I've heard some LP members worry that our party is too closely associated with drugs. However the following would seem to suggest that far from being identified as "the drug party," we are actually in danger of being outflanked on the issue:
"The California Marijuana Party is a chapter of the United States Marijuana Party, one of the fastest growing political parties in the U.S. Started November 2002, it now has chapters in over 25 states. The United States Marijuana Party is devoted to ending marijuana prohibition and the war on drugs." (full message below)
I've often mentioned Dennis Peron's quote that "all marijuana use is medical" to people, and now I see that the USMP is using it as a slogan, at least for this event. Good for them.
Oh, and by the way, the text of Oakland's measure Z which directed the city to support legalization of marijuana can be found here: http://www.yesonz.org/MZAbout.htm#ord . It passed with a strong 64% of the vote. As far as I know, the Libertarian Party was not noticeably involved in the campaign.
Yours in liberty,
<<< Starchild >>>
"All Marijuana Use Is Medical."
Presented by: The California Marijuana Party with part
of the proceeds going to Americans for Safe Access, a
medical marijuana patient advocacy group.
Come and enjoy yourself with the "Feel Good Party" as
we have some fun gearing up for Medical Marijuana Week
& to End Marijuana Prohibition!
Location: Blarney Stone Pub & Dance 5625 Geary Blvd
(at the corner of 21st Avenue) San Francisco, CA
Event Date: February 12th
Event Time: 8pm ?12pm
Number of people expected: 50 ?100
Cover Charge: $10 sliding scale
Name of contact person: Tony Bowles
Phone Number: 415-368-7187
Email Address: tonebowles@...
Website Address: http://california.usmjparty.com/
"All marijuana use is medical."
"In a system that prescribes Prozac for shy teenagers,
all marijuana use is medical." ~ California medical
marijuana pioneer Dennis Peron, who opened one of the
first medical marijuana dispensaries in California,
co-authored California's groundbreaking Proposition
215, and angered more conservative medical marijuana
movement comrades by using this argument.
The California Marijuana Party is a chapter of the
United States Marijuana Party, one of the fastest
growing political parties in the U.S. Started November
2002, it now has chapters in over 25 states. The United
States Marijuana Party is devoted to ending marijuana
prohibition and the war on drugs