Archive for April, 2011


Well folks – we sure got the short end of the stick THIS legislative session didn’t we?

I hate to say “I told you so” – but I called ol Schweitzer “Mr Shifty boots” from day one – and almost fell down the charmers hole myself. Folks told me to “have faith – the Governor is listening……”

He thinks a majority are just out to “smoke pot”…….to HELL with any pain studies…..to hell with science……to hell with FREEDOM OF SPEECH……

As I rode the roller coaster of emotions today – I truly thought I was losing my mind for a while……what in the HELL has happened to the GREAT state I grew up in?!?!?!

So – I wrote this letter to the Gov today via Montana Drug Policy Action Alert:

Subject: Are we still at Please?

REALLY BRIAN!?!?!?!
Y’know…..I had really started to gain some faith in you. BELIEVED folks when they said you listened…..
THERAPEUTIC? NO ADVERTISING? FREE??
Can I get pharmaceuticals for free now? Is BIG PHARMA gonna volunteer to DONATE pills to me?

Aside from even that…..WHY IN THE HELL do I have to poison my BODY with these chemicals????? Can YOU quantify MY pain?!?!?! Do you even understand how opioids and cannabis both affect glial cells? Opioids HARM – cannabis HEALS! HELLO!!!! Even pain doctors who are up on their research can tell you that!!! It was on Dr. Phil JUST THIS WEEK when they were tallking about a lil gal who started her opioid ADDICTION at age 15……it’s a PROBLEM. A BIG PROBLEM!

Don’t you HATE big pharma Brian? I have – ever since they KILLED my MOTHER 38 years ago……

NO ADVERTISING……DIRECT slap in the face to my educational TRADE and SCIENCE publication. OH – and what about FREEDOM OF SPEECH?!?!?!

You know what REALLY just CHAPS MY ASS Governor? The FACT that we had not even a SMIDGE of an even playing field here. Science and fact have gone to the wayside – and we come up with this steaming turd. The anti drug folks were allowed FULL ACCESS to do whatever they wanted and talk to whoever they wanted. I PERSONALLY had doors slammed in my face – and scheduled events that went unatteded. FAIR?!?!?! I THINK NOT!!! We were treated like second class citizens!!!!!

You should be ashamed to be behind something so illegal – and UNWANTED. It’s a freakin TRAINWRECK – and the bodies strewn all about are legitimate patients!!!!!

There has been ENOUGH bullshit this session Brian….just kill it. Status Quo and come at it again in another two years with a fresh round of politicians who will actually look at it FAIRLY. (There I go dreamin again….eh?)

http://video.kxly.com/watch.php?id=25565

Be SURE to watch that – and understand just HOW important storefronts are to a community who TRULY appreciates the science and lives that can be SAVED by a PLANT. That there video is of Baby Cash – and his Father Mike. The best – FAIREST interview I have EVER seen! Take 10 minutes and watch it huh?

Montanans have been LEADERS – and we asked for regulation to get rid of the idiots. We asked for HELP. SB 423 is NOT help – it is repeal – prohibition – and ILLEGAL. It’s a boot right to the teeth!

It’s a flat out SHAMEFUL piece of legislation – and I hope you VETO the steaming turd right off your desk.

For the sake of Montanans and patients across our great state.

Ahem…..yes…..I’m a wee bit CHAPPED – as are many folks I know across this great state.

So…..what the HELL do we do now? FIRST – subscribe to this blog and share it with all the folks you know – and ask them to subscribe. Not all folks have Facebook (where we have a GREAT army by the way) but a good percentage have e-mails – and will read a blog. When you subscribe – you get an e-mail every post. I have WordPress on my cell phone too – and think this will be best for updating when I am out in the field collecting signatures.

We have to build and ARMY folks – and build it FAST and FURIOUS! Then – when we Referendum their ass – we keep the army building and turn it into a political FREIGHT TRAIN come fall.

The peoples voices were NOT listened to – they will be NOW!

Are you with me?

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Posted: April 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

  • House & Senate Both Accept Lousy SB 423
  • Montana Marijuana-Related Groups Issue Statement Calling for 2ndVeto
  • Time to Email/Call Governor Schweitzer to Urge Veto

 

 

House/Senate Both Accept Lousy SB 423

 

As expected, both the House and Senate this morning accepted the conference committee report on SB 423.  If rules are suspended, it is possible the bill will reach the Governor’s Office by late today or tomorrow, in time for an amendatory veto that could – could– greatly improve the bill.

 

You can check this morning’s vote outcomes here:

 

House

 

http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws11/LAW0211W$BLAC.VoteTabulation?P_VOTE_SEQ=H2084

 

Senate

 

http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws11/LAW0211W$BLAC.VoteTabulation?P_VOTE_SEQ=S1992

 

 

Montana Groups Issue Statement Calling for 2ndVeto

 

Shortly after the votes this morning, a coalition of Montana groups issued the following statement to news media:

Medical Cannabis Groups Call for 2ndVeto:

SB 423 is “Deliberately Unworkable, Repeal in Disguise”

 Montana’s medical cannabis-related groups together called on Governor Schweitzer to veto SB 423, saying that repeal of the 2004 voter initiative was unacceptable, and so is repeal in disguise.  SB 423 was written primarily by strong advocates of repeal, and is deliberately unworkable, the groups said.

Patients & Families United, the Montana Medical Growers Association, Solutions for Montana, Alliance for Cannabis Science, Montana Botanical Analysis, Cannabanalysis Laboratories, Citizens for Cannabis Comprehension, Montana Connect, and Montana NORML  issued a joint statement calling for the veto shortly after both the House and Senate passed a conference committee report on SB 423.  The long and complicated bill was itself written and completely rewritten several times over the past few weeks including more than 160 amendments which were hastily attached last week.

The groups’ statement:

“We came to the 2011 session seeking to work constructively with legislators, law enforcement and numerous civic groups to develop smart regulations that would close loopholes, end abuses, and create a strictly regulated program that would serve legitimate patients and meet the needs of law enforcement and local community values.  Unfortunately, the Legislature roundly rejected a number of bipartisan proposals that had strong support from all concerned. Ultimately, the views of physicians and patients were dismissed and the opinions of growers with a unique knowledge of the challenges involved in growing medical-grade cannabis were ignored.  Instead of ending up with workable but rigorous oversight we’ve been given a prospective wasteland, with the very best of what has emerged over the past few years potentially outlawed by the Legislature. This deliberately unworkable repeal in disguise deserves a veto brand as much as the repeal bill did.

“If SB 423 becomes law, Montana’s medical marijuana law will be more broken and riddled with ‘gray areas’ than ever and thousands of medically legitimate patients will suffer greatly. This hastily written bill, amended in its final draft more than 160 times, was crafted by legislators who know very little about the mechanics of producing medical grade cannabis and about the science of using cannabis as medicine – and it shows.  The bill contains ridiculous and often contradictory requirements that serve no useful purpose and that merely obstruct fulfillment of voter intent in passing Initiative 148.

“To illustrate some of SB 423’s impractical conditions, it makes it illegal for experts in growing medical cannabis to do so for large numbers of worthy patients, and instead allows only volunteers to grow, but for no more than three patients, in the patient’s home.  However, under the bill there is no legal way for anyone to obtain the seeds or clones necessary to start new plants for patients.  Additionally, the bill does not consider the length of time needed for plants to start producing cannabis, leaving severely ill patients without medicine…completely contradicting the intent of the 2004 Initiative.

“In addition, SB 423 requires those legally entitled to grow to be fingerprinted and to pass a background check, and to be willing to have their home “inspected” – without notice – at any time by local law enforcement, who will be informed of patients’ private medical status. Those patients needing to produce cannabis-infused products to eat would have to be able to prove to law enforcement that the kitchen contained all the equipment needed, none of which could ever be allowed to be used for anything else.  Any infused product would also have to carry a warning label, even though it was for the patient’s personal consumption.

“SB 423 will not work for patients, even those very few who are able, under its punitive terms, to obtain recommendations from physicians.  Among some of the bill’s other problems:

· Repeals the existing law, including the guarantee of confidentiality, – but doesn’t ensure the future confidentialityof the patients/caregivers currently registered.  SB 423 saysnothingabout what will happen to the current registry.

· Violates federal healthcare privacy rules by requiring local law enforcement to be informed of every patient’s status.

· To arbitrarily“shrink” the number of legal patients, SB 423 intrudes in unprecedented ways on physician standards of practice – requiring anyphysician to be investigated if more than 15 recommendations are made in a given year, and that the physician pay for all the investigations.  This provision seeks deliberately to deter physicians from making recommendations, regardless of the severity of a patient’s medical need.

· Requires two separate and costly physician exams for chronic pain patients who don’t have objective “proof” of the “etiology” of their severe, debilitating pain (which would be the vast majority of ordinary severe pain patients).

· Completely bans anyoneon probation – regardlessof how dire the person’s medical need or necessity might be – from being a legal patient. (In at least one case we know of, this could amount to a literal death sentence.)

· No one can grow for more than three patients – and those who grow may not share facilities or skills in order to maximize efficiency and minimize costs.

 . Growers/patients have to choose between using “infusible” cannabis products or “bud” for smoking – but can’t do both, which is what most patients have found they needto receive the medicinal benefits.

· Bans scientific laboratories that can test medical cannabis for safety, content, quality-control and dosage-control purposes.

· Possession limits and growing restrictions virtually guarantee that most all patients will NOT have reliable, consistent access to the cannabis that has allowed them to function without narcotics.  Prescriptions for which these patients no longer have as a ready alternative and will need to seek access.

· All medical marijuana must be “free” – regardless of its actual production cost.  Because of possession limits, SB 423 will require indoor growing, the least efficient and most expensive. Most current growers have found production costs can average almost $200 per ounce; much of which in utility/electricity costs. 

“SB 423 is written to fail patients, not to fulfill compassionate voter intent in ways that also will work well for law enforcement and communities.  We call on Governor Schweitzer to veto the bill and instead to aggressively use administrative authorities under the existing law to create effective regulation.”

# # #

 

Time to Call/Email Governor Schweitzer

 

If the Governor receives SB 423 while the Legislature is still in session, one of his options will be to issue an “amendatory veto,” in which he could propose changes to SB 423 in a “take it or leave it” move.  But if the Legislature has shut down by the time the bill gets to the Governor’s office, then his only choices would be to veto or accept the bill (with or without his actual signature).

 

It is now time to urge the Governor to Veto SB 423 unless he is willing and able to transformit into regulation that will actually workfor legitimate patients.

 

Here’s a site from which you can easily send your message to Governor Schweitzer:

 

http://www.montanadrugpolicy.org/alert/44

 

The Governor’s phone number is 406-444-3111.

 

 

 [Founded in early 2007, Patients & Families Unitedworks to support Montana’s medical marijuana patients, regardless of their medical condition, and pain patients, whether they use medical marijuana or not.  If you don’twant to be on the mailing list for these periodic updates, please email to tell us at info@mtpfu.org. Visit our website for background and information of use: www.mtpfu.orgWe welcome feedback of any kind, including stiff, honest criticism, but we reserve the right to remove from our mailing lists anyone who makes a habitual practice of sending threatening or irrational “flames.”]

 

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Helena, MT 59624

www.mtpfu.org


My letter this morning:

Holy Maerde Governor……

I must say – I am simply stunned by what has transpired within Montana over the past 3.5 months. STUNNED.

We – I speak for medical cannabis folks – MANY across our great state whom I have personally met – walked into this session with the spirit of working together to build a law, educate folks, and protect Montanans at every level.

That is most certainly NOT what happened, and myself and hundreds I can speak for, feel completely affronted and betrayed. Yes, betrayed Governor……at every level.

I personally have brought Federal Medical Cannabis Patient Irvin Rosenfled to Montana 3 times in 6 months to educate Montanans. You may have seen his appearance in the Montana PBS video, Clearing the smoke. Montana PBS made one of the BEST documentaries pertaining to medical cannabis I have ever seen. You may view it here: http://www.montanapbs.org/ClearingTheSmoke/

Did our current legislature even VIEW it?

What about the 2011 Legislators Guide to Medical Cannabis? I personally helped to distribute copies of this document on January 15, 2011. Here is a link to a copy of it for your review: http://issuu.com/hiedihandford/docs/legislators__cannabis_guide_2011

All there – in black and white. Detailed descriptions and answers to almost ALL questions they may have had! Most certainly an opening for dialogue….and a place to “start”. HOURS were spent on that guide……hours.

Did a single one of them even crack the cover Governor? I’d like to know how many even still HAVE it.

Yes, dear Governor – we walked in blindly with open arms willing to work and got completely neglected and ignored. They delete e-mails from patients in their districts without reading them. They go against their “base” and judge us on moral convictions. Judge Montanans they don’t even know, based on a Reefer Madness mentality.

It really HAS been Reefer Madness in Montana and your description of Bat Crap Crazy is completely accurate.

This was particularly painful to witness, and be “deemed” by someone I personally would consider to be an “import”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFBMAtUFDJo

Yes – Representative Howard called us all “A scourge that must be cleansed from our state”. This – and ever so appropriately timed raids……

Oh – and shall we talk about raids Governor? March 14, 2011 – I know EXACTLY where I was when that happened. I was with Irvin Rosenfeld on his THIRD trip to Montana to educate folks in Billings. That was something so lovely to witness and be so proud of. Not ONE politician stood up for states rights! Not ONE in defense of patients – or to help decrease fear or stress for VERY sick people across our state. Betrayed AGAIN….by a GOP majority legislature no less. Personal freedoms? SURE! As long as marijuana isn’t involved you can slap a silencer on your rifle to hunt and pack concealed without a permit! Yee-haw! Trot into a bank or a bar with that gun there too while yer at it Pardner……

From that point – yes – folks have quit coming to the Capitol. Many out of fear…many disgust….BOTH.

I was never afraid Governor. I’m so in this up to my eyeballs with my magazine I HAVE to stand up for folks. I couldn’t live with myself if I ran and hid in a corner. After all I have learned and know, I’d as soon shoot myself as not stick up for the patients I know across this state. Hell – across the world Governor……

SOMEBODY has to – their politicians most certainly aren’t……not in Montana anyway. We have been deemed “Scourge” and second class citizens.

But I will tell you this…..I will walk proud EVERY day. I know in my heart I am right Governor. I have researched and learned and WITNESSED the science. Bald faced lies have been told on our great statehouse floor about Cannabis…..again. Seems folks can do nothing but lie about it in government statehouses – been doing it for over 74 years now…..it’s a habit. A BAD habit – that needs to be broken. The unfairness needs to end.

Speaking of unfairness this session……I personally had e-mails deleted without being read – many – and doors slammed in my face – with Irvin in tow. YET – the anti-drug folks were allowed pretty much free access to whatever they wanted. We had folks here from California testifying against Montanans! Save our Drugs from Society was promoted by our own politicians – with no opportunity for counter or debate. NONE. Really didn’t help having Safe Communities Safe Kids having full access to our politicians whenever they pleased either……so much for an even playing field.

That’s just a few examples……not all.

And honestly Governor? My ass is quite chapped that they didn’t even LOOK at the Greybill. They were all SO focused on repeal……good bills went to the wayside, and folks who WERE helping us in the past essentially threw us under the bus as a pawn in the appropriations game, or for personal agendas. SICK PEOPLE! HURT PEOPLE!

Shall I scream about them ignoring Senate Joint Resolution 28 from the 2005 session now? There are still 28 seated legislators who passed that resolution – 14 in the house and 14 in the senate – and not ONE of them mentioned it – or the pain study from mtpain.org. Squires was IMMERSED in it – and participated fully from introduction of SJR-28 to completion of pain study. NOT ONE WORD!!!

What are we? A bunch of fakers? Politicians can now quantify my pain – and MAKE me take pharmaceuticals?!?!

PLEASE stop the insanity Governor……and remember Denita Carman and her son on probation. It’s ALL that works for him – and from what I understand – DOC came up with their own guidelines and a way to manage it just in the past two weeks. Please don’t allow all to be punished for the foolish actions of few. There truly are some good folks on probation who medical cannabis has helped immensely, they do not abuse it, and they should have the right to be free from chemical entrapment. There are folks like Denitas son who find it is the ONLY thing that works for them.

SB423 is simply NOT fixable as I see it Governor – unless you can amend it with the Greybill and protect and educate us all. Personally – if I HAD to choose between edibles and smoking – I couldn’t do it – as I utilize both methods……

See….they haven’t read or learned a thing. I watched the free conference last week – and it made me so sad. They were working SO hard – WHY could they have not worked THAT hard earlier on fixing it? They have NO CLUE and their goal is strictly to decrease numbers. Nothing more – nothing less……compassion is out the window. They work hard to DESTROY us. I mean “no advertising?” – I take that as a PERSONAL affront and a complete attack on not only my freedom of speech, but my livlihood, and means of supporting my family and EDUCATING folks. “Therapeutic” – how much longer are we going to LIE to our children, or come up with more creative ways to do it? I take THAT personally too – as in the Greybill – we strove to call it what it IS – CANNABIS! Marijuana is a SLANG term. Since when are slang terms used in legal-speak?

Please Governor….just veto SB423. Give folks a chance to right wrongs and breathe. DO NOT allow patients to go without meds for MONTHS – and the emminent destruction of quality strains in Montana. I personally have a very high CBD strain that is very good for muscle spasms – and lower in THC. It would be devastating to me to kill it.

We have learned and advanced so much…..the science – the integrity. Credibility!

Please Governor – let common sense prevail……and help protect and educate rather than segregate and destroy.

We are counting on you….

Hiedi Handford

Montana Connect Magazine
P.O. Box 432
Lincoln, MT 59639

~ We Bring Integrity & Credibility to the Medical Cannabis Industry~


It used to be…….Cannabis USED to be grown at the White House. George Washington had a garden – as did Thomas Jefferson……

Then I ran across this today:

Medical Marijuana to be Grown in White House Garden this Year

Posted on February 05, 2011. Tags: 
Posted by P. Beckert

Medical Marijuana to be Grown in White House Garden this Year
WASHINGTON, D.C. – It is the first week of February, and for Michelle Obama, this means it is time to start planning the White House organic garden. While the garden will again contain a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as a few ornamental flowers, a new addition is sure to create the most controversy ever.

(Read more about the Medical Marijuana debate here.)

The White House organic garden will include several varieties of medical marijuana. The District of Columbia, like many states, has enacted medical marijuana laws allowing the cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes. A special gardener with a marijuana growing license has been appointed to oversee this particular plot of the garden.

Tommy Chong, no relation to Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong fame, is a Japanese gardener who is well versed in the various types of cannabis and their medicinal properties. Marijuana will comprise only a small part of the “medicinal herb” portion of the White House garden this year, which will also include various sage plants, lemon verbena, St. Johnswort, Valerian, Feverfew, Eyebright, and others.

A spokesperson for the garden project claims that this will be a first for the White House. “Marijuana has gotten a bad rap for decades,” said Mary Bridges, no relation to Jeff Bridges, notorious for his vocal backing of the legalization of marijuana. “Cultivating medical marijuana in the White House garden will send a clear message to America that this administration will do whatever it takes, including growing Maui Waui, (a particularly potent Hawaiian variety of the plant) to assure better health for our citizens.”

Asked if this means that the medical marijuana grown in the White House garden will be distributed and sold to local dispensaries in the area, Ms. Bridges replied “Oh heavens no. While growing medical marijuana is allowed, we have not yet approved the opening of any dispensaries in our area.

Anticipating the next question, Ms. Bridges explained “No, the Obamas are in excellent health and will not be using the marijuana themselves for any health issues.”

P. Beckert – who has written 296 posts on GlossyNews.com.

P. Beckert’s is one voice vying for frequency room at the top of the opinion dial. Angered and bewildered by many of today’s events, P. Beckert uses humor as a tool to fight against an onslaught of stupidity and ignorance that seems to permeate the airwaves and pollute the sensitivities of a once brilliant nation. You can find more at ISaidLaughDammit.blogspot.com.

Bwa Ha Ha Ha Ha…….DAMMIT!
I had SO envisioned maybe a little TRUTH somewhere. Hoped against hope that MAYBE there was some iota of reason or common sense poking out somewhere.
Alas – A satire column.
Now – I appreciate the humor of the story – but it brings home a good point.
We as Montana Medical Cannabis patients have become a big “joke” to our legislative body – or a good majority of them anyway. They refer to us as “Hippies” and “Potheads” and have totally attempted to take away any legitimacy of the medical value.
To me – a fairly educated individual in the world of medical cannabis – this is a TOTAL crime.
They consider us to be “scourge”……..
More on that one later – just wanted a bit of humor memorialized…….



I am in a somewhat reflective mood today…..considering the past week and all. It has been RATHER challenging.

After 2 days in the Capitol this week – it was time for me to travel. Time to go see my folk – my friends – my fellow “scourge”…….as we have been deemed per legislation.

So nice to be judged. Used as a pawn in a political game of poker. Not just ANY poker game – but a damned BAD one. That’s the worst part.

Somebody PLEASE – shoot the freakin dealer!

Yup – I went to hang out with MY CROWD – as I was so thoroughly disgusted with the Capitol crowd. If I had to look at Essman, Knox, Peterson, Wittich, Lewis, Vincent,

Hell

The list is just too damned long to complete.

But if I had to look at them any more this week – I think my ass would have fallen off – and my brain would have melted into my skull from the sheer disbelief and witness of stupidity and destruction on our statehouse floor.

It truly takes every ounce of my being not to LEAP the frickin rail and land in the middle of all that shit and go all Bruce Lee on their asses.

Alas….I’m a gimped up dreamer. Back in the day – I mighta done it.

Alas troops….I digress. I came here to rally….

That is what we must do now – rally together. All along – I have told folks – we have GOT to get along – as unity is our best weapon. It is how we will beat them – conquer them.

We HAVE to folks. There are so many critically ill folks I know – it’s their faces I see in my sleep at night. I know the trials and tribulations MANY have gone through – all now at risk to lose it because of the actions of few.

That just plain ain’t fair……

I have heard the stories of caregivers across the state – jerking plants and pulling lights. The raids were timed perfectly now weren’t they? Scared the HELL out of folks – and I really can’t blame them. Cept for one thing – we ALL knew what we were getting into – getting into this right? Didn’t we ALL weigh the risks?

I think about them now – as I go into my small community of Lincoln. I was at my daughters program this weekend at the school. The hugest obstacle for me was last year – when I launched Montana Connect. I had went to my school – and had a sit-down with the school administrator, as I felt compelled to protect my child.

Turns out I was right – within a couple hours of going public – classmates were hassling my daughter and calling her names – stating her mother was a “drug dealer”.  Funny – all over a MAGAZINE.

I’m a patient. A patient who owns a magazine and takes advantage of my right to grow as a patient. Ask me about my success……not so good in the growing department. LOVE it – not so good at it – that’s why I educate and publish a magazine.

It’s my place. My part in this new wonderful world I love so much. The “scourge” as we have been called – are actually some pretty freaking AMAZING people! Brave, educated, talented, and very compassionate.

Yes – we have our “bad guys” – and we all hate em too. Livestock has their bad guys too – look at Leachman Cattle for instance – in Billings. They have been a “scourge” to the livestock industry as long as I remember – from back in the day when I worked in Livestock – over 10 years ago. Rampant abuse – questionable practices – and hundreds of horses abandoned on tribal land.

But that’s “ok” I guess…..according to how we are currently being governed. The ol Cowboys at Leachman’s can do as they please, the politicians shall turn their eye. GOD FORBID anybody try to do something about it – or even mention it. I remember how it all worked. It drove me crazy……

So – after what I have witnessed the past few weeks – I don’t know about you – but I’m rather pissed about it all. The lies are unconscionable – the deceit. ALL in our own statehouse! I SERIOUSLY think any and all should swear an oath to truth before they can utter a WORD. It would eliminate the games – and speed up the process.

NOW is the time folks. Instead of getting all freaked out and consumed by adrenaline (personally – I hate that feeling) – get MAD. Let it motivate you to motivate others. CONTINUE to write your politicians! e-mail them! Write and fax! All info to do so is

HERE

(Be sure to click the HERE above to go folks…..it will open another tab for your reference)

Now – to e-mail them ALL in house and senate – we had a wonderful soul put all e-mail addys into a group. Here is the House: Simply copy and paste group into your “To” field – and I use the BCC field. Keeps em guessin as they can’t see everybody who got it. You can click on them individually – but it’s a pain in the ass……

goodwind1.duane@gmail.com, liz@lizb4house.com, rnewbar@gmail.com, emarntzen@gmail.com, rep.bbeck@centurytel.net, bennettforhouse@gmail.com, tbelcourt@hotmail.com, tom@tomberrymt.com, mblasdel@bresnan.net, dblyton@aol.com, brodehl@centurytel.ne, tburnetthd63@hotmail.com, christy_clark@ymail.co, cboland@mt.gov, robc_hd27@itbusa.com, mike@mcuffe.com, vjchd52@yahoo.com, connell4hd87@yahoo.com, rdriscoll@peoplepc.com, champ.edmunds@yahoo.com, boyd.evans@gmail.com, fitzpatricks@bresnan.net, jbenhd1@hotmail.com, johnesp2001@yahoo.com, hideaway@mt.net, stevedgibson52@gmail.com, tjfurey@montana.com, alangail38@wildblue.net, betsyhands@gmail.com, edgreef@hotmail.com, montanamutt@montana.com, krishansen33@gmail.com, hendrickhd14@yahoo.com, matthiner@hotmail.com, elliehillhd94@gmail.com, hgrain@3rivers.net, galen@hollenbaugh.org, brian@hovenequipment.com, d.howard@usadig.com, chunter717@bresnan.net, pathd13@blackfoot.net, dougkary.hd48@gmail.com, dan@votedankennedy.com, krayton@kraytonkerns.org, james@vote4knox.com, stevelavin4hd8@gmail.com, austinforhouse@yahoo.com, cloney@q.com, macmargaret@gmail.com, klock@mtintouch.net, garymaclaren@yahoo.com, suemalek@gmail.com, macwilly66@msn.com, tmcgillvray@bresnan.net, mcnallyhd49@gmail.com, ediemcclafferty@gmail.com, jonathanmcniven@gmail.com, walt@midrivers.com, rmehlhoff@yahoo.com, bharris@midrivers.com, mmilburn@mcn.net, mp_more@yahoo.com, pnoonan73@yahoo.com, mike4hd84@blackfoot.net, jesse59404@yahoo.com, oneil@centurytel.net, mikemenahan@yahoo.com, cpease-lopez-hd42@mt.gov, mikephillips@montana.net, leerandall_2003@hotmail.com, kregier@centurytel.net, jrdemob@yahoo.com, sreichner@centurytel.net, michelereinhart@gmail.com, mattrosendale@midrivers.com, kenneth59@bresnan.net, jl_price@bresnan.net, repdianesands@gmail.com, dansalomon12@gmail.com, ryanosmundson@gmail.com, trudischmidt@q.com, derekskees@gmail.com, badcatsmall@yahoo.com, skattumd@wispwest.net, clairena@nemontel.net, cary@bresnan.net, wstahl@nemont.net, sqigs@msn.com, kswansonforrep@live.com, jonsesso@yahoo.com, wendywarburton@gmail.com, jannataylor@montana.com, kathleenhd65@bresnan.net, ted@tedwashburn.com, franke.wilmer@gmail.com, max.yates.hd74@gmail.com, bobwagner4leg@yahoo.com

And we CANNOT forget our Senate:

ronarthun@gmail.com, shannonjaugare@aol.com, anders.blewett@gmail.com, garybranae@gmail.com, senatorbrenden@gmail.com, grt3177@smtel.com, ebuttrey@senate13.com, joebalyeat@yahoo.com, ron.senate@gmail.com, jessmann@mt.gov, marycaferro@gmail.com, taylor@northernbroadcasting.com, glonky@aol.com, facey_tom@hotmail.com, steve.gallus@gmail.com, senator.robert.hawks@gmail.com, ghinklesd7@gmail.com, hutton4senate@yahoo.com, vjack@centurytel.net, larry@imt.net, wranglergallery@hotmail.com, cliff@larsenusa.com, mail@senatorericmoore.com, davelewisd@aol.com, lakemill@montana.com, clarity@cyberport.net, ajolson@midrivers.com, jimpetersonranch@gmail.com, jason@priest2010.com, lyndamoss@imt.net, lcjones@3rivers.net, murphter5@yahoo.com, kaufmann@mt.net, sonjumt@yahoo.com, tropila@mt.net, donstein@midrivers.com, apsaalookewomen@yahoo.com, cvvincent@hotmail.com, ewalker@edwalker2010.com, daveew@gmail.com, kvandyk@mt.gov, windyboy_j@yahoo.com, ryanzinke@yahoo.com, senatorwittich@montana.com, tutvedt@montanasky.us, esamhammer@gmail.com, mt.sd43@gmail.com

There’s all the tools folks – and here’s a few more things to START NOW so we can be ready!

Make lists of all folks who are registered voters – have group e-mail lists ready – and phone trees for the non-techy folks.

Get as many folks registered to vote NOW – as you have to be a registered voter to sign a petition. They COUNT on us being not registered. I don’t know about you – but I have been a registered voter since I turned 18 – 26 years now. They work for US.

To close – I will include the response I got from Senator Dave Wanzenried. The e-mail I sent is below – my subject was “Stunned Constituent”

Well folks – we have hit a new low haven’t we?

https://montanaconnect.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/somebody-please-tell-me-april-fools-day-came-a-day-early/

Thanks for making thousands of ill Montanans pawns in your little bargaining game.

I’m not going to threaten your offices – I will just do it. Each and every one of you who vote to hurt your fellow Montanans – I will work diligently to REMOVE you from your offices – and keep you from EVER getting into another one.

You have been presented with FACTS – all of you – multiple times. You CHOOSE to run with LIES and promote them.

I simply cannot abd WILL NOT support that in political office.

You folks are DESTROYING people – and using us as pawns.

Shame on each and every one of you. If this is the “wrong crowd” to run with – what the HELL is yours? No group I ever care to associate with – EVER.

Liars….liars and thieves. Lewis – Vincent – I am ESPECIALLY disappointed with you. LAME ASS excuses for repeal. Oh – and thanks for asking for input Vincent. I expect you’ll slam your door in my face EVERY time now? Anybody slam doors on the anti-drug folks? I bet not……

And for what it’s worth – remember Jennifer? The seizure patient from Bozeman? The stress of all of this has set off her seizures……she looks like HELL. The patients I have seen over the past 3 days are physically ILL over this. The calls I get…..unbelievable.

You folks are hurting SO MANY simply by your actions abd voices on the floor…….freaking them out and stressing them beyond their limits.

Do YOU care???

Oh….wait….we’re just a bunch of “potheads” – I forgot. I was blinded by science.

Essman – I am sure you are enjoying peoples pain and suffering.

I will remember EACH and EVERY one who made these folks out here suffer like this,,,,,,Each and EVERY one. We have video from session to back it all up too. Load videos in my smartphone and hit the campaign trail.

Promote the helpers – STOMP the hurters. I have a magazine to do it with too…..and I WILL. Next issue I start. You cannot take away my Freedom of Speech…….

I bet this session would try though…..you already have.

Hiedi Handford

Montana Connect Magazine
P.O. Box 432
Lincoln, MT 59639
~ We Bring Integrity & Credibility to the Medical Cannabis Industry~

Senator Wanzenried responded – and made me want to kiss him. His response is below:

Thank you for your note, Heidi.
Please remember one thing: We work for you (or at least we are supposed to).
Please don’t settle for anything less. Hold all of us accountable to your standards.
Please stay tuned and stay in touch with me.
Respectfully,
Dave Wanzenried
My response to him:
Senator Wanzenried 

Thank you so much for your response. It means so much.

Call me if you have questions or directions. 406-594-7932

I spoke with Mary this morning. I thank God for both of you.

Hiedi Handford

And what I interpret to be a cry for help from a brave Senator…..
We are doing the best we can, Heidi.
As of right now, it isn’t enough.
We’ll keep trying.
Respectfully,
Dave Wanzenried
NEVER say DIE people!!!!!

NEVER EVER Give up!

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Please join me!

Hiedi