By Ethan Nadelmann, Drug Policy Alliance Thanks to you, we won incredible victories this year. Colorado and Washington made history by becoming the first places anywhere in the world to approve marijuana legalization. Californians reformed their notorious “three strikes” law so that no more Californians will be sentenced to life in prison for minor and nonviolent drug law violations. And we helped pass Good Samaritan laws in five states and the District of Columbia so that people who witness an overdose can call 911 without fear of arrest. But these [...]
By Marc Emery, Cannabis Culture I had some additional thoughts about Michael Coren’s Sun TV interview with my wife Jodie and his subsequent Toronto Sun newspaper rant (both are attached to the beginning of my last blog) about me and the cannabis culture. One of the favoured media propaganda techniques is the long ranting monologue preceding the interview of the guest (Jodie in this case) with opposing ideas. This rant (perfected by Bill O’Reilly at Fox News and emulated in this case by Sun TV host Michael Coren) is always [...]
When it comes to children using medical cannabis, the media and conservatives come out in a huge panic. For some reason they don’t understand that there are more ways to consume cannabis than smoking it. Below is an example of a parent using cannabis to treat symptoms of autism. What do TWB readers think? Is this a bad thing, good thing, or are you indifferent?
I encourage all TWB readers to sign the petition below: Stop lying to the American public and the world about medical marijuana and remove it from a schedule 1 drug! The government has lied about the medical benefits of marijuana for too long. The people know the truth and are sick of the lies and deception. Stop enforcing the beliefs of a few and those who benefit by the failed …WAR ON DRUGS… Click here to sign the White House petition, currently at 72 signatures.
Relieve Five Elderly Federal Prisoners From Life Without Parole Sentences For Marijuana No one should have to go to jail for marijuana. Especially elderly people. So why are five senior citizens serving life without parole for marijuana? Below is a petition (8,107 signatures so far) to fix this injustice: A petition for clemency and commutation of life-without-parole sentences on behalf of John Knock, Paul Free, William Dekle, Larry Duke and Charles Cundiff. Each are serving life sentences without possibility of parole for their common crime: selling marijuana. These crimes in [...]
2012 Was The Beginning Of The End For Marijuana Prohibition By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director #1 Colorado and Washington Vote To Legalize Marijuana Voters in Colorado and Washington made history by approving ballot measures allowing for the personal possession and consumption of cannabis by adults. Washington’s law, which removes criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis for personal use (as well as the possession of up to 16 ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form, and 72 ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form), took effect on December 6. [...]