Drug-related deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the U.S., with the rise driven by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.
Government data showed there were more deaths caused by drug use than there were motor vehicle fatalities in 2009. There were at least 37,485 drug-related fatalities that year, according to preliminary data compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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When: Wednesday, Octoner 26, 2011 at 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Where: Celebrity Centre International
5930 Frankin Ave, Hollywood, CA
Master of Ceremonies: Jenna Elfman, Golden Globe Award Winning Actress
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Commend our Federal leaders for taking a strong stand on ridding San Diego of the Pot Shops:
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
André Birotte, Jr, United States Attorney
1200 U.S. Courthouse
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Benjamin B. Wagner, United States Attorney
501 I Street, Suite 10-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Melinda L. Haag, United States Attorney
450 Golden Gate Avenue, Box 36055
San Francisco, CA 94102
Laura E. Duffy, United States Attorney
880 Front Street, Room 6293
San Diego, CA 92101
Last week, four US Attorneys in California held a press conference announcing their coordinated efforts to shut down retail pot dispensaries.
The federal prosecutors say organized crime has hijacked the state’s “medical” marijuana law – making billions in illicit profits, and describe the industry as a “nightmare to law enforcement.”
States that have passed laws to allow for the so-called medical use of marijuana have witnessed the negative effects and are now struggling to pass tighter restrictions and in some cases repeal the law. These recent actions will go a long way to help in this fight.
Please Take Action! and send a prewritten letter to the four US Attorneys leading this effort, as well as a copy to President Obama and Attorney General Holder, commending their plans to shut down these criminal enterprises.
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When: Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Enciniatas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Road
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Kevin Sabet, Senior Policy Advisor to President Obama’s drug czar, Gil Kerlikowski from 2009-2011 reports:
“No country in the world has fully legalized marijuana, though many have experimented with reducing or eliminating criminal penalties for mere possession. In the Netherlands, high-potency marijuana has been reclassified as hard drug, and its sale will be prohibited in “coffee houses.” So what is the solution to getting the doctors out of their dilemma? Stick to the rules. Real medications must be fully studied, then approved by the FDA, then made available to patients by prescription.”
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Who know better what is going on with crime and marijuana than the Police. Read the latest press release from the California Police Chiefs Association.