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We Do Not Want "Government Dispensaries" Becoming Our New Marijuana Dealer. Got It?

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Why is it that no one (e.g., Anderson Cooper (CNN), Richard Lee (Oaksterdam University), High Times, NORML, MPP or DPA) will talk about the one real solution to destroying the Mexican Drug Cartels and providing cheap medicine to the sick?

The obvious solution is to allow all adults to simply grow as much Marijuana as they want without taxation, regulation or other forms of government interference. The drug cartels would be out of business in a week; the sick would have access to cheap medicine (free to $30 an ounce) and about 27 Billion dollars would stay in the US each year.

That, in essence, is the MERP Model which is supported by Bruce W. Cain, John Sinclair and many others. Note that John Lennon, of the Beatles, came to John Sinclair's aid in 1971 after he was put in jail for 10 years for 2 joints. For more:


Then click on "MERP Headquarters"

The term MERP is basically a one syllable contraction of the aconymn: "The Marijuana Re-Legalization Policy Project, or  (MRPP).  MERP is much easier to pronounce than MRPP, for most of us.

Then read all the articles and watch all the videos concerning MERP. If you don't have the time just read this one article for an overview:

“How to Make Marijuana Free and Legal for All Adults Within A Year”

Under MERP, personal cultivation is treated like a sacred inalienable liberty. The government cannot tax, regulate or interfere with personal cultivation. MERP does not preclude the government from issuing commercial licenses or taxing commercial sales. But it can do nothing about personal cultivation, which will insure modest prices.  And that is exactly what is required if we really want to destroy the Mexican Drug Cartels and insure that medical patients -- many who are unable to work and living in poverty -- have free (Marijuana grown outdoors) or cheap access to their medicine (Marijuana grown indoors).

Some call MERP radical, but it is really no more radical than the way we treat beer and wine: you can produce both at home without taxes, regulation or other forms of government interference.

Richard Lee's upcoming initiative, in California, is more like the current hard liquor model: personal cultivation would still be treated as a serious crime -- just as with the moonshine distillers in the southern states (e.g., Tennessee).

Under Richard Lee's "hard liquor" model you will still be harassed and go to jail for merely cultivating you own Marijuana. Sorry Richey baby, but this is not acceptable.

Before launching your initiative Lee's model needs to be rewriten to meet the criteria of the MERP Model. Otherwise I think it should be rejected.

As a "Ken Kesey Unitarian" (e.g., Read "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test") and unabashed "intellectual hippie" I see through Lee's self-serving agenda and I really don't like what I see. The hippies had it right when they attempted to break away from government "control" by establishing their communes and insisted on having full access to "Mother Nature's" favorite plant.

You need to also consider that as the economy tanks, Marijuana can also be grown for hemp flour, hemp oil: both of which are some of the most nutritious foods on the planet. People will need to grow hundreds of plants for this purpose. Under Richey’s plan this will never happen.

Richey, wipe those "dollar signs" away from you eyes and rewrite your initiative to conform with the MERP Model. Otherwise you will be seen for what you are: a betrayer of the American People.

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I don't recall reading any place to let our go... by sandy valencour on Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 6:38:46 PM
I believe hemp is of the same family but cannot be... by sandy valencour on Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 6:48:26 PM
I have a friend, well, former friend, who has chos... by truthtruffle on Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 7:15:07 PM
There is an excellent article titled The Plant of ... by Ruth on Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 9:34:26 PM
I hope that marijuana is never legalized.  It... by Bryan Emmel on Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 12:10:29 AM
Thanks so much for all of the comments.  Let ... by Bruce Cain on Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 9:29:09 AM
And the taxes should not be a major source of reve... by John Hanks on Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 11:01:50 AM
It is not addictive, like say tobacco's nicoti... by Hillbilly on Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 4:26:42 PM


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