Rally to End Marijuana Prohibition Held at Georgia Capitol

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Rally to End Marijuana Prohibition Held at Georgia
Capitol


By Gloria Tatum, Senior Staff
Writer, The Atlanta Progressive News (November 14, 2011)

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(APN) ATLANTA —
About one hundred opponents of marijuana prohibition rallied
at the State Capitol on Saturday, November 12, 2011, to help
educate the public and to dispel old, worn out myths and
misinformation about marijuana.

Organizations
represented at the rally included Georgia For Cannabis,
Coalition for Abolition of Marijuana Prohibition (CAMP),
Cannabis Reformers, National Organization for the Reform of
Marijuana Laws (NORML) Georgia Chapter, and Group-Civil
Disobedience. The rally is the second annual November rally
at the Capitol organized by Jonathon Weaver; the first took
place in 2010.

Activists circulated a petition to
ask US Representatives and Senators from Georgia to support
HB 2306, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of
2011. Currently, the bill, introduced by US Rep. Barney
Frank (D-MA), has sixteen co-sponsors, none from
Georgia.

When running for reelection in 2010, US
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) said he would support legalizing
marijuana in an interview with Atlanta Progressive News. In
a September 23, 2011, email, APN asked Johnson’s office
whether the Congressman would join as a co-sponsor;
spokesman Andy Phelan said he would find out, but a response
has not yet been received.

Activists said the war on
marijuana is a failure and the government wastes billions of
dollars fighting drug cartels who thrive on marijuana
prohibition each

Article source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1111/S00451/rally-to-end-marijuana-prohibition-held-at-georgia-capitol.htm

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