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Well folks – it’s that time again!

I don’t know about you, but I’m EXCITED for November 7th! I can’t wait for it to get here!

Over the last year through the efforts of getting IR-124 on the ballot – SO MANY new folks were registered to vote in Montana.

This election could change a few things. I sure hope so after the 2011 Legislative session.

To help you make the decisions that best reflect your views – I will share some links here with you.

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Let’s be sure your are registered properly. If you have moved, even across the street in some instances, it can change your district, and who you vote for.

PLEASE visit the My Voter Page HERE and click “start” to find out your registration status.

In addition – you can view a sample ballot for your area too! Sample Ballot Lincoln MT 11-2012 is the ballot from my district. When you click through you will have opportunity to view your ballot too.

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If you have ANY questions, Please be sure to visit the Voters Guide. The pdf is here: Voter Info pamphlet 2012 MT

If you have any questions about the voting process – please visit HERE

Now – Montana PBS did a couple superb segments regarding issues close to me. I thoroughly appreciated their explanation of the Ballot Issues.

Please see the Ballot Issues segment HERE

For a refresher re: Cannabis – and one of the best documentaries I think ever made re: Cannabis – please be sure to watch Clearing the Smoke the Science of Cannabis  HERE – I cannot state what a wonderful job they did in words. Very impressive.

PLEASE be sure to visit Montana PBS and have a look at all of their election coverage.

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Still confused on the issues? Well folks – there is a Voter Guide for almost every issue in Montana. You just need to sort it out according to your values and issues. We have voter guides online re: Cannabis, Livestock and Agriculture, Women’s Issues, and Energy and Conservation and MORE.

HERE is a link to the google search I performed and the results listed. Go research to your hearts content – and pick the candidates that are aligned closely with your values and beliefs.

Well….that’s about it for the Voting segment of this post – now – let’s talk RALLY!

Yup – Hiedi has a face for radio! 😉

As you can see….I’m a sign waver. I have been waving signs for this cause all across our Nation since last session – with a lot of it in Colorado and Colorado Springs.

In Colorado Springs this year – after a full year of our advocates there rallying in front of the El Paso County Courthouse every week or two weeks to oppose prosecution for a patient, and a provider facing state charges. Two separate cases – yet went to a Trial by Jury within two weeks of each other.

BOTH were found NOT GUILTY

Signs matter – and they educate. In Montana – the media has not been getting our voice out.

WE HAVE TO!

So…..here’s what is going on:

FIRST

Sign this petition!

SIGN THE PETITION

Chris Williams had a hearing in Great Falls on November 1. Unfortunately, after another individual called the Federal Marshalls re: our rally – Chris’ court hearing was moved to November 7, 2012

IF Chris could have been released on that date in that hearing – he would have been able to vote on this issue. As it stand now – he cannot. Please read the petition – sign – and SHARE IT. This is a Federal issue – National signatures are welcomed and encouraged.

IN THE MEANTIME

Start making signs and please JOIN US on November 1, 2012 at the Federal Courthouse in Great Falls Montana.

We will be rallying there from 9am-1pm – with a press conference after.

Don’t give me that “I don’t want to be seen on TV or the newspaper” bunk. That’s what your signs are for! Hold them up in front of you and have a concise message on that sign!

If a reporter want to interview you and you are not comfortable, refer them to someone else – or I will help you.

MONTANA PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS NEED TO STAND UP!

To join the Facebook event -please follow this link – be sure you are logged into your Facebook account – and it should take you directly there where you can JOIN the event.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN

Please read about Chris Williams HERE

PLEASE COME

Now is the time folks! Fight the Fear and RALLY with me! We have permission and all permits needed in cases applicable.

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My Birthday is November 2nd

I am also organizing a Rally at the State Capitol – and I will be there ALL DAY LONG from 9-5 on my birthday fighting for us.

Please join me – it would be the best gift ever.

I will be at the corner of 6th Street and Montana Avenue right in front of our Great State Capitol. Not only is it beautiful – but VERY visible.

Please come help me answer questions from confused voters.

I hope to see as many folks as possible at BOTH events – the Great Falls one takes PRIORITY

If you have to pick one day – go to Great Falls. The media needs to see us!

PLEASE Join me folks!

Many of you may know – or may not – but I have been very busy in my absence.

Please meet Lets Connect USA

We do National News Cannabis Headlines from across the USA every M-F from 9-11 am Montana time.

There is always an hour of news at the beginning – some shows we get in two hours of news. At the end of news – we open the mic for callers and comments. There has been a lot about Montana the past two weeks. Be sure to tune in to our archives on the site.

For those who want to listen live – here is the link to Mondays show – Monday, October 29, 2012 – Cannabis News Headlines – you can listen online – through iTunes, or call in at 646-721-9929

Please note – at BOTH rally’s I will be remoting in LIVE from on site in both Great Falls and Helena. We hope you will call in and participate – and catch up on the news in our archives.

In any order – we hope you enjoy the news – and staying up to date with Cannabis News Headlines from across the USA. Be sure to send us your news stories too at LetsConnectUSA@gmail.com

For advertising information – send an e-mail or call 202-760-1924

Thank you SO MUCH folks. Please be sure to SHARE this post so all Montanans can participate – and help to affect change in our state.

Walk PROUD Warriors! Let’s WIN this fight! Lets END the FEAR!

Let’s Connect!

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Actually – how about you write in your own candidate – and be sure to check the box.

Recently I had discussion about the Gubernatorial candidates in Montana. Rick Hill and Steve Bullock are who made the ticket for 2012.

I met with both of them last fall. I had intimate – detailed conversations with both about medical cannabis.

I walked away from both meetings – not happy with either candidate. Both were evasive, and cited Federal law. When asked about states rights, and voters will – they both danced like Michael Jackson with his hair on fire…..

In my conversation I was told I HAVE TO pick one.

Well…..No……I don’t.

You don’t either…..educated and empowered voter.

You see – they have these sections on a ballot where you can write in your candidate. They are blank lines and checkboxes directly below printed candidates names, and voters are told they can write in a candidate – and check the box next to their write in to activate their vote.

I intend to use that space. I have – rather frequently the past few years – taken that liberty. This gubernatorial election – I WILL BE again.

You see – neither Hill nor Bullock cared to listen to the plight of the patient. Neither care that we have science and fact – they simply worry about Federal law – yet they actively campaign to shoot wolves – which is ALSO Federally illegal. I tried to talk to them about cancer – and access for very sick patients.

The crickets are still chirping.

Personally – I really don’t think they care. They care more about getting into that office – and that seat. They both talk about what proud Montanans they are – and how they want what’s best for Montanans. When it comes to cannabis – they zip their lip and let the arrests and raids go on – without uttering a single word. Yet…..a cowboy or rancher somewhere has his sheep or cattle slaughtered by a wolf – they scream it from every podium they stand on.

Sheep die – jump up and down. Montanans die – look the other way. Herd em to big pharma.

THAT will be what you get if you vote for either, in my educated opinion, post meeting both men individually, and following their races.

Find out for yourself people. Open the conversation – ASK THEM BOTH.

It matters – ask them the hard questions – and make them state it publicly. Ensure it goes on their website – in a firm statement that they will stand by throughout their term. Make them commit to protecting sick Montanans, and ensuring they have safe access to medicine that can help them. Make them commit to citing science and fact, rather than tired drug war propaganda, and political posturing.

Share their responses. Post them as a comment on this blog. Take screen shots and I will share with Montana voters.

Hold them accountable.

If you come to the same conclusions as myself – WRITE IN YOUR CANDIDATE – be sure you pick a good one. Be sure you CHECK THE BOX after you write in.

You do NOT have to pick who we have on the ballot – and I refuse to honor either of them with my vote.

Don’t let ANYBODY bullshit you – You go ahead and vote for the candidate you see fit. Mickey Mouse is not an answer this year. We have to send a message. A message that our vote counts – our voice counts – no matter the issue. They are there to represent US – pick only who you feel will represent you – and write them in if they are not on the ballot.

Don’t just “give” your vote away because somebody says you HAVE TO PICK ONE. Be who you are – and vote your heart. Whether they win or lose – you did not support the person you cannot bring yourself to vote for – and they don’t get a “free” vote.

Lets take back our voice.

DO NOT just give a vote to those who won’t have an opinion – or state fact about their views. I mean – Bullock worked for Steptoe and Johnson early on in his career. Significance? That firm is who has represented the Federal patients (Bob Randall and now Irvin Rosenfeld) for 30+ years to ensure they have access to their Federal cannabis.

One would think Steve Bullock would use that knowledge and power to fight for Montana patients. What a GREAT sword to wave to protect Montanans – just as I asked, and practically begged him to do as Attorney General in Montana’s 62nd session.

Nope – he refuses to even acknowledge it. Won’t even discuss it.

Ask him yourself. See what he says.

Hill? Ha! He has a canned answer for cannabis – and will march however the MT GOP tell him to.

Speaking of the MT GOP and adding medical marijuana to their platform. KEEP IN MIND – they ramrodded this whole nasty painful law we have now. They worked DILIGENTLY to be sure they called it anything but “medical” – SB423 is “The Marijuana Act”

Now….they add it to their platform? They completely destroyed a law and industry – and they want to FIX it now?

REALLY??? Sounds like they’re stumpin for votes. Maybe they have had some repercussions from making national fools of themselves last session.

Now – take a look HERE and see just where they added it to their platform.

Under CRIME – NOT healthcare.

They still don’t “get it” – and choose not to.

Medical Cannabis is NOT a crime issue. Since when did we turn to law enforcement for medical decisions? If your mother got cancer – are you going to ask a cop what to do?

NO – you go to doctors – who have training and years of education for the medical degree they possess. You consult with groups that train doctors about medical cannabis. You seek EDUCATION and COMPASSION  – NOT more jail cells and crimes to cite folks with.

My local Sheriff – bless his soul – great guy. Been around for years. Great BIG guy too. I completely trust him to save me from a criminal. I have complete faith in his abilities to protect and serve. He has done so in my community for years.

Cancer? Well….I don’t think ol Buford would enjoy the technical biologic aspects. The chemicals and chemos. Not really his area – yet – local politicians would turn to him about a medical issue?

I think he’d laugh at em….personally. Shrug his shoulders and say “Go ask a doctor”.

As they should be doing.

Pay attention voters – this one MATTERS.

NO MORE BAT CRAP CRAZY in Montana!

Look up the vote on HB161 – here’s the link. Go see how your rep voted. If they voted for HB161 (The repeal bill – as in NONE whatsoever in Montana – completely removing a voter initiative) Vote them OUT.

If they voted against HB161 – they have a pretty good constitutional understanding of MT voter initiatives – and are more than likely a good candidate to keep in office.

Now is the time people. If your rep is on that list as voting FOR repeal – get after them. Ask the hard questions – make your thoughts known.

Now….go educate yourself and VOTE. Don’t just give away your vote. Make em earn it – and MEAN it!

Whatever you do – don’t think you HAVE TO pick one……you can pick whomever you want.

Vote None of the Above – or write in your own.

If you need a refresher – go watch Brewsters Millions…….GREAT POINT

In addition – be SURE this man is eradicated from our political body.

David Howard exposed on Intelligent Discontent – Thank you Pogie!

Comments? Share them below……maybe I’ll even tell you who I plan to write in.

Maybe.

Stay on em and Walk Proud!

For those of you who may need a little inspiration – Watch THIS