Saturday, March 27, 2010

Doctor knows best? I don’t think so.

The house Health and Government Operations committee working group has reported out a bill that appears to be designed for the purpose of preventing patients from accessing medical marijuana in Maryland.


Dr. Morhaim not only prepared the bill he introduced without any input from patient advocacy organizations, but the working group consulted only with law enforcement and with the representatives of the pharmacists.


The revised bill is written in such a way that it would be late in 2011 (at the earliest) before patients could expect to be able to access a safe supply of medicine. The bill no longer includes protection from arrest for patients who are in compliance with the law. The bill no longer allows patients to grow their own medicine. The bill absolutely excludes any patients under the age of 18.


I think this revised bill is totally unacceptable for all of the above reasons, and I am writing to my Delegates and letting them know that.


I recommend you do so as well.


The medical establishment has spent decades preventing patients from having access to this potent and absolutely non-toxic healing herb. This new bill represents the latest attempt to force people to use dangerous expensive narcotics when a perfectly safe alternative can be grown in anyone’s basement.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Project Vallario



The Public Health Medical Marijuana Bill (HB 712) will not succeed unless the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee allows the bill to come to a vote.

JOSEPH F. VALLARIO, JR.
Democrat, District 27A, Calvert & Prince George's Counties
House Office Building, Room 101
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3488, (301) 858-3488
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3488 (toll free)
e-mail: joseph.vallario@house.state.md.us

Message to be sent out to Facebook, mailing lists and via phone calls to EVERYONE:

1 Call (or email) the committee chairman, ask him to bring HB 712 to a vote.
2 Call your friends in Vallario’s district (see below) ask them to call (or email) the chairman.

District 27A
ZIP City County
20601 WALDORF CHARLES
20607 ACCOKEEK PRINCE GEORGES
20608 AQUASCO PRINCE GEORGES
20613 BRANDYWINE PRINCE GEORGES
20623 CHELTENHAM PRINCE GEORGES
20689 SUNDERLAND CALVERT
20735 CLINTON PRINCE GEORGES
20744 FORT WASHINGTON PRINCE GEORGES
20754 DUNKIRK CALVERT
20758 FRIENDSHIP ANNE ARUNDEL
20772 UPPER MARLBORO PRINCE GEORGES
20773 UPPER MARLBORO PRINCE GEORGES
20792 UPPER MARLBORO PRINCE GEORGES

Here is a precise District Map and here is the same area on Google Maps

Street Action: Collect signatures and identify activists in district 27A

Team A – Sunday afternoon (March 7) with clipboards, posters and postcards. Followed six days later by Teams A & B the following Saturday (March 13)

Please add your name to the list for either or both events by emailing 2rad4m@gmail.com if you are able to participate

Public event to be scheduled at restaurant in Oxon Hill