Friday, April 3, 2009

MPP...Please, Get Us a Better Lobbyist

OK, maybe I am being to harsh, I want every STONER that happens to stumble into this blog, would be appreciative if every patient on Medical Marijuana would watch the video below from Arron Houston, the paid LOBBYIST for MPP, and tell me if you think this guy is the right man for the job. No being political correct, I am wanting some Steven Cobert truthiness here.

Here is Part of The Problem

This is one of those WTF were you thinking moments. I don't want to put anyone down, but what is MPP doing sending this dweeb Mark Foley wannabe up to The Hill to speak on behalf of Legalization?

Rob Kampia, do us a want us to support your work on Capital Hill, get us a better LOBBYIST! This guy has DORK written all over, and from this old hippies perspective is doing MORE HARM than good in the fight to Legalize Medical Marijuana. Look at his office in the video...that is not the office of someone that gets, or has gotten high...if he has not gotten high, how can he really speak for us on Capital Hill?

Yesterday, MPP's Aaron Houston testified before Congress, urging lawmakers to rein in the DEA. You can read his testimony (posted on the House Appropriations Committee's Web site) here, or watch him discuss it below.

Each year, Congress passes a spending bill that funds the Justice Department, including the DEA. At yesterday's hearing about next year's budget, MPP asked Congress to tell the DEA to:

  • Stop interfering with state and local law enforcement in California and other medical marijuana states;
  • Immediately stop the practice of sending letters to landlords of state-legal medical marijuana dispensaries, threatening to seize their assets; and
  • Stop blocking medical marijuana research and approve the application for a medical marijuana research facility at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

MPP was the only reform organization to provide expert testimony at the hearing yesterday. In fact, MPP is the only marijuana policy reform organization with a full-time lobbyist on Capitol Hill. Would you please support this important work by making a contribution today? We appreciate anything you can give.

Thank you,

Rob Kampia
Executive Director
Marijuana Policy Project
Washington, D.C.

P.S. As I've mentioned in previous alerts, a major philanthropist has committed to match the first $2.35 million that MPP can raise from the rest of the planet in 2009. This means that your donation today will be doubled.

P.P.S. You can opt out of receiving fundraising mentions in the e-mail alerts I send you in 2009 by visiting at your convenience.

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