Historic Bill Introduced By Three US Senators: End Federal Prohibition Of Medical Cannabis

Medical-Marijuana
By Alec Cope

Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have introduced a bill that would end the Federal prohibition on medical cannabis.

Today, there will be a press conference with the purpose of detailing the historic bill. This bill would not only end the Federal prohibition on medical marijuana, but it would also allow states that already have medical marijuana to operate with no fear of prosecution. This means that all medical marijuana users, providers and doctors would not be bothered by federal prosecutors.

This is one of many instances that has demonstrating the War on Drugs is faltering – President Ronald Reagan started the War on Drugs 1980s which has resulted in the American prison population exploding, this issue has grown to the point it is now equated as a new form of slavery.

There are many other examples that show the uneven and sometimes morose policies on medical marijuana, that leads to the persecution of non-violent, law abiding citizens. The case of Wladyslaw “Wally” Kowalski is one of many instances where legal medical marijuana operations are raided and the property of the growers is confiscated. The fact they are obeying state law and still have been harassed by various different governing bodies, has not sat well with various  groups. Kowalski lives in the state of Michigan, which allows the use of medical marijuana, when his small growing operation was raided; his bank account was also frozen (which prevented him paying student loans and bills) and expensive property was seized by his local police department – all without ever being charged of a crime.

Even if the bill does not pass, the point has long ago been made – Americans are beginning to have enough of marijuana prohibition.

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After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.

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