CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS’ PETITION TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ENFORCE FEDERAL LAWS AGAINST MARIJUANA
The citizens of California herewith call on the federal government to take whatever measures necessary to enforce federal marijuana laws now! Today’s highly potent marijuana is inflicting mental illness, addiction and even death on our citizens*. California boasts* having over 50,000 illegal outdoor marijuana cultivation sites that supply Californians with drugs as well as 60% of the United States with black market marijuana. These grows are devastating our natural resources and pristine ecosystems, contributing to the 100% increase in traffic deaths due to marijuana, bolstering the fact that over 50% of all arrestees in our state test positive for marijuana and creating unhealthy communities for raising families*.
Marijuana for recreational use should be strictly prohibited. Local pot dispensaries are magnets for crime and traffic accidents, and provide easy access to marijuana for young people who are most vulnerable to its neurological harms. Private cultivation and dispensaries should be banned. The outcomes from “medical marijuana” in California are negative* – more crime, homelessness, addiction, academic failure as well as traffic deaths. We want safe and healthy communities, and we urge the federal government to take action now by enforcing federal laws against marijuana!
Federal Petition to Act – sponsors, purpose and sources
Here is a copy of the petition. PLEASE SIGN it.
Petition sponsored by anti-drug groups based in California: Take Back America Campaign www.tbac.us, Roger Morgan (916) 434-5629, Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana (CALM) www.calmca.org, Carla Lowe (916) 708-4111
Purpose: The federal government hears from the marijuana industry all the time. They are well-funded and politically active. Federal officials say they “never” hear from people on the anti-side of marijuana. Now you can let your anti-drug voice be heard. In fact, a majority of Californian’s would rather not see marijuana use increase in their communities. Nor do they want to see advertising or other commercial activities that encourage the purchase and use of marijuana while decrease public safety and health.
Because we don’t have millions in legislative funds to use to lobby congress, the Executive branch or important government agencies like the FDA and DEA, those of us against the increase of marijuana in our communities have to work extra hard to be heard – let your voice be heard now!
* Sources: California Senator Mark McGuire cultivation claim 2015, Crancer traffic studies 2010 & 2016, ADAM II Report, Dr. B Madras, California Fish & Game Assoc. 2010, NIDA – Monitoring the Future 2010, UC Davis/Duke Study 2016 Persistent Cannabis Dependence- Longitudinal Study, Dr. Forest Tennent