Oct 032012
 
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Initiative Heads For Finish Line

By Phillip Smith Medical marijuana has made great inroads in parts of the United States. With the exceptions of Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming, the West is medical marijuana country. The Northeast is also trending that way, with Massachusetts looking likely to join the ranks come election day, while Michigan represents medical marijuana’s first acceptance in the Midwest. The South remains the last region of the country without a medical marijuana state, but that could well change on November 6, when voters in Arkansas will have the chance to approve a [...]

Oct 032012
 
Support Local Businesses That Support Cannabis Reform

If A Business Supports Marijuana Activism, Marijuana Activists Should Support The Business I have always felt that it is extremely important to get local business owners to endorse campaigns that seek the end of marijuana prohibition. It shows non-marijuana consumers that might be on the fence on the issue that it’s not just consumers that want reform, but also business and industry leaders. After all, those business owners want their tax dollars going to fight real crime, among many other reasons. Recently I came across an endorsement by a local [...]

Oct 032012
 
King County Sheriff Candidates Squabble Over Who Supports Marijuana Legalization More

Sheriff Candidates Steve Strachan And John Urquhart Argue Over Who Support’s Washington I-502 More When any sort of marijuana liberalization proposal makes the ballot, you can always count on law enforcement to pipe up in strong opposition to it, whether it be lowest law enforcement priority, decriminalization, medicalization, or legalization.  On a rare occasion you may get a law enforcement voice in support, but usually they are retired officers from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). Never in all our reporting on marijuana legalization have we ever witnessed the situation Dominic Holden reports from [...]

Oct 022012
 
Los Angeles City Council Reverses Course, Votes To Rescind Dispensary Ban

The Los Angeles City Council Will Take A Second Vote To Repeal The Dispensary Ban Next Week By Robert Capecchi The astute readers of the MPP blog no doubt recall the Los Angeles City Council’s terrible decision to ban medical marijuana dispensaries back in July. Unfortunately, the council didn’t stop there. They then made the decision to circumvent California law by asking the LAPD to work with the Drug Enforcement Agency to shut down dispensaries that were based in L.A. After the ban was passed – and while the council was busy making fast [...]

Oct 022012
 
Idaho HOPEfest 2012 Recap

A special thanks to Radical Russ Belville for always working so hard, and capturing such great footage. Also, a HUGE HUGE HUGE thanks to the hardworking activists in Idaho that put on this event, and who continue to work hard to make marijuana reform a reality in a state that needs it so badly. I apologize for not making it there this year – I hope next year to be in a better position to come out and join such an important event! Idaho HOPEfest 2012 – Russ Belville 420 [...]

Oct 022012
 
Local Governments Call For Marijuana Decriminalization In BC

By Phillip Smith Municipal leaders across British Columbia last week endorsed a resolution calling for the decriminalization of marijuana. The move came at the meeting of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, which has represented the interests of BC local governments for more than a century. “Whereas marijuana prohibition is a failed policy which has cost millions of dollars in police, court, jail and social costs; and whereas the decriminalization and regulation of marijuana would provide tax revenues,” the resolution read, “therefore be it resolved that UBCM call on the [...]

Oct 022012
 
Twitter Tactics: A Primer For Online Marijuana Activists

All Cannabis Activists Can Harness The Power Of Twitter A question was recently posed on a drug policy email list serve that I am on which asked for opinions as to whether using Twitter as a grassroots activist tool can be effective, or if it’s just a waste of time. I was quick to respond with my own opinion, and decided it was an issue that goes far beyond that one group of people and that it deserved its own blog post. So here it is. Consider this a primer for anyone [...]

Grown Up Toys: La Fumo Pipe

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Oct 022012
 
Grown Up Toys: La Fumo Pipe

Smoking has evolved into something wonderful, from the 7:10 culture of dabs, vaporizers to edibles one can get medicated in a way best suited for them. Personally I’m still and probably will always be a flower smoker. I would’ve written this sooner but my La Fumo Pipe has kept me to high to touch my keyboard. When I tried the La Fumo Pipe at Seattle Hempfest is was love at first hit. This power hitter in disguise comes in many forms thanks to the detachable tube that is the chamber. [...]

Oct 022012
 
Yes On 64 - Milton Friedman And Marijuana Prohibition

The Conservative Case For Amendment 64 Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman discusses how marijuana prohibition — like alcohol prohibition — has been a failure. Amendment 64 –www.RegulateMarijuana.org – would end marijuana prohibition in Colorado and replace it with a system in which marijuana is legal and regulated similarly to alcohol. Friedman explains how marijuana prohibition has been ineffective and wasteful, and comments to the same effect are included from notable conservatives like William F. Buckley, Pat Robertson, and Tom Tancredo. Please share this video with any conservative you know who is still [...]