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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes - Hempstalk 2014

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 20:08
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes - Hempstalk 2014
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real perform Paul Simon's classic tune "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" for the crowd at the Hempstalk Festival in Portland, Oregon on September 28, 2014. Band website: http://promiseofthereal.com Footage: Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) http://hemp.org Audio: Mixed by Aloha Sound From: RestoreHemp Views: 90 3 ratings Time: 06:38 More in Education

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - Start To Go - Hempstalk 2014

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 20:07
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - Start To Go - Hempstalk 2014
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real rock "Start To Go" for the crowd at the Hempstalk Festival in Portland, Oregon on September 28, 2014. Band website: http://promiseofthereal.com Footage: Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) http://hemp.org Audio: Mixed by Aloha Sound From: RestoreHemp Views: 29 4 ratings Time: 06:03 More in Education

Jim Matthiessen & State of Jefferson - War's Over - Roseland

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 20:00
Jim Matthiessen & State of Jefferson - War's Over - Roseland
Jim Matthiessen accompanied by State of Jefferson perform the song "War's Over" at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon on April 24, 2010. Footage: Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) http://hemp.org From: RestoreHemp Views: 8 1 ratings Time: 05:03 More in Education

The Great Midwest » Marijuana Harvest Fest 1991

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 19:34
The Great Midwest » Marijuana Harvest Fest 1991
The Great Midwest » Marijuana Harvest Fest 1991 From: RestoreHemp Views: 12 2 ratings Time: 04:56 More in Education

John Trudell & Bad Dog - Famine in the Plenty - Hempstalk 2014

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 19:32
John Trudell & Bad Dog - Famine in the Plenty - Hempstalk 2014
John Trudell and Bad Dog perform the song "Famine in the Plenty" at the Hempstalk Festival in Portland, Oregon on September 28, 2014. Footage: Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) http://hemp.org From: RestoreHemp Views: 17 2 ratings Time: 03:43 More in Education

John Trudell & Bad Dog - Didn't Even Blink - Roseland

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 19:29
John Trudell & Bad Dog - Didn't Even Blink - Roseland
John Trudell and Bad Dog perform the song "Didn't Even Blink" at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon on April 24, 2010. Footage: Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) http://hemp.org From: RestoreHemp Views: 11 1 ratings Time: 03:41 More in Education

Archive: Cannabis Common Sense 51 - Marc Emery Interview in British Columbia

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 19:21
Archive: Cannabis Common Sense 51 - Marc Emery Interview in British Columbia
In 1998, Cannabis Common Sense went on-location to British Columbia to interview cannabis activist Marc Emery "The Prince of Pot" for the series. Emery was essential to the fall of cannabis prohibition in the United States by spearheading an "Overgrow the Government" campaign in the effort to get cannabis seeds to US residents. He then donated proceeds into initiatives in the U.S. to end cannabis prohibition. After serving a five year sentence in the U.S. for selling seeds, Emery was released in 2014. Footage: Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) http://hemp.org From: RestoreHemp Views: 14 1 ratings Time: 29:35 More in Education

Archive: Cannabis Common Sense 50 - Marc Emery Interview in British Columbia

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 19:21
Archive: Cannabis Common Sense 50 - Marc Emery Interview in British Columbia
In 1998, Cannabis Common Sense went on-location to British Columbia to interview cannabis activist Marc Emery "The Prince of Pot" for the series. Emery was essential to the fall of cannabis prohibition in the United States by spearheading an "Overgrow the Government" campaign in the effort to get cannabis seeds to US residents. He then donated proceeds into initiatives in the U.S. to end cannabis prohibition. After serving a five year sentence in the U.S. for selling seeds, Emery was released in 2014. Footage: Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) http://hemp.org From: RestoreHemp Views: 12 1 ratings Time: 29:52 More in Education

Archive: Cannabis Common Sense 49 - Marc Emery Interview in British Columbia

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 19:20
Archive: Cannabis Common Sense 49 - Marc Emery Interview in British Columbia
In 1998, Cannabis Common Sense went on-location to British Columbia to interview cannabis activist Marc Emery "The Prince of Pot" for the series. Emery was essential to the fall of cannabis prohibition in the United States by spearheading an "Overgrow the Government" campaign in the effort to get cannabis seeds to US residents. He then donated proceeds into initiatives in the U.S. to end cannabis prohibition. After serving a five year sentence in the U.S. for selling seeds, Emery was released in 2014. Footage: Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) http://hemp.org From: RestoreHemp Views: 102 7 ratings Time: 29:17 More in Education

Legal Recreational Cannabis in Colorado: A Year in Review

Youtube - Regulate Marijuana - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 17:03
Legal Recreational Cannabis in Colorado: A Year in Review
Colorado is marking one year since it became the first state to allow recreational cannabis. It was a year of highs and lows, as Colorado sought to figure ou... From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 1077 16 ratings Time: 03:15 More in Nonprofits & Activism

2015: NORML at Legalization Crossroads

NORML Blog - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 20:03

Dear NORML members and supporters,

Thanks for providing this venerable 44-year old non-profit organization the support necessary–both financially and spiritually–in helping achieve its two stated public policy goals:

  • End cannabis prohibition and replace with system of taxation and regulation similar to alcohol and tobacco products
  • Help the victims of cannabis prohibition enforcement (from those busted for possession to workers being denied employment over drug testing to patients who need to access cannabis as a therapeutic)

To the former, the math is simple: four states down (AK, WA, OR and CO have legalized cannabis commerce and taxation), forty-six more to go.

To the latter, NORML and its 160 plus chapters are both sympathetic to and helpful outlets for the many hundreds of thousands of cannabis consumers, cultivators and sellers arrested annually on criminal charges.

Attached is an end-of-year synopsis of many of the projects and efforts put forward by the organization in 2014 to advance cannabis law reforms.

Important issues going forward post legalization present a myriad of public policy concerns for groups like NORML to advocate for adult cannabis consumers:

  • To be able to imbibe in a licensed establishment in the same manner alcohol consumers do (in other words, it is not sufficient or prudent to banish cannabis consumers to use the herbal drug only on private property, which does not even include most public accommodations like hotels. Americans want Dutch-like ‘coffeeshops’ to buy and use the product responsibly on-site);
  • Employment protections for cannabis consumers not impaired in the workplace;
  • Child custody rights;
  • Second Amendment rights (under federal law, cannabis consumer and state-sanctioned patients can’t buy guns or ammunition);
  • Reasonable taxes for consumers and businesses (so as not to encourage continuance of black market);
  • Legal protections for cannabis consumers who currently fall under federal government’s specter (military personal, government contractors, university students, federal workers and contractors)
  • Scientific based drugged driving testing

The public’s support since 1970 has aptly guided NORML thus far, looking into the political crystal ball for 2015, here are four items to be prepared for:

  1. There will be in excess of fifteen states that debate legalization bills in their 2015 legislative sessions (a state, likely in New England, will pass cannabis legalization legislation for the first time as all previous legalization successes have come about via voter ballot initiatives)
  2. The US Congress will have nearly twenty cannabis law reform bills introduced, ranging from legalization to rescheduling to sentencing to industrial hemp reforms.
  3. Reform organizations, including NORML, will be increasingly focused on passing a voter initiative in California in 2016 legalizing cannabis
  4. Non-partisan advocacy of presidential candidates for 2016 to support ending cannabis prohibition

Going into the New Year, possibly the penultimate year for cannabis law reform in the United States, please consider in 2015 the remarkable contrast occurring in the few states that have ended cannabis prohibition with the nightmare scenarios our fellow cannabis consumers still face in a vast majority of states in America.

Bittersweetly, here at NORML we’re caught betwixt and between prohibition and legalization where we field as many daily inquiries from citizens still getting screwed by antiquated cannabis prohibition laws as we do now very eager entrepreneurs wanting to know how they can become a legitimate cannabis-related business.

Please help NORML continue to push forward with achieving our stated policy objectives with your continued financial support in 2015.**

Thanks in advance for both caring and sharing!

Kind regards,

Allen St. Pierre
Executive Director
NORML and NORML Foundation
Washington, D.C.

**Donations of cash, stocks, securities and property to The NORML Foundation are fully tax deductible.

Marijuana Possession Decriminalized In US Virgin Islands

The Weed Blog - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 20:00
By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Legislation decriminalizing the possession of one ounce or less of cannabis in the United States Virgin Islands became law this weekend. On Friday, Senate lawmakers voted to override Gov. John P. DeJongh’s line-item veto of the decriminalization provision, which had been included in territory’s 2015 fiscal year budget. The

Kansas May Join Marijuana Lawsuit Against Colorado

The Weed Blog - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 18:59
Last week it was announced that Nebraska and Oklahoma were suing the State of Colorado in federal court over Colorado’s legalization law. Nebraska and Oklahoma claim that Colorado marijuana legalization is a nuisance to their states, and that they want the feds to overturn the law. The legal arguments being made on behalf of Nebraska

Uruguay Has Registered 1,200 Marijuana Growers

The Weed Blog - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 17:53
One year ago Uruguay shocked the international community by legalizing marijuana, much to the delight of marijuana advocates across the globe. There have been bumps along the way, and a fully implemented, regulated distribution system has yet become a reality. However, the policy change is still a success, and there has been a lot of

How Much Marijuana Was Seized By Border Patrol In Texas In 2014?

The Weed Blog - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 16:44
Cartels try to smuggle marijuana into the United States on a daily basis, and have for many decades. Until marijuana prohibition is ended in Texas, and throughout the United States, this will continue to occur. Some of the marijuana will get seized at the border, and some of it will make it’s way across the border

California Court: Concentrated Marijuana Qualifies As Medical Marijuana

The Weed Blog - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 15:37
To most people, marijuana is marijuana, regardless if it’s flower, edibles, or concentrates. After all, it all contains marijuana, just in a different form and/or infused into other products such as brownies. However, public policy does not always reflect that fact. In a lot of states concentrates are treated differently than flower, carrying a separate penalty

Video Game Company ‘Marijuana Games’ Releases 2 New Weed Games

The Weed Blog - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 14:36
MarijuanaGames.org announced the release of 2 new cannabis-themed video games this week, adding the titles Crop Defender and Too Stoned Russ to its stable of marijuana games.  Previous games produced by the US-based company were mostly parodies such as Stoned Mario and Stoned Pacman.  However, the 2 new games released by the company stray from

US: Tribes Treading Carefully Into Pot Discussions

MAP - Hemp - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:00
Washington Times, 23 Dec 2014 - FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. (AP) - The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and whether alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs that casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and most arrests and pervasive social ills are linked to alcohol abuse. When the federal government announced this month that it would allow American Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana, the same divisive discussions resurfaced. The tribal president's office talked of expanding crops to include pot for medicinal but not recreational use, while a tribal lawmaker quickly declared his opposition.

US: Tribes Tread Carefully Into Marijuana Discussions

MAP - Hemp - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:00
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 23 Dec 2014 - FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and most arrests and pervasive social ills are linked to alcohol abuse. When the federal government announced this month that it would allow American Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana, the same divisive discussions resurfaced. The tribal president's office talked of expanding crops to include pot for medicinal but not recreational use, while a tribal lawmaker quickly declared his opposition.

US: Tribes Treading Carefully Into Pot Discussions

MAP - Cannabis - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:00
Washington Times, 23 Dec 2014 - FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. (AP) - The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and whether alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs that casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and most arrests and pervasive social ills are linked to alcohol abuse. When the federal government announced this month that it would allow American Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana, the same divisive discussions resurfaced. The tribal president's office talked of expanding crops to include pot for medicinal but not recreational use, while a tribal lawmaker quickly declared his opposition.
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