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NORML PAC Endorses Wes Neuman for Congress in Florida’s 7th District

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director May 14, 2014

    Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 9.49.54 AMNORML PAC is endorsing Wes Neuman in his campaign against incumbent John Mica to become the next Congressman for Florida’s 7th Congressional District.

    “NORML PAC is pleased to announce our endorsement of Wes Neuman for Congress in Florida’s 7th district. Florida needs new, bold leadership and we believe Wes will be a great champion for the cause of marijuana law reform in Washington, DC,” said NORML PAC Manager Erik Altieri, “A vote for Wes Neuman is a vote to end our failed federal prohibition and to begin to move our country towards new, sensible marijuana policies. NORML PAC is delighted to support him in this campaign.”

    “Current federal marijuana policies waste taxpayer dollars. It is unacceptable to continue allowing harsh, unrealistic, and unfair laws to squander billions of dollars and ruin thousands of lives,” stated Wes Neuman, “That’s why, as a Member of Congress, I will advance policies to fully legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana, which will reduce government spending and increase tax revenues. Legalizing marijuana will more efficiently allocate and save $17.4 billion annually. In Florida, that’s as much as $440 million per year, which is nearly 100% of what the Florida Department of Education allocated for Student Financial Aid for 2013-2014. This is an easy policy decision.”

    You can view an interactive map of the 7th district here and see if Wes will be on your ballot in the upcoming election.

    You can learn more about Wes’ campaign on his website, Facebook, or Twitter. You can learn more about NORML PAC and contribute to help marijuana law reform candidates here.

    15 Responses to “NORML PAC Endorses Wes Neuman for Congress in Florida’s 7th District”

    1. Good luck in your bid for congress ! Failed federal prohibition of marijuana laws since 1937,it is time for a change. I agree with you 100% now we have to get the rest of people running for office in our state thinking like you.Those who think that that there re-election is a sure bid had better start thinking about doing what is best for Florida.Those suffering now should be first thing on your( list of things to do list) for medical marijuana to those who need it.Then moving along like Colorado seems to be the best solution.Again good luck in congress Wess!!

    2. Galileo Galilei says:

      Thanks for your courage, Mr Neuman

    3. Julian says:

      Legalization is up to you Florida! If you know someone who is pro legalization and needs help and encouragement to vote this November, please help them get registered. Placing Florida on the list of medicinal marijuana states alone is enough to get more than half of the United States with pro marijuana representation. This is the tipping point for Congress, the Supreme Court, and our freedom.

      Beyond medicinal, Florida has another, very serious reason to immediately legalize cannabis;
      Hemp coastal buffer zones.
      In order to restore coastal marshes to prepare for hurricanes and rising ocean levels we need to start growing hemp on islands and estuaries now. The recent U.S. climate change report explains that the West Atlantic Ice shelf disintegration is irreversible. The total dissolve of this ancient glacier that took tens of thousands of years to build could take as little as 200 years and raise ocean levels up to 14 ft. Look at the ocean level maps on websites at NASA and NOAA; that means Florida will be gone in as little as 200 years from now.
      Preparations need to start now. With the increasing rain in Florida due to climate change, sustainable hemp buffer zones can be grown along the coasts to help prevent erosion and to slow storm surges from moving inland. Over the next 50 years, these hemp estuaries and wetlands can be built up and out around the coast and keys to retain and build soil. Sadly, there will be a time for our great-grandchildren to leave Florida permanently. But until then, we dont have to live in denial. And we dont have to lose everything in a single storm. Hemp is a resource that can help America’s coasts prepare for a vast migration that will require an adaptable, mobile, sturdy coastal barrier that can help the world adapt to rising, disappearing coastlines.
      Its either this or we train an army of beavers to build our storm walls. I know, I had you at beavers. Until then, lets legalize cannabis.
      Google Abt-Coastal-Restoration-Benefits.pdf
      Read the recently published Abt Report Estimating the Change in Ecosystem Service Values From Coastal Restoration, from Abt Associates, Inc. There is a new program they have called the Habitat Evolution Monitoring Project, or HEMP.

    4. Julian says:

      West Antarctic Ice Shelf. Sorry. I think the West Atlantic Ice Shelf already melted.

    5. Glen Gibellina says:

      Just make sure the HEMP bill is in there for us farmers

    6. Ray says:

      If I were president, now that I miraculously survived cancer, I would be researching the shit out of pot. Only my research would be looking for cures not harms. Everything from the common cold to AIDS, from cancer to the superbugs we have today,from acne to ulcers, from MS to osteoporosis.

      North Dakota farmers are salivating while Canada is reaping huge profits from growing hemp. Let’s see farming or fracking? Which one sounds better?

      Kentucky farmers just had their hemp seed seized by the DEA. Kentucky used to be America’s largest grower of hemp. Watching the DEA show is like watching a mad dog eat itself from his ass to his head.

      Jobs, jobs, jobs, medicine, hemp cars, how about a hemp truck that runs on Hemp bio fuel.

    7. Ray says:

      Sorry to rant on Wes Newman’s post. I’ll send NORML PAC some money to spend on him and I hope Wes wins. Go Wes!

    8. Julian says:

      Congratulations Ray, on surviving cancer. The only people ive ever met who have done that consumed cannabis.

    9. Debora says:

      Do You know what the FIRST Us Flag was made of???????

      HEMP Oh how far we come……..

    10. mexweed says:

      Here’s a photo of John Mica (R., FL) advertising $igarettes:

      http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/john-mica-marijuana-pot-hearing-106529.html

      Oh yes, he said it was a “FAKE JOINT”. Forget that John, every joint, every picture of a joint is $igarette advertising. Kids who haven’t learned to read yet see that picture and think you’re ADVERTISING $IGARETTES.

      Mr. Mica further said that each joint contains a gram of marijuana– wrong again, and perniciously wrong!! Most joints contain a half gram– you can see that from the slight difference in size from a “standard” commercial $igarette (700 mg). Kids smart enough to read the articles about Mr. Mica”s fake-joint “joke” may be uninformed enough (parents were advised to keep them ignorant about herb, right?) to take his advice and roll a gram joint– burns hotter, more combustion monoxide, lower cannabinoid yield etc.

      Best of luck to Wes retiring that kluck, thanks for the truly conservative words about saving tax money now squandered on persecuting users (of alternatives to tobacco). Will his candidacy also be the means to introduce into discussion the SUBSTITUTION of (a) vaporizing for smoking and (b) 25-mg-serving-size utensils for gram or half-gram H-ot B-urning O-verdose M-onoxide? I recognize that any candidate who goes into any detail on such issues risks being accused of “knowing too much”, “must be a stoner, heh heh” etc. and Koch Bros. Hidden Money will sling attack ads at him you bet.

      “So I guess we’ll have to do it while we’re here (at the Norml Blog).”

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