Loretta Nall

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Nall with 2006 campaign sign

Loretta Nall (born August 10, 1974) is the founder of the United States Marijuana Party (USMP) and is a write-in candidate for Governor of Alabama. She lives in Alexander City.

Nall, a graduate of Clay County High School, founded the USMP in 2002. In 2005, Nall co-founded Alabamians for Caring Use, a medical marijuana advocacy/lobbying group. Before his 2005 Vancouver, Canada arrest, the so-called "Prince of Pot," Marc Emery, employed Nall under the auspices of Cannabis Culture magazine.

Besides advocating the legalization of marijuana in the United States, Nall is also an outspoken critic of the world-wide "War on Drugs". After a 2004 visit to Colombia, she has spoken and written against the United States and Colombian militaries' fumigation of Colombian coca fields with herbicides, citing dangers to local human populations and the environment.

Nall secured the Libertarian Party of Alabama's 2006 nomination for governor of Alabama at the party's April 8, 2006 convention in Montgomery. Since Nall's campaign failed to collect the 40,000 signatures required to qualify for statewide ballot access, ran unsuccessfully as a write-in candidate against Republican incumbent Bob Riley and Democratic challenger Lucy Baxley.

References

  • "Loretta Nall" (July 21, 2006) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia - accessed July 21, 2006

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