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California: Legalize Marijuana … on Tuesday!

From Kevin Booth, director of How Weed Won the West:

Californians: Are you voting no on Prop 19? We’re not preaching to the choir. Don’t be willfully ignorant and vote against your best interests this Tuesday. Prop 19 does NOT interfere with Prop 215 and the current medical marijuana laws. Cannabis will never be legalized by the general public without a tax attached to it. VOTE YES ON PROP 19!

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‘How Weed Won the West’ Trailer #1

While California is going bankrupt, one business is booming. How Weed Won the West is the story of the growing Medical Marijuana industry in the greater Los Angeles area, with over 700 dispensaries doling out the buds. Following the story of Organica, a southland dispensary owned by Jeff Joseph that was raided by the DEA in August of ’09, the film shows that although much has changed with Obama in office, the War on Drugs is nowhere near over.

From Kevin Booth, the producer/director of Showtime’s American Drug War, How Weed Won the West shows how California could be an example to the rest of the country by showing how legalizing marijuana can benefit the economy.

Starring Alex Jones, Ethan Nadlemann, Craig X Rubin, Doug Stanhope, Jeff Joseph, Theresa Blaylock, Don Duncan, Bill Kroger, and more.

A Kevin Booth Film. Edited by Ryan Kaye. Coming to DVD October 15! Pre-order now at SacredCowStore.com and get special VIP access to free digital download outtakes!… Read the rest

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“How Weed Won the West” Trailer #1

While California is going bankrupt, one business is booming. “How Weed Won the West” is the story of the growing Medical Marijuana industry in the greater Los Angeles area, with over 700 dispensaries doling out the buds. Following the story of Organica, a southland dispensary owned by Jeff Joseph that was raided by the DEA in August of ’09, the film shows that although much has changed with Obama in office, the War on Drugs is nowhere near over. From Kevin Booth, the producer/director of Showtime’s “American Drug War”, “How Weed Won the West” shows how California could be an example to the rest of the country by showing how legalizing marijuana can benefit the economy.

Starring Alex Jones, Ethan Nadlemann, Craig X Rubin, Doug Stanhope, Jeff Joseph,
Theresa Blaylock, Don Duncan, Bill Kroger, and more.

A Kevin Booth Film
Edited by Ryan Kaye

Coming to DVD October 15!

Pre-order now at SacredCowStore.com

and get special VIP access to free digital download outtakes!… Read the rest

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Sleepwalker McCain: Will Lock Up Pot Smokers But Regularly Uses Powerful Sleeping Pills

Obama not only admits to having tried marijuana, he freely admits to having inhaled saying, “that was the whole point.” McCain has solemnly vowed to lock up even medicinal pot smokers but regularly uses powerful sleeping pills known to have hazardous side effects.

Patriot or hypocrite? You decide.

Enjoy this 4 minute spoof from the makers of American Drug War.

ABC News: McCain’s Ambien Use – A Security Threat?

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Modern Day Slavery: Racism and the Drug War

Slavery is defined as the act of keeping a person as a piece of property. If you ask the average American if slavery still exists in America, their answer is likely to be no. After watching this video, many will change their minds.

As the crack epidemic flooded inner cities across the country, in 1986 Reagan’s “Anti-Drug Abuse Act” makes the penalty for crack possession a hundred times harsher than that of powder cocaine. The following year new legislation is passed allowing private corporations to own and operate prisons. Twenty years later over a million non-violent drug offenders are imprisoned while corporate stocks are traded based on how many prisoners are in the cages.

A report released in 2008 by the International Center for Prison Studies at King’s College London states that the United States has the highest incarceration rate and most people behind bars per capita in the world. Over 50% of these people are imprisoned for drug crimes.… Read the rest

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Modern Day Slavery: Racism and the Drug War

Slavery is defined as the act of keeping a person as a piece of property. If you ask the average American if slavery still exists in America, their answer is likely to be no. After watching this video, many will change their minds.

As the crack epidemic flooded inner cities across the country, in 1986 Reagan’s “Anti-Drug Abuse Act” makes the penalty for crack possession a hundred times harsher than that of powder cocaine. The following year new legislation is passed allowing private corporations to own and operate prisons. Twenty years later over a million non-violent drug offenders are imprisoned while corporate stocks are traded based on how many prisoners are in the cages.

A report released in 2008 by the International Center for Prison Studies at King’s College London states that the United States has the highest incarceration rate and most people behind bars per capita in the world. Over 50% of these people are imprisoned for drug crimes.… Read the rest

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