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  • New Jersey state senator fears 'sex toy oils with marijuana' after pot is legal

    07/20/2018 9:40:18 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 20, 2018
    An influential New Jersey lawmaker said this week he’s concerned that legalizing marijuana would result in stores selling intoxicating lipsticks, candies, and cupcakes — as well as “sex toy oils with marijuana.” State Sen. Ron Rice, a Democrat, made the remark in a videotaped interview with NJTV. He told the Washington Examiner in an email he is concerned about “marijuana infused oils, not toys.” Rice is chairman of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus, a group described by NJTV as the “chief obstacle in Trenton to marijuana legalization.”
  • This N.J. city is decriminalizing pot: Here's what it means (Jersey City)

    07/18/2018 12:59:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 18, 2018
    Jersey City is implementing a marijuana decriminalization policy that its mayor and new chief municipal prosecutor believe will increase racial justice while protecting public safety. The policy, which is excepted to begin officially tomorrow, will downgrade some marijuana charges to non-criminal offenses; encourage prosecutors to seek dismissal of low-level marijuana charges; and recommend diverting defendants with a criminal past and signs of addiction to the city's community court. The city's action comes as New Jersey is moving slowly toward approving recreational marijuana. Philadelphia decriminalized marijuana in 2014 and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced in May that he...
  • Nigel Farage Show: 19th June 2018: Should cannabis be legalised in the UK?

    07/14/2018 8:42:17 PM PDT · by Ken H · 110 replies
    LBC You Tube Channel ^ | June 19, 2018 | Nigel Farage
    Nearly one hour of Nigel Farage and callers discussing cannabis legalization in the UK. He is in favor of it.
  • Justin Trudeau de Blasio’s Go-to Guy for Marijuana Legalization?

    07/08/2018 11:22:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/08/18 | Judi McLeod
    Di Blasio’s an elected official whose wife is all for legalizing marijuana. Prime Minister Trudeau is an elected official who is nationalizing the drug in all of Canada on October 17 Though mainstream media attention was riveted on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pricey plane ride getting him back to New York from Quebec, mid-holiday for the street renaming for NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia on the $3 million NYPD counterterrorism plane on Thursday, and though there are no media reports of his having met privately with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, was discussion of legalized marijuana the lure for...
  • Effect of cannabis use in people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed opioids

    07/04/2018 10:55:03 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 77 replies
    The Lancet Medical Journal ^ | July 2018 | Gabrielle Campbell, PhD and 14 other PHDS
    Summary Background Interest in the use of cannabis and cannabinoids to treat chronic non-cancer pain is increasing, because of their potential to reduce opioid dose requirements. We aimed to investigate cannabis use in people living with chronic non-cancer pain who had been prescribed opioids, including their reasons for use and perceived effectiveness of cannabis; associations between amount of cannabis use and pain, mental health, and opioid use; the effect of cannabis use on pain severity and interference over time; and potential opioid-sparing effects of cannabis. -SNIP- Interpretation Cannabis use was common in people with chronic non-cancer pain who had been...
  • Is Cannabis the Cure for Rural Unemployment?

    07/02/2018 8:04:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    High Times ^ | June 28, 2018 | Sarah Murell
    For those of us living in cities, the memories of the 2007 economic crash are a distant memory. But for our neighbors in rural counties, the ghosts of the depression are still haunting vacant towns where farming and manufacturing used to thrive. According to the Economic Research Service arm of the USDA, rural and metro employment equalized in the early part of 2008 before bottoming out, but while metro employment has more than recovered, rural employment has yet to achieve parity with its pre-crash levels. Farmers are suffering especially hard, and many are having to find supplemental work off the...
  • Holy smoke: Jesus used cannabis oil to perform 'miracles' [?]

    07/02/2018 8:05:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 89 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | By Tom Fish
    JESUS used cannabis and was an early champion of its medicinal properties, a growing consensus of experts agree. And acceptance of this theory could help promote the controversial drug’s use in treating a range of illnesses. Cannabis historian, author and journalist David Bienenstock is one who believes cannabis oil even explains the “miracles” attributed to Jesus. Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, he said: “Historical records show that cannabis was widely available at the time – they would’ve known how to grow it and exploit its medicinal properties. “There is nothing different in the efficacious cannabis oil used today that...
  • Trudeau’s ‘Retaliatory Tariff War’ Kicking In on Canada Day

    07/01/2018 10:14:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/01/18 | Judi McLeod
    Tariff Trade War, Opiod Epidemics, Legal Marijuana, November Mid-Terms, Obama Resistance Although President Donald Trump is doing anything but ducking, it’s Canada Day, the day that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chose to send RETALIATORY tariffs at the media-reviled American president—but only at products from swing states— to help ‘Resistance’ leader Barack Obama claw back all that was lost by Hillary Clinton, in upcoming Midterm elections. So far it’s mostly bourbon from Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky, toilet paper from Wisconsin, and our favorite—pickles from North Carolina.
  • Pot Or Guns: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Users Prohibited From Gun Ownership

    06/28/2018 3:25:58 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 59 replies
    http://m.newson6.com ^ | Ashley Holden, News on 6 Jun 27, 2018 4:17PM CDT
    **** Warning **** Website has font big enough to read from mars The legalization of medical marijuana comes with a big issue for Oklahoma's gun owners. If you want to get medical marijuana, you can't own or buy a gun. Federal law prohibits any person who is an "unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance" from possessing firearms or ammunition. The law covers everything from owning, shipping, transporting or receiving any firearms or ammunition. There are no exceptions in the law for medical marijuana users. Some gun shop owners we talked to are a little concerned. 6/27/2018 Related...
  • Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana despite opposition

    06/26/2018 7:56:28 PM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    The Virginian - Pilot ^ | June 26th, 2018 | By SEAN MURPHY
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters on Tuesday backed the medicinal use of marijuana, overcoming a late opposition campaign from law enforcement and business, faith and political leaders. State Question 788 , the result of an activist-led signature drive launched more than two years ago, makes it legal to grow, sell and use marijuana for medicinal purposes. The proposed law outlines no qualifying conditions, which would allow physicians to authorize its use for a broad range of ailments — a fact that sparked bitter opposition, particularly from law enforcement. Under the proposed law, a two-year medical marijuana license would allow...
  • Hydrology 9 a blast from the past for seasoned citizen vapers

    06/26/2018 8:13:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/26/18 | Jim Bray
    As the Justin Trudeau regime lurches toward its promise of legalizing cannabis use in Canada, a steady stream of products and services meant to help the public exploit the new freedom in as many ways as possible hits the marketplace. Legalization may be a case of opening the barn door decades after the horse has already gone (since millions of Canadians supposedly use the stuff already) and even though the evil weed isn't yet legal, you can go to many places right now and pick up both the consumables and the accessories with which to exploit them. My best friend...
  • Marijuana addiction is real, and rising

    06/24/2018 11:51:48 AM PDT · by Mariner · 90 replies
    Washington Post via SF Chronicle ^ | June 24th, 2018 | Christine Vestal, The Washington Post
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - For as long as most residents can remember, smoking marijuana has been a part of life here. The fact that California legalized the practice in January went practically unnoticed in this quiet town a half-hour's drive north of San Francisco, where some say the normalization of America's marijuana culture got its start. For Quintin Pohl and other teenagers before him, smoking pot was a rite of passage. It was a diversion from the loneliness he felt at home when his parents were splitting up and a salve for middle-school angst. It was his entire social life...
  • Oklahoma conservatives’ views on medical marijuana evolving

    06/23/2018 8:13:18 PM PDT · by Mariner · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 22nd, 2018 | By SEAN MURPHY
    LINDSAY, Okla. (AP) — Danny Daniels, an evangelical Christian in the rural Oklahoma town of Lindsay, is reliably conservative on just about every political issue. The 45-year-old church pastor is anti-abortion, voted for President Donald Trump and is a member of the National Rifle Association who owns an AR-15 rifle. He also came of age during the 1980s and believed in the anti-drug mantra that labeled marijuana as a dangerous gateway drug. But his view on marijuana changed as his pastoral work extended into hospice care and he saw patients at the end of their lives benefiting from the use...
  • Canada to allow mail-order marijuana sales

    06/23/2018 5:03:45 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/18 | Avery Anapol
    Canadians will soon be able to order marijuana through the mail as part of the nation’s new legalization of recreational pot. Lawmakers in the country passed the Cannabis Act earlier this week, setting the country up to regulate the market in the coming months. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that legalization will begin on Oct. 17. The country is the second to legalize the substance nationwide, after Uruguay. The federal minimum age for marijuana use in Canada will be 18, but some provinces are setting their own minimum age at 19, which is the drinking age in most areas....
  • What should marijuana opponents do when their cause fails? A lesson from Prohibition

    06/23/2018 2:47:03 PM PDT · by Mariner · 189 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 23rd, 2018 | Stephanie Schorow
    Some day soon, even as sweet, skunky smoke drifts in from the streets outside, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other staunch opponents of marijuana may draw inspiration from a true believer named Morris Sheppard. After the repeal of national Prohibition in 1933 and until his death in 1941, the Texas senator embraced a yearly custom. A progressive Democrat often considered “the father of Prohibition,” Sheppard would rise on the Senate floor to rail against alcohol and call for a repeal of Repeal. “It was a ritual,” Daniel Okrent, author of the 2010 book “Last Call: The Rise and Fall...
  • Marijuana users feel MORE pain:...cannabis lowers pain tolerance...users need more painkillers [Tr]

    06/21/2018 5:35:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 140 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 21, 2018 | ALEXANDRA THOMPSON, HEALTH REPORTER
    The drug, which is legal for medical use in the majority of US states, is mainly prescribed to ease pain. But this new research conducted in Colorado - which was the first state to legalize - suggests that short-term pain relief could weaken the body's resilience to pain over time. The researchers, from the Swedish Medical Center, Colorado, analyzed around 260 people who were involved in minor vehicle accidents and admitted to trauma centers. Of these, 54 tested positive for recent marijuana use while 16 claimed they used the drug more or less every day.
  • Canada legalises recreational marijuana

    06/19/2018 4:47:38 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 76 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20th June 2018 | BBC News
    Canada has passed a landmark law that legalises the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume the drug legally as early as this September. The country is the first in the G7 to legalise the drug's recreational use.
  • Canada's Full Legalization of Marijuana

    06/19/2018 7:16:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Wealth Daily ^ | June 12, 2018 | Monica Savaglia
    Canada is one step closer to full marijuana legalization. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last month, “We are very much focused on the control and legalization of marijuana, because the current system is not working.” This past Thursday marked a day in Canadian history... The Canadian Senate passed legislation that would legalize recreational use of marijuana. The Senate approved the legislation 56 to 30 in a late-night vote. This vote has cleared one of the biggest obstacles for full legalization. Now the country is on the path to permitting national use of marijuana. It’s still unclear when recreational weed...
  • Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization

    06/17/2018 10:35:45 AM PDT · by Mariner · 169 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 16th, 2018 | Tom Angell
    Delegates at the Republican Party of Texas convention on Saturday voted to approve platform planks endorsing marijuana decriminalization, medical cannabis and industrial hemp. They are also calling for a change in cannabis's classification by the federal government. "We support a change in the law to make it a civil, and not a criminal, offense for legal adults only to possess one ounce or less of marijuana for personal use, punishable by a fine of up to $100, but without jail time," reads one of the party's new positions. "Congress should remove cannabis from the list of Schedule 1," says another....
  • Marijuana Kills People

    06/14/2018 7:53:46 PM PDT · by kathsua · 92 replies
    janitor's view ^ | 06/14/18 | Reasonmclucus
    When a mass shooting occurs, some people act as if the guns themselves are responsible rather than the people who use them, Other people respond with the statement: "Guns don't kill people. People do." The statement is true because guns cannot independently affect the operation of the human brain. The brain is a complex system controlled by the interaction of various chemicals. People use marijuana because it is one of the chemicals .that can affect the operation of the brain. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to marijuana. In addition to creating the sensation of feeling "high", marijuana can cause...