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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Judge Jim Gray Speaks to Enthusiastic Crowds at Hempfest in Seattle
Posted by C. Michael Pickens on Monday, August 20th, 2012 in Libertarian Leadership’sBlog
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 ...
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.
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.
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.