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Congressional Cannabis Caucus’ new law for Medical Marijuana patients introduced by California Congressman Rohrabacher

The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 Has Been Introduced
By Julia Granowicz on Feb 11, 2017 07:18 am
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About a week ago, a handful of lawmakers who call themselves the “Congressional Cannabis Caucus” announced that they intend to introduce legislation that would help protect the cannabis industry from a Department of Justice run by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Their announcement was just prior to his confirmation – but they believe that his being Attorney General could actually help push some lawmakers into feeling the same urgency to pass such legislation.

As promised, one of those congressmen  – Dana Rohrabacher of California  – has introduced the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017. This bill was previously introduced twice before, in 2013 and 2015, and didn’t gain enough support either time to make it very far. This time, however, with the uncertainty surrounding how the federal government is going to move forward in handling the cannabis industry – the bill may find more support.

“This is common sense legislation that is long overdue,” said Robert Capecchi, director of federal policies for the Marijuana Policy Project. “It is time to end marijuana prohibition at the federal level and give states the authority to determine their own policies.

There is hope that more legislators will be more inclined to protect an industry that improves lives for patients in medical marijuana states and has entirely ended prohibition in others. Both types of industries have created countless jobs and brought in millions in tax revenue that would have gone straight into the black market otherwise. If the government isn’t ready to change their minds on prohibition, they should at least protect the states’ rights to enact their own laws.

“States throughout the country are effectively regulating and controlling marijuana for medical or broader adult use,” Capecchi said. “Federal tax dollars should not be wasted on arresting and prosecuting people who are following their state and local laws.”

Basically, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act would prevent the Department of Justice from pursuing cannabis-related cases in states where marijuana is legal, as long as people are operating within the laws in their respective state. With everything that’s going on, many of us are hoping that this piece of legislation will gain the support it needs to be passed – and that, if it does pass, Trump would be ready and willing to sign it into law.

If that were to happen, states could continue to operate as they have – and others would be able to consider legalization with less worries since there will be something binding in place that says the federal government will keep their opinions to themselves and let the states make their own decisions when it comes to cannabis.


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FLASHLIGHT2013 Mission Statement

​”I (George Clinton) want to be known as the man who brought to the attention of America the copyright  issues.  That’s what I would like my legacy to be, to have turned people on to the fact that they need to fight for  their rights to their music. You have to fight a lot of people for your music. You have to fight the copyright  companies, like BMI. You have to fight these record companies because they really want to take it all.  Right now,  it’s time for people to start getting their music back. From about 1978 to 2013, the first thirty-five years, is the  timeframe from which you’re allowed to get your music back.   In 2013, this will be the first time a lot of people are  going to get their music back and I’m going to help them!  
WE WILL WIN!”  – “woof” Oct. 15, 2012 

15th Annual Christmas Caroling and Limo Party

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Published on Dec 7, 2013
SAN DIEGO – A group of around 100 homeless children enjoyed a holiday pizza party and received gifts at the La Jolla Cove Suites. They traveled to the event in limousines, accompanied by members of the Harley Owners Group on motorcycles. St. Vincent de Paul Village, 1501 Imperial Ave. 12/06/2013

Air on KUSI TV, San Diego. Albert Johnson, Freelance Video Photojournalist. Raw/Unedited Footage (All Rights Reserved)

La Jolla Human Trafficking Accords

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La Jolla Human Trafficking Accords

WHEREAS… modern day slavery exists today in the form of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in greater numbers than at any time in our history.

* WE THE PEOPLE… and the National Association of Human Trafficking Victim Advocates hereby declare:

* All peoples, regardless of race, religion, gender, age, nationality, or social group, have the right to live freely without fear of exploitation.

* Due to the increased demand for minor victims of labor and sexual exploitation, all children are entitled to society’s increased protection.

* Due to the fact that human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in our world today, this issue needs urgent attention and full collaboration among all service providers, law enforcement agencies, media outlets, community leaders, governmental agencies, and citizens.

* Legislation to enhance, and close loopholes, in the current laws against human trafficking need to reflect the severity of this heinous crime.

* Victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation should be given enhanced professional rehabilitation and healing for the traumatic consequences of their enslavement.* Increased funding focused on programs that work should be the priority of all government organizations and private sector donors so as to effectively fight the demand for forced slave labor and commercialized sex and to help abolish slavery in our lifetime.

* Recognizing that modern slavery is no longer a hidden tragedy, priority needs to given to educating the public, law enforcement, transportation and service industries, the media, and social service providers on how to help stop it.

* All human traffickers and their clients (those that buy others for sex / those that force others to work in slave conditions) need to know society does not accept this behavior and we are increasing our efforts to stop this madness.

​* To today’s victims, and tomorrow’s survivors, please know that we are here to help – call the national hotline at 888-3737-888 or email us at stopslavery2014@gmail.com or call us at +1.888.206.3264

IN CONCLUSION … this La Jolla Human Trafficking Accords document should be freely distributed and promoted throughout the world in order for all peoples to work together to finally end this travesty in our society.