25 Aug 2010

CA Prop 19: Drug Czars’ Latest Anti-Marijuana Propaganda is Easily Refuted

Gil Kerlikowske, the current director of the Office of the National Drug Control Policy, i.e. the “Drug Czar,” along with several former Drug Czars, is out with a new op-ed in the Los Angeles Times. This latest bit of professional propaganda argues against the passage of California’s Proposition 19, which

25 Aug 2010

Google to Run Just Say Now Ads Censored by Facebook

Good news from Google: the search giant has accepted our marijuana legalization ads.
You can see the censored ads and sign our petition to Facebook protesting their decision here.

The ads were removed by Facebook, which said the ads, which feature a marijuana leaf, was a violation of its policy – a decision the social networking site made after serving no fewer than 38 million impressions of the ads earlier this month. The ads will run on Google’s advertising network immediately.

25 Aug 2010

More Media Coverage of Facebook’s Ban on Just Say Now Marijuana Logo

And the controversy continues.  Today the Libertarian Party says that their Facebook ads were censored too: In a July 23 email to the LP, a Facebook rep wrote, “We do not allow ads for marijuana or political ads for the promotion of marijuana.” But Facebook subsequently approved Just Say Now’s

25 Aug 2010

Libertarian Party Protests Facebook Censorship of its Marijuana Legalization Ad

Wes Benedict is the Executive Director of the Libertarian National Committee The Libertarian Party (LP) is protesting the decision by Facebook to refuse advertisements that advocate for the legalization of marijuana. The LP had been running a highly successful Facebook ad to express its support of marijuana legalization, but Facebook

24 Aug 2010

Late Nite FDL: Get “High” (The Documentary) For Free!

Today we had a very successful day pushing back against Facebook’s efforts to shut down the conversation about marijuana legalization that we’ve been trying to open up.  (I recommend Ryan Tate’s take at Gawker if you’re just waking up or something.) And tonight, we get to enjoy a free screening

24 Aug 2010

Media Weighs In on Facebook’s Ban of Just Say Now Marijuana Logo

Gavin Dunaway, Adotas: “Listen, you dirty hippies: Facebook doesn’t wanna run your pro-legalization display ads. It ain’t down with your THC consumption or your tie-dye or your free love or your patchouli stink. It’s a family social network that only runs family-friendly advertising — like beer and liquor ads, products

24 Aug 2010

Facebook Banned Marijuana Leaf of Libertarian Party Logo, Too

The Libertarian Party contacted us this morning following the launch of our campaign to get Facebook to relent on their decision to ban the Just Say Now logo with a marijuana leaf from advertising. Libertarian Party spokesman Kyle Hartz said Facebook had also censored their logo, which likewise contained a

24 Aug 2010

Facebook Censors Marijuana – Help Us Fight Back

Facebook is censoring marijuana.

Just last week, the social networking giant abruptly changed its policies and decided to ban images of marijuana leaves from ads, claiming pictures of the plant promote “tobacco products.”

We’re fighting back against Facebook’s censorhip with a massive campaign to call out the social networking site.

22 Aug 2010

Farm Report #3: Sexing and Pulling

So this morning I went into the fields and kicked it in an anachronistic but fundamental way, sexing plants and pulling the males by hand. This is done for two reasons. Growers, indoor and out, don’t want male plants to pollinate the females; and this farmer, like many of the

22 Aug 2010

Farm Report #2: Environment

Arcata, pop 14,000 is bucolic historic little town, home to Humboldt State University and the epicenter of grower chic, replete with a French style bakery, wine shops and a creperie.  The old frontier hotel with beautiful tile floors and ornate ceiling panels is owned by the local Native American tribe,