I’ve been encouraged by what I’ve been told lately about the trickle of financial support from professional growers who want to help defend Montana’s medical cannabis program. It takes lots of time and talent and money to assemble a functional grassroots political apparatus capable of having an impact on the lawmaking process, and things are starting to come together.
There’s still plenty more to do. Please, forward this email to your grower friends.
For a tax-deductible financial contribution, write your check to Citizens for Responsible Crime Policy, the organization that is taking the lead on organizing education efforts related to defending the medical marijuana program in Montana:
Citizens for Responsible Crime Policy
PO Box 7146
Missoula MT 59807
If you’d prefer to put your funds into pushing forward towards regulating cannabis for all adults, then click the yellow donate button on our website.
Don’t have money to spare? No problem. Are you registered at http://montanadrugpolicy.org yet? At this site, we’re collecting contact info from people who want action alerts about neighborhood-level advocacy. Get involved!
If you want to be involved, if you want to have an impact, then the next 2-3 months are critical. We’ll be sending out periodic alerts, sometimes daily, about things you can do to provide important constituent feedback to lawmakers who will be rewriting the law in a few weeks. Montana medical marijuana policies will be a lot different in 3 months. There is no guarantee of a good outcome, but together we can have an effect on the process. So, please pay close attention to your email and/or Facebook and/or Twitter.
There will be various events throughout the process in which you can be involved. The first is a book signing MMGA fundraiser with Irv Rosenfeld, one of a handful of federal medical marijuana patients, who gets a big aluminum tin of pre-rolled marijuana joints from the federal government every month. For free. Read that again. It’s true.
The event will take place at Zoo Mountain Natural Care in Missoula from 6-8PM next Saturday January 8th. Here’s the Facebook event page. I’ll be out of town on a much-needed vacation, but thank you to Zoo Mountain for hosting the event (check out the video on their site).
Clear your Missoula calendar for an event on the night of the 15th as well — details to be announced soon.
I’m proud to say that Montana NORML made the news a few times this month:
- Marijuana arrests in Missoula continue despite low-priority designation
- Examiner: Montana Mutiny – the pot shot heard ’round the weed world?
- Missoula District Court: Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’
We’ll keep on pushing forward if you keep on providing your support. Okay?
Here’s some additional recent news:
- Butte: Authorities Push For Revised Medical Marijuana Law
- Michigan: When is a person ‘too high to drive’?
- Rep. Hendrick (Alberton, Superior): I want to hear your views on medical marijuana
- Medical marijuana tops Montana stories of 2010
- Montana committee’s proposals to change medical marijuana law wide-ranging
- Montana lawmakers focus on medical marijuana rules
By the way, from the 5th-15th, you might get alerts from trusted volunteers who are not me. I’ll be (completely) out of town. If you get an email with [Mtnorml-list] in the subject, please pay attention.
Don’t do nothing. Let’s roll!