Scheduled to speak are Medlock, White, Toke Signals editor Steve Elliott, and activists Michelle Benton, Ina Epps, Regina King Vinzant, Robert M. Malone, Skip Eckarts, Marcus J. Echols and, the deputy director of Peachtree NORML, Dean Sines of Georgia.
“Why keep paying the pharmaceutical companies to only mask the problem?” asked organizer Medlock. “Pills kill; cannabis heals!”
“People need to unite, en masse, to show the government the will of the people,” Faye said.
“Alabama has a big opiates overdose epidemic,” White told Toke Signals. “If we had an alternative medicine, then that would be reduced. Cannabis has no overdoses, ever; it cures cancer and treats several chronic illnesses, including epilepsy and chronic pain.”
“I am delighted and pumped to be a part of this effort to get medicine to the people who need it in my home state of Alabama,” Elliott said. “All of us at the State Capitol on Thursday should remember the state motto of the Heart of Dixie: We Dare Defend Our Rights.”
“I feel that it is most important for people to come out and support the efforts of groups like Remove Cannabis Prohibition In The USA, MCAA, NORML, and all the grassroots organizations fighting for safe access and patients rights wherever you are,” Sines said.
“These groups are made up of everyday day people that give their time and more, fighting to give a voice to the people.
“So please so your support however you can and together we can and will make a change,” Dean said. “Remember you don’t have to be a cannabis user to be a supporter, just be on the side of Truth, Justice and Freedom.”