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Petition Obama to Keep His Promise

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:53 Written by The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:49

Please sign this Change.org petition asking Obama to keep his campaign pledge to respect state medical marijuana laws.

The administration needs to be held accountable for its assault on legal dispensaries in California.

Obama has already made it clear that he is against legalization; it’s time to hold him accountable on an issue that has 70% public support, and where he himself promised support. 25,000 signatures needed in the next month.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/keep-its-promise-medical-marijuana/jhr70ttp

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Los Angeles City Council Should Examine Ban Alternatives

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2012 10:14 Written by The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Thursday, 26 January 2012 10:31

Since L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar announced the day before Thanksgiving a motion to ban medical cannabis dispensaries (with the support of the City Attorney), the Union has been meeting with Council staff to discuss the problems dispensaries were allegedly causing and ways to remedy these. It is true that there have been some bad operators, although most patient associations have tried hard to be good neighbors. And the Council members get calls about

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Help Stop Government from Issuing Exclusive License for Medical Cannabis

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 04:39 Written by The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Thursday, 15 December 2011 11:36

As you well know, our federal government maintains that marijuana has “no currently accepted medical use” as a schedule I substance per the Controlled Substance Act. Although sixteen states and the District of Columbia have now passed medical marijuana legislation, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to enforce federal law and prosecute those who cultivate, distribute, or possess medical marijuana in compliance with state law. While the DOJ intimidates and incarcerates medical marijuana patients based upon federal position that cannabis has no medical value, another cabinet-level department within the federal executive branch, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), holds the legal right to certain medical applications of cannabinoids; since October 2003, the United States of America, as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services, has been official assignee of U.S. Patent #6630507, entitled “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants. ” The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients (UMMP) has been well aware of this outrageous hypocrisy for several years now. However, recent developments beg immediate attention and action from the broader community of medical marijuana advocates, as well as from all Americans who disagree with government-driven financial exploitation and monopolization of the very plant for which hundreds of thousands of American citizens are currently incarcerated.

The notion that one federal bureaucracy claims ownership rights to medical marijuana while its sister department prosecutes the patients who depend upon this government patented “invention” is outrageous enough. However, the Union of Medical Marijuana Patients discovered this week that the federal government

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