CNDP November 2016 Newsletter #1
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Giant Strides for Marijuana

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Marijuana reform took giant strides forward on Election Day. In this issue, we describe the results of eight ballot initiatives and applaud the fact that marijuana use now has a national base. As we anticipate Veterans Day on November 11, we lament that even as more than half the nation lives in states where medical marijuana is legal, those who have served our country – our veterans – are being left behind. 

Rev. Alexander E. Sharp, 
Executive Director, Clergy for a New Drug Policy
Marijuana:  A National Base

Marijuana reform took a quantum leap forward on election day. Until then, legal use had been confined to four western states: Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. It now has a national base.

Four new states – California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine  – voted to tax and regulate.  California is, of course, the biggest prize.  But with Massachusetts and Maine, the movement now extends coast-to-coast.

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Left Behind on Veterans Day
In moments of national conflict, perhaps nothing can be more devastating to a soldier than to be left behind. Sadly, as we approach the time of year to honor those who have faithfully served our country, this is the case for veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, cancer, depression, and other medical conditions.

Veterans have been left behind, and their medical providers have no ability to advocate for them.
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Take Action
Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture 
The government should not be able to seize property from innocent people. Help end policing for profit. 

Roll Back Harsh Mandatory Minimum Drug Laws
Ask your legislators to cosponsor the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.
Sign CNDP's Religious Declaration 
Join an interfaith cooperative against the War on Drugs.
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