Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now Party News
NUMBER 2 *SPECIAL ELECTION '16*
Vote Legal Marijuana Now on February 9, Anoka-area (District 35) Special Election: Minnesota Senate.
Roger Johnson (DFL) will challenge one of two Republicans and Legal Marijuana Now Candidate Zachary Phelps. Minnesota Secretary of State, Steve Simon, certified the campaign to appear on February 9, 2016, special election ballots in State Senate District 35 (cities of Anoka and Ramsey, plus most of Andover and part of Coon Rapids).
While DFL and GOP candidates filed for office by paying a fee, Mr. Phelps' grassroots team of volunteers gathered close to 1,000 signatures during the 1-week petitioning period for third parties.
After he's elected on February 9, Mr. Phelps will serve the remainder of the term of resigning GOP senator Branden Peterson (Andover). Senator Peterson was the marijuana legalization movement's number one ally at the Minnesota Capitol, during his term. And Mr. Phelps has pledged to make cannabis law reform his top priority, while in office.
(December 14, 2015) Saint Paul - Candidate Zach Phelps at Minnesota State Office Building.
Register to vote, or find your polling place or other voting information at mnvotes.org.
Though intractable pain will be added to Minnesota program next fall, costly marijuana has most patients opting to buy illegally.
According to a story published in Pioneer Press, a patient who is qualified to get medical cannabis oil through the Minnesota program said, "What we're talking about is an expensive designer drug that only the rich can afford right now."
Governor Dayton and the Legislature failed to represent the will of the people of Minnesota when they wrote an ineffective law.
Read the full story here.
Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now Party is Busy Getting Ready for Election 16.
By Dan Vacek, Legal Marijuana Now Party Chairman
2015 was a year of many accomplishments for the Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now Party. We started in January as a brand new political party. And we've grown over the past twelve months.
We marched in the Rice Street Festival parade. And the party had tables at several events including Lowertown Blues Festival and Shangri-la music festival. The Legal Marijuana Now booth at the Minnesota State Fair drew lots of attention.
Coming up in 2016 is the very special election in Anoka (MN Senate District 35) on February 9.
In January, the party is holding meetings to organize volunteers and plan for the elections. Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now Party's 1st Annual State Convention to elect party officers for 2016 is Sunday, January 24, at 3:00pm. I hope to se you there!
Voter-info cards, like this, are being given away by Legal Marijuana Now volunteers, at events now through Election Day.
Next members & volunteers meeting is Sunday, January 10 at 3pm
- Meet in the Gold Room at Diamonds Coffee Shoppe, 1618 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55413
Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now state convention is Sunday, January 24 at 3pm
- Location TBD, same agenda as regular meeting plus election of Legal Marijuana Now Party officers
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NUMBER 2, JANUARY-MARCH 2016
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