President Donald J Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
January 24, 2017
Dear Mr. President,
First I would like to say congratulations on your election. It has been a long time since the American people have had someone who would listen to their concerns. The last time we had the type of hope that you have generated was President Ronald Reagan. I know that those are some big shoes to fill, but rest assured you can fill them.
I would like to tell you a short story about an average American couple. It started back in 1970. A young Marine, home on leave, before shipping out to Vietnam, met a young women and they became friends. For the next 3 weeks they could be seen everywhere together. When it came time for him to ship out they said their goodbyes and he left. Once he got to his station in Vietnam he started to write to her, but in her third letter she said she never wanted to hear from him again. That was kind of odd but he had a job to do so he stopped writing to her.
At the end of his tour he looked her up and they picked up right where they had left off. We Marines don’t give up easy. Three weeks into his leave they decided to get married. Against the wishes of her parents on June 19, 1971 they went into the house of God, stood at his alter, and exchanged vows. Many didn’t give this marriage much hope.
During all of the years of their marriage they never had a lot of money or took vacations. They saved what they could and they knew that they would never be wealthy, but had each other. People use to remark that they were always holding hands and how cute that was. They didn’t care, they had each other.
In March of 2015 it was discovered that she had small cell lung cancer. It is a very aggressive form of cancer and had to be acted upon rapidly. So, on March 11th 2015 she started regiment of radiation treatment and chemotherapy. During the time of her treatment the staff at the hospital was amazed at how every time she showed up, there was her husband at her side holding her hand, they didn’t have much but they had each other. The battle went on for the next 20 months and On Sept. 10th 2016 at 9:28 pm she passed away at home with her husband of 45 yrs, where he always was, at her side. Now he was alone.
During the time of my wife’s illness I did some research into anything that had been successful in the treatment of cancer. Although I found many different treatments, but the one that showed the most promise was cannabis. I also found out that cannabis is a schedule 1 drug and that limits the research into the benefits of this plant. It also stopped me from getting, what is known as, phoenix tears. Phoenix tears are an extract from the cannabis plant that shows great promise in the treatment of many forms of cancer.
I could go on and on about cancer like 20% of all children that get cancers do not survive. That in 2015 close to 600,000 people died from cancer. Cannabis was restricted as far back as the 1930’s and called the demon weed for political reasons. How when in 1974 the medical school of Virginia finished a report for the President Nixon, they said that they may have found a cure for cancer. President Nixon then classified the report so no one could see it because he needed more money for his war on drugs. I could go on but I don’t want to take up to much of your time. I have included a DVD with testimonials and statements by researchers from other countries; it’s about 45 minutes long and I have included a number of articles for your reading pleasure.
I find it hard to believe that this country would restrict research into such a promising drug. As I see it there can only be a few reasons that would happen;
- There is a total misconception about this plant.
- There are people in the government protecting the pharmaceutical industry’s profits while American’s are dying.
From the research I have been doing I have found that the Nation of Israel has been studying Cannabis for about 50 years. According to the article they give it to their troops to help combat PTSD.
I will no longer take up your time as I know how busy you are running the country. I do believe that you will do the right thing to help the people. Thank you for running for president I know you didn’t have to.
May God bless you and keep you
Kenneth L. Hildebrand Sr.
P.S. If Cannabis is such a dangerous drug that it has to be a schedule 1 drug which states that “Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse” why does the Dept. of Health and Human Services hold Patent #6,630,507 on it? The patent is enclosed in the documentation.