House Speaker Tip O'Neil was famous for saying, "All politics is local." When a 20 member SWAT team raided, robbed and dragged us off to jail, we found out just how local politics can get. Fortunately for us, we belong to several online organizations that didn't hesitate to help us. These folks are definitely the kind of friends you want when the police arrive at your front door. There are lots of great organizations fighting for freedom and justice, but only a few will back you no matter what. Here are the folks who stood up for us and saved our butts.
Online newsletter featuring a wide range of marijuana-related news stories, including a comprehensive medical marijuana section. Published and edited by Richard Cowan, former national director for NORML and currently Senior Policy Advisor to NORML and Member of the Advisory Board of the Drug Policy Foundation.
Media Awareness Project
MAP, the Media Awareness Project, is an organization consisting of a nationwide group of activists dedicated to using state-of-the-art communications technology to promote Drug Policy Reform . MAP threw its full weight behind us, resulting in such a torrent of letters to the editor that one local paper commented on the record volumn and quality of letters supporting the Kubby's.
The Libertarian Party
To Libertarians, medical marijuana has about as much to do with marijuana as the Boston Tea Party had to do with tea. Libertarians are all united in defending our Constitution against those who want to tell us what medicines we may use or what plants we may grow. I urge you to stop supporting the old parties, who only want to lock you up. Join the Libertarian party today.!
The Libertarian Party of California
As a direct response to our illegal arrest, the Libertarian Party of California launched an awesome new web site www.215Now.com designed to pressure government officials into fully implementing Proposition 215, the medical marijuana initiative passed by voters in November, 1996, . The heart of 215Now.com is an online petition that visitors can use to send e-mail messages to targeted government officials. The first phase of 215Now.com -- dubbed "Reschedule Marijuana NOW!" -- will urge officials to change marijuana's legal status from a Schedule-I to a Schedule-III drug. Targets of this first petition are: Dr. Jane Henney, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; Donna Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services; Janet Reno, U.S. Attorney General; and Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Office of National Drug Control Policy Director. 215Now.com also contains a section devoted to Prop. 215 "Heroes and Villains."
Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative
Groundbreaking Oakland health facility committed to provide seriously ill patients with a safe and reliable source of medical cannabis information and patient support.