Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kevin Oliver Spokane WA NORML

Here is a post from a friend of mine on Facebook named Kevin Oliver.

He is a member of Washington NORML active in Eastern Washington.
Which is good because a lot of the city councilmembers in eastern WA are stuck in the stone age when it comes to marijuana and a number of other personal freedom issues.

Thank you Kevin for all you have done for cannabis activism over the years.

I remember trying to arrange signature gathering events with you during 1068 and 1149 but various things got in the way, car trouble, work schedule conflict, etc.

We disagreed on 502, I felt some of the compromises like 5 ng/ml DUID and $1,000 dollar lottery tickets for growing rights were not a good way to do legalization, but I have tried to maintain a relationship because one thing I've learned from doing grassroots activism is you have to set aside your differences because we are much more effective when we collaborate.

Anti-marijuana people work together to accomplish their evil goals, pro-cannabis folks need to work together to accomplish their good goals.

Kevin Oliver has been pushing for a change in marijuana laws for a long time and for that I am grateful.

For anyone who believes $1,000 for a lottery ticket to grow marijuana is not the right way to do legalization, check out Real Legalization and read their petition 648 which would allow every adult to grow up to 15 plants with no Tax, Fee, License, Permit, or Registry.

Link to Real Legalization Here

Thanks again

Original Safer Shirt Gregg

Safer Shirts have been around for a long time.

With the use of stencils these shirts can be made and distributed to neighbors who agree.

When groups of people all wear the shirt to high traffic events fence sitters have to at least think about the possibility that this statement is true.

One doesn't need to dig deep in the available data to find evidence indicating that marijuana is safer than alcohol. 

Don't let the anti-pot people push us around!

You are not alone!

Together we can build an army of truth-tellers who can collaborate, and accomplish great things.

Thank you Gregg for being one of the original Safer Shirt wearers!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Safer Dave at it again

Dave Wisniewski from Safer Arizona is getting the word out Everywhere, I mean everywhere.

Even the rabbits and rattlesnakes in the Arizona desert are seeing this message on their way to work at the factory.

Thank you Safer Dave for all that you are doing in Arizona! We will get it legal everywhere with the help of people like Safer Dave! :)

Thank you!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

New Map Button

SaferShirt.org now has a Map button to help people find safer shirts and people who make/wear/like safer shirts.

Please tell your friends to check out SaferShirts.org and look at the map button

There are a couple things you can do with the map button at this point. 

You can either look for businesses that have Safer Shirts available for purchase, or you can find Facebook groups filled with people from your county who like t-shirts that say "marijuana is safer than alcohol".

Tell your friends about SaferShirts.org and the Map button

Thank you. 


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Should marijuana growers register with the state?

Should marijuana growers register with the state?
Why would anyone ever propose such a thing?
In Washington state adults are allowed to brew small amounts of alcohol with no tax, fee, license, permit, or registry.
Why would marijuana be any different?
Washington voters voted yes on "legalization" what kind of "legalization" did we get?
If we have legal beer, and legal marijuana, but we can brew our own beer and we are not allowed to grow our own marijuana it seems the word "legal" has different meanings depending on the context.

What about the children?

What are we teaching children about the word "legal"?

We are confusing the hell out of them is what we are doing.

Here is a picture under which one of my friends accused one of my co-workers of supporting a medical marijuana patient registry.

I personally think a patient registry is a horrible idea.
Requiring patient/growers to register with the state is bad, I would go even further and say that requiring any adult small garden grower (patient or not) to register with the state is bad.
I'm surprised representatives in Washington state would treat marijuana any other way now that the people who put them in office voted yes on "legalization".
Legal beer, no registry for homebrew. An obvious extension of that is legal weed, no registry for homegrow.
It is not rocket science. Hopefully lawmakers in Washington can get it figured out.

Prohibition doesn't make any sense.

Legalization can make sense, if we let go of the pandering and embrace the scientific truth, that marijuana is safer than alcohol.

Look here for Real Legalization in Washington state.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Talking About Cheryl Shuman

I recently shared a photo of Cheryl Shuman with a Safer Shirt that I gave her at the 2014 Seattle Hempfest VIP Party.

Most of the comments under the picture were negative.

Many people are not happy with Cheryl Shuman.

You can see the post and the conversation under it here:

Monday, September 8, 2014

Safer Shirts Donate or Read or Share

Safer Shirts has been giving away t-shirts that say "marijuana is safer than alcohol" for free for a long time. I became a non-profit after about 2 years of giving away shirts.

In my first year as a non-profit, I spent over $7,000 making and mailing t-shirts to people around the world.

That same year I received about $1,500 in donations.

That means I gave shirts to a lot of low income cannabis activists who can not afford to make a donation.

Luckily there are a lot of people who donate all the time even though they are not getting a shirt mailed to them in exchange for their donation.

I have one person who donates $4.20 every month, and they do not receive anything in exchange for that, other than the joy of seeing pictures of people wearing safer shirts posted through my various social networking pages.

I have another person who donates $25 every month and they do not receive anything in exchange for that. They know their money is being put to good use because they can see the photographic evidence on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, etc.

I also advertise for businesses who donate to me. I've received donations from Bloggers I promote their work.
I've received donations from Safe Access points, I promote them on my various social networking presences.
I try to reciprocate as much as possible in advertising value whenever I receive donations from businesses.
Businesses can donate with cash, blank shirts, fabric paint, rolls of stencil material, etc.

Use this contact sheet if you would like to donate to Safer Shirts in exchange for advertising.

I set up safershirts.org with ads in the margins hoping to get a little more money to help cover the cost of providing free t-shirts to low-income activists around the world.

I receive about 60% of the ad revenue from Ads on safershirts.org.

The way Google Adsense works, I do not get my first paycheck until after I have earned $100 through ads.

I have only earned about $78 so far. As soon as my first check comes in I will drive to my shirt guy and get 40 shirts for $200, or $5 per shirt.


Then I will pay about $4 per shirt to mail them out to low income activists.

If you can not afford to donate at http://bit.ly/safershirtsdonate1
Please read blogs on safershirts.org

Please tell your friends to read blogs on safershirts.org

 If I get enough traffic on the site, and I have people looking at advertisements I will get paid, I will use that money to give free t-shirts to low income activists around the world.

 Thank you very much.