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Alert: Medical Marijuana Defendant Bryan Epis Wants YOU to Take Political Action

Dear reformers:

You probably know my name from the pages of Drug War Chronicle. I was the first California medical marijuana provider to be prosecuted by the federal government -- in 1997, during the Clinton administration -- and I served two years before being released in 2004 while my ten-year sentence was appealed. Last month a federal judges panel upheld that sentence, and now I'm appealing to the full 9th Circuit.

I'm writing to StoptheDrugWar.org readers because I'm one of 32 medical marijuana activists who are still caught up in a federal prosecution, despite the Obama administration's promise to stop interfering with state medical marijuana laws; and because there are 67 others of us whose convictions are final and who should be pardoned. I've created a "political action" page that asks you to sign eight online petitions and to write a letter to President Obama about these issues. The page also takes on other aspects of marijuana prohibition. Please visit my page at http://www.bestlodging.com/politics/ to sign them -- the only way that anything will change is if we all let our voices be heard, and the dozens of us caught up in this for helping patients need for change to come sooner rather than later.

A little bit about the petitions, three of which I authored. One of them is directed to US Attorney General Eric Holder, listing the 32 medical marijuana defendants whose cases should be dismissed. Another is about my case, and emphasizes some egregious prosecutorial misconduct that occurred in my case and affected the outcome -- I think you'll agree it's an astonishing story. A third is directed to President Obama, and lists all 67 defendants whose convictions are final and who should be pardoned because they were implementing state medical marijuana law. (Let me know if I've left anyone out.) The other five petitions are related to these issues.

Thank you for standing up and taking action.

Sincerely,

Bryan Epis

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Anything, to put the criminals in gov't on notice...

Anything, to put the criminals in gov't on notice and in their place (hopefully a prison cell someday for the anslingers and bidens of the country)!

End Prohibition or Perish!

AM NOT REGISTERING AT FACEBOOK! I WISH TO SIGN PETITION, HOWEVE

SEEMS KINDA WEIRD, THAT SIGNING A PETITION, GO TO A SITE HAVING LODGING ??? DOESN'T HAVE A THING TO DO WITH LODGING! WHY PUT IT THERE?????????

SIGNED, AND THEN ANOTHER POP-UP APPEARED ASKING ME TO [email protected]#$$%^&* REGISTER FOR YET ANOTHER SITE! AIN'T A GONNA DO IT! FACEBOOK IS NOTORIOUS FOR SENDING OUT SPAM -- HAVE DELETED ~50 FROM FRIENDS/FAMILY ONLY THIS YEAR ... ARGH!

PLEASE MOVE THE PETITION SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

regards,
sun
in alabama

Hijacked link

The link to the petition has been hijacked. A lot of this going around on the cannabis web sites.

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