Goodbye NORML Network

April 6, 2009 – May 14, 2012

Fans, friends and colleagues, this is one of the toughest emails I’ve ever had to write. In a nutshell, I am stopping production of the NORML Network and NORML SHOW LIVE, effective immediately.

First I want to thank each and every one of you for the tireless dedication you’ve exhibited in helping make this network a reality. Nobody knows more than I how much effort it takes to produce a weekly podcast. Your contributions to the NORML Network, either podcasts or videos, will always be highly valued by me. I can never thank you enough for being a part of my vision to make NORML the 24-hour marijuana network that I just know somebody is going to create and make a ton of money on.

The reason for my immediate cessation of the network is simple: money. NORML just does not have enough of it to justify covering the expenses to produce this network. Because of this, we are not able to afford travel to the HIGH TIMES San Francisco Cannabis Cup in June, despite having raised $3,500 in our WePay donations to cover travel expenses, despite bringing in $1,000 / month in advertising.

Perhaps this is for the best. NORML has new leadership that does not see any value in the 13 original hours and 15 podcast/video hours of marijuana education we produce per week with no budget. He thinks I ought to be rechristened “Reasonable Russ” and wants NORML to cancel the show anyway.

I will return to producing NORML’s Daily Audio Stash, a 30-minute recorded podcast, every day, as I was originally hired to do. It will be available through the same feed NORML SHOW LIVE has been available, but only in 64kbps definition.

For folks that want to listen to me live, I will begin production on a new “Radical Russ Show”, independent of NORML. We will launch June 4.

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NORML SHOW LIVE #907 – Where’d I Put My Softball Mitt


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NORML SHOW LIVE #906 – The Truth About Pot and Lungs


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NORML SHOW LIVE #905 – Cheerio to the New NORML UK


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Electric Tuesday: Brought to you by “Radical” Russ

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NORML SHOW LIVE #904 – NORML Protests San Diego DEA

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Roots Monday: Brought to you by “Radical” Russ

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NORML Newsmakers

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Radical Rant

  • Debunking the Misinformation of No on I-502, Again

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NORML SHOW LIVE #903 – Hey, Mary, Pass Me Some Stuff

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Groovin’ Thursday: Brought to you by The Ganja Jon Show

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Southern California Scene with Hollywood Hemptress Tere Joyce

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NORML SHOW LIVE #902 – I See a Bad Moon Risin’

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Cannabis Conversations

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NORML SHOW LIVE #902 – I See a Bad Moon Risin’

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NORML SHOW LIVE #901 – Medical Marijuana Laws Without the Marijuana?


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NORML SHOW LIVE #900 – A Perfect Series!


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NORML SHOW LIVE #899 – Toughin’ it in Tucson AZ


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From Conan O’Brien: Brian Posehn’s Portland Marijuana Encounter with NORML SHOW LIVE’s Ganja Jon

Ganja Jon is now internationally known! As you know, our irascible pirate, Ganja Jon, spends a lot of time at the Helium Comedy Club in Portland. Often he ends up hanging out with some of the top-known comics in the nation. One comedian, Brian Posehn, ended up spending a lot of time with Ganja Jon running around Portland. In his latest appearance on the Conan O’Brien show on TBS, Posehn talks about his first meeting with the guy I first christened “Ganja Jon”…

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NORML SHOW LIVE #898 – From Room #420 to MedCanCup


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  • “Radical” Russ 4/20 Speech in San Antonio

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  • Reflection on the Denver Medical Cannabis Cup
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NORML SHOW LIVE 4/20 Marijuana Liberation Day Coverage

Join us all day long at http://live.norml.org for our live coverage of 4/20, or as I like to call it, “Marijuana Liberation Day”.

We begin from my room at the San Antonio Marriott, which is, believe it or not, Room #420.  Chief Greenbud (Room #421) will join us beginning at 4pm Eastern to kick off our coverage of 4/20.  He’ll be performing “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” from Room #420 on 4/20 at 4:20pm!

Then we pack up to head to San Antonio NORML’s Fweedom Fest, where Chief and I will be performing, as well as The Effinays and other great local artists.

Unfortunately, my plan to Skype call out to each time zone on 4:20pm is not going to happen.  The genius who packed my mobile studio failed to include the power supply for the production laptop, so everything today is running on the mini-netbook (apologies if that degrades the broadcast quality).  I’d fire him… if he weren’t me!

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NORML SHOW LIVE #897 – This Just In, Oregon Ducks Smoke Pot!


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Irie Wednesday: Brought to you by NorCalPurps in the California Bay Area

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  • Reaction to the CU Boulder ban on the traditional 4/20 gathering
  • Potential dangers from poorly-purge butane hash oil

Radical Rant

  • Get Ready to be Strip Searched!
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