On Monday the advocacy group organizing the protest, Americans for Safe Access, filed a legal petition with HHS under the Data Quality Act, alleging that the department is violating the Data Quality Act, which says that federal agencies must use sound science in developing policies and disseminating information. The text of this document can be found at http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=1465.
The arrested protestors included patients with Multiple Sclerosis, HIV/AIDS and spinal injuries. They were held for several hours by Capitol Police at the First District Headquarters before being released. Photos of the protest can be found at http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=1466.
Mrs. Hildebrandt, who suffers from Crohn's Disease, is the founder and executive director of Parents Ending Prohibition, an Oregon-based organization focused on protecting children and families from the harms associated with cannabis prohibition. ?Medical marijuana patients have families too,? she said. ?Why would anyone want to deny a mother the only possible means to living a healthy life??