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: Jon Walker Tuesday January 17, 2012 10:27 am|
Andrew Sullivan is still trying to defend his absurd claim that Obama somehow deserves credit for growing support for marijuana legalization. In fact, though, while the decades long trend towards greater support for marijuana legalization hasn’t stopped since Obama took office, it has continued despite the Obama Administration’s overt opposition. From Sullivan’s response: Oh please. [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday January 16, 2012 1:02 pm|
Andrew Sullivan attempts to mount a defense of President Obama’s record from the standpoint of achieving liberal objectives. But on some key items, he gets the President’s record and positions wrong, even backwards. Sullivan starts by declaring that Obama’s critics from both the left and right are unhinged from reality. He then goes on [...]
|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 Thursday September 30, 2010 9:29 am|
Privately, the closed wallets of Democratic billionaires like George Soros and Peter Lewis is all that the poobahs of the DC fundraising world have been talking about for weeks. But now it’s hit the New York Times: Many wealthy Democratic patrons, who in the past have played major roles financing outside groups to help elect [...]
|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: 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: Michael Whitney Friday September 10, 2010 2:30 pm|
I’m about to go on a panel at the NORML convention in Portland, OR to discuss California’s Prop 19 and how it will affect the future of the marijuana legalization efforts. Watch live at 2:30 PDT on Firedoglake.
|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 12:29 pm|
Last week, Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca held a press conference to announce that his department had a suspect in custody who confessed to three West Hollywood murders. Baca used the platform to advance the political message of the No on 19 campaign, claiming that the murders were the result of increased violence caused by [...]