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Kinky Friedman to speak at Texas NORML activist training camp

Kinky_FriedmanIn an effort to help educate Texans and help them become more effective at lobbying their legislators and becoming better activists, Texas NORML routinely puts on activist training camps. For their upcoming camp, Kinky Friedman will be their keynote speaker.

Running for the Democratic nomination to become Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Friedman has centered his campaign around marijuana and hemp legalization.

The camp will be held at the Manchaca Branch of the Austin Public Library on Saturday, February 22, 2014,

Discussion will center around the current cannabis climate in Texas, NORML’s current long-term plan to change laws for the better, and how every individual can help make that happen. Texas NORML will also introduce everyone to a number of outreach efforts in the works including a Senior Alliance, PACT: Patient Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics, the growing importance of veterans’ issues regarding treatment with cannabis along with their stereotype breaking athletic group, Team Hope through Cannabis (THC).

Visit their Facebook event page to get registered for the event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1523925857831554/

By: Stephen Carter
Contact Stephen via email at TXCann@gmail.com

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Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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  1. February 8, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Reblogged this on 4:20 Smokers Blog.

  2. skinner28d
    February 8, 2014 at 11:44 am

    This is not activism. Addiction is not something that makes the world better. Yes I will agree that medical marijuana can have it’s benefits for some people, not everyone. And not in the way most people imagine it should be. There are not any medications that are smoked. Why? Because it is a health risk to inhale chemicals in that way. If it is legalized then it should be highly regulated and the beneficial chemicals should be pulled out and put in a pill. Not smoked because it will be exactly like tobacco. What do people expect will happen when it is legalized? That people will just sit at home and grow their own weed? No. Obviously an industry, more than likely the tobacco industry, will control the market and it will be exactly like tobacco. This is not our future America! Rethink your “activism” initiative and lobby for safer alternatives than smoking week for the people that actually need it. Not this way which will give an industry that already kills 67 texans every day another way to make more money off their victims. Legalize the right type of medical marijuana that is safer and not addictive.

  3. February 8, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    You watched and believed Reefer Madness, didn’t you? Really guzzled that Kool-aid.

    skinner28d, you have some SERIOUS misconceptions about marijuana.

    The first is that it is addictive. You clearly don’t understand what addiction is. With real addiction, there is a powerful, sometimes even dangerous withdrawal syndrome, NOT the case with cannabis, any more than withdrawal from dependency on video games or exercise.

    And smoking it is NOT the only way to use it, even now. It is smoked because that is the CHEAPEST means of ingesting it. If it was LEGAL for people to grow their own (as many of our Founding Fathers did), it could and would be plentiful and cheap, and could easily be healthily cooked into foods, or made into pills or even nasal spray, as they have in Canada (“Sativex”). And just “pulling the beneficial chemicals out and putting in a pill” as you grudgingly suggested is NOT the same as using the whole herb, and it is NOT NEARLY as effective. .

    For now, because of the ridiculous prohibition against it, marijuana is artificially, OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive, which makes smoking it the only viable choice for many. And which provides a powerful criminal incentive.

    Moreover, where did you get the outrageous idea that it “already kills 67 texans every day”? That’s the most ridiculous statement of all! You can’t just make stuff up like that. People know better. If you don’t want to use marijuana, FINE. By all means, DON’T USE IT. But don’t tell everyone else what to do. You obviously have ZERO idea what you’re talking about.

  4. Lonnie Williams
    February 9, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    well I’m sorry I couldn’t be there but I wish all the best luck, but I’m afraid we will be the last to wise up and join those states who have wised up I’m happy for you all and I would realy love too see that happen in my life time here.

  5. skinner28d
    February 17, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Cathey, in regards to addiction I do know a lot about addiction from some of the most credible scientists in brain addiction research, THC is a chemical that passes through the brain and alters brain cells like every other chemical drug. That is proven research. I am not addressing how people deal with addiction or withdrawals that is irrelevant to the fact that it does alter brain cells in a way that other addictive drugs do. I am aware that smoking it is not the only way to use it now, but what you are promoting is that way and that is unhealthy compared to the other ways. If you really care about health then promote the healthy alternatives so that it is exclusively for people that need it. The same people that need it will be able to afford it because it will be the same as all other prescription drugs, which are relatively cheap right now with the health care reform and affordable care act. The 67 Texans fact is in regards to tobacco use, if you read my comment again it should make sense now. Im not telling anyone what to do. LOL. live your life but realize what will happen in society if it is legalized like you want. Again just think about how tobacco is addressed in society right now and the exact same will happen with tobacco.