Tag Archives: Medical Marijuana

Video: Gary Johnson discusses the future of marijuana legalization with Yahoo! Finance

Read more ...

Libertarian candidates file suit against ban on medical marijuana campaign contributions



SPRINGFIELD — Two Libertarians seeking state office are suing the state over its prohibition on campaign contributions from the medical marijuana industry.

Claire Ball of Addison is seeking the office of state comptroller as a Libertarian Party of Illinois candidate, and Scott Schluter of Marion is running for the Legislature in the 117th Representative District under the same banner.Read more ...

Doug Craig is Interviewed About the Little Girl Influencing Change to Georgia’s Marijuana Law

Hailey
This article was posted to Rare .

August 2, 2014

4-year-old Haleigh Cox suffers from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a rare epileptic condition. Her family had to move to Colorado due to Georgia’s inability to make legal marijuana available to her.

Interview can be heard here .

Kurt Wallace: This is Kurt Wallace and our guest today on Rare is Doug Craig, the Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Georgia.… Read more ...

Reason: Challenge to Barring Medical Marijuana Licensees from Buying Guns Loses in Federal Court

gun and marijuana

Posted to Reason
By Brian Doherty
March 18, 2014

Long-awaited and alas bad news from the case of   Wilson v_ Holder et al Justia Dockets & Filings , which I reported on all the way back in December 2011 .

Rowan Wilson, then a Nevada-based medical technician in residential care homes, was not able to buy a gun from a licensed dealer who was personally acquainted with her and knew she had a state medical marijuana patient card.… Read more ...

Steve Kubby: Public Needs to Know the Government is Watching

Posted to Lake Tahoe News
October 16, 2013

steve-kubby-150x150

Information released recently in a story by John Shiffman of Reuters explained how a secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.… Read more ...

James M. Ray: Open Letter to Ritch Workman

I found this on the the Facebook page of Mr. James M. Ray , and asked the author for permission to post it here.

Open Letter to Ritch Workman

Dear Representative Workman,

Florida’s Courts just did something really cruel and stupid last Monday. An innocent pain patient named Alfred Robinson was forced by an uncaring and scientifically-clueless Judge named Siracusa to plead guilty because he supposedly didn’t have a defense.… Read more ...

Hardy Macia, Libertarian Activist, Releases Viral Video Calling for Legal Growing of Medical Marijuana

Found on the Libertarian Party blog

Hardy Macia, long-time Libertarian Party activist and 2012 candidate for Congress in New Hampshire’s second district, released a video on May 8 pleading with Gov. Maggie Hassan to support the legality of growing medical marijuana at home, a provision removed from a bill passed in March that allows the use of marijuana for medical purposes in New Hampshire.… Read more ...

Pro-Marijuana Grassroots Party Nominates Presidential Ticket and Achieves Ballot Access

Richard Winger reports at Ballot Access News that the pro-marijuana Grassroots Party is on the ballot in Minnesota and has nominated Jim Carlson for president and George McMahon for vice president.

Carlson is the owner of  Duluth’s “The Last Place on Earth”, which sells synthetic drugs, bongs, paraphernalia, and sex toys.  … 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.

Read more ...

C. Michael Pickens: California Assembly Looking to Keep Medical Marijuana Patients Off of the Roads

This article was posted today in The Nor-Cal Paper
 

In the State of California, using marijuana for medical purposes is perfectly legal. People suffering from cancer, AIDS related side effects, and Huntington’s disease, among others, rely on medical marijuana to ease their pain. Yet, the proposed legislation within Assembly Bill 2552 would bar these same people from driving to work even a month after their last use of the medicinal herb.… Read more ...

New LP.org poll

New poll up at LP.org:

What’s the #1 benefit that local Libertarian candidates can offer voters if elected?:

– Lower their tax bill so they can pay their bills, make ends meet, save, help others or buy more.
– Give them the freedom to use marijuana, or medical marijuana, without penalty or with less penalty.… Read more ...

S. Rowan Wilson: Proposed Cannabis Legislation in Nevada

From an article on the Nevada Capital Libertarian Party website:

If there was ever a time to call, email, mail, fax or send message via carrier pigeon to your local Nevada Assembly and Senate members/critters to change our draconian cannabis laws, it is NOW!

Nevada FINALLY has a legislative opportunity to clarify and extend the Medicinal Marijuana laws passed in 2001, NRS chapter 453.

Read more ...