Cannabis Culture News LIVE: The Marijuana Movement Cannot Be Stopped

CANNABIS CULTURE – Watch Cannabis Culture News LIVE for the latest news and views on pot politics and the marijuana community. In this episode: As the Conservatives win a majority government in Canada and Obama cracks down on medical marijuana in the US, thousands of cannabis users take to the streets to show they will never stop fighting for freedom.

In our first show since the Canadian Conservatives swept the Federal Election, wining a majority and putting the marijuana community directly at risk (the same ones who sent Marc Emery to the US a year ago), we discuss the ongoing fight over pot legalization including the massive show of force against prohibition at the May 7 Global Marijuana March and Toronto Freedom Festival.

The Global Marijuana March takes place in cities around the world – over 250 this year – and we’ll show you video from the huge rally in Toronto, which in combination with the Toronto Freedom Festival is one of the largest gatherings of marijuana users in the world.

TFF organizer Gabe Simms joins the show for a post-mortem and discussion of the TFF’s future.

We will also play other videos including Marijuana Man’s latest from the Vancouver Global Marijuana March.

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Discussed on today’s show:

Canada’s 2011 Election: As the Smoke Clears
http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/content/2011/05/04/Canadas-2011-Election-Smoke-Clears

One Year Since Marc Emery Ordered Extradited by Conservative Government
http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/content/2011/05/11/One-Year-Marc-Emery-Ordered-Extradited-Conservative-Government

Feds on New Medical Marijuana Offensive
http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/content/2011/05/05/Feds-New-Medical-Marijuana-Offensive

ACLU to Holder: Tell Feds to Back off Medical Pot
http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/content/2011/05/12/ACLU-Holder-Tell-Feds-Back-Medical-Pot

NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up
http://blog.norml.org/2011/05/12/norml%E2%80%99s-weekly-legislative-round-up-18/

World Marches For Marijuana on May 7
http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/content/2011/05/05/World-Marches-Marijuana-May-7

Global Marijuana March Shows International Support For Pot Legalization
http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/content/2011/05/11/Global-Marijuana-March-Shows-International-Support-Pot-Legalization

Thousands March For Marijuana Freedom in Toronto
http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/content/2011/05/11/Thousands-March-Marijuana-Freedom-Toronto

Jeremiah Vandermeer is editor of Cannabis Culture. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Comments

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    Harper appoints his own Supreme Court judges, he recently appointed two and plans to appoint three more. When you own the Supreme Court judges you can appeal any lower court decision and win, whether or not it is actually justice. Harper wasn’t born yesterday, he’s been in the dictator business for quite a while now and knows all the dirty tricks to get around such inconveniences as Provincial court decisions.

    In regard to the new Livestream service, I would advise against accepting Mernagh’s challenge to smoke lots of weed on camera. Mernagh is well known for getting himself banned from streaming services. I guess he likes not having any steaming access. This is from Livestream’s terms of use;

    “(III) POST, UPLOAD TO, OR CREATE ANY PRODUCED CONTENT THAT IS UNLAWFUL, OBSCENE, DEFAMATORY, LIBELOUS, THREATENING, PORNOGRAPHIC, VULGAR, HARASSING, HATEFUL, RACIALLY OR ETHNICALLY OFFENSIVE, OR ENCOURAGES CONDUCT THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED A CRIMINAL OFFENSE, GIVE RISE TO CIVIL LIABILITY, VIOLATE ANY LAW, OR, IN LIVE STREAM’ SOLE DISCRETION, IS OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE;”

    I suppose a medical exemptee using Cannabis would not be illegal and as long as he doesn’t suggest that anyone else without an exemption do as he does then it wouldn’t be encouraging illegal activity. Mernagh is challenging CC to do something that would be illegal for them, because they don’t have exemptions, but would be legal for him. Therefore, the challenge is not even fair. He may not be bannable but CC is. Nice guy, trying to get CC off the air again. YOU smoke weed on YOUR show, Matt. Why are you trying to goad CC into getting themselves banned? Probably not ill-intentioned but can only have negative results for CC. No comments enabled in Mernagh’s blog so I had to leave one here instead. Is that really why people tune in, to see people smoke weed? There’s about 10,000 YouTube videos of that already. Not really hard to find if that entertains you.

  2. Anonymous on

    Its funny that Ontario seems to be a very open province when it comes to marijuana yet it is the place where the Conservatives got many deputies elected.
    I guess we are dealing here with conservative smokers. Thats the only thing I can think of…

  3. CanadianPotSmoker on

    I am still not sure how Stephen Harper’s drug policy will really change anything in Ontario at least. The Justice’s decision voids all marijuana prohibition clauses by most accounts and Stephen Harper’s “drug reform” is just an amendment of those texts that will no longer exist on July 11th.

    Ultimately it will come down to what the appeal court rules but even the appeal court is limited in its ability to overturn a Justice’s decision and if Stephen Harper thinks he has that ability (He doesn’t) then maybe, just maybe, Canadians will wake up.

  4. Anonymous on

    Livestream let’s you do that? I guess they’re smart enough not to turn down business and infringe on freedom of speech and expression. That’s uncommon in the western world these days.