Every day in America, 18 military veterans commit suicide. The United States has lost more military service-members and veterans to suicide than to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Oregon is home to an estimated 300,000 veterans, including more than 20,000 from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, according to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. A 2008 Rand Corporation study found nearly 20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan vets reported PTSD symptoms. — Currently, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program does not recognize or allow for access to cannabis to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Therefore, military veterans who suffer from PTSD cannot access medical marijuana. — On Monday, Oct. 29, Veterans for Measure 80, will be holding a press conference at 11:00 am (Pacific) to share why they support Measure 80 and common-sense marijuana regulation in Oregon.
Behind the Headlines on the story of Department of Justice suing Meridian, Mississippi school district for “school-to-prison” program, black kids denied rights, shipped 80 miles away to juvenile detention for offenses like farting in class; new HIGH TIMES funny videos; “Paine” takes on No on I-502; music by Ghoul.
Anthony Johnson, Russ Belville, and Sam Chapman speak out for Measure 80 Legalization at Portland State University; shocking Top 10 Health Side Effects of Marijuana by TestCountry.com; music by Tim Maia
I appeared at Portland State University along with Sam Chapman from Oregonians for Law Reform and Anthony Johnson from National Cannabis Coalition to discuss marijuana legalization under Oregon’s Measure 80.
Tom Angell from the Marijuana Majority campaign explains the diverse set of prominent people who are calling for marijuana legalization; The Tragic Tale of Stephen and Trevor at the In-N-Out; music by Melody Sheep (Bill Hicks and George Carlin)
Russ debunks the talking points being plagiarized by prohibitionists throughout Oregon against Measure 80; 60 Minutes on “Rocky Mountain High”; music by Dick Justice
The store had been carrying the liquid drink that was labeled “Cannabis Enriched” that they sold to the minor informant, but the store does not have a license to sell beer.
The opponents of Oregon’s Measure 80 to legalize marijuana have taken to plagiarizing each other’s reefer madness essays in local newspapers.
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Attorney Michael Hughes from Bend, Oregon, reports on the Statewide Marijuana Summit put on by drug rehabs and cops to coordinate talking points against marijuana legalization; Oregon poll numbers; music by King’s Haze.
Support for Measure 80 is registered at 36% among likely Oregon voters, down from the 37% support found in the Survey USA poll from September.
When the medical marijuana program is treating only less than 6% of the potential conditions it could alleviate, it is an indictment of the state’s failure to protect and serve its most vulnerable citizens.
Dominic Holden’s speech at the 2012 NORML National Convention in LA, building the case for incremental reforms and calling out the prohibition profiteers who are opposing I-502 in Washington State; Oregon prohibitionists can’t stop lying about “Meth Girl”; music by Shooter & D-Roc.
The “Protect Our Society” group that brought us the “Meth Girl” Billboard in Oregon just can’t stop lying about it.
Russ responds to the latest claims from the Sensible Washington camp buttressing their opposition to I-502 and continuing marijuana prohibition for at least one more year; Dr. Mitch addresses the use of medical cannabis for PTSD; music by The Green
I’m pleased to announce that we will be taking the day off tomorrow from our regularly scheduled live show to attend a Statewide Marijuana Summit being sponsored by rehabs and drug cops here in Oregon.
Analysis of the ASA v. DEA lawsuit to force the federal government to remove marijuana from Schedule I; Greg de Hoedt (Cannabis Cure UK) with Across the Pond look at British study on decriminalization; music by Kerri Chandler.
Some highlights from the oral arguments today in the case ASA v. DEA on the harm suffered by patients by the DEA’s Schedule I classification of marijuana.