Tomorrow is Valentines Day, and it’s also a big day in the fight to end federal cannabis prohibition. Proceedings for a high-profile lawsuit start tomorrow. Below is more information about it via an Eventbrite listing posting by the Cannabis Cultural Association:
This year, important changes are coming to the cannabis legalization movement:
- California launched its full adult use program,
- Massachusetts is set to launch their adult use later this year, and
- Vermont recently passed a home grow bill through its state legislature (a first!).
We have much to be excited about this year, however, 2018 also brings major concerns, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinding many Obama-era cannabis protections. You can read our official statement on Sessions rescinding of the Cole Memo here.
The fight is far from over. This Valentine’s day, February 14th, the CCA, ex-pro football player Marvin Washington and 12yr old medical marijuana patient and activist Alexis Bortell among other plaintiffs have a court date with the Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the DEA. We will be giving our oral statements to defeat the government’s motion to dismiss, and we need your support!
We need to pack the courtroom, and rally outside of it! We need to show the current local, state and Federal administrations that the unconstitutional prohibition of cannabis needs to end. Now more than ever, we need to work together to stand strong as a community, push back these repressive policies and bring the fight to the courtroom!
Date: February 14, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM EST (Rally) 2:30 PM EST (Court Time)
Place: U.S. Courthouse – Southern District of New York
500 Pearl Street
New York, New York 10007
You can see our official letter from the court here.
By spreading the word, we show solidarity, show both the government and Sessions we mean business, and that the Cannabis Community is ready to bring it to this administration. If you are interested in helping organize or volunteer, please contact us, and share our upcoming messages on social media.
Thank you again for your continued support. A major shout out to our legal team for their hundreds of hours of work to make this possible thus far!