Aloha. Thanks to Gov. Abercrombie for his letter to the D.E.A. stating that Schedule 1 classification of ‘marijuana’ is “fundamentally wrong and needs to be changed”.
The Governor recognizes that “patients with serious medical conditions who could benefit from medical use of Cannabis do not have a safe and consistent source of the drug”. What he neglected to say was that without a safe and consistent source of medicine ‘they’, our family members, friends and neighbors suffer and die unnecessarily, a situation the THC Ministry considered to be a daily EMERGENCY. A ‘safe and consistent source’ was what the THC Ministry was attempting to provide for those in need in our community. We took a calculated risk as ‘good Samaritans’ to help our neighbors in pain, suffering from disease, and/or to lessen the addictions of meth, alcohol and other more harmful substances. We think we should qualify for a ‘defense of necessity’ and have all of our charges dropped in the interest of justice as lives were at risk on a daily basis and we took action to protect those lives.
The Governor could have mentioned in his letter that Hawai’i has had legal medical marijuana since June 14, 2000 in spite of Schedule 1 because states have sovereignty in our system of federalism. States decide what is legal medicine in their jurisdictions as we and seventeen other states have successfully proven. The U.S. Supreme Court has confirmed this in the case of Oregon’s acceptance of assisted suicide in certain situations. States get to enjoy what the feds prohibit. ‘We the people’ need to demand this and TELL the D.E.A. what is rightfully ours, not just ASK them to change their damaging ve$ted intere$t.
Cannabis hemp was always safe, legal, useful and profitable in the lands of the USA from the beginning of time until the late 1930’s. Please note that the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, the original federal marijuana prohibition, lasted until it was declared retro-actively un-constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Timothy Leary in 1969. The act was un-constitutional the whole time! Imagine how many people were unnecessarily hurt by that false-flag, corporate sabotage and racist policy for 37 years of its damaging existence.
Marijuana prohibition is like a giant case of ‘friendly fire’ – we are unnecessarily damaging our own people with our own tax dollars … for what? Please correct the madness at the Hawaii State Legislature and in Congress immediately by legalizing Cannabis hemp for all its many beneficial uses. Mahalo.
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