Sep 122010
 September 12, 2010
What is Next for Marc Emery the Prince of Pot

As everyone learned on Friday, Marc Emery was sentenced to five years in United States federal prison. The sentence has resulted in some media outlets stating that the last chapter of his political career and activism has closed. The Vancouver Sun reported, “It was a sad emotional end to a 30-year public career by the staunch libertarian most Canadians considered a benign and charismatic political prankster.” These same wishful thinkers in the media have even dubbed Marc Emery the ‘Prince of Prison.’ The fact of the matter is Marc Emery, [...]

Sep 112010
 September 11, 2010
Wisconsin Political Candidate Calls for Marijuana Reform

Earlier today I was looking at politician’s websites, and it reminded me that I’ve been meaning to draw more attention to one particular candidate. His name is Jay Selthofner; you might recognize him from his blog comments on TWB. He’s a great candidate, and I sure hope he gets the support he needs because he certainly deserves it. Rather than tell you what he’s about, I thought it would be better to just copy and paste his own words from his campaign website below: Jay Selthofner is running for Wisconsin [...]

Sep 112010
 September 11, 2010
Why Cops Should Support Marijuana Legalization

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition I just received this e-mail from the Proposition 19 campaign. It’s not every day that you get to hear a former Chief of Police of a large metro area give his full support for marijuana legalization. Here is the e-mail pasted below: In my 34 years as a law enforcement officer and the Chief of Police for Seattle, I learned firsthand that reforming our marijuana laws is a necessary step to solving the problems facing our communities. Pledge to contribute Prop 19 isn’t about creating the [...]

Sep 112010
 September 11, 2010
How Reliable Are Proposition 19 Polls

A new poll was released concerning California’s Proposition 19 earlier this month, which showed the legalization effort passing by a 47% to 43% margin. That is quite a slide from a poll that was released by the same research company in April, which showed the legalization effort passing 56% to 42%. So what has happened? Here is what SurveyUSA, who conducted the polls, has to say: “Ballot measures are difficult to poll; opposition to many ballot measures increases as election day approaches. Voter reaction to Proposition 19 can be expected [...]

Stoner Movie Review — Half Baked

 Posted by at 8:58 AM on September 11, 2010  Uncategorized
Sep 112010
 September 11, 2010
Stoner Movie Review — Half Baked

Half Baked Is My Favorite Marijuana Movie Of All Time Half Baked is one of the best stoner movies of all time. Not only did it catapult Dave Chappelle’s status amongst stoner circles nationwide, it made him an icon to an entire generation of Americans. Facts of the Film: Released January 16, 1998 Directed by Tamra Davis Favorite Characters from the Film: Thurgood Jenkins (Dave Chappelle): “Right near da beach. Boy-eeee!” Scarface (Guillermo Diaz): “Turn around and ASK me for a Heffer with cheese, yo! Why you gotta make me [...]

2010 NORML Conference Day 2

 Posted by at 12:08 PM on September 10, 2010  Major Cannabis Events
Sep 102010
 September 10, 2010
2010 NORML Conference Day 2

Day two report from 2010 NORML Conference. UPDATE ******** 2:45 P.M. Highlights of the afternoon were Alice Huffman, President California NAACP, gave a fiery speech and got the group riled up nicely, Neill Franklin the Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and musician Greta Gaines also truned in great performances, among others. Pot legend Steve Bloom gave a real cool presentation about his new book Reefer Movie Madness. Before lunch, we had a bit of bad news as we found out Gov Johnson would not be able to make [...]

Sep 092010
 September 9, 2010
2010 NORML Conference

Today is the first day of NORML’s 2010 conference in Portland, OR. I am attending and will be providing updates and highlights from the event. The who’s who of marijuana policy will be in attendance so if you have a chance, come down and check it out. We just got done hearing from Congressman Earl Blumenauer, an avid non-smoker who truly supports our cause. He had a fairly optimistic message, stating the he believes this is the decade of change and the issue of marijuana legalization can not be ignored. [...]

Introducing THE Weed Blog Forum

 Posted by at 5:19 AM on September 9, 2010  Cannabis Tips and Tricks
Sep 092010
 September 9, 2010
Introducing THE Weed Blog Forum

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of the cyber community? Do you have strong views about a certain area of marijuana policy, industry, or culture? Are you bored, stoned, and want to rant about the good old days when weed was grass? Regardless of the reason, if you have found your way to this article, chances are you like marijuana and you would like to talk to other people with a similar passion for cannabis. If so, you are in luck! Some of you may have noticed that [...]

TWB Commentary: Just Say Yes!

 Posted by at 6:00 AM on September 8, 2010  Opinion
Sep 082010
 September 8, 2010
TWB Commentary: Just Say Yes!

The American hypocrisy needs to discontinue. Today, like every other day, I did a Google/Yahoo search for key words in the news section. First I search for “Marc Emery”. When he was first arrested it was requested for the armchair activist if they could do just that, this keeps his name in the great algorithm in the sky and lets people know we care. Than I do several searches with the following words marijuana/marihuana/weed/pot. These searches show me the latest and greatest in real world terms and in the past [...]

Sep 072010
 September 7, 2010
Marc Emery Prison Blog Post Number Thirteen

Marijuana Activist Marc Emery Prison Blog Monday, September 6 2010 Dearest Jodie: What a sad and wrenching weekend, my dear. On Saturday morning you were so tired and sadly vacant for our visit (because of the terrible start with you being upset by the way a guard was treating me, and the unexpected photos when you were not dressed up or ready for them) that it had me reeling with sadness for the remainder of the day. That was the worst visit we’ve had. But I threw myself into work [...]