Guelph, Ontario (PRWEB) April 20, 2005
Marco Renda the well known Medicinal Marijuana Guru had a visit from four drug enforcement units on Friday, and lost not only the plants he was growing for a sick friend but his liberty too. Marco the founder and leader of one of the biggest online communities ÂTreating Yourself.comÂ (http://www.treatingyourself.com) was arrested and had 31 of the plants he was growing taken, along with his computer!
His bail conditions do not permit him to have any dealings what so ever with his community or friends world wide. Will this stop the wonderful work that goes on quietly and in a non-profit way? No, of course it wouldnÂt! We are all supporting him and continuing his wonderful vision from all parts of the globe. We have to, we are all in the same boat, and we are all ÂGuiltyÂ of using a benign herb to improve the quality of our lives.
The word got out to the TY community in the early hours of the morning. Many were shocked that a man who does so much good, for so many people could be treated in this way, the messages on the forum are many and varied, offering support and donations, love and any help that is needed. ÂIt really is heart warming to see the influx of supporters from around the globe, this shows a true sense of solidarity, a solidarity that can not be easily ignored.Â the newly appointed representative told us. ÂThe voice of Âthe peopleÂ cannot continue to go unheard! WE must stand united in this; if we do we will win!Â
The charges Marco faces are as follows: 3 counts Trafficking, 3 counts exportation out of country, 1 count cultivation (this is the Health Canada error and is likely to be dropped), 1 count possession for the purpose (cannabis resin).
Marco Renda returns to court May 2 to set his next court date.
What has happened has overwhelmed a worldwide community, people who can not speak highly enough of what Marco Renda does and has done for them; ÂPersonally if i hadn't found this place i would be dead, this place saved my life many times and has saved so many others tooÂ said one of the members, ÂMarco Renda has only tried to help other suffering people. Some who would have died without his help. He has done nothing but be a Good Samaritan to those in need. Isn't that what we are supposed to do?Â said another, ÂThis man has given me back my life, I am still in chronic pain but not alone anymore because of TY and Marco RendaÂ, ÂI count myself blessed to be called a friend of Marco Renda. In my eyes there has never been a man more giving and caring (in his own special way)Â.
A call goes out to all our friends around the globe, now is the time to stand tall, join forces and let the governments of our world know that we are a mightier force than they thought possible. The authorities must be made aware that we will not sit back and watch someone who many look up to as a leading light in the fight for the sick and disabled to use an ancient herb to help with their suffering. They are waging a global war on drugs look at what is happening in Amsterdam, the UK, everywhere! Read up on it...it is not just confined to our own countries. This is all part and parcel of it. The government really doesn't care if the sick and disabled uses a little Marijuana now and then. It might even prove to be useful some day in terms of taxes, as long as they donÂt help too many people or make too much noise! This is all politics folks. This all comes down to money. It is the bottom line.
The government(s) of course want control of this miracle we call Marijuana, in their own way. In the meantime, while control is being established by either side of this war, the sick are in pain and people are dying.
We ask people that you write to the Prime Minister of Canada and The Minister of Health, requesting that these charges be dropped and his property returned, so a sick man (whose only wish is to help others in the same situation) can get on with his life and doing what he does best Â helping others. Please also write to your Government and ask them to write to the Canadian Government and ask for clemency and a decent policy on the whole issue of Medicinal Marijuana.
Marco Renda should be held up as a real Canadian, a true pioneer, a hero, not a criminal.
Until such time that Marijuana is legal for all peoples round the world, the Medicinal Marijuana community will continue to grow and will support each other, with our networks and contacts.
Written for, and on behalf of; Members from the Medicinal Marijuana Community World Wide, by People Helping People.
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