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ASA Alert: DEA Targets Innocent Victims In Its War On Patients!

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
In what seems to be a last ditch effort, the federal government has begun to target landlords in its attempt to cut off safe access for medical cannabis patients. Last week, the DEA sent out more than 100 letters to Los Angeles property owners, threatening to seize their assets because they rent to medical cannabis dispensing collectives. This is an incredulous attempt by DEA to shut down dispensaries and further threaten patients and providers.

Now is the time to act! We must protect patients, providers, and now ordinary citizens who are all falling victim to the DEA's attack on safe access! This recent targeting of landlords shows that it is now more important than ever for Congress to pass the Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment .

You can help! In order to protect patients, providers, and property owners from the DEA, we must make sure Congress passes the Hinchey-Rohrabacher amendment. As the Los Angeles Times' editorial published today described it, this amendment to the Commerce-Justice-State appropriations bill, "would kill funding for federal efforts to preempt state medical marijuana initiatives" and would "halt the DEA's efforts to thwart the will of voters and legislatures in 12 states." The Hinchey-Rohrabacher amendment would have prevented DEA from harassing and threatening the Los Angeles landlords, because there would have been no federal funding for these efforts.

The amendment is coming up for a vote next week, so we must take action today . Visit ASA's online action center and send an e-mail to your representative today!

Most importantly , we need you to call your Member of Congress and urge them to support the amendment right now . Call your Congressional Representative and tell them that, if adopted, this amendment will do two things:

(a) Conserve taxpayers' money by blocking funding for DEA raids in legal medical cannabis states against state certified medical cannabis patients and providers.

(b) Protect legal medical cannabis patients from having their homes and workspaces unnecessarily raided by the DEA.

Be sure to ask your representative how s/he plans to vote and to also follow up after the vote. For phone numbers of your representative, visit United States House of Representatives, 110th Congress, 1st Session or call the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Give the operator your zip code and ask to be connected to your U.S. Representative. Before you get off the phone with your representative's office, ask for their local district number, so you can contact that office as well.

Contact ASA and let us know how it went!

After you make that important phone call, contact a friend or family member in another state, and encourage them to take action too! Every call, every e-mail makes a difference.

Thank you for your support,

Sonnet Seeborg Gabbard
Field Coordinator
Americans for Safe Access

Americans for Safe Access is the nation's largest organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.

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Re: ASA Alert: DEA Targets Innocent Victims in Its War on Patients!

Congressman Miller just received my email requesting that he vote YES on the Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment .

We can hope it's this time.:3::peace:

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