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Candlelight Vigils Mark Birthday of Brandon Ellingson, Young Man Drowned in Police Custody

Candlelight Vigils Mark Birthday of Brandon Ellingson, Young Man Drowned in Police Custody

Sunday, December 7th, 2014, was Brandon Ellingson’s 21st birthday. Unlike many mothers on this auspicious day, Sherry Henrickson Ellingson didn’t spend the evening pacing and fretting that her son might be getting too drunk with his friends. Instead, she attended one of the multiple candlelit vigils being held in his memory. Brandon Ellingson drowned while […]

POEM: Caged Bird

POEM: Caged Bird

Caged Bird BY MAYA ANGELOU A free bird leaps on the back of the wind    and floats downstream    till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.   But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage […]

UPDATED NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

UPDATED NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

Federal Legislation: Federal: Congress Attempts to Undermine District of Columbia’s Decriminalization Law Federal: Measure Introduced to Form National Commission on Federal Marijuana Policy Federal: Senate: Vote Remains Pending On House Approved Budget Amendment to Defund Medical Marijuana Raids Federal: Measure Introduced to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Federal: Bipartisan Coalition of Lawmakers Introduce ‘Respect State Marijuana […]

Dillon Taylor, Danielle Willard and Michael Brown: What Ties Them All Together

Dillon Taylor, Danielle Willard and Michael Brown: What Ties Them All Together

The shooting death of an unarmed man leads to several days of riots and mayhem in Ferguson, Missouri, while the same type of shooting in Salt Lake City leads essentially to silence.  Why?  Why would Salt Lake City residents not raise up, protest or even riot over an extremely similar situation? Dillon Taylor, a 20 […]

Petition: Free Jeff Mizanskey, Serving Life Without Parole for Marijuana

Petition: Free Jeff Mizanskey, Serving Life Without Parole for Marijuana

There’s a petition on Change.org that has been building momentum. It is a petition requesting clemency from the Governor of Missouri for a man who has been in prison for twenty years and faces life without parole for a non-violent cannabis crime. Jeff Mizanskey was sentenced under Missouri’s harsh three-strikes law. He had been arrested […]

PETITION: Enact New Federal Laws to Protect Citizens from Police Violence & Misconduct

PETITION: Enact New Federal Laws to Protect Citizens from Police Violence & Misconduct

Via Shaun King, Change.org petition creator: This petition is for Amadou Diallo – shot at 41 times. An innocent, hardworking man simply reaching for his wallet, Diallo should be alive today. This petition is for Sean Bell – shot at over 50 times and killed on his wedding day.  This petition is for Oscar Grant – handcuffed with […]

NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

In response to the flood of cannabis, hemp, and medical marijuana bills proposed this year, NORML has compiled a massive Take Action list to help cannabis enthusiasts and activists ensure they are being heard on measures in their area! Current Action Alerts Federal Legislation: Federal: Congress Attempts to Undermine District of Columbia’s Decriminalization Law Federal: […]

Missouri CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Bill Signed by Governor

Missouri CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Bill Signed by Governor

The following text is a press release from NORML that was released on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. A bill which will permit marijuana to be grown legally in the state of Missouri for the first time since cannabis prohibition began and which will allow cannabidiol (CBD) to be extracted from those plants and provided to […]

MISSOURI: Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness Money Bomb

MISSOURI: Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness Money Bomb

Since 2012, Show-Me Cannabis has commemorated Independence Day with the Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Money Bomb. Our forebears pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honors to each other in their struggle for liberty from the British. So, in addition to fireworks and barbecue, those of us who continue the struggle for human […]