Mar 012013
 March 1, 2013
Art World And Drug Policy Reform Movement Renew Groundbreaking Partnership

On Monday, March 4, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), the nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, will host its fifth re:FORM art auction and cocktail benefit at C24 Gallery in New York City. Contributing artists to this event include Marilyn Minter, Fred Tomaselli, Aurel Schmidt, Judy Chicago, Swoon and more than 50 others. re:FORM represents a growing partnership between the art world and the drug policy reform movement, bringing together people interested in the creative arts while promoting profound social change. The four past art auctions have featured supporters like Darren Aronofsky, Peter Lewis,

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Mar 012013
 March 1, 2013
The NORML 2013 Aspen Legal Seminar - Register Now!

By Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Director The 2013 NORML Aspen Legal Seminar registration site is now live on the NORML website, and we urge you to register now for what will surely be another exceptional legal seminar and wonderful long-weekend with friends and colleagues in the Rocky Mountains. The dates for the seminar this year are Thursday, May 30 through Saturday, June 1 at The Gant, our usual venue in Aspen. The program this year will include such timely topics as the legal and ethical obligations of attorneys who represent cannabusinesses; the latest science and law regarding DUID cases; blocking the government from getting your client’s

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Mar 012013
 March 1, 2013
Marijuana Cultivation Legend Jorge Cervantes Needs An Artist

Below is a message posted on Jorge Cervantes’ forum by the legend himself. If you are an artist, this is a stellar opportunity: I received so many resumes since the post below was made yesterday that it is a bit overwhelming. The resumes were full of much artwork of many different styles. To select the best artist for the project, I have decided to ask for a sample of their work. Below I have uploaded nine different drawings for the artists to choose from and recreate with their style in a digital file. The 01 May 2013 deadline and the

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Mar 012013
 March 1, 2013
A Vision For A New NORML

By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director A Message from the Chair of NORML’s Board of Directors, Norm Kent: NORML is the pioneer, the grand patron and founder of the marijuana policy reform movement in America. We are still here and by your side, and we are needed now, more than ever. Some have said that as our nation moves towards medicalization, decriminalization, or legalization, our tasks will be diminished, our duties lessened, our essence threatened. The truth is that it is just the opposite. Now, with cannabis reforms about to blossom in city after city, from small communities to large counties,

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Mar 012013
 March 1, 2013
Support West Virginia HB 2230 To Bring Medical Marijuana To Sick Patients

After learning about the benefits of medical marijuana legislation at a public forum in December, we were inspired to produce and share this short video. We strongly encourage you to watch it and to give this issue serious consideration in 2013. The video features interviews with three West Virginia residents: Ken Robidoux, an epilepsy patient whose doctors recommended he use medical marijuana; Dr. Paul Clancy, an emergency room physician; and West Virginia University Professor James Nolan, a retired police lieutenant and former FBI unit chief. We hope you find this video educational and useful, and that you will be inspired

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Mar 012013
 March 1, 2013
Marijuana Bills At Oregon Legislature - Behind The Headlines

There are multiple bills at the Oregon legislature right now, including HR 3371 which would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana. I have never been more excited about a piece of legislation at the state level than I am about HR 3371. Radical Russ Belville gives the breakdown. If you are in Oregon, do your part and contact your legislators today!

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Mar 012013
 March 1, 2013
Rhode Island House Judiciary Concludes Testimony On Taxing And Regulating Marijuana

By Robert Capecchi, Marijuana Policy Project The Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee convened to take testimony on H 5274, the Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act. This bill, sponsored by Rep. Edith Ajello, would end Rhode Island’s marijuana prohibition, replacing it with a system in which marijuana is taxed, regulated, and sold in a manner similar to alcohol.  This is now the third session in a row that the Marijuana Policy Project has teamed with legislative champions like House Judiciary Chair Edith Ajello, community advocates, and allied policy organizations to make the case that marijuana should be regulated like alcohol, a far more dangerous

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