YAL in Action

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Tag: marijuana
  • Free Pot Brownies @ Carroll University!

     For our Membership Drive at Carroll University, our chapter handed out brownies in a pot to students. No the brownies did not actually contain cannabis, they simply we brownies that were in a big cooking pot. During the event we were promoting our event by “speaking loudly” across our campus center to get people to …

  • YAL @ Millersville hosts Senator Mike Folmer!

    In addition to our Free Speech Wall, for Constitution Week we hosted State Senator Mike Folmer, who lead a talk on the Constitution and medical marijuana. Senator Folmer represents Pennsylvania’s 48th Senate district. The event scored a story in our school’s newspaper, The Snapper: “The U.S. Constitution and the Issue of Legal Cannabis” discussion and …

  • A Sensible Drug Policy

    As the Vice President of my university’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter, I had the distinct pleasure of attending several portions of the YAL National Convention in Washington, DC. The experience was outstanding. Not only was I  able to hear speeches and discussions from some fantastic champions of liberty; I’ve was also able to meet some …

  • Sen. Paul Discussing his Opposition to Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Drugs

    Senator Paul had an interview with Don Lemon of CNN on June 8th in which he discussed how he works across the aisle to come home from Afghanistan, Stop SOPA, and work on pipeline regulation: Additionally, Paul says, federal mandatory minimums for possession of small amounts of drugs are wrong and don’t bring justice. Unfortunately, …

  • Product of Prohibition: “FAKE” Marijuana

    According to the Vacaville Reporter, a regional paper for the California Bay Area, the local air force base (Travis AFB for all of my fellow Air Force brats), has decided to ban all marijuana imitation products. The ban has been issued upon discovery that at least one retailer has begun carrying “herbal incense” that can …

  • Legalize Freedom!

    Tomorrow marks 4/20, a day celebrated by proponents, but not limited to users, for the legalization of marijuana. In fact, just because someone advocates legalization does not mean one smokes. This is a dangerous misconception that has wrongfully silenced those opposed to the government telling you what you can do with your own body. Regardless of the …

  • What does O-B-A-M-A Stand For?

    Oxymoronic forced “volunteerism“ Ben Bernanke renominated. Afghanistan War escalated. Marjiuana raids continued. Another Bush term. (Thanks to Mikayla Hall for the Picture)

  • Medical Marijuana Isn’t Enough

    In the state of Washington, marijuana thieves and medical marijuana users have clashed, sometimes deadly ways: In the past week, a man in Orting, Wash., near Tacoma, died after he reportedly was beaten while confronting people trying to steal marijuana plants from his property. On Monday, a prominent medical-marijuana activist shot an armed man who …

  • State Marijuana Laws Moving Towards Legalization

    From USA Today: Attorney General Eric Holder last fall announced that raiding medical marijuana facilities would be the lowest priority for U.S. law enforcement agents — a major shift that is spurring many states to re-examine their policies. The American Medical Association recommended in November that Congress reclassify marijuana as a drug with possible medicinal …

  • West Coast Fighting Back against Drug Prohibition

    From the Journal: A push to legalize marijuana on the West Coast is picking up steam as Washington lawmakers and pot proponents in California and Oregon propose separate measures. “We’re beyond a tipping point culturally,” said Roger Goodman, a Democrat representing Kirkland, Wash., and other Seattle suburbs in the Washington legislature who co-authored the legalization …