CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

 

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A FEW OF THE FACTS AND DOCUMENTS FROM THE FIRST GO AROUND WITH KENTUCKY OVER MARIJUANA CHARGES IN 1995.

IN THIS FIRST CASE I WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH THREE FELONY COUNTS OF TRAFFICKING; WITH-IN 1000 YRDS OF A SCHOOL = 1 FELONY EACH, FOR A TOTAL OF 6 FELONIES. I FACED UP TO 45 YRS. BEHIND BARS ON EACH COUNT. THIS WAS MY FIRST DRUG OFFENSE.

FOR PROVIDING MEDICINE AND SACRAMENT (CANNABIS/MARIJUANA) TO A NARC POSING AS A CANCER PATIENT, WHO CAME TO MY MINISTRY ASKING ME FOR MY HELP.

SOME OF THE DOCUMENTATION IS FOUND HERE BELOW… AS I FIND THE REST, MORE WILL BE UPLOADED.

* THE IS THE SECOND NEWS ARTICLE WRITTEN ABOUT THIS CASE, AFTER CONVICTION WHILE ON PROBATION, DURING A REVOCATION CASE STEMMING FROM THE ORIGINAL CONVICTION, I WAS STILL TRYING TO MAKE MY POINT TO THE COURTS AND PROBATION AND PROVE TO THEM THAT THEY ALREADY KNOW MARIJUANA IS A MEDICINE {STILL TRYING TO LOCATE COPIES OF THE FIRST NEWS ARTICLE OF MY ARREST IN 1995}

NOTICE ALL THESE ARTICLES… THIS CASE… NEGLECTED TO MENTION THAT I AM A MINISTER, THAT THIS UNDERCOVER CAME TO MY MINISTRY REQUESTING HELP DISGUISED AS A CANCER PATIENT, OR ANYTHING AT ALL OF MY “FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS” TO FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR THE PRACTICE OF…

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY)

July 12, 1999

Section: News

The Politics of Pot (FRONT PAGE – HEADLINES)
For Warren County woman, smoking marijuana was a health issue; to the courts, it was a matter of law
Author: MELINDA J. OVERSTREET, the Daily News Online

Article Text:

Mary Louise Thomas had to make a choice: Give up smoking marijuana, which she contends enables her to function, or risk five years in prison.

“It was a choice between being ill and being in prison, basically,” Thomas said.

The Bowling Green woman, now 33, choose the latter and pleaded guilty in November to one count of trafficking marijuana within 1,000 yards of a school. She said marijuana helps relieve a variety of symptoms caused by glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia.

She was sentenced to five years in prison, but the sentence was suspended with probation on the condition that she submit to random drug testing and that she not use drugs or alcohol.

Thomas and her attorney, Gatewood Galbraith of Lexington, didn’t object to the drug testing in general, but to testing for marijuana. The judge ordered the test anyway.

She told her probation officer she would try other treatments, but “if nothing else was working – if the medications didn’t ease the pain and I wasn’t able to function – that I would go back to using marijuana,” she said.

Thomas began noticing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis in 1987. She began using marijuana to treat those symptoms within a year, although it wasn’t officially diagnosed until 1995.

With glaucoma, pressure from eye fluid builds up which damages the optic nerve. The condition can cause migraine headaches, vomiting and can lead to blindness, she said, and marijuana has been proven in several studies to reduce the pressure.

Fibromyalgia causes muscle tissue to draw up and harden, and marijuana is a natural muscle relaxer, she said, which “eases the pain.” Since the pain makes her so uncomfortable, a “side effect” of fibromyalgia is insomnia. She contends smoking marijuana allows her to rest.

Thomas said the fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis also make it difficult for her to swallow, leave her with little appetite and nausea, but the marijuana helps all this, too.

But even with all the good that she said the drug does her, Thomas doesn’t deny she broke the law. She admits to selling marijuana to an undercover officer, but she believed he was also using it for medicinal purposes after they discussed it for several weeks before the sale. She said she would only sell it to adults “who were using it in a healthy manner as I was” and not to children, as might be inferred by the charge of trafficking near a school.

Thomas said she only sold enough to cover the expense of buying her own.

In March she failed a drug screening after she went back to her treatment of choice, causing her probation to be revoked June 23.

“I had stated to (Circuit Judge John D. Minton Jr.) that it was a medication I needed … and if they were going to lock me up for trying to remain healthy, they needed to go ahead and do so,” Thomas said.

She said he granted her a medical-cause hearing, but it didn’t seem that any of the evidence presented backing the medicinal use of marijuana was really considered.

Minton said he is “ethically prohibited from commenting on a pending case.”

Seven states have legalized some medicinal use of marijuana, but the medical community has not embraced it. Kentucky isn’t one of these states.

Galbraith is appealing the probation revocation to the Kentucky Court of Appeals, because Thomas smoked the marijuana for medicinal purposes. He claims that in this, as well as other pending cases, the criminalization of marijuana is unconstitutional because it invades an individual’s right of privacy and is an unreasonable use of police force.

Caption:
Mary Louise Thomas keeps the lights in her house turned off and the curtains drawn to lessen the effects of glaucoma. Thomas is challenging the revocation of her probation on the grounds her marijuana use was for medicinal purposes. (Photo by Paul Conrad)

Copyright, 1999, News Publishing LLC (Bowling Green, KY)
Record Number: /bgd/raw/articles/stories/199907/12/marijuana_news.html

REPORTERS DON’T LISTEN AND DON’T REPORT ANYTHING ACCURATELY

I HAVE S.M.S. {STIFF MAN’S SYNDROME, I WAS THE FIRST WOMAN IN THE WORLD DIAGNOSED AND ONLY THE THIRD PERSON IN THE WORLD TO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED AT THE TIME… SO IT BECAME KNOWN AS S.P.S. STIFF PERSON’S SYNDROME TODAY}, IT IS LIKE M.S. AND WAS TOLD I HAD M.S. FROM 1987 UNTIL 1995, AND IT IS STIFF MAN’S THAT STIFFENS/HARDENS THE TISSUE NOT FIBROMYALGIA AND I EXPLAINED ALL THIS TO THEM AT THE TIME… IDIOTS !

I ALSO FOR THE RECORD HAVE OPEN-ANGLE GLAUCOMA, 3 RUPTURED DISK IN MY NECK AND 2 IN MY LOWER BACK, P.T.S.D. AND I HAVE HAD A FEW GO AROUNDS WITH CANCER, ON MY THIRD NOW.

I ALSO EXPLAINED I TOLD THE JUDGE {A MATTER OF COURT RECORD} IN THE CASE THAT I HAD ALREADY TRIED ALL THEIR DRUGS AND TREATMENTS AND THAT IF THEY WERE GOING TO ARREST ME FOR USING MEDICAL MARIJUANA THEY NEEDED TO NOT WASTE ANY MORE OF THEIR TIME OR THE TAX PAYERS MONEY – THAT I WOULD NEVER PASS ANY DRUG TEST FOR THC AND THAT THEY SHOULD GO AHEAD AND LOCK ME AWAY NOW TO AVOID THE ADDED TIME AND COST

* THIRD NEWS ARTICLE (EDITORIAL)

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY)

July 15, 1999

Section: Editorials

Marijuana battle
Medicinal uses of drug must be at least explored

Article Text:

The case of Mary Louise Thomas of Bowling Green brings the national debate about the legalization of marijuana for medicinal use to the local level.

Ms. Thomas suffers from glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. Glaucoma can increase pressure on the optic nerve, cause migraine headaches and vomiting, while fibromyalgia causes muscles to harden, causing severe pain.

Ms. Thomas claims marijuana helps alleviate her symptoms.

The medical community has not rallied to support such claims. Medical professionals claim pain medication can do everything marijuana can, with fewer side effects.Yet using marijuana for medicinal reasons has a number of articulate – and surprising – defenders. Richard Brookhiser, an editor of the conservative political magazine National Review, has supported the drug’s legalization since he used it during a bout with testicular cancer.

Despite medical professionals’ testimony to the contrary, marijuana did help him when traditional drugs failed to ease his pain, Mr. Brookhiser said. Because of the government’s prejudice against marijuana, it has never been tested sufficiently and fairly by federal labs, he claimed.

Clearly, those who use marijuana because they are sick and hurting are in an entirely different category than the casual drug user. They are no threat to society, and one can sympathize with their condition. All they seek to do is alleviate their pain.

Although the law in Kentucky prohibits such use, there should be leniency shown to people who use marijuana exclusively for medical reasons.

The law must be just and wise and also, at times, merciful.

To penalize a woman for trying to ease her suffering is not wise, just or merciful.

It also would be wise for the federal government to do definitive scientific experiments with marijuana to discover if it does have the therapeutic properties that supporters claim.

Copyright, 1999, News Publishing LLC (Bowling Green, KY)
Record Number: /bgd/raw/articles/stories/199907/15/marijuana_editorials.html

SOME OF THE FACTS…

THEY CAN NOT TAX A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE!
{1969 Leary v. United States}

MARIJUANA IS NOT ILLEGAL… IT IS HOW EVER A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE…

CONTROLLED BY WHAT ??? POLICE ???

NO !

CONTROLLED BY THE 1937 TAX ACT & D.E.A.’S CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT.

A TAX MOST HAVE NEVER BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PAY.

AND AN ACT THAT SAYS, “MARIJUANA IS A SCHEDULE 1 AND HAS NO MEDICAL VALUE WHAT SO EVER”… LOL !

SO IF IT HAS NO MEDICAL VALUE… WHY CREATE THIS ?

MARINOL IT’S MAN MADE COUNTER PART = THE MAN MADE THC PILL.

SEE IT IS ONLY EVIL WHEN THEY SAY… AND ONLY HAS NO MEDICAL VALUE IN IT’S FREE AND NATURAL AND IN THE GOD GIVEN GROW IT IN YOUR GARDEN FORM…

REALLY THIS IS ALL ABOUT THEM GETTING THE MOST PROFIT.

MY FIRST MARINOL RECOMMENDATION FOR SMS, BEFORE MARINOL IS RESCHEDULED TO A SCHEDULE THREE. CLICK ON ANY DOCUMENT BELOW TO VIEW FULL SIZE COPIES.

MARINOL IS THE MAN MADE THC PILL

THAT THEY NOW CAN PRESCRIBE TO ANYONE LIKE TYLENOL 3

AT THE GIANT COST OF APPROX $350 FOR 30 PILLS

AND IT ISN’T NEARLY AS AFFECTIVE AS THE REAL DEAL.

I MOVED IN THE 7TH YR OF THIS CASE TO OHIO

OHIO PROBATION/REHAB PETITIONS KENTUCKY TO STOP DRUG TESTING… KENTUCKY HAD ALREADY STOPPED DRUG TESTING NEARLY A YR BEFORE I MOVED TO OHIO {DUE TO ME REFUSING TO PAST THEM FOR MARIJUANA},,, BUT THE OLD ORDER FOLLOWED ME TO OHIO, SO THEN THEY BEGAN THE DRUG TESTING AGAIN {AND AGAIN, I REFUSE TO PASS ALL TEST GIVEN}.

KENTUCKY CLOSES PROBATION EARLY, AFTER I REFUSE TO PASS ANY AND ALL TEST FOR THC.

AFTER 8 YRS OF REFUSING TO PASS DRUG TEST FOR MARIJUANA, FAILING EVERY TEST GIVEN TO ME BUT ONE. I PASSED ONE TO PROVE I COULD QUIT ANYTIME I WANTED AND THAT I WAS NOT ADDICTED TO MARIJUANA.

THE DRUG TESTING WAS STOPPED.

THE KENTUCKY MARIJUANA TAX STAMP WAS PASSED

THE TAX LAW….

State Code
Kentucky
§138.872
Tax Rate
$3.50/gram if owner possesses 42.5 grams or more
$1000/plant if owner possesses 5 plants or more
Penalty for Nonpayment (Civil and Criminal ) 200% of Tax and Interest and Class C Felony
Additional Information
Withstood constitutional challenge on the grounds of double jeopardy in Kentucky v. Bird, 979 SW 2d 515

THE LAWS WERE THEN CHANGED AND WHAT USE TO BE A LAW OF 1 JOINT BEING THE SAME FELONY CHARGE AS 1000 LBS. {< THE LAW I WAS CHARGED UNDER}, EIGHT OZ.’S OR LESS BECAME A TICKET ABLE OFFENSE {ON FIRST OFFENSE} WITH OUT THE STAMP.

KENTUCKY MARIJUANA LAW

More Information on Illegal Drug Laws

Code Section 218A.010, et seq.
Possession Class A misdemeanor (includes less than 5 plants); over 5 plants: Class D felony
Sale Under 8 oz.: Class A misdemeanor; Subsequent offense: Class D felony; 8 oz. to 5 lbs.: Class D felony; Subsequent offense: Class C felony Over 5 lbs.: Class C felony; Subsequent offense: Class B felony; Possession of over 8 oz. is prima facie evidence of intent to sell
Trafficking –

THIS FIRST CASE ABOVE MADE “LEGAL HISTORY” IN THE U.S.

I WAS THE FIRST FELON CONVICTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING IN THE U.S. TO NEVER SERVE ANY SIGNIFICANT TIME BEHIND BARS.

SERVING A TOTAL OF APROX. 160 DAYS THROUGH-OUT THE ENTIRE 8 YR. BATTLE

WHILE FLUNKING EVERY DRUG TEST GIVEN…

THEN A COUPLE YRS LATER I DID IT AGAIN IN MASON OHIO

I CAN SAFELY SAY I KEPT MY WORD TO BOTH JUDGES AND I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY FAILED MORE THAN 100 STATE AND COURT ORDERED AND REQUIRED DRUG TEST FOR THC/MARIJUANA

THOUGH NO OTHER DRUGS WERE EVER FOUND IN MY SYSTEM.

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS CASE OR MYSELF VISIT…

* ABOUT ME ~ SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS ~ A SHORT BIO ~ BY REV. MARY

CONTINUE READING…

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