Of course marijuana should be legal in Florida! And beyond! Florida will be a tough state to pass an initiative, due to the fact that there are six districts that signatures need to be gathered from, all of which pose their own challenges and demographic issues. Getting the legislature, in any state, is an uphill battle. But if a fight is worth fighting, then I say fight on, and ending marijuana prohibition is certainly worth fighting for!
This is a Students for Sensible Drug Policy Canterbury and UKC Psychedelics Society Event. Filmed 11.02.13 at the University of Kent. Sanho Tree, Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses in length the impact of American drug policy at home and abroad with a particular emphasis on South America. What direction will federal drug laws take in light of Cannabis legalization in various states? Is the U.S drug war imperialist? Enjoy this hugely insightful and fascinating talk. www.ssdp.org.uk/canterbury – Twitter: @ssdpcanterbury – Facebook: www.facebook.com/ssdpcanterbury
By Anthony Martinelli, TheJointBlog.com Yesterday Washington State’s House Committee on Public Safety voted on the side of justice, and approved House Bill 1661, moving it towards a full House vote. The bill would allow those convicted of a cannabis possession misdemeanor – which includes charges of up to 40 grams, and applies for those 18 and older – to have it removed from their record. The committee voted 6-5 in favor of the bill. The primary sponsor of the measure, Washington State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon (you can find a Q&A [...]
By John Payne The legislative week was cut short by the winter weather, so there are no major changes to report on either the decriminalization bill (HB 512) or the expungement bill (HB 511). Neither bill has been assigned to a committee yet, but we hope that will change by next week. In the meantime, if you haven’t contacted your state legislators yet, please take a moment to do so now. Go to our advocacy page and send your legislators a letter explaining why they should support these bills! The site even [...]
by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director Hot on the heels of the introduction of a bill to tax and regulate marijuana in Maine earlier today, Delegate Curt Anderson (D-Baltimore) has filed legislation in Maryland that would end his state’s prohibition on marijuana and regulate its possession, use, and sale for adults over the age of 21. House Bill 1453 would create a system to regulate and tax cannabis in a manner similar to how the state handles alcohol. It would instruct the Maryland comptroller to license marijuana retail stores, wholesale [...]
Video from contestants in the Multiple Choice Drug Test at the 420RADIO Booth at HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino; Dr. Mitch Q&A – how does cannabis affect herpes simplex virus?; Ganja Jon nets pot media hat trick with stories in Portland Mercury, Willamette Week, and Wired Magazine; music by Urban Dread.
Robert Platshorn is a gem in our movement, and I don’t know why he isn’t utilized more. If his video was seen by more people, and more importantly, he was presenting to more people in person, amazing things would happen. If you are from a large national organization and you are reading this, you really need to harness the skill set of Robert Platshorn!
Do you know of someone that supports marijuana reform, but is not listed on the Marijuana Majority website? Well don’t just sit there doing nothing, recommend that they be added! You can do so by clicking this link. Below is information about the Marijuana Majority in case you have been living under a rock lately: What do evangelical Christian Pat Robertson, progressive media maven Arianna Huffington, conservative businessman David Koch, actor Morgan Freeman and rapper Snoop Dogg have in common? Probably only one thing: They all think our marijuana criminalization [...]
NORML is pleased to announce the first ever Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 16th, 2013! The conference will feature a day of enlightening panel discussions and speakers on topics ranging from new reform strategies, recent legislative efforts, the science of medical cannabis, and much more. Hear from some of the most experienced and insightful marijuana law reformers working the the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York area. Speakers include Ken Wolski (CMMNJ), Stacia Cosner (Associate Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy), Erik Williams (CampaignsWon, Executive Director CT [...]