IMMLY PRESS RELEASE: Activists To Protest Latest
DEA Raids On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In California At Federal Courthouse In Madison Friday At Noon
For Immediate Release Thursday,
September 5, 2002
PROTEST LATEST DEA RAIDS ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES IN CALIFORNIA
AT FEDERAL COURTHOUSE IN MADISON FRIDAY AT NOON
Thursday September 5, just days away from the one year anniversary of
the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
has again moved to subvert democracy by raiding yet another California
medical marijuana provider. This time the target was one of California's
oldest and most respected medical marijuana dispensaries, the Wo/Men's
Alliance for Medical Marijuana in Santa Cruz, California, a clinic that
has been legally operating under California law since 1996.
is a non-profit collective representing the most severely ill (mainly
terminal) patients. The
highly regarded collective has helped hundreds of terminally ill
patients stay alive and has the full support of the local and state
For Safe Access (www.safeaccessnow.org), a national advocacy group that
also coordinated the June 6 national day of action that included events
in over 50 U.S. cities including Madison, is calling for activists
around the country to gather at noon on Friday September 6 to protest
the latest DEA assaults on sick and dying Americans, and has also issued
the following demands:
1. We demand that all prosecutions of medical marijuana patients,
growers, and dispensaries cease immediately.
2. We demand that President Bush & Attorney General Ashcroft
declare a moratorium on the Federal anti-medical marijuana campaign.
3. We demand President Bush declare his support for HR 2592, the
States' Rights to Medical Marijuana Act.
medical marijuana patient/activist Gary Storck was outraged. “That the
DEA would again target sick people, this time practically on the eve of
the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is a slap in the face to
every American. With the nation’s oldest medical marijuana law on the
books here in Madison, and the likelihood the Wisconsin Legislature will
be taking up this issue again next session, it is imperative people here
My Medicine Legal YET? Founder Jacki Rickert was also incensed, “Why
are they doing this? These are law-abiding citizens that are hurting
absolutely no one. They're just trying to have the best quality of life
that they can for as long as they can. Only God knows how much time we
have, and God created cannabis and mankind, but God didn’t create
these stupid, archaic laws – man did. What's more important money,
federal power or lives? My health doesn’t allow me to be there in
person to express my outrage, but I’ll be there in spirit.”
join us at the Federal Courthouse at 120 N. Henry St. in Madison at Noon
on Friday, September 6 to protest the latest attack on sick and dying
Americans and federal policies that continue to withhold medicine from
some of our nations most vulnerable citizens.
more information contact Gary Storck, 608.241.8922/608.217.4136, or
Jacki Rickert 715.926.4950, or visit the IMMLY website at www.immly.org.