Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on February 28, 2009
This is a week that will be remembered by marijuana and medical marijuana advocates, users, historians, patients, and all lovers of freedom and common sense for a long, long time.
I could be overstating that, but please forgive me – I’ve been waiting, and praying, for a very long time to see what is happening right now in front of us: AG Holder says: No More D.E.A. Raids in states with medical marijuana laws.
It’s like watching the Berlin Wall fall… and (I believe) the beginning of the end of the insane drug war!
If you have no idea what I’m going on about, check out these news articles, because they can tell you better than I can what the general storyline is…
NORML: U.S. Attorney General Says Justice Department Will No Longer Interfere With States’ Medical Pot Policies
MSNBC: DEA to halt medical marijuana raids
US News & World Report: Under Obama, Drug War Tactics Poised to Shift
Those are just a few articles to give you a sampling – a quick check of your own on Google will quickly give you a very good idea of the amazing shift in policy that is being undertaken with delicacy, but at this now-typical Obama-pace…
Many interesting pieces are coming together in an amazing fashion – providing a stage for a very quick change in direction, and very soon – the re-legalization of marijuana:
[note: Marijuana was legal up until 72 years ago - so the proper term should be "re-legalize", not "legalize" - but who really cares, let's just get this done.]
The Mexican Cartel Border Situation: Watch for this to become a very big story in the next few weeks – and become a major reason – even more than tax money – for ending marijuana prohibition.
AB 390: A Stress Test for Marijuana Re-Legalization, Regulation and Taxation – and the crowd breaks into applause!!! On Tuesday I read a LA Times news story with an informal poll, and when I added my “Yes” vote for legalization, it was just one small voice in the 94% “Yes” column after 5,500 or something votes…
Only 5.6% had just said “No”… The Reagan era is over indeed.
Word on the street: Everyone, and I mean everyone I talk to is in favor of putting this prohibition behind us, and put the tax dollars to work for us… medical marijuana patients are ready to do their part.
This is not like before – this is across the board. I know what it’s like to hear the choir sing this song, but now I’m hearing a lot of new voices joining the choir…
T-Shirts now available at CafePress.com
So what do you do while you wait? (besides call the White House and your elected officials to voice your support for sensible drug policy) – Go get your medical marijuana T-Shirts NOW ($20 at my CafePress shop) or you wouldn’t get to brag at parties months from now about how you “got this t-shirt back when marijuana was illegal…”
“I Stand For Change” is the slogan I used on the button I gave away at the Charles Lynch rally on Monday (another thing that happened this last week) – You can read my story about the rally here if you haven’t already… there are also some really nice photos that my wife, Tania, took at the rally.
I’ve been selling Medical Marijuana T-shirts and stickers on CafePress since 2003 – and this is my latest. It’s available in many different colors of T-shirts and styles for both men and women.
You can also get the image on tile coasters, a clock, hats and a bunch of other stuff.
Here is the link to my CafePress shop: http://www.cafepress.com/onehumanbeing
I add stuff to my shop when the mood strikes me, so check back every so often…
Other than that – it’s time for some proper medicating…
Until later, best of health,
Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on February 17, 2009
It’s the 7th Annual Medical Marijuana Week and I hope you get a chance to get over to the Americans For Safe Access website and find out more about it…
Billboards We’d Like To See Dept.
Here’s a Billboard I’d like to see in my neighborhood, and everywhere…
This is a composite image, not a real photo of an actual billboard, but a photo I put together to see what my pieces I did a few years ago would look like large-scale…
I called the company that owns this particular billboard space, and for only $3,000 I could have this up for 4 weeks. A project for 4/20? I don’t know. I have about as much money as a church mouse, but I got ideas… donations anyone?
Here’s a larger view:
This liquor store (Jones Liquor) is on E. Broadway, in our neighborhood… I took this photo in November of 2007, and since then the old liquor sign has been replaced with a ugly new sign I’ve done numerous pieces over the years involving this Liquor Store and it’s sign.)
Medical Marijuana Sign on E. Broadway, Long Beach in 2007
I was originally inspired to try my piece large scale, in billboard format after this little billboard spent several months in late 2007 reigning over E. Broadway in our hood.
You would not believe how many people I would see stop and point with big smiles, or take out there cell phones and snap a photo. Marijuana just puts a smile on peoples face…
Sometimes that’s just what a person needs. Endless struggle with no rest is not healthy, and in my opinion, there is no condemnation in using God’s gift of the herb to find that rest.
“For the person who needs water, give them water,
for the one that needs food, give food,
for the one who needs rest, give rest,
but don’t give anyone the bitter taste of your petty judgments – there is no one who needs those…”
My button machine has been repaired and I am back in button making action!
Yesterday I dropped off 40 MMJ Week buttons at A Soothing Remedy, so stop by and pick one up today…
I have the rally in Los Angeles on my calendar for Monday, February 23rd. Our friend Charles C. Lynch will be in Federal Court that day for sentencing in the horrible miscarriage of justice that is has come from Charles just trying to do everything legal and by the book… follow the law, go to jail – oh yeah, that’s the kind of message we like to send to our kids and adds to peoples respect for the rule of law.
I’ll be bringing lots of buttons to the rally (other MMJ buttons – not the ASR one shown…)
Have a great week, and best of health,
Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on October 4, 2008
Note: This Offer Has Ended – January 2009
Yes, that’s right – FREE Support MMJ Buttons from Jon, onehumanbeing.
Own a small piece of The MMJ Project – own a souvenir of this moment in time in the MMJ movement…
How to get a button: Send a SASE (self-addressed-stamped-envelope) to:
3350 East 7th Street #336
Long Beach, CA 90804
…and I’ll drop one of the 750 or so MMJ buttons I have left from the first printing of 2000 (first printing – 4:20pm on 11-7-2007) into that SASE and send it on back to you. Get ‘em before they’re gone…
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