Petition Tag - drug

1. Stop The Drugging of Baby Animals

BABY DRUGGED WILD ANIMALS in Mexico for profit! --- WRONG!

Along the Riviera Maya coastline, there is a terrible event happening involving tourists. Local handlers are bringing in baby lions, baby lemurs, baby monkeys, and more to have tourists pay them $20.00 USD a piece to take a picture with them. These baby animals are drugged daily so they will stay docile, AND the government of México has given these handlers permissions for this tourist related money maker.

Do you know what happens to these scared baby wild animals when they grow and are not BABY anymore?

They get ditched in cages and forgotten about. This is wrong.

-- Please sign this petition to show the Mexican government that this is wrong.--

Leave the baby wild animals alone. Just recently a lady carrying by airplane a cat, was busted as it was a baby lion instead. So apparently the babies arrive even illegally.

WORLD INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE will be a big step to stopping this awful trade. Please sign or better yet, personally write to President Enrique Pena Nieto and tell him that this is wrong:

enrique.penanieto@presidencia.gob.mxand please also send it to us atcenotes@prodigy.net.mx Thanks!

2. REMOVE DRUGS FROM OUR 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD GRADERS' CURRICULUM

NON-RESEARCHED DRUG EDUCATION FAILS.

IT TAKES AWAY FEAR AND SHOULD NOT BE USED TO ATTEMPT INFLUENCE ON OUR GRADE SCHOOL CHILDREN.

3. Petition to REPRIEVE Ugandans on death row and life imprisonment in China

Over 45 Ugandans are on death row and life sentence in China.

4. Ban Synthetic Cannabis

At present synthetic cannabis also known as "herbal incense" is being sold over the counter by at least 5 shops here in Bendigo and also being delivered after hours by another service.

This drug/poison is 10 times stronger than THC and carries with it a much higher risk of physical and mental damage to the user, yet is legally being sold to kids as young as 15.

5. Keep CYRENIANS MIDDLESBOROUGH Open

Due to Local government funding issues, the CYRENIANS has lost their bid for funding.

This petition is to try to keep this agency open.

6. Produce more of the childhood cancer drug Methotrexate for our angel's sake

Medication used to treat the most common form of childhood leukemia is in short supply, adding to the largest nationwide shortage of critical lifesaving hospital medications in nearly a decade.

All five pharmaceutical companies that make the injection drug methotrexate, which treats acute lymphoblastic leukemia by slowing the growth of cancer cells, have either slowed and stopped manufacturing of the drug, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The companies have cited high demand or manufacturing delays as reasons for the shortage.

If the shortage continues, physicians and pharmacists fear thousands of children will be left without lifesaving treatment.

7. Aid for the poorest of the United States

Billions and billions of U.S. money is sent every year to foreign countries.

Let's temporarily suspend a percentage of foreign aid and concentrate for a while on helping the poorest regions of the United States get a leg up.

8. Support the use of Alternative/Unconventional medicine. T.H.C The Cure For Cancer

I would like to refer you to numerous studies (since 1974!) that show that cannabinoids kills cancer cells, shrink tumors, halts the spread of invasive carcinomas, and prevents occurrence; cannabinoids signal the cancer to go into apoptosis which is “programmed cell death” after Ceramide begins production.

Studies:
-university of VA -THC causes kills leukaemia cells;
-University of Texas study showing the CB1 receptor (which is activated by cannabis) suppresses colorectal cancer tumor, when the CB-1 receptor is lost cancer can occur;
-Univ of Southern Florida study showing that cannabis blocks cancer causing viruses;
-Harvard study showing cannabis cuts lung cancer growth in half;
-The British Journal of Cancer reports that cannabis treats prostate cancer;
-Pacific Medical Center Research Institute found that cannabis halts breast cancer.

9. Make Truvia Natural Sweetener Illegal in Canada

Since a video of Saskatoon Radio Personality Ryder allegedly smoking the drug salvia divinorum started making its rounds on the internet there has been an alarming increase in those opposed to the drug – which is legal. Truvia natural sweetener is also legal, made from stevia plants (Stevia is a genus of about 240 species of herbs and shrubs in the sunflower family).

Just like salvia, it has very little genetic connection to the cane and coco plants from which the most common habit-forming drugs, like sugar, cocaine, and crack are derived from. But it should be illegal because someone made a petition that says so.

10. Break up the FDA

The FDA was originally founded during a time when consumable products were not always what they seemed. During that time, before big pharmaceutics or large farms were even dreamed of, the two combined- food and drugs- was not an issue. Now, it is.

Food and drugs are two completely separate things. One is a necessity for life and the other is for health and improvement of the human body. These two things being one means less control over either part and more power to the heads of this entity. It cannot keep itself straight for all the grand amounts of information that must be kept straight. It has shown its loss of potency and power the last decade as it passed fatal drugs for us to consume and allows new breeds of plants to be promoted with little prior inspection.

It has become the lap dog of big seed companies such as Monsanto (search for bills H.R. 875, H.R. 2741, and H.R. 759) and large pharmacological companies (look up Posicor and Lipitor for more). They also spend our money trying to ban natural foods and supplements while letting unnatural drugs continue to harm and kill.
Please read and sign this petition. Our food (as it comes to us), our agriculture (the way our food is grown and produced), our medical and surgical devices (from a new scapula design to a new form of radiation treatment), and drugs should be treated as separate and unique processes and should, therefore, each have their own bureaucracy.

11. Require Wellfare Recipients to Take Mandatory Drug Tests

A social networking site has revealed that 850,000 people would sign this petition.

People are tired of their tax dollars going to drug addicts.

12. Remove Cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug

Schedule I is the only category of controlled substances that may not be prescribed by a physician. Under 21 U.S.C. § 812b, drugs must meet three criteria in order to be placed in Schedule I:

* The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
* The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
* There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.

In 1970, Congress placed cannabis into Schedule I on the advice of Assistant Secretary of Health Roger O. Egeberg. His letter to Harley O. Staggers, Chairman of the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, indicates that the classification was intended to be provisional:

Dear Mr. Chairman: In a prior communication, comments requested by your committee on the scientific aspects of the drug classification scheme incorporated in H.R. 18583 were provided. This communication is concerned with the proposed classification of marijuana.

It is presently classed in schedule I(C) along with its active constituents, the tetrahydrocannibinols and other psychotropic drugs.

Some question has been raised whether the use of the plant itself produces "severe psychological or physical dependence" as required by a schedule I or even schedule II criterion. Since there is still a considerable void in our knowledge of the plant and effects of the active drug contained in it, our recommendation is that marijuana be retained within schedule I at least until the completion of certain studies now underway to resolve the issue. If those studies make it appropriate for the Attorney General to change the placement of marijuana to a different schedule, he may do so in accordance with the authority provided under section 201 of the bill. . .

Sincerely yours, (signed) Roger O. Egeberg, M.D.[1]

The reference to "certain studies" is to the then-forthcoming National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse. In 1972, the Commission released a report favoring decriminalization of cannabis. The Richard Nixon administration took no action to implement the recommendation, however. A protracted struggle ensued in which cannabis reform activists began working through all three branches of government to reschedule the drug.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_rescheduling_in_the_United_States

13. Revolving door - Monsters on the loose in America

CHILD ABUSE: Each week, child protective services (CPS) agencies throughout the United States receive more than 50,000 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect. In 2002, 2.6 million reports concerning the welfare of approximately 4.5 million children were made.

In approximately two-thirds (67 percent) of these cases, the information provided in the report was sufficient to prompt an assessment or investigation. As a result of these investigations, approximately 896,000 children were found to have been victims of abuse or neglect—an average of more than 2,450 children per day.
More than half (60 percent) of victims experienced neglect, meaning a caretaker failed to provide for the child's basic needs. Fewer victims experienced physical abuse (nearly 20 percent) or sexual abuse (10 percent), though these cases are typically more likely to be publicized. An average of nearly four children die every day as a result of child abuse or neglect (1,400 in 2002). Children of all ages experience abuse and neglect, but the youngest children are most vulnerable. Children younger than 1 year old accounted for 41 percent of all abuse-related deaths reported in 2002; three-quarters (76 percent) of those killed were younger than 4.

RAPE: Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted. Rape is a serious problem in the United States today. The United States has the highest rape rate among countries which report such statistics. It is 4 times higher than that of Germany, 13 times higher than that of England and 20 times higher than that of Japan. 7.6 % of women in the United States have survived a completed or attempted rape. Of these, 21.6% were younger than age 12 when they were first raped, and 32.4% were between the ages of 12 and 17. (Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women, Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, November, 2000) The FBI estimates that only 37% of all rapes are reported to the police. U.S. Justice Department statistics are even lower, with only 26% of all rapes or attempted rapes being reported to law enforcement officials. The National College Women Sexual Victimization Study estimated that between 1 in 4 and 1 in 5 college women experience completed or attempted rape during their college years (Fisher 2000). One out of every six American women have been the victims of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.

Murder: Crime in the United States is characterized by relatively high levels of gun violence and homicide, compared to other developed countries.In 2005, 24% of the incidents of violent crime, a weapon was present.

Offenders had or used a weapon in 48% of all robberies, compared with 22% of all aggravated assaults and 7% of all rapes/sexual assaults in 2005.

Homicides are most often committed with guns, especially handguns. In 2005, 55% of homicides were committed with handguns, 16% with other guns, 14% with knives, 5% with blunt objects, and 11% with other weapons. # Per every 1,000 persons in that racial group, 32 blacks, 23 whites and 18 persons of other races sustained a violent crime.

In 2006 —-
* Per every 1,000 persons in that racial group, 32 blacks, 23 whites and 18 persons of other races sustained a violent crime.
* Black, white, and other races experienced one per 1,000 person rates of rape/sexual assault.

There is a reported 90 guns for every 100 people in the U.S. Out of the 875 million known guns in the world, the U.S. owns 270 million of them.

Within 3 years of being released 67% of the ex-prisoners are rearrested and 52% are actually re-incarcerated.

In 1995 the government allocated 5.1 billion dollars for new prison space. Every $100 million spend in construction will cost $1.6 billion in finance and operational costs over the next 3 decades.[12] Taxpayers spend $60 billion a year for prisons.

14. Alvarado drug testing mandate

FINANCES: based on LAST years enrollment rates and the cost per drug test for the school it did cost the school around $11,520 for the testing of students. $15 per test, 8 times a year, 10% of the enrolled students in the drug testing were tested in each round of testing(96 students tested every month).

In athletics last year there were 201 students 201x15=$3,015
so the school spent $14,535 on drug testing last year please remember that all these numbers are from last year. Now that the program is mandatory the cost per year is expected to double.

PRIVACY: why does the school think its there job to know what everyone does in there own free time.

PARENTS DECISION: if our parents sign to have us NOT in the program then the school tells us that we still have to join the drug testing program just for a parking spot at the school.

15. Manditory Drug/Alcohol Screening for Welfare Recipients

As an American Citizen I have to undergo random drug alcohol screening so I can keep the job I love. It is humiliating, but a necessary evil.

I understand that by me working, a portion of my check is taken out to provide for the needy. I believe this it is a good thing that is being abused.

I see people everyday that I know are drug users cashing Welfare checks, and are perfectly able to work.

If the people receiving the aid had to go through the same kind of screening that I do to provide the aid, the Government would not be in the red.

16. Demand Rite Aid Corporation CEO to get congress and the President to enact HR 676

Today in America companies distort the legislation process with contributions and lobbyists.

Therefore in order to get action done needed for the people, we the people need to take our petition to some of the companies that give money to legislators and the President of the United States.