Federal Government Forces Severely Ill to the Streets

Feds force the seriously ill medical cannabis patients to the street, a BPG documentary: Thousands of severely ill patients in California are being denied access to care, and thrown to the street with no alternative.My name is Mary Elizabeth Davis. I am a retired licensed vocational nurse with severe osteoarthritis and need to have both my knees replaced. All the pharmaceutical medications I have been prescribed have caused side effects including: additional pain, vision problems, nausea and blood clots. My doctor eventually recommended I try medicinal cannabis, and I found Berkeley Patients Group, a not-for-profit medical cannabis collective, that has successfully treated me where pharmaceuticals failed. On May 1st, after operating for over 12 years without incident and full local support, the Federal Government forced Berkeley Patients Group to close its doors by threatening its landlord with propertyforfeiture and decades in prison.Today I am speaking not only for myself, but in the name of millions of patients, here in the United States, who like me, have been denied access to medical cannabis and been thrown to the street with no alternative.President Obama promised at the beginning of his administration to respect state medical marijuana laws. He has broken this promise time and time again -- and the consequences have been devastating.Tell President Obama and the Justice Department: enough is enough. Keep your campaign promise, and stop the attacks on medical cannabis patients! — by MyBPGutube on May 11, 2012 to People & Blogs (411 seconds)

Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — Director, Shira Lane of the feature documentary film ‘Got the facts on Milk?’ that cracked the cow milk stigma and altered the non-dairy alternative milk market, has set grounds as a fearless documentarian going against the stream.

This time Lane continues with a short documentary and campaign on the Medical Marijuana industry and the recent federal attacks on cannabis collectives. Lane highlights a different side to what most people conceive of these facilities.

Bringing to the camera severely ill patients and care givers who rely solely on cannabis for treatment, gives new light to this arena. Illustrating that these not-for-profit facilities, not only care for the severely ill but also serve as an important community center.

Patient Mary Elizabeth Davis, a retired licensed vocational nurse with severe osteoarthritis, must have both her knees replaced. All the pharmaceutical medications prescribed to her have caused side effects including: additional pain, vision problems, nausea and possible blood clots. Her doctor eventually recommended she try medical cannabis, and found Berkeley Patients Group, a not-for-profit medical cannabis collective, that has successfully treated her where pharmaceuticals failed.

The documentary alongside the change.org campaign raises the question; Why is the federal government spending large amounts of unavailable tax money on a non incident issue? More so these not-for-profit collectives seem to be helping the community and increasing local and state tax dollars.

While Governor Brown of California desperately seeks ways to fix the California budget crisis and the Federal Government deprives California of one of its most promising incomes, severely ill patients are sent to the street with no alternative.

President Barak Obama during his 2008 campaign assured “To end federal interference with state medical marijuana laws”. What happened with this campaign promise?

Contacts

Bobby Vanderdrift
Got the Facts on Milk, LLC
310-337-0730

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