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Lobby Now for Medical Marijuana

Popular opinion and the legislatures of 35 states are on the side of medi- cinal availability for cannabis. Now is the time to up the pressure on the federal government to stop blocking the progress of medicine. You can help make marijuana medically available by doing the following:

1) Write to Secretary Donna Shalala. Ask her to support the reclassifi- cation of cannabis as a schedule II prescription drug and to instruct the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to provide legal marijuana to researchers for scientific studies of its medical uses, starting with Dr. Donald Abrams' FDA-approved study on AIDS Wasting Syndrome.

2) Ask your representative to write to Dr. Shalala with the same requests, and to sponsor legislation for making marijuana available for medical use and research.

Want to do more? NORML and the Cannabis Action Network have projects for ambitious medical marijuana activists.
Call (202) 483-5500 (NORML) or (510) 486-8083 (CAN).

How to Reach Your Congressman/Senators:

        The Honorable {your congressman}        The Honorable {your senator} 

        House of Representatives                United States Senate 

        Washington, D.C. 20515                  Washington, D.C. 20510

You can call them directly (or find out who they are) through the Congressional Switchboard, (202) 224-3121.

Don't miss National Medical Marijuana Day, this Tuesday 11/15, rallies at over 60 locations nationwide! Call the Cannabis Action Network for times and locations.

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