What is Court Support?
Court support is the simple yet powerful act of attending court proceeding for cannabis and civil rights defendants.
Why Court Support?
Support: : to endure bravely or quietly : bear
a (1) : to promote the interests or cause of (2) : to uphold or defend as valid or right : advocate supports fair play (3) : to argue or vote for supported the motion to lower taxes
Members of THSI Court Support Teams rise early in the morning, dress neatly – proudly adding THSI Solidarity Ribbon to their lapels – and often travel for miles to another city, county or state to reach an important cannabis court date for someone they barely know, or may not know at all. They perform this show of solidarity so that no cannabis defendant has to stand alone against the unjust and barbaric cannabis prohibition laws in the US.
Court Support shows that we stand in solidarity. We sit respectfully in courtrooms, with our Solidarity Ribbons in clear view. We take the time out of our busy lives to fill a seat, and observe our Court System in action while our presence serves as a reminder to all court participants that they serve the will of the people in the pursuit of freedom and justice.
Despite medical marijuana being legal in 22+ states and the nation’s capital, many legal medical marijuana patients and providers still find themselves facing a hostile court system, generally accustomed to punishing drug-offenders and lacking in both cannabis knowledge and human compassion. Usually defendants stand alone in the face of life-altering consequences in the hands of a zealous career-minded prosecutor and a public defender with little or no knowledge of cannabis law.
When courts are filled with ribbon-wearing support daily the need for change will be hard to ignore. Court Support is the single most effective action you can take to legalize cannabis.
Until we sit in a courtroom and look into the eyes of the judge and the jurors on a cannabis case, most of us have no idea how powerful our actions can be.
Find out why Court Support is so vital by contacting THSI today.