Portland State Students for Sensible Drug Policy is hosting its first drug policy film festival. Join us on March 8th and March 9th for free movies and free food! Sponsored by the Portland Patient Resource Collective. Friday, March 8th: 1:00PM – The House I Live In (2012) 3:30PM – Prof. Leymon on the Criminal Justice System 5:00PM – Trainspotting (1996) Saturday, March 9th: 1:00PM – The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007) 3:30PM – Q&A with Lissa Kaufman (Student Legal Services) 5:00PM – A Scanner Darkly (2006) Check out [...]
By, Eugene Davidovich, Chapter Coordinator, San Diego Americans for Safe Access Laura E. Duffy was sworn in as the Presidentially-appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of California on June 2, 2010. Since then, she has waged a vindictive war on legitimate medical marijuana patients in her district. Duffy has ordered arrests, prosecutions, and investigations of medical marijuana patients in clear and unambiguous compliance with state law. In addition, she has directly threatened elected officials and staff with federal prosecutions for passing legislation regulating medical marijuana. Duffy must be [...]
I love Cheech and Chong as if they were uncles from my own family. One of my prized possessions is my ‘Chong Bong’ that was part of the Operation Pipedreams crackdown. It’s on my bucket list to get it autographed by at least Tommy Chong, but preferably both of them. Below is a video that was recommended to me by YouTube. I figured I would post it for your viewing pleasure. Happy Friday!
On Monday, March 4, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), the nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, will host its fifth re:FORM art auction and cocktail benefit at C24 Gallery in New York City. Contributing artists to this event include Marilyn Minter, Fred Tomaselli, Aurel Schmidt, Judy Chicago, Swoon and more than 50 others. re:FORM represents a growing partnership between the art world and the drug policy reform movement, bringing together people interested in the creative arts while promoting profound social change. The four past [...]
By Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Director The 2013 NORML Aspen Legal Seminar registration site is now live on the NORML website, and we urge you to register now for what will surely be another exceptional legal seminar and wonderful long-weekend with friends and colleagues in the Rocky Mountains. The dates for the seminar this year are Thursday, May 30 through Saturday, June 1 at The Gant, our usual venue in Aspen. The program this year will include such timely topics as the legal and ethical obligations of attorneys who represent cannabusinesses; the latest science and law [...]
Below is a message posted on Jorge Cervantes’ forum by the legend himself. If you are an artist, this is a stellar opportunity: I received so many resumes since the post below was made yesterday that it is a bit overwhelming. The resumes were full of much artwork of many different styles. To select the best artist for the project, I have decided to ask for a sample of their work. Below I have uploaded nine different drawings for the artists to choose from and recreate with their style in [...]
By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director A Message from the Chair of NORML’s Board of Directors, Norm Kent: NORML is the pioneer, the grand patron and founder of the marijuana policy reform movement in America. We are still here and by your side, and we are needed now, more than ever. Some have said that as our nation moves towards medicalization, decriminalization, or legalization, our tasks will be diminished, our duties lessened, our essence threatened. The truth is that it is just the opposite. Now, with cannabis reforms about to blossom [...]
After learning about the benefits of medical marijuana legislation at a public forum in December, we were inspired to produce and share this short video. We strongly encourage you to watch it and to give this issue serious consideration in 2013. The video features interviews with three West Virginia residents: Ken Robidoux, an epilepsy patient whose doctors recommended he use medical marijuana; Dr. Paul Clancy, an emergency room physician; and West Virginia University Professor James Nolan, a retired police lieutenant and former FBI unit chief. We hope you find this [...]
There are multiple bills at the Oregon legislature right now, including HR 3371 which would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana. I have never been more excited about a piece of legislation at the state level than I am about HR 3371. Radical Russ Belville gives the breakdown. If you are in Oregon, do your part and contact your legislators today!