Write your Texas Legislators! Support TX HB 594, Rep. Elliott Naishtat's affirmative defense bill for medical marijuana patients. It will NOT protect them from arrest or provide a legal way for them to obtain their medicine. However, law enforcement usually does not arrest people they know to be legitimate medical patients.

Animal and human mother's milk are packed full of cannabinoids. Breast milk is the largest natural source of cannabinoids in the world except for the cannabis plant (marijuana/marihuana). The true facts are cannabis plants and our bodies have inborn occurring endocannabinoids or signaling molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors within our brains. Endocannabinoids are essential to nurturing new life. Some scientists speculate that cannabinoids play a protective role in the brain, slowing the rate of disease.

Patients testify to Cannabis' help in treating post traumatic stress, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, gastrointestinal (GI) tract disorders, Alzheimer's, Cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS and more! They swear it is an effective safer replacement for very dangerous pharmaceuticals.

TX HB 594 provides a small amount of comfort to doctors, and patients plus saves taxpayers money. If 5% of 66,117 marijuana arrests in Texas in 2006*, costing Texas taxpayers $655 million, were medical patients, taxpayers wasted $32,750,000 chasing sick people who presented no threat to anyone. And $655 millon arresting people who are doing less harm to their own bodies than those who use alcohol, tobacco or pharmaceuticals!

Support TX HB 184 to remove the possibility of jail time for someone in possession of an ounce or less of marijuana. It is morally bankrupt to punish nonviolent adults for making a safer health choice, cannabis or marijuana, compared to other medicinal/social drugs.

The tobacco, alcohol and prescription drug gangs cause more death annually than all illicit drugs! We have better use for our taxes than to spend them having probationers pee in a cup, imprisoning them if they fail. Prisons propagate crime, violence and sexual deviance. Putting nonviolent offenders in this breeding ground is madness.

I am afraid! Violent predators roam free, rape kits go unprocessed, missing children aren't found, schools go under funded, roads need repair while our precious resources are depleted chasing nonviolent drug users.

Less than 1% of US are actually addicted to anything illegal. Treatment is seven times cheaper than prison. Show fiscal responsibility, demand ethical policy!

Restore Justice, the guardian of liberty! Incarcerate more of those morally bankrupt, selling drugs to children or driving intoxicated.

Save lives instead of ruining them. Get tough on violent crime! Murderers and other violent predators roam free, while we police nonviolent adult social, medicinal and religious cannabis use. Limited resources can be better-spent catching pedophiles, rapists and killers. More time could go toward stopping DUI and those selling drugs to minors.

Adult legal social use could cause less alcohol consumption. That would be a good thing for public safety as studies have show alcohol increases violent, aggressive behavior marijuana does not. Maybe it would mean less people driving under the influence of alcohol.

HB 594 and HB 184 are baby steps toward fiscally responsible, ethical policy but they may be the best hope we have for any protection from this legislative session. Encourage your Texas Senators to create similar legislation. Breaking news: the "Texas Medical Marijuana Act of 2013" has been turned in but has not yet been issued a number. Lon Burnam is going to sponsor the bill which would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes and relates to licensing of marijuana related agencies.

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*According to Marijuana in Texas: Arrests, Usage and Related Data

by Jon Gettman, Ph.D., October 19, 2009

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