Just Say Now Launches Online Phone Banking for Marijuana Reform

By: 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.

Just Say Now Responds to DEA Hysteria on Prop 19

By: Monday September 13, 2010 9:02 am

Nine former DEA heads held a press conference this morning to promote their letter to Eric Holder, asking the Justice Department to intervene and challenge Prop 19 if it passes (PDF).  They claim that since the Justice Department moved so quickly to oppose the Arizona immigration law, it’s their obligation to do the same here. [...]

Live at NORML: Prop 19′s Impact and the Future of Legalization

By: 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.

Eric Sterling: No on 19 Co-Chair Lee Baca “Intoxicated by the Money and Hysteria Against Marijuana”

By: 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 [...]

“No on 19″ Says “Yes” to Scientology

By: 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 [...]

LEAP Director Neill Franklin Backs National Black Police Association Endorsement of Prop 19: Legalizing Marijuana Will Cut Violent Crime

By: Friday August 20, 2010 10:25 am

Recently, the 15,000 member strong National Black Police Association endorsed Proposition 19, the California ballot initiative that proposes to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana. Neill Franklin, the executive director Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and a retired African American police officer with over 30 years of experience in law enforcement appeared on MSNBC to discuss the [...]

Just Say Now Campaign Announces Advisory Board; Coalition of Law Enforcement, Physicians, Activists

By: Tuesday August 3, 2010 9:45 am

Yesterday, FDL announced online and on CNN that we’re joining with Students for Sensible Drug Policy to launch the Just Say Now Campaign to end marijuana prohibition. The objectives of the campaign are: Organize transpartisan support for ending marijuana prohibition across the country by combining the online organizing efforts of Firedoglake, which has 100,000 readers [...]

No on Prop 19 Calls Our “Just Say Now” Campaign “Tasteless”

By: Monday August 2, 2010 10:46 pm

Firedoglake founder Jane Hamsher took to CNN Monday tonight to announce Just Say Now, our campaign for marijuana legalization with the awesome folks at Students for Sensible Drug Policy and other notable allies. It was quite the showing, as Jane absolutely destroyed No on Prop 19 consultant Tim Rosales, who called our campaign “tasteless.”

Senate Votes to Double Fines, Jail Time for Pot Brownies

By: Friday July 30, 2010 8:23 am

Last night the United States Senate voted to double the penalties for the nation’s newest existential threat: brownies made with marijuana!

No, really.

The Senate unanimously passed Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)’s “Saving Kids from Dangerous Drugs Act of 2009″ (S. 258) that targets pot brownies and other marijuana edibles preferred by some medical marijuana patients.