Fighting to end marijuana prohibition in Georgia. Pro marijuana groups are active in Atlanta and all over Georgia. One side says marijuana should be kept legal, the other side says it should be regulated like alcohol. Marijuana has been in use on the planet since the beginning of time for a variety of purposes.
“Marijuana used therapeutically, is one of the safest substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care.” Judge Francis Young DEA
Moms for Marijuana wants the War on Drugs to be over and the laws to reflect the people, regulate marijuana like alcohol at the age of consent. Activists from a coalition of marijuana legalization groups in Georgia rallied on the Capitol in Atlanta on the 14th to bring awareness to the cause of the first annual Southern Cannabis Reform Conference.
“Cannabis is leading the way for a more holistic type of medical care a general revolt against corporate rationed care and the traditional pharmaceutical company approaches to medicine. Patients use marijuana to get off toxic drugs. They find fellowship in compassion clubs. They find empowerment in fighting against prohibition, standing up to police and demagogues. Our opponents can threaten our freedom, but they can’t kill our spirit.” -Dr. T. Mikuriya 1933-2007
James Bell from Georgia C.A.R.E Campaign for Access Reform & Education began the press conference, Diane Goldstein from L.E.A.P Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Sharon Ravert from Peachtree N.O.R.M.L. National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Adrian Bernal from WPBC 1310 AM Radio Informacion, and Russ Belville from 420RADIO spoke.
The 18x24 foot, Moms for Marijuana Quilt was on display with panels from all 50 states, with another quilt in the works, The Unity Quilt, displaying panels from all groups who support the cause. Handkerchiefs from Embroidery for Peace Exhibit was on display, with each one in Spanish representing a death in Mexico from the drug war.
Pot advocates claim Georgia has spent billions of tax dollars attempting to enforce laws against cannabis that haven’t worked. The group estimates 1 million Georgians use marijuana.
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