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Get connected with Thurlow: Twitter #thurlowweed Youtube: the thurlow weed To support Thurlow’s mission and the Weed Not Greed tour with a donation, visiit friendliness and compassion of fellow activists. It’s a lifestyle that is in many ways enviable: He has the opportunity to live free of normal societal bonds and take activism on as a full-time job. Not surprisingly, he’s got friends around the country. “When I’m in the Northwest I stay with Betty Retro of Moms for Marijuana in Portland, and at SonShine Organics in Olympia,” he explained. “They’re all such great people.” As part of his travels, Thurlow sends out updates and occasional calls for help or lodging on social media. On Friday,July 20, his Facebook post read: “Headed to Anaheim! Who’s going to the Kush Expo? Who’s staying at what hotel? Or who has a place Diana Sunshine Wulf, Littletree Tokes and I can crash? Message or call us ###. THANKS!” Ultimately they found a place, and four days later they were in Arizona with this post: “On our way to do some interviews with activists! #weednotgreed #thewakenbakeshow #moms4marijuana There is one thing he likes to clarify before doing his broadcasts, though. “I’m not a DJ,” he said, though the show has music breaks. “I’m a talk-show host.” The difference in style is what makes the show so rare, and allows listeners to feel connected from thousands of miles away. Whether he’s interviewing someone like Kotton Mouth Kings about music, or vice president nominee judge Jim Gray about politics, or simply sharing his thoughts and countless experiences ... it’s all real. In a world of media misinformation, it’s something worth listening to. august 2012 FACEBOOK.COM/NWLEAF /35

August 2012 — Issue #26

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