A Open Letter to President Obama by POW David Allen, M.D.

posted Jan 28, 2013, 2:20 AM by The Editor   [ updated Feb 3, 2013, 10:41 AM ]
Dear President Obama,

A Travesty of Justice Occurs:

  • When cannabis is intentionally mis-scheduled by the federal government, as having no medical use and not safe under a physician’s supervision, despite mountains of scientific evidence proving multiple uses and safety, unsurpassed by any man-made medication.
  • When scientific medical study of cannabis is prevented by the government to perpetuate intentional mis-scheduling of cannabis.
  • When intentional mis-scheduling of cannabis is used by local government to profit from seized property and incarceration of citizens, and deny them the right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
  • When police seize legally purchased property prior to court appearance or a chance to defend yourself in court (establishing guilt prior to proving innocence).
  • When police act as the judicial branch of the law and become judge and jury.
  • When police and local government profit from property seizure, giving motive to hunt the public and find you guilty. By human nature, this profit motive will turn a “good man bad.”

I am a retired cardiovascular surgeon, who has been targeted and victimized. I have lost my freedom and Constitutional right to bail, which limits my ability to defend myself. I have lost my family, my career, my property, my family photos and heirlooms and everything I worked for my entire life. Police have made public statements, indicating I am guilty, prior to court; and place false photos in local media, showing marijuana plants, when none were found. This and the profit motive, will prevent me from receiving a fair trial. I have been subjected to cruel treatment, which amounts to physical and mental torture. If I could give my life so this would not happen to others, I would. Jimmy Carter stated, “The punishment should not do more the harm to society than the drug” (medicine). If no laws are broken by the personal use of marijuana, the property seizure and taking freedom from citizens, is itself a crime. I am a P.O.W. in the war on drugs; the war against our own citizen. So I say this to you, President Obama, “Give me Liberty or Give Me Death… Stop the War!... Reschedule Cannabis as a medicine!”

~ David B. Allen, M.D.
Spring 2011

Originally published in the Prison Outreach Press, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Fall 2011).

Cite this article:

Allen, David. "An Open Letter to President Obama." Prison Outreach Press 2.2 (2011): 6. Print.