Oct 192012
 
SurveyUSA Releases New Poll On Oregon Measure 80

Just Say No To Failed Marijuana Prohibition – Support Oregon Measure 80 A new poll was just released by SurveyUSA about Oregon Measure 80, and there is some good and bad news. See below: “Measure 80, which would allow adults to grow and possess marijuana, continues to trail narrowly. Today, “No” leads “Yes” 43% to 36%. Compared to a SurveyUSA poll 5 weeks ago, opposition is up 2 points, support is down 1 point. The measure had trailed by 4, now trails by 7. The margin of support among Democrats has [...]

Oct 192012
 
The Stranger's Dominic Holden Delivers A Passionate Defense Of I-502 At NORMLCON 2012

Former NORML Board Member Dominic Holden Gives A Stellar Speech At NORMLCON 2012 By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Coordinator At this year’s NORML Conference, which was held the first week of October, much emphasis was placed on the upcoming legalization initiatives in Washington, Colorado, and Oregon. One of the featured speakers was former NORML Board Member and writer for The Stranger in Washington, Dominic Holden. Dominic delivered an impassioned speech defending Washington’s marijuana legalization initiative, I-502, and spoke at length at the importance of winning initiatives and how we can [...]

Oct 182012
 
Jury Nullification Victory For New Jersey Weedman

A Jury Found Ed ‘NJWeedman’ Forchion Not Guilty Of Marijuana Distribution Despite being barred from presenting a jury nullification defense, it appears that a New Jersey jury did indeed utilize the legal theory to unanimously vote 12-0 to declare Ed Forchion not guilty of marijuana distribution.  Mr. Forchion, known as New Jersey’s “Weedman”, had previously been found guilty of marijuana possession, but a jury was deadlocked on distribution, so a new trial was ordered to determine whether he was guilty of distribution after a pound of cannabis was found in his car. [...]

Oct 182012
 
Clergy And Faith Leaders From Across Colorado Have Endorsed Amendment 64

Endorsements Highlight That Ending Marijuana Prohibition Is A Moral Issue By Betty Aldworth, Advocacy Director, Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol We’re proud to announce that a group of more than two dozen clergy and faith leaders from across Colorado have endorsed Amendment 64! These endorsements are crucial because they highlight that Amendment 64 is a moral issue. It impacts about 10,000 Coloradans who are arrested each year; it harms their families; and it affects their neighborhoods and communities of faith. We have an obligation to talk openly and honestly to our [...]

Oct 182012
 
Montel Williams Calls For Racist Anti-Medical Marijuana Ad To Be Pulled

Montel Williams To Hold Press Conference In Support of Issue 5, The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act Montel Williams issued the following press release today: “LITTLE ROCK, AR—This morning we became aware of a TV ad the Arkansas Family Council has put on YouTube, and apparently made a very small ad buy for, in opposition to Issue 5 that features several actors. The one African-American actor was depicted as a criminal drug dealer behind a table with guns. This imagery has no place in the debate on medical cannabis and is [...]

Oct 182012
 
People v. Jackson Appellate Hearing Update - Interview With ASA Chief Counsel Joe Elford

Americans For Safe Access Chief Counsel Joe Elford Interview After Oral Arguments In People v. Jackson Joe Elford, Chief Counsel for Americans for Safe Access, provides an update about the Jackson appellate hearing and impact of the case on medical marijuana dispensaries in California minutes after arguing the case before the Court of Appeals in San Diego. Interview by Eugene Davidovich, San Diego Americans for Safe Access Chapter Coordinator.

Oct 182012
 
NORMLCON 2012 LA - Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Panel

2012 NORML Convention In Los Angeles – Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Panel If it wasn’t for the tireless efforts of Radical Russ Belville, a lot of very important debates and knowledge would never get out to the world. I encourage all TWB readers to sponsor his efforts so that he can keep doing the amazing work he has done for so many years now. Radical Russ – you truly are THE MAN! See Russ’ video footage of the 2012 NORML Convention marijuana legalization initiatives panel:

Oct 182012
 
Call For Cannabis: Dial To Help Pass Measure 80 To Legalize Marijuana In Oregon

Do Your Part To Help End Marijuana Prohibition By Making Easy Phone Calls To Voters By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Coordinator The only polling data we have for Oregon’s legalization initiative, Measure 80, shows a very close race with a massive number of undecided voters. In a September survey of 633 registered voters by SurveyUSA, 37% of voters said they were definitely voting yes on the measure, 41% said they were definitely voting no, and 22% remain undecided. Now there is a way you can help convert those undecideds into strong YES [...]

Oct 182012
 
Willie Nelson Marijuana Legalization Documentary Presented By Pro-Legalization Cops

Special Screening With Chance To Meet Film’s Stars At Pre-Film Wine & Appetizer Reception, Panel Discussion, Award Presentation To Follow LONG BEACH, Calif. – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition presents a special preview screening of Willie Nelson’s Luck Films’ new documentary Legalize It on the Prop. 19 campaign to legalize marijuana in California in 2010. A discussion of the film, the campaign and similar measures currently on the ballot in Washington, Oregon and Colorado will follow the screening. Guests purchasing a Gold Status ticket will also have a chance to mingle with [...]

Oct 182012
 
Clergy Group In Lemon Grove Hosting ANTI-Medical Marijuana Forum

Come Out And Support Safe Access By Eugene Davidovich, Chapter Coordinator, San Diego Americans for Safe Access TODAY (10/18/2012) – @7pm at the Lemon Grove Academy, hosted by The Lemon Grove Clergy Association there will be a forum to discuss the medical marijuana initiatives on the ballot in that city. Although the Union Tribune is reporting that “Community representatives and a group of panelists will be speaking on the propositions and what it means to Lemon Grove”, we expect that the medical cannabis community will not be represented and that [...]