Freedom Leaf Reports Tech Hiccups, Success In Live Election Night Coverage With Cannabis Radio

NEVADA:  The morning after a marathon live video feed of election coverage on Tuesday night in conjunction with Cannabis Radio, Freedom Leaf, “The Marijuana Legalization Company™”  discovered early Wednesday morning, to the consternation of many friends and shareholders that its websites (http://www.freedomleaf.com/ and http://freedomleafinc.com/) were not responding.

The company released this statement n response to numerous inquiries about the incident:

When informed, in an email from our Virtual Private Server provider, that the sites were taken down, “As a part of A2 Hosting Perpetual Security, we’ve discovered a security issue in your VPS account. The evidence of the security issue: 69,581 pps during 5 second interval (DoS attack)”, Clifford Perry, President and CEO of Freedom Leaf, Inc. commented, “That doesn’t make any sense. We are the Good News in Marijuana Reform. No one takes the good guys down so there must be another explanation.”

Initially, Management believed that the high volume of traffic to the site during the election coverage like what happened to Canada’s immigration website crash during the US vote, and possible traffic to the site from foreign visitors in earlier time zones, was the cause of the outage. Freedom Leaf’s IT department looked at the analytics and noticed that the inbound traffic from Europe and Worldwide brought about as a result of our media partnership with www.LaMarijuana.com the largest player in the Hispanic market worldwide.

The sites were restored about 10:30 am (PST) and no credible evidence of an organized attack was found.  The incident actually was tracked to other media properties that are in development and hosted on the Freedom Leaf server.  “The volume of traffic certainly attests to the success of the election coverage. We and our partner Cannabis Radio are grateful to all of our friends and supporters who helped spread the word about the broadcast. Regardless of how people feel about the election, cannabis came out the winner and we are very happy to have been part of telling the story,” said Mr. Perry.  “We expect to be there to announce when Federal Agencies finally catch up to the states that increasingly recognize the rights of the people to care for their own health needs,” he concluded.

It makes sense that this election season generated a large spike in views for the Freedom Leaf website, considering it was the largest marijuana legalization event in the history of the nation. The number of recreationally legal states doubled to eight, and four more states now have medical marijuana programs. Visit Freedom Leaf’s results guide.

Freedom Leaf and Cannabis Radio Present Live 2016 Presidential Election Coverage

FreedomLeaf.com/Election will be broadcasting the coverage live

NEVADA: Freedom Leaf, “The Marijuana Legalization Company™”  and Cannabis Radio will joined forces on Election Day, November 8, for historic real-time updates of marijuana reform results in nine states.

 Watch the votes go down while posing live questions to a line-up of TV and radio commentators and personalities from the movement. The six-hour narrowcast #MJElectionNight event offers the latest results for this watershed day in cannabis reform. The legal recreational market could more than double as a result of this election.

Our coverage is anchored live from Los Angeles by Cannabis Radio News Director and podcast host Russ Belville and will feature live reports from the heads of all 9 statewide marijuana reform initiatives on the ballot. Cannabis Radio’s correspondents will report from all nine states where major initiatives are up for a vote: Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Florida, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Montana.

There will be two Freedom Leaf executives who will be featured speakers in the evening’s broadcast. They are strong cannabis proponents, Allen St Pierre, who is Freedom Leaf’s vice president of communication and advocacy and Chris Thompson, Freedom Leaf’s community and non-profit manager.

CannabisRadio’s comprehensive line-up of speakers will tackle every aspect of the plant, its medical use, implications, societal and economic impact. You’ll hear from opponents, proponents, industry stakeholders, legislators, not-for-profits and celebrities.

When: November 8, 6pm EST-12pm EST (3pm PST-9pm PST)

Where: Viewers may tune in live at FreedomLeaf.com/Election. The live coverage will also be streaming on Facebook Live, LiveStream, television news affiliates and hundreds of websites. The viewing audience will chat live and pose questions to our guests using the hashtag #MJElectionNight on social media sites to keep up with and comment on the latest news.

Who: #MJElectionNight is produced by CannabisRadio.com in partnership with Freedom Leaf, “The Marijuana Legalization Company ™”, the leading go-to resource in the cannabis, medical marijuana, and industrial hemp industry. Cannabis Radio is the premier online/podcast radio destination for all things cannabis. All of Cannabis Radio’s original programming is distributed through the world’s largest podcast platforms including iHeartRadio, iTunes, Stitcher, Spreaker and TuneIn. If you are an activist, enthusiast, cannabusiness owner, politician or policy maker looking to keep your fingers on the pulse of what is important to all the major stakeholders of cannabis, then the Cannabis Radio network and Freedom Leaf the multi-media platforms are for you.

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Oregon Celebrates With Free Weed As Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal

OREGON:  High on the top of the Burnside Bridge in Portland, they gathered, uniting to celebrate the legalization of recreational marijuana use in their state.

A large group of people collected at the bridge Tuesday night, waiting for the stroke of midnight when Oregon’s Measure 91 went into effect. The state now allows recreational use for people 21 and over, growing of up to four marijuana plants and giving small amounts as gifts. (Since early this year, District of Columbia residents have been allowed to possess, grow and, in the privacy of their own homes, smoke marijuana.)

With the Oregon “gifting law” in mind, growers and enthusiasts decided to unite for a “BYOW” party, passing out their now legal product to everyone old enough. Organized by Russ Belville, along with the Portland chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the “Burnside Burn” was a chance for pot enthusiasts to celebrate their new freedom together.

 

No Marijuana Candy At Oregon Dispensaries?

OREGON:  The Oregon Health Authority has passed a draft rule that would ban the sale of any cannabis edibles “manufactured in a form that resembles cake-like products, cookies, candy, or gum, or that otherwise may be attractive to minors because of its shape, color, or taste.”

That’s right, no pot brownies at Oregon dispensaries!

If you think that’s a ridiculous rule, you need to make your voice heard! Email medmj.dispensaries@state.or.us for public comment, like I did with the letter below. Feel free to crib anything you like from my letter!