Please join us this Saturday in Portland at 1pm at Old Wives Tale in supporting Oregonians for Law Reforms efforts to protect and advance the current medical cannabis programs we have in place. As the political landscape begins to solidify in Oregon, with the return of the Democrats to power in Salem and a strong call from power players to resolve Safe Access issues the opportunity many of us have been waiting for is finally here. The Oregon Legislature is ready to regulate Safe Access Centers, but they NEED our [Continue Reading]
I vividly remember seeing the D.A.R.E. car cruising around my low income neighborhood growing up. The officers inside would stop every once in awhile, turn on their lights to draw attention, then handed all the kids that came to look a bunch of drug war propaganda. It’s fantastic to see that Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is fighting fire with fire with their own educational vehicle. See the pic below. Wouldn’t it be sweet to see one of these in every major metro area in America?
A new White House petition has been started and brought to my attention by a very hardworking activist named TriXter Phillips. TriXter sent me a guest post during the election that I wasn’t able to post due to time conflicts, and for that I am truly, truly sorry. Hardworking activists need to be supported as much as possible, and sadly, I dropped the ball. I encourage ALL TWB readers to sign this petition and spread it far and wide! Below is the language to the petition. Click here to sign [Continue Reading]
Ranking police officers and Religious leaders speak out against the Drug War. Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper calls it “The worst social policy since slavery.” Rabbi Michael Feinberg of the NY Labor-Religion Coalition says, “The War on Drugs has been as devastating to our communities as the drugs themselves.”
The nation’s first known legal recreational marijuana club has already closed. The White Horse Inn in the town of Del Norte closed Tuesday, a day after its opening, because of a landlord dispute. Its owner, Paul Lovato, had planned to open on New Year’s Day. He wanted to be the first in the nation to open a marijuana club, but pressure from another cannabis venue, Denver’s Club 64, a members-only gathering that intends to stage at different spots throughout the year, caused him to speed up his timetable to beat [Continue Reading]
Both Washington and Colorado voted to legalize marijuana in November, but it will be at least a year before we see any legal marijuana shops. As of now, the recreation use part of the laws are in effect in both states, but limited home growing is only legal in Colorado. It is illegal to sell and grow more than 6 plants, so does that mean more people will be growing in their home? Why wouldn’t they? Even Obama said “It would not make sense for us to see a top [Continue Reading]
Medical Marijuana Groups File Brief In Support Of Mendocino’s Refusal To Turn Over Cultivation Records To Feds San Francisco, CA — Three medical marijuana groups have teamed up to support Mendocino County officials in their effort to fight a sweeping federal subpoena filed in October, seeking “any and all records” for the county’s medical marijuana cultivation program, otherwise known as County Code 9.31. On December 21st, Mendocino County filed a motion in San Francisco federal court to quash the Justice Department’s subpoena, and today Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the [Continue Reading]
Los Angeles, California – The Los Angeles City Clerk has verified and declared sufficient signatures submitted for a medical cannabis ordinance entitled “The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Control Act”. The ordinance was sponsored by the Committee to Protect Patients and Neighborhoods, a coalition of medical cannabis patients, caregivers, and employees , as well as The Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance (GLACA) Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and UFCW Local 770. The City Clerk will now prepare and present a Certification of Sufficiency for the Los Angeles City Council. Once this [Continue Reading]
The always hardworking Russ Belville has created a new graphic showing marijuana laws in America. States are color coded into five categories; legal, medical and decriminalized, medical only, decriminalized only, and full blown criminal. Not happy about what category your state is in? Get active and do something about it!