CBD: Myth or Miracle?

The real answer is NEITHER.

The “high-CBD” craze is alive and kicking and it is worth examining the real value of CBDs, both as a medicine and as a marketing tool.

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid in weed that is thought to help with certain afflictions, such as convulsion and inflammation. It is thought to interact with the CB2 receptors in the body vs. the brain. Here is how it is explained by the folks at Project CBD:

Cannabidiol —CBD— is a compound in Cannabis that has medical effects but does not make people feel “stoned” and actually counters some of the effects of THC. After decades in which only high-THC Cannabis was available, CBD-rich strains are now being grown by and for medical users.

The reduced psychoactivity of CBD-rich Cannabis may make it an appealing treatment option for patients seeking anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-anxiety and/or anti-spasm effects without disconcerting euphoria or lethargy.

So you can kind of see how it is being sold….”We smoke weed that doesn’t really get you high because we are real medical patients;” and therein lies the rub. Where is that line drawn between real medical relief and this movements desire to be accepted so much that we begin to breed low-thc strains just to prove we are legit? Is there really such a huge inflammation problem that we must focus so much time and energy on these “CBD-rich” strains?

Maybe and maybe not. Our movement has a tendency to overplay our hand and exploit loose theory as hard fact; and will stop at nothing to capitalize off of any little phenomenon. I have seen more gimmicks become commonplace in this industry than I care to review, such as the overuse of the term “organic,” or the phase where every strain was “kush” something. Purple weed has come, gone, and come back again. The nomenclature seems to shift with the wind, as well. Here in Cali, we have gone from cannabis clubs, to dispensaries, to patient member closed-loop collectives and may find our way back to dispensary again before it is all over.

The point is that I have watched our movement evolve over many years and have seen organizations overplay certain things to the point of irrelevance. Does CBD have some medical value? Sure it does. Is it the miracle substance that everyone is making it out to be? That is tricky.

No one knows for sure how CBD works, either on its own or in conjunction with other cannabinoids. It is a great marketing tool for some, and also a great justification for our opposition. I mean, we must be legitimate medical providers if we are selling weed with low THC, right? Maybe. I am not sure if that argument has really gained any traction or changed any minds in the halls of justice.

What I do know is that this CBD-rich culture is encouraging the breeding of low-THC strains in an effort to find the mysterious and elusive CBD. I know that to me, most CBD-rich medicine is hay and not enjoyable to me personally. Now I have plenty of medical issues. My rebuilt right knee has plenty of inflammation at the end of a long day, yet I still do not feel better after smoking CBD-rich meds over a high-THC strain. To each their own, and I am sure we are all different in our physical make-up; but the question is still valid…”Is there too much focus on high-CBDs?”

I think there is. I think if we did some real soul searching we may agree that MOST people use cannabis for the euphoric properties. I think that most cannabis users enjoy the buzz they get from good weed. I have asked a bunch of activist the question, “If weed did not get you high would you smoke it?” 99.9% have said “No.” Furthermore, would you risk a decade in prison to grow weed that did not get you high? I guess if you are getting four racks a pound for it you might, but if it was just for you? Would you risk prison to grow weed that did not get you high?

I will make a bet to anyone that 5-years from now, when weed is legal for adult enjoyable use. NOBODY will be talking about CBD-rich weed.

Now I am not saying CBD has no value by any means. I just think. like most things in this industry, we make more of things than they actually are in an effort to gain position or income. One might even say the entire “medical cannabis” deal is being overplayed, and that real patients are suffering because they are being lumped in with the quasi-recreational culture that has taken over the medical industry, leaving many mainstream physicians unwilling to participate. But that may be a conversation for another day.

As for me, I would strongly encourage you to not get up in this craze and to continue to grow weed with THC in it….Most of us still love THC.

Voting FOR weed…

The 2012 election season is upon us full force, and it is a very exciting time for weed. Legalized adult use weed is on the ballot in THREE states (CO, OR, WA), and medical cannabis initiatives made the ballot in TWO states (MA, AR), for a total of 5 major weed elections happening in 10% of our nation’s states. That is awesome!

But as with any election, there is bound to be controversy, disagreement, and ill-will within the cannabis movement, as well as from external forces. There will always be a group that opposes a certain law for one reason or another, and sometimes there is even good reason for dissension. But you, as a weedhead voter, need to make the best decision for you, your family, and the world we live in. You must make the actual vote for or against weed at the ballot box. When all of the hype and spin are done, at the end of the day, it is just you and your ballot who will ultimately decide the election.

It is a Presidential Election year, so we all have a big decision to make concerning who will be the leader of the nation moving forward. Unfortunately, we are stuck with some poor choices for President where weed is concerned. Both Republican and Democratic candidates have made public statements against legalizing weed. In the current state of politics in America this is not a big surprise, as it is suicide for a candidate to promote drug use and the legalization of said drug use. Obama’s Justice Department has disappointed many in the cannabis community with his crackdown on cannabis providers, and understandably so.

Yet, Mitt Romney has also made very strong statements opposing cannabis legalization, even when trying to claim that he is for state’s rights. Dude is just a liar and actually does NOT believe in state’s rights on this issue, or many other issues, such as abortion and gay marriage, where he fully supports federal interference. When you got a guy who will say anything to get elected, it is not surprising to see Romney try to muddy the waters by sending out contradicting messages. Here is Romney’s “official” statement on weed:

“Governor Romney has a long record of opposing the use of marijuana for any reason,” a spokesperson said. “He opposes legalizing drugs, including marijuana for medicinal purposes. He will fully enforce the nation’s drug laws, and he will oppose any attempts at legalization.”

Now Obama’s statements are not much better, but he has said, “I think this is an entirely legitimate topic for debate, [but] I am not in favor of legalization.” Not much more comforting, but if we ever do have this entirely legitimate debate, we will win because truth, justice, and the failure of this nation’s drug policies are on our side. Does anyone really think a sitting President (the first black president at that) would come out and openly be for legalization in his first term? I hear a lot of activists condemn Obama for not taking a more open stance in favor of cannabis, but really…Did anyone really believe he would be a cheerleader for our cause the day after he was elected?

For those who continue to heavily criticize his administration for the crackdown, many also forget that it was the Ogden memo that allowed for a VAST expansion of medical cannabis programs. The entire Colorado regulatory system NEVER would have taken place without the Ogden memo. Washington never would have expanded, especially Seattle. Rhode Island, New Jersey, Arizona, Maine, and even Connecticut’s programs benefited greatly by the Ogden memo’s seemingly hands off approach.

And of course our movement takes ZERO responsibility for acting irresponsibly after the Ogden memo, and forcing the hands of the Justice Department to do something. In California, I can tell you that many in the cannabis game failed to act responsibly, and for a minute there in 2010 you could have sworn weed was completely legal here in Cali. Every newspaper and rag across the state had unprofessional and poor taste advertisements for this dispensary or that weed product, complete with half-naked chicks. Our movement, in classic fashion, decided to take the inch we were given and made sure it was pushed well beyond the mile marker. That is not an excuse for the administration’s actions; but it is necessary for us to do some soul searching and maybe look at areas where our industry failed to self-police and where things may have gotten out of control.

So when left with the choice of these two major party candidates, who is the best choice? I believe it is Obama by a longshot. Mitt Romney would be a disaster, not just for weed, but for the entire society and world. Obama has plenty of issues, but I still think a brother from Hawaii who used to run with the Choom gang is a much better possibility for finding a path to weed freedom than the bought and paid for Romney.

There are also third-party candidates, such as the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson and the Green party’s Jill Stein. Both have made clear statements for legalizing cannabis and both would be great choices for progressives like myself; but the reality is they just WILL NOT WIN. In California, where I live, Obama will likely win by a landslide, so I can choose to make a more calculated vote for a third-party and not risk that my vote could elect Romney. In a closer swing state that is a tougher choice to make. Do you take a vote from Obama in protest, even if it could mean Romney is elected? That is a tough choice weedhead voters will have to make.

Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington have BIG choices to make on election day. These voters will have the opportunity to vote for legalizing cannabis for adult use. These are all big elections for cannabis, as they have consequences either way.

If these initiatives pass, we make a clear statement that the time has come to change course on weed in this country. If they fail, it can embolden the opposition who can then say, “See. The people have spoken and they do not want weed legalized.”

Nothing would be more devastating to me than seeing the headlines the day after the election saying “Weed Rejected By Voters.” I went through this disappointment in 2010 with Prop. 19 here in California. It is hard to wake up and realize that over half of your state thinks we should keep taking people to jail for weed.

The Prop. 19 effort was hampered by infighting and external forces also helped defeat it. California conveniently passed decriminalization of up to an ounce as an infraction, and the Feds came out and made big statements about how they would “vigorously enforce the CSA if 19 passed.” The ultimate result was a narrow defeat at the ballot box.

I think two years later many voters in California wish they had their vote back. I know many in the cannabis movement who opposed it for one reason or another who now believe they made a mistake based on bad information. California is a tough nut to crack. Our state is 6x more populated than Colorado and Washington, and nearly 10x as large as Oregon; and while the state votes heavily democratic, there are still a lot of conservative principles in play here. Just look at Prop. 8.

I have heard activists herald Colorado as “more advanced” or “way ahead” of California because it looks like they will pass legalization. First, I would hesitate for people to get too far ahead of themselves on that. The election will be close, and as we saw in CA, there is no shortage of dirty tricks that can happen between now and the election. Secondly, the folks running the campaigns in Colorado, Oregon and Washington have all benefited greatly from California’s Prop. 19 experience.

All three of these campaigns have used those experiences to advance their cause and avoid some issues. So before people go getting down on California for not making the ballot again and getting a legalization measure passed, understand that none of the efforts in other states would be on the ballot without Richard Lee laying the groundwork in 2010 here in California. That effort changed the national dialogue and paved the way for the efforts we see now.

The people who fund these campaigns made a calculated decision that it was much less expensive to run campaigns in smaller, yet still progressive states, than to try and tackle the beast that is California. If one, or all, of the legalization efforts pass this fall I would expect Cali to be next on the list, more likely sooner than later.

But more so, I expect to see the national understanding of weed shift and I expect that next year we will see a much more robust call for legalization, even than we are seeing now. It is only a matter of time before it is no longer viable for lawmakers and law enforcement to continue this charade. They are already exploring the exit strategies. If two or three states have legalized cannabis for adult use it will only be a matter of time before more follow suit, and eventually the Feds have to decide if they can do all of the cannabis enforcement in these states. This is exactly how alcohol prohibition ended.

So for me, these efforts are a no-brainier. I VOTE YES FOR WEED.

For the most part, Colorado and Oregon’s laws (Amendment 65 and Measure 80) have little contention from within the community There are some who oppose them based strictly on fear of what will happen if they pass. Many people who have invested into operating medical cannabis businesses have created a myth that if these efforts pass there will be armageddon and the Feds will unleash the hounds on the entire industry. It is an absurd notion really, and not based in reality.

In Washington State, activists have a bit of a tougher choice on their hands. the law there has been dubbed “the worst pro-cannabis law ever written.” It only allows for up to an ounce of possession of weed, turns over sales of weed to state run stores, does not allow for personal cultivation, and includes a terrible DUI provision that could set a precedent for how our entire nation treats cannabis and driving. Many activists there are outraged at this initiative, and rightfully so. It is like the authors went so far overboard to appease some perceived threat because they felt that Prop. 19 was won or lost on the DUI issue (absurd). So they wrote a terrible law, and now voters are left to decide what to do.

 

Even in Washington, on a terrible law, I would VOTE YES FOR WEED. Why? Because in the bigger picture of things, I firmly believe that the rejection of legalization at the ballot box is far more damaging to the psyche and understanding of where our community is on weed than the passing of a bad DUI law. I see the breaking down of a MAJOR barrier, being prohibition, as more significant than the creation of the world’s stupidest DUI barrier. I also believe that the DUI provision will be found unconstitutional if challenged. Only time will tell, and I could be terribly wrong about that. But I would vote yes on I-502…even with great reservation.

I am a weed activist. making weed legal is very important to me. If there is a vote of mine that can advance the cause of cannabis freedom believe I am going to vote for it. I am not a one issue voter by any means. I understand it is a big world. But I am also not foolish enough to vote no on a legalization effort because it is not exactly what I would like to see in a law. I know that it is hard to make votes on things that you may not support whole-heartedly and 100%, especially when it is an issue near and dear to your heart. It is natural to desire perfection and wish that the law allowed for more freedom than it may. But we cannot always throw the baby out with the bathwater and hope that a more perfect opportunity will arise.

You can look here to Cali for the answer. All of the big talking blowhards that said “Vote No on 19. We will pass a better one in 2012” were lying. None of them had the resources to make it happen and here we are voting on zip, zilch, and nada; while at the same time our medical industry is under attack because it is perceived there is too much recreational use in the system.

So do not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. I say vote FOR weed. The good news is that you are a grown-ass adult and can make your own decision when you walk in that booth. Just make sure when you make that decision you ask yourself, “Is this decision good for weed and the people who like weed?” Good luck out there….

Save Cannabis Education and Planning Conference

SaveCannabis.Org

Education and Planning Conference

San Jose, California

October 19, 2012 

Friday October 19, 2012 @ 1PM

UFCW Local 5 Hall – San Jose, CA

An open invitation to all California Medical Marijuana and Cannabis Prohibition Repeal advocates:

Please attend this crucial and informative planning conference in San Jose, CA at 1PM on Friday October 19, 2012. There is no charge for this conference scheduled to be presented in three parts. The first portion will provide updated status of the pending Riverside Supreme Court case effecting potential bans of Medical Cannabis dispensaries statewide. The second part offers critical information regarding current tax cases, interpretation and legislation. The final portion will be a key planning session designed to coordinate ideas and actions from all sources with the specific objective of documentation and assignment of responsibilities. The ultimate goal is to coordinate this information in preparation for a major SaveCannabis.org Spring Conference. At that event we will use the communicated results to facilitate completion of a workable California Cannabis Initiative for 2014 that protects and includes all medical and social use.

Advocates throughout California agree that there is a continuing need to enhance the coordination of all the various ideas and efforts being created statewide. We must consolidate and document those concepts into workable and passable legislation and then maintain a communication network to continually provide current status of the actions being performed. The best way to achieve this is by bringing all the ideas together, coordinating them in a presentable format and providing direction and leadership for taking those actions to completion. The SaveCannabis.org Education and Planning Conference has been created for just this purpose.

The SaveCannabis.org Education and Planning Conference is a major step to achieving the mutual goals of all California cannabis users. Your participation is greatly encouraged! You will be able to contribute ideas and opinions that will be used to formulate strategies and actions designed to provide the most positive impact. Through direct participation, you will become a part of a network that believes in not only discussing and formulating ideas, but who are interested in taking responsibility and the necessary actions to achieve results.

By initially focusing on the two key topics related to Medical Collective Bans and Taxation, new and valuable information will be shared for all concerned. We will address these at the conference with prepared speeches by informed leaders and then through moderated discussion sessions that will be documented to formulate responses and potential action items.

With many issues to be prioritized and a variety of different opinions as to which is most important, the final portion of this conference is designed to establish a set of priorities through mutual agreement of the attendees. The goal will be to then maintain responsibility for these priorities and objectives by regular updates through the communication network already established by SaveCannabis.org. Current information will then be available to anyone interested in observing or contributing to the progress of real actions taking place.

The final portion of the Conference will be to identify those individuals who are willing to accept responsibility for specific documented action items, can commit to providing regular updates to the communication network and will take the ultimate responsibility for following up on that task to completion. This event is expected to provide the opportunity that all advocates have been asking for – to give everyone a real opportunity to participate directly in the process and to take positive, results-oriented action!

PLANNED SCHEDULE

1:00               Welcome, Opening Statement & Agenda                               John Lee

1:15               Riverside Supreme Court Case                                   Lanny Swerdlow

Effecting ALL attempts to Ban Medical Cannabis Clubs

1:45               Moderated Follow-up Discussion

2:15               Legal Taxation Update                                     Special Guest Attorney

Professional input and status of current legal tax environment

2:45               Taxation Presentation                                                         Dave Hodges

City of San Jose Tax and BOE communication and response

3:15               Moderated Follow-up Discussion

3:45               Break

4:15               Spring Conference Planning                                                     John Lee

4:30               Moderated Summary Discussion                                                        All

5:00               Conclusion & Adjournment

A variety of independent evening activities will be suggested but everyone will be free to make their own plans after the conference to socialize with old and new friends!

WHY YOU WANT TO ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE:

All accomplished leaders realize that any proven path to success is built on ACTION. The SaveCannabis.org Education and Planning Conference is designed to provide guidance and support for the development of a common set of goals and objectives documented from conference attendees and supporters. We will work to identify “Action Items” with designated “Project Leaders” who will be responsible for coordinating, directing, documenting and reporting all activities. They will then report to an established communication network committed to providing regularly updated status to all. Several key steps have been identified to achieve positive results:

  • Solicit input of ideas from advocates from all points of view and demographics
  • Establish a core set of common goals and objectives
  • Identify key and achievable “Action Items”
  • Assign responsibility for Managing each “Action Item”
  • Establish and maintain a regularly updated communication network and forum

JOIN US TO TAKE ACTION AND ACHIEVE RESULTS!

ATTENTION ATTENDEES – RSVP:
Due to potential space limitations, please confirm your attendance by October 12th via email to Action@SaveCannabis.org. Enter Oct 19” in the subject line of your email. In order to guarantee your seat at the event, it is necessary for you to then provide each name of the attendees as they will want it to appear on the attendee list. Last minute walk-up attendance will be allowed based on availability.

There is no charge for this event and the UFCW Local 5 location has appropriate disability access. No outside photography or video taping is allowed but there will be a professional video and audio recording made of the conference to be made available to all attendees. As there will be a large amount of information presented over a short period of time, only light refreshments will be served. Each attendee will be responsible for their own meals and lodging.

Please forward any questions to Action@SaveCannabis.org

Why I say "WEED"

Some people have wondered why I chose to begin using the word WEED so prominently, instead of the more “correct” terms cannabis or marijuana. That is easy….because WEED is cool.

Cannabis can be called many things, but most popularly it is called weed. By a long shot, the culture and society we live in has chosen the term “weed” to describe the cannabis plant in the context of it being used for enjoyable and adult uses, and even in the context of medical marijuana. WEED is a disarming term that is commonplace in our marketplace of ideas.

Nobody says, “My brother ingests cannabis.” Even a person far away from the cannabis culture knows that their brother “smokes weed.” That is the most common phrase for cannabis consumption in our society, and our community does a disservice to itself by not embracing this term more. We choose to try to confuse the issue, and in the same breath we seem like we are hiding something, when we choose to get all technical on people with the term cannabis. Are there places where that term is appropriate? You bet. Is a casual conversation discussing the failures of our nation’s policies on weed the place for that strict clinical term? In my opinion it is not.

I used to be on the “only say cannabis” bandwagon. I have lobbied many public officials over time and have had many conversations where the term cannabis was entirely appropriate. But I have also had that conversation with the neighbor down the street where I began rattling off the term cannabis over and over and have actually had the person stop me and say, “we are talking about weed, right?”

That is the issue. When we try to take this seemingly higher road position we often fail to reach our target audience. MOST of our society is not familiar with the term cannabis as a commonplace term for marijuana. Both the terms cannabis and marijuana are not simple and easy to digest words. They carry certain connotations in different circles, and can either come off as too aloof in their presentation, or often can bring reactions more accustomed to a rehab counselor than a person having a simple discussion about weed.

I say weed because I think people understand that more clearly. I do not think weed is a derogatory term by any means. I think it is an endearing term that embraces the real battle this plant has endured. Check out this definition for the term “weed:”

(noun) Any undesirable or troublesome plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted

A troubled plant that grows profusely where it is not wanted. That sounds exactly like cannabis to me.

I think the term WEED is a great term. But my real decision to outright embrace the term came after a discussion amongst my peers. The debate went something like this…

I do not call up a friend and ask him if he is “consuming cannabis.” When I speak to people I like about marijuana, I use the term weed. Why? Because it is a short, lively, and to the point way of getting them to know what I am talking about. “Hey, I am about to smoke some weed. you want to get in on this?” That is a real life conversation. That does not seem rehearsed or that it is a manufactured term aimed at masking the guilt of the slang term “weed” in fear of seeming like we are having too much fun. Well, I am having fun; and I am not going to let a bunch of possible haters looking down their nose at me because I use the term weed change that, or how I communicate with those in my community.

Here is a newsflash for you…any person who thinks you are a lesser person because you said the term “weed” instead of “cannabis” likely hates them both anyways and could give a shit what you call it in all reality. Weed has real enemies out there, but we are not going to reach them because we all pretend to straighten up and fly right in our lingo.

In the meantime, we risk sounding too stuffy or inpersonal in our approach when we use these out of place formal terms in everyday conversations with our friends, family, and neighbors. It just does not sound right in its delivery. It seems like a manufactured term in an everyday conversation and I think that can put people on the defensive. When you are just having a simple conversation about why smoking weed is not a big deal, and how taking people to jail for weed is ridiculous, chances are you want people to digest that message clearly and frankly. You want to hammer that point home as easily and openly as possible. If our society has embraced the term weed for describing casual cannabis use, then we should use the term that is most common to make our argument against weed prohibition. It does us no good to confuse the situation by speaking in unclear terms.

I also like the word weed. I think weed is a good word that is fun to say. WEED, WEED, WEED, WEEED, WEED…….I smoke weed. It makes me feel better and makes my world a better place. Ya’ dig? You can call it whatever you want…that is your prerogative. But do not be surprised if I call you on it if you ask me if I want to “smoke a cannabis cigarette with you.” I might even call you a narc. LOL.

I am with Snoop and Wiz on this one…..”SO WHAT? WE SMOKE WEED….”

 

Stay Classy

As a weed activist, it is easy to let the world get the better of you. You are fighting an uphill battle that makes little sense to any rational thinking person. Here is a safe, enjoyable, and helpful plant that makes people laugh and enjoy their world more, and we take people to jail for it. While at the same time we allow people to buy gallons of dangerous booze at any local convenience mart. It is enough to drive you nuts.

Often in dealing with people concerning this issue you will find intolerant, uneducated, and sometimes just terrible people who have drank the kool-aid on cannabis prohibition. They are sure weed is evil and that it can kill you. They likely have an ex-husband or brother/sister who had drug problems that affected their lives and they have a hard time holding people they care about responsible for their actions, so it is just easier for them to blame weed. Of course…weed did it. Why didn’t I think of that?

The point is that you are dealing with a lof of irrational thinking that is masked as legitimate debate and argument. It just is not any more. The argument against cannabis is far more flimsy and unrealistic than the one for, which is why people are coming around in record numbers to the idea of legalizing weed for adults.

But no matter how off the rails a person is on the crazy train of cannabis prohibition, it is important to STAY CLASSY. Do not stoop into their level of evil or ignorance. You are better than that. You have truth and justice on your side. Some people you may never reach, but do not let them knock you off your game.

If all of us weed activists continue to tear down the walls of prohibition daily by having rational and meaningful conversations with those in our community about ending prohibition we CAN move this mountain. But we must stay classy and keep our heads clear in order to achieve this success. We cannot continue to humor those who lie and distort to make the case for prohibition.

Knowledge is the key to making the case for ending cannabis prohibition in any conversation. Know your stuff and change the hearts and minds of your neighbors with the facts, and make them forget their fear. Be the bigger activist and because you are on the right side of history the road will rise to meet you on your journey…

Phone Bank for Weed Freedom! Do your part to make history….

Here is a great way you can be part of the solution, no matter where you live. Help call voters inb Colorado to pass Amendment 64. Your voice, as a weed activist, can go a long way to assuring people that they are supported in their vote to legalize weed for adults to use. They need to hear from other rational human beings why it is time to end the disastrous policies of prohibition and vote for a more sensible solution. 

Below is a letter from the Amendment 64 campaign manager that tells about the volunteer effort. If you have the time and energy, and if you love weed and want to see it returned to being a safe, enjoyable and helpful resource for adults to have access to then do your part to make this happen.

 

 

Dear Weed Activist,

You can help legalize marijuana in Colorado no matter where you live, from the comfort of your own computer.

Just Say Now and the Amendment 64 campaign need your help contacting voters in Colorado to support marijuana legalization on Election Day. We’re organizing activists to call voters on weeknights and weekend afternoons over the next 2 weeks.

Can you sign up to call voters in Colorado sometime over the next two weeks? We’ll send you an email reminder 30 minutes before you’re supposed to start calling.

RSVP to make calls this week Oct. 2-7
RSVP to make calls next week Oct. 9-14

–OR–

Start making calls right now!

Sorry, I can’t make calls – but I can chip in $5+ to help get out the vote.

Note that all call times are Mountain Time. Just Say Now will have staff on-hand and available during these times in case you run into any trouble or have questions.

Calling voters could not be any easier with our online phone banking tool: just login using Facebook, Twitter or your e-mail address and begin calling voters right away.

Even if you don’t live in Colorado, calling voters in support of Amendment 64 is a great way to get involved in reforming our nation’s marijuana laws. The more people we have calling voters, the better chance we have of success on Election Day.

Thank you in advance for your support.

In solidarity,

Brian Sonenstein
Campaign Director,
Just Say Now