Tag Archives: legalization

Video: U.S. Senate candidate Phil Anderson (L-WI) at 45th Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OanFM-VKKrE&feature=youtu.be
Phil Anderson, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, spoke  on Sunday to the assembled crowds at the 45th Annual Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival near the state capitol in Madison. The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin also had a successful outreach booth at the two-day event.

Video c/of Miles Kristan.… Read more ...

Johnson endorses Colorado measure to legalize marijuana

Libertarian Gary Johnson continues to reiterate his support for legalization of marijuana by going to a Denver, Colorado dispensary.

Johnson says that if he’s elected president, medical marijuana businesses that are operating within state and local laws wouldn’t have to worry about efforts by federal prosecutors to shut them down.

Read more: Libertarian candidate visits Denver dispensary – The Denver Post

Huffington Post had some comments to say regarding his endorsement, and went over the finer details of the growing support for legalization in the state of Colorado.

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Gallup: 50% of Americans want to legalize marijuana

LP.org blog:

A recent Gallup poll finds that 50% of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana. This is a record high among Gallup polls going back to 1969.


View the poll results.

LP Executive Director Wes Benedict comments, “The Libertarian Party has supported legalizing marijuana for decades. Soon, a clear majority of Americans will be in agreement with our position.”… Read more ...

Steve Kubby: Liberty, Leadership and Libertarianism

We live in an unfree world that desperately needs our Libertarian principles of free choice, free markets and free minds.   Unfortunately, we have been competing in election campaigns against the major parties in what can best be described as the equivalent of entering NASCAR racing events — with pathetic little peddle cars. … Read more ...

Steve Kubby – The Next Marijuana Voter Initiative

The Next Marijuana Voter Initiative
by Steve Kubby

Now that California has made possession of an ounce of cannabis the equivalent of a $100 parking ticket, our best best is to pass a similar voter initiative for personal cultivation and sales.  Growing and selling cannabis would still be illegal, but the penalty for possessing or selling under a pound or growing less than 25 plants would be a $100 fine and a citation.… Read more ...

Personal Freedom Party: ‘Tell Your Children! Fight The Menace! Kill The Devil! Save The Country!’

Via Liberty Lion:

On November 11, 2010, the Personal Freedom Party adopted the following Slogan:

Tell Your Children! Fight The Menace! Kill The Devil! Save The Country!

The phrase was used in the song “Reefer Madness” from Reefer Madness: The Musical, which is a musical satire of the 1938 cult movie classic Tell Your Children (now commonly referred to as Reefer Madness).

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Kubby: Legalizing Marijuana – A post-election analysis

Legalizing Marijuana – A post-election analysis
by Steve Kubby

Proposition 19, the California voter initiative to “legalize” marijuana, was doomed from the very beginning. The problem was polling, which was always weak.  Despite plenty of theories by the Yes on 19 group on why polling was wrong or didn’t matter, it mattered.… Read more ...

Green candidates support marijuana legalization

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

In a year that has seen the biggest upsurge of activism against marijuana prohibition in American history, Green Party candidates across the country are leading the fight for marijuana legalization while Democrats and Republicans defend the failed, destructive “war on drugs” prohibition regime.

The eyes of Americans who oppose prohibition are on California’s Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Mexico Ex-President Fox Calls for Drug Legalization

Posted by Libertarian National Committee Chair Mark Hinkle at Libertarian Party blog:

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said his country should legalize the production and sale of drugs in order to curb rising cartel-related violence.

Legalizing narcotics would curtail funding to organized crime groups, who are using profits from the drug trade to consolidate power, Fox wrote yesterday on his personal website.… Read more ...

Kristin Davis: ‘Legalize It!’

http://manhattanmadam.com/legalize:

LEGALIZE IT !- By Kristin Davis

I find it stunning that this nation still regards prostitution as a crime. It’s sad that we waste our cops and courts, trying to stamp it out, as if a good spin through the justice system will instill miscreants with the morals necessary to fly right.… Read more ...

Ill. candidates for governor on medical marijuana

The Chicago Tribune has carried a series of pieces by the Associated Press that focus on gubernatorial candidates’ positions on important issues.  They also put Green Rich Whitney’s views on the same level as those of Democrats and Republicans.  The focus of this one is medical marijuana.  Whitney’s relatively radical views on this have gained him some press.… Read more ...