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William Chengelis

"Re-Legalize Recreational, Medical, and Commercial Cannabis"

Denver, CO, USA
male, age 67
Speaks: English
Joined Mar 21, 2006
What I Want to Do: Help heal our planet

Peace, Pot, Politics

5'6", Blonde/Gray Hair, Blue Eyes, Monogamous, Old School Charm, Polite, Offbeat Witty

Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Mar 21, 2006 Activist Aspirations Rabid 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Men's Club, OLE HIPPIES with ATTITUDE, Protest Songs!
Hometown Denver 
Birthday Feb 21, 1951  
Languages English  
About Me Wayward Bill Chengelis has been a political activist all his adult life. He started out with the Democratic Party at the age of 12 and was a page on the floor at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. He joined the White Panther Party in 1969 in the campaign to free John Sinclair the then party head who received 10 years for two marijuana joints. Through the years Wayward Bill Chengelis has been active in Yippie, the ACLU, the Democratic Party, S.A.F.E.R., Sensible Colorado, NORML, and the United States Marijuana Party. Recently he has taken an interest in Coloradans 4 Cannabis Patient Rights. He was born on February 21, 1951 and went to Youngstown State University studying political science, constitutional law, and journalism although he never finished to receive a degree. He is also a Vietnam era war US Army Veteran. He was honorably discharged in 1974. Wayward Bill Chengelis currently is considered disabled (crippled left hand, bi-polar, PTSD) and lives on a meger VA non-service connected disability pension. He is a licensed medical cannabis patient for severe pain in his left hand. He knows first hand the discrimination by both VA and HUD invoked on cannabis patients.

As a writer Wayward Bill Chengelis has been a stringer for Rolling Stone, Managing Editor/Writer, Amateur Brewer, and a writer/clipper for Unbroken Chain. He has also been an active blogger since 2005 with his personal blog, Deadheads United™.

Wayward Bill Chengelis is a firm believer of internet networking. He is so popular on Facebook that he has over 5000 friends and also has had a fan create a fan page for him.
Wayward Bill Chengelis is considered a force to be reckoned with in the Re-legalize Cannabis Movement and is one of the most active front liners in the Colorado Cannabis Movement. He often refers to himself as a "Marijuana Mercenary" because he knows every pro-weed agenda and is willing to stand side by side with anyone who knows that the end of day mission is the re-legalization, regulation, taxation of commercial (hemp), medical, and recreational marijuana.

As a national speaker his credits are: Annual Smoke-in in Washington, DC. July 4, 2010 & 2011, Cannabis Festiva, Denver, CO, Aug. 21, 2010, Hempfest, Seattle, WA, Aug 18, 19, 20, 2011, Hempstalk, Portland, OR, Sep 9 & 10, 2011. On the state and local level he speaks frequently plus testifes at Denver City Council meetings/hearings and Colorado State Legislature hearings on anything marijuana. Quote Wayward Bill, "Being asked to speak on the 4th of July in our nation's capitol was truly an honor. The time for re-legalization is now and I am playing a bit part in something momentous. So big that I predict that we will have legal weed in Colorado by 2012."

During his speech at Cannabis Fesitva, Denver, CO, Aug 21, 2010 as Chairman, US Marijuana Party of Colorado he instituted CannabisHabitation Colorado. A vision of moving people to Colorado so that Colorado could become the first Free Cannabis State in the union. To date he has assisted over 400 people in that move. He believes that the population numbers of Colorado are small enough that by adding cannabis minded votes to the state we could possibly become like British Columbia. Denver could become Denvcouver.

In July of 2011, Wayward Bill Chengelis became the Chairman of the United States Marijuana Party. He stills holds the seat of Chairman of the United States Marijuana Party of Colorado and is also the Asst. Director of the Denver 4/20 Rally.

His current project is organizing political pro-cannabis legalization rallys to take place on April 20, 2012 in all 50 state capitols. The rallys will be focused on either supporting the legalization initiatives of the state or to show solidarity for the 4 to 6 states that have cannabis legalization initiatives in 2012. The project is called Op "4/20" Rally 2012.

In his off time you will find Wayward Bill Chengelis involved in volunteering at most major Denver events. He says, It just isn't about pot, it's about community. Why focus when you can look at the bigger picture? I love Denver and I know that Denver loves me. We have a respect for each other so to speak."

Thinking ahead Wayward Bill is looking forward to watching the dominios fall in the rebirth of cannabis as a medicine, time outer, and products too numerous to list. After its all done he intends to work on something simpler like world peace or maybe feeding the hungry. He regrets having only one life and so little time. He embraces all that is free.
  Introduce yourself to William
Activist Aspirations Rabid
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Spiritualist  
Eating Habits Almost Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I am the Chairman of the US Marijuana Party
My Philosophy It's all spirit.
What Gives Me Hope Each new day.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by End The Drug War!
What/who changed my life and why M*A*S*H, Catch 22 - Movies
I've been down so long it looks like up to me by Richard Farnia
Something Good for a Change -Wavy Gravy
One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
Both movies are definitely antiwar and deal with a time I grew up in and the books deal with human spirituality my favorite topic.
What Bugs Me  
Passions Oral Sex, giving and receiving, Red Heads, Brunettes  
Inspirations Jack Herer  
What Scares Me Not seeing peace in my lifetime  
Role Models Thomas Alva Edison, Benjamin Franklin  
Quotation It's all spirit!!!
Wayward Bill
Interests ACLU~Volunteer, ACLU~Speaker, ACLU~Member, libraries, internet, archaeology, history, recycling, Spirituality/Philosophy, Mythology / Folklore, humor, ecology, Anthropology, Enviroment, Human Rights, Peace  
Music Grateful Dead, Country Joe & the Fish, Jefferson Airplane  
TV Shows Lost  
Favorite Foods Seafood of most any kind!, Pizza, Mexican, Italian  
Favorite Places Colorado, Nothern California  
Can't Live Without Excitement, Girls, cannabis, Beer, Food  
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    Sep 2, 2012 4:24 PM

    Terry V. (30)

    Read your bio, LMAO, why don't you tell us what you really think? Thanks for making my day, but THANK YOU for serving our country. Daughter of a WWII Vet

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    love and hugs x x 

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    Sorry this is late hope you had a great dayBirthday Hi

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    have a good day x x

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