Putting on the Pressure
Attorney General Eric Holder has offered to work with Congress to reschedule or de-schedule marijuana. He should be commended for his willingness to advance the issue of marijuana prohibition. Even though he has been somewhat rebuffed, we should write and encourage him to act in accordance with the 1970 Controlled Substances Act and just do it as he is allowed by his position. In that light I am starting a letter writing campaign to bury Holder in letters that will pressure him to act.
The Attorney General can be emailed at-- AskDOJ@usdoj.gov
A hard copy address is--US Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20530-0001
The following letter is a sample letter that can be used as a template to write Mr. Holder and encourage him to go ahead and act.
I am writing you today to commend you on your offer to work with Congress to de-schedule or at least reschedule marijuana. You join a majority of Americans who favor ending the unjust, unscientific and racist policy of marijuana prohibition that has been a plague on minorities and the poor for the last 77 years.
Please do not shirk from your goal. Even if Congress fails to act you have, in accordance with the 1970 Controlled Substances Act the power to de-schedule or reschedule any drug as you see fit. There is no doubt the current schedule of marijuana, schedule1, has absolutely no bearing on either its danger or medical uses. Marijuana was made schedule1 so its prohibition could never be questioned.
As history records, the first Drug Czar, Harry J. Anslinger said marijuana should be illegal because, “Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men”.
You Sir have the power to end this travesty. You Sir have the power to end 77 years of racial injustice and outright lies used to suppress those who look or think different.
Please use your power and end this injustice. Use your power and finally set things right. Use your power and your place in history to end the injustice that is marijuana prohibition. Use the power in your pen and de-schedule marijuana now!
If we act now and act together maybe we can convince him! Write as often as you can and spread the word!!!!