Feb 252015
 February 25, 2015
Debunking The Latest Smear Campaign Against Marijuana

There has been a lot of media coverage about a study that claims that consuming marijuana will make you crazy. I have consumed marijuana for over half my life, and not one time has it made me psychotic. I know people that have consumed marijuana for 4-5 decades, and they also have never gone crazy. In the video below, Paul Armentano of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) joins Thom Hartmann and thoroughly debunks this new claim that is floating around media circles. It’s sad to think that despite how far we have come, the mainstream

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Feb 182015
 February 18, 2015
Ethan Nadelmann And Russ Belville On Marijuana Legalization In 2016

Two very hardworking activists sat down this last weekend at the International Cannabis Business Conference and had a great discussion about marijuana legalization between now and the end of Election Day 2016. Ethan Nadelmann is the Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, and Russ Belville is the creator of 420 Radio (and many other things!). They discussed which states have the best chance of legalizing marijuana in the next two years, whether it be via an initiative or legislative action. Below are the states that I have always felt are in the running: Arizona California Connecticut Delaware Maine Maryland

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Feb 172015
 February 17, 2015
'Free Jeff Mizanskey' Video Highlights Man Serving Life Sentence For Marijuana

The story of Jeff Mizanskey is heartbreaking. Jeff has been sitting in a prison cell for over twenty years for marijuana only offenses. To make matters worse, the twenty years he has already served is just a portion of a life sentence. That’s right, a life sentence for marijuana only offenses. Not for violent offenses, not for sexual offenses – marijuana only offenses. Missouri’s Governor has recently stated that he will review Mr. Mizanskey’s case before he leaves office, but that means a review could still take a couple of years. That’s unacceptable. Jeff Mizanskey needs to be freed now.

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Feb 172015
 February 17, 2015
Congressman To Fellow Republicans: Support Medical Marijuana

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) talks about his support for legalizing medical marijuana, particularly for military veterans, and urges other Republicans to get on board if they really believe in states’ rights and individual responsibility. See other politicians who support marijuana law reform at http://MarijuanaMajority.com.

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Feb 152015
 February 15, 2015
Federal Congressman Destroys War On Marijuana In Four Minutes

United States Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has been my favorite politician for a long time. As a lifelong Oregonian, I have always admired how well Earl Blumenauer represents Oregon voters, and how he fights for justice for all Americans. Soon he will be co-introducing a federal bill to end marijuana prohibition, which I very much look forward to reading. Below is a video of Earl Blumenauer demolishing marijuana prohibition during a speech he gave in front of Congress:

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Jan 312015
 January 31, 2015
TEDx Talks: Marijuana Prohibition And Legalization With Danica Noble

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Danica provides a fact filled, passionate discussion about the pros and cons of legalization versus prohibition. She provides a very straight forward and composed look at the benefits of legalization of cannabis from the viewpoint of a married, female professional, non-user with a family. Her talk provides a great comparison between the prohibition of alcohol and the prohibition of cannabis. Danica Noble is the Washington Coordinator for the NORML Women of Washington and an antitrust attorney. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Jan 232015
 January 23, 2015
Obama: More States Likely To Legalize Marijuana

Yesterday Barack Obama did an interview with Hank Green on YouTube. There were a lot of topics covered, but by far the most intriguing to marijuana supporters was a brief segment on Obama’s views on marijuana. I want to thank Tom Angell for making that segment happen, because I saw him asking over and over about it happening on YouTube via Twitter. I’m glad Hank Green listened! Tom Angell also broke the story to the marijuana world in his article for Marijuana.Com, an excerpt of which can be found below: “What you’re seeing now is Colorado, Washington through state referenda,

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Jan 102015
 January 10, 2015
Wiz Khalifa - The Smokebox

In what could be perhaps one of the most smoked out sessions in history, Wiz Khalifa & B-Real chief it up in the Smokebox. The Taylor Gang captain brought some buddies along to be a part of the historic episode to discuss blacc hollywood, his preference of joints over blunts and much more:

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Dec 212014
 December 21, 2014
Cannabis Expeditions The Green Giants Of California - By Jorge Cervantes

Jorge Cervantes is a legend in the cannabis world, and has been for a long time. He recently published an hour long video in which he explores marijuana gardens in Northern California. Some of the plants are well over ten feet tall. Come with Jorge Cervantes into his world of outdoor medical cannabis gardens. Pop a bag of popcorn and enjoy:

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Dec 192014
 December 19, 2014
Racial Bias In The Enforcement Of Marijuana Laws

Marijuana prohibition is a racist public policy. That’s clear to anyone that looks at the math. The percentage of African Americans that consume marijuana is roughly the same as the percentage of white people that consume marijuana. However, African Americans are almost four times as likely to be arrested for it on average in America, and there are parts of America where that discrepancy in enforcement is even greater. Attorney Justin Meehan and reporter and drug war casualty LeShea Agnew discuss racism in the War on Drugs in the video below. Show-Me Cannabis board chair Dan Viets moderates.

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