How to End Cannabis Prohibition : With Guest - Howard J. Wooldridge of L.E.A.P.

Discussion in 'Legalization/Decriminalization' started by Pompo, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Pompo

    Pompo New Member

    A Marijuana.com Event :
    A Discussion with
    L.E.A.P. Education Specialist - Howard J. Wooldridge
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    L.E.A.P. Education Specialist - Howard J. Wooldridge


    This should be a very interesting and informative discussion
    Place : Drug War Headline News Forum
    Date : Saturday, March 14th
    Time : 1pm - 3pm, EST
    Thead Topic : How to End Cannabis Prohibition

  2. Pompo

    Pompo New Member

    First I'd like to start by saying hello and welcome to the board to L.E.A.P. Education Specialist - Howard J. Wooldridge.
    What's up Howard :wave:

    It's a few minutes befor the hour but befor we get into the nuts and bolts of the discussion on How to End Cannabis Prohibition, I'd like to ask the question, how was it that you came to be involved in the battle to end the prohibition of cannabis, Howard?
  3. Buzzby

    Buzzby Buddhist Curmudgeon

    Howard's not here. I'm going back to watching cartoons. :D

    Hey, Pompo! How's your weekend going?
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  4. Pompo

    Pompo New Member

    Late to his own party :laugh:
  5. hiwayhowie

    hiwayhowie New Member

    Afternoon all - i was never a drug warrior from the first day i put on a badge and gun. I never busted anyone for pot - as a stand alone charge. When the drug war took off in the mid 80s, i liked it less because my colleagues began spending most of their free time trying to bust Michigan State students who had a baggie under their seat.
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  6. hiwayhowie

    hiwayhowie New Member

    Theocracy - indeed money, lack of money, at the state levels is THE driving force. Congresswoman Sanchez this week asked for the feds to allow CA to become a 'Pilot Program' state to regulate and tax MJ...

    Sadly, it has taken massive, financial suffering to see real progres..
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  7. hiwayhowie

    hiwayhowie New Member

    Sorry i was late...it took a bit of time (15 minutes) using a compass and sextant to find my way here. sad face here...howard
  8. Pompo

    Pompo New Member

    There he is, sorry you had troubles logging in Howard, but welcome!
  9. hiwayhowie

    hiwayhowie New Member

    The second part of the reason i became involved...after leaving police work, i needed something important to do...since i could no longer bust DUIs and child molesters, ending modern prohibition was the best way to redirect current cops to real public safety issues.
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  10. Freedom_User

    Freedom_User ....Is really high

    Welcome Howard!
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  11. Pompo

    Pompo New Member

    How was this recieved?
  12. hiwayhowie

    hiwayhowie New Member

    Thanks Brett...good to be with you and Marijuana. com
  13. hiwayhowie

    hiwayhowie New Member

    The reception on Capitol Hill was one of surprised shock. No one in reform had a clue this was coming or that Sanchez would be the ONE to propose the common sense idea of making one state a 'guinea pig' Pilot Program. We will all be on the Hill on Monday to take her idea and craft an actual House Bill to end fed prohibition for just CA.
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  14. Nico420

    Nico420 New Member

    Welcome to MJ.com Howard!
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  15. wake and bacon

    wake and bacon New Member

    I'm very excited to hear how this all plays out, as I'm sure we all are. Thanks for coming to talk to us at mj.com it really is a pleasure!!
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  16. allenlovesgreen

    allenlovesgreen Subscriber

    Welcome Howard!!! :D

    This shall get interesting in the next our or two.
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  17. Pompo

    Pompo New Member

    Wow, This would absolutely floor me :eek: Having experienced 3 1/2 decades of this prohibition first hand, this would be amazing.

    Edit : I was just wondering how that could be done. After all, I could see people in other States feeling somewhat slighted if it was only legalized in Cali.
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  18. Buzzby

    Buzzby Buddhist Curmudgeon

    Howard - welcome to Marijuana.com.

    Could you share some of your thoughts on how we, as activists, can best apply ourselves to the effort to get marijuana legalized?
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  19. Pompo

    Pompo New Member

    Weekend is going very well Buzzby :thumb: Thanks for asking!!
  20. McGruff

    McGruff New Member

    Welcome Howard,
    Will there be a day when people like myself who have little or no faith in the AMA, be able to self medicate as needed without legally being required to submit to doctor exams to justify our medical use?

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