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The consequence of marijuana legalization can be a disaster for medical marijuana patients and the power of targeted voter contact as a mechanism to win elections for marijuana initiatives are the subjects of this episode of Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense.
Washington passed a marijuana legalization measure in 2012 with provisions protecting medical marijuana patients but legislators are folding patients into the legalization with such possible negative consequences of no longer being able to grow their own medicine and being forced to pay the same exorbitant taxes as recreational users. Kari Boiter, Washington State Coordinator for Americans for Safe Access explains how the marijuana legalization initiative has impacted medical marijuana patients and how patients are fighting back to preserve their rights under Washington's exisiting medical marijuana laws.
Yucca Valley. a small California desert town in San Bernardino County, is vying to become the first muncipality in what is the largest county in the United States to allow for the sale of medical marijuana. Jim Stewart, Campaign Coordinator for Measure X, reveals their plans for getting voters to pass their initiative using volunteers to undertake a program of target voter contact.
The Marijuana Policy Project has sponsored more successful medical marijuana and legalization initiatives than any other organization in the U.S.A. In 2016 they will be involved with legalization initiatives in Arizona, California, Maine and Nevada. Our first guest is Morgan Fox, Communications Manager for MPP providing insights into the planning and preparations being made in 2015 to insure the success of these marijuana legalization initiatives. With a successful track record at the ballot box unmatched by any other organization, Mr. Fox will lay out the plans for success and most importantly how you can participate with MPP to make the world safe for marijuana.
20 miles from the sprawling 29 Palms Marine Base and just 15 miles from the renowned Joshua Tree National Park, sits Yucca Valley a small desert town of 20,000. The town had “tolerated” one medical marijuana dispensary for three years but forced it to close in 2014. Our second guest is Jason Elassner who headed the successful campaign to place an initiative before voters allowing dispensaries to open. Having collected enough signatures to require a special election, Jason will divulge the backroom deals and expose the small town intrigues that are changing the political landscape.
What are your thought on legalization of Marijuana? This week we dig deep into this topic with The Urban Rap Legend Gangsta Pat came out of Memphis, TN & exploded in the music industry @ the age of 16. He established himself in the Memphis underground during the late 1980s. Gangsta Pat is also one of the first rap artists from the city to make the move from an indie label to a major label when signing to Atlantic records during the start of the Gangsta rap era. Gangsta Pat is known for his lyrics of smoking weed & hit song I'm A Gangsta he had major successes in the rap game with his peers MJG & 8Ball. He is still making music in a wide range of Genres. Medical Marijuana is legal in over 20 states in the U.S. & Colorado just approved the use of recreation. Washington is next to approve this. President Obama says it's "No More Dangerous Than Alcohol." Where are we headed? Tune in & call 917-889-8224.
District of Columbia LEGALIZATION of MARIJUANA
The LAWS-PENALTIES - by CHRISTOPHER GLENN
War on Marijuana Still has Hooks
The regulation and taxation of marijuana sales in Washington, DC. TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
Washington, D.C. Voted to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
The Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act (MCLR) is one of at least five initiatives to legalize marijuana being drafted for the California’s Nov. 2016 ballot. On July 13th MCLR submitted an updated version to the California AG’s office which included the public input gathered since the last filing along with comments from CalNORML and information gathered from Gavin Newsom’s Blue Ribbon Commission.
John Lee from Americans for Policy Reform (AFPR), the group behind the MCLR 2016 Initiative, will discuss the new language, explain how this initiative differs from the others and reveal their program to qualify for the Nov. 2016 ballot.
An on-again, off-again dispensing ordinance, the city refusing tax payments from medical marijuana dispensaries required by a voter approved initiative and spending up to a million dollars to close existing tax paying dispensaries is just part of the conundrum roiling the small desert town of Vallejo California.
The show’s second guest is attorney James Anthony who represents a consortium of the affected Vallejo dispensaries. Attorney Anthony provides an insider’s look at what is going on, why it is going on and what is being done to protect patient access as local elected officials egged on by local law enforcement, run amuck.
We the people, have a clear understanding that we must obey the law. No doubt about it. We do not advocate breaking the law. However, we do insist on the opportunity to change the laws if they do not fit our public opinion as a majority. Thank goodness that we are in a country where our fore fathers have provided us with the necessary tools to do so. We live in a land where young men and women in uniform, defend our pursuit of happiness by laying their lives on the line over seas and domestically. Where a tribune of law is supposed to be fair and just to all of its citizens.
This radio station is dedicated to actively engage listeners and help raise awareness about the unjust laws in Virginia surrounding Marijuana.
We are the people. We are for the people and we are aware that if we can unite, we can make a difference.
ABOVE THE IGNORANCE.
Had someone told Cheri Sicard back in back in 1996, when California’s Prop 215 first legalized marijuana for medicinal use, that she would become entrenched in the cannabis movement and become a well known marijuana activist, she would not have believed them. Other than the rare toke at a party, Cheri didn’t use marijuana. It wasn’t until she was in her late 30’s when her doctor suggested she try cannabis to help with a chronic medical problem, that the herb became a permanent fixture in her life.
In the course of about 6 months Cheri went from the typical closeted American marijuana smoker to an outspoken cannabis advocate, and she hasn’t looked back since. She works with numerous marijuana reform groups and can frequently be found organizing rallies, speaking at city council meetings, and giving classes on various aspects of marijuana, as well as advocating for clemency efforts for prisoners serving life sentences for nonviolent marijuana offenses.
Cheri’s Cannabis Gourmet Cookbook (2012, Z-Dog Media) is one of the most popular and well reviewed books of its kind. Her new book, Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women (Seal Press) has been garnering great reviews in the world of cannabis and in the mainstream press as well.
Prior to entering the world of cannabis, Cheri worked as a professional writer, recipe developer, and internet entrepreneur. Her passions for patriotism and country can be found in her earlier books The Great American Handbook (2002 Berkley Trade Editions); U.S. Citizenship for Dummies (2003 Wiley); and Everyday American (2008 Bookspan).
Going back even further, Cheri spent her childhood and early adult years as a professional circus performer, magician and mentalist, jobs that allowed her to travel extensively around the country and the world.
Hampton Roads Today is a new show that will deal with hard issues, current events and hot topics that impact the Hampton Roads, Virginia community, the nation and the global community.
In upcoming issues through 2013, mass communication students from Norfolk State Univerversity will be bringing you broadcasts on a host of subjects from the legalization of marijuana to the impact of rap music on today's youth. In today's episode, mass communication and journalism student Franklin Pierre will interview a panel, pro and con, on issues with the legalization of marijuana. Pierre will interview Dr. Carol Pretlow, professor of political science at Norfolk State University and Dr. Arthur Bowman, professor of anatomy also from Norfolk State University. Pretlow's area of expertise is international law and politics and Bowman's expertise is in how drugs and the environment impact the human body.
Oregon is undergoing major upheavals as the legislature literally turns last November’s marijuana legalization measure on its head. Medical marijuana appears headed into oblivion and the limited and reasonable taxation measures enacted by voters may skyrocket.
As a creator and proponent of previous legalization initiatives in Oregon, Paul Stanford understands the legislative process and how it can and does mess with the intent of the voters. Explaining Oregon’s initiative process which allows for the legislative to alter voter-passed initiatives, Paul will illuminate what is unfolding and how initiative proponents are rallying to counter this devious and underhanded attempt by the legislature to redo Oregon’s marijuana legalization initiative.
From the Sweet Mary Jane Bakery, comes the Sweet Mary Jane Desert Cookbook featuring the recipes for the mouth-watering medicated treats that have made this Boulder, Colorado dispensary into a household name for Colorado’s marijuana consumers. From OMG Brownie Cheesecake Bars to Just Peachy Coffee Cake, the aroma is intoxicating even before you sample them.
Our second guest, Sweet Mary Jane bakery founder and author Karin Lazarus, will describe her baking career, how she got involved in making medicated desserts and reveal the secrets found in her book for baking delectable cannabis confections.
A solution for a BROKEN ECONOMY. A STAND FOR THE RIGHTS of the American people. A voice for those oppressed by those who wear badges. This station is fueled by ENLIGHTED conciousness and PROTECTED by the 1st Amendment.
We are determined to spread the word and unite with those who already know it. The negative stigma that has been placed on Marijuana far surpasses Politics and is an infringement on the basic rights of human beings.
Are roses illegal? No that's silly, right? It's a plant. Why would it be illegal?
I know that if we unite, we are many. Many more than them.
We will lead the way, with peace and non judgement. Something that our law enforcement counter parts have neglected us for ages.
STOP THE OPRESSION TODAY.
those who STAND FOR NOTHING, are sure to FALL FOR ANYTHING.
ROLL UP, TUNE IN, PEACE OUT.
For years there has been the debate as to whether or not weed should be legal, or if its even a safe. People continue to have this conversation even today with it passing in some states to be legal. Kurtizent and Neci weigh in on the issue and give their points of views on this very matter. Pro or Con...whats yours?
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