Here We Go Again

Once again the West is paving the road to the future. The Oregon Trail was a much-needed and massive path travelled to Oregon and California in the 1800’s.  From 1843 to 1849 more than a 1/2 million people crossed rough terrain starting in Independence Missouri searching for freedom and a better life. A big misconception of this era was that the Native American Indians were aggressive and attacked the wagons without cause when in fact most contact was of a friendly nature regarding trading of goods. I can only guess at what the indians and settlers traded at the time but I do believe that hootch and hemp were both in the mix. Oregon was a pioneer state then and can be again along with California, Colorado, and Washington as voters will be given a second chance next year to repel marijuana laws. They rejected it the last time with a 57-43 vote. This is close enough to overturn their mistake after seeing the other states surrounding them treat this act with responsibility.

NEVADA:

13 years ago voters in this state passed a resolution for medicinal pot to be legalized. 13 years my friends! Republicans held up the passage of this law because they feared reprisal from the federal government. SB374 has already passed the senate so let’s keep an eye on this and see if it bears fruit.

Wyoming:

Being the State with the lowest population I can see where the government would have an easy time controlling their laws without a bunch of flare up from the masses but remember good folk of Wyoming, it only takes a voice and citizens like you and I to force the government to listen and make changes. Check out your local www.Normal.org and get involved! The change will not happen without you speaking up for your rights! 

California:

  • LA Voters Say Yes to Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
    May 22 – Medical marijuana dispensaries will remain open in Los Angeles after voters approved Measure D allowing 175 dispensing collectives to remain open in the city. In an election with slim turn out, Measure D earned 193,969 votes (63%). Measure F, which would have allowed any dispensary that met city standards, won only 41% of the vote.

    • On Ground and In Sky: Protesters Implore Holder to Stop War on Medical Marijuana
      May 11 – Cal NORML and ASA protesters sent a message to A.G. Holder as he addressed UC Berkeley Haste Law School graduates at the Hearst Greek Theater on Saturday. “Holder: End RX Cannabis War #Peace4Patients,” read an airplane banner that circled the stadium for two hours.California Supreme Court Rules Cities and Counties May Allow or Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
      May 6 – The California Supreme Court has issued its long-anticipated ruling in the City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patients Health and Wellness Center case. “Some counties and cities might consider themselves well suited to accommodating medical marijuana dispensaries, conditions in other communities might lead to the reasonable decision that such facilities within their borders…would present unacceptable local risks and burdens.”

      • Californians Rally Against Zero-Tolerance DUI Bill
        April 23 – “I hope everybody realizes that this bill, SB289, is basically a crime creation program,” CalNORML director Dale Gieringer said. “It would take thousands and thousands of perfectly safe drivers who happen to have the technical amounts of unprescribed drugs–particularly marijuana–in their bloodstream, and consider them automatically impaired or under the influence.”

State Marijuana Penalties

Click on the above banner to check out the laws in your state.

You don’t have to head west, but keep your eyes on what they are accomplishing as it will have an effect on the rest of the country my friends! STOP THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM ATTACKING US, THE CITIZENS FROM ENJOYING OUR FREEDOM!

As always a big shout out to www.norml.org for their commitment to changing the unfair laws imposed and carried out through too many years. Carry on, Beibe

©beibejones/midnightboogie2013

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~ by beibejones on June 10, 2013.

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