Island filed a petition to reclassify cannabis for medical use. This is a huge opportunity for patients and the medical cannabis movement.

Governors Christine Gregoire (D-WA) and Lincoln Chafee (I-RI) have shown tremendous leadership in trying to change federal medical cannabis policy and other governors must be called on to do the same. The heavy arm of the federal government has affected the rights of patients in many medical marijuana states, not just Washington and Rhode Island. Help end the conflict between federal and state law by urging your governor TODAY to join the petition to reschedule cannabis! Click here to email your governor, and make sure to call his or her office as well! Your governor’s phone number is listed in the action alert.

A call, e-mail, or written letter doesn’t take that long to complete, and I guarantee it will help the cause. The remaining Governor’s are ripe to jump on the bandwagon, they just need to know that it’s what their constituents want. This is our time to shine! Whether you consume marijuana, or are just tired of wasting government resources, or you just want to inject logical reasoning into government and politics, get active and contact your Governor!!!

 

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  1. I say all of you are correct and right! Because I was diagnosed with brain cancer back in 1998. At that time I was obese and very depressed. When I reached remission I weighed 123. Now I’m safely at 145. I smoked pot during the whole ordeal because it was the only thing that gave me an appetite! When I reached remission I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis and Fibromyalgia. Two very painful diagnoses. I walk a lot and I skip because running causes too much pain. Marijuana is the only thing that always alleviates the pain I must deal with every day. But I wonder, if they did make marijuana legal, wouldn’t they tax the hell out of it? I am an almost 50-year-old woman who is already a grandmother but you wouldn’t guess that by looking at me. I didn’t smoke it for a long time: from the age of 16 to 36 because it would cause me to have panic attacks. You know why I started again. But I ask: Why is alcohol legal which causes all kinds of problems but Marijuana is illegal which doesn’t cause problems except from the idiots who think it’s a bad opiate!

  2. Schedule 2 would be an end, not a beginning. It is the worst possible alternative. Only pill or liquid form would be allowed, and medical users who wanted to use the natural herb would be back where they were before medical marijuana. They’d be criminals.

    Coincidentally, the federal government just announced that they were going to grant exclusive rights to their cannabinoid patent to a single pharmaceutical company. That, together with a move to Schedule 2, should tell you what kind of future the feds have in mind for marijuana. For many, if not most people, this would be a big step in the wrong direction.

  3. so are you saying that we should just keep things how they are? maintain the status quo? how is that better than reclassifying pot so we can study it and then reclassify it again. in order to unlock the truth we have to start somewhere.

  4. This is definitely the WRONG bandwagon to be jumping on. Do you really want marijuana to be a Schedule 2 controlled substance like cocaine and amphetamine? I don’t know about you, but I’m not aware of any cocaine dispensaries. And I believe they frown on people making their own meth. These governors just want marijuana rescheduled so they don’t have to worry about medical marijuana in their states. Moving it so Schedule 2 would mean it would be produced by pharmaceutical companies and dispensed in pharmacies with a prescription.

  5. I sent the letter,I’v also snet Obooboo countless messages on his personal Fb page and sent him a couple of other letters to him at the wh and the senate and the congress.I made certain to point out that there propoganda laced form letters will not be acctepted by myself and that they can no longer lie about no medicinal values as all of the very well documented proof is right there at their feet not to mention all of the positive research proving it to be a very good medicinal aide for a very wide variety of both physical and mental illnesses and that the proof for all of this is right there again,at their feet.77 percent of Americans want medicinal marijuana legalised nation wide,77 percent,thats over 3/4’s of the countrys population.Thats a very formadable number and amount of people

  6. I hope one day soon Texas will get on the band wagon. I had a debilitating accident that caused a severe brain injury and smoking marijuana helps keep my seizures from being so chronic.

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