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RALLY FOR RESCHEDULING: DEMAND HHS RESCHEDULE MARIJUANA NOW!

Wed., October 26th, 6am - 7:30am * Meet Up for Bus to Rally in Seattle in Portland. ASA/Oregon won the long distance award from ASA-National for the Rally, so ASA will now pay for bus trip. Special thanks to Voter Power for getting this ball rolling so they can go on OPM. They have made arrangement for buses to drive them to Seattle from Portland and they will all be getting together at the Blue Bamboo Restaurant, located at 2218 N.E. 82nd , Portland.  Your encouraged to visit the restaurant soon and thank them for the support. This info from Jim Grieg, ASA/Oregon organizer -

We have people from both Washington and Oregon going to HHS on Wednesday, so I've included the information and map links to all of the stops Oregon is making and the Seattle staging area too.

We all plan on meeting in Seattle shortly after 11 AM on Wednesday.

Here are my trip plans for the Rescheduling Rally, starting in Eugene.  You can join us anywhere along the route.  See you there.

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I'm first going to the '408 house' in Eugene, meeting with other locals, leaving about 4:00 AM for Portland and meeting with everyone else from Oregon at the Blue Bamboo Restaurant on Wednesday, October 26 about 6 AM.

There are several people going from Eugene and we could use another car/van.  Any other drivers coming from Eugene or points South?

All activists are invited but only OMMA cardholders will be allowed in the rear portion of the restaurant where there will be a medication area set up.  All others need to go to the front portion of the restaurant before 7:00 AM.

Plan on arriving shortly after 6 AM at the Blue Bamboo in Portland.  The address is 2218 82nd. Ave., Portland.  (See the mapquest link below)

We will board about 7 AM and need to be on our way by 7:30 at the latest.

Does anyone have breakfast ideas/solutions?  Please let Trista or me know.  Snacks for the way are also encouraged, someone might get hungry.

We will be making a rest stop along the way, and meeting with other activists in Seattle around 11 AM at Mama Mexican Restaurant, 2234 2nd. Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.  (See that mapquest link below too)

If you arrive late, join us at HHS, address listed below.  (Yes, mapquest link here too)  The Rally starts at Noon!

See you then,

Jim Greig  &  Trista Okel

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Eugene '408 House' (4th & Monroe) to:

 

Blue Bamboo Restaurant

2218 NE 82nd. Ave., Portland 97220

Blue Bamboo: 82nd. by Eugene St.

between Tillamook and Thompson on 82nd. Ave.

 

click here for Map & directions.

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Portland to Mama Mexican Restaurant

2234 2nd. Ave., Seattle 98121-2017

 

Cross Streets: Between Bell & Blanchard

 

Click here for Map & directions.

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Mamas to HHS:

 

Click here for Map & directions.

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Rally Location Address:

 

PHS-Region X - Seattle, WA

AK, ID, OR, WA

Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM

Regional Health Administrator

2201 Sixth Avenue, M/S RX-20

Seattle, Washington 98121

Office: (206) 615-2469

Fax: (206) 615-2481

Email:pocarroll@osophs.dhhs.gov

 

Contacts:

Trista Okel: zenbrush@msn.co

or (503) 569-3002

 

Jim Greig: jimgreigads@yahoo.com

or (562) 774-6034

 

Down load Flier and Poster:

http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=2469

 

 

Web Page for Down load:

http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=2564

 

 

They will arrive in Seattle about 3 hours later to have breakfast with the other state's Activists and prepare for the Rally.  After they have made their point and the Rally is over, they will return to Portland.

Voter Power wants to make sure that the ASA bus is filled up for our journey so they are looking to sponsor five patients to join us on the bus for the journey.

The first five people to respond to this offer can be the guest of Voter Power on an all expense paid round trip to beautiful downtown Seattle (almost sounds like a contest). In order to 'qualify' for their offer you must be a cardholding patient or caregiver and you must not be able to afford the costs for each person to go. If you have the money then please allow someone else who doesn't to take advantage of their offer. Contact: Chris Iverson at: samadhi2012@yahoo.com "

The forest protection group Back2Wall is the owner of the bus and they are letting us use it for almost 1/2 of the previous low bid. They always use bio-diesel and by coincidence the driver that day is also an OMMA Patient.

If you are interested in doing something to get MMJ rescheduled from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3, sign up on their list-serve (http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/asa-or) and make plans for joining them.

I have included a link to the on line Petition, so far with only 677 signatures and letters to Michael Levitte, Secretary Health and Human Services, and less than 20 from Oregon.

http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/asa/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=107

Many of you signed the petition at Hempstalk, but since we got around 1,000 signatures there, and have another 600+ from Eugene, we are missing at least 10,000 patients and many others.

How can 10,000+ Patients disappear?

ASA will keep us all updated with their efforts on a National front, and I encourage all of you to submit information of interest to this site.  We all say we are trying to get as much information out to the patients as possible, so here is another way.

Thanks much and see you all soon.

Jim Greig
or Trista Okel
ASA Organizers


ALERT! From: Americans for Safe Access (ASA) - www.safeaccessnow.org

RALLY FOR RESCHEDULING: DEMAND HHS RESCHEDULE MARIJUANA!

 

 

TIME IS UP: WE NEED OUR MEDICINE NOW!

 

WHAT: RALLY FOR RESCHEDULING MARIJUANA

WHERE: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS), WASHINGTON DC, BOSTON, NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, ATLANTA, CHICAGO, DALLAS, KANSAS CITY, DENVER, SAN FRANCISCO & SEATTLE

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2005 - 12 NOON

WHO: PATIENTS, DOCTORS, ADVOCATES & YOU!

WHY: MARIJUANA WAS WRONGLY PUT IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS HEROIN AS A DANGEROUS DRUG WITH NO MEDICAL VALUE. WE ARE CALLING ON HHS TO LISTEN TO SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND RECOGNIZE MARIJUANA AS MEDICINE!

 

WHAT IS IT?

In 2002, Americans for Safe Access as part of a larger coalition submitted a formal petition demanding marijuana be rescheduled. Last year, ASA activists gathered at the Health and Human Services building in DC to turn up the heat. ASA simultaneously launched a Data Quality Act petition requesting HHS make corrections to published administrative statements regarding the accepted medical value of marijuana. HHS continues to drag its feet. It's time to turn up the heat: Another year is too long for patients to wait!

 

WHY HHS?

To ensure safe and legal access for ALL patients, marijuana must be rescheduled. In order for rescheduling to occur the federal government must acknowledge marijuana's accepted medical value. In 2001 HHS ruled that marijuana had, "No currently accepted medical use in treatment." They did not, however, address the mountain of data that recognizes cannabis as a useful treatment, by itself or as an adjunct to other therapies, for a variety of chronic conditions. Some of these conditions include cancer, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis, glaucoma, and migraines but this is not an exhaustive list.

 

WHY OCTOBER 26th?

On September 26th, HHS is set to issue a response to the DQA petition. Over the past year, they have delayed again and again. October 26th marks a thirty-day countdown until we will take legal action against HHS. We will not wait any longer - it is time to turn up the heat!

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

  1. ORGANIZE A REGIONAL ACTION: We need local organizers in DC and the ten HHS regions to coordinate an action at each of these offices. The goal is to increase the pressure on HHS: Time is up - we cannot wait for our medicine! Click to find your local HHS office. Please contact Rebecca if you're interested in organizing an action: (510) 251-1856 or rebecca@safeaccessnow.org

 

  1. ATTEND A REGIONAL ACTION: Patients, doctors and advocates are invited to join us at each of these actions. To find out who is organizing each regional action, contact Rebecca at (510) 251-1856 or rebecca@safeaccessnow.org

 

  1. SIGN AND CIRCULATE THE PETITION FOR RESCHEDULING: Sign the petition online or download the petition to circulate in your community. Please collect these and send them to the ASA office no later than October 17th:

Americans for Safe Access
1322 Webster Street Ste. 208
Oakland, CA 94612

 

WHO ARE WE?

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is the largest national grassroots coalition working to protect the rights of patients and doctors to legally use marijuana for medical purposes. Our mission is to ensure safe, legal access to marijuana for all who are helped by it. We provide legal training for lawyers and patients, medical information for doctors and patients, media support for court cases, activist training to grassroots organizers, and rapid response to law enforcement encounters. We work with local, state and national legislators to raise awareness of issues concerning medical marijuana patients. Our successful media and legal campaigns have resulted in important court precedents, new sentencing standards, and more compassionate community guidelines.

 

For more Information visit: http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=2469

To keep updated send a blank email to: asa-or-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

Contact:

Rebecca Saltzman
Field Coordinator
Americans for Safe Access
p (510) 251-1856
f (510) 251-2036
safeaccessnow.org

Oregon Contacts:
Jim Greig: jimgreigads@yahoo.com
Trista Okel: zenbrush@msn.com

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Friday, October 14, 2005 at 07:52 AM:
Jim G from ASA-Oregon wrote:
" Friends,

We won the long distance award from ASA for the Rally, so they will now pay for bus trip.

Special thanks to Voter Power for getting this ball rolling so we can go on OPM. Any Patient or caregiver can go, just please provide them with a supply of 'goodies' to share. Some of us are 'hurtin for certain' and others are not. The ride just wouldn't be the same without it.

There it is, the next 24 people to email me get a seat on the bus.

Solidarity,

Jim G "

Wednesday, October 12 at 08:00 AM:
Chris from Voter Power wrote:
" Friends,

It looks like we will have a great trip up to Seattle in a really cool biodiesel bus, yay! Who else from our community is going on this important and fun filled trip? I can only imagine all the good times we will have together on our trip. Hmm...lets see; what do you get when you cross 20- 30 patients with a cool biodiesel bus on a road trip to Seattle for a cannabis rally. I don't know the answer ;)_ but it sure sounds FUN!!!

Voter Power wants to make sure that the ASA bus is filled up for our journey so we are looking to sponsor five patients to join us on the bus for the journey.

The first five people to respond to this offer can be the guest of Voter Power on an all expense paid round trip to beautiful downtown Seattle (almost sounds like a contest). In order to 'qualify' for our offer you must be a cardholding patient or caregiver and you must not be able to afford the $20 that it costs for each person to go. If you have the money then please allow someone else who doesn't to take advantage of our offer.

Please respond to this post and also to DPFOR so we can see who is on the bus.

Please also forward this email out to other parties who may be interested but aren't on the DPFOR list.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you on the ASA biodiesel bus journey to Seattle.

Blessings,

Chris Iverson
samadhi2012@yahoo.com "

Wednesday, October 12 at 08:00 AM:
Jim G from ASA/Oregon wrote:
" Chris, John & Friends,

We now have a school bus to take us to Seattle two weeks from tomorrow for the Rally. The forest protection group Back2Wall is the owner of the bus and they are lettting us use it for almost 1/2 of the previous low bid. They always use bio-diesel and by coinsedence the driver that day is also an OMMA Patient.

I also want to thank you for getting the word out on your email list. By the end of the week all 35 seats should be reserved and ready to go.

Jim G "

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