Thursday, February 16, 2012

 

Help end medical cannabis raids


by Larry Geller

Hey – have you called the Governor yet today? Not yet? Good. Here’s something you can discuss with him when you do.

This is a broadcast email from the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii. Reclassifying cannabis out of Schedule I should save Hawaii a lot of money, aside from other good reasons. And why should we pay to keep prisoners in dangerous Mainland prisons when we can empty the jails of non-violent pot smokers? 

But DPFHI’s request is more specific and related to medical cannabis. Maybe we can help make these federal raids disappeared news.


Call or Email Governor Abercrombie Today!

Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii joins with other national organizations in
asking members to call or email Gov. Abercrombie and ask him to sign
with Governors Gregoire and Chafee on a petition to reclassify cannabis
out of Schedule I.

In the past year , the U.S. Justice Department has taken a very
aggressive stance on medical cannabis, using raids and threats as a
means to undermine the laws of several medical cannabis states. Notably,
U.S. Attorneys sent intimidating letters to several governors (including
Gov. Aberecrombie) in an attempt to stop them from implementing safe and
sensible regulations. Enough is enough!

In response to these aggressive actions, Governors Gregoire (WA) and
Chafee (RI) have filed a petition with the Drug Enforcement
Administration to reclassify cannabis out of Schedule I, which would
recognize its medical efficacy, increase therapeutic research, and help
establish greater access for sick patients across the country.

You can email Gov. Abercrombie here:
http://www.policyninja.org/inside-advocacy/?letter=125&public

Or you can call: 808-586-0034
Hilo: 808-974-6262
Kauai: 808-274-3100
Kona: 808-327-4953
Maui: 808-243-5796

Say something like: "My name is ________, and I am calling to urge Gov.
Abercrombie to sign onto the petition of Governors Gregoire and Chafee
to reclassify cannabis out of Schedule I; doing so will help us end
federal interference in medical cannabis programs. We need his support
to ensure that patients have safe access to medical cannabis. Thank you."

Please call or email today!
Jeanne Y. Ohta
Executive Director
Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii




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