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This diagram shows the money  involved in illegal drug trade and traffic. Just think if the government were to decriminalize, regulate and tax? Trillions of dollars in surplus! I'm no economist but these "facts" are simple math. Elementary math and an even easier solution...decriminalize, regulate and taxation.

Victims of the “War on Drugs”: Draconian U.S. and STATE LAWs are Ruining American’s lives.

This was not too long ago in American History. It seems we are still discriminating in race and sexual preference. millions of blacks cannot vote in this current age for simple, marijuana law offenses with NO violence. Felon and loss of many liberties. Lumped in with violent offenders!
This was not too long ago in American History. It seems we are still discriminating in race and sexual preference. millions of blacks cannot vote in this current age for simple, marijuana law offenses with NO violence. Felon and loss of many liberties. Lumped in with violent offenders! The War on Drugs has imprisoned a proportionally larger amount of blacks than whites. The Rich, never go to jail over petty marijuana offenses because they can afford the best attorneys!

If I told you that in America almost 1 million black Americans were forever forbidden from voting, you might think I was talking about Jim Crow 50 years ago, but you would be wrong. According to the Sentencing Project, a staggering number of nonviolent individuals who have been released from prison, are not on probation or parole and who have committed no further crimes, are forever prohibited from voting.

This diagram shows the money  involved in illegal drug trade and traffic. Just think if the government were to decriminalize, regulate and tax? Trillions of dollars in surplus! I'm no economist but these "facts" are simple math. Elementary math and an even easier solution...decriminalize, regulate and taxation.
This diagram shows the money involved in illegal drug trade and traffic. Just think if the government were to decriminalize, regulate and tax? Trillions of dollars in surplus! I’m no economist but these “facts” are simple math. Elementary math and an even easier solution…decriminalize, regulate and taxation.

Sign the petition HERE for drug policy reform and the decriminalization of a natural plant, Cannabis!

Many black Americans are prevented from ever voting because of the war on drugs.

“On Wednesday, I testified before the Senate-Judiciary Committee and described the injustice and effects of mandatory-minimum sentences.”

“These sentences are disproportionately affecting minorities and low-income communities. A recent report from the American Civil Liberties Union reports that blacks are four to five times more likely to be convicted for drug possession. Some dismiss this because they think blacks are committing more drug crimes, but in June, The New York Times reported that although black Americans were four times more likely to be arrested than whites for marijuana possession, both groups used the drug at similar rates.”

“Why are the arrest rates so lopsided? One widely cited study by The San Jose Mercury News reviewed 700,000 criminal cases that were matched by crime and criminal history of the defendant. The analysis revealed that similarly situated whites were far more successful than blacks and Hispanics in the plea-bargaining process.”

Today, the United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world, and the racial disparity in arrest rates has been absolutely devastating to the black community. Professor Michelle Alexander has even called the war on drugs “the New Jim Crow.”

It’s not just black Americans. Regardless of the color of your skin, the war on drugs has ruined the lives of thousands of young people.

“I know a man about my age in Kentucky who grew marijuana plants in his apartment closet in college. Thirty years later, he still can’t vote, can’t own a gun, and when he looks for work, he must check the box that basically says: “I’m a convicted felon, and I guess I’ll always be one.” Getting a job is nearly impossible for him.”

John Horner was a 46-year-old father of three when he sold some of his prescription painkillers to a friend. His friend turned out to be a police informant, and he was charged with dealing drugs. Horner pleaded guilty and was later sentenced to the mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison.”

John will be 72 years old by the time he is released, and his three young children will have grown up without him. The informant, who had a long history of drug offenses, was more fortunate — he received a reduced sentence of just 18 months, and is now free.”

“So many judges oppose mandatory-minimum sentencing precisely because such an arbitrary law does not take into account that each case is different.”

“I want to be clear: I am not advocating for any type of get-out-of-jail-free passes for individuals who break the law. I am simply arguing that the federal government should get out-of-the-way, and allow local and state judges to do their jobs.”

“Mandatory-minimum sentences automatically impose a minimum number of years in prison for specific crimes — usually related to drugs. By design, mandatory-sentencing laws take discretion away from prosecutors and judges so as to impose harsh sentences, regardless of circumstances.”

“Since mandatory sentencing began in the 1970s in response to a growing drug-and-crime epidemic, America’s prison population has quadrupled, to 2.4 million.”

“Currently, America jails a higher percentage of its citizens than any other country, including China and Iran, at the staggering cost of $80 billion a year. Drug offenders in the United States spend more time under the criminal justice system’s formal control than drug offenders anywhere else in the world.

“Most public officials — liberals, conservatives and libertarians — have decided that mandatory-minimum sentencing is unnecessary. At least 20 states, both red and blue, have reformed their mandatory-sentencing laws in some way, and Congress is considering a bipartisan bill that would do the same for federal crimes.”

About 1.3 million people — more than half the total prison population — are behind bars for nonviolent crimes, and federal prisons are 40 percent over capacity. “It’s a waste of tax dollars and human lives,” said Anthony Papa of the Drug Policy Alliance.

It’s time for these unjust laws to end. We do need responsible reform of the antiquated drug laws. The Federal Government also needs to reclassify marijuana’s scheduled stats as a drug in the same ranks as Heroin, MDMA and LSD, Cannabis is the only all natural plant in the list. Cocaine, Methamphetamine and high-powered opiate pain medications are on a lower level of severity than Marijuana. It makes no sense, so it has to be tied to industry, government, lobbyists and the 1%…The ultra rich!

“On March 20, I introduced the Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013 with the Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat. We have been joined by Sens. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat; Angus King, Maine independent; and Kristen Gillibrand, New York Democrat, in the Senate, and Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Virginia Democrat, joined by 11 others, introduced similar legislation in the House. The legislation is short and simple. It amends current law to provide “authority to impose a sentence below a statutory mandatory minimum” if certain requirements are met.”

Mandatory-minimum sentencing has done little to address the very real problem of drug abuse, while also doing great damage by destroying so many lives. Each case should be judged on its own merits, yet mandatory minimums prevent this from happening. The Justice Safety Valve Act will be an important step in improving justice in our nation’s courtrooms.

This war has cost so much in human lives, families and monetarily. The War on Drugs has failed. It is time for drug law reform. This legislature and law is NOT working in America…it is victimizing Americans!

1. Laney’s Bill, technically House Bill 2198. Click the red button below to find out more, sign it if you like, and/or share the petition with friends. Please, this is how change happens!

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2.The “War on Drugs” has been a miserable failure and taken millions of American victims with it! America incarcerates MORE of its own citizens than any other country in the world.

Non-violent, Marijuana incarcerations, have ruined hundreds of thousands of lives in America, especially over the last 40 years…since Nixon enacted the Drug War! America is the home of the imprisoned currently and for the last several decades at a horrible cost to all of us, especially, the non-violent 18-year-old that went to prison for marijuana possession(small amount). While in prison, he was raped and killed. Is that justice or is that terror? That is America’s War on Drugs!

This just doesn’t add up, considering how harmful tobacco and alcohol are to Americans. These products have no acceptable use and are ‘man-made’. Marijuana, or Cannabis, is a natural medicine that grows in your garden…free of pesticides, if you are lucky enough to live in a progressive state that cares about the people’s opinion and not their own personal bias!

I can buy a 9mm gun in 30 minutes in my state but I can’t treat Crohn’s disease with a plant? This is fact! I am not exaggerating in the least. We need to stop the insanity and sign this petition, forcing our Government leaders to take a serious look at this petition.

I am NOT a CROOK! Richard Nixon famous last words!
I am NOT a CROOK! Richard Nixon famous last words!

Its time to end the hypocrisy of the War on Drugs, started by a crook, President Nixon. President Nixon would have been impeached if he didn’t resign a split minute before-hand! His “War on Drugs” has been a COMPLETE failure. War lost, decades ago.

As a father of a chronically ill child, a USMC veteran of Desert Storm and a registered nurse, I care about my fellow Americans. Give them safe access to a scientifically proven medicine that has been used safely for thousands of years!

Give those without a voice a choice. Give them the freedom of choice in treating their disease.

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“We have to Stand United. Republican, Democrat, Independent or whatever party affiliation, it does not matter. Proudly, we are all Americans that HAVE to Voice for what is right in our country or the “status quo” will always be good enough for the career politicians”. ~E. Myers~

The bravest, 7-year-old, Taekwondo Brown Belt (1 step less than Black Belt) is battling her Crohn’s disease right now. Please click HERE for Laney’s story and the petition at the end.

Original article at: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/20/paul-the-devastating-effect-of-a-drug-war-weapon/?page=all

[Editor’s Note: Portions of the following article should have been attributed to “Rethinking mandatory sentencing,” an article written by Dan Stewart that appeared in The Week on Sept. 14, 2013.]

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Emerging Scientific Research Supports Medical Marijuana for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Treatment.

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Marijuana Helps Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Marijuana for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are a challenge to treat. Among the potential treatment options is marijuana, and several recent studies indicate that this unconventional option offers some significant benefits.

How we treat inflammatory bowel disease

The current treatment options for the more than 1.5 million Americans and millions more who suffer with inflammatory bowel disease include dietary measures (e.g., olive oil extract,vitamin Dprobiotics) and a variety of drugs. These treatments attempt to alleviate the diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, weight loss and abdominal pain and cramps associated with the disease.

The more common treatments for IBD include anti-inflammatory drugs, such as sulfasalazine, corticosteroids (which have significant side effects and are only suitable for short-term use), mesalamine (e.g., Apriso, Dipentum, Lialda), immune system suppressors (e.g., azathioprine, cyclosporine, infliximab, adalimumab, certolizumab, methotrexate)…

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Kansans and Americans! We are proving we have a voice! Government Can’t keep us muffled! We are the people!

Kansans and Americans! We are proving we have a voice! Government Can’t keep us muffled! We are the people!

SIGN THE PETITION FOR ALL THOSE WHO CAN'T. IT's not up to us what treatment an individual American feels works best for them and theirs! Thats Freedom!
SIGN THE PETITION FOR ALL THOSE WHO CAN’T. IT’s not up to us what treatment an individual American feels works best for them and theirs! Thats Freedom!

Kansans in support of House Bill 2198 The Cannabis Compassion and Care Act

Petition by Emery Myers and the compassionate, empathetic people of KANSAS!

To be delivered to The Kansas State House, The Kansas State Senate, and Governor Sam Brownback

This Bill, if passed, would allow chronically ill Kansans to safely access medical marijuana. Diseases such as Crohn’s Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain and many other conditions have been effectively treated with Medical Marijuana and suffered little to no negative side effects. Almost half of the states already have Medical Marijuana programs. Help us take Kansas into the 21st century! Marijuana is a very diverse plant and certain strains have very little THC(the psycho-active compound) but have an abundance of the CBDs or Cannabidiols. These CBDs have been proven through double-blind placebo studies to reduce inflammation and cause remission in people with Crohn’s disease. The effects are so much safer than the current chemotherapy that will leave my 7-year-old possibly with Cancer (11% chance) or sterile. Please, I served my country as many of you have…it’s time Kansas Government serves US!
There are currently 257 signatures. NEW goal – We need 300 signatures!
 PETITION BACKGROUND
My daughter is 7 years old and suffers from Crohn’s disease. She has to take a terrible drug that is actually a chemotherapy drug. It is harming her liver badly. I am an insulin dependent diabetic, disabled veteran of the USMC/Desert Storm veteran and registered nurse. Medical Marijuana is a much safer alternative and there are MANY legitimate studies to support this. It’s time to join the rest of America. We need to take back our freedom. Don’t be afraid to sign this petition. THE PEOPLE OF KANSAS HAVE SPOKEN. RECENT POLLS INDICATE 70% OF KANSANS WANT MEDICAL MARIJUANA! Not to mention the extra revenue it would generate for the GREAT STATE OF KANSAS!
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Medical Marijuana May Prevent Blindness In Retinitis Pigmentosa Sufferers

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Marijuana May Prevent Blindness In Retinitis Pigmentosa Sufferers

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It’s long been accepted that marijuana has direct benefits for glaucoma patients, but a new study suggests that pot may also prevent blindness for sufferers of another disease.

That disease is retinitis pigmentosis, a degenerative condition that destroys the millions of microscopic light sensors (known as photoreceptors) in the human eye and has no known cure. Researchers at the University of Alicante in Spain may have stumbled on an effective therapy with marijuana, which they say might be able to significantly slow down the destruction of those light sensors.

To conduct their study, the scientists gave a synthetic cannabinoid to a group of rats over a period of 90 days and found that these rats had a whopping 40 percent more photoreceptors left in their eyes than untreated rats did. Rats that were given the drug also experienced “improved connectivity between photoreceptors…

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