Election season is heating up, and no matter what your feelings on the issues or what politicians you support, in the end there is only one thing that can be done to change things you feel are wrong: vote.
In the realm of marijuana law reform, there are major legalization and regulation measures on the ballot in Washington state, Oregon and Colorado. Massachusetts voters will decide on medical marijuana in their state, as will voters in Arkansas and Montana. And throughout the country there are politicians who support marijuana law reform running for office and decriminalization measures in dozens of cities nationwide. There has never been a year filled with more opportunity to restore freedom to cannabis users than 2012.
Many of you may already be registered to vote, but if you are not, now is the time. There are many online resources for registering to vote:
These are just a few helpful websites. There is also the tried and true method of searching out your local Board of Elections, online, on the phone or in person. They will have all the local information you need. Search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing make this search easier than ever.
I’ll spare you the lecture about how it is your duty and responsibility to vote. But ask yourself a couple of questions: do you want things to change, or are you happy with the ways things are in this country and in your state and city? If you’re not happy with the way things are, what are you going to do about it?