NORML SHOW LIVE from Portland Hempstalk this Saturday

This weekend NORML SHOW LIVE comes to you direct from Kelley Point Park in Portland, Oregon, for the fifth annual Portland Hempstalk.  The live stream begins at 6pm PT / 9pm ET and continues for two hours.
You can listen to the show live three ways (and no, regular terrestrial or satellite radio is not one of those ways… yet):

  1. Point your web browser to and follow the links to Show 002. (Or use the link on the powder-blue BlogTalkRadio player you see there on the right…)
  2. Point your mobile phone’s browser to Click the link at the bottom of the page for Shows and Blogs. Click the link for Show 002.
  3. Call 347-994-1810 on your mobile phone. (“347” is a New York area code, so long distance charges, if any, would apply. Probably only an option if you’ve got unlimited minutes and free domestic long distance.)

The show will also be archived about one hour following the live broadcast. You’ll be able to hear it all week on the embedded player to the right or by subscribing to it as a podcast on iTunes. (The live show should be available at 6pm Pacific and should stay on this page until Thursday. Click the “play” button to begin.)  You can listen to last weekend’s show up until showtime.
We will be performing the show in front of a live audience at the Hemposium Stage.  We’ll be pulling in guests from the Hempstalk lineup as they become available.  Jack Herer, The Emperor of Hemp will be there and should stop by for a visit.  NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre will also be on the show.  Spoken word artist and Native American activist Jon Trudell will speak and perform.  Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie (the daughters of Willie Nelson and Arlo Guthrie, respectively) as the acoustic duo Folk Uke will be performing at Hempstalk.  Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris from the West Coast Leaf newspaper will be on hand to discuss Chris’s work as an expert witness in cannabis cultivation and Mikki’s work with the Cannabis Consumers CampaignPaul Stanford of The Hemp & Cannabis Foundation and Madeline Martinez, executive director of Oregon NORML and NORML Board memberwill speak about Oregon’s move to tax & regulate marijuana in 2010.  NORML Legal Committee attorneys Paul Loney, Lee Berger, and John Lucy IV will answer your legal questions.
We’re also taking your calls at the bottom of each hour. Dial 347-994-1810 to listen in on your phone and press 1 at any time if you’d like to speak to the host or guests. Your call will be screened and we remind you to have a question ready, keep it short and to the point, and avoid profanity (we’re not FCC regulated on the net, but if we want to take this to terrestrial radio, we need to act like it.)

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  1. Will be listening in on your second show Russ.
    Wish weed was Legal so I could enjoy the show relaxed and without physical pain.

  2. oooooo this show was brutal… but its cool… we all understand…. hell i would love to open up a chapter where i live…. there is one in northern mass but none, that i know of, in SE mass… i just dont know any norml members around here plus im unemployed at the moment so no cash flow to do anything…. kinda tough oh well… at least im in a weed friendly state….

  3. Any news on Jack Herer yet? I thought I heard on your broadcast last night he was taken away by ambulance from Portland Hempstalk? Can’t be positive because things weren’t coming through clearly but I’m hoping he’s ok!

  4. The people in , California laugh at the people in , Mass . for the way they talk with their hilarious accents and the way they dress but , the people in Mass . think they are cool .
    Well , anyways ….that’s my 2 cents worth for the day .

  5. Most current update so far about Jack Herer is that he has had a heart attack and is currently in a coma. Everyone try to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

  6. It should be announced on air that is a company that sells products designed to pass a urine drug screen and that these products DO NOT WORK and that their 200% guarantee is nothing but a marketing scam that they don’t live up to.

  7. i have a question, why the hell are we wasting our time with podcasts and such when there is a petition going on in California that needs a half a million signatures. the petition is for the voters to vote in 2010 on legalization, taxation, and regulation of marijuana. so once again, to NORML and MPP, whom of which both are NOT recognizing this, PLEASE UPDATE YOUR PAGE AND PUT THAT AS THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE…not a playboy mansion party or anything but ISSUE OF LEGALIZATION

  8. We need to keep trying to bash the stereotyping. Im getting pretty sick of hearing that all marijuana smokers are “dumb stoners”. and robo…. thats really all its worth, 2 cents. Everyone pray for Jack!

  9. I have forwarded the nearly full page article on the California Marijuana legalization initiative set for year 2010 which was posted on the front page of ” The Times Standard ” from Thursday , September 10 , 2009 . The newspaper is located in , Eureka , California to ; NORML & asked them to post it . Guess we’ll wait and see if they do .
    [Editor’s note: Referenced article found @

  10. Lets place the legislation below against the ideas of the original draft of the Declaration of Independents written by Thomas Jefferson. Let see how these legislative acts create peace, respect, and honor in the relationship of the people with their elected government. Let see how these acts of legislation promote liberty and justice which is the very essence of the founding fathers’ spiritual dream for a country without tyranny and persecution. These legislative acts are known as the Harrison Narcotics Act of the 63rd US Congress (1914), the Marihuana Tax Act of the 75th US Congress (1937), and the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of the 91st US Congress (1970). VS. “We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these ends, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government shall become destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, & to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles & organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety & happiness.”
    Does these acts of congress preserve the inherent & inalienable rights of the people? How are the inherent & inalienable rights preserved by the government for the people? Among those rights are the preservation of life, liberty itself, and the very pursuit of happiness as an equal and independent person / people. Where has this elected government respected the preservation of life? Where is our liberty today, are we free to pursuit our independent happiness as long as it does not step on the rights of others? To secure these ends, governments are in instituted among men, driving their just powers from the consent of the governed. The Governed want a change in the cannabis law not a negotiation with the hired help. It is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to the shall most likely to effect their safety and happiness. So how does the present cannabis prohibition laws effect our safety and happiness. Do we not as a people have the right to alter and or abolish laws and aspects of government that we the people no longer have any use for. As we learn and are better educated should we have to maintain the fraudulent information of the early 1900s or will we be allowed our liberty to case off that which is untrue and create a better and safer America?
    Can the American Government continue to unjustly defraud the American People of their inalienable rights to the cannabis plant even after the lies are exposed? Why? Why would the American People let this government, knowing there is no real safety issue with the use of the cannabis plant, allow 800,000 plus fellow Americans be labeled as criminals? Why will we Americans, the employer, let our government, the employees, spend billions of dollars, we don’t have to spend, on incarcerating these cannabis plant users?(average cost of prisoner $23,500) How does taking Americans who have had their inalienable rights unjustly abrogated away from them, placed in prison, or placed on probation and forced to attend drug treatment, how does this make these folks a better person? Or for that matter where is the benefit to society? If we harden a person’s heart do we get a better citizen? Will it make for a better republic?

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