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HOW TO START A SUPER PAC TO PROMOTE MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION CANDIDATES
by MARIJUANA SUPER PACS ADVOCATE
Tuesday Jun 26th, 2012 10:03 AM
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has made it absolutely clear that Super PACs are legal, how do you start a Super PAC to promote marijuana legalization candidates?
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How do you start a Super PAC to promote marijuana legalization candidates?

(1) http://www.opensecrets.org

(2) http://www.fec.gov

The U.S. Supreme Court has made is absolutely clear: you can start
a Super PAC to promote marijuana legalization candidates.

Who would want to donate a lot of money to a Super PAC which
promotes a marijuana legalization candidate?

(a) Sports figures, and every Major Sports Club in America,
see daily news, major sports figures are arrested all the
time for marijuana, the bigger the sports team, the more the
news coverage on the marjiuana arrest of a major league
sports team member.

(b) People who want medical marijuana to be legalized
under federal law.

(c) People who want less government control of their
personal lives. People who feel the government has grown
like cancer and infringes upon our U.S. Constitutional rights
to privacy in our homes.

(d) People who are religious and believe in the Holy Bible,
Old Testament, Genesis: God Gave Us Every Seed Bearing Plant.

(e) People who are deeply outraged that private-for-profit
prisons are making so much money off of prison labor,
while they are receiving funds from tax payers to imprison
people, that with the combined profit of tax payers being
forced to pay taxes to fund private-for-profit prisons and
the profit from the prison labor, Corrections Corporation
of America IS NOW SELLING SHARES OF STOCK ON
NASDAQ.

(f) People who believe we are suffering from Unfair Trade
Restriction and Economic Treason because it is legal to
import hemp products from foreign countries and sell
them in the United State of America, including selling
them at Walmart, but it is not legal for farmers in the U.S.A.
to grow hemp. This is ECONOMIC TREASON.

(g) People who do not want their children denied any
college loans or grants simply because they had a
marijuana conviction as a teenager. Why should a person
be convicted to a lifetime of ignorance because they
can't afford to pay for a college education, which is
necessary in this complex and high tech civilization?
Denying kids any college loans and grants because
of a tiny marijuana conviction as a teenager keeps
people down, keeps people poor, and is not in
the best interests of a civilized society.

(h) People who work in the entertainment industry,
particularly in California, actors, agents, union members
are deeply affected by marijuana arrests in their community
all the time.

What is a Super PAC?
A Super PAC is a political action committee that asks for millions and
millions of dollars of donations, and even very small donations,
from Corporations and People,
and uses the money to promote a candidate of their own choice.
The Super PAC is independent from the candidate, and does not
answer to the candidate at all. The Super PAC promotes the
candidate exactly the way the Super PAC wants to, even if the
candidate does not like it. The candidate has no say
in how the Super PAC promotes the candidate.

For example, take "NJ Weedman" - Ed Forchion,
http://tlmp.org
The Legalize Marijuana Party of New Jersey,
who sometimes
appears in videos and photos as a wonderful and wild kind of a
guy, even extremely wild sometimes.
But! a Super PAC can find the most conservative photos possible
of NJ Weedman on the internet, and the most conservative edited
video clips of him, and edit them even more,
and promote him to the general public as a nice marijuana
legalization candidate that the average American family would
feel comfortable with.

A Super PAC can use a candidate to get their marijuana legalization
message across, while appearing to do what is perfectly legal -
promote a candidate of their choice.

Cris Ericson is the United States Marijuana Party
http://usmjp.com
candidate in Vermont.
If a Super PAC wanted to promote her, they could use many resources
on the internet, and edit them for their own purposes.

Remember, the Super PAC does not answer to the candidate. The
Super PAC is entirely independent of the candidate and they promote
the candidate any way they want to, so long as it is legal.

How do you find information about a candidate to help you start
a Super PAC and promote the candidate of your choice?

http://google.com
http://images.google.com
http://news.google.com
http://blogsearch.google.com

How do you find Corporations and People who might donate money
to your Super PAC?

Go to http://news.google.com and search for 'marijuana'.
Find all of the news stories of people arrested for marijuana for each
and every day of the campaign season, and call them or their attorneys
or their family members and tell them that they really need
to have a candidate in the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate who
will work to legalize marijuana.

Ed Forchion, "NJ Weedman" is running for U.S. House of Representatives
in the U.S. Congress in the State of New Jersey, and out-of-state
donations are legal.

Cris Ericson, United States Marijuana Party in Vermont,
http://usmjp.com
is running for
United States Senator in the United States Congress (there are two
legislative bodies in the U.S. Congress - House and Senate).
Out of state donations are legal to the candidate directly.

Remember, when the candidate receives donations directly, the
candidate's election committee decides how best to spend the
donations to promote the candidate.

When a Super PAC receives donations, the Super PAC decides
how to spend the donations to promote the candidate,
and the Super PAC does not work with the candidate,
it is an entirely separate legal entity.

So, the difference between a Super PAC and the candidate's
own election committee, is that the Super PAC can "use" a
candidate to promote their own political agenda, for example,
marijuana and hemp and cannabis legalization.

There are at least two marijuana legalization candidates to chose from
if you are considering creating a Super PAC:

Cris Ericson http://usmp.com
United States Marijuana Party
and
Ed Forchion http://tlmp.org
The Legalize Marijuana Party


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Link correction http://usmjp.com U.S. Marijuana Party in VermotnUSMJPTuesday Jun 26th, 2012 4:04 PM