Pot Parley

Pot Parley
Posted by CN Staff on April 16, 2003 at 09:24:07 PT
By John McCaslin, The Washington Times
Source: Washington Times
We're not sure how well-known Washington publisher and columnist Bill Regardie likes to unwind after toiling in the fourth estate, but tomorrow he's "speaking out for social change" at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws' national conference in San Francisco.   Longtime publisher of the now-defunct Regardies Magazine, who presently pens a column for the Hill newspaper on Capitol Hill, Mr. Regardie is a proud member of the NORML advisory board.
"There are not many times in the lives of men when they can stand up and make their beliefs known," the publisher says of his involvement with NORML. "I look forward to participating in this year's conference with great enthusiasm."   Joining the Washington publisher for the four-day conference will be actor and hemp activist Woody Harrelson, medicinal-marijuana activist Ed Rosenthal, San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan, Canadian Sen. Pierre Claude Nolin and American Civil Liberties Union President Nadine Strossen.Newshawk: Nicholas Thimmesch - Washington Times (DC)Author: John McCaslin, The Washington TimesPublished: April 16, 2003Copyright: 2003 News World Communications, Inc. Website: letters washingtontimes.comRelated Articles & Web Site:NORML To Basics: NORML Conference 2003 NORML Archives 
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Comment #4 posted by ekim on April 16, 2003 at 20:03:32 PT
Norml confernce please talk about TV Spots
I remember reading that bob barr was brought down with a tv video ad with a MMJ patient. I hope the norml conference will run the tv spot and agree to run others in all the MMJ states, attacking the lawmakers that do not support the Truth Bill. Norml could partner with other groups like the and MMP.with hevyhitters like Gov. Johnson doing some stand ins. Seeing local people from the state stand up and ask why there lawmaker has forsaken them will be very powerfill. Those lawmakers that offer a helping hand and vote for the Truth Bill will give hope and strenth to many others. When making the tv spots a running number of all the jailed MMJ growers could help. I bet Bill Buckley Jr. would standin too. 
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on April 16, 2003 at 15:10:52 PT
I just got in from mowing and quick looked at Richard Cowan's link and will read it thoroughly after I get dinner finished but one thing that jumped out at me when I looked thru it fast was he said we are the poor folks. That made me chuckle. Amen to that brother! I couldn't resist saying that. 
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Comment #2 posted by afterburner on April 16, 2003 at 14:33:32 PT:
NORML Conference and Role in Marijuana Reform. 
I was a member when NORML was 4 years old, but membership drew too much heat. I wish them all the best. See also Richard Cowen's article about NORML.NORMLís Role In The Reform Movement: A Bright Future If We Stay On Message Statement of Keith Stroup NORML Executive Director for the 2003 NORML Conference April 17-20, 2003 San Francisco 
Posted by Richard Cowan on 2003-04-15 20:17:29 
"When others may attempt to compromise on important principles, and to pursue a strategy of appeasement, NORML must be the conscience of the movement.""There is absolutely nothing wrong with the responsible use of marijuana by adults. There is nothing wrong with smoking marijuana." 
Read Full Story... ego destruction or ego transcendence, that is the question.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on April 16, 2003 at 10:56:39 PT
Have a Wonderful Time at The Conference!
Can't wait to hear all about it! Bring us home lots of enthusiasm!
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