Just Say Now’s Jon Walker discusses the upcoming marijuana ballot measures on Radical Russ Belleville’s radio show, and they both scratch their heads at how out of step with popular opinion the elite drug warriors at Facebook are.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday August 9, 2012 10:40 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday July 26, 2012 1:20 pm|
Barack Obama’s Justice Department is waging a federal war on state-legal medical marijuana clinics in California — even as his campaign wants marijuana ballot initiative supporters to turn out for him in swing states this fall. Mitt Romney says he’ll fight medical marijuana legalization “tooth and nail.” And candidates who most closely represent the opinion of the majority of Americans, like Gary Johnson, are systematically excluded from the debate.
Just Say Now is working hard to make marijuana a campaign issue in 2012. Last week we sent pharmaceutical bottles with pro-medical marijuana messages to protesters in San Francisco who brought them to a demonstration at one of President Obama’s fundraisers, asking him to stop his IRS and DoJ from shutting down clinics like Harborside and Oaksterdam. And this week, after Mitt Romney’s “tooth and nail” comment, we want to make marijuana more popular than Mitt.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Monday July 23, 2012 11:55 am|
Today at 12pm Pacific, medical marijuana patients, caregivers and supporters will gather outside a fundraiser for President Obama at Oakland’s Fox Theater to protest the administration’s multi-agency war on pot. Rally at noon, Pacific, but check back around 3:00-3:30 Pacific Time for a related march. We’ll be live streaming the event.
|By: Teddy Partridge Saturday July 7, 2012 5:03 pm|
If a patient can’t get high from marijuana being used for medicinal purposes, does that marijuana still fall under the draconian federal drug laws? How might this new pot that won’t get you high change the debate in the USA?
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday June 21, 2012 1:40 pm|
By citing DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart’s own description of her agency’s “highest priority” — abuse of prescription drugs — and his own home state’s documented success weaning prescription drug addicts by the use of legal medical marijuana, Congressman Jared Polis actually got the Top Drug Cop to move off her “all drugs are bad, m’kay?” repetition to the more forthright and useful statement that “We will pursue any avenues to reduce drug addiction.”
This statement may cause a problem for her, since it is a lie.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Friday June 15, 2012 4:32 pm|
When you’re this deep in the trenches, everything seems like an uphill battle. Rarely, it seems, do we see justice truly served or fairness truly honored.
But (!) this past week was different. FDL activists saw some inspiring progress on a variety of campaigns, and since it’s Friday and we could all probably use a little pick-me-up, I thought I’d share our week with you.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday May 28, 2012 5:00 pm|
The green fairy, the muse of poets and painters, banned for almost a century, a mysterious elixir of herbs and alcohol, the subject of tonight’s film, Absinthe, which traces the history and resurrection of the mythic liquor.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday May 15, 2012 8:00 pm|
And thus I am very confused about this whole states rights issue that Obama brought up re: marriage equality. Like, it’s okay for states to decide if people can get married or not, and the Federal government won’t interfere, but when states decide that medical marijuana is legal, the Feds jump in and say “NO WEED!”
Could some explain that to me?
|By: Brian Sonenstein Friday April 6, 2012 12:58 pm|
Following the raid on Oaksterdam University earlier this week, in which federal agents from the IRS and DEA seized bank accounts, plants, computers and records from the industry training center, founder and Prop 19 sponsor Richard Lee announced today that he will be leaving the business.
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday March 15, 2012 5:45 pm|
Earlier this week, Pat Robertson almost barely redeemed himself when he stood up for for the legalization of marijuana. But now he’s gone one toke over the line, declaring non-Christians a virus.