Cycling for Sensible Drug Policy

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I, Anthony Varriano, am a Montana medical marijuana patient. I suffer from degenerative disc disease. I've lost almost half the fluid in three discs between my lumbar vertebrae. I've already had one major back surgery, and I'm only 29 years old. I suffer from chronic back pain that will be with me the rest of my life.

While visiting Colorado in 2014 after my medical marijuana card expired, I thought I wanted to move there, but was angered by the fact I was a medical marijuana refugee being forced out of my home state because of legislators who still think cannabis is dangerous. I had a dream about riding my bicycle around my home state of Montana, collecting signatures on a petition to make recreational cannabis legal in Montana so we can pay for much-needed education and infrastructure improvements in my state. 

With your help, I'll be making that dream a reality this September on a 1,600-mile cycling tour of Montana. Please help me make a better life for my fellow Montanans by donating to fund my signature gathering, and if you find yourself in Montana in September, come see me on my trip and sign my petition. Details are available at GoGonzoJournal.com  and on Facebook at Cycling for Sensible Drug Policy .

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Gracious donors: If you are helping us gather signatures for CI-115, you can now collect for I-178, which legalizes and taxes marijuana sales, resulting in a projected $20 million in net revenue in the next five years. Only 25,000 signatures are needed to get it on the ballot, and those petition forms and affidavit of signature gatherer form are available in the files section of the Cycling for Sensible Drug Policy group on Facebook.
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If you've made a donation, I now need employer and address information to file with the state. This information will not be shared with anyone else, but is required by the state of every donor. You can email this information to legalizemontana@gmail.com.
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Jessica,

I doubt I'll be collecting signatures on reservations, but hope to in the areas near them because we need those registered voters' signatures.
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Matt Jackson, you can print the petition forms from the Files section of the Cycling for Sensible Drug Policy group on Facebook. Dawn Peterson-Smith is the coordinator for your county, so if you get in touch with her she will also have forms.
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Matt Jackson
44 months ago
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Ok, I saw that CI-115 has been approved for signature gathering. So what is the status now? When can I sign? Where can I sign? Can I volunteer to help gather signatures in Great Falls? Let's get this thing on the ballot!!

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Don Plemmons
37 months ago

I live in Eureka MT. Where can I find the petitions to sign for I-178 and CI-115? What are their status to date?

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Jessica Dorrance
43 months ago

Mr. Varriano, As a member of the CSKT in Pablo, MT, I wanted to know if you plan on coming to Montana reservations? I understand the complications that arise from being within a sovern nation. I feel that even when legaization occurs, this, CSKT nation will still be unwilling to legalize. This issue has been brought through tribal government but has been benched.

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Norm Pratt
45 months ago

When are you going to be in Billings?

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Nathan Grovhoug
41 months ago
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Gerry Murphy
44 months ago

Good luck!

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Anonymous
44 months ago
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Jessica J
45 months ago
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Lisa Varriano
47 months ago
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Carolanne Wright
47 months ago

I would love to see this ballot measure pass — it would be such a boon for Montana. Look at what happened in Colorado -- $53 million in tax revenue.

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Anonymous
47 months ago
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Jeremiah Harris
47 months ago

Let's get this done! I'll get a posse together for signatures when you hit Billings!!!

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Eliza P
48 months ago

Love & Light

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Keith Jacoby
48 months ago
Matt Jackson
44 months ago
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Ok, I saw that CI-115 has been approved for signature gathering. So what is the status now? When can I sign? Where can I sign? Can I volunteer to help gather signatures in Great Falls? Let's get this thing on the ballot!!

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Don Plemmons
37 months ago

I live in Eureka MT. Where can I find the petitions to sign for I-178 and CI-115? What are their status to date?

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Jessica Dorrance
43 months ago

Mr. Varriano, As a member of the CSKT in Pablo, MT, I wanted to know if you plan on coming to Montana reservations? I understand the complications that arise from being within a sovern nation. I feel that even when legaization occurs, this, CSKT nation will still be unwilling to legalize. This issue has been brought through tribal government but has been benched.

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Norm Pratt
45 months ago

When are you going to be in Billings?

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