NORML SHOW LIVE Saturday night: Reefer Madness Special!

  • by Russ Belville, NORML Outreach Coordinator October 16, 2009

    This Saturday night at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific), “Radical” Russ takes on all the top lies told by prohibitionists for a two-hour “Reefer Madness” special on NORML SHOW LIVE! From the idea that today’s pot “is not your father’s Woodstock Weed” to claims of schizophrenia, psychosis, cancer, lung disease, birth defects, and even “man boobs” being caused by marijuana use, to the latest scare that taxes from legalized marijuana would not cover the public health costs of marijuana, “Radical” Russ breaks them all down and gives you the simple replies you need to easily win the debate. We’re taking your calls all show long at 347-994-1810; ask us your reefer madness questions and we’ll give you the science that debunks it.

    You can listen to the show LIVE Saturday at 9pm using the player on the right, which will also give you access to our archived shows from Madison Harvest Fest and NORML CON in San Francisco, or just by visiting http://live.norml.org.  You can also subscribe to the archived shows as a podcast through iTunes.

    Next week on NORML SHOW LIVE we’ll bring you exclusive live access to the Cypress Hill Smokeout in San Bernadino, California, featuring Cypress Hill, the DefTones, SlipKnot, Kottonmouth Kings, and the first ever reunion of the band Sublime with their new lead singer.  Steve Bloom and I will be on hand, as well as Ed Rosenthal, Adrienne Curry, Ngaio Bealum, Tommy Chong, Alison Margolin, and many others, plus surprise guests I’m not allowed to mention.

    Please check out the show every Saturday night and mark as us a favorite on BlogTalkRadio.

    21 responses to “NORML SHOW LIVE Saturday night: Reefer Madness Special!”

    1. aqng53 says:

      This show eats time and preaches to the choir. I’m guessing since the obvious target demo is already pro-reform, it’s an effort at education of our own ranks rather then outreach. Why then is it not telling me anything new? Needs to be tightened up significantly in the way of time and content.

      [Russ responds: The problem with the choir is they hum real good, but most don’t know the words. What new things would you like to be told? Feel free to email me at stash@norml.org]

    2. General-Jake says:

      Stompedonmyrights: I hope we all have the stones to do whats right. Sadly ive lived awile and seen alota shit and the people of this country wouldnt know freedom and patriotism if it bit em in the ass. Even our greatest generation appreciated freedom far more than us and they are all old pot hating people. If we had the motivation to mimic the ways of the civil and womens rights movements all would be well. But few can detach themselves from the internet and their precious 30 rock long enough to form and back up a coherent free thought.

    3. jj says:


    4. Stompedonmyrights says:

      General-Jake when your right, your right. The greatest generation of American were lied too. They hate us because they were taught to do so. If they understood the lies they were told they would be at the front lines for the fight for liberty as they have in the past.
      I am glad NORML is continuing the fight but I understand our liberty lies or dies with us, the people and not with NORML or government.
      We are working in the same direction (Writ) as Mass. We are looking at the Kansas Supreme Court Case Law to find the moment the Court ruled against the welfare of the people. We plan to use those case(s) in the Writ along with evidence of this Constructive Fraud. In the mean time we must continue to talk about Jury Nullification and the power the jury has to throwout the law. We have to explain that the Jury is the last line of defense against an unjust wayward government. Their laws if vioded out by a jury can not harm us. The jury of our peers must learn that they have the power not the Judge, not our wayward government employees. It is time to fire some of these folks for their unlawful behavior towards our secured constitutional rights.
      They Government must learn that we, the people, are doing the best we can to protect them from great harm that they themselves have created by this unlawful behavior. We have their best interest in mind even though they have never had ours. If the government destorys the foundation of the constitution, O! I hate to think what that will cost this Nation in blood and citizens.
      Will there be more Rudy Ridge murders, Waco slaughters, and OK City bombing? why? This is the wrong way to go, it not a street we as people should go down. I say Jury Nullification education may just keep America from being in a blood bath. When you think that American Citizens are armed to the teeth and with the gang attitude of our law enforcement our future just don’t look that pretty.
      Our wayward Government can avoid all this bullshit just by doing the right thing, respect the people of America and the will of those people will bring justice back to America.

    5. Stompedonmyrights says:

      I don’t support violence by either side of this issue. But I know history has a bad habit of repeating itself. Something about the “Uneducatable Man” that makes history repeat over and over. Sorry!

    6. General-Jake says:

      YES! Stompedonmyrights your dead on a country by the people eh? I hate our government but LOVE this country. Its our duty as free loving citizens to make sure our government doesnt go outta control. And just as you speak writs and jury nullification is a solid way to do just that. I just wish we had a million guys who feel as strongly as you do and not the multitude of posers who yell ‘LEGALIZATION’…. from their computer chair.

    7. Texan says:

      Marijuana kills!!! O wait, thats every other drug, my bad.

      General Jake is right, Yelling “legalization” from your computer chair when your probably too stoned to move isnt going to change anything. Lets March on Washington with blunts-a-blazin!!! The million man (or woman) blunt walk. It should begin at a 7-11 end at a sandwich shop…

    8. Texan says:

      The only problem is that in todays world, people are not exactly eager to publically support an illegal drug that could get them fired for using it. With a slow economy and job shortages no one is eager to get canned. And reguardless of whether it changes the law or not one runs the risk of being screwed prior to the law being changed, which means that if you change it but got into trouble or fired before hand your still screwed.

      And who knows perhaps obama is laying the foundation for national legalization but as we all know the beaurocatic process takes for fucking ever…

    9. Caleb says:

      I agree, Texan. You have to be worried about who knows you smoke. Some people really believe deeply that weed is as bad as all the other hard drugs. I know a lot of college students who have no problem getting wasted but think weed is the horrible dangerous drug. Expecially older people, like potential employers. They really believe the lies, and they are going to see you as a lazy stoner. It sucks, but the truth is spreading. Not soon enough, but hopefully if a state can legalize it and show that the world doesn’t end because people can buy weed, weed will become more acceptable elswhere.

      Also, would accidents caused by substance abuse go down if weed were legal? I would like a statistic on that if it exists.

    10. Texan says:

      Your right. However you have to remember that employers were young and fun once upon a time. I’m a college student, and atleast here in Texas I would say about 70% of college students smoke, and 50% smoke daily. And people do buy weed everyday everywhere and the world hasnt fallen apart because of that. In fact I think if more of the world smoked pot alot of crimes would go down. “Hey North Korea, lets gather round this piece bubbler? I got some kim chi kush.” And you know that once America legalizes weed, every other nation will be soon to follow.

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