Tag Archives: legalize marijuana

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 ...

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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Dr. Tom Stevens announces plans to form Personal Freedom Party in New York

In IPR comments on a previous post, Dr. Tom Stevens writes

In light of the continued failure of the LP in New York, the Personal Freedom Party will be giving it a shot in 2014. They just adopted a platform which you can see at:
http://drtomstevens.blogspot.com/2010/11/personal-freedom-party-adopts-platform.html

This assumes that the LPNY in fact failed to obtain the 50,000 votes in the race for Governor that are required to obtain ballot status.… 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 ...

Boxer, Fiorina challenged by Green candidate Duane Roberts to back repeal of marijuana laws in California race for US Senate

GP.org:

(Distributed by the Green Party of the United States, http://www.gp.org)

Duane Roberts for US Senate

http://www.voteforduane.org

For Immediate Release

September 9, 2010

Contact: info@voteforduane.org


Boxer, Fiorina challenged; independent Green candidate Duane Roberts calls for repeal of federal laws criminalizing marijuana, OK of Prop 19


ANAHEIM, Ca — Senator Barbara and GOP candidate Carly Fiorina were challenged today by independent Green candidate Duane Roberts to call for repealing all federal laws prohibiting marijuana from being used for “medicinal, recreational and industrial purposes,” as Robert has done.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader to Promote Ballot Access Reform at Oklahoma City Rally

Oklahoma City, Okla. – Ralph Nader will speak in support of ballot access reform at an Oklahoma City rally on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, from 7 pm to 9 pm. The event will be hosted in the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom at 3233 Northwest Expressway.

Representatives of Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform, the Green Party of Oklahoma, the Libertarian Party of Oklahoma and the newly-formed Pirate Party of Oklahoma, also said they will attend the event.… Read more ...

What do a retired Superior Court Judge, a well-known 70s comic-actor, and a rock musician running for California State Senate have in common?

From the Galysh campaign:

All three support Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010. It legalizes various marijuana-related activities, allows local governments to regulate these activities, permits local governments to impose and collect marijuana-related fees and taxes, and authorizes various criminal and civil penalties.… Read more ...

Third Party and Independent Daily: Latest Tancredo News

TPID has two new items about former Congressman Tom Tancredo’s run for Governor as an American Constitution Party candidate in Colorado:

CO: Tancredo Admits Drug War is a Failure, Calls for Legalization and Taxation of Marijuana

From the Real Vail news:

One of the more candid moments in McGarry’s interview with Tancredo was when he asked him about legalizing marijuana.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party protests Facebook censorship of its marijuana legalization ad

Press release from LPHQ:

WASHINGTON – The Libertarian Party (LP) is protesting the decision by Facebook to refuse advertisements that advocate for the legalization of marijuana.

The LP had been running a highly successful Facebook ad to express its support of marijuana legalization, but Facebook banned the ad about a week after accepting it.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Just Say Now petition to Facebook to change ad policy on marijuana legalization

posted by Kyle

 As explained in our press release, the Libertarian Party is encouraging individuals to protest the decision made by Facebook to refuse advertisements that advocate for the legalization of marijuana.

As noted by Wes Benedict, "We recognize Facebook’s right to control their content and censor whoever they want.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry: ‘California’s Proposition 19: Yes We Cannabis’

By Darryl W. Perry
Chair, Boston Tea Party National Committee:

This fall Californians will be able to vote to completely legalize the herb commonly called “marijuana”. NBC Los Angeles reports the “California Chamber of Commerce on Thursday released a legal analysis that claims Proposition 19 would lead to more workplace accidents by forcing employers to let workers smoke pot on the job.” The California Chamber of Commerce website states, “If this measure were approved, employers, including the State of California, would be faced with the burden of proving that an employee who tests positive for marijuana is “actually impaired” from performing the job before taking any adverse action against the employee.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Poll says more support legalizing marijuana than oppose

Libertarian Party blog:

A Rasmussen Reports poll released today says that 43% of Americans support legalizing marijuana, while 42% are opposed. Additionally, 75% of respondents favored the legalization of doctor-prescribed marijuana. The Libertarian Party sides with mainstream America on this issue. The LP has supported legalizing marijuana for decades.… Read more ...