Michele says he only has a 4 day supply left.
There's donation links for Visa and paypal on that page.
As well, people can contact email@example.com
as he's in regular contact with Michelle. I believe jeremy is updating
Steve's jail blog./including comments from Michelle.
jail blog http://blog.myspace.com/letfreedomgrow
Statement from Steve and Michele.
Monday, February 06, 2006
Statement from my wife and me
Current mood: crushed
Category: News and Politics
Ten years ago, my husband and I decided we wanted to legitimize the only
medicine he knew of that gave relief for his disease, marijuana. We thought
it was a simple request. I mean the authorities always said, If you dont
like the law, change it.
Well, we did change the law along with the help of a majority of
Californians. Little did we understand the full weight of the opposition we
would encounter. The retribution and anger of those who have a vested
interest in keeping the War against those who use marijuana going, has been
breathtaking to say the least.
You see, this really is a war against people. This so called War against
Drugs is actually a war against the people of the earth. Governments around
the world are literally waging an international civil war against their own
people in order to keep us from using God-given plants to improve our lives
But governments must deny that this is a war against their own people, for
to admit that they are warring against their own people would mean that they
are tyrants. And what is tyranny? The definition of tyranny is terrorism
against your own people. Fascism is fear of your own government.
We medical marijuana patients find ourselves taking the brunt of this
tyrannical abuse with no relief. We are actually, political causalities of
war, but for governments to admit we are political is to ennoble our cause
and create an opportunity for change. For governments, this is not an
option. There is too much vested interest in keeping this tyranny/War on
Drugs going. Prisons and correctional officer unions, US grants, and loss of
judicial business in the area of medical marijuana is a loss of big
dollars. As polite society we accept this civil War on Drugs and bow down
to the will of the government, rather than to be targeted, marginalized and
called criminals. Steve has never been afraid of being targeted.
Steve and I have always been and will always be politicians regardless of
the labels governments attempt to place on us. We will continue to champion
the rights of individuals to choose the medicine of their choice. God gives
our bodies to us; we are not the property of the government. Governments
have no right or authority under God, to force us to take the medicines or
eat the toxin enriched preservative foods they wish us to ingest, but in
this day and age, they do believe that they can tell us what to eat, when to
eat it, and how.
Steve is suffering the consequences of this governmental policy. Because he
is at their mercy in jail, he has decided not to fight, but rather to give
in to the path of least resistance placed before him. He has decided to
allow Placer to experiment on him with Marinol and Lisinopril.
I can understand his decision. He is helpless in their care. He is also sick
and tired of seeing our family suffer because of his marijuana use. Since
he uses such copious amounts of cannabis, our family is virtually a prisoner
in our home. We cannot travel due to the illegality, social stigma and stink
of cannabis. Worse of all, we are threatened with our children being removed
Frankly, we are beyond frustration. Steves only wish is to live with us in
peace, but so long as he has to produce and use so much marijuana our family
is at constant risk. The government believes that marijuana people are not
supposed to exist, reproduce, or pretend to be anything but losers,
criminals and the dregs of society. At some point you bend to this pressure.
Now that Steve is under Placer's control, they are doing what we predicted
they would do: they are experimenting on Steve to prove that marijuana is a
hoax and a fraud. They are more than willing to put the delicate balance his
body has achieved after 30 years into serious jeopardy just to prove that
people receive no benefit from cannabis.
Steve has been on Marinol for a week and lisinopril for four days. Yes, this
combination has brought down his blood pressure, but we do not know the long
term effects. Before Steve was a politician, he was a scientist and took the
scientific process seriously. In the 10 years I have lived with him, he has
always been extremely cautious with his body and approached any new therapy
from a scientific point of view. Any new food or supplement he tried, he
collected evidence and waited to see what the long term effects would be on
his health before he ever made a ringing endorsement.
Now, his is being thrown into an experiment, not of his choice, and he is
gleefully extolling the benefits of Marinol before adequately seeing what
the long term effects are. This is not normal for him, but is he himself
after being thrown into such a stressful situation? We do not know if
Marinol will control the growth of his tumors, but we do know from studies
by Guzman of Spain that cannabis will definitely control the growth of his
tumors. Of course, Steve is under tremendous physical stress. He has been
taken off of his medicine of choice as well as denied the special diet he
needs to keep his body in balance. Jail does funny things to the mind as
well. To be caged like an animal, especially so unjustly eats away at the
soul. But Steve is willing put his health and life in jeopardy just to keep
his family safe.
What a choice to force on a human. It is a blatant abuse of human rights.
God placed this plant and many others on this earth for a purpose. Who are
these government officials to sit in judgment of one of Gods creations?
Obviously they believe they are above God and that they may decide which
plants deserve to survive and which are a menace to society and must be
eradicated from the earth. How presumptuous of them and terrifying for us.
If governments believe they are above God, where is there any
My family is in an impossible predicament. It seems that in order to have a
normal life, we must abandon the only medicine Steve has used for 30 years,
or risk continual harassment from the governments of earth. We are only one
family against a huge beast that cannot admit it is wrong about a plant
because to do so would be to lose credibility and control.
It has been seven years of hard fighting for this family. We tried to make
change by passing a law, defending it in court and running for office. We
are beaten up and $35,000 in debt from fighting this battle. We had a life
in Canada, but now we must start over and I have no idea where we will feel
safe. At what point to you decide enough is enough?
Im afraid Steve is at that point. He has decided that giving in to the
government and pharmaceuticals is the path of least resistance. I just hope
that he survives this experiment, But if he does, what kind of a person will
he be when he is released from jail? Will his spirit or his mind survive
this treatment? I dont know.
Honestly, this whole experience has been worse for me and the kids. We dont
know where we will go, or what we will do. The only hope that gets me
through this unbelievable nightmare is that change is inevitable. The cat is
out of the bag about the healing benefits of cannabis. It has helped Steve
for 25 years. I trust that the future will be different and we as humans
will be able to freely choose the foods, plants, and physical activities we
need to be in the best health we can achieve, for if we dont feel good, we
cant do good.
Thank you for your support, my family could not survive without you.
Our gratitude knows no bounds. I only hope our situation educates and
enlightens causing this world to become a more tolerant place for our
children in the future.