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Arise Roots, an up and coming reggae band from L.A., will headline the No More Drug War rally in Los Angeles on Thursday, November 3.

​The international movement against the War On Drugs will convene at Levitt Pavilion in historic MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, on Thursday, November 3, for the largest-ever “No More Drug War” mass protest.

Hundreds of people will gather to acknowledge this year’s 40th anniversary of Nixon’s declaring a War On Drugs, demand health-centered alternatives, and celebrate this incredible diverse moment. The event will acknowledge the violence in Mexico, California’s mass incarceration crisis, and the nation’s overdose epidemic, among other topics.
The rally and concert will feature a host of gourmet food trucks, live reggae music by Arise Roots, spoken word artists, youth performers, and international reform leaders — most prominently Javier Sicilia, the Mexican poet who lost his son to Drug War violence and who is now leading a mass movement against the Drug War that brings tens of thousands to the streets of Mexico.

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Willie Nelson, left, un-endorsed presidential candidate Gary Johnson, right, after seeming to belatedly realize there may actually be more to a politician than whether he supports marijuana legalization. Johnson was apparently so surprised, it knocked his eyebrows clean off.

​It didn’t take country legend Willie Nelson long to change his mind after endorsing Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson last week. The country singer took it all back on Thursday.

“Yesterday, both the Teapot Party and Gary Johnson 2012 sent out press releases announcing the endorsement,” wrote Teapot Party member Steve Bloom, reports David Edwards at The Raw Story. “The media immediately jumped on it, with Politico, Fox and Raw Story leading the coverage. We were on a roll.”
But Nelson withdrew his endorsement after seeing press coverage of it.

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​A Ukiah, California woman who was allegedly paying her teenage son to harvest marijuana instead of attending school was busted Tuesday, according to police.

Dena Price, 46, was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana and possessing it for sale, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, providing marijuana to a minor and child endangerment, reports Glenda Anderson at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
Price was also cited for violating Ukiah’s city ordinance against outdoor marijuana growing, according to the Ukiah Police Department.

Photo: Julie R. Johnson/Corning Observer
Ken and Kathy Prather, operators of Tehama Herbal Collective, in Corning, Calif., had a booth and were one of the main sponsors of the World Hemp Expo in Tehama County on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From left, pictured with the Prathers are Brian Campbell and Ken West.

​Thousands of people gathered in Tehama County, California last weekend to participate in a first-of-its-kind event in the area: The World Hemp Expo.

The Expo, held just south of Red Bluff, drew about 800 people on Friday, and 2,500 on Saturday. Because entrance was free on Sunday, event organizers aren’t certain about attendance figures that day.

Ken and Kathy Prather, operators of the Tehama Herbal Collective (THC) in Corning, were major sponsors of the Expo and had a booth set up, reports Julie R. Johnson of Tri-County Newspapers.
Not just anyone could walk into the Expo and start smoking marijuana, explained Ken Prather.
“People had to check in at a designated booth, show their medical marijuana recommendation and receive a blue wrist band,” Ken said. “Then, if they wanted to smoke, they could go to any of a number of patient sections.”

Photo: Julie R. Johnson/Corning Observer
Ken and Kathy Prather, owners of medical marijuana dispensary Tehama Herbal Collective in Corning, California

​Hundreds of people are signing up as litigants in a class action lawsuit to be filed against Tehama County, California, for its recently approved medical marijuana cultivation regulations.

Many of the potential litigants, medical marijuana growers and patients, met in Red Bluff on Thursday to fill out forms naming themselves as plaintiffs in a lawsuit being backed by California NORML, reports Julie R. Johnson of Tri-County Newspapers.
Kathy Prather, co-owner of Tehama Herbal Collective (THC), a marijuana dispensary in Corning, said the lawsuit will be filed against Tehama County because of its recent ordinance regulating medical cannabis cultivation.

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John Wilson, an MS patient, at his sentencing Friday for growing medical marijuana

​A New Jersey man with multiple sclerosis was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for growing marijuana — which he said was for medicinal purposes —  in his back yard.

Wilson, 37, was growing 17 marijuana plants.

Tragically, the sentence handed down to John Wilson is the minimum prison term he could have received under New Jersey law, reports Michael Deak at
Wilson’s attorney, James Wronko, said he plans to file a motion to stay the sentence pending an appeal.