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"Thank you for spreading the truth. I was born and raised a Catholic and always taught the general public opinion that pot is bad. When I started to smoke pot my opinion was quickly changed. All the lies that I had been told by the adults in my life were revealed to me. Instead of destroying my relationship with god (like many adults had told me it would) it strengthened it and actually gave me the courage to express my beliefs and spread the good word. Keep up the work of God, free the weed we shall prevail."
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Dangers of Cannabis

The DEA's Administrative Law Judge, Francis Young concluded: "In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within the supervised routine of medical care.:

Source: US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency, "In the Matter of Marijuana Rescheduling Petition," [Docket #86-22], (September 6, 2022), p. 57.

Searching for Terrorists We Snare Angels Instead
by Dr. Jay Cavana

Dr. Jay Cavana, is the national director of the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis, a devoted husband, and father of two teenagers. He also holds Ph. D's in biochemistry and immunology.

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The reward for Bin Laden and Al-Queda terrorists has been increased to 25 million dollars. They are nowhere to be found. The FBI reports that the reward for the anthrax terrorist(s) has been doubled to 2.5 million dollars. No suspects are in sight. Billions of taxpayer dollars and thousands of man-hours of Justice Department time have yet to result in the arrest of more than one potential perpetrator of unprecedented terror against the citizens of the United States.

Yet, in the midst of terror, collapsing airlines, a faltering economy, and the world wide pursuit of security, the United States Government, in the person of Attorney General John Ashcroft, has seen fit to assign hundreds of agents to track down and shut down State approved medical marijuana programs.

Dr. Mollie Fry of El Dorado County California is a kind lady, a competent physician, a loving mother, and a committed Christian. Her home and clinic have been raided at gunpoint with thousands of private patient records seized. While the nation worries about humane conditions for Afghanistan detainees, Dr. Fry is kindly allowed in the dark of night to diaper her baby while handcuffed. Dozens of bewildered DEA agents swarm over her home destroying her small supply of legal cannabis used to treat her terminal breast cancer.

Scott Imler and the Los Angeles Cannabis Patients Resource Center are similarly treated by dozens of Federal agents shutting down the only services for 960 dying Los Angeles AIDs and cancer patients. Stunned local deputies and Congressmen stand by in shock and dismay while the clinic, approved by local ordinance and State law is shuttered.

A nightmare has begun. A national nightmare of lost faith, lost trust, and lost priorities. Besieged by suicidal and murderous thugs, our trusted Federal law enforcement has been diverted to a war on the most innocent and vulnerable of our own citizens. How can this be? A nation still awash in tears over the victims of 9/11 sheds new tears over new innocents hurt by our own homegrown brand of Taliban acting under the authority of Attorney General John Ashcroft. Remember him? He's the man who so many opposed for confirmation. He's the man so detested in his own home State that a dead man defeated his run for the Senate. Now he's in Washington. Now he orders a breast cancer victim to diaper her baby while handcuffed, her teenage son face in the dirt with machine guns pointed at his head, her husband filled with tears and anger restrained.

What good is it to wage a war against terror abroad while losing the war at home? What message do we send when we condemn religious zealotry in others while giving it the force of law in our own local communities? Congress must act. Hearings must be held. We will all remember this shameful display the next time we vote.

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American Alliance for Medical Cannabis
AAMC represent a fellowship of Health Professionals, patients, educators, clergy, caregivers, and community members. Included in AAMC membership are experts in the field of cannabis medicine including clinical applications, cultivation, history, and medical preparations.

The Primary Mission of AAMC is patient advocacy, patient rights, and support. Additional aspects of the AAMC Mission include education, research, and participation in the political process.

Dr. Tod Mikuriya's Home Page
Dr. Mikuriya is one of the world's foremost authorities on the uses of medical cannabis. He has few peers in his knowledge of cannabis' therapeutic uses, efficacy, history, routes of administration and potential for abuse.

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