Let's start in my home state of Colorado. The University of Colorado-Boulder has been the epicenter for protests against marijuana prohibition and celebrations of the sweetly scented herb. On this day, April 20th, marijuana lovers gather on a sprawling open area on campus to have a massive smoke-out. This year, however, the C.U. campus has decided to crack down on the harmless tradition. It's really rather amusing considering Boulder is one of the most marijuana friendly cities in America, and the epicenter for Colorado's marijuana legalization movement. So, the cops have simply pushed people indoors where they will celebrate well into the night tonight.
If you stand for marijuana legalization then please consider donating $10 to the Colorado campaign to legalize in 2012. Donate at this website: "Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol." It's a legitimate organization fighting for marijuana sanity in Colorado. I have donated to them every month this year. So, you can be sure that it's legitimate. You might ask, "Why should I give my money to legalize marijuana in another state than where I live?" Well, the reason is that once one state legalizes marijuana, progress in other states will pick up momentum. We have to start somewhere!!
In Denver, a former Obama fundraiser has opened a very successful medical marijuana dispensary. I found the following quote from the Obama fundraiser. It is a great summation to the point that marijuana legalization does not transform a state into a drug den. "Colorado now has had two years of a very active medical marijuana program and the sky hasn’t fallen here. There aren’t people passed out in the streets holding joints; there aren’t drug cartels taking over Denver…There aren’t all those things that people thought would happen."
Next, we have an informative article on the 8 myths surrounding marijuana (click here for article).
In other news, the Congress of the United States seems to be more agreeable to marijuana legalization than the White House. That's not too surprising considering the president has to look to be "tough on crime" despite the truth that marijuana legalization would reduce crime as it did when alcohol prohibition was repealed (Click here for article).
And, for those Howard Stern fans out there, he too supports marijuana legalization. Check out his opinions in this video: