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History of the U.S. Marijuana Party

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Long before Loretta Nall campaigned on her cleavage, the activist’s cause was cannabis. The Alabama resident gained national attention during her 2006 gubernatorial campaign when she produced T-shirts with the caption “More of these boobs …” (with a photo of Nall in a low-cut shirt) “… And less of these boobs” (next to photos of her opponents). But the write-in candidate’s political roots date back to 2002, when a misdemeanor arrest for possession was the spark behind her forming the U.S. Marijuana Party (USMJP). The group — which demands “an end to the unconstitutional prohibition of marijuana” — has official party chapters in seven states, including Colorado, Illinois and Kentucky. While Nall left the USMJP to be a Libertarian Party governor nominee, the group continues to back candidates in local, state and national elections under the leadership of Richard Rawlings, who is currently running for Congress in Illinois.

Richard J Rawlings

Above:  Richard J. Rawlings, President USMjParty 2004-2011

In 2003 I started my quest for knowledge regarding Cannabis and Medical Cannabis.  In 2005 I met Ms. Tonya Davis and accompanied her to a few meetings and festivals in Ohio.  There I met Lynne Wilson and also Rev. Mary Thomas Spears who has become my closest friend since then. I remember asking Tonya Davis in 2005 if there was a political way to beat the beast so to speak, and asked her about “REPEAL”  but at the time most people were in to “Legalization”.

I went home, looked up the U.S. Marijuana Party as I had occasion to come upon it previously on the internet and had created an account there.  I made a phone call to Richard Rawlings.  I had posted on the then kentucky.usmjparty.com  but it had been taken down right before I contacted him and in fact that was my reason for calling, to find out what happened to Kentucky.

It so happened that this was about the same time as the inquiry into Marc Emery was being made by the U.S. DEA for shipping Cannabis seeds by mail to the U.S. (See this Link).  At the time I knew nothing about what was going on.  Richard put the Kentucky site back up and gave me Administrator status over it.  That was the beginning of my journey with the U.S. Marijuana Party.

From the beginning I was a “Repealer” and posted as such on the Kentucky site.  But it would be a number of years before the Party itself crossed over to being a true repeal group.

About 20 or more States were lost after Marc Emery was indicted.  I stayed on.  I do not think I even realized that he had been involved with the USMjParty to any extent and I do not believe he did have any involvement, at least by the time I started in Kentucky which was 2005.

Eventually in 2010 Richard offered me V.P. status which I hesitantly accepted because I never wanted to be a politician, it just was not my line of work so to speak.  However, after much thought I did accept and we continued on with the USMjParty even though there was no income to be had for doing it.  It was a passion and a way of life – not one to collect “funds” from.

In 2011 Richard started to become ill and by the later part of 2011 I was forced into making a decision I did not want to make but it was part of the job.  I called Bill Chengelis who was the Colorado Chair at the time and asked him to take Richard’s place as Head Chairman of the USMjParty.  I would remain on as the Kentucky Chair until the position could be filled by someone else – but that never happened.

By 2012 Richard was diagnosed with Stage IV Cancer and we stayed together until his death in February 2013.  He left me with all of his websites and the USMjParty.

I definitely did not want to be Head Chair so I decided that I would change my position considering what I had been left with to Organizer of USMjParty and I remained Kentucky Chair as well.
Since then I have focused around all the other people who have came in and out of the USMjParty as State Chairs and kept up the websites and other duties.  Today we have Chairs in Colorado, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Utah , Vermont and Oregon as well as other reporting Chapters in Hawaii, Florida, California, Idaho, Virginia, Washington State, Texas, and there are others as well waiting for a Reporter.  Please see this LINK for a Directory.

Today we push for REPEAL of the CSA as well as other Federal and U.N. laws which continue to dominate the Law even though Cannabis has been “legalized” in 23+ States.  Federally it is still an illegal substance under U.N. law via the UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances (1971) .  These are all grave issues which need to be addressed along with the commercialization and pharmaceutical takeover of this plant, which is in effect ONE plant…Cannabis Sativa L.

REPEAL is the only path to true freedom of this plant.  If we let legalization and CSA Schedule II take it over we have lost the war for the common person who wishes to grow their own on their own property without taxation.

We are “FIGHTING FOR THE FREEDOM FROM PROHIBITION OF YOUR FREEDOM’S!”

Sheree Krider with Gatewood Galbraith at Terrapin Farm

Above:  Sheree Krider with Gatewood Galbraith @2010

 

Sheree

Above:  Sheree Krider @2012

 

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The United States Marijuana Party

 

The History Behind the U.S. Marijuana Party (with Marc Emery)

 

USMjParty on Wikipedia

 

Archives of historical information/sites

woe to you of earth and sea i come bringing "Transparency"

Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson

10 hrs

Hateful Ignorance

woe to you of earth and sea
i come bringing "Transparency"

1 if by land
2 if by sea
this time
its 3

Information Technology

a world of deception
lost in perception
after closer inspection
its based on miss direction

It’s in front of your eyes,
but you dont see
your a walking zombie
a talking pelosi
an adolescent baby
me me me me me

tattoos football beer and money
eating GMO’s
made from milk & honey
you’re so blind
its always sunny

liberally conservative brains,
of uneducated goo’s,
sit and watch,
the TV news
from your mouth
their hatred spews…….

(THEM) you’re a liberal, right wing conservative tea bagging racist pothead with a conspiracy theory….you’re a truther!!!!

I’m a truther
and thats ok
i dislike
the other way

(THEM) thats not what I meant!!!

what kind of people
say things they dont mean
they speak in opposites
from what ive seen

propaganda pimps, and media hos
political pundits, our nightly foes
they tell a lie
and strike a pose
thats how
the story goes
the truth is out there
but you dont know
…hateful ignorance…
is what you sew

(THEM) so…so what…. I dont care!!

oh contrair
monfrair
its no wonder
i have gray hair

streets of despair
chemtrailed air
eating fukushima tuna
without a care

open borders
new world disorder
fracking and drinking
contaminated water

pipelines across babylon
for miles and beyond
remember Kuwait in 91?
When oil fires,
blocked the sun?
do ya think National Security
envisioned that one?

to those that study the theory of evolution
and scholars of the constitution
to the smartest minds of all institutions
here’s a global warming solution
STOP CORPORATE POLLUTION!!!

marijuana is an herb
nutrients for the nerves
incarceration
undeserved
they bust your face into a curb
then give a lesser sentence
to a perv

PAIN!!!!! PAIN!!!! PAIN!!!!

Pain is the Gateway to drugs,
not cannabis
but only an ignoramus
disagrees with this
a us patent
by HHS
6630507
truly exists
for those that say its a ruse
ha ha i cooked your goose
that patent
holds the truth

why do people argue
because they cant handle the truth
rationalized conjectured opinions
are seriously MOOT

paralysis and blue screens of death
vaccinating like it dont make sense
big pharma creates the pestilence
doctors inoculate with ignorance
while autism attacks the innocence
turning your head
is cognitive dissonance

oh lord
i thought id seen it all
now little kids
cant play ball
aluminum salts and thimersol,
pharmaceutical…..wind fall

Obamacare
healthcare
you know
they dont care
and when our vets come home
there aint nothing there
the end result
nothing spared
all because
you didnt care

from spreading the wealth around
this is what I have found
the government took us broke
and our futures not sound
if this goes on any longer
it will crash to the ground

Quantitative easing
its not so deceiving
they devalue the dollar
to keep on thieving

they rob peter to pay paul
bankrupt the people
to pay for it all
hey man,
that’s against the law

they bailed out the bankers
and corporations too
now put the foot on
the other shoe
do unto them
because they did you

arrest the federal reserve
they created
the market curve
time to give them
what they deserve
taking it back
is justice served

Bill Clinton repealed
the glass stegal act
now $200,000 speeches
at Goldman Sachs
while Ted Cruz’s wife
sits on their lap
now the people want
their houses back
Thats a Fact
Jack!!!

NAFTA, CAFTA, TPP
they sold our jobs overseas
its all so disastrous
dont you see?
the freedom terrorists
live in DC

lies of deception
lies of deceit
a 20 trillion dollar deficit
is OUR receit
Dont tell me Nazi history, didnt repeat.

from the NSA,
to the TSA
better do what they say
or ND AA
Indefinite Detention FE MA
now they’re trying to take
your guns away

Infringing on the 2nd
during a time of war
is aiding the enemy
under Article 104
Ladies & Gents
We are at War!!!

Sieg Heil!
Yes We Can!
harry reid
sells our land
threatening
the Bundy Clan
welcome to
Amerikhastan

they created racism umongst man
spread fear & terror across the land
whenever people get off a boat
there’s a name to be had
so much injustice we cant stand
politicians play the race card
at every hand

knowing your history
is a way to see
along with truth
comes transparency

those that dont want to disclose the truth
have something to hide
now this, i cannot deny
open the 28 pages Mr. President
and show the lie
death to America
comes from inside

Kennedy
spoke of a Secret Society
now this is nothing new to me
a court ruling
is there to see
our Government killed
Dr. King

Illuminati
New Age Nazi
Hillary Clinton’s
the Butcher of Benghazi!

what difference does it make
the history of evil you forsake
government devils tongue like a snake
we the people need to awake

stop the political chatter
I’m mad as a hatter
open your eyes
lives have been shattered
can you see
or doesn’t it matter

Jose’…..cant you see
you are not free
living in the land
of blaspheme
no right to liberty
denied by
Governmental Authority
from sea to shining sea
it’s all plain to me
uninvisible as can be
that’s why it’s called
Transparency

the revolution will not be televised
the boob toob is for the ill advised
conspiracy theorists have been justified
research the internet to realize
a hostile takeover from the inside
put me on a stand and ill testify
that everything government is a lie
i cross my heart and hope they fry

im poor white trash
do you hear what i say
im like a bad rash
that wont go away
ill be a witness
on judgement day

Game Over!
I dont play
their own rules
they don’t obey
this is our life
they cast astray
if there is justice
they will pay
i speak this,
to my dying day

im not politically correct
and i tried to show respect
but hey man, what the heck
democrats & republicans
should swing from the neck

now here’s something our politicians can do
google your bing until it yahoos a clue
I had enough of listening to you
I didnt sign the constitution
and neither did you
legally they cant tell US,
what to do
goo goo ga choo
ga
goo goo ga choo

Ipso Facto
its null and void yo

Qui Vult Decipi
Decipitaur
a k a
Caveat Emptor

for the crimes they do
the red white & blue
will be the new
Orange

they have become destructive
upon our means
Now….do you see what I mean?
Everyone for Prison in 2016

Tom Johnson

Pa. Chairman US Marijuana Party

USMJparty.com

 

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