Compassion & Freedom Announces Wristband 

Compassion & Freedom Announces Wristband 
Posted by CN Staff on February 14, 2005 at 08:16:02 PT
Press Release
Source: PR Web
Compassion and Freedom believes that everyone should have the freedom and the right to choose for themselves. We support compassion and the compassionate use of Marijuana. We are residents of California and live in a community that is trying to support medical marijuana. We support the states where the voice of the people has enacted laws that allow qualified patients to obtain therapeutic medical marijuana. We urge these states to responsibly provide programs to support these laws.
This includes: providing enforcement to safe, reliable, and responsible access to medical marijuana; consistent education to law enforcement to ensure a clear understanding of patient and caregiver rights; and clear definitions of state laws, federal laws, and individual rights. The United States’ federal government has maintained a firm anti-drug stance with marijuana. The actions of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) have been extreme in trying to maintain their zero-tolerance position. Users of medical marijuana, prescribing physicians, and those who support these patients (caregivers) by providing safe access to medical marijuana should not be victimized when questioning the sovereignty of states rights versus federal authority. People of these states who should feel neither threatened nor intimidated—and fear arrest, property forfeiture, fines and imprisonment. Why we care? We believe that everyone should have the right to choose alternative medicine and remedies that help reduce pain from life threatening, debilitating diseases or illnesses. Medical marijuana is simply a plant that grows from the ground from a seed nourished by water and sunlight. It is a natural, herbal remedy that has existed for thousands of years.In the United States, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug of the 1970 Controlled Substances Act. This strictest classification is given to drugs deemed to have "no currently accepted medical use." We believe this classification is simply wrong. There is enough current evidence from scientific research, doctors, and patients that suggests that medical marijuana is effective for some people. Therefore, every effort should be made to re-classify medical marijuana to ensure that all of its benefits are explored. Our mission is to simply raise awareness regarding this controversial topic. We want to shed light on the struggle that patients, caregivers, and doctors face who support this issue. We want to tear down the misconceptions perpetuated by the stereotypes, stigmas, and characterization of marijuana users. One of our many goals is to help change the perception and attitude of medical marijuana through a greater understanding of this issue and the facts. Portions of the proceeds collected through sales of our wristbands will be donated to organizations (NORML, MPP, Angel Wings Patient OutReach) supporting the fight for this cause.Note:  Show Compassion. Support the Freedom to choose Medical Marijuana. Get your 'Compassion' & 'Freedom' wristband and show your support. Why should you wear our 'Compassion' and 'Freedom' wristband? Because you believe that patients have the right to choose medical marijuana. Voice your opinion while the Supreme Court prepares to hand down their decision in the historical case, Ashcroft vs. Raich.Complete Title: Compassion & Freedom Announces Immediate Availability of Wristband Supporting Medical Marijuana -- Band Together -- Stop the BanPlease visit our website -- -- to get additional information.Source: PR Web (WA)Published: February 14, 2005 Copyright: 2005 PR WebRelated Articles & Web Sites:MPP: Justice: Raich v. Ashcroft News Really Consider Cannabis My Miracle Expectations - San Francisco Bay Guardian and The Constitution
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Comment #12 posted by Hope on February 15, 2005 at 18:21:18 PT
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Actually, I recently learned, that in addition to the seven gangsters, one dog was also executed that day seventy six years ago.
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on February 14, 2005 at 14:05:36 PT
I found two e-mails that could help answer your question. Here they us:  info compassionandfreedom.comfeedback: feedback
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Comment #10 posted by Sam Adams on February 14, 2005 at 13:58:22 PT
Compassion & Freedom
The wristbands look like a great idea....looks pretty sketchy to me though. Each one is 2 bucks - exactly how much goes to the cause? It doesn't say. Who is taking the money? No name or address is listed. I'll probably buy some anyway, just because it's a cool idea.
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on February 14, 2005 at 13:11:43 PT
Just a Note
If it was for today it's over but it did say Tuesday so maybe it was the wrong date. Good Luck in New Hampshire!
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on February 14, 2005 at 13:06:57 PT
Urgent: Decriminalization Hearing in NH Tomorrow
Urgent: Decriminalization Hearing in NH TomorrowWHAT: Marijuana Decriminalization Bill To Receives Hearing TuesdayWHERE: New Hampshire Criminal Justice And Public Safety Committee State House 107 N. Main Street Room 204 LOB Concord, NH 03301WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2005, 1:00 pmTomorrow, February 14, at 1:00 pm, the House Criminal Justice And Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing on House Bill 197, which would ensure that that minor marijuana offenders in New Hampshire will face a maximum penalty of a ticket and a small fine in lieu of criminal arrest and prosecution.If you have not done so already, please take a moment today to write your Representative and tell him or her to support House Bill 197. Pre-written letters are available online from NORML at: addition, if your Representative serves on the Criminal Justice And Public Safety Committee, it is vital that you contact him or her this week, and voice your support for marijuana decriminalization. The committee is expected to vote on this proposal immediately following the hearing.The following Representatives serve on the Criminal Justice And Public Safety Committee:David A. Welch (R-8th), Chair - (603) 642-4402 Patricia A. Dowling (R-5th), Vice-Chair - (603) 432-8080 Stanley E. Stevens (R-4th), Clerk - (603) 569-2410 Roger R. Berube (D-2nd) - (603) 692-5653 Elbert I. Bicknell (R-1st) - (603 )942-7577 Frank D. Callaghan (D-1st) - (603) 332-1860 Gene P. Charron (R+D-7th) - (603) 887-2172 Bob M. Fesh (R-5th) - (603) 434-1550 Karl I. Gilbert (R-12th) - (603) 659-3260 Lee M. Hammond (D-11th) - (603) 448-3867 William V. Knowles (D-6th) - (603) 742-5681 John J. Manning (R-4th) - (603) 890-3366 Lori A. Movsesian (D-22nd) - (603) 889-1669 James H. Oliver (R-9th) - (603) 485-2226 Laura C. Pantelakos (D-16th) - (603) 436-2148 Timothy N. Robertson (D-3rd) - (603) 352-7006 Peter M. Sullivan (D-10th) - (603) 647-5453 John E. Tholl Jr. (R-2nd) - (603) 837-2278 Jordan G. Ulery (R-27th) - (603) 882-8979 Maurice Villeneuve (R-18th) - (603) 472-6928 E. Albert Weare (R-14th) - (603) 474-9454 George D. Winchell (R+D-6th) - (603) 362-4249If you reside in or near Concord, please consider attending tomorrow's hearing. If you can not attend, please contact your Representative this week and let him/her know that you support House Bill 197, and that you believe that adults should no longer be arrested for the responsible use of marijuana.Thank you again for your support of NORML's legislative efforts in New Hampshire.Regards,Kris Krane Associate Director NORML
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Comment #7 posted by FoM on February 14, 2005 at 11:40:29 PT
A Comment On The Article
I hope you all check out the link. The wristband look really nice. It seems like a good way to get the word out.
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on February 14, 2005 at 11:12:17 PT
Massacre ...not masscare or whatever
Sorry. I didn't see it for weepiness.
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Comment #5 posted by Hope on February 14, 2005 at 11:07:16 PT
maybe fifty letters 
I have written...for sure...probably fifty letters, out of hundreds, mentioning the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. The gist of which basically boiled down to, "Our parents and grandparents were horrified at the St. Valentine Day's Massacare. Seven men were killed. Seven Gangsters. Today...(whatever happened...Bowers...Sepulveda...other innocents...) is not horrifying enough to end the present Day Prohibition. What is wrong with us?" I feel like crying. It makes me weep.
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Comment #4 posted by Hope on February 14, 2005 at 11:00:45 PT
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Happened the same day my mother was born.I've mentioned the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in several letters protesting the latest Prohibition deaths... a lot, in fact. They never got ink.
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on February 14, 2005 at 10:48:15 PT
Thanks EJ
Happy Valentine's Day to you too. My father worked right there where it happened in Chicago at the time. He was 29 years old then. I remember when he told me about it how it scared me. My Dad was almost 50 when I was born. 
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Comment #2 posted by E_Johnson on February 14, 2005 at 10:42:49 PT
Happy Valentine's Day 
Pardon me for be gruesomely relevant to our cause but there's a special program tonight on the History Channel on the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago in 1929, when the battle for control over illegal alcohol sales degenerated into mass murder.
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Comment #1 posted by dongenero on February 14, 2005 at 09:44:24 PT
Cheech and Chong Deny Smoking on Film
(from AP.) Chong said he isn't ashamed of introducing millions of Vietnam-era kids to marijuana. "When you think of how many kids died drinking alcohol, I feel I've saved millions of lives," he said.
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