Operation Cannabis 420 Phase 2 Press Release

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Greetings from Anonymous and Team Vendetta,

As many are aware, Operation Cannabis 420 is a grass roots effort to bring all who use cannabis together for the purpose of legalization. Our efforts have been largely successful in terms of raising awareness and getting the word out. Our video and press releases for Operation Cannabis 420 – Phase 1 have reached countless numbers of people thanks to the internet and the pro-cannabis media. The support we have garnered for this operation is better than we could have dreamed.

Now, we would like to welcome you all to Operation Cannabis 420 – Phase 2! In this phase of the operation we will be focusing on two objectives: 1) Organizing several worldwide marches for cannabis legalization, the first of which is scheduled for October 1st (some of you may live in countries where the 1st falls on a Monday and might need to march a day sooner) and 2) Bringing to the forefront the “narco-warriors” (as they have come to be known). These are primarily the police unions, the private prison contractors, big pharmaceutical companies, the alcohol and tobacco industries, the corporate lobbyists for these organizations and the politicians who accept payoffs to legislate in their favor. These are the people who have a financial stake in keeping cannabis illegal, and are willing to spread lies, incarcerate cannabis users and ruin people’s lives. No more. We are calling them out and will not rest day or night until they end their unjust war on cannabis users.

This is a wake up call. Every single person who uses cannabis and every single person who supports our right to do so must take a stand now. We have too many people languishing in jail for marijuana “offenses”. We have too many people who are still ignorant to the facts of this miracle drug. It has been shown that THC can actually kill brain cancer cells, and also slow the rate of regeneration. It’s been proven that cannabis is extremely beneficial to cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy. These are just some of the benefits we are being denied because of the sleazy activity of a greedy minority.

Join us as we venture to put a stop to this once and for all. Organize an October 1st march for cannabis in your city/town. Talk to everyone. Make people aware. This fight could be won by simple math alone. We have far greater numbers. It’s time to put them to use.

Sincerely’
Team Vendetta

Jason Steele, Enon E Muz, Portugese Manofwar, Bobby Nino, You’May Call’Me Vee, Luke Windwalker, Young Guns, Milina Wolfrider

The Raw Story interviews #OpCannabis

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‘Anonymous’ hacker: Legalize marijuana for the cure

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, April 20, 2012 8:00 EDT

Heroes to some and villians to others, the “Anonymous” movement has come to symbolize much more than just a group of rogue hackers. But far from breaking into computer networks run by rogue governments or multinational corporations, as they’ve come to be known for, the online hacktivists now have their sights set on a different human rights issue entirely: marijuana prohibition.

Members of the hacking collective, who were at the epicenter of planning and promoting “Occupy Wall Street” last year, announced earlier this month that April 20, 2012 would mark the beginning of an official “Anonymous” push-back against America’s drug laws.

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Open Letter from the Marijuana Community to Anonymous

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Posted by Johnny Green at 12:36 PM on April 14, 2012

The Marijuana Community Is Very Happy To See ‘Operation Cannabis’

On April 8th Ninjasmoker and I were sitting at my pad smoking and blogging like usual. Ninjasmoker was on Twitter and saw that the great Steve Elliot had posted a new article about ‘OpCannabis’. We both went to Toke of the Town to check it out. It was funny, because we both finished reading the article at the same time and looked up at each other like we had seen a ghost. Team Vendetta, which is made up of members of the hardworking group Anonymous, announced the launch of phase one of ‘OpCannabis’ or ‘Operation Cannabis’ (I have heard it referred to as both, I apologize in advance if that’s not correct). The event is also in conjunction with Occupy.

Ninjasmoker and I were both delighted to see such an announcement, because we have always been fans of Anonymous. The only people that need to fear Anonymous are those that have something to hide. I don’t have anything to hide except where I keep my stash, so I have always supported their work! And if they really wanted to know where my stash was, I would probably tell them because again, I’m a huge fan.

I wanted to write this article to express to Team Vendetta that the ENTIRE marijuana community is behind what you are doing, and we are all very eager to help. Since the announcement on April 8th on Toke of the Town, and the follow up announcement that I posted April 10th, everyone I talk to from the mj community asks about Anonymous and points out how significant their operation is. If anyone doesn’t believe me, note that the Toke article had over 9k Facebook shares, and countless others on other sites.

We will wait to hear from you guys again, and know that The Weed Blog will always post press releases about Team Vendetta’s OpCannabis pursuits. Below is the latest info that I received, which is a radio interview from Blog Talk Radio with Team Vendetta talking about Operation Cannabis. Follow Operation Cannabis:

@AnonOpCannabis
OpCannabis.wordpress.com
#Occupy420
#April20
#OpCannabis

CBC Poll: Should Marijuana/Cannabis be legalized in Canada?

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From TFA:

Should marijuana be legalized in Canada?

April 13, 2012 12:28 PM | By Community Team

A number of leaders from Latin America have been calling for laws around drugs such as marijuana to be relaxed in Canada and the U.S.

The leaders argue that legalizing or decriminalizing these drugs will undercut drug cartels’ profit margins and control the trade better.

The topic of drug trafficking is expected to dominate the Summit of the Americas, which starts Saturday.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said the drug violence in his country – where more than 15,000 people were killed in drug-related violence in 2010 alone – affects everyone in the hemisphere. He urged other leaders to come up with alternatives to attack the problem.

The bulk of the marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin consumed in the U.S. comes from or via Mexico.

Both Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama, who are expected to attend the high-profile meeting in Colombia, have so far signalled they are opposed to legalizing marijuana in their countries.