Wichita Direct Action

News Release May 28, 2002 From: Hemp Industries of Kansas (316) 681 1743 http://www.HempForUS.com A Coalition of marijuana and drug policy reform organizations are joining forces to launch a national day of direct action again the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) on June 6, 2002. At dozens of the 100 DEA offices nationwide, citizens will serve “cease and desist” orders, demanding that the DEA end its war on medical marijuana. Why June 6? June 6 is the deadline for the US Justice Department to file its legal brief in federal court, explaining why it believes the Oakland Cannabis Buyers’ Cooperative (Oakland CBC) should continue to be forbidden to distribute medical marijuana to patients who can legally use it under California state law. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer is expected to rule against the Oakland CBC soon thereafter unleashing a new wave of DEA raids. (While it is true that DEA agents might raid medical Marijuana clinics before the national day of protest -- just as the DEA has for the past seven months -- June 6 is a logical day to highlight the cruelty of the DEA and the federal policies that prohibit medical marijuana.) It is important to note that Judge Breyer will not be ruling on the eight state laws that allow patients to use, possess, and grow their own marijuana for medical purposes. All eight states will continue to protect patients and their primary caregivers from arrest under state law, regardless of Breyer’s ruling. But the DEA’s raids are still pointless, cruel, and hurtful to sick people who need a safe source of medicine. Please use these website for additional research. All medical research documents are listed at HempForUS.com Americans for Safe Access http://www.SafeAccessNow.org Media Awareness Project http://www.mapinc.org Wichita, Kansas Protest will be at the DEA office. Participants will gather single file on the side walk proceeding south of the 1919 N. Amidon drive way entrance. This is private property, so it is suggested that persons park on the street and walk in so as not to chance the trespass on private property issue. Several thousand people could actually gather and fit on this stretch of lovely land winding south along the Arkansas River on the east side of the road. Participants are requested to bring tinkling bells, triangles, gongs, to play as we express, and offer our energies encouraging change in the present drug laws. Please bring your flag, sign, and bell, and join us as we DEMAND THE DEA STOP TELLING LIES! DATE: THURSDAY - JUNE 6, 2002 TIME: 7:00 TO 7:30 PM ADDRESS: 1919 N. AMIDON, WICHITA, KANSAS