Tag Archives: marijuana

LPCO: Big Convention, Big Plans

From a Media Release by the Libertarian Party of Colorado:

The Libertarian Party of Colorado held its annual convention last weekend, March 24-26 2017, at the Westin hotel in Westminster Colorado.

Events began on Friday with a mixer, and concluded after business on Sunday.  The event included many speakers from around the country, and resulted in many changes to the makeup of the party’s leadership.… Read more ...

Andy Craig: Obama administration’s attack on Menominee Tribe demands immediate firings

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via LPWI.org:

DEA agents on Friday invaded the territory of the Menominee Tribal Reservation in Wisconsin in order to seize and destroy hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of legal industrial hemp crops, on the claim that some of the plants tested for an unacceptably high amount of THC. Andy Craig, Libertarian candidate for Congress in Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District (Milwaukee) issued the following statement in response to the shocking news:

This crop of industrial hemp was being grown in compliance with federal law, under a provision of the 2014 Farm Bill that explicitly authorized it.… Read more ...

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 ...

Nicholas Sarwark: Vote against increasing taxes on marijuana in Colorado!

October 16, 2013

Libertarian Party of Colorado (LPCO) (source)

Vote 'No' on Proposition AA

Proposition AA is a massive tax increase that the voters should reject. When the Libertarian Party of Colorado endorsed Amendment 64 last year, many people objected that the party was also supporting a tax increase, since Amendment 64 allowed for a 15% excise tax on marijuana.

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U.S. Marijuana Party Chairman Detained in Washington, D.C.

From the U.S. Marijuana Party website:

Published on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 
Written by Sheree Krider

 William Chengelis

It has just come to my attention that William A. Chengelis, a.k.a., “Wayward Bill”, acting President of the U.S. Marijuana Party has been detained in Washington, D.C.

Apparently, per Jeffrey Kabik he was arrested following a handing out of a sampling of medibles.… Read more ...

Green Parties in Two States Qualify Local Ballot Initiatives

From Ballot Access News, June 14th:

This month, Green Parties in Portland, Maine, and Arlington County, Virginia, successfully qualified local initiatives for the ballot. See this story about the Virginia initiative petition that asks voters if they wish to establish a local housing authority, and this story about the Maine initiative petition for marijuana reform.… Read more ...

LP VP Candidate Jim Gray Speaks to Enthusiastic Crowds at Hempfest in Seattle

 Judge Jim Gray Speaks to  Enthusiastic Crowds at Hempfest in Seattle

 
Posted by C. Michael Pickens on Monday, August 20th, 2012 in Libertarian Leadership’s Blog
 
 
 
 
 

Libertarian Vice-Presidential Candidate, Judge Jim Gray spoke twice at this year’s Seattle Hempfest. First time at the, “Legalize it! Movie Premier Preview & Panel: Behind the Scenes of Prop.… Read more ...

Cannatruths: Johnson Better than Obama for “Pothead” Voters

President Obama continues to attempt bringing together his liberal base by tackling controversial social issues. It appears he now wants the liberal leaning marijuana users to support him despite policies that threaten to lock them up. Cannatruths offers some suggestions.

First he would need to sign an executive order moving cannabis from a schedule one drug to a schedule five so that it could legally have a value for medical use.

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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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Online Town Hall with Judge Jim Gray and Marijuana Policy Project’s Rob Kampia

For those who are advocates of legalization of marijuana and ending the drug war, Vice Presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party Judge Jim Gray hosts an online town hall with special guest Rob Kampia of the Marijuana Policy Project. The video of the town hall can be seen below.

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Andrew Cuomo Gets Support of Gary Johnson On Marijuana Issue

The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has just recently proposed the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. This stance has received plaudits from the Libertarian Party’s presidential standard bearer, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson.

In a statement released in New York, Johnson said, “It is encouraging that the governor of one of our largest states is facing the reality that we are clogging our courts and packing our jails with Americans whose ‘crime’ is the individual choice to possess and use small quantities of marijuana.

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Can the Libertarian Party Make Marijuana Legalization A Mainstream Issue

Third parties were the first electoral parties to push a number of then-fringe issues into the mainstream over the years in the United States. From the abolition of slavery and universal suffrage to social security and prohibition, third parties have pioneered many issues that became law or nearly so. This article at The Atlantic suggests that the Libertarian Party in 2012 might push the legalization of marijuana into the mainstream.… Read more ...