On Episode 55, I'll be Interviewing Naomi from the THC Fair (The Hemp & Cannabis Fair)
From their website, wwww.THCFair.com:
"The Hemp & Cannabis Fair aims to further the normalization of cannabis and raise awareness for industrial hemp globally by focusing on education and celebration at a local level. We're celebrating the legalization of marijuana across the country, and you should be too! Whether it's for medical or recreational use, THC Fair is the place to be! Learn from experts in marijuana horticulture, browse vendor booths for a new accessory, munchies and grow equipment or just hang out and see what's new! We're heading all over Oregon, California, Alaska and Nevada to bring you the best vendors with the best products and the best learning sessions! Come back often to see what we're up to!"
Fifty Years: How Marijuana Became Re-Legalized In America
Part Eight (1996-2000)
Marijuana Law Reform Advocates
The 1996-2000 period for cannabis law reformers can be regarded as the most productive-to-date marked by the successful passage of five pro-reform state initiatives by century’s end.
Led by Ethan Nadelmann and fueled by a billionaire triumvirate of George Soros, Peter Lewis and John Sperling, the Drug Policy Alliance (a combination of the Washington, DC-based Drug Policy Foundation and the New York City-based Lindesmith Center) forged numerous state initiative victories where medical marijuana was on the ballot, mainly on the west coast, and maybe more important than the institutional prohibition-shattering initial electoral victories were drug policy reformers’ ability to defend and advance a slate of voter initiatives from legal challenges brought forward by recalcitrant state and federal concerns. Read More