UMass CRC

UMass CRC We are the UMass Cannabis Reform Coalition. We meet every other Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Campus Center. Our meeting room changes so check back for updates!

420 quarantine music 🙏✌️💪
05/13/2020
STAY WITH ME

420 quarantine music 🙏✌️💪

this is a new track i wrote during the covid quarantine Manfreezy is on production and hook

03/12/2020

In light of public health concerns the Cannabis Reform Coalition (CRC) would like all concerned to be aware: CRC plans to continue hosting Extravaganja on April 19, 2020 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. As a precaution we will not be depositing vendor and sponsor checks until the event happens. While we are promoting that businesses and individuals take personal discretion concerning their involvement with Extravaganja, the event will still be happening regardless as of now. If any policies change within UMass, Massachusetts or Greenfield to prevent this, we will postpone the event to a date TBD.

03/12/2020
Sinsemilla Seminars

Sinsemilla Seminars

Last week the Veteran and cannabis communities suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kyle Corrao.

For many years Kyle aka Elmo has been a pillar of these communities advocating for Veteran access, clean medicine and so much more. He emphasized the importance of taking care of the community and giving back to those in need.

His legacy will be all the lives that he impacted and all the people he inspired and will continue to inspire.

Kyle was a United States Army Veteran as well as one of the best hashish makers in the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

https://youtu.be/1lXS2lKFzN0

CED Clinic
03/08/2020

CED Clinic

#throwbackthursday time!

We had a great time with the UMass CRC last week, talking about how cannabis (in all different forms) can help relieve stress. 🧘‍♀️

It was great to meet the students who are leading the charge against the negative stigma cannabis can have! Keep an eye on these bright minds... they are changing the world 🌎

UMass CRC's cover photo
02/26/2020

UMass CRC's cover photo

02/24/2020
10/28/2019

Jury Nullification

Jurors in New Orleans refused to consider a felony charge for a man holding an ounce of cannabis on Bourbon Street.

A handful of jurors did a remarkable thing in a New Orleans courtroom last week. I hope you’ll think about it the next time you’re called for jury duty.

On Tuesday, Jabar Kensey, a server at the city’s famous French Quarter restaurant Antoine’s, went on trial for possessing an ounce of cannabis on Bourbon Street.

Know also that Bourbon Street is world-renowned for its encouragement of minor vices. Tourists are exhorted to guzzle booze openly in the street. Public nudity is rewarded with cheers and trinkets.

At the same time, Louisiana is America’s most notorious incarceration state.

A few years ago District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro sent Bernard Noble, a middle-aged truck driver, to prison for 13 years for possessing two joints while riding a bicycle.

Last Tuesday, Leon Cannizzaro tried to do it again.

Jabar Kensey faced a potential sentence of 15 to 20 years in Louisiana’s notoriously brutal prison system.

So into court went Antoine’s waiter Jabar Kensey, his life on the line for holding a product that’s legal and available seven days a week in ten American states.

Jury selection began. One after another, residents of Orleans Parish appeared before a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and Judge Dennis Waldron. One after another, jurors were dismissed because they refused to consider a felony charge.

By the end of the afternoon, 20 of 25 potential jurors had been dropped. No more were available from the daily pool. Judge Waldron told Matt Sledge, a reporter for The Advocate, that a “significant” number of jurors had been dismissed by the prosecutor because they refused to consider a felony charge for cannabis. Waldron said many jurors spoke up about the injustice of Louisiana’s archaic marijuana laws.

Faced with a potential mistrial, the D.A.’s office cut a deal with Kensey. The Antoine’s waiter agreed to serve 12 weekend days in jail and a fine of $100.

Kensey’s attorney, Stavros Panagoulopoulos, told The Advocate that the jurors sent a clear message to Cannizzaro. “I think the District Attorney’s office heard [the jury’s] sentiments,” Panagoulopoulos said. “Given the current climate in our country with regards to marijuana, I think this was an appropriate solution."

10/08/2019

Troubling new FBI data shows increase in cannabis arrests

According to the annual crime statistics report produced by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program and released Monday, there were 663,367 cannabis arrests in the U.S. in 2018 — that’s one arrest every 48 seconds. This number is an upsurge from the 659,700 cannabis arrests reported in 2017 and 653,249 reported in 2016. Prior to 2016, the country had seen a decline in such arrests for nearly a decade.

The FBI data also shows that over 90 percent of these arrests were for possession alone.

Despite cannabis being decriminalized in over half of the country, a growing number of states enacting laws to legalize adult-use and medical cannabis, and the reality that two-thirds of Americans support legalization, cannabis arrests continue to rise. This new arrest data is a stark reminder that cannabis prohibition is far from over.

"So, you guys want to team up and piggyback on the goodwill of the legalization movement for some good old fashioned cro...
10/02/2019
Mexican Joker

"So, you guys want to team up and piggyback on the goodwill of the legalization movement for some good old fashioned crony capitalism?"

https://southpark.cc.com/full-episodes/s23e01-mexican-joker#

In the pilot episode of the new hit series, Tegridy Farms, Randy battles home-grown weed and comes to terms with the fact that he might be a towel. Meanwhile, Kyle goes to camp.

https://www.aclu.org/other/against-drug-prohibition
05/05/2019
Against Drug Prohibition

https://www.aclu.org/other/against-drug-prohibition

After decades of criminal prohibition and intensive law enforcement efforts to rid the country of illegal drugs, violent traffickers still endanger life in our cities, a steady stream of drug offenders still pours into our jails and prisons, and tons of cocaine, heroin and marijuana still cross our....

With Extravaganja happening in less than 2 days, we want to remind all who are attending that it will happen rain or shi...
04/19/2019

With Extravaganja happening in less than 2 days, we want to remind all who are attending that it will happen rain or shine! We encourage bringing rain jackets, umbrellas, and wearing layers! We hope you have a great 4/20 even if it includes some rain :)

The CRC folks will be on the radio tomorrow, Wednesday, discussing the anti-First Amendment restrictions imposed by Nort...
04/09/2019
WHMP 101.5 & 107.5FM / 1240 & 1400 AM | News | Information | The Arts

The CRC folks will be on the radio tomorrow, Wednesday, discussing the anti-First Amendment restrictions imposed by Northampton officials -- with Bill Newman, director of the ACLU for Western Mass.

It's on WHMP -- 9:00 AM Wed. Apr. 10 -- frequency is 1400AM for those around the Valley
Show may be re-broadcast at 6:00 PM
and made into a podcast
Also can be heard live by going to the station website, http://whmp.com and clicking on "listen live"

News | Information | The Arts

04/09/2019
Fundraiser for the MA Prison bail Fund

Fundraiser for the MA Prison bail Fund

Hello! We are raising money for the Massachusetts Bail Fund as part of a project. The MA Bail Fund specifically helps low-income people post up to $500 bail so they can continue living their lives and being in community with loved ones while resolving their case. According to the Sentencing Project, MA has the 14th highest black/white racial disparity in incarceration rates with a 7.9:1 ratio. For comparison, the overall US black/white racial disparity is 5.4:1. We also know that our LGBT friends are 3x more likely to be incarcerated (according to The Williams Institute). Helping people post bail is imperative to stop the cyclical nature of incarceration, particularly for low-income folks because not being able to post bail may result in re-incarceration for someone on parole. If you are interested in learning more about racial disparities or the disastrous effects of the bail system, like our informative page. We will be posting an important reading related to incarceration and bail every day for the next week as a part of this fundraiser. If you are able to help, please help us in donating to the MA Bail Fund via either Venmo (@Chelsie-Trombly) or Paypal (Chelsie Trombly). A simple share would also help!

Candidates' Ratings on Marijuana Policy.........(Declared & Probable).................Bernie Sanders (D) ...........A+Tu...
04/03/2019

Candidates' Ratings on Marijuana Policy
.........(Declared & Probable).................

Bernie Sanders (D) ...........A+
Tulsi Gabbard (D) .............A+
William Weld (R) ..............A+
Jill Stein (G) .....................A+
Adam Kokesh (L) .............A+
Cory Booker (D) ...............A+
John McAfee (L) ...............A+
Jay Inslee (D) ...................A+
Vermin Supreme (V) .........A+
Beto O"Rourke (D) ...........A
Adam Yang (D) ................A
Kirsten Gillibrand (D) ........A
Elizabeth Warren (D) ........A
Julian Castro (D) ..............A
Kamala Harris (D) ............A
Pete Buttigeig (D) ............B
Amy Klobuchar (D) ..........B
John Delaney (D) .............B
John Hickenlooper (D) ......B-
Donald Trump (R) ............C
Michael Bloomberg (D) ....F
Bob Corker (R) ................F
Joe Biden (D) ..................F
Howard Schultz (I) ...........?

Source: NORML, et. al.

03/29/2019

Tickets are live for our event Extravaganja! Spread the word of peace and love, send the link everywhere you can!

Learn about restorative justice and the future of conflict resolution on the UMass campus tomorrow at 6:30pm in ILC 101!
03/26/2019

Learn about restorative justice and the future of conflict resolution on the UMass campus tomorrow at 6:30pm in ILC 101!

BOTB 2019
03/07/2019

BOTB 2019

03/05/2019

Congrats to our winner of Battle of the Bands: Straight Sex!!

Thanks to everyone who came out & to the awesome bands who performed!

Straight Sex
Rhythm Inc
Alright, Thanks
Britt Koff and the Common Cold
Skylight Traveler

Tulsi Gabbard is running for the presidential nomination in the Dem Party"Gabbard has introduced legislation to take mar...
01/12/2019

Tulsi Gabbard is running for the presidential nomination in the Dem Party

"Gabbard has introduced legislation to take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list as part of her criminal justice reform efforts"

Thankful for big names like Wall Street Journal drawing attention to CBD- education of the masses is so important!If onl...
12/07/2018
Not Everybody Must Get Stoned: Pot’s Nonintoxicating Future

Thankful for big names like Wall Street Journal drawing attention to CBD- education of the masses is so important!
If only research on cannabis was legal in US!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/prepare-for-a-wave-of-cannabis-productsbeyond-cbd-1540479300?mod=fbstoned&tier_1=paid_social_acquisition&tier_2=Facebook&tier_3=FB+-+Brand+Marketing+-+FOE&tier_4=FB+-+Brand+Marketing+-+FOE+Articles&tier_5=FOE+Stoned+IG+Story&nan_pid=1864819404&ad_id=8538191

New legislation could legalize every nonintoxicating cannabinoid in marijuana plants, opening a market for sleep aids, stimulants and more. Here, the compounds with the most buzz.

12/07/2018
Canna-people! Don't miss this awesome event, come out to hear about and discuss women's role in the cannabis industry an...
11/27/2018

Canna-people! Don't miss this awesome event, come out to hear about and discuss women's role in the cannabis industry and the impact of cannabis on women!

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Photo creds to NormL: check out this interesting article: https://blog.norml.org/2017/11/14/women-who-weed/

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#cannabiscommunity #umasscrc #crcseizetheday #womenincannabis

Apparently UMass is going to start cracking down on cannabis... time to start a campaign for legal weed on campus! Who's...
11/14/2018
UMass Amherst warns students to pass on pot

Apparently UMass is going to start cracking down on cannabis... time to start a campaign for legal weed on campus! Who's with us!

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/11/umass_amherst_warns_students_to_pass_on_pot

With one of the state’s first pot shops due to open soon in Northampton, nearby UMass Amherst has launched an aggressive campaign warning students that weed won’t be tolerated on campus.Northampton police, meanwhile, are concerned the local medical marijuana shop’s foray into recreational pot ...

Helloooo canna-friends! If you are interested in helping organize events, becoming a CRC officer, or hanging out with co...
11/08/2018
Viewpoint Diversity on Campus Survey

Helloooo canna-friends!

If you are interested in helping organize events, becoming a CRC officer, or hanging out with cool people, join us for an officer meeting today at 6pm at 30 N East St in Amherst ma!

Also, check out the following opportunity to contribute to social studies of campus diversity:
Dr. Matthew Malkan, a Prof. of Physics and Astronomy at UCLA is studying the diversity on college campuses thru a web-based survey of Viewpoint Diversity on Campus.
It is very brief (12 multiple-choice questions).
**Survey respondents should be at least 18 years old, and anyone who was or is in college can participate!

The link to the survey is:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ViewpointDiversity

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Hello canna-folk,The deadline to register to vote in MA is TOMORROW by midnight :)The CRC hopes you have considered regi...
10/17/2018

Hello canna-folk,

The deadline to register to vote in MA is TOMORROW by midnight :)
The CRC hopes you have considered registering or are registered. If you still need to register in MA, you can at this link: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/
Another helpful article for UMass Students and those new to voting: https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/election

Once you have registered to vote, use your registered address to search www.wheredoivotema.com for information about where to vote and to see a sample ballot. The sample ballot is helpful to visualize and educate yourself about all the options on the ballot! You could use this cheat sheet to remember who you want to vote for:http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/ele18/ballot_questions_18/checklist.pdf

For those who have an MA address, the CRC encourages you to register locally, and vote on both the federal and state level. Your vote can really make a difference in local elections, and local elected officials have the most direct impact on our current community. The polling hours are 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. If you already know what precinct you are in, find your voting location at https://www.amherstma.gov/189/Districts-Precincts-and-Hours.

If you are from a state such as North Dakota, Michigan, Missouri or Utah, the CRC encourages you to vote via absentee ballot! Read this article about the cannaquestions on the ballot in these states: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kriskrane/2018/08/21/at-the-ballot-box-these-four-states-could-legalize-some-form-of-marijuana-in-november/#3c3476c85c95

Thank you for your impact on your community, and we hope you CRCseize the day on November 6th: Election day!
On that day (Nov 6) at 7pm there will be a Destigmatization costume party and movie screening of Fahrenheit 11/9. Check out the event on facebook or email us for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/286530121958465/

We are also hosting a Know Your Rights presentation in room 904-08 of the Campus Center at UMass Amherst on October 23 at UMass Amherst. Check out the event on facebook or email us for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571033242998463/

We challenge all our members and followers to get registered! Come visit us at our first meeting (see event for details)...
09/15/2018

We challenge all our members and followers to get registered! Come visit us at our first meeting (see event for details) or follow this link to register online!!

http://vote.dosomething.org/g/1?campaignid=1400367336&adgroupid=59211813247&source=ads&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsIzCoZO-3QIVREsNCh23cQ6uEAAYASAAEgLxBvD_BwE

Voting is so important. To encourage robust participation from the student population I am introducing the #gotvchallenge A friendly competition between student groups to see who can register and get the most students out to vote UMass Student Government Association, MASSPIRG—UMass Amherst Chapter, Center for Education Policy Advocacy (CEPA), UMass Democrats, UMass College Republicans, Umass Amherst African Student Association, UMass Latinos Unidos (LU), Isenberg Citizens First, UMass Amherst Interfraternity Council - IFC, UMass Amherst Panhellenic Council, UMass Hillel No matter what your mission-letting your voices be heard is part of it. Now that I have challenged you, please challenge 2 other groups or friends. Let's make this spread and #gotv in November.

Add your name here to be counted for your team!
https://goo.gl/forms/immZ7hERkUCf4tUl2

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Is Extravaganja happening this year?
Happy Friday !! I had a pleasure to attend and host a vendor booth at extravaganja 2019 ! Loved it 🌱✨ I would love to extend an invite to those in the Amherst/ Hampshire area to a CBD Talk taking place at the Jones Library this Sunday!! Free of charge education AMHERST FRIENDS & FAMILY‼️ This week SUNDAY at 3pm hosting a “CBD Talk” at Jones Library‼️ Many of you know may know someone incarcerated because of cannabis, or affected by the opioid epidemic. Many of you may be dealing with the following: - Cancer - Diabetes - Anxiety & Depression - Chronic Pain - Arthritis - & More... Come learn how you can enter this BILLION 🤑 dollar industry, while helping to heal people. Take 1 hour of your Sunday to come catch up, network and learn something that may change your life forever‼️
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Great job CRC. Another well run event. Keep up the good work. AAA
Be one of the first 4 people to mention this at the AAA glass booth after 4 o clock And receive a $20 credit at 4:20. Good luck.
So who is planning a new career/business? Locally owned and operated!! Come ..network...with us!
See how you do! Share!
Ethnobotanist and cannabis advocate speaking this Friday (free to public). Please share with others...
Need help or advice purchasing/setting up your small grow room now that it is legal? Looking for quick answers to your cannabis plant problems? Having problems finding proven top end genetics? (Tested Critical Kush and Blue Cheese clones available currently.) If you live in the Pioneer Valley I can help! :)
Anyone planning to attend this tomorrow?! Come find me for free gifts! BYOC -- Bring your best buds! Will have an EZ-Squeeze rosin press on site to squish your home grown nugs into rosin for you!