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The Russ Belville Show #80 – Mississippi’s School-to-Prison System

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.

The Russ Belville Show #80 – Mississippi’s School-to-Prison System

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.

The Russ Belville Show #78 – We Are the Marijuana Majority

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)

Washington Dispensary In Trouble for Selling Cannabis Beer to Minor

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 Russ Belville Show #74 – Rebutting I-502 Nonsense from Sensible Washington

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

Former DEA, NIDA, ONDCP heads and drug rehab and police reps: Obama, Holder need to oppose state legalization efforts

The press conference concluded with Bensinger taking pains to explain in response to numerous questions that this press conference wasn’t being held for political purposes or to “meddle” in state political affairs. He then reminded everyone how important it is for the federal government to encourage people in Washington, Oregon, and Colorado to vote a certain way on a political issue in their state.

Rick Steves to standing-room-only crowd in Vancouver WA: Legalize Marijuana!

Rick Steves brought his A New Approach to Marijuana Tour to Vancouver, Washington, in support of Initiative 502, the measure to legalize marijuana.

The Russ Belville Show #70 – Three Marijuana Legalization Initiatives

Rick Steves (Washington I-502), Brian Vicente (Colorado A-64) and Roy Kaufmann (Oregon M-80) on the NORML Marijuana Legalization Panel at Los Angeles National Conference, moderated by founder Keith Stroup and joined by DPA Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann; music by Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band.

129,000 marijuana possession arrests cost Washington over $200 million since 2001

Dr. Levine reports that since 2001, over 129,000 Washingtonians had been arrested for marijuana possession, costing the state between $194 and $258 million dollars.

Live Coverage of Marijuana Election Night at RadicalRuss.com

Please join us on The Russ Belville Show this Election Night 2012 – Tuesday, November 6th – for live coverage of the most important votes in marijuana law reform history.

NORML Conference 2012, Day 2 – The Two, Er, Three Legalization Initiatives

Day Two of the NORML National Conference in Los Angeles began with what I’m told was a fiery speech by Dominic Holden, the Seattle-based writer for The Stranger, former NORML Board Member, and this year’s winner of the Hunter S. Thompson Award.

NORML: Big donors “do not trust and will not work with” Oregon legalization leader

NORML Leader Allen St. Pierre says fundraising woes for the campaign to legalize marijuana in Oregon are hamstrung by association with Measure 80’s chief petitioner, Paul Stanford.

The Russ Belville Show #67 – Greg de Hoedt and Clark French from England

Clark French and Greg de Hoedt from NORML UK discuss the latest cannabis activism in England; Radical Rant: How tightening restrictions on medical marijuana only hurts patients; music by MelodySheep.

Washington’s I-502 racks up another $1 mil in donations

I-502 has picked up another $1 million in donations, totaling now over $4 million raised from supporters of legalization around the country.

Incredible! King County Sheriff candidates squabble over who supports marijuana legalization more

Sitting King County Sheriff Steve Strachan, a former D.A.R.E. officer, and his opponent, John Urquhart, a law enforcement vet with two dozen years experience, not only voiced their support for Washington’s I-502 legalization initiative, but fought over which one of them wanted to legalize marijuana more!

KING 5 News Poll shows I-502 with 58%, Elway says 50%

According to KING 5’s poll, I-502 sits at 58% support, while Elway poll puts it at 50%. All polls show an increase in support for marijuana legalization with I-502 compared to previous polls.

KING 5 News understates I-502 per se DUID debate

The part missing, the part that KING 5 news fails to point out (perhaps to help sink legalization?), that part which is the most salient point in the debate, is that you must demonstrate impairment in order to be “tested for drugs”.

Why Colorado & Washington have Marijuana Legalization Majorities and Oregon does not

Washington’s I-502 is polling at 57%, Colorado’s Amendment 64 is polling at 51%, and Oregon’s Measure 64 is at 37%. How can that be? All three are Western medical marijuana states, rank among the top ten in monthly marijuana consumption, supported Barack Obama at 54% – 57% in 2008, and have majority support for the very broad question of “should marijuana be legal”? What could be going on in Oregon that leaves more than one out of five voters undecided on marijuana legalization?

The Russ Belville Show #59 – Why Support for Oregon’s Legalization is 20 Points Lower than Washington’s

Examination of the latest polls showing legalization in Washington with 57% support, in Colorado with 51% support, and in Oregon a depressing 37% support; breaking news of federal raid of Oregon’s largest-producing medical marijuana grower who bragged about his “High Hopes” farm to the media this summer; music by MelodySheep.

Washington marijuana legalization Initiative 502 sitting at 57% poll support

According to the latest polling from SurveyUSA, Washington’s I-502 legalization measure has the greatest lead of any current statewide marijuana legalization initiative on the ballot at 57% support.

The Russ Belville Show #58 – Return from the Seattle Medical Cannabis Cup

Sam Chapman and Kaliko Castille from Oregonians for Law Reform, a new PAC formed to support Measure 80, announce their fundraising campaign; highlights from Seattle Medical Cannabis Cup; Cheyanne Weldon from the NORML Women’s Alliance; music from Two Dudes Outside.

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