From Michigan to the White House: Marijuana Activist Plans to Roll Wheelchair 520 Miles for Legalization
Throughout cannabis prohibition, people have been fighting to end the devastating policy. Now, Curtis Kile, Michigan resident and cannabis activist, is gearing up for a demonstration to declare legalization as the only rational option.
Curtis is preparing for the first ever “Cannabis Roll” – he is going to roll his wheelchair from his front door in Taylor, Michigan, to the White House in Washington D.C..
The 520 mile journey in support of legalization is scheduled to begin June 14th, and will end on July 4th, Independence Day, at the front door of the White House, where Kile hopes to have the opportunity to speak to President Obama about the necessity of cannabis legalization, as stated in this letter sent to the President:
Dear President Obama,
My name is Curtis G. Kile and I am writing you as a concerned American, but most of all a concerned parent in regards to the current state of our country. I am a 52 year old single parent that had to over come many challenges in my life due to being born with Cerebral Palsy which has confined me to living my life in the sitting position since I am confined to a wheel chair. I was really excited when you ran for the office of the president of the united states because I also believed it was time for a change in American politics and our country as a whole.
I am compelled to carry out the mission that my late father Charles Curtis Kile Jr. started over 3 decades ago with an organization that he founded called United Marijuana Smokers Of Michigan. My father was an auto worker who became addicted to alcohol like many other Americans it did nothing but practically destroyed his life. It wasn’t until my father stopped drinking and started using cannabis did he realize that using his words (this plant is truly a gift from God). He would do research and find out that cannabis was also good for many other things including that of medicine for the sick and could even help repair major damage done to our planet by the human race just to name a few. He was dedicated to legalization of cannabis and vowed to tell the truth about this plant and see that it was legalized.
In my opinion, your first term as president was a rough one and I applaud your efforts in trying to revive our American economy. I like the fact that you have an open door policy when it comes to inviting citizens to the white house that have innovative ideas that can help get the United States on the right track again. We need a country where it is a safe place for our children and many generations to come to that have a chance to achieve the American dream. I am not rich, I am just a regular American and I have many common sense ideas that can save the planet as a whole after all we are all human beings.
I live in Taylor Michigan, on June 14, 2013 I am going to roll my wheel chair from my home to the front door of your house the white house and I plan to arrive there on the 4th of July to discuss the legalization of Cannabis and many other issues to stimulate and repair not only our economy but the planet as a whole. If you truly have an open door policy I invite you to meet me at the white house and allow me to show you my plan to bring peace, prosperity and end poverty in our country and save the planet.
I truly hope that you will take a few moments to meet with me, God bless you and your family.
Curtis G. Kile
In order to make it to the White House by the deadline of July 4th, Kile will have to average roughly 25 miles per day in his wheelchair; nevertheless, he is determined. “This is not just about legalizing marijuana”, says Kile, “it is about those people who have died needlessly due to cancer or any other illness that effects our loved ones when cannabis has so much potential and can save this planet and repair the economy.” Kile has dedicated this event to his father, Charles C. Kile, who passed away from cancer in 2011.
Those who wish to find out more about the event can do so by visiting the United Marijuana Smokers Of Michigan website or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish you the best!! Drink lots of water. I pray the president will speak with you & I hope he sees the light. Thanks for putting out the effort.I think it would be even better if you get people from all over the country to join you. Power in numbers & more inspiration.
Hi Purple Diamond!
Thanks for your support. I am Curtis’ daughter and we are encouraging people from all over to join him on his journey. There is power in numbers! The event page is here:
May God helps you to achieve your goals for the betterment of the entire planet.Peace be with you.
I applaud you, & wish you the best of luck, and I will be here supporting this on your journey.
Curtis is an amazing man. His heart is where many of us are but to roll to DC takes courage strength and a lot of help from friends, family and the community. As a trade Unionist I signed up right away. I now have challenged all Trade Unionist to pay it forward and make a monthly dues donation for one year. That would be 12 new members that are your friends and family…the total cost only $240/yr
This project is about Human Rights and healing our planet…Curtis will make it to DC. Lets all write our President letting him know our spokes person has requested a meeting on 7-4-13. I myself will be with Curtis carrying a huge WHITE FLAG NOT TO SURRENDER TO DECLARE THE WAR IS OVER AND WE THE PEOPLE HAVE VOTED. Safe access for all American
President Marte Hughson AFSCME Local 1850 Flint Osteopathic Hospital (RIP)
wow that’s a big stand there Curtis god bless u n be carefull keep plenty Gatorade!!!
If you need a rest in Georgia or need help, I will do whatever I can for you. I have tumors and live in Georgia. I also have to use medical marijuana for the pain. I’m allergic to most pain medication, so cannabis is my best choice.
this man is inspiring. we really should all come together. i live in NJ and have a medical marijuana card due to multiple sclerosis, and I have yet to receive a thing. President Obama, when a doctor tells you that there are no more pain meds available to you because you are already on high doses, what do you say? nothing. if you had to live with a disabling chronic illness you’d sing another tune when the doctor tells you the same thing. it is the most natural thing on this earth. this country was built on hemp. Solid medical evidence of medicinal properties as well as ourselves have receptors in our body for CBD (cannabidiol). man, one day this country will be legalized and we can go about living a more peaceful life. smh
Go Curtis go!
I haven’t heard about your progress but I’m hoping your on schedule, please help support my petition to legalize marijuana at petition at petition.whitehouse.org
We have to keep the pressure on our government to decriminalize marijuana and pardon all marijuana convictions, please spread the word. The petition needs 150 signatures to be searchable and 100,000 signatures to get a response from Obama!
Go Curtis Go!
I support your efforts in solidarity
I also started a new petition please sign it and help spread the word, it runs until from June 24th to July 24th
Demand that marijuana is decriminalized, and people with marijuana convictions are pardoned, sign the petition and make President Obama respond.
This is the way we get the government to be accountable to the people.
Over 100,000,000 U.S. Citizens have used marijuana.
With over 500,000 marijuana arrests costing over $10 billion annually, and with more than half of U.S. Citizens favoring legalization the time is here to end marijuana prohibition.
Marijuana prohibition is very costly to society, wasting billions of dollars and billions of hours in law enforcement, justice system and penal system time, it also destroys families and personal lives and futures.
The effects of marijuana both physically and socially are less harmful than alcohol or tobacco, and adults should be entitled to make the decision whether or not to consume marijuana.
It’s time to finally put an end to the criminalization of marijuana, This would not only allow our government to save billions of dollars, but could be a source of income and bring in billions of dollars in revenue.
We have to keep the pressure on our government to decriminalize marijuana, it’s no worse than tobacco or alcohol yet the police are ruining peoples lives over a little weed that people have smoked for thousands of years.Many cities like NYC, practice illegal stop and frisks because a legal pat down for a weapon also usually entails a 4th Amendment violating pocket search which is then aggravated even more by charges of open display a misdemeanor, rather than the much lighter violation which is like a traffic ticket as far as performing a criminal act.
Police corruption not only allows but encourages massive searches of 500,000-700,000 thousand people per year predominantly Blacks, who are then run through the criminal justice system. I am myself a victim of allegations brought upon me by a blitzkrieg handcuff abduction, and , though I’m not Black but live in a black neighborhood, it wasn’t the first time I was stop and frisked either.
Maybe the policy should be that when stopped by the police and frisked for a suspected weapon there would be immunity against further charges. If they actually were targeting concealed weapons, a pat down would reveal this, no weapon then no further infringement may be employed. (except for the issue of 2nd Amendment rights which is another issue), anyhow the police would be more judicious about actually seeing, bulges, gun sized objects or actual weapons exposed.
By having the police concentrate their efforts on guns which are illegal in NYC,( except for individuals with carry permits which are difficult and expensive to obtain). The results should be significantly improved considering the current success rate of finding illegal weapons is below 2%
Legalization or decriminalization if achievable would correct a historic injustice inflicted on generations off United States Citizens.
Please sign the petition and spread the word with twitter and Facebook
we have 1 month to get 100,000 signatures and we need 150 signatures to make the petition searchable on the website.
Please sign the latest petition on petition.whitehouse.(gov)
Please spread the word around, we have 1 month to get 100,000 signatures and then the whitehouse must respond again, it will also show how easily the proponents of marijuana legalization can mobilize.
I don’t have twitter or Facebook if anyone does and wants to put the link up or just to sign here it is
We can do it
si se puede!