Montel Williams To Help Introduce MMJ Bill

Montel Williams To Help Introduce MMJ Bill
Posted by CN Staff on May 02, 2005 at 08:54:55 PT
Press Release
Source: U.S. Newswire
Washington, D.C. -- Television talk show host Montel Williams, who uses medical marijuana to treat the debilitating pain of multiple sclerosis, will join U.S. Representatives Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), and Sam Farr (D-CA) at a Capitol Hill press conference on May 4 at 2 p.m. to introduce bipartisan legislation to protect medical marijuana patients from arrest. Also speaking will be Angel Raich, the California medical marijuana patient whose lawsuit seeking protection from federal prosecution could be decided by the U.S. 
Supreme Court this month, and Irvin Rosenfeld, one of seven patients who still receives a monthly supply of medical marijuana from the U.S. government under a program closed to new enrollment in 1992.After the press conference, Raich will lead a group of patients to visit members of Congress to lobby on behalf of the legislation; a leading opponent of medical marijuana will be presented with a list of patients who have died in the wake of a federal raid on their medical marijuana garden. The press is invited.WHAT: Press conference to announce introduction of the bipartisan States' Rights to Medical Marijuana Act and to preview the upcoming Hinchey Amendment to the S-S-J-C Appropriations bill, which would protect medical marijuana patients from attacks by the U.S. Justice Department. Congressional lobbying visits will follow the press conference.WHO: U.S. Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), and Sam Farr (D-CA); television talk show host Montel Williams; Supreme Court medical marijuana plaintiff Angel Raich; federally authorized medical marijuana patient Irvin Rosenfeld; and other guests, depending on availability.WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 2005, 2 p.m. EDT.WHERE: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building, Independence Ave. and New Jersey Ave., SE.With more than 17,000 members and 150,000 e-mail subscribers nationwide, the Marijuana Policy Project is the largest marijuana policy reform organization in the United States. MPP works to minimize the harm associated with marijuana -- both the consumption of marijuana and the laws that are intended to prohibit such use. MPP believes that the greatest harm associated with marijuana is imprisonment. Complete Title: Montel Williams Joins House Members to Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill at May 4 Press ConferenceFor more information, please visit: Contact: Bruce Mirken of the Marijuana Policy Project, 202-543-7972 or 415-668-6403Source: U.S. Newswire (Wire)Published: May 02, 2005Copyright: 2005 U.S. Newswire Contact: info usnewswire.comWebsite: Raich v. Ashcroft News Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on May 03, 2005 at 22:07:45 PT
Washington Times: Inside The Beltway
Elders' Prescription May 03, 2005   Nobody better than former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders to headline the Marijuana Policy Project's 10th anniversary fundraising gala on Capitol Hill this week. 
  Others speaking out in support of medicinal-marijuana patients are 2004 presidential candidate Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio, and fellow Democratic Reps. Linda T. Sanchez of California and Sam Farr of California. (The latter is to receive a legislative leadership award).   Meanwhile, Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, is expected to begin a drive this week to prevent federal government "attacks" on medicinal-marijuana patients.   •John McCaslin, whose column is nationally syndicated, can be reached at 202/636-3284 or jmccaslin
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Comment #5 posted by Patrick on May 02, 2005 at 19:25:42 PT
The Marijuana Policy Project MPP believes that the greatest harm associated with marijuana is imprisonment.Not to mention Angel Raich’s list of patients who have died in the wake of a federal raid on their medical marijuana garden.This conference is in two days and the press is invited. Will it be aired live on major networks? I doubt it, but I believe more people will definitely get our message as a result that didn’t understand it before.
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Comment #4 posted by mayan on May 02, 2005 at 18:06:26 PT
Expose The Murderers!
Anyone on Capitol Hill who opposes this bill will be seen as a murderer. Lives are at stake and their is no other way around it.The ignorant, the liars and the pharmaceutical puppets are on the defensive now. They have no excuse to deny this incredible plant to the sick and dying.
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Comment #3 posted by ekim on May 02, 2005 at 12:47:37 PT
may 3 Sante Fe Radio Café: KSFR 90.7FM 10:30 AM 
May 3 05 Sante Fe Radio Café: KSFR 90.7FM 10:30 AM Howard Wooldridge Santa Fe New Mexico USA 
 Board Member Howard Wooldridge and his faithful companion Misty, pause for a bit on their cross country tour to talk to Mary-Charlotte Domandi of the Sante Fe Radio Café Show on KSFR 90.7FM. Howard will be discussing the reason behind his one-man one-horse journey to end the failed war on drugs. Specific topics of discussion are sure to include drug prohbition issues related to the southwest region of the country, the waste of tax payer money on the failed war on drugs, the failed drug warrior ideology and other facets of American drug policy. Visit the Santa Fe Public Radio web site at: Follow Howard's cross country journey at 
UPDATE: April 28, 2005 9:37pm MSTHoward and Misty are now about 50 miles south of Albuquerque in Belen, NM. They are heading north on Interstate 25, which will take them through Albuquerque and then into Colorado. A nice couple named Bob and Diane have put Howard and Misty up for the past couple nights and will be giving them a place to stay through the weekend. On Sunday, Howard and Misty will stay with a nice lady named Ulla at the Windsong Dressage and Equestrian Center.So far on their trip from the Pacific Ocean, they've had to endure hard concrete roads, thrown horse-shoes, rattlesnakes up to 5 feet long, prickly cactus, loud and constant traffic noise, worn saddle-hide, and chipped, perforated hooves. Misty wore out a pair of Easy Boots within 24 hours so Howard had to buy a pair of Old Mac's Boots, which the local riders swear by for toughness. Old Mac’s facilitate the natural shock absorbing, weight bearing function of the hoof. Howard always makes sure Misty's taken care of before anything else.
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on May 02, 2005 at 10:53:06 PT
I agree with you. PS: I made a mistake when I posted this press release. It's in an area that I can't fix and I'm sorry. 
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Comment #1 posted by Taylor121 on May 02, 2005 at 10:42:30 PT
Good News
Make sure you send your emails in! Medical marijuana is an important issue. We effectively kill two birds with one stone. 1) We help the sick and dying aquire the medicine they need to function/live. 2) We advance the cause of marijuana law reform by challenging the common misconceptions thrown out by the government.Remember that medical marijuana is often something that a sick person is using not to die. There is a side of compassion to this debate, and we have the prohibitionists pinned down on this issue.
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