Group Members Picked Up Trash

Group Members Picked Up Trash
Posted by CN Staff on October 09, 2007 at 10:45:51 PT
By Matt Reinig, Reporter
Source: Maneater
Missouri -- MU’s National Organization of Reform Marijuana Laws members assembled this past Wednesday to pick up trash on the group’s adopted one-mile stretch of Interstate 70. “The main thing, don’t pick up animal carcasses, don’t touch needles, glass,” NORML member sophomore Brandon Jordan said of roadside safety.
NORML members carpooled to the north side of I-70 between Clark Lane and Rangeline Street. Members of both NORML and Students for Sensible Drug Policy headed to the littered grass with gloves and garbage bags in hand. “It’s really nice for a group, especially one that’s looked down upon like NORML and SSDP, to get out there and show that we’re an active part of the community,” said Jordan, who is also the president for SSDP. “We’re not the stereotypes that everybody thinks we are, and this is one way to help.” NORML Secretary Michael Keith also volunteered to help clean up the highway. “It helps,” Keith said. “It shows people that people care.” Before the highway pickup, members of NORML and SSDP met to discuss a plan of action to eliminate part of the Higher Education Act that does not grant loans to federal financial aid applicants who have been convicted of a drug-related felony. “When you apply for federal funding through Free Application for Federal Student Aid there is a question on there asking if you have ever been convicted of a drug-related felony” Jordan said. “It does not ask if you have committed murder, if you have been convicted of any other type of felony, only if it’s a drug-related conviction.” The groups decided to lobby Congress to try and get this portion of the FAFSA eliminated. If SSDP and others are unable to convince Congress to have the question removed from the financial aid application this year, it will be another seven years to attempt its removal again when the committee meets to review the past applications, said Jordan. Source: Maneater, The (Uof Missouri - Columbia, MO Edu)Author: Matt Reinig, ReporterPublished: October 09, 2007Copyright: 2007 The ManeaterContact:  forum themaneater.comWebsite: NORML NORML Archives
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on October 10, 2007 at 13:17:11 PT
News Article About SSDP
Drug Penalty Hinders Higher Education***By Melissa Traynor, News Editor October 10, 2007
In its campaign for revised laws for students convicted with drug charges, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy group is taking on the Aid Elimination Penalty.Complete Article:
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Comment #8 posted by Storm Crow on October 10, 2007 at 06:19:00 PT
WAY back when....
I was a young hippie, The Warlock Shop held a couple of "Clean Up Pacific Beach" events. We all got stoned in the morning and started picking up trash. We ended up with 3 trailer's worth of trash. The shop paid the dump fees. Afterwards, we all got stoned and partied away the night- feeling good about our cleaner world. We need more of that old fashioned, save-the-Earth, hippie mentality!
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Comment #7 posted by mayan on October 09, 2007 at 18:10:08 PT
Speaking of Trash...
AMERICAN LOCKDOWN: LAW ENFORCEMENT OUT OF CONTROL AND BEYOND THE PALE, By Carolyn Baker: WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...New Evidence that the Official Story about 9/11 is Indefensible: Are Change LA - 9/11 Truthers confront Mitt Romney (video): Third Tower (video): WAS AN INSIDE JOB - OUR NATION IS IN PERIL:
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Comment #6 posted by mykeyb420 on October 09, 2007 at 17:17:17 PT
The SSDP are a bunch of great people. If they were around when I was in high school (80-83), then we would be free from draconian laws that punish the simple user of one of GOD's plants. They are our future and our best hope. Long live the SSDP !!!
God made the cannabis plant, and he don't make mistakes.
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Comment #5 posted by Sukoi on October 09, 2007 at 17:12:10 PT
Road Signs
I don't know about Missouri but here in Texas there are road signs that tell who is responsible for a particular portion of road. I think that it's great that NORML and SSDP are being advertised on state sponsored (and paid for)signs, that's great free publicity.
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Comment #4 posted by Toker00 on October 09, 2007 at 16:33:11 PT
911 Truth youngster...
You may have seen this already, but you'll get a kick out of it if you haven't!
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on October 09, 2007 at 15:16:51 PT
We lost a lot when we lost him. 
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Comment #2 posted by Dankhank on October 09, 2007 at 14:53:24 PT
Happy Birthday, John ...
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Comment #1 posted by OverwhelmSam on October 09, 2007 at 12:33:03 PT
Great Publicity
Now if we could just get more MORML members involved in the political process in our state and federal governments. I think the police force is a great place to start for the young. Get you and great physical condition and learn the law. I've met several liberal police officers, but they have to keep their personal opinions to themselves lest they are preyed upon by the culture of haters.
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