okay guys, this is coming from Harry Brown himself....
"Join us in gathering on December 1st at the State House in Augusta to issue orders of instruction to our representatives regarding LD 1811 and our medical marijuana."
From Cynthia Rosen,
We will be gathering in Augusta at our State House on December 1st, at 10 am. I am hoping that there will be an enormous amount of people handing these signed Orders off to their 2 representatives and that those who cannot make it to Augusta, hand their Orders off to someone who can or last option, mailing it directly to their 2 representatives. Again, in order to have the desired effect this needs to be large.
I am sending this to you to communicate a few things. First, that there is movement afoot and a specific Action Item that must be taken up en mass to have the effect needed and am asking for you to use your outreach to spread the Action Item. The attached "Order of Instruction" stands on our Maine Constitution in Article 1, Section 15: Right to petition.
“The people have a right at all times in an orderly and peaceable manner to assemble to consult upon the common good, <span>to give instructions to their representatives</span>, and to request, of either department of the government by petition or remonstrance, redress of their wrongs and grievances”
Order of Instruction as stated in the Maine Constitution Article 1, Sect. 15
On November 3rd 2009, 59% of Maine voters passed the citizens initiated new Medical Marijuana Act. Governor Baldacci nullified the citizens initiative through initiating a bill to amend the people‘s law. LD 1811, the governor’s initiated bill was passed by the legislature in 2010.
LD 1811 amended the people’s law to include mandatory registration, a fee of $100 a year for the registration which also requires patients to sign a release giving the DHHS full access to their private medical files and subjects patients to unwarranted searches and seizures.
The Affirmative Defense lives inside of the Doctors recommendation. Since 1998 when the citizens passed Maine’s first Medical Marijuana Act a doctor’s recommendation was the legal defense for patients who use medical marijuana.
January 1st , 2011 if a patient is not registered with the state they will be subject to prosecution, treated like criminals, with part of the punishment of not being registered a revoking of the right of that patient to use what his doctor has recommended.
~ Whereas the citizens initiated Medical Marijuana Act was passed by the people,
~ And whereas the people’s law was usurped by LD 1811
~ And whereas the Maine Constitution guarantees the right of the people to instruct their representatives as is stated in Article 1 Declaration of Rights, Section 15. Right of petition
“The people have a right at all times in an orderly and peaceable manner to assemble to consult upon the common good, to give instructions to their representatives, and to request, of either department of the government by petition or remonstrance, redress of their wrongs and grievances”
I hereby instruct you, my representative:
~to immediately initiate and fully support a moratorium on the implementing and enforcement of LD 1811 and
~to initiate and support the repeal of LD 1811 in accordance of the people’s right to citizens initiative.
sign, send, or deliver em yourself