C:LEAR and Project420

Hello everyone!

Most people who frequent the internet have become at least passingly familiar with a teency little website called reddit. A few months ago a subreddit “branched” off from /r/trees and has grown explosively to over 1,800 subscribers, with one purpose – Reducing the harms of prohibition through public education and peaceful protest.

They call themselves The C:LEAR Agenda:

  • Cannabis
  • Legalization
  • Education
  • Acceptance
  • Reform

Their first effort is called Project420 and it’s goal is to develop well organized, entirely peaceful protests against the prohibition of cannabis in as many cities as possible on Friday April 20th 2012.

So far, Project420 has volunteers organizing events in 11 different US cities – Since their ideals so closely align with our own, I decided to incorporate our yearly Atlanta 4/20 event under their banner and do what I can to help other cities get involved and organizing their own events! In fact, I even wrote a short guide on how to organize a safe and effective protest event for them – check out the pdf here. If you’d like to get involved in the Atlanta 4/20 event, Project420, or C:LEAR please email me for more information or visit the C:LEAR website:

www.clearagenda.org

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Capitol Cannabis Reform Jam

Rally For Cannabis Reform is excited to share with you the latest installment of Cannabis Reform action in the grand ‘ol state of Georgia.  Now we need you to come help lend a voice!!!  This November 12th at high noon, join Georgia NORML, Pro Smokers Tour and Group Civil Disobedience (Non-Violent) as we converge on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol to protest, rally and jam for Cannabis Reform!

For more information, please check out the official Facebook page for more details about the event.

When you see me, say hi!

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Manhattan Arrest Reform

This is great news toward not only for the decriminalization, which already exists, but full legalization. And it’s happening right here in the good ‘ol US of A!

Upper Manhattan Council members push for marijuana reform bill

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H.R. 2306 – the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011

Barney Frank and Ron Paul

Representatives Barney Frank and Ron Paul, among others, recently presented H.R. 2306, the ENDING FEDERAL MARIJUANA PROHIBITION ACT of 2011. This landmark legislation would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, limiting the federal government’s cannabis enforcement role to inter-state and national border management.

Currently, 16 States and Washington D.C. have passed legislation permitting medical marijuana access. This bill would not “legalize” cannabis. This bill would, however, place regulation of this substance into the hands of the States. Those states with currently active cannabis legislation would be able to enforce their laws as they see fit, without federal government interference.

THIS BILL IS NOT LIKELY TO PASS. YOU MUST WRITE YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO TELL THEM TO SUPPORT HR 2306. TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW! WRITE YOUR LOCAL NEWS STATION OR PAPER!

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A/k/a Tommy Chong

If you have not seen this great documentary about the targeting and prosecution of Chong Glass, you should.  It is very inspirational in showing the absurd means and ways in which the Federal government will go after even, Tommy Chong, when it comes to cannabis.  It is also inspiring to watch Tommy take it in stride and almost embrace his experience, knowing that he’s still the same old peace loving dude!

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Avaaz.org – sign petition to the UN to end the global war on drugs

Click here to End the War on Drugs

Supported by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, the petition (available at at Avaaz.org) will be delivered to the UN by a delegation of current and former world leaders and calls for an end to the global war on drugs:

“This expensive war has completely failed to curb the plague of drug addiction, while costing countless lives, devastating communities, and funneling trillions of dollars into violent organized crime networks. ”

This petition is a chance to lift the international treaties currently holding the war on drugs in place. (you don’t have to include your phone number to sign)

Sign the Petition to end the Global War on Drugs right now!

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Advocacy groups and patients suing fed gvnmt to respond to 9 year old petition to reschedule cannabis under the CSA

Obama "Reform" poster by Mat Thomas

Obama "Reform" poster by Mat Thomas

A group of organizations and individuals who petitioned the federal government to reschedule cannabis nearly nine years ago are now suing the federal government for their delay on a response to the petition. Their lawsuit requests 60 days for a decision or declaration of intent of a decision from the DEA. The groups involved are listed below: The Coalition to Reschedule Cannabis (“CRC”) Americans for Safe Access (“ASA”), Patients out of Time (“POT”), William Britt, Kathy Jordan, Michael Kravitz, and Rick Steeb

You can view the actual lawsuit here.

Here’s an article discussing the lawsuit.

Here’s another article discussing the lawsuit.

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