Shalom Life | April 26, 2015

Roseanne Barr’s Presidential Bid Gets Endorsement From Pro-Marijuana Group

The comedienne-turned-politician received support from NORML (National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws).

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: February 7th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Roseanne Barr’s Presidential Bid Gets Endorsement From Pro-Marijuana Group
It is official – not only is comedienne-turned-politician Roseanne Barr’s bid for the presidency legitimate, she has received support from the largest marijuana advocacy group in the US, NORML (National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws).

On Monday, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced that Barr was among 3 Green Party candidates who will be placed on the ballot for a presidential nomination.

"NORML welcomes Roseanne’s public support for ending a failed 74-year-old cannabis prohibition,” the organization’s executive director, Allen F. St. Pierre told TMZ.

The organization “backs any candidate who will adopt a pro-cannabis law reform plank as part of their political platform," he added.

Barr has been a longtime proponent of the decriminalization of marijuana. In September, she told Conan O’Brian that she believed many of America’s issues could be solved, were the country to “legalize marijuana and hemp - Hemp is the hope of the world!”

Some notable countries in which cannabis possession for personal use has been decriminalized include, Argentina, Czech Republic, Mexico, and the Netherlands.
Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew TrendingBan Ki-Moon Eats Shakshuka On Israel Independence Day Ban Ki-Moon Eats Shakshuka On Israel Independence Day TrendingFirst Nations Actors Storm Off the Set of Adam Sandler's Western Spoof First Nations Actors Storm Off the Set of Adam Sandler's Western Spoof Trending
 

Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew

Released by Sagol 59 and Ami Yaris, "The Promised Land" features songs from the revered jam band beautifully translated into Hebrew

Read More

Ban Ki-Moon Eats Shakshuka On Israel Independence Day

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Ban Ki-Moon Eats Shakshuka On Israel Independence Day

An exploration into Israeli food, and maybe the first step towards peace, Ban Ki-Moon tries shakshuka for the first time

Read More

WATCH: Tel Aviv Zookeeper Captures Awesome Footage of Animals Drinking

April 24, 2015 | By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels
WATCH: Tel Aviv Zookeeper Captures Awesome Footage of Animals Drinking

Elad Hershkowitz captured the unique footage by placing a GoPro camera at the bottom of animals' water troughs to get a closer look at how giraffes, lions, rhinos and lemurs relieve their parched pallets

Read More

First Nations Actors Storm Off the Set of Adam Sandler's Western Spoof

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
First Nations Actors Storm Off the Set of Adam Sandler's Western Spoof

Despite concerns raised by actors on the set, and even following a walkout by cast, Netflix and Sandler stand by the 'The Ridiculous Six'

Read More

Poland Wants Mattel To Recall 'Apples To Apples' Game For Labelling Them As Nazis

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Poland Wants Mattel To Recall 'Apples To Apples' Game For Labelling Them As Nazis

A card which refers to their country as "Nazi Poland" during the second World War has been deemed offensive and demeaning to Poland

Read More

Former New York State Governor and Possible Presidential Candidate Has Longstanding Jewish Ties

April 24, 2015 | By Jacob Kamaras, JNS.org
Former New York State Governor and Possible Presidential Candidate Has Longstanding Jewish Ties

George Pataki has a strong history with Jewish voters for a Republican

Read More

Israel: One Of The Happiest Countries On Earth

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Israel: One Of The Happiest Countries On Earth

Israel takes the 11th spot on the UN's annual happiness report, coming out on top of countries like the U.S. and U.K.

Read More

Netanyahu Condemns Ultra Orthodox Jewish Attackers of IDF Officer

April 24, 2015 | By Kobi Nachshoni
Netanyahu Condemns Ultra Orthodox Jewish Attackers of IDF Officer

'They are lawbreakers. Service in the IDF is a source of pride,' the Israeli PM stated

Read More

More Headlines