Apr 022013
 April 2, 2013
California NORML Protests Unfair Drug Testing Practices With New Booklet And Campaign

Despite growing public support for marijuana legalization, drug warriors are seeking to tighten the screws on consumers by imposing new and tougher drug testing rules that have nothing to do with safety or impairment. In Sacramento Sen. Lou Correa is sponsoring a “zero tolerance” drug DUI bill (SB 289) that would outlaw driving by anyone with traces of marijuana or other drugs in their blood. Because marijuana’s active component, THC, is typically detectable in the blood for hours or days after any impairment has faded, the bill would effectively criminalize thousands of non-impaired drivers as DUI. Tell Your California State Senator to Say

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Apr 022013
 April 2, 2013
Tell Speaker Of The Missouri House To Assign Decriminalization And Medical Marijuana Bills To Committee

For over a month now, we have been told that the Speaker of Missouri’s House of Representatives Tim Jones will assign the decriminalization bill (H.B. 512) and the medical marijuana bill (H.B. 688) to committees. However, that still has not happened, so we believe that the speaker needs some encouragement from the people of Missouri. Call the speaker’s office today and politely ask that he assign house bills 512 and 688 to committees! The number for Speaker Jones’ office is 573-751-0562, and it is particularly important that you call if you are one of the speaker’s constituents. His district includes

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Apr 012013
 April 1, 2013
Eugene Global Cannabis March

If you have never been to Eugene, Oregon, you really should make a trip sometime. And there is no better time than May 4th, when the Eugene Global Cannabis March will be going on! Bring your rally signs and join us from 11:00 to 12:00 at 8th & Oak in Free Speech Plaza. At 12:00, high noon, we’ll start the march heading to Kesey Square, at Willamette & Broadway, where we will be holding the rally. Live music will follow the speakers from around 1:30 until 3. I hope I see you there. Check out the event on Facebook.

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Apr 012013
 April 1, 2013
Vandalized Marijuana/Alcohol Billboard Should Be Repaired By This Weekend

One of the coolest things that has ever happened to Oregon was a recent billboard put up in Portland by the Marijuana Policy Project. The billboard was put up right in time for alcohol awareness month, and the annual wine festival in Portland. The billboard was simple, with a message that essentially says to regulate marijuana like alcohol. Billboards are a traditional form of advertising that I think reaches more people than most think, and the right people. My grandma doesn’t follow this blog, or read anything in the newspapers that has to deal with cannabis reform, but she always

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Apr 012013
 April 1, 2013
The Cruelest April Fools Joke Ever - Pineapple Express 2 Official Trailer

Today is April Fool’s Day, so I am approaching everything with caution. The Executive Director of the National Cannabis Coalition (Anthony Johnson) already got me good, and Google Analytics almost had me with their ’42 visitors from the space station’ information earlier. I saw ‘Pineapple Express 2 – Official Trailer’ come across Twitter today, an almost got excited. I saw the tweet while I was at work and couldn’t watch the video at the time, so I was skeptical until I got home. Turns out it was just a joke to hype a different film. Below is the ‘trailer for Pineapple

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Apr 012013
 April 1, 2013
First Ever Legal Cannabis Cup In Denver Is Sold Out

I am lucky enough to be going to the first ever legal High Times Cannabis Cup in Denver, Colorado later this month, are you? If not, it looks like tickets are sold out. There was a limited run of additional VIP tickets for sale this weekend when I checked, but it looks like they are officially gone. It’s going to be the hottest ticket in town. WHAT: The first-ever HIGH TIMES US Cannabis Cup is coming to Denver! The two-day cannabis expo will feature cultivation seminars and activism sessions with HIGH TIMES editors, leaders of the marijuana movement, and major

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Apr 012013
 April 1, 2013
War on Drugs: A Policeman's Perspective

This is a recording of our event with Mr Tom Lloyd, Cambridgeshire’s former Police Chief Constable on the 7th of March 2013. Last year in Britain, the costs of drug enforcement to the tax payer stood at £16 billion, or one and a half times more than the cost of hosting the Olympic Games 2012. In just the space of a decade, total expenditure on drug enforcement surpassed £110 billion. Only £3 billion of that total went towards funding schemes to tackle addiction. So what effect has our enforcement policies had on Britain? Are we turning the tide on drugs?

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Apr 012013
 April 1, 2013
Cannabis Bills In The Maryland Legislature With Dan Riffle Of MPP

Join SSDP and NORML Terps for an exciting update on the progress of cannabis bills being debated in the Maryland State Legislature. Learn the ups and downs of the medical marijuana bills, the decriminalization bill, and the recreational legalization bill, as well as the current laws on the books. for those of you coming from off-campus, the official address is: 3100 Stamp Student Union College Park, Maryland 20742 & directions can be found here! http://thestamp.umd.edu/about_us/directions_to_stamp Free parking is available (after 4pm until 7am) in Lot 1, which is the huge lot after you pass STAMP, then Cole Field House, on your

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