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.”

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.

Interview With Shelby Chong

This interview appeared originally in the June issue of The Art of Mary Jane Magazine.

How important is it to go green, how should we contribute to the movement?

I think it is very important that we go green. Look what happened in Japan. We have to change our whole way of thinking and the first thing people can do is stop using plastic. The ocean is being destroyed because of plastic and that’s an easy one to give up. Take a bicycle or just walk. Let’s just change! We have to change because other than that there won’t be an Earth for us to live on, because it is getting destroyed. It’s very sad for the next generation.

What is the most charming thing about Tommy?

His sense of humor, and that he’s crazy. He loves to get high and he’s a genius.

How do you inspire each other?

He helps me write my shows, so when we are on stage we sort of inspire each other to be funnier – to just let go. We study tango together and we dance and just feel the music. He is very spiritual and reminds me of that side of living, where I am a little more materialistic and he is the true hippie in the family.

When did you start pursuing comedy?

It’s been twelve years now that I have been doing standup comedy. I started because Tommy and Cheech split up and Tommy started going on the road by himself. He was lonely and so he said, Shelby come with me. I was an actress then, and I said I will but I just don’t want to hang out in the hotel, so then Tommy said you can start by doing my intro. It grew and grew, then I got to open the show for Cheech and Chong – so that’s really helped my career.

What would you say would be the best approach to the marijuana legalization movement?

Get out and vote! If everybody that smokes pot would vote it would be legalized. How many millions of people smoke pot now? A lot of people don’t admit it, but everybody smokes pot.

The more they research marijuana, the more cures they find. What approach would we need to integrate marijuana as medicine in hospitals?

We would have to get rid of all the pharmaceutical companies because they control it now, because they make a lot of money and they’re not going to make a lot of money off of pot. The whole way of thinking would have to change, or some very rich people would need to get behind pot, and lobby it and give the government money so it gets legal. That is another way, to get some very rich stoners involved.

Why is our thinking so backwards when it comes to healing plants as medicines being used as the main form of treatment?

It all comes down to money. People don’t make money off of plants and that’s what all of America is – it’s all about making money, and that’s what Tommy’s argument is, basically that if we can package it we can tax it.

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Tommy Chong

Here is an excerpt of The Art of Mary Jane’s interview with the legendary Tommy Chong. For interviews with other movers and shakers in cannabis culture, be sure to subscribe to our magazine.

The Art of Mary Jane: What was the most defining moment in your life, Tommy?

Tommy Chong: It was when I went to jail in 2003 for selling bongs. Before I went to jail I was just a comedian that did a lot of bits on pot, but after I got out I became a pot activist and I am definitely trying to get it legal now.

MJ: When did you really start pushing to legalize marijuana?

TC: The big push was during jail (Tommy Chong was arrested in 2003 and served nine months for the sale of bongs online). I just thought it was legal, I just thought it was one of those “don’t ask, don’t tell” laws, you know, because our past five presidents have known that pot should be legal. They keep it illegal for political purposes, and they just can’t bring themselves to get rid of that one law. After I got arrested for the bongs and I saw that they were serious, it was time for me to get serious, so I have been pushing for legalization ever since.

MJ: What do you think would be the best plan of action for freeing the weed?

TC: The easiest, quickest, and I think the best way is for Obama to write an executive order to reschedule pot from schedule one to schedule two. He doesn’t need Congress or anybody involved. All he has to do is write an executive order saying that studies have shown marijuana does have medical uses and therefore it should be taken from a schedule one to a schedule two available by prescription only.

MJ: It seems as though the peace movement is coming back – why do you think this is so important?

TC: The peace movement has never gone away. Man has been trying to find peace ever since he could think about war. What happens is that movements disappear from the public eye, and what you’re seeing is that the media is now focusing back on peace again and the media really creates it..the movements that you see in Egypt and the Middle East, they are spontaneous and they are just from everyday people that have access to phones and computers. Once people realize that they have been fed a lot of hogwash by these few people that control all the wealth, then they rebel.

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