Tell your Congressional Representatives - It is time to "Change the Schedule of Cannabis, Cannabis Laws, and Drug Czar Laws" Read and Sign the petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/change-the-schedule-of-cannabis-cannabis-laws-and-drug-czar-laws After you sign the petition, email your friendlies, share on facebook, or twitter from the petition page. If you have a website grab the widget so your visitors can sign it without leaving your website. This petition uses laws passed by Congress to point out that by their laws, the laws must change. If you haven't asked your representative and senator to support policy change, what are you waiting for? Sign the petition then send a email. Write one good letter, then copy/paste and send it to every Representative in every office, state and federal level. Every year 1.5 million people are sickened or severely injured by medication mistakes, and 100,000 die. According to a 2007 study by Furberg and colleagues, 4 of the top 10 deadliest drugs are the strong opiate painkillers like oxycodone. The fifth deadliest drug is acetaminophen, available one over-the-counter. It can cause irreversible and sometimes fatal liver damage in doses that are not much higher than the effective dose. Roughly 400 deaths and 42,000 hospitalizations occur each year due to acetaminophen overdoses. Darvon and Darvocet, a mild opiate drug have been found to be no more effective than aspirin- yet they can cause heart damage. 86 million people suffer chronic pain. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) more than 1/3 of Americans suffer a chronic pain condition at some point in their life. In a 1998 guide on directions of pain research by the NIH, and still in today's economy as noted in a NIH January 2010 document, the economic impact is 100 Billion Dollars a year. Not one person has ever died from cannabis in the entire history of the plant! Cannabis is a proven anti-inflammaory. Inflammation causes diseases of all sorts. If the body is low on cannabinoids, just as with any other deficiency, the body does not function correctly since the endocannabinoid system regulates all other systems in the body. Misinformation has done much damage over the last 73 years as has the war on a plant and those who use it. Cannabis has continually been shown to be a remarkable anti-inflammatory which could be of great help to the 86 million people that suffer chronic pain. No one ever died from cannabis/marijuana though much suffering has taken place from the prohibition of it. It is time to end this travesty. Lack of cannabinoids - can cause cancer, digestive ailments, migrains, fibromyalgia, just to name a few. We are now generations into cannabinoid deprivation and the health consequences are showing.