Medical Marijuana Activists Rally Against U.S. President Obama

Ten years ago, when Steph Sherer started using medicinal marijuana as a way to cope with the chronic pain caused by a neck injury, she didn’t know she’d be at the forefront of a movement that would spread throughout the United States to the one million patients who use cannabis to help treat serious illnesses, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS.

“Two days without an anti-inflammatory medicine, my body starts to stiffen up, and after about three days I can’t get out of bed. So, that could be my life; that is one choice,” Sherer said. “Or the second thing is I could take the 2400 mg of ibuprofen each day that are required for me to be able to move, and then my kidneys would begin to shut down again.”

Instead, Sherer, 36, began using medical marijuana to deal with her pain and became an activist on the issue by creating the nonprofit organization Americans for Safe Access (ASA), which protects patients’ rights to safely and legally access marijuana throughout the U.S.

ASA started in 2002, and since then it has helped create and get legislation passed on the local and state level and is an advocate for patients’ rights in 17 states and Washington, DC where medical marijuana is now legal.

On Thursday ASA held rallies in at least 15 cities across the U.S. at local campaign headquarters for U.S. President Barack Obama, protesting what they call, a nationwide crackdown on medical marijuana facilities.

“There have been more raids under Obama in three-and-a-half years than eight years of Bush,” Sherer said, during the rally in Washington, DC.

– Read the entire article at RIA Novosti.

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  1. Anonymous on

    United States Marijuana Party
    Governor candidate Cris Ericson will debate on
    Vermont Public Television http://www.vpt.org
    7:30 PM EST Oct. 4, 2012 against incumbent
    Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Republican
    competitor Randy Brock, Liberty Union Party
    candidate Dave Eagle, and Independent Emily Peyton.

    In 2010 Peyton ran for Governor but dropped out
    before the election, and also the Liberty Union
    Party candidate in 2010 dropped out before the
    election, even though they were both on the ballot.

    Therefore, the election is really between USMJP
    Cris Ericson for the U.S. Marijuana Party,
    Shumlin and Brock.

    Cris Ericson is also on the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot
    for United States Senator running against
    incumbent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders,
    etc. They will
    debate on Oct. 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM on Vermont
    Public Television funded in part by PBS.
    http://www.vpt.org

  2. Anonymous on

    United States Marijuana Party
    Governor candidate Cris Ericson will debate on
    Vermont Public Television http://www.vpt.org
    7:30 PM EST Oct. 4, 2012 against incumbent
    Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Republican
    competitor Randy Brock, Liberty Union Party
    candidate Dave Eagle, and Independent Emily Peyton.

    In 2010 Peyton ran for Governor but dropped out
    before the election, and also the Liberty Union
    Party candidate in 2010 dropped out before the
    election, even though they were both on the ballot.

    Therefore, the election is really between USMJP
    Cris Ericson for the U.S. Marijuana Party,
    Shumlin and Brock.

    Cris Ericson is also on the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot
    for United States Senator running against
    incumbent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders,
    etc. They will
    debate on Oct. 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM on Vermont
    Public Television funded in part by PBS.
    http://www.vpt.org

  3. ROBERTBERTRANDGRIFFITH on

    16 Responses to “California Attorney General Calls Federal Government “Ill-Equipped” to Enforce State’s Medical Marijuana Laws”
    RG Says:

    December 22nd, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT FOR MARIJUANA WHITE COLLAR CRIME
    AN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON MARIJUANA WHITE COLLAR CRIME!

    The Federal Tort Claims Act or “FTCA”, (June 25, 1948, ch. 646, Title IV, 62 Stat. 982, “28 U.S.C. Pt.VI Ch.171? and 28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)), is a statute enacted by the United States Congress in 1948. “Federal Tort Claims Act” was also previously the official short title passed by the Seventy-ninth Congress on August 2, 1946 as Title IV of the Legislative Reorganization Act, 60 Stat. 842, which was classified principally to chapter 20 (§§ 921, 922, 931–934, 941–946) of former Title 28, Judicial Code and Judiciary.
    That Title IV of the Legislative Reorganization Act act of August 2, 1946 was substantially repealed and reenacted as sections 1346 (b) and 2671 et seq. of this title by act June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 982, the first section of which enacted this title (Tort Claims Procedure). [1]
    The FTCA permits private parties to sue the United States in a federal court for most torts committed by persons acting on behalf of the United States. The FTCA constitutes a limited waiver of sovereign immunity.

    The Federal Tort Claims Act of 1946, for the first time, gave American citizens the right to sue the federal government.” [4]

    Bill O’Reilly Thinks Medical Marijuana is a Sneaky Plot to Give People Medicine, Or Something.

    Bill O’Reilly’s indignant posturing is typical of the contemporary medical marijuana skeptic: I have no problem with medical use, but any plan for supplying patients is a fraud and anyone who grows or sells marijuana is a scumbag.

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/26/obama-war-on-weed.aspx?e_cid=20111126_DNL_art_1
    http://www.thehumansideoflyme.net/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhdBNmCANzk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95eF4Dn3CL0
    http://www.underourskin.com/

    The primary reason for this communication was to create an awareness of the methods of omission used by all parties in this great crime against humanity itself. Now if you look closely you will not find the mentioning of powerful antibiotic actions of marijuana nor will you find the mentioning of the Lyme plague (Lyme disease primarily is treated with powerful antibiotics ) which was so disturbing to myself — you the reader are being directed to these specific omitted facts with all the background provided.

    Cannabis plant extracts can effectively fight drug-resistant bacteria.
    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=5787866&page=1

    Antibacterial Cannabinoids from Cannabis sativa
    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/np8002673?journalCode=jnprdf&quickLinkVolume=71&quickLinkPage=1427&volume=71

    The audience of the communication has at length in time now been exposed to the Lyme plague instrumented by the United States Government and their facilitating agents. The email sent out by Joseph Mercola clearly demonstrates the aggressive actions by the criminal parties which must be responded to with every action possible.

    Thus the difficult yet apparent facts of this bio weapon being empowered by marijuana Prohibition comes to light. This is the 2012 moment and we have to prosecute this crime.