Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now Party News
NUMBER 4  JULY-SEPTEMBER 2016

Election '16: The Year for Cannabis.

By Dan Vacek

 

Voters in Maine, Nevada and California will decide November 8 whether to legalize personal use of marijuana for adults. In Florida, voters will choose whether to allow cannabis for medical use.

Legalization initiatives could be on ballots in several other states, too. And medical marijuana initiatives are proposed in yet a few more.

Across the country, people in towns and municipalities will vote on referendums both for and against cannabis law reform.

In Minnesota and twenty-five other states, citizens cannot petition to put the law up for a vote. We petition to run candidates who are elected to introduce the referendum, before it gets onto the ballot.

May 17-31 petitioning for the Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now Party was successful. We were able to place three candidates on the ballot for November 8. Congressional candidates Sue Sindt (MN-CD4) and Dennis Schuller (MN-CD5) will challenge incumbents McCollum and Ellison. No Republican filed in State Senate District 60, so Legal Marijuana Now candidate Marty Super will face the incumbent DFL Senator in a two-way race.

(May 21, 2016) - Petitioning at Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis.

We're Growing!

Established in Minnesota in 1998, Legal Marijuana Now became an officially recognized political party just two years ago. Since then, the party has grown, running a candidate in the February Special Election and now several candidates will be running under the party banner this November.

Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now helped organize this year's 4/20 Event at the State Capitol. And the party had booths at May Day Festival in Powderhorn Park, Art-A-Whirl, SoundSet Music Festival and Twin Cities Pride. We attracted a crowd of more than 50 demonstrators at 4:20pm, in front of the Governor's Mansion in Saint Paul, for Grand Old Day.

And Legal Marijuana Now is spreading into other states. In Nebraska, petitioning is almost complete that will earn official status for the party there.

Iowa Legal Marijuana Now is petitioning to put presidential candidates onto the ballot November 8. And the party might also make the ballot in one or two other states.

Earlier this year, Legal Marijuana Now Party met the requirements for an entry in Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia.

(Apil 20, 2016) - 4:20pm, Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul.

Get Involved - Join Legal Marijuana Now - Help Make History in Minnesota 

 

Next LMN-MNCD5 volunteers meeting is Sunday, July 10 (at 3pm)

- Meet in the back room at Diamonds Coffee Shoppe, 1618 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55413

 

Next LMN-MNCD4 volunteers meeting is Sunday, July 24 (at 3pm)

- Meet in the Community Room at Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville 55113

Upcoming Events:

Weekends in July (Several locations) Iowa LMN presidential ballot access petitioning 

- July 2, 12:00-8:00pm, Grandview Park, Souix City, Iowa 51104

- July 9, 4:00-6:00pm, Walgreens, 1330 E University Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50316

July 31 (Sunday) 1:00pm, Rice Street Festival Parade, lineup 12:00 Noon at 1495 Rice St., Saint Paul 55117

- Support Legal Marijuana Now congressional candidate Sue Sindt, march with the LMN float and give away stickers to parade-goers

August 25-Sept. 5, LMN political booth at Minnesota State Fair '16

- Volunteers needed, sign up to staff the booth or come help hand out LMN party info to fairgoers.

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(Also, please help support our community partners at MN NORML, Cannabis ResolutionSensible Minnesota and Minnesota Marijuana.)

Legalize Homegrown Cannabis  -  Erase Past Marijuana Convictions  -  Ban Employment Drug Testing

 

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Effective political campaigns require a lot of advertising. And that costs money. Legal Marijuana Now needs your donations, large and small. Contact us, for instructions using Paypal or credit card, or mail cash, check or money order to: Legal Marijuana Now Party, 1835 Englewood Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104.

 

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