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Is Walmart Now Selling Marijuana?

walmart_marijuanaCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — One would think that Walmart is now selling Marijuana as “Always Low Prices” the multimillion dollar household slogan is now being used for an online marijuana store. Sam Walton’s slogan (rest his soul) might turn over in his grave if he knew what his prized slogan is being used for. Always Low Prices to this day is plastered all over the country side from semi trucks to buildings. One can easily get confused if they google “Always Low Prices” because there’s over half a million documents floating on the internet related to Walmart. But soon “Always Low Prices” will be known as the place to buy marijuana. Many will be confused when they see “Always Low Prices” because they will think it’s Walmart’s famous brand but instead they will see a medical marijuana store instead.

In 1995, Brad Morehouse purchased AlwaysLowPrices.com and Walmart trade marked the slogan Always Low Prices in 2003. According to law, Walmart has no jurisdiction over the .com but Walmart tried to sue Brad Morehouse in 2004 threatening Mr. Morehouse with certified letters and phone calls. Mr. Morehouse called out Walmart on their deception and bully tactics to the point where Walmart dropped the case. Rumor has it that Walmart changed their slogan to “Save money. Live better” due to the lack of control of the internet .com version AlwaysLowPrices.com. It seems that AlwaysLowPrices.com is very connected to Walmart’s image or Walmart would not have given Mr. Morehouse a Cease and desist letter.

What this means is AlwaysLowPrices.com (marijuana website) can legally promote their website in any form they see fit and Walmart can also use the slogan as they see fit. This is a very strange legal conflict due to the fact that the .com was purchased prior to Walmart’s trademark and yet both parties can use Always Low Prices. Any domain names such as .net .org etc. purchased after 2003 other than the .com are protected under Walmart’s copyright. So anyone who uses the domains other than the .com will be forced to abandon the name immediately or be subject to a lawsuit.

In 2010, Brad Morehouse contacted Walmart to offer them the domain name for a price but ironically the attorneys again threaten Mr. Morehouse as the attorney obviously was clueless on the prior 2004 dispute. The attorney then insulted Mr. Morehouse with an offer of $500.00 for the name.

Walmart’s stance on Marijuana is quite confusing as Walmart had Fired Cancer Patient Joseph Casias with Prescription for Medical Marijuana yet on January 2nd 2014 Mr. Morehouse hand delivered a notice to Walmart warning Walmart of the future January 17th press release “Is Walmart now selling Marijuana?” In the notice it offers to discuss the press release before it’s sent out but Walmart didn’t bother to respond.

Marijuana trafficking increasing in Colorado

Colleen Whitfield (CC)

Colleen Whitfield (CC)


According to a recent report, Colorado has been seeing a marked increase in the amount of illegal marijuana trafficking within the state, and exports to outside of it. The statistics cited do not include the time period since the legalization of marijuana for adult use. KDVR reports:

The most common destinations for the marijuana were Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Texas.

The size of the seizures also increased. From 2005 to 2008, the total average number of pounds seized was 2,220. From 2009 to 2012, it increased to 3,937.

Most of the marijuana came from Denver, Boulder and El Paso counties, the report found.

The report also found an increased number of people trying to mail marijuana through the U.S. Postal Service. In 2010, the Postal Service seized 15 packages with marijuana headed out of state. In 2012, they seized 158.

The report is compiled from voluntary reporting of marijuana seizures by law enforcement. One of the common arguments for legalization is a decrease in illegal trafficking. Since much of the illegal trafficking in Colorado is associated with exporting the drug out of the state, these statistics do not necessarily disprove the contentions of pro-legalization activists. The states where the marijuana was being sent have not legalized the drug, so they still have a viable black market for it.

In Deep with Michelle Ray – Bring Your Own Munchies!

When: Thursday, Janurary 31st, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific

Where: In Deep with Michelle Ray on Blog Talk Radio

What: Join Social Media Director of ConservativeDailyNews.com, Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) as she discusses the issues that impact America.

Tonight:Join me and Tom LaDuke of From The Right Radio as we talk about the impact of legalized marijuana and industrial hemp. Bring your own munchies.

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A Win For Medical Marijuana in California

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif., Aug. 30, 2011 — After a lengthy court battle, the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two ruled against the city of Lake Elsinore in its efforts to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries within its boundaries.

In December of 2009, the City Council members of Lake Elsinore voted to ban medical marijuana operations in the city, which included the collective called R Side Medical among other names, owned by Luis “Carlos” Stahl and his son Eric. Because the state law conflicts with the federal law on the legality of marijuana, the constitutionality of such bans are being challenged across California. Many lawyers, such as the Stahls’ attorney, Christopher M. Glew of the Law Offices of Glew & Kim, contend that the ban presents a serious legal quandary that may eventually reach the Supreme Court.

The Stahls’ collective operated under a city-issued business license in Lake Elsinore, and Carlos Stahl insists that his license did not prohibit him from distributing marijuana to its members. In March, after a four-month investigation, the city formally disagreed, serving search warrants and arresting three people, including Carlos Stahl’s wife, Carol Stahl.

“The Stahls had been a victim of police harassment for months, which showed blatant bias against the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes,” explains Glew. “We are happy that the Court of Appeal saw the legality of our case and ruled in favor of our client, the Stahls. This is a victory for not just the Stahls, but for the people who depend on these dispensaries for relief from illnesses.”

The Stahls will waste no time in reopening their business at its most recent location on Casino Drive, yet will be required to strictly follow all city codes, according to Lake Elsinore Code Enforcement Manager Robin Chipman.

Libertarian Steve Collett Launches TV Ad Campaign in CA’s 36th Congressional District Election

VENICE, Calif., May 16, 2011 — Libertarian congressional candidate Steve Collett has been airing a series of TV commercials for the Tuesday, May 17 election. Collett says he offers “win/win solutions where we actually get more by spending less.”

In the first ad Steve says, “We have 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners and we spend 43% of total world defense dollars. It’s tough to spread democracy and freedom with a gun.” The ads are running on CNN, MSNBC, The History Channel, Bravo and The Animal Planet.

In the second ad Steve is pictured with his two Great Pyrenees dogs and says, “Our war on drugs is the most costly and failed policy in U.S. history. By treating drugs as a medical rather than criminal issue, we can stop the killings in Mexico without firing a single shot.” He continues, “I believe in the right of each person to choose who they can marry and what they can do with their own body. We need to revoke the Patriot Act.”

Steve is running in an election which includes several prominent Democrats in a usually Democratic district, including teacher Marcy Winograd, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn and newcomer Dan Adler. Collett is spreading a civil libertarian message which advocates marijuana decriminalization for adults, which he says discriminates against minorities and the less affluent who are disproportionately victimized by arrests, prosecution and imprisonment. Collett says, “I can out-Democrat the Democrats on civil rights. At the same time, I’m a fiscal conservative.”

Collett adds, “We are pouring our tax dollars down the drain on a military and prison industrial complex that knows no boundaries. We spend $700 billion a year on defense, which is more than the next eleven largest defense budgets put together. Republican proposals to slash Medicare and add another $100 billion to defense are a disgrace.” Prominent Republicans in the race include Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin, Hermosa Beach City Councilman Kit Bobko and social conservative Craig Huey.

Collett, 56, is a Certified Public Accountant who owns his own firm in Venice and has lived in Hermosa Beach for 24 years. He projects spending approximately $50,000 on his campaign and is the only non-major party candidate who has raised enough money to require a Federal Election Commission finance report.

“We need to stop subsidizing big oil companies and others who are making record profits while paying no taxes. We need to stop cuts to education to pay for wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and the war on drugs. We need to stop forcing the middle class to pay for intrusive government activities. We need to stop trying to pay for the mess on the backs of the sick, the elderly, the children and the poor.”

Collett says his “win/win solutions can save tens of thousands of lives, reduce income taxes for a hundred million U.S. taxpayers and make a billion lives a little bit better.”

Mr. Collett is running for U.S. Congress in California’s 36th District on May 17th, 2011.

If you would like more information, or to arrange an interview with Mr. Collett, please call (424) 672-0088 or email [email protected]

Contact:

Steve Collett for Congress
1728 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, Calif. 90291
phone: (310) 477-2226
email: [email protected]
cell: (909) 641-7675