Marijuana Meetup: Teapot Party Invitation

The Teapot Party
We lean a little to the left

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MEDIA NOTE – The Teapot Party is launching a Meetup Everywhere community and encouraging nationwide gatherings on 12/15/10 and 1/18/11

Teapot Party announces first nationwide event

The recent arrest of music legend Willie Nelson for marijuana possession by the US Border Patrol in Texas has sparked a new national political effort called The Teapot Party.

Rather than stay quiet about the 11/26/2010 bust, Willie sent an email to Steve Bloom of CelebStoner.com: “Let’s start a new party. There is the Tea Party. How about the Teapot Party? Our motto: ‘We lean a little to the left.’ Tax it, regulate it, legalize it. And stop the border wars over drugs. Why should the drug lords make all the money? Thousands of lives will be saved.”

With Willie’s blessing, a page for Willie Nelson’s Teapot Party was created at Facebook. Tens of thousands of people have stopped by to voice their enthusiastic support for our core position: It’s time to end the war on marijuana smokers.

Over 35, 000 people joined the Facebook group in just one week. Teapot Party groups have already formed in all 50 states and some international chapters are developing.

The administrators of the Teapot Party Facebook page are now using the free and open internet platform Meetup Everywhere as their main organizing tool.

LINK  http://www.meetup.com/TeapotParty/

Two meet-up dates have been scheduled: December 15, 2010 and January 18, 2011.

The Teapot Party is in its nascent stage. We want our own candidates who support legalizing marijuana and hemp as their main issue.

It’s time for us to take back America to restore our economy and return our liberties, the most important of which is the freedom to responsibly use marijuana.

We’re looking forward to getting feedback from you, the people, the pot-smokers of America. So let’s all join together, one nation under a marijuana cloud, and get this Teapot Party started!

78 thoughts

  1. Its truly about time… everyone is freaking about the countrys debt but they’re not looking at a very obvious and fabulous option… legalize it n tax it… and as long as its good…we will buy it… money made!

  2. by joining we say we believe in honest values..not medical mj money making values..just real people who are tired of the status quo..the economy is built entirely on it being illegal jails cops polaticians, drug companys rehabs probation officers etc..so it’s almost a losing battle unless people just say “allright enoughs enough”..quit thinking ’bout what they say about you and do it..thank you willy..I respect you, I’m 1/4 cherokee and they marched my great grandparents off their land and to their graves..time to stand up and get some shit done

  3. what a cool deal…teapot heh..awesome and, a cool as hell shirt to go with it…head left! peace to you all

  4. You have my blessing Mr. Nelson.

    In this great empire, built on backs of slaves, this witness brings another sword to GOD.

  5. The names needlessly givers more attention to the Teaparty. Do we really want to hitch legalization to that wagon?

    The motto is absolutely bogus. Way to alienate a huge base of individuals who support legalization. Way to make this a partisan issue.

    WE NEED TO BE BROUGHT TOGETHER, not further torn apart. Divided we fail.

  6. It’s also not just about marijuana for recreational use. Hemp needs to be made legal for all purposes. Hemp has so many useful purposes that would help our economy as well as our environment…

  7. Signed up for a meet at a semi-local beer-pizza joint(pun intended).
    It is long past time for tokers to get united behind legalization and this is the best opportunity we have had.
    As we already know,the drug czar juggles statistics as he feels needed and I believe he under-reports the actual number of marijuana users,this may give us an idea of how powerful a voting bloc we can be.

  8. brian, yes, we do need to attach legalization to the picture. that is way it should be. it is the only way to get the cartels out of business and the only way to be able to grow hemp that can be used for some many different items, from building houses, clothing, paper products, food to name a few.

    the teapot party is a very brilliant idea and it is exactly what we need in this country to let the government and states where it is still illegal that we are tired of their screwed up logic, lies and to stop the dea and law enforcement from harassing medical marijuana clinics.

    the war on drugs and people being arrested when only smoking pot for medical reasons and for recrearion and filling our prisons with persons who are non-violent before worrying about the people and dealers of real illegal, dangerous drugs. the money that is spent is has not even made a dent and that budget goes up every year. with the national deficit being very high, taking the budget from the war would be a great relief. and legalizing mj and taxing it would most definitely help in turning it around, as will the money that is spent on the mj non-violent prisoners upkeep and will make more room for the the real criminals.

    SO,I SAY IT IS THE PERFECT TO START THE TEAPOT PARTY AND STAND UP TO THE GOVERNMENT AND LET THEM KNOW WE ARE TIRED OF ALL THE AND THAT WE AS A FREE NATION WANT OUR GOD GIVEN RIGHT TOM HAVE THE CHOICE TO SMOKE MARIJUANA.

  9. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE EXAMPLE.. IT’S ABOUT THE PRINCIPLE, A MOTTO DOES NOT MAKE US LESS UNITED.. SAYING WE DON’T WANT TO BE HITCHED TO THE TEAPARTY WAGON DIVIDES US..

    i DON’T care what we call ourselves OR WHAT OTHER PEOPLE CALL US.. it’s what we do that will matter…

    I live in spokane washington, and I’m a proud weedhead..
    fuck police brutality, fuck ignoring the morals of millions, and fuck any law that says we can’t do something we want to do..

    LAND OF THE FREE IS ONLY AS TRUE AS YOU MAKE IT…

  10. **

    Great idea to be brought down be drug abusers/seekers and sexual undertones (Have you seen some the posts on facebook?) Also easily infiltrated by the DEA. Unfortunately political organisations like NORML are the best way to go for now.

    **

  11. Finally someone gets it. Our conservative friends can also start a Smokehouse Republican party, like the Log Cabin Republicans. The drug war is non partisan because pot smokers are non partisan.

  12. Brian Says, “WE NEED TO BE BROUGHT TOGETHER, not further torn apart. Divided we fail.”

    I totally agree. Prop 19 failed because the marijuana community was divided.

    However, a celebrity like Willie Nelson has the ability to rally tens of thousands of people behind him. Willie is wise enough, I think, to also not be so blind as to not endorse other marijuana initiatives that are not “TeaPot party.”

    The cannabis legalization movement needs a leader. If Willie Nelson is serious about this new party, this could create a huge coalition of marijuana supporters.

  13. Ill never smoke weed with Willie again. Oh wait, I never have but I would like to smoke a big joint of some good sinsemilla with Willie. Willie is a true country music great and he is one hell of a great guy as far as Im concerned. How can I join the teapot party?

  14. It is about time a celebrity of Willie’s stature got all the separate pro-marijuana orgs to work together. There is power in numbers – it is time to pull together.

  15. While I do admire Willie Nelson, there is already a political party that seeks re-legalization of cannabis — the USA Green Party.

    http://www.gp.org || http://www.therealdifference.org/issues.html

    I am fairly certain that the Green Party would greet a huge influx of new supporters, donors, and “feet on the ground” for campaigning. The only problem that I see is that the Green Party is not a “single issue” political movement, like the proposed Teapot Party might be presumed to have.

    Upon reflection, the fact that the Green Party is not a “single issue” political movement might be a big plus in it’s favor. Wedge issue movements have a tendency to get swallowed up by other larger political parties, and I am about as dissatisfied with today’s Democratic Party as I am with the Republican Party.

  16. Yeah,

    Way to go polarizing yourself as left-wing Teapot party. You effectively screw yourself out of members that way. Legalization is not about Right and Left, its about RIGHT AND WRONG!!! How dense are you? Yes, I am scoffing.

    But what do I know? I am just a “Racist-TeaBagger-AntiFreedom-Right Wing-Lunatic-Conservative (who more or less a Libertarian)” posting on NORML. Catch my sarcasm?

  17. It’s time to legalize. Whether you indulge or not, way too much of our tax dollars are being wasted on this senseless prohibition.
    Let.s put the Mexican Cartels and gun runners out of business.
    Support all who are making the good fight.
    United We Stand, Freedom Must Prevail!

  18. I am so glad to hear this. Maybe we will have a better chance in 2012 after all. For a while there it was looking pretty grim. Willie Nelson light the way and lead us out of the dark.

  19. #9 Brian,
    Please tell us how anything else prior to this was working? They are getting ready to make growing your own food illegal, they are getting ready to sell the rest of the country to China and Soviet Union. Do you really think that ANY of the politicians will do what you want with Marijuana? It is a FUTURE problem to them, not an immidiate problem, thus they will never address the issue or even give a final stance on the issue. People want to know EXACTLY how a politician stands with MJ, so here ya go. The TEA POT PARTY is not the TEA PARTY. get a clue man. If you think this will divide us, your nuts.

    What needs to happen for EVERY SINGLE TEA POT PARTY gathering, IN THE STATES THAT HAVE BALLOT INITIATIVE, and get signatures. GET Willie and TOBY KIETH to do a rally in Missouri. Get signatures. Get legalization on the VOTERS BALLOT. THIS WILL GET MORE ALLIANCE THAN ANYTHING BEFORE. AS A MATTER OF FACT, this eliminates the bullshit in between politicians and pot. ESPECIALLY when the voters decide. NOT OBAMA, REID, PELOSI, PALIN, MCCAIN, ETC. WE THE PEOPLE.

    This will be the last push. If this dont work, its time to stop using our voting, and start using our sweat and blood to take this country back.

  20. JJ Great idea. A song. Probably the best way to get the truth to the most people. What the governments of the world don’t want the people to know.

  21. I like it how some people sound like those old men back in the cold war. THE END OF THE WORLD IS NEAR!!! IF ONLY WE COULD LEGALIZE TOMORROW THEN THIS ENTIRE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE OVER NIGHT!!! Cmon now. The other ones i like are the intelligent tards, the ones who respond to someones post, but only take certain words, out of context, and then use that as a foundation to lauch into their personal insights…kind of like im doing…OH,and to the people who don’t understand, things like mottos and any statement made publicly available can be perceived in different ways…and when a large group of people perceive something in a negative way, it can pretty much end any validity. SO…just so everyone understands that you probably dont know that much…so quit being all loud with the stupid shit, its annoying, go read a book, until then, youre really not helping anything.

  22. I’m glad that Willie is fed up and is finally doing something about it. I became an activist only after I got busted 2 years ago after 37 years of toking, complaining about the law and hiding from the law. Only after I got busted did I realize what a hypocrite I was for NOT being an activist all those years. I wish Willie didn’t have to get busted a bunch of times before he did something about it, but maybe this will help the rest of you jerk offs get off your asses and start fighting back – and not by preaching to the choir on this (or any other) fucking forum.

  23. I signed up for a teapotparty meeting yesterday..the meeting site said it was in sheffield pa..well i’m the only one signed up..the meeting is in 2 days..lets organize this lets get the word out and plan to have it in a few sites to start..I’m gonna be there in the snow..wishing i could spark one up and thats it..kinda screwed Willie get a hold of me and lets do this thing right..i’m laid off in 2 weeks and have 6 months to do this..i’ll need backing a list of places to go and some help..this is worth doing..the alternative is damnation from this silly ass goverment and all it’s cronies with their foots on our necks because were too stoned to get the ball rolling..let em bust me i’m clean..have a cdl, and nothing but time..please organize

  24. We are organizing a protest in DC on 4-20 called Overgrow The Government! Please visit us on Facebook, and look for our press release and website soon! We hope everyone from every side of this issue will stand with us on 4-20 for an end to this madness! Peace and love!

    [Editor’s note: FYI…Congress is not in session during the week of April 20th…so you’ll be protesting to empty buildings…]

  25. #27 John

    I caught your sarcasm, and your point. But I do think that you have missed my point entirely.

    The USA Green Party has officially adopted the re-legalization of cannabis | hemp as a plank in their party platform. Be sure to get back to me in a few decades when the pro-cannabis wing of the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party has enough influence to make that same claim.

  26. Yes!!!…Of course…LEGALIZE MARIJUANA!!!…END MARIJUANA PROHIBITION once and forever!!!…
    It’s past due time for the GREEDY GOVERNMENT TO ADMIT THEIR AVENUES OF GOVERNMENT SCOUNDRALISM AND GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION THAT THEY (THE GOVERNMENT) HAS SPAWNED IN AMERICA.
    Most people don’t even realize that the truth is that (the govermnent) wants to keep pot illegal so they can continue to reap the untold profits and put the blame on all the users(scapegoats). The government has been making scapegoats of us americans and the government is walking off with the cash and the stash.
    I could go on and on and on here.
    Wish I had a good sinsemilla doobie now! I’m certainly missing that and like millions of us who have been trampled on by the scoundralous and corrupted acts of our government and it’s ongoing greedy policys.
    LEGALIZING MARIJUANA WOULD ALSO help to CURTAIL GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION.
    ****LAST BUT NOT LEAST…I’m about 100% positive that the vote in California on Prop 19….was farsed by the government….why wasn’t a recount requested.
    I’m all for the teapot party….
    great idea…get it on facebook and twitter and all the rest and organize an initiative for internet voting so that people don’t have to leave home to vote on the subject matter…many of the younger people who would have voted yes on PROP 19, could’nt get to the polls in time due to lack of transportation.
    I SAY, “END MARIJUANA PROHIBITION…LEGALIZE MARIJUANA AND OPEN UP NEW INDUSTRIES PERTAINING TO MEDICINAL MARIJUANA AND OTHER HEMP PRODUCTS….GIVE AMERICANS JOBS IN THIS NEW INDUSTRY AND BRING A STRONG ECONOMY TO THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA…OF THE PEOPLE..BY THE PEOPLE…AND FOR THE PEOPLE.”

    Who’s sick of this old slogan..of the government, for the government and by the government? because that’s what we have and it SUCKS.

    FREE AMERICANS…LET FREEDOM RING….CAUSE RIGHT NOW IT AIN’T RINGING!
    Let me know what I can do to help.

  27. Not a smoker

    but right is right

    This is right for all the right reasons

    eliminate the criminal element NOW

    and if the gov needs money so much

    why do they keep killing

    the cash cow?

    Why give it to the criminals

    unless…

    perhaps…

    they are the criminals in politicians clothing???

    Ya think?

  28. Just a hint…Watch the movie 10,000 B.C. that just came out several months ago….THE THING IS TO TAKE OUT THE LEAD BULL …(those political parties and other factions that refuse to work for what WE THE PEOPLE WANT)…after that …the other pieces of the current day puzzle will fall out of place quickly …THEN IMMEDIATELY ….the new plan should be implemented without haste..TO RESTORE OUR FREEDOMS………….
    JUST WATCH THE MOVIE ALL THE WAY THROUGH AND IT WILL MAKE SENSE…YOU WILL see what I’m talking about…

  29. Hello from Tucson, Arizona! It is “High Time” that, WE the People legalize this wonderful plant. It’s time WE made money off of it for OUR economy, not Mexico’s! Just last night a U.S.Border Patrol agent was shot and killed by armed Mexican thugs just north of Nogales, Arizona. By legalizing, this violence would be reduced, and if they put the National Guard on the southern border maybe We the People can give the drug cartels the middle finger! I agree, let’s legalize and let’s get busy selling marijuana and hemp products to the world! We must do it now. Our economy, and our country, needs to wake up!

  30. Well I was at the Philadelphia mmeeting. Of 11 people who signed up, I was the only one who showed up. this is why prop 19 didn’t pass, because you lazy mutherfuckers won’t get off your fucking asses. FUCK YOU ALL!!!

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