MPP to Offer Giuliani, Romney, McCain $10,000 to Prove Statements on Medical Marijuana
November 30, 2007
(West Babylon, N.Y.) On Monday, Dec. 3, the Marijuana Policy Project and two New Hampshire patients will challenge presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney to back up their statements regarding medical marijuana with scientific evidence. The challenge will be announced at a Manchester press conference featuring a mobile billboard with images of the three candidates bearing Pinocchio noses. The exact time and location of the news conference will be announced Monday morning.
In response to questions asked by medical marijuana patients and supporters, Giuliani, McCain and Romney have all claimed that medical marijuana is either not needed or “too dangerous” for medical use. The MPP Medical Marijuana PAC will offer the maximum $10,000 contribution ($5,000 for the primary campaign, $5,000 for the general election) to any of the candidates who can prove that their claims are true.
WHAT: Press conference to announce MPP’s $10,000 presidential challenge.
WHO: Medical marijuana patients Clayton Holton and Linda Macia; Stuart Cooper, campaign manager, Granite Staters for Medical Marijuana.
WHEN/WHERE: Manchester. Exact time and location to be announced Monday morning, at least 2 hours before the event.
VISUALS: Mobile billboard featuring Giuliani, Romney and McCain with Pinocchio noses.
With more than 23,000 members and 100,000 e-mail subscribers nationwide, the Marijuana Policy Project is the largest marijuana policy reform organization in the United States. MPP believes that the best way to minimize the harm associated with marijuana is to regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. For more information, please visit http://MarijuanaPolicy.org.
MPP director of communications
415-668-6403 or 202-215-4205
Added 12/02 ——- Because of the blizzard predicted for Manchester and the surrounding region, the Marijuana Policy Project has had to postpone its press conference planned for Monday to announce a challenge to presidential candidates Giuliani, McCain, and Romney to prove their statements regarding medical marijuana. The press conference, complete with mobile billboard, will be rescheduled as soon as weather and other logistical factors permit.