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  • Pot tax collections booming in Colorado

    06/09/2014 9:30:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 9, 2014 7:18 PM EDT | Kristen Wyatt
    Colorado’s marijuana market boomed in April as tens of thousands celebrated the once-underground 4/20 pot holiday. […] An estimate from the Colorado Department of Revenue showed that Colorado made about $5.3 million from medical and recreational pot taxes and fees in April. That’s up from about $5 million in March. Colorado made no estimate of 4/20 visitors. But pot shops in Denver had long lines the whole weekend, and at least 30,000 flocked to a city park to mark the marijuana celebration. …
  • ‘420’ REVELERS LEAVE GOLDEN GATE PARK WITH 10,000 POUNDS OF GARBAGE

    04/23/2014 11:40:06 AM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Apr 2014 | by ROBERT WILDE
    The mellow, "peace now," countercultural, environmentally conscious “420” celebration deposited 10,000 pounds of garbage on what is known as Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park, leaving volunteers and park workers to clean up the mess. According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s website SF Gate, this year’s celebration drew a massive amount of revelers estimated at between 10,000 and 15,000. The pot smokers' untidiness will cost the city more than $10,000 in cleanup costs. The immense load of empty bags of chips, candy wrappers, and snack containers left behind was evidence that it was indeed the remnants of weed smokers with...
  • Weed is the New Jesus in Colorado

    04/21/2014 6:23:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Sure… Sunday was Easter Sunday (the most important day of the year for the world’s 2-3 billion Christians). But, c’mon! It was 4:20 dude! And while millions of Americans flocked to their churches and Cathedrals, the Denver Post thought the front-page story of the day ought to be Colorado’s annual “toke-out” at Civic Center Park in Denver. Heck… The 15 year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting was even pushed back to accommodate the “high times” of Civic Center potheads. Living a mere handful of blocks from Denver’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, I can personally attest to...
  • Study: Longtime Marijuana Smokers Lack Motivation, Reward-Seeking Behavior

    07/05/2013 3:27:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – A new study finds that longtime marijuana use lowers motivation and reward-seeking behavior as the brain produces less dopamine. In a small sample test, researchers in the United Kingdom scanned the brains of 19 long-term marijuana smokers along with 19 nonusers of the same age and sex, measuring the distribution of chemicals throughout the brain via positron emission tomography. Marijuana smokers were found to produce less of the “feel good” chemical dopamine than their counterparts over time.
  • Golden Gate Park pot party a major mess [San Francisco]

    04/22/2013 6:05:45 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 38 replies
    www.sfgate.com ^ | Sunday, April 21, 2013 | Victoria Colliver
    San Francisco park workers and volunteers spent much of Sunday picking up and hauling away 10,000 pounds of garbage strewn all over the eastern part of Golden Gate Park known as Hippie Hill, the remnants of Saturday's annual yet unofficial pot-smoking bacchanalia. But this year's annual celebration - which falls each year on April 20 and is known as "420" - drew a larger-than-average crowd of between 10,000 and 15,000 revelers on the warm weekend day. They proceeded to smoke, drink, eat and rack up more than $10,000 in costs for city crews to clean up the mess, ironically just...
  • Shots fired at Denver pot holiday gathering, police say

    04/20/2013 4:58:25 PM PDT · by hattend · 140 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2013 | Fox News
    Shots were fired in the area of the 4/20 marijuana rally being held at Civic Center Park in Denver, KDVR.com reports. Denver police say one person has been shot in the leg and another is down with unknown injuries. Witnesses say they heard three or more shots about 20 minutes after 4:20 p.m. Police swarmed the scene, and crime tape was around the pavilion where the celebration was being held. Aerial footage showed the massive crowd frantically running from the park. The pot celebration Saturday was the first since Colorado and Washington made marijuana legal for recreational use. Read more:...
  • Paperwork filed to nominate Ron Paul at RNC

    08/28/2012 6:58:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    The Daily Paul ^ | August 28, 2012 | newtham
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wayne Terhune Delegation Chair, Nevada Six States Nominate Congressman Ron Paul for President at the Republican National Convention TAMPA, August 28, 2012-- Supporters of Congressman Ron Paul have collected the necessary signatures to nominate him for President of the United States at the RNC. The current rules state that a plurality of delegates from five states are required to nominate a candidate for President. The Secretary of the Convention, Kim Reynolds, was presented with the forms over an hour before the call for nominations. “We are excited to get Dr. Paul nominated,” said...
  • 93 reasons why Obama supporters should switch to Gary Johnson or Jill Stein

    08/08/2012 11:36:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 9, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I will be voting for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Here are 93 things that Barack Obama has done, that should cause his supporters to switch to Gary Johnson or Jill Stein: 1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations...
  • BREAKING: Ron Paul to end active campaigning

    05/14/2012 12:02:59 PM PDT · by mnehring · 129 replies
    An announcement from Rep. Ron Paul indicates that the Republican presidential candidate will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination, but will continue to work to secure delegates at upcoming Republican state conventions. "Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted," said Paul, in a statement released Monday afternoon. "Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have."
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/27/2012 4:35:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 38 replies
    White Out Press ^ | 4/24/2012 | Staff
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appears to be piling up enough delegates to force a...
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/24/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 42 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | Richard Winger
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory.
  • "All-American Muslim" Stars Busted for Marijuana Possession at Canadian Border

    01/12/2012 10:58:06 AM PST · by bayouranger · 15 replies
    answeringmuslims.com ^ | 1-11-12 | Not Listed
    Yes, two cast members of TLC's "All-American Muslim" were busted while crossing the Canadian border. The border officer caught the pair with nine grams of "the chronic" (a.k.a. "cannabis," "giggle weed," "ganja," "dope," "wacky tobacky," "grass," "indo," "the herb," "Mary Jane," etc.). Wow. If this was another desperate attempt to show us that Muslims really are "just like everyone else" . . . Genius! Apparently, it is notoriously easy to get a "medical marijuana" card in Michigan. However, can anyone who watched "All-American Muslim" point to anyone on the show who displayed any symptoms that would require a sack of...
  • "Sticker shock" for Obama's pricey April SF fundraiser -- $35,800 PER PERSON?

    04/05/2011 5:30:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/5/11 | Carla Marinucci
    Even loyal Obama supporters are raising their eyebrows at the very pricey fundraising -- like that exclusive $35,800-per-person dinner in San Francisco -- planned as part of the President's April 20 visit to the Bay Area. The April Western U.S. swing by the President, which includes a stop in Reno and Los Angeles as well as San Francisco, is part of Obama's 2012 re-election kickoff campaign. But also scheduled .. a jobs and economy event in the Bay Area on April 20. On April 21, Obama heads to Los Angeles. ... Obama supporters acknowledge that the $35,800 per person San...
  • San Bernardino bans medical marijuana dispensaries

    09/23/2009 1:01:36 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies · 905+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | September 22, 2009 | CHRIS RICHARD
    San Bernardino became the latest Inland city to ban medical marijuana dispensaries late Monday. - The report notes that California's decriminalization conflicts with federal law. Studies by other cities show dispensaries contribute to increases in noise, traffic, burglaries and robberies, the report states.
  • Bummer! Some get $100 tickets at Boston pro-pot rally

    09/19/2009 8:12:59 PM PDT · by Saije · 3 replies · 451+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/19/2009 | Michael Corcoran
    There was something different in the air today at the 20th annual Boston Freedom Rally at the Boston Common. And it wasn’t just the clouds of pungent marijuana smoke. It was the first time the rally organized by the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition had been held since voters passed Proposition 2 last November, which decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. The changed law gave attendees reason to celebrate and a better chance of not getting arrested -- a scenario organizers say is a welcome change for the event, which has caused controversy over the years, including many arrests and...
  • CU’s 4/20 pot smoke-out draws crowd of 10,000: Police issue zero tickets

    04/21/2008 7:11:37 AM PDT · by Politics4Fun · 46 replies · 238+ views
    DailyCamera ^ | 4/20/08 | Vanessa Miller
    "Nine, eight, seven ..." A crowd of about 10,000 people collectively began counting down on the University of Colorado's Norlin Quadrangle just before 4:20 p.m. Sunday. Yet the massive puff of pot smoke that hovers over CU's Boulder campus every April 20 -- the date of an annual, internationally recognized celebration of marijuana -- began rising over the sea of heads earlier than normal this year. "Oh forget it," one student said, aborting the countdown to 4:20 p.m. and lighting his pipe early. He closed his eyes, taking a deep, long drag. "Sweet." Although it's become an annual and renowned...
  • Teen admits baking pot-laced cookies given to teacher

    04/18/2008 8:25:45 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 24 replies · 972+ views
    AP via NR ^ | 4/18/08 | AP
    WILMINGTON (AP) — A Wilmington high school student is on court-ordered probation after admitting she baked marijuana into cookies that were given to a teacher. The Star-News of Wilmington reported Friday that 17-year-old Elizabeth Ann Coleman was given two years supervised probation and ordered to perform 96 hours of community service. She also must write an apology letter to the Spanish teacher. Assistant District Attorney Tom Old said Coleman admitted sharing the cookies with friends, but Old said it was another teenager at Laney High School that gave the cookies to the teacher. An arrest warrant said the teacher ate...
  • ****The Official Friday Silliness Thread****

    04/18/2008 5:59:13 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 111 replies · 837+ views
    My birthday is tomorrow (the 19th), so I'm havin' a party!!! I got the food and drinks... And the DJ is settin' up...getting ready for ya'll to get on the dance floor...The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once. A well adjusted woman is one who not only knows what she wants for her birthday, but even knows what she's going to exchange it for. The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. - Lucille Ball Inside every older person is a younger person wondering...
  • The Revolution At The Tailgates: Ron Paul

    11/18/2007 8:40:08 AM PST · by George W. Bush · 39 replies · 979+ views
    Iowa Independent ^ | 11/17/2007 | John Deeth
    State field director predicts second, even first in Iowa It seems like when we're young, we like to break a few rules.  Staying out a little too late, sneaking a drink before that official legal age, or backing a candidate who's outside the established mold (YEEEEEAH!) Several of those dynamics were on display Saturday at Olive Court, a notoriously wild tailgate spot three blocks from Iowa City's Kinnick Stadium.  It was here, just a year ago, that John Kerry was infamously photographed with a beer bong.  And into the anarchy marched the Ron Paul revolution. Ron Paul wasn't imbibing...
  • Ron Paul's grass-roots groundswell

    11/17/2007 10:59:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 545+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | November 17, 2007 | George Bennett
    The meeting of Ron Paul activists was well under way when organizer Steven Talcott Smith offered the kind of basic advice you probably wouldn't hear at a gathering of any other Republican presidential candidate's supporters. "By the way," Smith told the Internet-driven "meet-up" of about 40 people at a library west of Boynton Beach, "by the end of this year everybody in this room should plan to be a Republican." Florida's Jan. 29 Republican primary is, not surprisingly, limited to registered GOP voters. But a Republican pedigree or a familiarity with the elections process cannot be taken for granted with...
  • Angel Raich drops medical pot case

    05/13/2007 1:17:59 PM PDT · by JTN · 94 replies · 1,207+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 05/10/2007 | Josh Richman
    Oakland medical marijuana patient and activist Angel Raich dropped her lawsuit against the federal government Thursday, ending a five-year legal odyssey which had taken her all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. "I've lost all faith in the judicial system, I don't understand how somebody can lose their constitutional right to life in this country," she said Thursday. "It's been really, really hard for me these last few months, and I wasn't happy about having to give up the case. "But I'm really having a hard time medically speaking right now -- my brain tumor has finally started causing...
  • ****The Official Friday Silliness Thread****

    04/20/2007 5:23:17 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 186 replies · 4,877+ views
    420 ^ | April 20, 2007
    420 Claim:   The term '420' entered drug parlance as a term signifying the time to light up a joint. Status:   True.   Origins:   Odd terms sneak into our language every now and then, and this is one of the oddest. Everyone who considers himself in the know about the drug subculture has heard that '420' has something to do with illegal drug use, but when you press them, they never seem to know why, or even what the term supposedly signifies. “I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a...
  • Temple weeds out 'Tree of Life': Christians, Jews use marijuana for religious 'sacrament'

    02/27/2007 1:26:23 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies · 316+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 2/26/07 | BRAD A. GREENBERG
    Craig X Video: A Higher Calling at Temple 420 HOLLYWOOD - The Rev. Craig X Rubin read aloud a passage from 1 Kings as the sun set and his congregation prepared for the Sabbath. Flicking a lighter to the lone candle atop the podium, Rubin burned a bud of marijuana on the flame. He puffed it out, walked to each of the eight members sitting in the pews and waved the smoldering cannabis around them. This, Rubin proclaims, carries the prayers of Temple 420 to God. That's the God of Isaac and of Jesus, because members are Christians and...
  • Gonzaga Players Arrested on Drug Charge

    02/10/2007 4:54:05 PM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies · 292+ views
    Forbes ^ | 02.10.07, 4:55 PM ET
    Gonzaga basketball players Josh Heytvelt and Theo Davis were arrested after police found marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms in their car during a traffic stop.
  • Don't Go Bust: A turncoat narc offers tips on how to move your weed

    02/09/2007 5:47:22 PM PST · by ccmay · 102 replies · 2,400+ views
    The Dallas Observer ^ | 2/1/2007 | Keith Plocek
    He looks like a good cop. He's got the 'stache, the short-cropped hair, the pushed-out chest and the shiny badge. He sounds like a good cop too; drawled and official. He's got a TV reporter's microphone in his face and a brick of marijuana in his hand, and he's answering questions—not in the "I just accidentally Tasered an old lady" kind of way, but with a grin of accomplishment. The total bust was in the neighborhood of 275 pounds. This is the old Barry Cooper. Top cop. Total prick. He claims more than 300 felony drug arrests during his eight...
  • Up to 3.5 tons of pot is seized from truck, business; 4 arrested

    02/09/2007 7:14:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 74 replies · 1,614+ views
    Investigators from the Counter Narcotics Alliance seized as much as 7,000 pounds of marijuana south of Downtown Thursday morning and arrested four people on drug charges, officials said. Authorities estimated the wholesale value of the marijuana at $500 per pound, which means the bust could have a value of $3.5 million. Members of the multi- agency Counter Narcotics Alliance raided Bearing-Belt & Chain Inc., 430 W. 22nd St., at about 8:30 a.m. and seized an estimated 5,000 pounds of marijuana, said Lt. Kelly J. Lane of the Tucson Police Department. Earlier that day, around 6 a.m., police officers pulled over...
  • Michael Vick's water bottle raises suspicion at Miami airport

    01/18/2007 10:43:46 AM PST · by JRios1968 · 28 replies · 699+ views
    Associated Press via USA Today | 01/18/2007
    MIAMI (AP) — Michael Vick reluctantly surrendered a water bottle to security at Miami International Airport that contained a residue "closely associated with marijuana." Police said Thursday that no charges immediately were filed. The 26-year-old Atlanta Falcons quarterback entered an airport concourse Wednesday morning with the 20-ounce bottle. He eventually handed it over and boarded his flight to Atlanta. But his initial reluctance to turn over the bottle aroused suspicion among airport security screeners, a police report said. Two Transportation Security Administration screeners recognized the 6-foot, 215-pound Vick. The bottle was found to have a hidden compartment that contained "a...
  • Wrestling stars busted in Hanging Rock (RVD, Sabu, & Drugs)

    07/03/2006 6:43:01 PM PDT · by HitmanLV · 114 replies · 1,830+ views
    Ironton Online ^ | 07/03/2006 | Kirsten Stanley
    HANGING ROCK — Two wrestling superstars from Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment may be tough in the ring, but they didn’t have enough muscle to escape drug charges after being stopped Sunday night by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Robert Alex Szatowski, aka WWE and ECW champion Rob Van Dam, and Terry Michael Brunk, aka Sabu, also a former ECW champion, were pulled over on U.S. 52, near Patrick Street in Hanging Rock at about 10:15 p.m. The two were apparently driving from their performances at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena earlier in the evening. According to the...
  • Boy Does Homework, Smokes Pot With Mom

    05/06/2006 12:50:30 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 25 replies · 496+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 5/6/06 | AP
    HANOVER, Pa. - A 13-year-old boy told police his mother required him to do his homework first thing when he got off the school bus, then smoked marijuana with him as a reward. The mother said she had been smoking marijuana with her son since he was 11, usually as a reward, according to court documents. The police interview came after officers executed a search warrant at the woman's home last weekend and seized marijuana, an array of drug paraphernalia and $600 in cash that she said belonged to a drug dealer, court documents said. Amanda Lynn Livelsberger, 30, faces...
  • Here’s the smokin’ 411 on 420

    04/20/2006 4:55:34 PM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 46 replies · 1,107+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 4/17/06 | Hearne Christopher Jr.
    Here’s the smokin’ 411 on 420 Hearne Christopher Jr. * More Hearne Christopher, Jr. April Fools’ Day, tax day — what’s next? May Day? Not quite. First we have to slip past April 20, or “420” in stoner parlance. That’s the date many marijuana smokers celebrate in recognition of 420 being the unofficial but widely recognized term for the time to light up a joint. Which brings us to the 420 event planned by our friends at Munchiez in Westport, Brandi and Lisa Blair. The couple dishes up Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Gummi Bears, cheese puffs, sandwiches and other munchies...
  • 420 Detainees Released; Weapons Caches Found, Destroyed

    01/26/2006 5:25:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 266+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2006 – About 420 detainees, including five women, were to be released from coalition detention facilities in Iraq today and tomorrow, officials announced. The Iraqi-led Combined Review and Release Board reviewed the detainees' cases and recommended that they be released. The board, established in August 2004, consists of members from the ministries of Human Rights, Justice and Interior, as well as officers from the multinational forces, officials noted. To date, the board has reviewed the cases of more than 26,900 detainees, recommending more than 14,100 individuals for release. In other news, Iraqi soldiers from the 2nd Battalion,...
  • U.S. Finds Highest, Lowest Marijuana Use (Boulder, CO & Boston, MA at top of list!)

    06/16/2005 5:33:59 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 53 replies · 1,530+ views
    AP/SF Chronicle ^ | 6/16/05 | KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer
    Both college towns, Boston and Boulder, Colo., share another distinction: They lead the nation in marijuana use. Northwestern Iowa and southern Texas have the lowest use. For the first time, the government looked at the use of drugs, cigarettes, alcohol and various other substances, legal as well as illegal, by region rather than by state for a report Thursday. Regions could be as specific as Riverside, Calif., or as broad as all of the state of New York (minus New York City). Federal officials say the information will help states decide where they should spend money for treatment and prevention...
  • Who's Roadtripping to Bong State Park? (WI Reefer Madness for 4/20)

    04/20/2005 11:46:51 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies · 874+ views
    JSOnline ^ | April 19, 2005 | Jim Stingl
    Who's roadtripping to Bong state park? Today is 4/20. Parents, do you know where your teenagers are? Few people know the number 420 is underground code for reefer badness, though it's been around for years. April 20 has been known as a skip day for students who want to be like Bill Clinton, except they do inhale. If you're putting your nose in the air to detect this today, I suggest 4:20 p.m. would be a good time. My sources - OK, my kid in college - tell me there's a buzz on campus of smoky parties set to break...
  • Marijuana activist dies following explosion

    11/01/2003 9:04:19 AM PST · by Loyalist · 332 replies · 391+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | November 1, 2003 | James Gordon
    CREDIT: Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press Don Appleby died of his injuries suffered in an Oct. 12 explosion while he was trying to make a concentrated oil using marijuana and butane. Don Appleby's fight against the aids virus that was sapping him was made more difficult by a tragic paradox. While the Ottawa man was one of the few Canadians who could legally smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes, he could rarely afford it due to his minuscule disability pension. In the end, he was killed in the struggle to produce the drug that was helping him survive. On Oct. 12,...
  • Elementary school principal charged in drug case - mailed drugs to herself (DOH!)

    08/02/2002 11:38:49 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 8 replies · 283+ views
    Elementary school principal charged in drug case 08/02/2002 Associated Press Twin Falls -- An elementary school principal in Twin Falls is facing felony drug charges stemming from a marijuana investigation. Forty-eight year-old Mary Lee Roberts was arraigned Thursday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. She was released and faces a preliminary hearing August ninth. The case started at a Houston post office. Authorities there intercepted a package addressed to Roberts. The package turned out to contain about a pound of marijuana. Court documents say Roberts later admitted to investigators that she had bought the pot in...