Rallies will be on the saturday prior to the day of his sentencing in Seattle, US, expected in October.
By (1) refusing to free Marc Emery and (2) refusing to Re-Legalize the Self-Cultivation of Marijuana, President Obama is well on his way to becoming the most hypocritical President in US history If he refuses to do these two things immediately the American People should understand that they have been betrayed. The time for the American People to demand these actions, from President Obama, is right now.
You can read the original version of this by going to "www.newagecitizen.com" and then clicking on "MERP Headquarters." Once on the MERP page just scroll down to the article "Obama: Free Marc Emery, Legalize Marijuana Or Else"
In the weeks between the election and the inauguration President Obama created the change.gov website in order to gather policy recommendation from the American People. To Obama's surprise the most recommended "change," from the American People was to Re-Legalize Marijuana for both medical and personal use.
Unfortunately some weeks later Obama made it clear that he didn't care about the opinion of the America people by flatly stating: "I am not going to Legalize Marijuana." This betrayal was further punctuated by a Zogby poll which found, for the first time, that a majority of Americans (52%) now supported the Re-Legalization of Marijuana for both Medicinal and Personal use.
In September of 2009 Obama will have another chance to change course and fulfill the will of the American People. He can show that he is changing course by stopping the extradition of Canadian citizen Marc Emery. Marc, editor of Cannabis Culture, was convicted of selling Marijuana seeds to American citizens during the Bush administration. Of course the real reason that he is being extradited is because he had become one of the most influential global spokespersons for the Legalization of Marijuana. Simply put Marc has been prosecuted in order to set an example for others that persist in demanding an end to Marijuana Prohibition. Like John Sinclair, and many other truth tellers, Marc has been targeted as another political prisoner in this senseless War on Marijuana Consumers.
So if Obama wants to redeem himself, before the growing majority of Americans, supporting Marijuana Re-Legalization, he must do the right thing and grant Marc Emery clemency immediately Next he must convene a special session of Congress in order to completely Re-Legalize the untaxed, unregulated "self-cultivation" of Marijuana by all American Citizens over the age of 18.
Just like the TARP bailout (October 3rd, 2008) he must do this in order to protect our National Security against the invasion of this country by Mexican Drug Cartels that have infiltrated over 230 major American cities. By doing these two things the Drug Cartels will be destroyed within weeks without the expenditure of any further blood or treasure, on the part of the American People. And Marc will be free to go back to his wife Jodie, instead of wasting 5 to 10 years in a federal prison at the expense of American taxpayers. You see each year the Mexican Drug Cartels grow ever more dangerous because Marijuana Prohibition constitutes nearly 70 percent of their annual drug profits: about 27 Billion dollars each year. So by simply allowing adult Americans to "grow their own" Marijuana the Mexican Drug Cartels will cease to exist and we can focus on other more serious socio-economic issues.
This specific model for Re-Legalizing Marijuana is known as the MERP model and is explained in detail at the following sub web of the "New Age Citizen" website:
The Marijuana Re-Legalization Policy Project (MRPP)= "MERP"
In a nutshell the MERP model would allow any adult over 18 to grow all the Marijuana they would like without ANY taxation, regulation or other government interference (e.g., there would be no control over THC levels etc.). It is very important to understand that MERP absolutely does not preclude the issuance of commercial licensing or commercial taxation and regulation. But self cultivation is protected as an inalienable sacred right.
The MERP Model is finding growing international support because it is the only model that can achieve the following objectives:
* Destroy the Drug Cartels
* Provide Free Medicine to the Sick and Poor
* Stop giving the police an excuse to kick in your door looking for Marijuana gardens
* Provides a counterbalance to the liberties lost in the wake of 911