There is a video going around right now of three grandmas smoking marijuana for the first time. The video has gone viral, getting well over 5,000,000 views in less than a day as of the posting of this article. The video is nothing short of sensational. I wish I could get my grandma and her three friends to puff! Below is a description of the video, by its makers, and the video that I’m sure you have heard a lot about: “We found three grandmas who had never smoked pot […]
It is very hard to blend comedy and marijuana. Most of the time, it’s just Cheech and Chong jokes and jabs involving potato chips. This last weekend Saturday Night Live spoofed the recent reforms in New York City, where simple marijuana possession will no longer be an arrestable offense. The spoof did involve a lot of cliches about marijuana, but it was still very funny. Below is the clip for those that haven’t seen it:
Robert Platshorn is an American hero, at least in my eyes. Robert Platshorn served more time in prison than any other person for a nonviolent marijuana offense (30 years). Since his release, Platshorn has turned his attention to activism – specifically extolling the virtues of pot to seniors through his Silver Tour. Every campaign in America should be hiring this guy to spread his message to the most vital demographic when it comes to reforming marijuana laws. HIGH TIMES caught up with Platshorn at the Seattle US Cannabis Cup.
Ethan Nadelmann is the Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the most influential and effective marijuana reform organization in America. Kevin Sabet is the face of the anti-marijuana movement, which of course is far from effective and doesn’t really influence anyone, which is why we never really see anyone else on the ‘con’ side of the marijuana debate. Both men recently appeared on CNN to debate the merits (or the alleged lack thereof in Kevin’s case) of marijuana legalization. Below is video footage of the debate:
Thirty members of law enforcement from the Western United States co-sign a letter in support of Oregon’s Measure 91. The press conference features two cops, two prosecutors, a former Oregon Supreme Court justice, and a minority rights activist. This is very significant, considering that Oregon law enforcement members make up almost all of the opposition to Oregon Measure 91.
A very talented person named Nic Adenau created a three part documentary about marijuana in Oregon in anticipation of Election Day 2014. Part 1 discusses Oregon Measure 91 which would legalize marijuana in Oregon. Part 2 discusses the economics of the marijuana industry in Oregon. Part 3 discusses the manufacturing of edibles and concentrates in Oregon. I strongly suggest that you view all three parts of the documentary, which can be found below: *** ***
If you missed it, take a look now. This is like a real trip with Rick Steves, including his recent voyage, ideas for your own travels and, of course, a bit more info about why he is with us on Measure 91. Learn more at http://voteyeson91.com. If you have already voted, thank you for participating in democracy. Make sure to visit DidTheyVote.Org to see if your friends or family members have voted yet, and if not, give them a gentle reminder to do so. We need a high voter turnout […]
A new get-out-the-vote video campaign has been launched by Drug Policy Action, a related organization of the Drug Policy Alliance, the nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. The series of videos, entitled “In the Time It Takes,” show how easy it is to vote and to support Measure 91, a measure on the November ballot that would regulate, legalize and tax marijuana for adults 21 and older. In the videos, supporters of Measure 91, including actor Tate Donovan and comedian Rob […]
Show-Me Cannabis Executive Director John Payne sat down with Jeff Mizanskey to discuss his situation. Jeff, a Sedalia-area native, is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for non-violent cannabis offenses. Donate $10 today at http://show-mecannabis.com/contribute to support reform in Missouri!
In collaboration with the Washington Office on Latin America, Governance Studies at Brookings will host a forum to discuss the international repercussions of the United States’ changing approach towards marijuana. A panel of experts will consider the possible ramifications for other countries and the international drug control regime.