Every day, the American public grows more and more opposed to the war on marijuana, but the major Presidential candidates just don’t hear it. Barack Obama’s Justice Department is waging a federal war on state-legal medical marijuana clinics in California — even as his campaign wants marijuana ballot initiative supporters to turn out for him [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Friday October 1, 2010 7:21 am|
This morning, Just Say Now is proud to announce a new tool to put marijuana reform directly in the hands of activists: online phone banking to identify supporters of marijuana reform before November’s election.
There are thousands of voters in Arizona, California, Oregon, and South Dakota who we need to vote for marijuana reforms. We’re targeting calls to young voters and “surge voters” – people who turned out in 2008 but who are not yet likely to vote in the midterm elections.
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday September 25, 2010 9:35 am|
Just Say Now will be livestreaming a debate on medical marijuana today at 6:30 pm ET in Denver, Colorado. Law and Order star, stand up comic and cancer survivor Richard Belzer will moderate the debate. Watch the marijuana debate at 6:30 pm ET here. Belzer was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1984, and has since [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday September 22, 2010 1:31 pm|
We’re pleased to announce the brand-new online store from Just Say Now. Featured in our store are hemp t-shirts, hemp tote bags, stickers, pins, t-shirts – just about everything you need to show your support for legalizing marijuana and support our organizing to pass marijuana ballot initiatives in November. Even though we complied with Facebook’s censorship of pot leafs, all of our ads for the Just Say Now store were rejected. And the rejection came with some blatantly false statements, and a harsh warning.
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday September 19, 2010 8:50 am|
We’ll be having a Boardwalk Empire watch party starting each week at 9pm ET, sponsored by the Just Say now campaign. We’ll have special guests and hosts, contests and a lively discussion in the comments that will hopefully be entertaining even for those who aren’t watching.
Join us tonight at 9pm ET as Just Say Now hosts the first Boardwalk Empire watch party.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday September 16, 2010 10:46 am|
This morning I joined with members of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and delivered 52,000 petition signatures to drug czar Gil Kerlikowske on behalf of the Just Say Now campaign. Daniel Pacheco, a Georgetown University student from Colombia and a member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, handed the petition to Kerlikowske at a press [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Saturday September 11, 2010 9:09 am|
Live at the final day of NORML’s 2010 “Just Say Now” convention in Portland, OR: former New Mexico Governor and marijuana legalization advocate Gary Johnson (also: probable 2012 GOP Presidential candidate). Watch Governor Johnson live here.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday September 9, 2010 9:31 am|
I walked in to the opening of the NORML convention here in Portland, Oregon to hear Chairman of the NORML Board of Directors, Steve Dillon, leading the audience in a chant of “Just Say Now.” I’m here with FDL’s Jon Walker, Teddy Partridge and Michael Whitney. We’re joining Jon Perri and Amber Langston of SSDP [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday September 8, 2010 2:00 pm|
Eric Sterling is a member of the Just Say Now advisory board, and President of The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation. He released this statement in response to comments made by LA County Sheriff Lee Baca to the effect that the proliferation of marijuana dispensaries has resulted in more crime in Los Angeles: In the early [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday September 8, 2010 7:20 am|
The same day Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca became co-chair, with Dianne Feinstein, of the No on 19 campaign, he held a press conference to announce the arrest of a suspect in a triple murder case in West Hollywood. Baca used the platform — and his role as sheriff — to further the goals of [...]