Pubdate: Wed, 04 Jan 2012
Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI)
Copyright: 2012 Star Advertiser
Authors: Andrea Tischler and Matt Rifkin


The Hawaii branch of Americans for Safe Access, an advocacy 
organization for medical cannabis patients, and drug policy 
reformists respectfully request that President Barack Obama make the 
following New Year's resolutions:

Use his executive powers to move cannabis to a Schedule 2 drug so 
that doctors can prescribe it. It is beneficial for numerous 
conditions and diseases. Compassion and logic prompt this order.

Decriminalize small amounts of cannabis in order to cut the deficit 
and put an end to making criminals of otherwise law-abiding citizens.

Order that the Rev. Roger Christie now being unconstitutionally 
denied bond in the Honolulu Federal Detention Center be offered bail 
so that he may return to his beloved Big Island ohana and prepare for 
his trial.

A recent Gallup poll showed the American majority supports cannabis 
legalization. Implementing these resolutions would not harm his 
re-election campaign. Plus it would be the right thing to do.

*Andrea Tischler, Matt Rifkin * Hawaii Americans for Safe Access, Hilo
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