I just got this press release in the mail.

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The only way to completely protect patients, cultivators, and providers of medical cannabis from federal enforcement is by changing federal law. The Drug Enforcement Administration keeps raiding cultivators and providers, and the Department of Justice continues to intimidate patients, property owners, and lawmakers in several states. Congress is stalled on this issue, but there is another way to break the impasse: federal court.

Late last week Americans for Safe Access (ASA) got some exciting news: the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agreed to hear oral arguments in Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration. Ten years after original rescheduling petition was filed, the courts will finally review the scientific evidence regarding the therapeutic value of cannabis!

We need your help to keep fighting this decade-long battle to remove medical cannabis from the federal list of dangerous drugs with no medical value. Make a contribution today of $35, $50, $100, or whatever you can afford to support ASA’s work.

Last year, we appealed the Administration’s decision to deny our nine-year old rescheduling petition, knowing that the courts could still choose not to hear our case. The decision to hear oral arguments is huge. This appeal may lead to the first evidentiary hearings of the medical value of cannabis since 1994 – and a lot has happened since then!

ASA can make this happen. We have a strong legal team and recognized expertise in the field. We also have a comprehensive plan to use media, legislation, and strategic grassroots organizing to get the most out of this lawsuit. But we need your help to do it. Please make a special one-time or monthly recurring donation to ASA today.

Victory on this front would literally be the turning point for safe access to medical cannabis nationwide! We can fight this fight and win – if people like you support the effort. Thank you for helping make it happen.

Sincerely,

Steph Sherer
Executive Director

P.S. – Join our online activist “summer camp” – Camp WakeUpObama – and sign up for email alerts regarding the medical cannabis community!

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It wouldn’t hurt to wake up Mitt Romney either.

I’m a survivor of severe child abuse with a bad case of PTSD that often goes with that. I have read – frequently – that marijuana can help with the after effects of severe trauma and the PTSD that often goes with it. I’m thinking of moving to Colorado where they are voting for legalization this fall with a very good chance that the ballot issue will pass. Anyway – unlike Illinois – it is a med pot state. I’d like to give pot a try and see if it helps with the after effects. Like unreasonable fear when some one approaches me from the right rear. I’m over the worst but it is still annoying.