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Meet the Congressman Who’s Heroically Breaking the Law by Giving Medical Cannabis to Sick Children

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Witnessing the slavery and imperialism being carried out by government during the mid-nineteenth century, Henry David Thoreau was compelled to apply his transcendental philosophy to challenge the fallacies of the state. Civil Disobedience is one of the greatest American texts, and was a prime influence for Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.

Civil disobedience is a familiar concept to those who realize that government does not possess a greater wisdom and justice than the individual simply because it is government. As Thoreau wrote, we have a duty to resist when the state is recognized as an agent of injustice.

This is sometimes even embraced by those working within the system. Rep. Allen Peake, a Georgia lawmaker, admitted that he defies unjust cannabis prohibition by bringing medical cannabis into Georgia from states where it is legal, such as Colorado. He recently delivered medical cannabis to a mother whose son suffers from seizures.

I got a text this morning from the mother of a young child who I delivered product to,” said Peake. “And the heartfelt thanks from this mother, the difference in this child – the increase in cognitive ability, the reduction in seizures, has been worth every bit of risk that I’ve taken.

Georgia residents have just begun their struggle to gain the freedom to treat their medical conditions with a plant that is proven to be effective for many ailments. The ability of medical cannabis to reduce or eliminate epileptic seizures—without harmful side effects—is astounding and is recognized by medical professionals. The biggest news at the last American Epilepsy Society conference was a landmark study showing that a cannabis extract vastly reduces seizures in children.

Yet this miracle treatment is denied to people in more than half of U.S. states and is still completely banned by the federal government as a Schedule 1 drug with “no currently accepted medical use.”

In the face of such injustice, some are moving to states with legal medical cannabis, some continue suffering or rely on prescription pills, and some engage in civil disobedience. Allen Peake is a model of virtue among a cesspool of state corruption.

He routinely visits former Georgians who now live in Colorado so they can treat their conditions without the fear of being locked in a cage.

Listen, I made a commitment to these families when I got involved, that I was willing to do whatever it took to make sure they had access to a product from a reputable manufacturer. I’ve made good on that promise. If it involved civil disobedience, it’s been absolutely worth it,” said Peake.

Rep. Peake has also introduced a bill in the Georgia House of Representatives that would expand the number of diseases and conditions for which cannabis oil can be prescribed, and also calls for “a minimum of two and a maximum of six in-state manufacturers for the production of all medical cannabis within the state by Dec. 1, 2016.” More than 100 House members have signed the bill.

The proposed bill follows up on Georgia’s first step taken last year to decriminalize medical cannabis, called the Haleigh’s Hope Act. It gave limited protections to those who use or administer cannabis oil, such as desperate parents who witness their child having endless seizures.

An Atlanta mom is having to resort to the black market to get the only thing that works to stop her daughter’s violent autistic episodes—medical cannabis. She showed a heartbreaking video to the local Channel 2 station of the father trying to restrain his 5-year-old daughter so she doesn’t severely bite herself. After trying 30 different supplements and medicines unsuccessfully, cannabis is the only thing that prevents the violent episodes and allows here daughter to engage in normal tasks. She buys cannabis on the black market and makes the oil extract at home.

Mike Buffington is editor of the Jackson County Herald, a self-professed conservative, and father to a 21-year-old son who has suffered seizures for 15 years. He wrote a column last month called I’m Growing Marijuana.

My pot plant is really something of a civic protest against absurd state policies that prevent children who suffer from seizure disorders from getting help,” said Buffington.

He found a variety of cannabis that is low in psychoactive properties and high in seizure-fighting substances. He is going to plant the seed and use an indoor grow kit, hoping to gain a green thumb through his act of defiance. Buffington will post pictures of the progress.

I’m making a political statement, but I’m trying to show that it’s just a plant. If it has the potential to help people, why not open the door and see what we can do with it?” said Buffington. “Obviously, if you’re going to do civil disobedience, you know what the penalties potentially are, and you’ve got to be willing to take those penalties.

In his case, possessing one plant would be a misdemeanor. No cops have come knocking on his door yet. Law enforcement must be in a quandary here, as charging Buffington would showcase the absurdity of “just doing their job.”

These acts of civil disobedience are enraging state prosecutors, who are undoubtedly working to derail Rep. Peake’s proposed House bill to expand medical cannabis access. The governor has already made his opposition clear, and there will be resistance in the Senate. Cannabis prohibition is too profitable for law enforcement and prison industries to give up easily.

The tide against these agents of injustice may already be too great for them to resist. Civil disobedience is among us and growing. Thoreau would be proud.

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  • Where is his Peace prize?

    • Yeah right. He’s truly doing something that’s good…. Plus there’s no power point presentation…..

  • Nice to see a republican doing this

  • This should be the norm everywhere

  • Oscar nomination for him.

  • Daniel Lowe

  • Way to go!

  • “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws”

    – Martin Luther King, Jr.
    The Free Thought Project.com (y)

  • Creating a cartel I see.

    • acabo de leer que los narcotraficantes mundiales dan las gracias a los estados por prohibir las drogas

  • May this politician’s actions be ONLY FOR THE CHILDREN, not for publicity…

    • I hear what you’re saying, and I’m the 1st to question any politician’s motives, but I doubt the child and his family care about the congressman’s motivations, they’re just glad it has improved the child’s quality of life. Even if the politician is doing this for publicity, good can still come from him maximizing his own self-interest. Not only is child doing better, but we’re talking about it now, so the news is definitely reaching people, some of whom may not understand the medicinal applications of cannabis. I think it’s a win all-around.

    • We definitely need CBD care! We need to stop pharma from blocking USE! more CHILDREN will benefit, along with other ppl health issues…

  • I had NO faith in republicans, but ive seen one argue for gay marriage, and now this guy. Shows that there is a pulse in the republican party after all.

    • ?

    • Just ffound out last night that Steven Tyler (AeroSmith lead singer) is a registered Republian.

  • Proud to say he is from Georgia!!!

  • OMG !!! if this is true? How heroic he would be…considering that A LOT ARE NOT CONVINCED…especially big pharmaceuticals…

  • This is awesome.

  • Guarantee you would never see something like this from that fat piece of crap Chris Christy!

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  • God bless him!!! May there be hundreds more like him!!

  • again polititions thinking their above the law arrest these idiots

    • You are an idiot

    • What’s wrong with you?

    • When politicians break the cycle of unjust laws for moral reasons, a law that shouldnt be a law in the first place, is a sign of the solution. Giving the risk he is taking, you can say hes taking a stand with the people, both parties are taking this government down a tyrannical path, I would say he is doing his job how the constitution the intended, he put ppl first, before his job.

  • Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslim.

    • Not all rednecks are douchebags, but Steve Voorheis is a douchebag

    • The American government are terrorists, Zionists running Israel slaughtering Palastinians are terrorists. Muslims are donating more water to Flint, Michigan then any one else, a predominantly christian town. All peoples should be respected #alllivesmatter.

    • pero que chorrada acabas de decir

    • Dudes a troll guys pay it no attention.

    • Of course, all those christians out there killing abortion doctors, bombing abortion clinics and harassing women and gays, nah, they’re not terrorists are they 😉

  • But major can poison hole city water n be free

  • That’s one of the most difficult problems with our government… Bought, destructive or worthless laws causing more trouble than if there was no law regarding it.

  • There is a difference between laws and comandments. The bible never said thou shall not fish without a license, but it does say I give you every seed bearing plant.

  • Cuando el arbol es recto sus ramas tambien RHC.

  • Genesis 1:29
    “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”

  • This what a HERO looks like, not some soldier taking money so that he can kill others under the cover of “taking orders.”

  • God Bless him, we need people to fess up that if it can help someone then give it to them. Totally frustrated with our government.

  • Thoreau is the bees knees.

  • you are a true leader …… thank you Sir

  • Freedom Fighter!

  • DEA agents are agents of DEATH! Repeal the so-called “Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970” which immorally, irrationally, hypocritically, unjustly, and unconstitutionally exempts the two most deadly and dangerous of all drugs, tobacco & alcohol, by name [21 U.S.C. s. 802(6)].

  • God bless him…..you are doing God’s work

  • God bless u

  • that’s called integrity !!

  • Cathleen Titcomb

  • So what if it helps the kids let it be so. I think most all of congress is on some kind of STUPID shit anyway they are all so damn stupid. It would have helped my wife with pain before she died but she did not want to break the law.

  • Contact your representatives –

  • Mike Haakenson

  • Just finished watching him in Weed3

  • He is a hero

  • Morality will always win over words on paper. For me at least. Blessings to that man for trying to make a few lives better.

  • Awesome news!

  • With the advancement of technology…..why do we NEED a president or representatives? Someone should make an app for that. A bill comes to your phone…..you hit yes or no….DONE

  • Goo luck to him,it’ll b years away but its a start

  • If a law is unjust it’s our right, and duty to openly disobey it!!

  • an unjust law is a crime,it’s application even more so -Gandhi

  • Good thinking blasting it all over social media! Way to keep it on the down-low. Smfh

    • He has publicly stated this in his news conferences.

  • You don’t change travesties of justice by being quiet. Awareness and education are the first steps to evolving into a better fairer society.

    • You don’t enact revolution without weapons like most liberals like to believe either!

    • Words and action are weapons…and actually more heroic. You don’t always have to actually launch projectiles.

    • OK. When an army Stands between you and the person you wish to say them to, let me know how that works for ya!

    • I wasn’t disagreeing with you. I was meaning words and actions could prevent the need for armies.

    • A possibility although highly unlikely with the circumstances we’re under at present. But it does take words to fan the flames of rebellion!

  • Sometimes breaking the law is the moral thing to do…

  • Pharmaceutical companies who kicked back cash to his campaign will immediately stop. Great job by the politician though for standing up.

  • Payton J. Curry

  • Good for him

  • Can u imagine the money the big pharma could loose…nice to see someone really cares

  • Dana Benoit

  • I know this could have saved my brother if it were available to him 🙁 He is an amazing politician <3

  • Good for him.

  • the laws are WRONG

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