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Los Angeles DA Cooley Sends Former Mayoral Candidate to Jail Without a Trial

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Craig Rubin has never been accused of actually selling marijuana. In three hearings the only testimony from two LAPD police officers, Tracye Fields-Black and Cecil Mangrum, is that Rubin spoke to both officers about the Bible, the Ten Commandments and the testimony of Jesus Christ; and now he is going to jail for it and without a trial. This is a prime example that we are currently living in a police state, says Pastor Rubin.

L.A. District Attorney Steven Cooley Drops Marijuana Charges Against Temple 420

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former candidate for mayor and founder of ProfitfromPot, Pastor Craig Rubin, was arrested at temple on October 22, 2009 for a second time in what was a ‘politically motivated’ police action. The District Attorney’s office had been pushing to put Pastor Rubin behind bars for years now, claims Rubin. Months later DA Cooley has decided to drop all charges because Rubin is going to jail anyway — unless he can get the public’s help.

Desolation of Obama Nation Continues Says City of Angels Pastor

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — President Obama’s list of broken promises begins to grow as he declines further in national polls, says Pastor Craig Rubin. Part of the reason for his decline in popularity says Rubin is because of his ignoring the wishes of average American people. ‘The President asked us to list our most important issues on his Web site. Cannabis prohibition was the number one question and he flat out ignored it,’ says Rubin.

Former Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Facing Years in Jail Has Trial Date Set

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Craig Rubin, the government literally spent millions of taxpayer’s dollars over the past four years trying to send Rubin to jail. This time it for selling one gram of medical marijuana to an undercover officer who entered Rubin’s licensed facility with a Doctor’s note giving the officer permission to buy cannabis in California. Rubin claims that, after running for mayor, his political enemies decided to torture him. ‘I almost died in their custody and now I fear for my friend Jeff Joseph’s life.’

How Medical Marijuana Prosecutions Have Gutted Freedom of Religion

Temple 420

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pastor Craig Rubin and his Temple 420 have existed for 40 days and are one of the most famous religious institutions in the world. The Temple operated for 38 days in 2006 before the pastor was arrested and told by an LAPD officer, ‘The Judeo-Christian religion is not real and is not protected by the law.’ He received permission from a judge to reopen and obtained a new license in 2009 from the City of Angels, and after 2 days of operation Rubin was arrested again.

Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Facing Years in Prison as City Attorney Wastes Millions

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Craig X Rubin faces years in prison and another trial at the taxpayers expense, as cannabis is something most Californians think should be legal. Recent polls show that 74 percent of residents in California favor taxing and regulating the herb, as opposed to prosecuting offenders. Most Americans know Craig from his stint on Showtime’s ‘Weeds,’ or one of the many films he’s been in, from Super High Me to Totally Baked; but they might soon know him by his prisoner number, as he is facing five years in prison in just a few days.

Green Czar Let Go Over 911 Cover-ups: Will CBS Fire Star Charlie Sheen for Doing the Same?

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Founder of Profitfrompot.com Craig X Rubin has appeared on Glenn Beck’s show and is a fan of the Fox News broadcaster especially since Beck came out for terminating marijuana prohibition. ‘I think it is awesome that Beck is exposing the people Obama surrounds himself with.’ Bill O’Reilly called Charlie Sheen a ‘Pinhead’ for ‘calling for an uprising’ and demanding Obama reevaluates the Official Report.

Put Down The Bong Pick Up The Ballot Says Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With 3 hours left to vote in California’s least-watched major election, pastor Craig X. Rubin is reaching out to Los Angeles’ 420 community and asking them to, ‘Put down the bong and pick up the ballot.’ He told supporters, ‘In the remaining hours call a friend and get out the vote.’ This election is going to have a historically low turnout and a few thousand stoners could win it for Pastor Rubin of the Family Church in Pasadena.

‘Last on the Ballot, First in Your Heart’ Craig Rubin’s Catchy Slogan in Los Angeles’ Mayor Election to Guide Him to Victory

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With ten candidates running for mayor Tuesday March 3rd in this year’s election – and most people thinking the mayor is sure to win again – one candidate, Pastor Craig X Rubin, is predicting a big upset and he explains why. ‘We are the only campaign with a positive base of support. The lying mayor is running on safety (the city isn’t safer) and my best opponent is running on an anti-Latino campaign in the largest Latino city in the world, outside of Mexico City.’

Medical Marijuana Author Endorses Craig X Rubin for Mayor

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dennis Peron, the senior citizen who wrote Proposition P back in 1991, says, Vote for Craig Rubin. Proposition P was the nation’s first medical marijuana legislation and has inspired national change. When it was introduced 80-percent of the voters in California’s county and city supported medical use. Since then nearly two dozen states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Dennis Peron, the man who started the medical marijuana movement, has come out in support of Mayoral candidate Craig X Rubin.

Fox News Joins Major News Organizations Promoting Marijuana Candidate with Air Time for Craig Rubin

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Craig Rubin, candidate for mayor in the City of Los Angeles, is certainly happy that Michael Phelps is not going to be prosecuted, but is still organizing an international boycott against Kellogg’s. He is even happier that marijuana seems to be the subject d’jour the month before the L.A. Mayoral election. Rubin, who recently has become a fixture on Los Angeles television and radio, is the off-beat candidate challenging the current mayor in ‘The City of Angels.’

International Boycott of Kellogg’s Products Called for Over Michael Phelps Firing

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millions of Americas are currently unemployed with hundreds of thousands being added to the unemployment roles monthly. Michael Phelps is obviously not unemployed, but he has been fired by Kellogg’s as their spokesman. Pastor Craig X Rubin, candidate for mayor in the City of Los Angeles, is calling for an international boycott of all Kellogg’s products as a result of his firing.

Obama is Powerless Over DEA Says Candidate Craig Rubin

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The pro-medical marijuana candidate said, ‘While the DEA is raiding local marijuana facilities against the wishes of President Barack Obama our mayor says nothing. When I am Mayor I’ll protect patients and clubs.’ L.A.’s current mayor has ducked debating candidate Craig X Rubin who is challenging him for another term as leader of the City of Angels.

Marijuana Leads to Harder Things Says Mayoral Candidate as He Gains in Polls

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Law enforcement has said marijuana leads to hard things. Pastor Craig X Rubin, candidate for L.A.’s mayor race, agrees, ‘Barack Obama wrote that he smoked marijuana. The Super Bowl MVP smoked pot, the greatest Olympian of all time, the world’s highest paid actor and some of the world’s top educators have all smoked grass, so by looking at these results one can conclude that marijuana does lead to harder things….like a leadership position in your chosen field.’

Marijuana in the News Propels Craig Rubin to New Highs in Los Angeles Mayor’s Race

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three months ago Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes was cited for marijuana possession, Olympian Michael Phelps outed with a bong, brother of Barack Obama jailed for possessing one joint of cannabis, so marijuana has been in the news a lot this week. One candidate for the officer of Mayor of Los Angeles in the upcoming election is hoping the trend continues. Craig Rubin says, ‘Marijuana is the way out of the economic crisis. Here in California, marijuana is the number one cash crop.’

Craig Rubin in Mayor’s Election Agrees with Barack Obama

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The War on Drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws, said President Barack Obama January 21, 2004. This quote comes from a video being passed via YouTube.com We need to rethink how we are doing the Drug War. Currently we are not doing a good job. Out of the wide group of candidates running for public office in California, one particular candidate – Craig X Rubin – stands out from the field because he claims legalizing marijuana will create jobs.

Pro-Marijuana Mayoral Candidate Craig X Rubin Looks for Jesse Ventura Style Victory

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Major papers are saying that there is no competition for Villaraigosa’s mayoral job. Especially considering that he is sitting on a huge financial war chest. Will that fact and the fact he is planning to run for Governor while not having accomplished much hinder him? Pastor Rubin says, ‘Yes’ and looks for Ventura style victory. (VIDEO – VNR)

Ron Paul Style Politician, Craig X Rubin, Running for Mayor of Los Angeles Gives Press Conference

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Craig X Rubin held a press conference at the Los Angeles Press Club Monday evening, September 29th, to announce his plans as the next Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. In the next election he detailed how he planned to go after the current Mayor at his base. Despite being a ‘white boy’ from the Westside, Candidate Rubin is a fluent Spanish speaker, who even ad-libbed some Spanish in a guest appearance he made on Showtime’s hit series ‘Weeds’ starring Kevin Nealon and Mary-Louis Parker.

City of Angels a Heavenly Place to Live Promises Pastor When Elected Mayor of Los Angeles

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Media Advisory: Press Conference — Controversial religious leader, and now Los Angeles Mayoral candidate, Pastor Craig X Rubin of the Family Church (formerly of Temple 420), is taking questions from the press and public in an open interview press conference as he announces his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. (VIDEO – VNR)

Cannabis Minister Gives American Churches Warning After Conviction

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I live in the City of Angels where the Mayor cheats on his wife, the City Attorney cheats the taxpayers and I teach the Word of God and the love of Jesus and I am being sent to prison for several years,’ says Rev. Craig X Rubin. I love my country, but I love God more and I must teach the Truth that Jesus proclaimed a Kingdom not a religion. The Truth is that Jesus is Messiah, He was born of a virgin and rose from the dead. The Law and the prophets spoke the Word of God and all the prophecies of the Bible will come to pass and that is all that our temple taught.

City of Angels vs. Word of God: OJ Simpson’s Lawyer Comes Up in Cannabis Church Case

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reverend Craig X Rubin says, ‘God has called me to do this work. I am spreading the good news of Jesus’ Kingdom to new believers and informing people about the real Tree of Life.’ Reverend Rubin is the leader of Temple420.org, a Judeo-Christian pro-marijuana church that doesn’t promote smoking marijuana, but does burn marijuana in its religious ceremonies.

Potential Republican Presidential Candidate Faces Seven Years in Jail

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On August 16th 2005 Reverend Rubin announced that he’d be seeking the Republican Nomination for the office of President of the United States of America, with the publishing of his book ‘9021GROW’ (ISBN: 0974711004). The opening line of the book prophetically stated that by the time you hear of the Rev. Craig Rubin, he’d either be in the White House or in jail. At the moment it is not hard to guess which scenario is most likely to happen: going to jail.

Christianity ‘Not A Real Religion’ According to LAPD as Cannabis Church Files Suit Against City of Angels

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Reverend Craig X Rubin was arrested at his house of worship he asked the lead LAPD officer for the special rights accorded to clergy under California Penal Codes 1524 and 1525, but was told by the officer that his Bible-based Judeo-Christian organization, that was recognized by the state of California, was ‘not practicing a real religion.’ Temple 420 is a registered religious organization with the State of California.

Hollywood Judeo-Christian Cannabis Church Forced to Close; Arrested Reverend Claims Civil and Religious Rights Violated

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Churches and Temples are no longer safe in America,’ says Reverend Craig X Rubin of Temple 420, who was arrested November 8, 2006, at his religious establishment by over one dozen heavily armed officers of the LAPD. ‘If they can do this to us, they can do it to any church that the government disagrees with.’ The Reverend known for his reoccurring role on Showtime’s hit series ‘Weeds’ said arresting officers did not treat Temple clergymen as required by California Penal Codes 1524 and 1525.

Hollywood Star Risking Jail for Jesus This Holiday Season


LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Dec. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The world of Hollywood Television can be the meeting place of some very different people, on the surface that is. Take the case of Craig X Rubin and rap star Snoop Dogg. The latter has a worldwide ‘raputation’ while the former is the Reverend and founder of Temple 420, a Bible-based, Judeo-Christian sect, which believes that pot is a religious herb, as discussed in Revelation 22. How are they similar? They are both stars on Showtime’s hit cable series ‘Weeds’ and the only two characters to play themselves. Something else in common: trouble with the law. (Video available.)

Pope of Pot Opens Pro-Pot Temple on Hollywood Blvd.


LOS ANGELES, CA – Aug. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reverend Craig X, the marijuana technical consultant for the first two seasons of Showtime’s ‘Weeds,’ is opening a pro-pot Temple on Hollywood Blvd this month. Temple 420, located at 7095 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 is announcing their ‘opening for business.’ The Judeo-Christian ‘Temple 420.’ a Calif. Not-for-Profit Corporation, will start religious services on Saturday August 26th and open the retail store shortly afterward.

Character from ‘Weeds’ Opens Pro-Pot Temple on Hollywood Blvd. – Temple 420 to Be a Hit!


HOLLYWOOD, CA – Aug. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is art imitating life or what? Craig X who sells pot on Showtime’s hit show ‘Weeds’ is opening a pro-pot Temple on Hollywood Blvd this week. In the first season he plays himself as the owner of the ‘Bodhi Sativa Care Givers Club.’ In season two, this week’s episode (August 21-25), ‘Cooking with Jesus’ he appears as the owner of cannabis club called the ‘Mohasky Cup.’

The Pope of Pot Finds Success on the Internet with Temple420.org


LOS ANGELES, CA – May 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Temple420.org opened on April 20th to incredible success. There have been thousands of people flocking to the site and a true community is being created on-line. Two community members of Temple420.org have decided to get married and they have asked Craig X Rubin, the new Pope of Pot, to officiate over their Wedding. The other exciting news is that Rubin, the Temple’s Reverend, is going to Washington D.C. to be trained as a preacher by Arch Bishop George Augustus Stallings.

Brad Pitt’s Bong Dealer, CraigX, Tells All in ‘9021GROW’


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – August 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 9021GROW (ISBN-0-9747110-0-4) by CraigX is an autobiography that is quickly becoming a classic. Released last week, this book is part history and part celebrity gossip column. Jill Ishkanian, West Coast Editor of US MAGAZINE, wrote to the television producer of CNBC’s ‘The Big Idea’ saying: ‘It’s very controversial, just came out, everyone will be talking about it, I’m in the book as having found this pot dealer, my chapter is after Brad Pitt’s name, world fascinated with celebrities as you know, can get you a book to look at. I’d go on the show with CraigX….Be the first before it gets picked up elsewhere.’

Pro-Pot Republican and Presidential Candidate Publishes Book, ‘9021GROW’


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 9021GROW is sure to be one of the most controversial publications of 2005. CraigX has worked with Star magazine and written for High Times magazine and this book, 9021GROW (ISBN-0-9747110-0-4) is a combination of the two genres with a prophetic message. As the owner of America’s premier hemp store, 2000B.C., CraigX was arrested standing up for his Free Speech rights. He went to court with attorney, Eric Shevin, and won the right to call a water pipe a ‘bong.’