Illegal Knowledge

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Season Seven

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IKTV 705 - The Road Toward Legal Marijuana

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Panel: Robert Clark (Tucson SAFER), Ret. Lt. Tony Ryan (LEAP), Tom Maza (Tucson NORML), Ethan Orr (R-Tucson), Chris Lindsey (MPP)
See: SAFER Arizona, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), Tucson NORML, Arizona NORML, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Marijuana Policy Project, MPP Work in AZ, MPP Model Legislation
See News: News Article on AZ Tax Benefits of LMJ, News Article on Orr's Proposal, Drug War Costs More Than Ending World Hunger, Huff Post on the Drug War Costs
See Maps: World Law Map, US Law Map
See Petitions: Petition for AZ Marijuana Legalization, Petition for AZ Marijuana Decriminalization

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SunTran Service Changes:
Despite the lobbying efforts of the Tucson Bus Riders Union to the Tucson City Council, SunTran has approved changes to the bus service , although the fares will remain the same.  See the details here .

Please see: Meryl Divya Joseph's New Book, The Ultimate Lesson

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Michael discusses the future prospects of Marijuana legalization in Arizona with a very distinguished panel.  In 2015-2016, MPP will place a citizens' initiative on the 2016 ballot for Colorado-style full legalization.  It looks like IKTV will be setting another "first" for Access Tucson: having two simultaneous Skype guests on one show!  Both Lt. Tony Ryan and Chris Lindsey will be joining us via Skype for the show.
Running Time: 1:00:00
Air Date: Friday 19 December 2014
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“For I have sworn upon the altar of god, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. But this is all they have to fear from me”
  -- Thomas Jefferson


“"And what does it amount to?" said Satan, with his evil chuckle.  "Nothing at all.  You gain nothing; you always come out where you went in.  For a million years the race has gone on monotonously propagating itself and monotonously reperforming this dull nonsense--to what end?  No wisdom can guess!  Who gets a profit out of it?
"Nobody but a parcel of usurping little monarchs and nobilities who despise you; would feel defiled if you touched them; would shut the door in your face if you proposed to call; whom you slave for, fight for, die for, and are not ashamed of it, but proud; whose existence is a perpetual insult to you and you are afraid to resent it; who are mendicants supported by your alms, yet assume toward you the airs of benefactor toward beggar; who address you in the language of master to slave, and are answered in in the language of slave to master; who are worshiped by you with your mouth, while in your heart -- if you have one -- you despise yourselves for it.
"The first man was hypocrite and a coward, qualities which have not yet failed in his line; it is the foundation upon which all civilizations have been built.  Drink to their perpetuation!  Drink to their augmentation!  Drink to--" Then he saw by our faces how much we were hurt, and he cut his sentence short and stopped chuckling.”

  -- Samuel Langhorne Clemens, from "The Mysterious Stranger"


“I have lived perfectly well within this society; why cannot these oliogarchs and same misanthropes do as such then?  It is not because of any particular behavior for one sociological manner; rather it is solely caused by the lack of means and those resources to the great many which are foisted particularly by those which do not lack the same.  We have all faced the serpect sick and we know what it is, who it is and where it is, moreover, we all know what is better.  The question we need to ask these days is whether we are able to appreciate this and contribute.  Perhaps more pressing is that we must now, please keep track of each others' whereabouts: regardless of the presence of GITMO DELTA-4, we must assume that we all oblige to perform in our best.  While the shame of our collective nod to the perpetuation of subjugation and torture still happens, it needs to stop immediately, so this next becomes the most important.  The place in this world bears no more space for those ideologues of bigotry nor hatred.  The ancient thought that a betterment of one family or race or strain is somehow purity, that is now obviously not only quaint, but incorrect and patently obtuse and averse from reality.  The old lines are no longer to be sanely held.  We shall not now and ought not to ever more be alone.  I do not want to be this, only in, that only I am this; it is necessary this entire world needs to share that this immutable truth must be known, because, we all of everyone, we do collectively hold the highest and so care about our future, even when it is not our own.  If you will pick any one of the 3600 to stop, please pick ALL OF THEM and make EVERYONE THE CAUSE.”
  -- Michael Oatman  --  19 December 2019