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Marijuana Meetup: Teapot Party Invitation

  • by Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director December 12, 2010

    The Teapot Party
    We lean a little to the left

    Meetup.com http://www.meetup.com/TeapotParty/
    Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/TeapotParty
    Twitter http://twitter.com/TheTeapotParty

    CONTACT: teapotmedia@celebstoner.com

    MEDIA NOTE – The Teapot Party is launching a Meetup Everywhere community and encouraging nationwide gatherings on 12/15/10 and 1/18/11

    Teapot Party announces first nationwide event

    The recent arrest of music legend Willie Nelson for marijuana possession by the US Border Patrol in Texas has sparked a new national political effort called The Teapot Party.

    Rather than stay quiet about the 11/26/2010 bust, Willie sent an email to Steve Bloom of CelebStoner.com: “Let’s start a new party. There is the Tea Party. How about the Teapot Party? Our motto: ‘We lean a little to the left.’ Tax it, regulate it, legalize it. And stop the border wars over drugs. Why should the drug lords make all the money? Thousands of lives will be saved.”

    With Willie’s blessing, a page for Willie Nelson’s Teapot Party was created at Facebook. Tens of thousands of people have stopped by to voice their enthusiastic support for our core position: It’s time to end the war on marijuana smokers.

    Over 35, 000 people joined the Facebook group in just one week. Teapot Party groups have already formed in all 50 states and some international chapters are developing.

    The administrators of the Teapot Party Facebook page are now using the free and open internet platform Meetup Everywhere as their main organizing tool.

    LINK  http://www.meetup.com/TeapotParty/

    Two meet-up dates have been scheduled: December 15, 2010 and January 18, 2011.

    The Teapot Party is in its nascent stage. We want our own candidates who support legalizing marijuana and hemp as their main issue.

    It’s time for us to take back America to restore our economy and return our liberties, the most important of which is the freedom to responsibly use marijuana.

    We’re looking forward to getting feedback from you, the people, the pot-smokers of America. So let’s all join together, one nation under a marijuana cloud, and get this Teapot Party started!

    78 Responses to “Marijuana Meetup: Teapot Party Invitation”

    1. aaron ethridge says:

      Hell yea bout time where do i sign up at

    2. Thea says:

      Its truly about time… everyone is freaking about the countrys debt but they’re not looking at a very obvious and fabulous option… legalize it n tax it… and as long as its good…we will buy it… money made!

    3. Jeff says:

      by joining we say we believe in honest values..not medical mj money making values..just real people who are tired of the status quo..the economy is built entirely on it being illegal jails cops polaticians, drug companys rehabs probation officers etc..so it’s almost a losing battle unless people just say “allright enoughs enough”..quit thinking ’bout what they say about you and do it..thank you willy..I respect you, I’m 1/4 cherokee and they marched my great grandparents off their land and to their graves..time to stand up and get some shit done

    4. intheshedagain says:

      what a cool deal…teapot heh..awesome and, a cool as hell shirt to go with it…head left! peace to you all

    5. intheshedagain says:

      if a shirt were offered of course…..

    6. Kyle says:

      Very good blog post.

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    8. Nic says:

      You have my blessing Mr. Nelson.

      In this great empire, built on backs of slaves, this witness brings another sword to GOD.

    9. Brian says:

      The names needlessly givers more attention to the Teaparty. Do we really want to hitch legalization to that wagon?

      The motto is absolutely bogus. Way to alienate a huge base of individuals who support legalization. Way to make this a partisan issue.

      WE NEED TO BE BROUGHT TOGETHER, not further torn apart. Divided we fail.

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