The U.S. Marijuana Party

.The United States Marijuana Party – is a motivated group of Americans who are tired of living in fear of their government because of marijuana prohibition. We are fed up with the intrusion into our personal lives, with urine testing at work and at school, with armed home invasions, and with the possibility of prison because of a plant. WE are Americans and WE do not piss in a cup for anyone!

WE feel it is time for the 20 million Americans who smoke marijuana on a regular basis to stop hiding their love for this plant and unite as one large body of voters to demand an end to the unconstitutional prohibition of marijuana and the drug war. The U.S. cannot lock up 20 million people.

The War on Drugs causes more harm than the drugs themselves ever will.

United WE are a potential 20 million vote political machine. WE want to live free and WE must be determined to stand up, be counted, demonstrate, rally, and write.

Waiting for the government to silence us all in the American prison system is not an option! Too many of our brethren are there, in prison right now.

More Americans are in jail today for marijuana offenses than at any previous time in American history. The war against marijuana is a genocidal war waged against us by a government determined to eradicate our plant, our culture, our freedom and our political rights.

I was a pot smoking, dread locked, skirt wearing, deadhead white freak driving a Arizona licensed Ford panel van

 

 

Galen P Dively III

Yesterday at 2:01am ·

Open Letter to Randy Brock, Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, in response to his open letter to David Zuckerman, Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

Dear Randy,

Combating racism and bigotry requires the guts to call it out in the open. Leadership and Maturity? That’s debatable. In a legislative body, yes, but change comes in many colors and never always through an orderly process. When I was young and immature we had Rock Against Racism concerts. They were filled with loud music and generally had more pot smoking than cash bars. This did not diminish the awareness and education these events brought to the people, including myself, attending and dancing.

Today, I read your open letter to David Zuckerman berating him for his immaturity. Sir, your gripes regarding tweets and personal attacks seem perfectly arguable, and, your proclamation against negative campaigning reads great. While I do not question your right to gain political points in an election year with clever wordsmith, I am very concerned in doing so you may be omitting some serious history lessons about racism and our drug laws. You do this while seemingly perpetuating your own “false and thoroughly offensive narrative” against long haired hippies and other, some might say less colorful, users of marijuana.

Cannabis/Hemp would never have been prohibited federally through the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 without blatant racist arguments and outright lies made before the U.S. Congress. These racist arguments and lies started well before 1937. Local and State drug laws were used to control minority(some cases majority) populations of Chinese laborers, Mexican farmhands, Black folks, and other current undesirables of the times since 1875. Their effects are being felt well after Hippie and Black Panther hating President Nixon’s first utterance of the words, ‘War on Drugs’ in 1971. (The year of my VW Bus was born.)

At this point I would like to point out that I am not endorsing David Zuckerman; though after your letter I may just have to vote for him. I am on the Marijuana Party ticket running for State Senate. I lean Libertarian but I am speaking for ALL people, directly and indirectly, harmed by pot laws over the last 100 years. Pretty much everybody. Some more acutely than others. Why even in today’s “tolerance” filled environment, marijuana offenders are denied Pell Grants for college while others have lost voting rights. People still can go to prison for pot offenses in all States, even Vermont. Potheads are raped in prison. Your letter trivialize these facts and the very real role racism played and still plays in creating this mess.

A little true story about myself…

I was a pot smoking, dread locked, skirt wearing, deadhead white freak driving a Arizona licensed Ford panel van all over our great country during the depths of Nancy Reagan’s chapter of the War on Drugs. Five of those years I was even on parole. I have lived with a felony record since 1983 for a crime against property. I was eighteen. One day in 1989 I cut off my dread-locks and put pants on. A weird thing happened.

Strangers of all skin colors started smiling and talking to me again in public places. Who knows if any of them were racists, but, they were definitely prejudiced. Is this not a good thing?

What I mean is, is not, me being of low melanin content and with genes which traveled out of Africa thousands of years before yours were stolen from Africa; is it not a good thing I know and experienced this prejudice first hand when trying to understand your own struggles with racism and the legacy of slavery? I know there are differences. White privilege is wrong and is paid for with hate. I totally understand I have a choice to cut my hair and put on nice clothes and that this simple act will allow me to almost fully experience my white privileges. (Almost? Remember, I am a felon.)

When you were a police officer, with what I just described of myself, would you not of given me a second look? Let’s be honest and make fighting racism, prejudice, hate, fear, and bigotry in ALL forms our legacy. This civil war needs to end, and ,make no mistake, sir, the drug war is a civil and racist war. The erosion of respect and attendant violence you’re seeing today is the logical result of decades of demonizing on both sides of this war. At stake is nothing less than our freedom.

Galen Dively III, Marijuana Party
Second Choice for State Senate

The Science of Toxicology and U.I. or “Under the Influence and/or Intoxication?” of Cannabis/Marijuana and D.O.A. Drug Testing

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The Official Court Documents that I present to you below here, {THIS ONE TIME, FOR FREE = this offer will not last and is for a limited amount of time = THIS SET OF DOCUMENTS WILL GO MISSING AND A FEE WILL BE CHARGED LATER FOR THIS INFORMATION} The following Documents were presented, accepted and registered by the Criminal or Courts as “Evidence” as they were listed by the Kentucky Courts in a case I recently Advocated in on behalf of James E. Coleman.
Are in fact, the PROOF, that Cannabis/Marijuana/Hemp or Unspecified levels of Cannabinoids are natural within the human body and that their presence or levels or “analytical threshold” combined with the fact that this test measures “no quantification of a specific compound” in the blood, are proof, there has been no measure of  intoxication, performed by this test where cannabiniods are concerned and that this test can not show toxicity.
According to this Expert Witness.
Therefore they are unable to test levels for intoxication as they claim is claimed by the manufacture of the test and/or Law Enforcement in U.I. charges or related cases. These documented facts apply to the Test it’s self given and the Cannabinoid levels… Therefore apply to all these D.O.A. = “Drug of Abuse” Blood Serum U.I. Test used by Law Enforcement and Not the Individual. As these facts apply to all humans and all these Test.

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U.S. Marijuana Party

By Christina CrapanzanoMonday, Mar. 29, 2010

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Long before Loretta Nall campaigned on her cleavage, the activist’s cause was cannabis. The Alabama resident gained national attention during her 2006 gubernatorial campaign when she produced T-shirts with the caption "More of these boobs …" (with a photo of Nall in a low-cut shirt) "… And less of these boobs" (next to photos of her opponents). But the write-in candidate’s political roots date back to 2002, when a misdemeanor arrest for possession was the spark behind her forming the U.S. Marijuana Party (USMJP). The group — which demands "an end to the unconstitutional prohibition of marijuana" — has official party chapters in seven states, including Colorado, Illinois and Kentucky. While Nall left the USMJP to be a Libertarian Party governor nominee, the group continues to back candidates in local, state and national elections under the leadership of Richard Rawlings, who is currently running for Congress in Illinois.

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THE ABOVE WAS WRITTEN IN ‘TIME MAGAZINE’ ON MARCH 29, 2010.

The Cult of Marc Emery

 

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Marc Emery is commonly known as the ‘Prince of Pot,’ which is a title he got from years of pot activism and, of course, pot smoking. Beyond his protesting, which got him arrested more than a few times, Marc Emery was a successful weed-seed seller, which became a lucrative business quite quickly. His cash flow got him noticed by the DEA, who extradited him from Vancouver to the US, where Marc was sentenced to five years in prison. 28 hours after his release, VICE’s Damian Abraham went to meet up with Marc at his welcome home party in Toronto. We also met with his co-accused, ‘Marijuana Man,’ and his wife Jodie, back at the Cannabis Culture HQ in Vancouver. This is the Cult of Marc Emery.

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The Cult of Marc Emery

 

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Marc Emery is commonly known as the ‘Prince of Pot,’ which is a title he got from years of pot activism and, of course, pot smoking. Beyond his protesting, which got him arrested more than a few times, Marc Emery was a successful weed-seed seller, which became a lucrative business quite quickly. His cash flow got him noticed by the DEA, who extradited him from Vancouver to the US, where Marc was sentenced to five years in prison. 28 hours after his release, VICE’s Damian Abraham went to meet up with Marc at his welcome home party in Toronto. We also met with his co-accused, ‘Marijuana Man,’ and his wife Jodie, back at the Cannabis Culture HQ in Vancouver. This is the Cult of Marc Emery.

WATCH VIDEO THRU THIS LINK!

U.S. Marijuana Party

By Christina CrapanzanoMonday, Mar. 29, 2010

dek Andrew Holbrooke / Corbis

Long before Loretta Nall campaigned on her cleavage, the activist’s cause was cannabis. The Alabama resident gained national attention during her 2006 gubernatorial campaign when she produced T-shirts with the caption “More of these boobs …” (with a photo of Nall in a low-cut shirt) “… And less of these boobs” (next to photos of her opponents). But the write-in candidate’s political roots date back to 2002, when a misdemeanor arrest for possession was the spark behind her forming the U.S. Marijuana Party (USMJP). The group — which demands “an end to the unconstitutional prohibition of marijuana” — has official party chapters in seven states, including Colorado, Illinois and Kentucky. While Nall left the USMJP to be a Libertarian Party governor nominee, the group continues to back candidates in local, state and national elections under the leadership of Richard Rawlings, who is currently running for Congress in Illinois.

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THE ABOVE WAS WRITTEN IN ‘TIME MAGAZINE’ ON MARCH 29, 2010.

Canada: Marijuana Party candidate files case to Supreme Court

ByRob O’Flanagan

GUELPH – A Guelph candidate in the last federal election will contest the local result to the country’s highest court.

Kornelis (Case) Klevering, who collected 171 votes as the Marijuana Party candidate in the May 2011, filed an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada last week. The appeal came days after the Federal Court of Canada rejected Klevering’s contention that the election results in Guelph should be annulled on the grounds that fraudulent and illegal practices misdirected local voters.

In her ruling, prothonotary Martha Milczynski of the federal court found Klevering’s case lacking. Milczynski acknowledged that "Guelph may be singled out as one of, if not the most egregious example of the voter suppression efforts" that marred the election. Voters were misdirected through automated telephone calls, or robocalls, fraudulently informing them of the relocation of polling stations.

But she ruled that Klevering was unable to prove through solid evidence that voter suppression "had an impact on the election results in the riding of Guelph or on the integrity of the election such that there is even the slightest chance that the results would be annulled and the electorate in Guelph put through a byelection."

Milczynski also ruled that Klevering’s application was filed late – well beyond the 30-day limit after election results were officially published in the Canada Gazette.

Guelph MP Frank Valeriote, who won the 2011 election by just over 6,200 votes, opposed Klevering’s application to the federal court, and said Monday he would opposed the Supreme Court appeal as well.

Klevering said in an interview Monday that he is no stranger to Supreme Court proceedings, having filed five previous appeals to the high court related to "constitutional issues with respect to cannabis marijuana."

His latest filing includes a sworn affidavit related to personal finances which should ensure that he can appeal the case without personal expense. The Supreme Court received his filing last Friday. He believes contesting the case on charter grounds is the best way to ensure the rights of voters are upheld.

The best result, he added, would be for the Supreme Court to determine if the election in Guelph was free and fair according to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and if the integrity of the election was compromised enough to call a byelection. That would ensure that all voters in Guelph have the same opportunity to cast a ballet, as opposed to being unfairly redirected to a fraudulent polling station.

"It’s a constitutional question that has to be dealt with at the Supreme Court, not the federal court," Klevering said, adding that the matter must be decided by a judge with more authority than Milczynski. A prothonotary is a principle clerk in a court of law, not a judge.

"She said there was no evidence, which is ridiculous because there is evidence," Klevering said, explaining that the Marc Mayrand, Canada’s chief electoral officer ruled there were thousands of robo-calls in Guelph alone. Klevering added that Justice Richard Mosley had previously ruled that fraud had occurred in six ridings during the election, particularly in Guelph. That is evidence enough of wrongdoing, he said.

"For me it’s more a charter violation," he said. "Section 3 of the charter says all elections are supposed to be free and fair. That certainly didn’t happen for everybody in Guelph. Based on that, I am asking the court to rule if the integrity had been compromised to the point where the election was no longer free and fair."

Valeriote said Klevering has, like all Canadians, "the right to be heard, provided the circumstances are such that an argument is warranted." In this case, Valeriote said, the federal court decision was clear.

"I’m satisfied with the result, but more importantly the court held that the fraud that was the centre of Case’s argument was fraud that was perpetrated by someone who had access to the Conservative database, and that it did strike at the integrity of the electoral process in attempted to dissuade voters from voting," Valeriote added.

Quoting Mosley’s findings, Milczynski said evidence of fraud was "mostly clearly demonstrated in the Guelph investigation," and that it was clear that a database maintained by the Conservative Party of Canada was accessed by unknown person or persons in placing the fraudulent calls. There is no evidence the access was approved or condoned by the party.

While in other jurisdictions where robo-calls took place the outcome may have been influenced by those fraudulent calls, Valeriote added there was no evidence of that being the case in Guelph, where the margin of victory was wide.

"So I really have to challenge now why Case would continue with this given that the judge said it did not affect the ultimate result," Valeriote said. "Because of the result, it’s clear that the voters of Guelph spoke quite loudly and clearly on election day, notwithstanding the voter fraud on election day."

Valeriote said there will be a financial cost to him in challenging the Supreme Court appeal. His lawyer will represent him at the proceedings when they are held. Klevering said a date for a hearing has not been decided.

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Marijuana Party political candidate has a new source of financing

Bob erb marijuana party millionaire

Canadian Bob Erb speaks to CBC News about his $25-million lottery prize. (CBC/Screengrab)

A Canadian man and former Marijuana Party political candidate has a new source of financing for his fight to legalize it: a $25-million lottery prize.

Bob Erb of Terrace, British Columbia, won the money on Friday night, splitting the $50-million jackpot with a group of oil workers in neighboring Alberta.

“I just went in, checked the lottery ticket — 25 and a whole bunch of zeroes,” Erb said, according to CBC News.

“I pulled the ticket out (of the machine) and I said, ‘Oh my God. I think I won $25 million.’”

He collected his money today from B.C. Lottery Corporation, but the winning ticket almost didn’t happen.

More from GlobalPost: Pensioner finds $23-million lottery ticket in her car just in time

On his way to his father’s funeral in Calgary, Erb purchased tickets from a gas station stop during the trip. A store clerk misunderstood his request, and gave him an extra ticket.

“He (cashier) was going to delete that one. I said ‘I might as well take it, it might be the one,’” Erb told his hometown newspaper, The Standard.

A seasonal construction worker, Erb said he intends to continue working. He plans to spend money on charity, family, oh, and “the legalization, decriminalization of marijuana.”

Erb ran for the B.C. Marijuana Party in the 2001 provincial election, finishing third among five candidates with 810 votes in the electoral district of Skeena. The winner had 8,653 votes.

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Marijuana Party political candidate has a new source of financing

Bob erb marijuana party millionaire

Canadian Bob Erb speaks to CBC News about his $25-million lottery prize. (CBC/Screengrab)

A Canadian man and former Marijuana Party political candidate has a new source of financing for his fight to legalize it: a $25-million lottery prize.

Bob Erb of Terrace, British Columbia, won the money on Friday night, splitting the $50-million jackpot with a group of oil workers in neighboring Alberta.

“I just went in, checked the lottery ticket — 25 and a whole bunch of zeroes,” Erb said, according to CBC News.

“I pulled the ticket out (of the machine) and I said, ‘Oh my God. I think I won $25 million.’”

He collected his money today from B.C. Lottery Corporation, but the winning ticket almost didn’t happen.

More from GlobalPost: Pensioner finds $23-million lottery ticket in her car just in time

On his way to his father’s funeral in Calgary, Erb purchased tickets from a gas station stop during the trip. A store clerk misunderstood his request, and gave him an extra ticket.

“He (cashier) was going to delete that one. I said ‘I might as well take it, it might be the one,’” Erb told his hometown newspaper, The Standard.

A seasonal construction worker, Erb said he intends to continue working. He plans to spend money on charity, family, oh, and “the legalization, decriminalization of marijuana.”

Erb ran for the B.C. Marijuana Party in the 2001 provincial election, finishing third among five candidates with 810 votes in the electoral district of Skeena. The winner had 8,653 votes.

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