Newsletter #015 "Santa impostor arrested for giving away weed in Seaside"
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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays Troublemakers,

This past year has been absolute rollercoaster for almost all of us and with the 2016 general election and all the initiatives making a run for recreational it's going to get even crazier.

Out of all the crazy stories the following one for some reason or another I get asked about more and more so I'm going to set the record straight and repost from the Monterey Herald from January 6th, 2015.

And say what you will there are far worse crimes in this world we should be concerned with in fact honestly would it really be so bad if this happened at every Buffalo Wild Wings around this time of year?

Their stock prices would skyrocket around that time of year.

Enjoy. ;)

-Ryan Munevar 

Executive Director Monterey County NORML


Santa impostor arrested for giving away weed in Seaside

 By Ana Ceballos,, @ceballosap on Twitter

Posted: 01/06/15, 10:01 AM PST | Updated: on 01/06/2015

Seaside >> The Monterey Peninsula man arrested Monday afternoon must have been dreaming of a green Christmas.

Randy Lange, 57, allegedly packaged and handed out marijuana to customers and staff at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Seaside on Monday. Police say he claimed to be Santa Claus.

Just after 4 p.m., customers called police to say Lange was wrapping marijuana in napkins and handing it out to people inside the business. Lange is also suspected of giving one employee a napkin with a brimful amount of pot. He also left a hefty tip, when he stuffed a large amount of the illegal drug inside the bar’s tip jar, police said.

During the incident, Lange would approach customers to tell them he was Santa and that he had a gift for them, police said.

When police arrived and searched his belongings, police found more than two pounds of pre-packaged marijuana.

Lange was arrested for “furnishing marijuana.”

Ana Ceballos can be reached at 726-4377.

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by Mickey Martin Dec 27, 2015

I sat in my backyard for hours on Christmas contemplating life, and more so, the future of cannabis freedom. I must admit I am a bit dismayed with where we are as a movement and as an industry. I am disappointed in the apathy and willingness to allow those who could care less about weed and the struggle to have a prominent seat at the table. Where did it all go so wrong? How did we allow this to happen? Why are many prominent activists and advocates bending over and agreeing to take it in the rear for what is anything but real and meaningful legalization efforts? What happened to us?

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