Thursday, October 14, 2010




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Sheriff Baca, District Attorney Steve Cooley, stand with Former Heads

of the Drug Enforcement Administration to make a major announcement regarding

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s position on Proposition 19


Who:                Sheriff Lee Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; District Attorney Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County; Robert Bonner, Former Head of Drug Enforcement Administration, 1990-1993, Former Commissioner of the United States Customs and Border Protection, 2001-2005, Former United States Attorney of the Central District,1984-1989; Peter Bensinger, Former Head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, 1996-2001. 


What:               Sheriff Baca, D.A. Steve Cooley, former heads of the Drug Enforcement Administration will hold a press conference to make a major announcement on the United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s position on proposition 19.  A letter from U.S. Attorney General Holder to the former head of DEA will be provided and discussed at the press conference.


When:             Friday, October 15, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.


Where:         Sherman Block Sheriff’s Headquarters Building

                     4700 Ramona Boulevard

                     Monterey Park, California  91754


For further information, contact Steve Whitmore at (323) 573-2387.



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1 comment:

Leonard Krivitsky, MD, DD said...

Cannabis should have never been illegal in the first place. Its "illegality" is not based on any science, just on lies, distortions of fact, and blatant racism. The truth is that Cannabis is less physically addictive than caffeine, and that it may also serve as a much "safer alternative" to alcohol and/or hard drugs. Another Cannabis product, hemp, was used by humans since time immemorial! It is fully recognized that Cannabis use SUPPRESSES VIOLENT BEHAVIOR, and that Cannabis may be used to help not only treat, but to also prevent some devastating illnesses as cancer and Alzheimer's disease. The fact is that Cannabis has been used by humans for thousands of years exactly because there are so many ways in which this remarkable plant can help us and our planet. So, it is naive to presume that a bunch of fear-mongerers can change this fact, no matter how loud and untruthful they become! I worked in addiction medicine for years, and Cannabis use was the least of my problems, so I do recognize that classifying Cannabis in the same group as heroin and cocaine is one of the greatest scientific fallacies of our times. The so-called "gateway" drug theory was found to be totally invalid, and a very recent large study called this "theory" half-baked. It is simply untrue scientifically. As Kathleen Parker very aptly observed on CNN, "To say that most drug addicts start with marijuana is the same as to say that most rapists start with masturbation". Cannabis is not physically addictive, as there is no clearly definable and reproducible physical withdrawal syndrome, observed with alcohol or opiate withdrawal, for example. A recent large study denied any connection between smoking Cannabis and a risk for lung cancer. Quite the opposite, Cannabis use is being found to have some preventative role with such serious conditions as cancer and Alzheimer's disease, and according to the latest research, Cannabis may even be an "exit substance" for recovering alcoholics/hard drug/prescription drug abusers. Cannabis criminalization leads to horrendous Civil Rights violations around the country. YES to Cannabis re-Legalization! YES on Cali Prop.19!