The Associated Press reports that Napster co-founder and Facebook’s first president, Sean Parker, is backing a new ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in the Golden State.

Off The Grid According to the Associated Press’ anonymous sources, tech investor Sean Parker, of Napster and Facebook fame, is spearheading a campaign to raise money to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of California. The AP states that the sources remain anonymous because “they were not authorized to discuss Parker’s involvement or to name the other

For the first time, Ohio residents will vote on legalizing recreational and medical marijuana at the same time. One of the issues up for a vote would allow commercial marijuana cultivation on only 10 farms, which are all owned by investors who back said issue.

Off The Grid If it is legalized, what right does the government have to intervene and say who can and can’t grow it to make money off of it? What you’ve got happening here is simple: this is the corporate takeover of the marijuana business. I think marijuana is going to eventually become legalized in

For this #ThrowbackThursday, the #OffTheGrid team wants to share the time that Jesse Ventura reminisced about his childhood and early career with Graham Bensinger – get ready for high school, navy and wrestling memories that the Governor hasn’t shared previously.

Off The Grid Our first stop down memory lane for this #TBT is Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis Welcome to Jesse Ventura’s alma mater! The former Governor gives Graham Bensinger a tour of his high school, including his 1968 high school Hall of Fame plaque. During his time in high school, Jesse was on the football

The Million Mask March is currently taking place. Anti-establishment protestors wear Guy Fawkes masks as they march down the streets of London and DC.

Off The Grid The #MillionMaskMarch protest is currently taking place. The protest was organized by the hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’ who describe the march as a “protest against austerity … the infringement of our rights … mass surveillance … war crimes … corrupt politicians.” While the protest has been fairly civil in DC, things are taking a

The bill would prevent President Obama from moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. prisons and facilities.

Off The Grid The House just passed a new defense budget on Thursday which prevents Guantanamo detainees from being transferred to the United States mainland or other countries for another year. The $607 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed easily with a 370-58 vote. The White House criticized the act, saying it did not