Sep 252012
 
Who Opposes Amendment 64... A Peek Behind The Curtain Of Greed

by Barry Bluntman As the November vote nears for Colorado, let’s take a quick peek behind the curtain at those who oppose ‘Amendment 64‘ and the common sense marijuana laws that Colorado is seeking. I’ve recently been informed of a group called “Smart Colorado” which is dead set against recreational marijuana laws, and how it may adversely affect their business model. The interesting thing about some of the financial backers of this group calling themselves ‘Smart Colorado,‘ is that they also happened to be the owners of a state sanctioned [...]

Sep 252012
 
The Oregonian Just Discovers That America Likes Oregon Marijuana

In a two-part story in this Sunday’s Oregonian, reporter Noelle Crombie paints a picture of how the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program is subject to severe abuses by those who wish to profit from interstate marijuana trafficking. In the story, she details the crimes of Elizabeth Saul, who was involved in a criminal conspiracy to transport pounds of weed from Oregon to destinations East.  The story notes how a pound in Oregon sells for $1000 – $3000, but can fetch over $5000 in the Midwest and East Coast.  So why is [...]

Sep 252012
 
Springfield Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance Repealed, Democracy Abused

Members Of The Springfield City Council That Fought Ordinance Need To Be Voted Out The Springfield, Missouri, City Council just voted 7-2 to repeal a recently passed marijuana decriminalization ordinance according to Springfield News-Leader reporter Amos Bridges’ Twitter feed.  A sincere thanks to Council Members Doug Burlison and Scott Bailes for respecting the political process, regardless of any personal feelings about the ordinance they may have had.  The ordinance was placed before them by hard-working activists who braved the sweltering Missouri summer to collect thousands of signatures.  Lacking the decency to send the issue [...]

Sep 252012
 
For The Love Of Marijuana Reform REGISTER TO VOTE!

If You Are Not Registered To Vote For Marijuana Reform, You Are Not Part Of The Solution This is the biggest election in the history of the marijuana movement. Oregon, Colorado, and Washington are voting on marijuana reform initiatives, more states are voting on medical marijuana, and local municipalities are voting on marijuana reform ordinances and referendums at the local level all over the nation. There has never been a more exciting time to be a marijuana activist – we all know it! Something that we apparently don’t all know [...]

Sep 242012
 
Marijuana Decriminalization Gets Conservative Support In Indiana

Indiana Republican Senator Brent Steele Wants To Reform Personal Marijuana Possession Laws By Dan Riffle, Marijuana Policy Project Marijuana reform is a hot topic of conversation in state legislatures around the country and not just in traditionally liberal states like California and Rhode Island. In fact, bills to make marijuana possession punishable by a fine only, rather than jail time, were introduced this year in conservative bastions like Arizona and Tennessee, and it’s a too-well-kept secret that such laws have been on the books since the ’70s in Mississippi, Nebraska, [...]

Sep 242012
 
Medical Marijuana Campaigns In San Diego County Score Major Endorsements

Endorsements In San Diego County Show Medical Marijuana Is Important Across Political Spectrum The campaigns to allow and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in Lemon Grove, Del Mar and Solana Beach (Propositions T, H and W, respectively) have recently received the endorsements of political parties in San Diego County from across the political spectrum including - the San Diego County Democratic Party, the San Diego County Libertarian Party and the San Diego County Green Party! These endorsements show just how mainstream, and broad, the fight for medical marijuana access has become.  Unlike other political issues, [...]

Sep 242012
 
Join The Weed Blog At The 2012 National Marijuana Business Conference In Denver

The 2012 National Marijuana Business Conference Is A Great Opportunity For Cannabis Business Owners I will be attending the 2012 National Marijuana Business Conference in November, and I encourage any readers that are involved in (or are looking to get involved in) the cannabis industry to attend as well. The 2012 National Marijuana Business Conference is set for November 8-9 at the Sherman Street Event Center in Denver, Colorado. I have been to Denver two times for cannabis events, and I have to say, they were two of my favorite events [...]

Sep 242012
 
Colorado Legalization Initiative Gets Another Big Endorsement

Tom Tancredo: Marijuana Prohibition Has Failed Us By Betty Aldworth, Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol We got a big endorsement for Amendment 64 over the weekend, and I wanted to make sure you heard about it. Former Congressman Tom Tancredo has expressed his full support for Amendment 64. As a staunch conservative, Tancredo’s endorsement proves that Amendment 64 isn’t a Republican or Democratic issue — it’s an issue of common sense, and doing what’s best for the state of Colorado. We are excited to have the support of someone [...]

Sep 242012
 
SF Chapter Of Americans For Safe Access Delivers Letter To President Obama

Medical Marijuana Supporters Tell Barack Obama How They Feel About His Medical Marijuana Policies This is video from the Oakland rally to remind President Obama of his broken promise to medical cannabis. We had a very peaceful demonstration with an Obama campaign worker even coming out to greet us, so we could deliver a letter to the President. Supporters all across the nation rallied at Obama Campaign HQ in 20 cities, including our Nations Capital. Americans for Safe Access (ASA) doesn’t endorse any candidate. We simply want to remind the [...]

Sep 242012
 
Gary Johnson Wants Your Marijuana Legalization Vote

Gary Johnson Supports The Marijuana Movement, But Does The Marijuana Movement Support Him? “Let’s end the unworkable marijuana prohibition and put our money where our mouth is. Let’s solve the problems like border crime. We can do it with pot legalization.”  - Gary Johnson, Presidential candidate — Libertarian party Within the United States, polling the American public to get its pulse on certain political topics has been a tried and tested tool for many candidates seeking political office. As we have seen within the last 12 months, the American sentiment [...]