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10,000 Smoke Out on 4-20 at CU Boulder!

By: skip

An unprecendented crowd numbered at 10,000 turned out on a sunny Sunday at the University of Colorado, Boulder for the annual 420 Event. There wasn’t a single citation or arrest this year, unlike previous years where police were actively disrupting the event and fining participants. This year everyone got to smoke without hassles as the police were overwhelmed by the turnout!

Check out the photos here

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Marijuana Reform #1 question at Obama’s Website!

By: skamikaze

I’m sure some of you know that President-Elect Obama had set up a system for people to ask a question of him and his administration relating to things they will make a priority during the beginning and duration of Obama’s presidency. People were allowed to click a check or x to reply as to whether they approved of the question. The number one question as of the close of voting was this


"Will you consider legalizing marijuana so that the government can regulate it, tax it, put age limits on it, and create millions of new jobs and create a billion dollar industry right here in the U.S.?"

Additionally 16 of the top 50 questions pertained to the failed drug policy in the US. Most of those questions were about pot. There is a blog post coming in the next few days from the Obama camp. I’m curious to see how they address these questions. I’ll post the blog from Obama’s people as soon as they write it.

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Vancouverites! Help Elect the First Green to Canada’s Parliament Monday!

By: skip

Help elect the first Green Party Member of Parliament, Dan Grice, if you live in Vancouver!

Dan Grice is the anti-prohibitionist Green Party candidate in Vancouver-Quadra who is only 5.5% from winning the riding on Monday, March 17th. Electing Dan to Parliament would make Canadian history as the first Green Party member ever elected to Parliament! It can happen! The Liberal, Joyce Murray, in a poll released in newspapers today, has only 24.5% of the vote while close behind in second place is anti-prohibitionist Green Party candidate Dan Grice at 18.8%! (The Tory is at 17%, the NDP at 13%) There are 26% undecided — the Green Party can win this riding! I want you to help make history happen on Monday night!

I want you to tell ANYONE you know who lives in Vancouver-Quadra riding to vote on Monday for GREEN PARTY candidate DAN GRICE. Vancouver-Quadra is all of Vancouver between Burrard Inlet and Richmond, west of Arbutus from the water to 16th Ave., west of Oak St., from 16th to 41st, west of Granville from 41st to Marine Drive.

If you live in that area, your vote is valuable! You can register to vote at the polling station in your neighbourhood when you vote Monday if you are unregistered. If you live anywhere in the Vancouver area, I need you to help out this weekend to deliver brochures, hold up signs, call voters. You can organize through the BC Marijuana Party, Jacob Hunter, at 604.632.1750. The BCMP has a new operating full-time BCMP office on the third floor of 307 West Hastings. BCMP will be helping out Dan by organizing volunteers to deliver door-hanger literature door to door in the riding on Saturday and Sunday. Please call Jacob 604.803.4085 if he doesn’t answer the BCMP phone.


Visit the following websites!

Vote for a Green Future | Elect Dan Grice for Vancouver Quadra
Green Party of Canada | Welcome – Bienvenue |

If you want to call the Green Party office (next door to our office!) their number is 778-689-6666. Here is today’s message from Green Party organizer Rob Hines.

This is the Vancouver-Quadra riding, and includes UBC
Rob Hines
Organizer BC & North
Green Party of Canada
604 689 9200
778 689 6666

Are we ever excited! We just got the results of a survey of Vancouver Quadra voters and our candidate, Dan Grice, is in second place amongst decided voters. The Liberals are first at 24.5%. Dan is second at 18.8%, the Conservatives are third at 17.1% and the NDP fourth at 13.3% But there are still 26.2% of voters who are undecided.

This poll was done last weekend — before our leader Elizabeth May visited the riding and before Dan gained the endorsement as the by-election candidate of choice in the Georgia Straight (see the March 13th issue). We can turn Green-leaning people into Green voters. Dan could even win! But we need your help. Here’s what needs to be done over the next three days:

* We have over 1,000 names of Green and Green-leaning voters who we need to call this weekend and on Monday.
* We need people to hand out flyers and wave signs on busy street corners
* We need people to help on Election Day.
* Donate even a small amount so Dan’s campaign doesn’t end up in the red – please do so at

This is the final BIG PUSH prior to Election Day on March 17th. Dan needs your help to bring a stellar result for the party on what Elizabeth May has coined as Super Monday for the residents of Vancouver Quadra! Check out all the details below – and please call me at 778-689-6666 to participate.


12PM to 5PM
Sign waving and literature hand out at various locations.
Even if you can attend for only a few hours, anything helps.

The locations are:
-Burrard Bridge, South Side
-41st & East Boulevard in Kerrisdale
-Broadway & MacDonald
-W 10th Ave & Tolmie


Meet us and City TV at campaign headquarters, 301-207 West Hastings to organize for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We will be walking with signs, literature, and Irish smiles to the corner of Howe & Davie for the beginning of the parade.

Walk across Burrard Bridge after the parade up to 4th and Vine (Capers)


7AM – 6PM
Sign waving at multiple locations

-Burrard Bridge, South Side
-41st & East Boulevard in Kerrisdale
-Broadway & MacDonald
-W 10th Ave & Tolmie

Brief Training Session at 301-207 West Hastings for GOTV (Get Out The Vote) efforts

9AM – 7PM
Drivers and phone callers necessary to encourage voters to vote and transport them to the polls

Vancouver Quadra Victory Party
2505 West Broadway (Benny’s Bagels)

Spread the word to Canadians via other forums etc.

Source: Cannabis Culture

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Czech Activists Call for Legalized Medical Marijuana

By: skip

The initiative proposes that any Czech who announced it to the Health Ministry be allowed to grow up to 1.5 kilogramme of marijuana a year.

The call was signed by a number of Czech personalities, including singer Marta Kubisova, former MP Tana Fiserova and documentary film director Olga Sommerova.

Cannabis products are used for example in the treatment of arthrosis and rheumatism. They also help epileptics and people suffering from the Parkinson’s disease.

The signatories call on the deputies to include their demand in the Penal Code that the lower house started to discuss. People who grow one to three cannabis plants or have up to 20 marijuana cigarettes will face merely a fine under the new code.

The initiative wants the amount to be increased. "Only three cannabis plants, this is ridiculous," said Jiri Richter, head of the association of NGOs for prevention and treatment of drug abuse.

Richter told CTK that he believed marijuana should become completely legal. He added that quality prevention programmes needed to accompany the legalisation.

The Supreme Court recently supported an appeal of a woman from central Bohemia who was charged over growing some 70 cannabis plants in her garden. The woman says she uses the plants for medical purposes.

The junior ruling Green Party supports marijuana’s decriminalisation. Some politicians, including opposition leader Jiri Paroubek (Social Democrats, CSSD), even spoke of its legalisation, but drug abuse experts consider this impossible.

The use of soft drugs is not legal in any European country.

Alcohol and tobacco are followed by marijuana as the most often abused drugs in the Czech Republic.

According to surveys, one in four 15-year-old Czechs smoked marijuana at least once. International comparisons show that Czech youths and children experiment with marijuana more than young people from most of the other European countries.

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