We are seeing a paradigm shift in our society about the way people view weed. With Colorado and Washington passing adult use legalization measure, we have positioned ourselves well to end cannabis prohibition once and for all. Unfortunately, policy changes do not happen easily or swiftly, so it will take a concerted effort of activism to get us to where we need to be. Here are a quick few things you can do to be a part of the action:
MAKE A CALL OR TWO:
Right now is a great time for President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and your elected officials to hear from you on this matter. Pick up a phone and let your voice be heard. Here is what I would say:
Hello. I am calling in concern of our nation’s policy on marijuana. This week two states past historic laws calling for an end to cannabis prohibition. It is time Federal policy catch up to the reality that marijuana is far safer than alcohol. We can no longer afford to lock up mostly poor people for a safe and effective plant. Please work to change the disastrous policies and end this war on our own citizens.
Here are some contacts:
THE WHITE HOUSE- (202) 456-2121 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20500
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL- (202) 514-2001 U.S. Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Washington, DC 20530-0001
FIND YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS: http://www.commoncause.org/siteapps/advocacy/search.aspx?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=4860375
ORGANIZE A LOCAL ACTION:
Find like minded people in your community and organize a rally, candlelight vigil, freeway banner drop, or town hall style meeting to raise awareness for this issue. Encourage others to take action and be a part of the solution. Try to garner local media attention. Get in the paper, or on the evening news for cannabis freedom. Spread the word that these policies are evil and must end now.
USE YOUR NETWORKS:
Pump email lists, facebook accounts, twitter feeds, and any other mass communication vehicles you have with stories and messages that support cannabis freedom. It is up to us to keep this subject on the front burner. Colorado and Washington activists gave us the stage, now we have to perform. The wider we spread the message, the more difficult it is for the opposition to lie and deceive the public.
JOIN A GROUP:
There is power in numbers and there are plenty of organizations that could use a hand right now. Join a cannabis advocacy group and benefit from their infrastructure and network. Assist in major projects and help to be a part of the solution. It will take all of these groups working together to kill the prohibition monster, but we are almost there.
There is plenty that one person can do to make a difference right now. Please work hard to end cannabis prohibition. We are very close and it is up to us to be the squeaky wheel right now. If we can squeak loud enough, we may just be able to end this thing once and for all…so get to work.