Friday, February 12, 2010

Come Celebrate International Medical Marijuana Week with ACC

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather conditions the time of this event has been pushed back by one hour. We will meet at 2330 Highland Avenue at 2 pm and begin our march to the Fountain at 5 Points South between 2:30 and 3:00 pm. The Birmingham News has confirmed that they will be coming out to report on our event. If road conditions are still problematic in your area at noon then do not attempt to attend. However, if you can safely make it to this event please come and bring as many people as you can.

Dear Friends and Supporters of Medical Marijuana in Alabama,

On Feb. 13, 2010 beginning at 1 p.m. members of Alabamians for Compassionate Care will kick off International Medical Marijuana Week with a celebration in Birmingham, Alabama with a pot luck dinner, fellowship, speakers and a short demonstration. If you plan to attend please bring a covered dish to share with other attendees. Later on we plan to have individual patients tell their stories about why they use medical marijuana, what they have to endure to get their medicine and how such obstacles have negatively impacted their lives. We will conclude our event by marching from 2330 Highland Ave. down to the fountain at 5 Points South and the back to the Hwy 280 overpass. Please make and bring signs about medical marijuana. Possible slogans include

I am a PATIENT not a criminal

My other medicine is addictive



Please feel free to make up your own sign slogans so long as they have to do with medical marijuana.

The address of our celebration is

2330 Highland Ave. South (on Southside)

This location is right next to Caldwell Park. Should our group become too large for the location we have selected we can and will spill over into the park, weather permitting.

Load your cars and trucks up with as many people as you can find and we look forward to seeing you there.

If you have questions or need further information please feel free to email me at You can also contact our Outreach coordinator Christie O'Brien at 205-907-6131 or by contacting our Web Coordinator Penny Vaughan at 256-276-0083 or


marshall said...

I have just found out about your movement today and am very excited about your movement. I am telling everyone I know and hopefully we can all attend!

Loretta Nall said...

marshall we would absolutely love to have you and your friends/family attend. I hope you can make it.

James said... provides a convenient web form for writing to your state representative in the judiciary committee overseeing HB 207. It only takes a few moments, and the text of the letter is already supplied (which you can edit and add to).

It would be great if you were to urge your readers to consider filling it out. There are a few of us who are slowly becoming vocal in getting this bill passed as well as future efforts to protect patients. We could really use the support.

The page is located at

Thank you.