Presidential Nominee – Federal Agent – and Musician to Campaign for Pot at Democratic Convention

  • by Sabrina Fendrick August 29, 2012

    Charlotte, NC: On Tuesday, September 4th at 5:30 pm, during the Democratic National Convention, North Carolina NORML will be hosting Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson, former special agent Jamie Haase, and southern rock artist Greta Gaines as they speak on behalf of the organization to raise awareness and support for ending marijuana prohibition.


    The chapter issued the following statement:

    “The North Carolina chapter of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws is excited to have such an esteemed group of individuals speak on behalf of the marijuana movement at this politically symbolic event, and especially during such a historic time in our fight for legalization.  Marijuana prohibition continues to feed a violent criminal economy and waste precious tax dollars.

    Legalization could generate approximately $10 billion annually in tax revenue and law enforcement savings.  Seventeen states, along with the District of Columbia, have already passed pro-marijuana legislation. With Colorado, Oregon and Washington all voting on legalization initiatives this November, it is more important than ever that we bring as much attention to this issue as possible.”

    Event Information:

    Date: September 4th at 5:30pm.

    Location: Speaker’s Podium (The corner of E. Stonewall Street and S. Caldwell Street in uptown Charlotte) 

    About the Speakers:

    Gary Johnson: The former Governor of New Mexico, Mr. Johnson is the current Libertarian candidate for president in the 2012 election. In the marijuana discussion, Mr. Johnson believes that by making the plant a legal, regulated product, we can restrict availability, curtail underage use, and reduce the legal costs associated with prosecuting marijuana offenders.

    Jamie Haase: As a former ICE Special Agent, Mr. Haase brings a unique perspective to the conversation of marijuana reform. Having worked as a federal agent along the Mexican border, he’s been involved in multiple narcotics investigations. In 2011, he resigned from the United States government to become an advocate for marijuana legalization. He is now a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

    Greta Gaines: Ms.Gaine’s career has crossed the entertainment industry in many forms.  She performed with Sheryl Crowe and Alanis Morissette on the Lilith Fair tour, hosted her own show on the Oxygen network, Free Ride with Greta Gaines, for three years and worked as a correspondent on ESPN2.  She has also produced four albums as a southern rock musician.  In 1992, Gaines became the first winner of the Women’s World Extreme Snowboard Championship. Currently, she serves on the National NORML Board of Directors and is actively involved with the NORML Women’s Alliance.

    43 Responses to “Presidential Nominee – Federal Agent – and Musician to Campaign for Pot at Democratic Convention”

    1. JLK says:

      Whether or not my vote will go towards the winning candidate is not the issue.

      Because when I endorse the “lesser of two evils” instead of endorsing the candidate that I fully believe in – I lose.

      Being taken for granted is no longer an option. I intend to vote my conscience. If one party or the other finds that disturbing, let them come around to support my issues for a change instead of me supporting theirs.

    2. Dave says:

      As we lead up to the election, you will hear it repeated endlessly on TV, the internet, the radio and the papers: They will be interviewing folks and they never forget to include someone that says, ‘well if if you don’t vote the democrat or the republican you’ll be wasting your vote. This is brainwashing folks, plain and simple. Every vote is recorded and maintained permanently.

      Think like a sheeple and you start acting like a sheeple and you get treated like a sheeple. My votes are too important to waste on people without skills and a vision of a better future.

      Democrats and Republicans are supposed to work together, yet any time they do we get stuck with an ever increasing tax bill; and crazy unconstitutional laws. The system is broke, so please stop feeding it your votes that it needs to live.

    3. B-rad says:

      Really Chris? Why did Obama go into his first term being pro medical marijuana, and then once elected why did his administration use your tax dollars to raid over 100 legal dispensaries in his first 3 years? You really still think Obama is pro legalization of anything? If reelected Obama will continue shutting down coal plants and deindustrializing our country while also converting us to a fascist police state while also starting more wars that he was “against” in his campaign. He will not legalize anything. And Mitt Romney will do basically the same as Obama because Democrats and Republicans, and honestly, probably Libertarians, all answer to the same boss, aka big business/central banks. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is the only candidate who not only refuses donations from corporate lobbyists, but also seeks to end the corrupt influence that comes from said corporate lobbyists. You may watch the news everyday, but be aware the news is owned by the same people who are corrupting your government and seeking to end all of our sovereignty. So believing mainstream news to deliver any sort of truth is a very very bad idea.

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