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Legalization Week: Oregon, California, Colorado, Washington Activists on Ballot Initiatives for 2012
By "Radical" Russ Belville on August 18, 2011
This week on NORML SHOW LIVE we took a look at four states where activists are proposing multiple ballot initiatives to legalize… or “sensibly regulate”… marijuana for all adults, even healthy ones. We covered Oregon, California, Colorado, and Washington, click the Full Story link below to get the lineup of interviewees and videos.
Posted in ACTIVISM, ENTERTAINMENT, LEGISLATION | Tagged Alison Holcomb, California, cannabis tax act, City Attorney Pete Holmes, Colorado, Dale Sky Jones, Douglas Hiatt, Dr. Frank Lucido, initiative, initiatives, Jen Alexander, Legalization, Leland Berger, mary lou dickerson, Mason Tvert, Mayor Mike McGinn, mike mcginn, NORML SHOW LIVE, OCTA, Oregon, Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, Oregon Marijuana Policy Initiative, Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, Seattle, Seattle Hempfest, seattle mayor, Sensible Oregon, Sensible Washington, YouTube | 4 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on August 15, 2011
Legalization is no longer the forbidden topic (even if we’re playing it close to the vest and calling it “sensible regulation”) and this short week we are taking a closer look at the topic with the proponents of marijuana legalization in four Western states. We’re calling it “Legalization Week” – it’s like “Shark Week”, but much mellower.
Posted in ACTIVISM, GOVERNMENT, LEGISLATION | Tagged ACLU, ACLU of Washington, Alison Holcomb, California, cannabis tax act, Colorado, Dale Sky Jones, Douglas Hiatt, Jen Alexander, Leland Berger, Mason Tvert, Michigan, NORML, Oaksterdam, oaksterdam university, OCTA, Oregon, Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, Oregon Marijuana Policy Initiative, SAFER, Seattle, Seattle Hempfest, sensible colorado, Sensible Oregon, Sensible Washington, Vivian McPeak, Washington State | Leave a response
By "Radical" Russ Belville on June 16, 2011
Jennifer Alexander on passage of Oregon bill to drastically raise medical marijuana fees; music by D Double E.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on June 13, 2011
Terry Nelson from LEAP on drug war’s 40th anniversary; Jennifer Alexander from OCTA 2012 on bill to double medmj fees in Oregon; music by Chiddy Bang
Posted in NORML SHOW LIVE | Tagged Connecticut, Groovin' Thursday, jennifer-alexander, John Doe Radio, LEAP, NORML Daily Audio Stash, OCTA, OCTA 2012, paraphernalia, Supreme Court, Terry Nelson, Texas, Washington, Washington State, Willie Nelson | Leave a response
By "Radical" Russ Belville on June 10, 2011
Dwight Holton, the US Attorney for Oregon, tried to silence a lawful protest by marijuana legalization activists on City Hall steps in Portland this morning, according to attorney Paul Loney.
Posted in ACTIVISM, ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT, LEGISLATION, SCIENCE | Tagged Attorney General, cannabis tax act, Department of Justice, District Attorney, Eric Holder, First Amendment, landlords, Madeline Martinez, medical cannabis, medical marijuana, Multnomah County, NORML SHOW LIVE, OCTA, Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, oregon medical marijuana, Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, Oregon NORML, Oregonian, Sensible Oregon, Sensible Washington, United Nations, US Attorney | 1 Response
By Cannabis Karri on March 30, 2011
Oregon will try once again to pass a legalization ballot measure. On Monday, a brand new initiative was kicked off in Portland as signature gatherers began the task of collecting 90,000 signatures by July 2012 for the measure to make it on Oregon ballots in November of 2012. Jennifer Alexander, the campaign’s manager was already hard at work collecting signatures at a Portland Mall on Monday.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 29, 2011
“Radical” Russ takes a look back at the 1988 ruling by Judge Francis Young asserting marijuana’s safety; music by Satta Spliff
Posted in NORML SHOW LIVE | Tagged Allen St. Pierre, Dr. Donald Abrams, Dr. Oz, Electric Tuesday, Judge Francis Young, Montel Williams, OCTA, Radical Rant, Satta Spliff, United Kingdom | Leave a response
By "Radical" Russ Belville on April 22, 2010
As the fight to re-legalize cannabis heats up out here on the West Coast, I want to provide the opportunity for activists to get the word out to a national audience here at the Stash. If you have a well-written essay you’d like to feature here, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Why Should [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on July 28, 2009
Oakland-based activists have filed a ballot initiative with the Attorney General that would legalize marijuana in California and allow counties to establish local systems to tax and regulate the plant and its products. Activists have 150 days from filing to gather 434,000 signatures to qualify for the statewide ballot in November 2010. The initiative is [...]
Posted in ACTIVISM, GOVERNMENT, LEGISLATION | Tagged California, Drug Policy Alliance, Madeline Martinez, Oakland, Oaksterdam, OCTA, Oregon, Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, Oregon NORML, Paul Stanford, Richard Lee, TaxCannabis2010 | 20 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on August 11, 2008
Download the NORML Daily Audio Stash for 2008-08-11 Today’s Stash is dedicated to two guys who I can’t prove ever toked a reefer, but my Jay-dar tells me they must have at one point in their lives. Comedian Bernie Mac and Composer Isaac Hayes both died over the weekend and I will miss them. NORML [...]