I have not read the announcement of the National Medical Marijuana Awareness Week for 2012 yet, but in a past year it was in February and has bounced around. I say stick with a date and promote it, but that is just me. It seems like such an important week just to pass by and it almost did during previous years busy campaigns with both hemp and medical marijuana pending. These "Awareness Weeks" are a chance for activists to rally, educate the public and have the extra reason to communicate with their elected officials. I was really hoping that in coordination with National Medical Marijuana Awareness Week that we could also use Valentines Day to help our legislators in Wisconsin and nationwide "Find it in their heart to support marijuana reform."
Now with Valentine's Day approaching, this year I ask all you to join me and send your elected official a Valentine's Day Card/Email or even phone call and ask them to find it in their hearts to support marijuana reform. Not just medical marijuana, but I support legalizing all forms of hemp cannabis. I think it is about time we take the patients off the various battlefields in this war. I want our economy to have the option to grow hemp for food, fuel and fiber. I want our patients, doctors and healers free to medicate just like any other. I want our government to offer a SAFER choice than alcohol and nicotine by legalizing recreational cannabis.
In these trying times, economic recovery, job creation, developing alternative energy solutions and providing for improved public safety are critical. Legalizing Industrial Hemp, Medical Marijuana and Recreational Cannabis will help accomplish these agendas and provide funding for others.
Via our main website, our team has made available a two sample "Find It In Your Heart to Start Supporting Marijuana Reform" Valentines Card for you to print, address and send to the elected officials of your choice. Please feel free to copy this article and share with your friends and colleagues. Print a couple extra cards off and share them supporters who may not have Internet access. Most importantly remember to participate and BE the change you want to see in the world.