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PROTEST MONDAY IN MADISON: New DEA Raids of CA Medical Marijuana Providers! 

PROTEST MONDAY IN MADISON: New DEA Raids of CA Medical Marijuana Providers! 
Posted by Gary Storck 11:14pm Thu Sep 12 2002 
UPDATED: 7:54pm Sun Sep 15 2002

For the second time in a week the DEA has raided a medical cannabis (marijuana) dispensary in California. Thursday morning, DEA agents raided the Genesis 1:29 dispensary in Petaluma, CA. Agents also raided a medical garden associated with the dispensary. So, for the second times in 10 days, local medical cannabis supporters will be protesting at federal buildings across the nation, including in Madison. 

We are calling on all medical cannabis supporters to join Americans for Safe Access (www.SafeAccessNow.org) and its national coalition in protesting the latest raid. There will be demonstrations at federal buildings in cities all over the country at 12:00 PM on Monday, September 16. 

Your participation is crucial. We must keep the pressure on the federal government in this time of crisis. I know some of you demonstrated last week for this same issue. We need you -- plus many others --again. I urge you to take sick days or vacation time if possible. 

  • What: Protest of DEA raids against California medical marijuana providers 

  • When: Noon - 1 p.m. Monday September 16, 2002 

  • Where: Federal building at 120 N. Henry Street in Madison, downtown, across from the Civic Center just off State Street. 

Join us in demanding an end to these continuing attacks on sick and dying Americans and to call on all members of Wisconsin's House delegation to join U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin in cosponsoring HR 2592, the States' Rights to Medical Marijuana Act, and for U.S. Senators Feingold and Kohl to denounce these attacks.

We are also calling on Congress to support a proposal by U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, (D-NY), to amend the Justice Department's funding bill to bar the DEA from conducting raids against medical marijuana facilities operating under state laws' protection. 

A February 2002 Chamberlain Research poll found over 80% of Wisconsinites support legalizing access to medical marijuana. It is likely a medical marijuana bill will again be introduced when the state legislature reconvenes in January, so it is important Wisconsinites act now to protest federal moves in other states. 

What you do today protects your freedom tomorrow!

Please join us at the Federal Courthouse at 120 N. Henry St. in Madison from Noon to 1:00 p.m. on Monday September 16. 

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