If you have friends or relatives who are "on the fence" about signing the petition, sit them down in front of a computer, click that first link in my sig, and tell them to "just read the titles"!
If they are half way sane, they will sign the petition before they get half-way through my List!
If your older relatives are against cannabis legalization, show them things like this- WebMD is a very
respectable medical site and that first one is a doozie!
Marijuana May Slow Alzheimer's (news - 2006) Marijuana May Slow Alzheimer's
"The Alzheimer's drugs Aricept and Cognex work by blocking acetylcholinesterase. When tested at double the concentration of THC, Aricept blocked plaque formation only 22% as well as THC, and Cognex blocked plaque formation only 7% as well as THC."
Ask them which would they logically
prefer- a less-effective and expensive pill with several unpleasant side effects
, or an easy to grow, very effective, herbal medicine with the main side effect being that it "makes you feel good"?
And then there's these, all from WebMD-
Marijuana Chemical Fights Hardened Arteries Marijuana Chemical Fights Hardened Arteries
Chemicals in Marijuana May Fight MRSA Marijuana Ingredients May Fight MRSA
Marijuana's Active Ingredient Targets Deadly Brain Cancer Marijuana's Active Ingredient Targets Deadly Brain Cancer
Marijuana May Fight Lung Tumors Marijuana May Fight Lung Tumors
Marijuana Ingredients Slow Invasion by Cervical and Lung Cancer Cells Pot Slows Cancer in Test Tube
Marijuana Ingredient May Cut Fibromyalgia Pain Marijuana Ingredient May Cut Fibromyalgia Pain
Cannabis Relieves Multiple Sclerosis Pain (news - 2004) Cannabis Relieves Multiple Sclerosis Pain
Pot Chemical May Curb Inflammation (news – 2007) Pot Chemical May Curb Inflammation
Pot-Based Drug Promising for Arthritis Pot-Based Drug Promising for Arthritis
Teen Pot Smoking Won't Lead to Other Drugs as Adults (news - 2010) Teen Pot Smoking Won't Lead to Other Drugs as Adults
Heavy Marijuana Use Doesn't Damage Brain (news – 2003) Heavy Marijuana Use Doesn't Damage Brain
Marijuana Smoking Doesn't Kill Marijuana Smoking Doesn't Kill
You might even make some print ups of those and leave them in local laundromats, college lounges or other places bored people gather!
Once the medical facts about cannabis become known, the NEED for legalization becomes obvious!