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.
Americans for Safe Access created a site to track where candidates stand on the issue of medical marijuana, and I encourage readers to check it out. If you get a chance to meet with a candidate, make sure to ask where they stand on this very important issue. If a candidate has expressed support in the past, but their actions don’t match their words, feel free to call them out on their empty rhetoric. Below is an ad created by Americans for Safe Access talking more about the issue. “This [...]
I don’t normally post music videos on the blog for various reasons. However, this music video is too good to pass up. WeedMaps and NORML teamed up with Afroman to release a remix of his popular song ‘Because I Got High.’ In this new version, Afroman puts a marijuana reform twist to his lyrics. The video has already gone viral, with hundreds of thousands of views. Whoever came up with this idea is genius, as I saw it all over the internet and social media yesterday while I was at [...]
Ballot Measure 2 is an initiative that would tax and regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana in Alaska. Criminal penalties would be removed for adults over the age of 21 who possess up to an ounce of marijuana, and constitutional protections allowing home cultivation would be preserved. Do you have a question about how the law will work? Learn more at www.RegulateMarijuanaInAlaska.org!
Keynote address at SSDP2014: the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference + Lobby Day by Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. About Neill Franklin, courtesy of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s website (make a donation here): Major Neill Franklin is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department. During his time on the force, he held the position of commander for the Education and Training Division and the Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement. Major Franklin instituted and oversaw the very first [...]
Marijuana legalization is on Oregon’s ballot this November. Part 1 offers a comprehensive look inside Oregon’s current medical marijuana program and explores the potential benefits and consequences of passing Measure 91 in Oregon. Throughout the month of October, Nic Adenau LLC will be releasing an online documentary series that focuses on Oregon’s current marijuana industry and the potential impacts of Measure 91. The “Marijuana in Oregon” series is a purely educational media documentary series. No capital gains are generated off of this video. All third party content falls under the [...]