Tuesday, March 27th, 2012Time:
11:00AM - 1:30PMLocation:
Rear Entrance/Fountain area (Commonwealth Ave side), Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Year after year the PA legislature takes up bill after bill and debates it until it reaches a vote - meanwhile our medical marijuana bills HB1653 and SB1003 languish in committees which don't seem to have any interest in having any debate. Marijuana could one day be legalized in Pennsylvania, for all adults or just for medical use, but it will take much more effort on the part of all interested parties if that is to become a reality. Can you help us bring 100 legalization-friendly citizens out to show their support? Join us on March 27th to rally at the state Capitol to rally for an end to cannabis prohibition. We need to show our elected officials that this issue is not going away; that cannabis consumers, advocates, and patients will not sit idly by while this plant remains unjustly classified as harmful. Thousands of people get arrested every year, the vast majority for simple possession, and many still languish in our jails. Sick and dying patients are forced to use harmful pharmaceuticals, but cannabis could give them a much higher quality of life. Many patients already choose to break the law and use cannabis as medicine, and these patients face possible arrest, unreasonable drug tests, loss of physician trust, and loss of pain management.
So bring some signs, your energy and devotion, and your friends to help us push for better cannabis laws here in PA.
Some Transportation options from Philadelphia:Amtrak:www.amtrak.com
641 Keystone Service
Departs Philadelphia, PA - 30th Street Station (PHL): 9:00 AM
Arrives Harrisburg, PA (HAR): 10:40 AM
Duration: 1 hr, 40 minTicket price: ~$25 each way
From the Harrisburg station it is about a 5-10 minute walk to the capitol building.MegaBus:http://us.megabus.com/default.aspx
Departs 8:10 AM Philadelphia, 30th St Station
Arrives 10:15 AM Harrisburg, Harrisburg Mall Parking Lot
Duration: 2hrs 5minsTicket price: 1 seat = $3.00
Here's a map to get from the mall to the capitol building - http://g.co/maps/yht4vBy Car:
Driving from Philadelphia to Harrisburg is about a 2 hour drive.
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