Sunday, April 25, 2010


Hi Everyone,

This is a call to action plus!

1. San Bernardino Rally for Safe & Local Access - Tuesday, April 27
2. May MAPP meetings

There are two ways elected officials get things done in America - rich people and even richer corporations give them lots of money to do it or enough ordinary folks make enough of a stink that local elected officials take action. Well we sure don't have the money but we have the people - that is if YOU will make the time to come out and make yourself heard.

I don't need to go into detail about the reasons and rational for the rally and speak out this Tuesday at the San Bernardino Board of Supervisors meeting - if you read my emails you have read all the reasons before. The only way patients will finally get safe, reliable and local access is when our elected officials create the rules and regulations that will protect those who provide us with our medicine.

When we get a significant number of people out to a meeting, elected officials take notice. The bottom line for any elected official is getting re-elected and fat cats and corporations shower money on elected officials so they can buy votes. We may not be able to do that - yet - but we do vote and we also get our family members, friends, co-workers and others out to vote as well and I can assure you, they take notice of that.

That's why patients need you to come on down to downtown San Bernardino this Tuesday at 10 AM and join us for what is going to be a truly exciting rally. We are going to meet at 10 a.m. at the San Bernardino County Administration Building where the Board of Supervisors holds their weekly sessions. At 10:15 a.m. we will walk two blocks over to the SB District Attorney's office where we will deliver an official Public Records Request letter requesting information relating to the amount of taxpayer money the DA's office has spent prosecuting medical marijuana patients and providers.

We will then walk back to the County Administration Building where will rally with speakers, chants and sign waving until it is time to go into the SB Board meeting for the Public Comment section. You don't have to make a 3 minute presentation to the Board, but I encourage you to do so - the Board needs to hear from YOU! The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives you the right to free speech and to assemble peacefully and seek redress of grievances before your elected officials - this is your right as an American citizen and your chance to experience the incredible high you feel when you use it. Exercising your freedoms is like exercising your muscles - if you don't use it, you will lose it.

Mark your calendar and join your friends and compatriots on Tuesday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at the San Bernardino County Administration Building at 385 N. Arrowhead in downtown San Bernardino 92415.

We would appreciate it if you could send us an email ( and let us know if you are planning on coming.

MAY MAPP MEETINGS- Circle the dates on your calendar

Saturday, May 1 at 3 p.m. - Palm Springs/Coachella Valley.
Program to be announced.
Crystal Fantasy Enlightenment Center, 266 N. Palm Canyon in downtown Palm Springs 92262 - across the street from the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Wednesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. - Riverside/Inland Empire.
Featured speaker Christopher Fichtner, M.D., American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certified, Fellow of the American College of Physicians Executives and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Southern Illinois University.
Meeting at THCF Medical Clinic, 647 Main St., Riverside 92501.

Wednesday, May 19 at 6:30 p..m.- High Desert.
Program to be announced.
Castle Inn, 1388 N. Golden Slipper Lane, Landers 92285.

Lanny Swerdlow
Director, Marijuana Anti Prohibition Project

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