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I Will Be On Panel at Show-Me Cannabis Conference April 13

Gary Weigert, State Rep. Paul Curtman, and I will share a panel at Show-Me Cannabis Reform Spring Conference Saturday, April 13 from 1:45 to 2:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza Downtown, 200 N. Fourth St. Our panel discusses the conservative case for marijuana law reform. I am honored by the invitation, and I’d love to see a big turnout of tea partiers for the event. Here’s the full schedule of events Read more →

Weednesday Post: Why The GOP Needs To Champion Marijuana Law Reform

**If Republicans want to put their liberty where their mouths are, they can begin by ending the war on weed. ** When I was a kid in South St. Louis in the 70s, marijuana was the weed in the field that separated traditional post-war American values from the hippies. It was an easy black-and-white issue: smoke dope, you’re un-American. It was the Boomers against the Greatest Generation, and no one questioned the pure evil of pot. Read more →

It’s Time To End War On Weed

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for conservatives to divorce themselves from superstitions they’ve embraced since the Progressive Movement of the 1920s and join the pantheon of reasonable people, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. I hold these truths to be totally friggin’ obvious, that all drugs are not created equal, that we’ve wasted billions of dollars and millions of lives pursuing a** demented “zero tolerance” temperance goal that was Never Going To Happen**, that the losses we’ve endured trying stamp out weed have cost American society more than they’ve gained, that among these losses are lives, money, and opportunity. Read more →