Advocating for Medical Marijuana Rights

On Thursday, November 16th, Phil Telfeyan joined one of our clients Rhonda Firestack-Harvey from our Kettle Falls Five medical marijuana case and Americans for Safe Access to talk to congress on behalf of medical marijuana patients — specifically advocating for congress to extend the current restrictions against using federal funds to prosecute marijuana users with valid licenses in states where it is legal.

Equal Justice Under Law is working daily to help defend the rights of medical marijuana patients. Here are some pictures of the day on Capitol Hill.

Phil Telfeyan Speaks at We the People Rally

DSC_0236On the morning of September 19, Executive Director of Equal Justice Under Law, Phil Telfeyan, spoke at a We the People Rally — “Reclaiming the Constitution” — in front of the US Capitol building.

“What’s broken in our criminal justice system on so many dimensions is that we turn to criminalization and punishment first,” Phil told those gathered. “Our first instinct as a society is to punish, when really we should be thinking, ‘what will work?'”

Phil and the team at Equal Justice Under Law will continue using its platform to seek solutions to the most difficult problems facing our criminal justice system.