Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now Party News
NUMBER 8 : JULY-SEPTEMBER 2017

Path to Legal Weed Requires Folks.

By Dan Vacek

Cannabis is not going to legalize itself.

Minnesota has taken the very first step in a long and complicated legislative process that must take place before legalization can be achieved. Fourteen Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party legislative sponsors of bills introduced at the state house would give the people of Minnesota an opportunity to vote for cannabis in 2018.

But Republicans in control refused to hold hearings for any of the bills this year.

It's clear that the people need to speak up, and getting involved by contacting lawmakers and media outlets is something everyone can do. Most important is that we support pro cannabis-rights legislators, and especially on election day.

In 2017, many cities across Minnesota will hold municipal elections. If your town is having an election, register and vote!

Hundreds of supporters gathered at the State Capitol on April 20 for the MN Cannabis Rise 4/20 Rally. Notable activists spoke alongside elected leaders in favor of legalizing cannabis for personal use.

To be taken seriously, a popular movement like cannabis rights must be able to mobilize like the National Rifle Association does. And that sort of organizing needs volunteers of all kinds. Come to a meeting, and find out what you can do to help.

Municipal elections this year are non-partisan, so Legal Marijuana Now Party is preparing for the 2018 mid-term elections. The ballot access petitioning period for candidates in Minnesota is just two weeks long over Memorial Weekend.

Election laws vary state-by-state. In Wisconsin, volunteers can begin petitioning for Legal Marijuana Now Party ballot access on January 1. Nebraska Legal Marijuana Now Party is already well on the way, holding petition signing events across the state. Read the story in the Scottsbluff Star Herald about ordinary people fighting for freedom.

Legal Marijuana Now Party marched in the May Day Parade and Festival in Minneapolis on May 7, 2017.

Legal Marijuana Now Party is Eligible for the Minnesota Political Contribution Refund Program!

 

Donate to the Legal Marijuana Now Party and get up to $50 of your money back from the state. You must be a Minnesota resident. Here's how it works: Send Legal Marijuana Now a cash, check, or Paypal donation in any amount; And we mail you a receipt and a form to send to the state; You have until April 15 to file for your refund; You will get your money back within 2-4 weeks of filing.

Krystal Gabel and Mark Elworth petitioning for a Legal Marijuana Now party in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, on May 12, 2017.

Get Involved - Join Legal Marijuana Now - Let's Make History in Minnesota 

 

Next LMN members, volunteers, friends & supporters meetings:

- Sunday, July 9 (3:00 pm) Meet in the community room at Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Avenue N, Roseville 55113

- Sunday, August 6 (3:00 pm) Meet in the great room downstairs at Hosmer Library, 347 E 36th Street, Minneapolis 55408

Upcoming Events:

- LMN Nebraska ballot access petitioning - Weekends in July-Sept. at several locations in towns across Nebraska.

- Open Streets: East Lake Street Festival - Sunday, July 23, visit the LMN booth at 2916 E Lake Street in Minneapolis.

- 2017 Minnesota State Fair - (August 24-September 4) Sign up to help: The LMN party booth is located outside the main entrance, at 1350 N Snelling Avenue, in St Paul.

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(Also, please help support our community partners at MN NORMLMinnesota Women's Cannabis CoalitionCannabis ResolutionSensible Minnesota and Minnesota Marijuana.)

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

 

SUPPORT CANNABIS RIGHTS!

 

Effective political campaigns require a lot of advertising. And that costs money. Legal Marijuana Now needs your donations, large and small. Donate now 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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