Unable to provide a speaker at tonight’s meeting, Executive Director Jack Cole provides a letter of support and endorsement to the Board of Oak Creek, Colorado, endorsing their efforts in the struggle for medical marijuana. The letter, which will be read into the public record at tonight’s meeting follows:
On March 16, 2002, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) an international, nonprofit, educational, drug-policy-reform organization was created to give voice to current and former members of law enforcement (police, judges, prosecutors, DEA and Customs officials, prison wardens and corrections officers at the local, state, and federal levels) who believe that the ìWar on Drugsî has failed in all of its intended goals. The mission of LEAP is to reduce the multitude of harms resulting from fighting the war on drugs and to lessen the incidence of death, disease, crime, and addiction by ultimately ending drug prohibition.
LEAP encourages the efforts of the Oak Creek Town Board to make a recommendation to it’s congressman to support a resolution endorsing the use of medical marijuana in the state of Colorado. Seldom has our government been less wise or more perverse than in adopting a policy calling for the arrest of patients attempting to save their lives or ease their pain with medicine recommended by their doctors.
Legalizing the use of medical marijuana for registered patients would be recognition of a policy that does substantially more harm than good. It would be a beacon of reason and compassion in the fog of drug war hysteria.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition