Lettuce Partners With HeadCount’s Cannabis Voter Project For Ongoing ‘Vibe Up’ Tour

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first_imgThe winter 2019 Lettuce Vibe Up Tour is now underway, and will see the funk favorites traverse the country with help from rising acts like Ghost-Note and The Greyhounds throughout the first two months of this year. In addition to the aforementioned musical support, Lettuce will be accompanied on their tour by their friends at HeadCount‘s Cannabis Voter Project.The Cannabis Voter Project will be on hand at 12 different Lettuce shows this month. At each tour stop, and information table will be set up where attendees can peruse CannabisVoter.Info and learn about the state of marijuana legislation at the local, state, and federal level.Related: Lettuce Kicks Off Vibe Up Tour With Unreleased Music, MonoNeon Sit-InFans who sign up for the Cannabis Voter Project’s email listserv at any of the upcoming Lettuce tour stops will receive a custom “Lettuce Vote” stress ball shaped like a head of lettuce courtesy of California-based cannabis brand CannaCraft [picured above]. Fans can also register to vote through CannbisVoter.Info in addition to taking other actions to get involved in the political process surrounding marijuana law reform.As Lettuce guitarist Adam “Schmeeans” Smirnoff tells Live For Live Music, “This is a topic that we care about; and all cannabis laws are not good laws, but all educated voters are good voters.”In addition, Lettuce will donate $1 from the sale of each ticket during the month of January toward supporting and helping to grow the reach of the Cannabis Voter Project. For every tour stop, the organization will also release information about what’s happening in cannabis policy in the given area via their social media channels. You can follow along on Facebook, Twitter (@Cannabis_Voter), or Instagram (@Cannabis_Voter)The Cannabis Voter Project was launched by HeadCount in 2018 as a way of informing Americans about how their vote can impact cannabis policy. HeadCount aims to use the Cannabis Voter Project as a way to engage Americans that otherwise may not have registered to vote in the political process.According to The Cannabis Voter Project, recent research has revealed that, for the first time, the majority of the House of Representatives (224 out of 435 members) believes that states should be able to set their own policies with regard to the legality of recreational marijuana. They also note that the House majority that supports medical marijuana has increased from 244 to 267—a direct result of the 2018 midterm elections, which saw the highest voter turnout in a century.last_img read more


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first_imgTriple Gold Cup-winning rider Jim Culloty enjoyed Festival success as a trainer when Lord Windermere took the RSA Chase at Cheltenham. He possibly looked a fortunate winner, however, as the Willie Mullins-trained Boston Bob crashed out at the final fence when in front. That left Lord Windermere (8-1), ridden by Davy Russell, to get the better of Lyreen Legend by a length and three-quarters to give Culloty, best known for his association with Best Mate, a first winner at the meeting since he gave up riding. Russell said: “I’ve only ridden him once at home, so all the credit goes to Jim Culloty, who has instilled confidence in him. Jim’s done a marvellous job. I only steered him today and he was in super order.” Culloty added: “We knew this horse would like Cheltenham and it’s all paid off. I fancied him like mad – I thought he’d love the ground here. I told Davy to ride him to get the trip. They went no pace and it suited us. “He’s the best horse I have and it was all about getting him here. Tom Doyle deserves a lot of the credit, he’s taught him well and the first time he rode him he said to me ‘this is the one you’ve been waiting for’. “You get nervous 30 minutes before going out to ride in a Gold Cup, but I have been nervous for the last six months with this lad. I have 13 boxes and he is in box 11, and when I work my way down to him on a morning I just pray he’s OK. “I wouldn’t have thought he would run again this year. We purposely hadn’t run him over three miles on heavy ground, but he will have had a hard enough race today. As for next year we haven’t even thought about it, this has been the long-term plan. We didn’t bring him here last year thinking about today.” When asked if Lord Windermere was a possible Gold Cup contender next season, owner Dr Ronan Lambe said: “You’d hope so. He’s a beautiful jumper and three miles is his distance.” Trainer Dessie Hughes said of runner-up Lyreen Legend: “I was very pleased. He was beaten by a better horse on the day. If the ground had been heavier it might have suited us more, but no complaints.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


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first_imgElavenil Valarivan is the new national champion in the 10m Air Rifle event.Valarivan won her first gold medal in the senior category of the 10m Air Rifle event at the 61st National Shooting Championships at Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.Valarivan, the prodigy of Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation’s Project LEAP, shot a total of 250.6 and finished ahead of Apurvi Chandela (250.4) and Mehuli Ghosh (228.7) to win her maiden title at the nationals, playing her first senior national championship.In the selection trail last month, Valarivan had shot 252.1, which was the world record qualifying score in the 10m Air Rifle event.Shooter Elavenil.. New National Champion in Air Rifle Senior [email protected]_India #ProjectLeap # #SAG #GunforGlory pic.twitter.com/R0djYksbIz- Gagan Narang (@gaGunNarang) December 14, 2017″I am really thrilled with this achievement and really want to thank all my coaches in the Gun For Glory academy who have trained me so well and without their correct guidance, this would not have been possible.”This was my first senior nationals and I was really nervous before the event but then I had that belief in me and knew that I was capable of winning the title. I am happy and this win will give me great confidence going ahead into other upcoming events,” Valarivan said after winning the gold medal.Gagan Narang, at whose Gun For Glory academy Valarivan trains, said the Gujarat girl has shown her talent to the world with the win.”I am really proud of Elavenil and her achievement shows how talented she is. She is part of Project Leap and has show great progress with all the training and coaching that she is undergoing as part of this ambitious nurturing programme. She is a great shooter and I believe she has all the ingredients required to become a champion shooter,” Narang said.advertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgOTTAWA — Newly released figures show the federal government set aside nearly $17.7 million on public awareness campaigns between April and June.The spending through the first three months of the federal fiscal year marks an increase of nearly 21 per cent compared to the same stretch in 2018 to pay for various government advertising.The federal government had until June 30 to get any ad buys out of the way under new rules the Liberals introduced to create a moratorium on government advertising in the months leading up to the election.READ MORE: Federal Liberals make interim move to curb partisan government advertisingAt first glance, that could suggest the Liberals ramped up awareness campaigns in an election year, making sure Canadians know about everything from tax credits to services available to seniors.But a spokesman for Treasury Board President Joyce Murray says the dollars money is less than the $56.2 million the Conservatives allocated for the same time period ahead of the 2015 election.In the end, though, the outgoing Conservative government and the incoming Liberal government spent a total $42.2 million in the 2015-2016 fiscal year on advertising.The Canadian Presslast_img read more