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NORML Board Of Directors’ Declaration: Federal Blowback Against Medical Cannabis Must Cease

  • by Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director February 15, 2012

    APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY BY BOARD

    At the recently concluded Annual Meeting and in conjunction with ‘National Medical Marijuana Week‘, the NORML Board of Directors condemned recent and unjustifiable federal law enforcement efforts against medical cannabis providers in America.

    The Board continues to endorse the reform of cannabis laws nationally, as well as the progressive medical initiatives inaugurated and carried out in California and other states.

    We remain thoroughly supportive of cannabis freedom fighters and the medical cannabis community and its citizens, whose cause is just.

    Since its founding in 1970, NORML has continued to support, and has never abandoned, the righteous efforts of freedom fighters, responsible consumers, and the medical cannabis community.

    We have supported decriminalization measures, medicinal users, patients’ rights, student alliances, and a wealth of progressive reformers who all share the ultimate common goal of an end to Cannabis Prohibition.

    We will never back down in these efforts.

    51 Responses to “NORML Board Of Directors’ Declaration: Federal Blowback Against Medical Cannabis Must Cease”

    1. Kim West says:

      Great Article! Hey, we need help in Tennessee too! The bill comes up for a vote this year, though I’m sure it’s at the bottom of the pile and NOBODY here even seems to know about it!! It’s common knowledge that it’s being repressed by our conservative Governor, Bill Haslam. The word out is, he will not let it pass while HE is governor! Help us please!!

    2. […] NORML Board Of Directors’ Declaration: Federal Blowback Against Medical Cannabis Must Cease APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY BY BOARD At the recently concluded Annual Meeting and in conjunction with ‘National Medical Marijuana Week‘, the NORML Board of Directors condemned recent and unjustifiable federal law enforcement efforts against medical cannabis providers in America. The Board continues to endorse the reform of cannabis laws nationally, as well as the progressive medical initiatives inaugurated and carried out in California and other states. We remain thoroughly supportive of cannabis freedom fighters and the medical cannabis community and its citizens, whose cause is just. Since its founding in 1970, NORML […] […]

    3. The government sayes its a schedule I , that is to say it has no medical use . But the synthetic form of THC, the main chemical ingredient in the cannabis plant is curently classified as schedule III, a prescribed pill trademarked as marinol. Medical Marijuana has now been decriminalized in 16 U.S. states & in Cannada.The American Medical Association & American College of Physicians have both called on the federal government to review cannabis as a schdule I substance. The National Cancer Institute, a part of the National Institute of health, added cannabis to its website last year as a Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM), & recoginzed that,”Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years prior to its current status as an illegal substance.” It also hes a 80% approval rating among Americans according to several polls. EDUCATION IS TRUTH,. GET EDUCATED ,. GET IT DECRIMINALIZED,!!!!

    4. mark says:

      As a patient, I thank you for all that you do NORML.

    5. If you live in Connecticut and want to end marijuana prohibition in our state, please take a minute to visit http://www.ctprimaryproject.com.

      Please pass this on to anyone you know in Connecticut!

    6. Truthspeaker says:

      You think it MUST stop? What are you going to do? Write them a strongly worded letter? Look angrily at them?

      we need a WIN in november. Nothing else will cut it. It is do or die time for this movement.

    7. Bernie Ellis says:

      Unfortunately, Kim, it is unlikely that the TN Safe Access to Medical Cannabis bill will come up for a vote here this year. In 2010, that bill passed EVERY committee in the House side of our General Assembly (including a 20-4 vote in the House Health and Human Resources committee) and the bill secured 14 House co-sponsors (all Democrats) during that session. However, we were not able to get a single hearing in the Republican-controlled Senate side of our General Assembly, so the bill died. In 2011, after our unverifiable voting machines also gave control of our House to the Republicans (who seem to have stopped representing people in favor of serving only their corporate masters), we did not get a single hearing in either house. There is really no reason to expect anything different this year, which is unfortunate for all Tennesseans (regardless of their political affiliation) who will be diagnosed with cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and other serious diseases this year and who will have no recourse for safe (and legal) access to medical cannabis here in our state.

    8. Jman305 says:

      I’m with Ms. West, NORML! We need help in TN! I knew the mayor’s daughter and her father will not let that bill be signed into law! We don’t have the money to advertise the education of cannabis and the harm its prohibition causes to the people of this country. We could really pull up our unemployment if we could get hemp legalized here, too. We have plenty of great, farm able land.

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