Freedom Card

02/24/2009 – 4:20

Download the Freedom Card

Source:  NORML

Keep this card with you in case of involvement with law enforcement personnel.

Instructions to make your own card:

  • Download the PDF document. You can also print 4 cards on one page. (Requires Adobe Reader).
  • Print page one
  • Re-insert the paper to print on the back and print page two
  • Trim and fold between the opposing text
  • Card stock suggested

Text of the card
The U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from interfering with your right to remain silent, to consult with an attorney, and to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. However, it is up to you to assert these rights. This NORML Foundation Freedom Card will help you do so effectively.

If you are confronted by a police officer, remain calm. Be courteous and provide your identification. Politely refuse to answer any further questions. Ask to talk to an attorney. Do not consent to any search of your person, your property, your residence or your vehicle. Tell the officer you would like to give him or her this card, which is a statement of the constitutional rights you wish to invoke. Do not reach for this card until you have obtained the officer’s permission to do so.

If the officer fails to honor your rights, remain calm and polite, ask for the officer’s identifying information and ask him or her to note your objection in the report. Do not attempt to physically resist an unlawful arrest, search or seizure. If necessary, you may point out the violations to a judge at a later time.

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  1. 2 Responses to “Freedom Card”

  2. eu sou um paciente da marijuana medica nos EUA. A minha pergunta ‘e como vou obter um cartao cannabis se eu mudo ao portugal em junho? Faz favor, pode dar informacoes disto?
    Muito obrigado por responder. PAZ, Joao Mateus


    “I am a medical marijuana patient in the U.S.. My question ‘and I get a cannabis card if I change to portugal in June? Please, can give this information?
    Thank you for responding. PEACE, John Matthew”

    By John Matthew on Apr 13, 2009

  3. Good question. As I understand, the MMJ recommendation is per state basis. Some states allow their recommendation to be used in other states. The recommendation allows you to obtain MMJ in that specific state. If you get a recommendation from a state, I believe you would have to return to that state if you move but moving MMJ across state lines, let alone international borders, is illegal.

    By puff on Apr 14, 2009

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