Oct 192012
 October 19, 2012

show me cannabis regulation missouri smcrBrad Pitt Agrees With Show-Me Cannabis Regulation That Marijuana Prohibition Has Failed

By Amber Langston, Show-Me Cannabis Regulation

In case you haven’t heard, Springfield, Missouri native and University of Missouri alumnus Brad Pitt is the Co-Executive Producer of the new movie The House I Live In –  a documentary delving into the Nixon Administration and the origin of what Nixon coined as “the war on drugs.”

And it sounds like Brad Pitt agrees with Show-Me Cannabis Regulation on a number of points. Pitt agrees that there has been a muzzle on the conversation about drug policy, saying, “it’s been this taboo subject forever” to Sasha Bronner of the Huffington Post. On top of that, SMCR acknowledges the inequality of the distribution of justice, where poor and minority communities take the burden of suffering from our policies. Likewise, SMCR believes that we must fully legalize and regulate marijuana in order to completely take it out of the criminal market. According to Pitt, “The only way to end the war on drugs is to take the profit out of it.”

I am so glad to see one of our state’s favorite sons stand up and speak to the injustice of our current policies.  Let’s just hope that his hometown Springfield City Council members were listening…

Show-Me Cannabis Regulation Trivia Night in Saint Louis Tomorrow! Individual Players Welcome!

SMCR will be holding its first trivia night fundraiser tomorrow (Saturday, 10/20) at Bar 101 Soulard, located at 1724 South Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63104. Doors open at 6:00 P.M. and trivia starts at 7:00 P.M. You can pay for a table of up to eight players for $200, and due to popular demand, individuals or groups of less than eight can pay $25 per person at the door. Both prices include ten rounds of trivia, an auction featuring Cardinals’ memorabilia autographed by Carlos Beltran, Yadier Molina, and David Freese, and unlimited beer and soft drinks!

We hope to launch another statewide campaign to legalize and regulate cannabis like alcohol in the state of Missouri soon, but that won’t happen without successful grassroots fundraising. If you are in the area and want to see this state have a chance at legalizing marijuana in 2014, we hope to see you at this event. If you aren’t in the area or already have prior obligations, you can contribute to the cause by donating now!

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Johnny Green is a marijuana activist from Oregon. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy. Follow Johnny Green on Facebook and Twitter. Also, feel free to email any concerns.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Malcolm-Kyle/100001700224506 Malcolm Kyle

    How can any responsible parent not desire a saner drug policy, and one that’s based on facts rather than reefer madness? Prohibition guarantees that many illegal drugs are far easier for our children to procure than even alcohol or nicotine. That’s because, even though these are both very dangerous and addictive drugs, they are at least sold in properly controlled and regulated environments.

    Under our present regime, certain plants/concoctions/drugs are sold only by criminals and terrorists; the huge black-market profits are used to threaten innocent civilians, bribe law enforcement officials, and buy support from unconscionable politicians; the availability and usage rates tend to go up, not down, and our prisons have become filled to capacity with easily replaced vendors and smugglers —this list of dangerous and negative consequences is actually endless. To continue prohibition is ludicrous, and those of us who can’t see that by now, must be either severely and mentally challenged or using something far stronger than any of us have even heard of.

    Why on earth should we be willing to whack ourselves with ever-bigger and more-repressive prohibition hammers, while drug use and availability keep going up, not down, and while we all plunge deeper into Loserville?

    Prohibition is the most destructive, dysfunctional, dishonest and racist social policy since Slavery. Prohibition is a holocaust in slow motion. We MUST end it NOW!