Fwd: MPP Insider Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 7
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Subject: MPP Insider Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 7
Rob Kampia talks marijuana reform on Fox's Freedom Watch
Marijuana Policy Project executive director Rob Kampia recently joined
television host Judge Andrew Napolitano, John Stossel, and conservative
pundit S.E. Cupp to discuss marijuana reform in the United States. The
panelists leaned strongly in favor of taxing and regulating marijuana,
a view not shared by Cupp who scrambled to make an argument against the
idea by any means necessary. Watch a clip...
Pro-decriminalization candidate wins Vermont gubernatorial primary
In a very tight race that will undoubtedly go through at least one
recount, Peter Shumlin, a pro-decriminalization candidate running for
governor in Vermont, has won his primary there. This is great news for
Vermont and serves as a lesson to other politicians: supporting
sensible marijuana policies is not only safe, it may be politically
beneficial! Read more...
Update: Officer who shot unarmed Las Vegas man is cleared
In the latest update of a case we first brought to you several issues
ago, the officer responsible for the shooting death of 21-year-old
Trevon Cole has been cleared of wrongdoing. The officer involved in the
shooting has drawn and fired on suspects twice in the past, both times
with questionable circumstances surrounding the shooting. Were it not
for our prohibitionist policies, Trevon Cole would still be alive
today. Read more...
Vikings player sidelined because he can't use medicine that works
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin was taken off the practice
field in an ambulance late last month after suffering a debilitating
migraine attack. Harvin, who has suffered from migraines since he was
10, had previously treated them with marijuana. Following his draft
into the NFL, however, Harvin has had to stop using marijuana to
relieve his migraines and clearly seems to be suffering for it. With
81% support for medical marijuana nationwide, it seems hypocritical to
ask professional atheletes to abstain from medicine that may work for
them. Read more...
Have you joined the Facebook Cause?
Did you know that MPP has a Facebook Cause? We do! Our Cause is "End
Marijuana Prohibition" and you can join us right away. With nearly
50,000 members, the cause to End Marijuana Prohibition is growing daily
and is a great way to get involved with helping to bring sensible
marijuana policies to the United States. Join us today!
The MPP Insider - Video Edition
Peter McWilliams, stricken with both cancer and AIDS, died because the
federal government prevented him from using the one thing that
controlled his nausea.
Hear his story...
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