Cannabis Culture News LIVE: Occupy Protests and Marijuana Activism

CANNABIS CULTURE – Watch Cannabis Culture News LIVE for the latest news and views on pot politics and the marijuana community. In this episode: We discuss the ‘Occupy’ protests spreading across the globe and how they’re relevant to the cannabis community. ‘Occupy Vancouver’ organizer James joins the show.

The Occupy Wall street protests have expanded across the United States and are now going global. Canada will host rallies in major cities this weekend and Cannabis Culture editor Jeremiah Vandermeer will be at the Occupy Vancouver protest at the downtown Art Gallery on Saturday. In this episode, Jeremiah plays some videos about the growing movement and talks, in studio, to the Occupy Vancouver organizer known only as James.

Also on the show: pot activists and editor Ted Smith joins us at our Pot TV studios to discuss the latest issue of Cannabis Digest and talk about the ongoing war on cannabis users in Canada and the U.S.


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Obama Administration’s Medical Marijuana Policies Now Worse Than Bush and Clinton Policies

Obama: From First to Worst on Medical Marijuana

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Occupy Vancouver

Occupy Wall Street

Cannabis Digest

International Hempology Society

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  1. Sambrezzi on

    Why would hippies even be out there, when Obummer hates weed and the state laws that go with it. He is closing down all medical marijuana stores in the U.S. And to think he is behind the atheistic rallies in N.Y. Him and his croonies organize and love this thing. Why do all the good stonies think he is good or for them. What a joke. Do you really think if Obummer gets more tax money from the rich that he will use it to pay down debt and start more jobs. LOL. He wants the hippies out there, yet he doesn’t want any hippies or anybody for that matter making money unless he has his hand in the mix. That’s why he is going after Med. Marijuana at the state level. He is using all the good stonies for his 2012 bid–which will never happen. He is no friend of hippies, freedom loving people, or capitalism, which is still way better than socialism. Don’t be fooled fellow stonies, Obummer is no friend of ours, and he is behind the Wall street protests.

  2. Anonymous on

    The queen of England pays the italians, the Gotti’s to intimidate, the Queen is a Nazi, the queen is a zion, zionism is italian and israeli and even the italians have said no one and i mean no one ever figure out that that italians are zionism and the wealth they have is incredible enough to buy the whole world including all kings and queens all because of the man in Toronto who really is the inventor of democracy(the gun) and the American constitution aswell even a king or queen dont have the credibility as his bloodline have, they will never ever have evidenace on the family who you all follow to live by, the democrats are all dictators they have no idea about democracy and what it means. fuck the queens and kings “go die”

  3. Anonymous on

    The crazy thing is that cannabis can change the world and create a revolutionary civilization. I was the only one that had a “cannabis related” sign at Nanaimo, BC’s Occupy Protest. I was astonished at the number of good remarks and acknowledgements I got, but nobody else spreading the info! Cannabis can change the world. We have to get enough signatures for a petition to remove cannabis from the criminal code. It is insanity. I am being charged with possession of cannabis under 30 grams. I need to use cannabis to keep my symptoms under control… It is totally unconstitutional for me to be charged with this statute… HOW DO WE START?!? What would be the best form of action? I believe the Occupy Protests provides the window of opportunity to create/spread awareness about cannabis’ amazing potential… Anyone feel me?

  4. Mary on

    Well said Anonymous! I agree with you.

  5. Anonymous on

    I noticed on their website OWS states they have zero tolerance towards drugs.
    Why do you support their goals if they deny us our goals of marijuana liberation?
    I see they have NO prohibition against tobacco or fast food or meat or plastic or fossil fuel powered vehicles- the very things they claim and we all know destroy the social and ecological fabric of the world. As long as Occupy Walled Off Street continues to toe the party lone of the corporations they claim to be resisting, they can say goodbye to my support.

    Like it has been for 70 years – ” we’ll get around to legalizing marijuana later”
    Occupy Wall Street – Occupy Vancouver- Occupy Whatever are fake liberators of the weed of wisdom. I may be the only one who sees this but now you do too,
    It’s no wonder nothing really happens at these noisy events except old pissed off hipsters holding up cardboard with insults scrawled across hoping to be on the evening news. No marijuana at a freedom movement-???- what a pathetic stance to take. Where’s the Marc Emery people handing out joints and getting stoned in defiance to corporate greed ? Nowhere