First, I want to say that I was not born an activist. I have been made into one. I am 47 years of age and witnessed more atrocities to human rights than a person of a free democratic society should ever have to.
I was born in Memphis, Tennessee to a Mississippi woman and an Alabama Man. Now, folks, that's southern. There's no way over, under or around it. At the ripe old age of 6 months, my mother moved me into the home of my maternal grandmother in Holly Springs, Mississippi. And from that point on, I have been traveling the US. I always come back here. Most all of the members of my family have either moved away from here or died. Not me, not yet.
I grew up on a cotton farm with a grandfather who was a Mississippi Legislator and a grandmother who could get ANYTHING accomplished. She was the first and formost persistent woman I ever knew. She fought hard for the underdog and almost always won. I guess a lot of her had to rub off on me. She made it very hard for me to be taken advantage of for any length of time.
I'm also a singer, songwriter and play a little guitar. I have a grown son from my short-lived first marriage. I am a lover of great music, family & friends, critters, humor, and to say the least, human rights.
I have been married to a Mississippi man for about 12 years. He is not an activist. He is a hard working, caring veteran of the United States Marines. It was to be his career until an active-duty injury caused him to have to leave his service of country. He is still fighting the VA for what was and is promised to every man or woman fighting for the freedoms of our land. He upholds all human rights and is a very fair and funny man.
I certainly do not insist on anyone indulging in marijuana, tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, ephedra, hallucinogens, prescription tranquilizers, amphetamines, anti-depressants or any other mood altering substance. BUT, if one is legal then all must be legal. How can one be criminal and another not? This completely illogical and downright STUPID!
CANNABIS HEMP was used worldwide at least 6,000 years by EVERYBODY for EVERYTHING including medicine, fuel, clothing, religious ceremonies, erosion, food, paper, fiber, soil reclamation and thousands of other uses. Books (including Bibles), money and newspapers have been mainly printed on CANNABIS HEMP for as long as these things have existed in human history. As one of my new found heroes, Jack Herer, puts it, "It is the King Kong of all King Kong plants. It is truly the most important plant of our existence."
In 90 seconds CONGRESS voted out "marijuana" and didn't even know what they were voting on. This was a new word- 'Marijuana-the evil weed.' It was not hard to vote illegal. They did not know they were voting out HEMP. Except, of course, for the OIL and NYLON PRODUCERS in congress soon to become richer and richer whom we refer to now as 'OLD MONEY.'
Prohibition on our MOST VALUABLE PLANT IN THE WORLD!!! I hope for all our sakes, you'll investigate the UNCONSTITUTIONAL CRIMES of these men and help us try to right these wrongs and make a better world for us and our grandchildren.
PEOPLE OF OUR LAND, LET'S GET THIS 65 YEAR OLD PROHIBITION LIFTED OFF CANNABIS/HEMP/MARIJUANA AND STOP THE TRUE TERRORISTS OF THE WORLD.
THE 'WAR ON DRUGS' IS MORE HARMFUL THAN WE THOUGHT!