San Diego Medical Marijuana Activist Arrested In Ohio
Todd McCormick, age 23, who suffers from the pain of fused neck vertebra as
a result of one of ten bouts of cancer, was arrested in Bryan, Ohio, along
with his companion Natalie Byrd. McCormick, who publicly founded the San
Diego Cannabis Buyers Club, was transporting 31 pounds of Cannabism, which
was marked for medical use and not for sale. McCormick was charged with two
counts of felony drug abuse and trafficking. Byrd was charged with two
counts of felony drug abuse and engaging in corrupt activities.
Todd and Natalie are being held in the Correction Center of Northwest Ohio.
Bail has been set at $125,000 each. Contributions for their legal defense
can be sent to Suite 356, 12021 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90025.
Phone inquiries can be directed to 1-619-582-7303 in San Diego.
McCormick recently travelled to Holland to legitimize his Cannabis therapy
by getting a medical prescription there. U.N. law allows continuation of
medical therapies in your home country. Todd has been active in the effort
to change the law to allow for compassionate use of Cannabis.
The legal context for establishing Cannabis Buyers Clubs is as follows:
Whereas direct and timely access to effective medication is an
internationally recognized human right (UN Universal Declaration on Human
Rights, 1948, Article 25.1); and
Whereas the U.S. is committed by Treaty to “maintain the availability of
Cannabis sativa L. for medical use (UN Single Convention Treaty on Narcotic
Drugs, 1961, 1968. Preamble); and
Whereas all Treaties … shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the
Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution
or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding (Constitution of the
United States of America. Article VI.2); and
Whereas the federal and State Agencies authorized to implement this policy
have been remiss, negligent, incompetent, corrupt, and/or derelict in
performance of said responsibility; and
Whereas, by virtue of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the United States
Constitution, it can not be illegal for any American citizen to provide
medical access to Cannabis; to the contrary, to do so is an obligation both
of Constitutional law and or moral decency;
The preceding being our informed interpretation of the preemproty legal
contest, therefore it is incumbent upon us, the American People, to
undertake the task of producing Cannabis for medical purposes and providing
it to those with a legitimate medical need.