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Pioneering blogger, journalist, and author Andrew Sullivan was the keynote speaker at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland, OR, this weekend. His presence might seem surprising, but the issue of cannabis and medical cannabis dovetails with his peculiar brand of left/right hybrid politics. More importantly, his participation represents an important evolution in the field of medical cannabis. Our movement is stronger when visible support for safe and legal access to medicine expands outside our traditional filed of allies.
Pictured: Andrew Sullivan and me
Mr. Sullivan’s voice is firmly established in the mainstream. He was the Editor of the New Republic, one of the nation’s oldest and venerable voices in politics. He is also one of the most widely read and recognized political bloggers. His blog The Dish is influential in the liberal and conservative blogosphere alike. Mr. Sullivan also writes for prestigious national media, including Time Magazine and The Atlanti Monthly, and has authored or edited six books.Read more
We urgently need advocates to contact their state officials and ask them to vote against the amended SB 1531!
Senate Bill 1531 - Allows cities to outright ban medical cannabis dispensaries and requires childproof packing. This bill was amended and passed unanimously by the State Senate to replace language authorizing bans to allow cities and counties to pass “reasonable regulations” around time, place and manner.Read more
ASA relies on the strength of our grassroots activists to fight for medical cannabis at the local and state levels. The best way for new advocates to get involved is by joining or starting a chapter to work on local issues. If there are not any local resources near to you, consider starting your own official ASA Chapter or Action Group!
It seems that area law enforcement has not yet learned the value of working WITH the local community.
Thursday's raid on The Greener Side, a medical marijuana resource center, can hardly be considered a top priority. With law enforcement services severely cut across the state, surely there are more dangerous individuals threatening community safety than a group of medical marijuana patients.
Besides the raid in Eugene, it has been reported that after a two year investigation, up to 70 law enforcement officers were used in concurrent raids in southern Oregon.
In August of last year a woman in Josephine County called 911 as a man who had previously assaulted her was breaking into her home. The dispatcher had to tell the woman there was no one to send. The county had laid off 23 deputies because of budget cuts.
In Oregon in 2010 (according to OSP statistics) there were 1,246 reported forcible rapes - yet only 243 arrests were made. How long will Oregon voters stand for our po
lice and sheriffs kowtowing to the federal drug war bureaucracy?
How long before Oregon legislators and voters figure out the simple economics of cannabis regulation over cannabis persecution?
How long before Oregon's leaders disavows this federal lunacy and acts to PROTECT patients instead of throwing them under the Prohibition bus?
This was also published in the Registered Guard
With award-winning director Walter J Collins, Robert has produced a thirty minute show that pulls no punches in taking on what he calls “the government’s wasteful and irrational ban on marijuana.” The show will air more than a dozen times over three weeks in West Palm Beach on WTIX the CW and WCTN My TV. In Oregon, it will air more than a dozen times on KEVU-TV.
Summing up his new direction, Robert Platshorn, who served thirty years of a sixty-four year federal prison sentence, said “I must be making an impression on America’s seniors, because the Federal Parole Commission has ordered that I may no longer travel ‘to promote legalization of marijuana.’” Robert exclaims, “If I can’t travel to legalize this important medicine for seniors, I can damn well send Grandma across America on a mission of mercy.”
Robert, who for many years was a national TV pitchman, is raising money to air his show like an infomercial on local and national TV networks. As an experienced infomercial producer, Robert has access to the private auctions where he can buy half hours on good stations for about ten percent of normal rate. As little as $3000 can buy twenty or more airings for Grandma on local stations or one national airing. You can learn more at TheSilverTour.org.
Watch the edu-mercial, and share it with your grandma!
Jonathan Bair is ASA's Social Media Director
- Government-sponsored study destroys DEA’s classification of marijuana - The Raw Story
- Visa and Mastercard Reject Medical Marijuana Purchases - Vibe
- Oregon Kills Medical Marijuana deduction for food stamp applicants - The Oregonian
- Does Medical Marijuana Increase Teen Pot Use? - Wall Street Journal
- CO federal dispensary crackdown widens scope with subjectivities - Examiner.com
- California pot research backs therapeutic claims - Sacramento Bee
- Backers of Arkansas medical marijuana legalization need more signatures - The Republic
- Owner Of First U.S. Marijuana Pharmacy Now Broke And Fighting IRS - Forbes