On May 5th 2011 Cannabis activists and patient advocates all over the state of Washington rallied to protect the rights that voters passed in 1998 via Initiative 691 to give qualifying patients access to medicine that they need. Cannabis is found by scientists, doctors and patients to treat and even cure many debilitating medical conditions also without the many negative side effects of most prescription drugs.
Credit to John Parr for the photo
On April 28th 2011, federal agents raided many providers in Spokane who were trying to assist with the procurement and distribution of this much needed effective and safe medicine.
From east to west and north to south cannabis patients rallied together in unity to stand up for their voter approved rights.
The first video is of the Spokane rally, Tim Loe is followed in this video and is shown valiantly declaring his freedom and shaming the federal government for interfering in states rights.
And more from the Spokane rally:
In this third video Greg West & Phil Mocek are being filmed getting arrested in Seattle for peacefully protesting on the same day in front of the federal building.
Much thanks for respect to these concerned citizens who stand up for their rights and risk their freedom and comfort to protect what they believe in.
The DEA as well as local agencies decided that they would take the medicine away that patients desperately need in Spokane on 4/28/11. The agents raided 4 different dispensaries and have threatened the landlords of all others.
It is against the will of the voters of Washington who passed I-691 in 1998 so that patients could get access to the medicine that they need.