Imagine Having a Beer….

Dear Editor,

Imagine having a beer over the weekend and losing your job.  Imagine taking your medicine to control your seizures, help you through your chemo treatments, treat your PTSD or to relieve your chronic pain and then being arrested, prosecuted and jailed for doing so.  These are very real consequences that people in the state of Idaho face when they choose to use cannabis for medicinal or recreational purposes.

These outdated laws no longer make sense when considering that the US government holds a patent on the beneficial effects of cannabis as stated in this quote from U.S. patent #6,630,507.  “The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.”

(Source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2010/08/09/patent-pot/)

If you would like to see Idaho’s laws change to better reflect the needs of its citizens please sign the New Approach Idaho petition .  You register to vote and sign the petition at the event listed below.  You may also sign seven days a week at Common Knowledge.  Thank you for your continued support.

Then there’s June 11’s Get up … Stand up event at Eichardt’s Pub.  Register to vote and sign the New Approach Idaho petition.  The night inludes music by MC King, free door prizes like  T-shirts and more.  $1.00 Beer after 8:00 pm.  It’s a night of fun with a little bit of activism mixed in.  Join the celebration as we work to right the wrongs.

Luna Anderson

Sandpoint

 

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