NORML’s Message To Capitol Hill: ‘Let The States Decide Their Own Marijuana Policies’

NORML’s Message To Capitol Hill: ‘Let The States Decide Their Own Marijuana Policies’

Tell members of Congress that you support HR 2306, the ‘Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011′ and that you oppose efforts by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) to stifle its debate. You can do so by clicking the link below to NORML’s commentary, ‘Let the states decide their own marijuana policies,’...

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Facebook, Showtime and Marc Ecko’s Joint Video Game Project

Facebook, Showtime and Marc Ecko’s Joint Video Game Project

The Atlantic Monthly Online has an article today that serves as prime example of the ‘normalization’ of cannabis in mainstream media….with a ‘joint’ video game project between three mega brands: Showtime, designer Marc Ecko and Facebook: After hours and hours spent mastering FarmVille, you’re ready to upgrade from corn and soybeans to a real cash...

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In occupied America…

June 28, 2011
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In occupied America…

McAllen buys $150,000 SWAT vehicle

With 11 gun ports, a rotating turret and room for 10 officers, the modified Ford F-550 will help city police handle high-risk calls, police Chief Victor Rodriguez said. Cash and other assets seized during police operations will cover the emergency service unit’s $150,000 price tag.

The Hidalgo County...

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The Living Canvas: Rain

June 28, 2011
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The Living Canvas: Rain

Some of you may be aware that I am involved in a lot of different interests and pursuits. One of them has been as photographer and Artistic Director of The Living Canvas. It started out as photography of the human body primarily using projections as the source of light (textures and other images...

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Maine: Governor Signs Law Expanding Privacy, Other Legal Protections For Medical Cannabis Patients

Maine: Governor Signs Law Expanding Privacy, Other Legal Protections For Medical Cannabis Patients

At a time when lawmakers in several states are seeking to limit or suspend their medical marijuana programs, Maine lawmakers are expanding patients’ protections and access under the law. On Friday, Republican Gov. Paul LePage signed legislation, LD 1296, into law on that enhances privacy protections for qualified medical cannabis patients. The measure eliminates a 2010...

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Whack and Stack: 2010 Marijuana Cultivation Eradication In America

Whack and Stack: 2010 Marijuana Cultivation Eradication In America

[Editor's note: Call it a terrible waste of police time, an unnecessary risk to law enforcement personnel's lives, a loud and destructive invasion of one's curtilage, the proverbial taxpayer-funded pursuit of a needle in a haystack, an unintended government-provided price support for an illegal and untaxed commercial market, or a bizarre police ruse where...

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Neglect

June 27, 2011
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Neglect

Sorry for the neglect, folks. I’ve been busy doing tech rehearsals for my show that opens in Chicago on Friday. I’ll give you more details on that, along with some additional postings tonight. In the meantime, this is an open thread.

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Live Coverage of HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup

Live Coverage of HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup

Join us on the NORML Network at http://live.norml.org for our exclusive live stream of the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup in San Francisco. In addition to our mobile studio we’re displaying the first copies of the NORML Big Book of Marijuana Facts, and they’re getting great reviews.  We’re set up for streaming and recording the...

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Members Of Congress Introduce First Federal Measure Since 1937 To Legalize The Adult Use Of Marijuana

Members Of Congress Introduce First Federal Measure Since 1937 To Legalize The Adult Use Of Marijuana

House lawmakers introduced legislation in Congress today to end the federal criminalization of the personal use of marijuana. The bipartisan measure, HR 2306 – entitled the ‘Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011’ and sponsored by Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank and Texas Republican Ron Paul along with Reps. Cohen (D-TN), Conyers (D-MI), Polis (D-CO), and...

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Bolivia chooses to withdraw from UN Convention on Drugs!

June 23, 2011
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Bolivia chooses to withdraw from UN Convention on Drugs!

Big news, so far apparently not reported in U.S. media

Bolivia abandona la convención de la ONU contra las drogas

La Paz, 22 jun (EFE).- El Congreso boliviano aprobó hoy, a petición del presidente Evo Morales, la denuncia de la convención de la ONU contra los estupefacientes de 1961, como protesta porque el organismo...

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Open Thread

June 23, 2011
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Open Thread

The Justice Policy Institute has released a new report: Gaming the System: How the Political Strategies of Private Prison Companies Promote Ineffective Incarceration Policies

It’s clear that the prison industry sees the drug war as something important to their bottom line.

“The demand for our facilities and services could be adversely affected by...

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Members Of Congress Introduce First Federal Measure Since 1937 To Legalize The Adult Use Of Marijuana

Members Of Congress Introduce First Federal Measure Since 1937 To Legalize The Adult Use Of Marijuana

House lawmakers introduced legislation in Congress today to end the federal criminalization of the personal use of marijuana. The bipartisan measure – entitled the ‘Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011’ and sponsored by Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank and Texas Republican Ron Paul along with Reps. Cohen (D-TN), Conyers (D-MI), Polis (D-CO), and Lee (D-CA)...

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