News and commentary about marijuana law reform straight from the heart of Dixie.
Cannabis States of America

EP 50: I'm Just a Bill



E-mail
DPA Take Action
http://www.drugpolicy.org/action
NORML Take Action
http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=8600
MPP Take Action
http://www.mpp.org/federal-action/
CCPR Take Action
http://www.cannabispolicyreform.org/
Marijuana bill officially introduced to Congress by Ron Paul, Barney Frank
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/06/marijuana-bill-officially-introduced-to-congress-by-ron-paul-barney-frank.html
Dave Beall, Ohio Activist
http://www.davebeall.com/

Lagniappe
Cole Memo
http://www.mpp.org/assets/pdfs/library/Cole-memo.pdf
Ogden Memo
http://blogs.usdoj.gov/blog/archives/192
Justice Department shoots down commercial marijuana cultivation
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-medical-marijuana-20110702,0,1515449.story

Additional Sponsors

Thick Ass Glass
https://www.thickassglass.com/


Take Two
Alexia Campbell, South Florida Sun Sentinel
[email protected]
2010 DOMESTIC CANNABIS ERADICATION/SUPPRESSION PROGRAM STATISTICAL REPORT
http://www.justice.gov/dea/programs/marijuana_seizure_results.pdf

WTF?
Man Wants To Use Medical Marijuana In Jail
http://www.kvia.com/news/28339066/detail.html

What Can You Do?
The Glowflies
http://theglowflies.com/
Sensible Tucson Online
http://www.change.org/petitions/sensible-tucson-online-show-your-support-online-for-a-local-ballot-initiative
Emergency Petition
http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/holder_states?source=email&subsource=v1
Just Say Now
http://justsaynow.firedoglake.com/

Music
March of the Pigs by A Thousand Suns
http://www.athousandsuns.net/
http://www.musicalley.com/music/producers/producerLibrary/artistdetails.php?BandHash=438cfe618c9b08c8abf3f3280e6e94a5


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BE 03: Not All Plants are Kind



Unfortunately, my lovey bride was attacked by Mother Nature in the form of poison ivy. Apparently, Lori is extremely allergic to it and has been suffering for days with horrendous outbreaks and rashes. Although we have show notes ready to go, I had to play the "husband" card and tell her that we weren't doing a show with her being in such bad shape. As a result, we'll be releasing Episode 50 over the July 4th weekend, which is also the 1 year anniversary of the podcast! 

EP 49: We're Number 1



E-mail
20 Riverside
http://www.reverbnation.com/20riverside

Florida
Warehouse Fire Sends Growhouse Up in Smoke
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/124040594.html
Grow house discovered after fire
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21004603960641/

Virginia
Feds take down ‘national drug ring’ operating in Va.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/17/feds-take-down-national-drug-ring-operating-va/
Results from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:
Volume I. Summary of National Findings
http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/NSDUH/2k9NSDUH/2k9ResultsP.pdf

WTF?
Christie says he'll delay medical marijuana law until feds give OK
http://www.northjersey.com/news/health/061611_Christie_says_hell_delay_medical_marijuana_law_until_feds_give_OK.html
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Puts Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Law on Hold While Arizona Sues for Guidance
http://www.keytlaw.com/arizonamedicalmarijuanalaw/2011/05/medical-marijuana-law-on-hold/
Governor's veto deals blow to local medical marijuana dispensaries
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/sound/article/Governor-s-veto-deals-blow-to-local-medical-1362561.php
DEA Stats and Facts
http://www.justice.gov/dea/statistics.html#seizures
Marijuana Prosecutions For Year 2009 Near Record High
http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=8342

What Can You Do?
The Glowflies
http://www.theglowflies.com/
Call Off the Global Drug War
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/17/opinion/17carter.html?_r=1
Jimmy Carter, Drug Abuse Message to the Congress, August 2, 1977
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=7908#axzz1PSLOq2Hj

Music
Weights and Measures by Dustin Edge
http://www.dustinedge.com/attend.aspx
http://www.musicalley.com/music/producers/producerLibrary/artistdetails.php?BandHash=825a6003635d57958417d6ef2d8b3cd5


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EP 48: Kilo-Stone Cop



E-mail
State Attorney’s Office, 8th Judicial Circuit
http://www.sao8.org/Default.htm
The Glowflies
http://www.theglowflies.com/index
Americans for Safe Access
http://safeaccessnow.org/
Marijuana Policy Project
http://www.mpp.org/

Florida
DeFuniak Springs man charged with growing marijuana
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/springs-40919-defuniak-marijuana.html
Miranda Rights.Org
http://www.mirandarights.org/
No charges for mother of girl who took marijuana to class
http://www.pnj.com/article/20110611/NEWS01/106110321/No-charges-mother-girl-who-took-marijuana-class

Texas
Former sheriff's deputy pleads guilty to federal drug charges
http://www.themonitor.com/articles/federal-51538-former-guilty.html

Affiliate
WholesaleGrinder.com
http://wholesalegrinder.com/

WTF?
Cop Facing Child Porn Charges Pleads Not Guilty To Pot Possession
http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-bourque-marijuana-0610-20110609,0,5392319.story
Connecticut State Marijuana Laws
http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&Group_ID=4527

Music
Would you by Emit
http://emitrock.com/
http://www.musicalley.com/music/producers/producerLibrary/artistdetails.php?BandHash=5c8a61469645ba86a5d520764f76c3b8


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EP 47: Pick A Card, Any Card



E-mail
http://normlwacoinc.org/

Tennessee
Officers find more than 200 marijuana plants
http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20110603/NEWS01/106030320

Louisiana
Lafayette Man Arrested for Child Molestation
http://www.katc.com/news/lafayette-man-arrested-for-child-molestation/

Florida
Janoris Jenkins fined in drug charge
http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/42707/janoris-jenkins-fined-in-drug-charge
Trial starts for Broward deputy accused of stealing drug-bust money
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-deputy-theft-trial-20110601,0,2899767.story


WTF?
AMEX Bans Medical Marijuana Purchases
http://finance.ninemsn.com.au/newsbusiness/8256046/amex-bans-medicinal-marijuana-purchases
Pay Taxes by Credit or Debit Card
http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=101316,00.html

What Can I Do?
Urge Your Federal Representative to Support New Legislation to Protect Medical Cannabis Patients and Providers
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/182/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=6911

Music
Nothing’s In Tune by Timothy Nelson and The Infidels
http://www.myspace.com/timothynelsonmusic
http://www.musicalley.com/music/producers/producerLibrary/artistdetails.php?BandHash=3c4a4e77e8c0c95b29f42fdb5e7480c5


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BE 02: Bonnaroo Bus Tunes

The Cannabis States of America podcast presents the Bonnaroo Bus Tunes for our friends at http://www.wholesalegrinder.com/

One to One by Josh Heinrichs, http://joshheinrichs.bandcamp.com/
Snakes and Ladders by Circus Envy, http://www.circusenvyband.com/
Gimme Da Weed by Chronic Clan, http://www.musicalley.com/music/producers/producerLibrary/artistdetails.php?BandHash=a94acf0a3486ce2e7247c46e36c3020a
Stop the Bus by Grace Potter and the Noocturnals, http://www.gracepotter.com/
Perfect Being by Brene Wilson, http://www.brenewilson.com/
Smoke That Weed by Nice Peter, http://www.nicepeter.com/home.cfm
Don't Let the Sun Go Down by Celestial Underground, http://www.reverbnation.com/celestialunderground
Full Tank of Gas by Quincy Mumford, http://www.quincymumford.com/
War Cry by Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, http://www.tainaasili.com/
Lost Control by The Glowflies, http://www.theglowflies.com/
You Are Having a Wonderful Time by The StereoFidelics, http://stereof.com/
You're Great by The Roast Beef Curtains, theroastbeefcurtains.com/
Big Red by Pete Bush and Hoi Polloi, http://www.myspace.com/petebushandthehoipolloi
Get Stoned Together by Josh Belville, http://www.zornog.net/
What Happens on the Bus, Stays on the Bus by Charlie Hartwell, http://www.charliehartwell.com/


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BE 01: Make Money, Not War



The following data was compiled by a listener, Clark Kent, and we were so impressed we wanted to share it with all of you.

War cost - $118,600,000,000

Annual cost of buying Afghanistan cannabis - $80,184,000

Annual law enforcement cost savings - $13,700,000,000

Annual income from cannabis sales taxation - $16,896,000,000

ANNUAL BOTTOM LINE SAVINGS - $149.116 BILLION

WINNING THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF AFGHANISTAN FARMERS - PRICELESS

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Cost of war in Afghanistan for 2010 - $93.4 billion (Source - http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf)

Estimated cost of war in Afghanistan for 2011 - $118.6 billion (Source - http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf)

Afghanistan becomes world leading producer of cannabis (Source - http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/03/31/us-afghanistan-cannabis-idUSTRE62U0IC20100331)

Estimated maximum acreage in Afghanistan that is under cannabis cultivation – 24,000 hectares (Source -   http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/03/31/us-afghanistan-cannabis-idUSTRE62U0IC20100331)

Estimated net income to Afghanistan farmers for cannabis production - $3,341 per hectare per year ( Source -  http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/03/31/us-afghanistan-cannabis-idUSTRE62U0IC20100331)

Estimated cannabis production by Afghanistan farmers – 3,500 tons per year (Source -  http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/03/31/us-afghanistan-cannabis-idUSTRE62U0IC20100331)

Total estimated income to Afghanistan cannabis farmers - $80,184,000

Total estimated street value of annual Afghanistan cannabis production based on $1,500 per pound -  $10.5 billion

Estimated annual law enforcement savings from cannabis legalization - $13.7 billion (Source - http://www.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/miron/files/budget%202010%20Final.pdf)

Estimated annual cannabis consumption nationwide – 105,600,000 lbs. (Source - http://www.drugscience.org/Archive/bcr4/5Supply.html)

Estimated tax revenue on legal cannabis sales (based on a flat $10 per ounce tax) - $16,896,000,000

Buying cannabis from Afghanistan, withdrawing troops, legalization and taxation of cannabis savings

EP 46: Between a Rock and a Hard Drive



E-mail
The Glowflies
http://www.theglowflies.com/
Arkansans for Compassionate Care
http://arcompassion.org/

Texas
Former EPISD Teacher Arrested With Marijuana At Bridge
http://www.ktsm.com/featured/former-episd-teacher-arrested-with-marijuana-at-bridge
EPISD Teachers, Librarians, and Student Activity Managers 2010-2011
http://www.episd.org/_employment/teachers_librarians.php
National Average Gas Prices
http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/?redirectto=http://fuelgaugereport.opisnet.com/index.asp    
Unemployment Rate, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=usunemployment&met_y=unemployment_rate&tdim=true&dl=en&hl=en&q=unemployment+rate#ctype=l&strail=false&nselm=h&met_y=unemployment_rate&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=state&tdim=true&hl=en&dl=en
Rapper among several charged in pot-growing ring
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7583706.html
1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971
Tow Down
http://www.towdown.com/main.html

Florida
WFTV Crew Finds Marijuana At Crash Scene
http://www.wftv.com/news/28043225/detail.html
Crash spills rare coins onto highway
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/05/27/Crash-spills-rare-coins-onto-highway/UPI-10071306511380/
Greater Jacksonville Coin Club Annual Coin Show
http://gjcc.anaclubs.org/

WTF?
Marijuana permits bring in $300,000
http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/ci_18160776
Racket (crime)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racketeering

Lagniappe
Memorial Day, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/index.asp

What Can You Do?
Freedom Watch: Marijuana / Cannabis - Legalize it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr_vy22Kc_M&feature=related

Music
Computer Blues by Ken Tucker and James Swafford
http://www.musicalley.com/music/producers/producerLibrary/artistdetails.php?BandHash=95e4fb28fb90726bcf3ef953f9aeab71

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EP 45: Blinded Me With Science



E-mail
Marijuana Policy Project
http://www.mpp.org/
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signs law allowing medical marijuana
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110514/NEWS02/105140344/Markell-signs-law-allowing-medical-marijuana?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE
Delaware
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/10000.html

Florida
Teens charged in Pines dragging death of boy, 16, get bail
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/pembroke-pines/fl-pines-teen-suspects-20110511,0,2866354.story

International Centre For Science in Drug Policy
International Centre For Science in Drug Policy
http://www.icsdp.org/
Obama moves to separate politics and science
http://articles.cnn.com/2009-03-09/politics/obama.science_1_stem-cell-research-politics-collide-president-bush?_s=PMOLITICS
National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
http://www.mediacampaign.org/
Exposure to the above the influence antidrug advertisements and adolescent marijuana use in the United States, 2006-2008.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21421952

http://420chopshop.wholesalegrinder.com/?p=212

WTF?
More Black Men Now in Prison System than Were Enslaved
http://www.cannabispolicyreform.org/news/more-black-men-now-in-prison-system-than-were-enslaved
New Jim Crow
http://www.newjimcrow.com/
What Was Jim Crow
http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/what.htm

What Can You Do?
Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform
http://www.cannabispolicyreform.org/

Music
Eat the Snake by the Glowflies out of New Jersey
http://www.musicalley.com/music/producers/producerLibrary/artistdetails.php?BandHash=f689c1271e82fa9f03def20d8325f5ff
http://www.theglowflies.com/

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EP 44: Most Powerful Podcast in the World



Mail
The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
http://www.freaknet.org.uk/pages01/p01/wm01.html
Ohio Marijuana Advocate Dave Beall
http://www.davebeall.com/

Texas
Total alcohol contributions received since the 2003 passageof House Bill 1199
http://www.scribd.com/doc/39369945/Alcohol-industry-contributions-to-Texas-state-lawmakers-other-officials-Download-spreadsheet
Contributions received from the alcohol industry
http://www.scribd.com/doc/39369946/Alcohol-industry-contributions-to-Texas-lawmakers-in-the-U-S-Congress-Download-spreadsheet

Louisiana
Fourth marijuana conviction gets Slidell man life in prison
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/05/fourth_marijuana_conviction_ge.html
Louisiana Marijuana Penalties
http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&Group_ID=4540
Slidell rape defendant gets 20 years after squandering chance at shorter sentence
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/02/slidell_rape_defendant_gets_20.html
Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Times-Picayune
http://connect.nola.com/user/rvargas/index.html

Affiliate
http://wholesalegrinder.com
Coupon Code: 420CSA

Lagniappe
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/#

WTF?
Fort Collins police fail to return pot plants
http://www.reporterherald.com/news_story.asp?id=32543
Township Board Discusses Uniformity, Marijuana, Chickens
http://westbloomfield.patch.com/articles/township-board-discusses-uniformity-marijuana-chickens
West Bloomfield Police Department
http://www.twp.west-bloomfield.mi.us/departments/police.cfm
Resolution Confirming Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Facilities, Approvals and Certificates
http://www.twp.west-bloomfield.mi.us/schedules/Packet Materials 05-02-2011/RESOLUTION Medical Marijuana Moratorium.pdf

What Can You Do?
Womens Marijuana Movement
http://www.womensmarijuanamovement.org/about-us
NORML Women's Alliance
http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=8066

Music
Hungry for the Truth by Sherri Miller out of New York
http://www.musicalley.com/music/producers/producerLibrary/artistdetails.php?BandHash=c88b8cbb551d5c6bf325114bce492665
http://www.sherimiller.com/


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