• About Russ Belville

    I am the host and producer of The Russ Belville Show - The Independent Voice of the Marijuana Nation at http://420radio.org - live from Portland, Oregon. I was the winner of The Search for the Next Great Progressive Talk Radio Star and a former host on XM Satellite Radio and Portland's AM 620 KPOJ. I was the Outreach Coordinator for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws from 2008-2012, which included lecturing all across America on marijuana legalization, writing political analysis for HIGH TIMES Magazine, and producing over 1,000 hours of video content for The NORML Network.

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    Missouri State Rep Calls Patient “Dumb”, Says “Get A Job And Get Off Dope”

    by  • April 7, 2014 • Blog, Russ Belville

    Missouri State Rep. Bill Lant - click to visit his website and email Bill.Lant@house.mo.gov to express your opinion.

    A Missouri State Representative named Bill Lant is a Republican who represents Missouri’s 159th District.  It’s a small, rural district dominated, if you can call it that, by the little town of Anderson, population 1,998. Aarden Gross is a 27-year-old constituent of Bill Lant’s, just 26 miles away in tinier unincorporated Rocky Comfort.  Aarden...

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    10 Signs Marijuana Prohibition’s “Game Over in Less Than Five Years”

    by  • April 2, 2014 • Blog, Russ Belville

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    On Monday, my Congressman, Earl Blumenauer, announced on Huffington Post Live that marijuana prohibition is “game over in less than five years.”  Rep. Blumenauer pointed out that “throughout the whole marijuana issue debate, there are numerous flat-out falsehoods. Schedule I drug? No therapeutic use? Worse than cocaine and meth? I mean, wait a minute.”...

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    Higher Potency Pot Doesn’t Predict Dependence

    by  • April 1, 2014 • Blog, Russ Belville

    Researchers in the Netherlands have concluded that the THC potency of marijuana used by consumers does not reliably predict their risk for marijuana dependence.  The amount of THC consumed, whether from low-potency or high-potency sources, also did not tend to indicate a person’s chance of marijuana dependence. Peggy van der Pol, a doctoral candidate...

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