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National Cannabis Industry Association Lobby Week

MAR 13, 2014 – It's National Cannabis Industry Association Lobby Week here in DC, and entrepreneur job creating marijuana merchants are descending on Capitol Hill and visiting US Representatives and Senators and lobbying for many things such as allowing banks to do business with them instead of always having to deal in cash (and some banks wont take cash smelling like marijuana), and removing marijuana from the Schedule 1 List; because marijuana has been clearly shown to have a myriad of medicinal uses. This is grassroots citizen-lobbying at the grassroots level demanding our government servants respond to the needs and wishes of the public that elected them and pays their salary. It is time the federal government once and for all clarify marijuana and hemp as 100% legal commodities in our market, and allow these job creators a free and fair market to do their work in. JTMP urges you to call your US Representative, and tell them to support Rep. Blumenauer (D-OR) and his letter demanding President Obama remove marijuana from the Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. The DEA acts under the Executive Branch, and President Obama DOES have the power to remove it, regardless of what he may say in public. To find out more check out the National Cannabis Industry Association website.

Charlie Daniels Finally Fears the Federal Government; Took a Black President to Wake Him Up

MAR 31, 2013 – After 8 years of George W. Bush illegally wiretapping, reading our emails and signing the Patriot Act and shredding the Constitution, Charlie Daniels and other conservative musicians hardly said a peep. Now, when President Obama simply wants to expand background checks for all gun purchases after the Newtown tragedy, Daniels is apparently all of a sudden concerned about the power of the federal government. He wrote an editorial on CNSNews.com implying black helicopters coming to take all of our guns away, and the federal government enslaving us or something. First, what took you so long Charlie to realize our federal government is growing in power and has been chipping away at our civil liberties? A black man finally getting elected? Why didn't you say anything when Bush and Cheney were radically altering the federal government and the reach of Executive Power? 

Mr. Daniels wrote, 'Raw power is being handed over to the federal government in unprecedented and dangerous amounts and, once the power becomes strong enough, the true purposes will be exposed as America succumbs to the very dictatorial system it fought against for a century."

Read the whole editorial on CNSNews.com here.  Start or join a discussion over on our Justice Through Music Facebook Page here(photo credit: Paul Roszkowski/CC)

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