BREAKING NEWS: MARIJUANA STATE’S RIGHTS CONSTITUTIONAL SMOKING GUN – HOW TO LEGALIZE IT FEDERALLY

flav By The Art of MaryJane magazine staff,

We have been on the forefront of breaking marijuana news and here is the smoking gun which creates without a doubt if there is a constitutional clause that proves once two/thirds or 34 states of the United States enacts laws for medical marijuana that an actual amendment has to be applied to the constitution on a federal level. We present to you the Constitutional Convention process and how it will force the government to respect the people’s rights to use marijuana, including state’s rights which represent the people. This is truly history in the making. A Constitutional Convention has never happened since the inception of the Constitution, but was created by our founding fathers to one day restore the freedoms we hold dear from an out of control government.
Our main goal has always been to show the beacon of light through the constitution and how it can be applied to our plight for health independence. If it wasn’t for Mark Levin and his best-selling New York Times book “The Liberty Amendments” we would not have this shining light today. We can for the first time apply this to the constitution for the people, by the people. Now that 23 states and Washington D.C. have legalized medical marijuana all we need is action through having all states legislatures file a constitutional convention application. This can for the first time be applied to all states through Article V of the United States constitution, which reads as set forth.
“The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.” The founders knew that one day the federal government would over reach its boundaries of power over the people. That’s why they added article V to the constitution in-order to one day reign in on the out of control abuses due to big government and its courts. This is the smoking gun that states with medical marijuana can immediately sign onto which is called the Constitutional convention application process per their state through local activists organizations.
Congress will not have the authority to stop the process once initiated. Our founding fathers made sure that one day when the time was right we the people could take back our freedoms that we love so much and can never take for granted. Article V can be applied right now to all medical marijuana states. The first state to start this application process will have congress shaking in their boots. We can finally through redress of grievances apply this method immediately through real tangible action.
If it wasn’t for Mark Levin and his best-selling book “The Liberty Amendments” which called for a Convention of States we may have never known about how to apply this process to one of the greatest civil rights movements of our century. The Marijuana federal prohibition can finally end when an individual’s right to medical marijuana including recreational use from a states rights perspective can start creating protections for the people by the people on a federal level today. This strategy can be applied to all areas where the American people feel that certain freedoms need to be restored for a new renaissance society. We currently have twenty three states with legal medical marijuana and two for recreational use. Once thirty four states create laws through the Constitutional Convention process for medical marijuana or recreational, then the federal government and congress by law have to create a new amendment for the constitution to protect our civil liberties.
Marijuana prohibition is just like the Al Capone days. It is unfortunately worse than the devastation of alcohol prohibition. Millions have been put in prison for years because they enjoyed smoking small amounts of marijuana which is by far safer than alcohol. Millions have lost their lives battling cancer and other ailments from which marijuana could have saved their lives. We cannot allow this tyranny in disguise anymore. The truth, marijuana is the one plant out of tens of thousands of rare healing plants that we can all use to heal ourselves.

By The Art of MaryJane magazine which writes topics about medical marijuana use, recreational use, activism, celebrity interviews, constitutional freedoms, civil rights, healing plants and herbs, politics.

This is the source website from our inspired article conventionofstates.com , they articulate what Article V says, there are two methods to propose amendments to the Constitution.

1. Congress can propose amendments to the Constitution at any time if 2/3 of both houses of Congress agree.

2. A Convention of States can propose amendments if 2/3 of states submit applications for such a convention. These applications must all deal with the same issue (i.e., limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government).

(MORE INFORMATION ABOUT) The Convention of States project below.
www.conventionofstates.com

The Convention of States Project

The biggest political story of the decade won’t be about gun control or immigration or health care. It will be about how the people—acting through the states—stopped the runaway train in Washington, DC.

The Convention of States Project gives Americans a realistic, legal, effective solution to the problems that threaten our nation. For the first time in a long time, Americans can do something about the spending and debt crisis, the crushing regulatory system, and the centralization of power.

Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows the states to call a Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments. These amendments could limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and force Congress to be fiscally responsible. Our mission is to urge and empower state legislators to call such a convention.

The time to call a Convention of States is now. Dissatisfaction with Washington hit an all-time high last year. Americans dubbed the 113th Congress “the worst ever,” and the ACA debacle left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth.

On top of all this, best-selling author Mark Levin called for a Convention of States in his book The Liberty Amendments. Levin’s book was the #1 bestselling book on Amazon.com and a NYT bestseller in every category for which it qualified. Clearly, Americans are excited about the chance to preserve liberty.
What We’ve Done

We’re well on our way to reaching our goals for 2014. We’ve made some great progress, and we’re gaining momentum every day.

States That Have Passed the COS Application through One or Both Houses

Georgia (Senate, House) – Officially passed on March 6, 2014.

Florida (Senate, House) – Officially passed on April 21, 2014.

Alaska (Senate, House) – Officially passed on April 19, 2014.

Arizona (House)

States with Statewide Volunteer Leadership

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

(YOU CAN CONTACT THEM THIS WAY) If you would like to get in touch with one of their volunteer leaders, email their Grassroots Director, Sophie Linde, at sophielinde@selfgovern.com.
Convention of States in the News

Forbes.com: “Mark Levin’s Game Changer: Using The Constitution To Arrest Federal Drift.”

Forbes.com: “The Big Political Story Of 2016 Will Not Be About Who Replaces Obama.”

American Thinker: “Is a Convention of States Politically Possible?”

World Net Daily: “Why We Need a Convention of the States Now.”

Huckabee: “Convention of States to Reign in Government?”

Slate.com: “States, Unite! You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Chains.”

Glenn Beck: The Glenn Beck Program.

American Thinker: “First State Passes Article V Convention of States Resolution.”

Red State: “Georgia Becomes First State to Pass Convention of States Resolution.”

Conservative Byte: “Georgia Passes Convention of States Application.”

WesternFreePress.com. “Glenn Beck, Mark Levin United Around Convention of States.”

WORLD.com: “A Unconventional Proposal to Limit Federal Power.”

Downtrend.com. “Glenn Beck Discusses How The States Can Amend The Constitution To Include Term Limits.”

Minnpost.com. “Is the Constitution Preparing to Come Back from Exile?”

The Augusta Chronicle. “Powering Up the States.”

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Philip Seymour Hoffman – Drugs = Death, Cannabis = Life

The late great Philip Seymour Hoffman became horribly addicted to opiate prescription drugs which later turned into full out heroin addiction. Every day the media reports on marijuana activism. Go into Google and check their news search engine for “marijuana” and you’ll find articles on different states putting legalized or decriminalized cannabis on some ballot. Occasionally we’ll find a piece on how cannabis has actually helped somebody improve his quality of life…or else how it could have worked.

Tommy Chong spoke out about Whitney Houston’s death, and how it may have been prevented if she stuck with weed over harder drugs and prescriptions. We’ve long admired Chong for his activism and talent, and we have to say he hit the nail on the head with his observations. We don’t really know what goes into pills and fabricated drugs, but we do know what it can do to the human body as opposed to something natural like cannabis. We can argue about Whitney’s drug use for years, but at the end of the day she still won’t be here. Tommy, who stuck with weed, is.

In Colorado, a teen suffering from a rare muscle disorder has found relief through medical marijuana. According to the article, the combined use of marijuana and cannabis-infused foods have helped his condition greatly, but his school is giving him a hard time with his medication. As a result, he’s had to leave. So while the boy’s health has improved, he feels the stigma of being an outcast. Recently hundreds of families with children that have incurable epileptic seizures have flocked to Colorado with miraculous proven results bringing seizures down from 30,000 episodes a month to a couple seizures a month.

Funny, how some of us don’t think twice about handing our kids pills that do who-knows-what and can cause all sorts of side effects, but a natural remedy is frowned upon. MMJ helped restore this teen’s life, and it is bringing quality of life to hundreds of children in Colorado.

It could save yours one day. Think about that before you go to the voting booth.

Marijuana and the Suicide Rate

We don’t have to show you the poster of death statistics, where fatalities linked solely to marijuana use are far outnumbered by those connected to alcohol, heroin, and cocaine. We could also talk until we’re blue about how certain properties of cannabis have been shown to alleviate pain and other symptoms associated with various diseases. The research is documented, and of course we’ll continue to reiterate in order to get lawmakers to listen to us. Right now, though, we’re interested in this story about how medical marijuana may help reduce the suicide rate.

We’ve been hearing a lot about suicide in the last year or so. Seems every time we pull up the news feed we have to read about how a bullied teen chose death over life, and that is certainly depressing. Given the current state of the economy, the unrest of the people as defined by the many “Occupy” protests around the nation, and it’s no wonder that we don’t hear about more deaths. To know that cannabis use could help some gives us hope – it is truly a natural medical wonder, and one can imagine how a turnaround in attitude can improve the nation as a whole.

We legalize marijuana, we create a new industry and new jobs. People find the help they need for depression with less harmful side effects. Everybody wins! This is why legalization must remain an important issue in the coming election. The help is here, we need to wake up and acknowledge it.

Bobbie Carson writes about stoner culture and marijuana news, and Mary Jane girls.

Talking to Grandma About Marijuana

The title of this blog post sounds odd, doesn’t it? Growing up, we’ve been bombarded by public service ads designed to get parents to talk to their kids about drug addiction, but now there is a non-profit out there called The Silver Tour dedicated to educating seniors about medical marijuana use. As we get older/better we become more susceptible to illness and aches, and proponents of cannabis want our elders to know that there are ways to combat the pains associated with aging that don’t involve expensive pills.

I will admit it’s been difficult to watch my parents age. Every time I visit their hair appears grayer and they don’t move around as agilely as they once did. I have to speak up at times so they can understand me, and I should expect to make certain concessions to accommodate their age. We knew this going into life that it ends eventually, but all I’d want for my parents is for them to remain as vital and alert as I remember them. If that means suggesting alternative methods of treatment to improve their life, you know I’m going to bring it up at Sunday dinner!

Now, my parents hold the belief that drugs = bad. The word marijuana conjures images of gun-toting drug runners and slack-jawed stoners who can barely lift a finger to change the channel. Yes, we laugh at the stereotypes and goofy pictures on Tumblr, but we know at the end of the day that marijuana offers healing properties that Big Pharma can’t necessarily duplicate. How do we guide our parents and grandparents past the negative stereotypes to educate them on natural healing? From the time we are children, we have been taught that healing comes in an amber tube and a tight white lid – that’s not necessarily true. If groups like The Silver Tour can reach our older generations and let them know they don’t have to live with pain, perhaps that thought will trickle down to the rest of us. If my parents decided to try medical cannabis I would certainly not be ashamed. I’d be proud to know that my parents keep open minds to alternative healing.

Bobbie Carson

 

Marijuana Goes to Ballot in Colorado

Voters in Colorado have the opportunity to make history this coming November. On the ballot: the proposition to legalize marijuana for recreational use. If passed, Colorado adults will be legally able to possess small amounts of cannabis for personal use, thereby allowing law enforcement to concentrate on more serious issues, and crime. The passing of this proposition could also pave the way for other states to follow suit if Colorado is able to demonstrate that legalization to this degree does no harm for communities.

Of course, it must pass first. This is the time for proponents of cannabis in Colorado to speak out for legalization and make your case. Whether you use for pleasure or medicinal reasons, this vote affects you regardless of where you live.