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  • America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

    11/25/2019 5:13:25 AM PST · by urtax$@work · 123 replies
    The Atlantic , ( getpocket.com -reprinted ) ^ | August 20, 2018 | Annie Lowrey
    This is an excerpt for discussion purposes, see article for full story. More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead. The proliferation of retail boutiques in California did not really bother him, Evan told me, but the billboards did. Advertisements for delivery, advertisements promoting the substance for relaxation, for fun, for health. “Shop. It’s legal.” “Hello marijuana, goodbye hangover.” “It’s not a trigger,” he told me. “But it is in your face.” When we spoke, he had been sober for a hard-fought seven weeks: seven weeks of sleepless nights, intermittent nausea, irritability, trouble focusing, and...
  • CNN Ponders Trump 2020: 'What Is the Magic That He Doles Out?'

    08/21/2019 6:04:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 20, 2019 | Susan Jones
    Rolling Stone magazine recently published an article titled "Trump 2020: Be Very Afraid," which carries the following subtitle: "America is the first country to ever elect a Mad King, and the way things are going, we may be dumb enough to do it twice." The author, Matt Taibbi, sat down with CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday morning. Among other things, Taibbi said the enthusiasm at Trump's campaign events this year is even greater than it was in 2016, and reporters who cover Trump are not explaining that. "What is the magic that he doles out?" CNN's Alisyn Camerota, not a...
  • Coroner says Dayton gunman had cocaine and alcohol in his system during the shooting that killed 9

    08/15/2019 2:20:05 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | AUG. 15, 2019 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ...The coroner said cocaine, antidepressants and alcohol were found in Betts’ system at the time of the shooting. A pipe device and a clear baggie with cocaine were found on Betts’ body.
  • ...Dayton shooter's demonic notebook scrawls reveal...craved marijuana and speed...[Truncated]

    08/09/2019 12:41:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 8, 2019 | BEN ASHFORD
    The frightening pages were revealed by a former friend who paints a confounding picture of Betts as a frequent methamphetamine smoker who played violent video games - but was never a racist or interested in weapons...Himes can testify, however, to the fact that Betts was a frequent drug user, taking methamphetamine, cocaine - or 'whatever upper he could get his hands on' in days-long binges...'But he was very consistent with the methamphetamine. I don't know if he got into slamming with needles, but he was pretty much smoking it every day when we were hanging out. 'Coke was also a...
  • The link between pot and mass shootings may be closer than we think

    08/08/2019 6:15:32 AM PDT · by Mariner · 91 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 8th, 2019 | By Miranda Devine
    You can’t walk through the streets of Manhattan these days without smelling weed. Even as evidence mounts of the health problems associated with marijuana, New York has insisted on joining other greedy states scrambling to legalize this deceptively dangerous drug. It makes no sense at a time when American youth is suffering from an unprecedented mental health crisis. And, in all honesty, we cannot rule out a connection between increasing marijuana use, mental illness and the recent spate of mass shootings by disturbed young males. We don’t yet know much about the mental state or drug use of the El...
  • ‘Her eyes were completely black’: Va. family fends off naked woman who claimed to be the devil

    07/05/2019 5:21:51 PM PDT · by csvset · 91 replies
    WRIC ^ | 5 July 2019 | Talya Cunningham, Dean Mirshahi
    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Chesterfield family spoke with 8News Friday after fending off a naked intruder who broke into their home on South Twilight Lane the night before. The intruder claimed to be the devil and attacked the family, prompting the homeowner to fire 39 rounds. The incident was a traumatic experience for the Lewis family’s first night in their brand new home. She was in to kill us,” Melissa Lewis said. “That was her almighty, to kill us. She attacked us and I held her down just kept on punching her and punching her as hard as...
  • Cocaine-laced cigarettes, crack, and vodka binges: Hunter Biden details his drug and alcohol abuse

    07/02/2019 11:11:50 AM PDT · by SpaceBar · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 02, 2019 | Caitlin Yilek
    Joe Biden’s son Hunter has detailed the drug and alcohol addiction problems that played a role in the end of his marriage, his discharge from the Navy Reserve, and his absence from the 2020 campaign trail. Divorced in 2017 after a 23-year marriage, Hunter Biden, 49, is the father of Naomi, 25, Finnegan, 19, and Maisy, 18. He recently married Melissa Cohen, 32, a South African divorcee, in secret just 10 days after he'd met her, marking the occasion with a "shalom" tattoo in Hebrew on the inside of his left bicep, to match one she has in the same...
  • DUI arrest after six-car crash on 15 Freeway in Temecula kills Murrieta woman

    06/05/2019 4:59:58 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    The driver of a pickup moving fast in morning traffic on the 15 Freeway caused a six-vehicle, chain-reaction crash Tuesday that killed a Murrieta woman and sent another pickup off the roadway and into the side of the Temecula City Hall parking building, authorities said. The pickup’s driver, identified as Javier Caldera, 25, of Auburn, Washington, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, the California Highway Patrol said. He was not injured. Caldera was arrested on suspicion of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run resulting in property damage, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended...
  • Coca-Cola heir arrested in Caribbean with $1.3M in cannabis, 5,000 plants aboard private [tr]

    05/14/2019 4:54:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13, 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    A Greek billionaire and heir to the Coca-Cola fortune was arrested on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts after a search of his private jet uncovered more than $1.3 million worth of cannabis on board, according to multiple reports. Alkiviades “Alki” David, 50, was arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Unit at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport after customs officials found approximately 5,000 cannabis plants in addition to seeds and a variety of other cannabis products, according to the Vancouver Sun. He was charged with intent to supply, possession of controlled drugs and importation of a controlled drug into the federation,...
  • pdate: One victim dead after Appalachian Trail machete attack, man in custody named

    05/12/2019 2:02:24 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 90 replies
    WSLS News ^ | May 12, 2019 | Lindsey Kinnett / Tommy Lopez
    WYTHE COUNTY, Va. - One of the two victims in Saturday morning’s machete attack on the Appalachian Trail has died and law enforcement has now named the suspect under arrest. A spokesman for the Department of Justice said Sunday that 30-year-old James Jordan was arrested in the early morning hours Saturday. He faces federal charges that include murder and assault with the intent to murder. The spokesman said Sunday that one of the victims has died. 10 News previously reported that investigators said one of the victims, a female, was expected to survive the attack, while the condition of the...
  • PPB: 60 applicants, only 3 passed background checks (Portland Police Bureau)

    04/05/2019 4:34:56 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    KOIN6 ^ | April 2, 2019 | Lisa Balick
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- There are now 120 sworn officer vacancies in the Portland Police Bureau. At a City Council meeting Tuesday, Chief Danielle Outlaw shared some of the challenges they face in hiring new people and filling those positions. The assistant chief told the City Commissioners that out of more than 60 people who applied for public safety specialist jobs, only 3 passed background checks. The biggest reasons for their disqualification is past drug use or dishonesty in their application. Police applicants who have used marijuana in the past year don't pass a PPB background check because marijuana remains...
  • Marijuana and psychosis: Real data, real bad

    04/04/2019 1:01:56 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 187 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 4, 2019 | John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    Both groups were surveyed on a host of factors, including their use of marijuana and other drugs. The study’s authors concluded that “people who smoked marijuana on a daily basis were three times more likely to be diagnosed with psychosis compared with people who never used the drug. For those who used high-potency marijuana daily, the risk jumped to nearly five times."
  • ‘It’s A Serious Degree’: Students Across US Now Majoring In Marijuana At Colleges

    03/05/2019 8:56:46 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | March 4, 2019
    GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — Colleges are now adding cannabis to their curriculum. Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she’s majoring in marijuana. “My friends make good-natured jokes about getting a degree in weed,” said DeNoya, one of the first students in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry at Northern Michigan University. “I say, ‘No, it’s a serious degree, a chemistry degree first and foremost. It’s hard work. Organic chemistry is a bear.'” As a green gold rush in legal marijuana and its non-drug cousin hemp spreads across North America, a growing number...
  • At last, a store in Rockport can sell alcohol (Mass.)

    03/05/2019 5:29:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 3, 2019 | Elise Takahama
    ROCKPORT — A local temperance leader from the 1850s and nostalgia for the past kept Rockport from opening a liquor store for 162 years, according to historians and residents. On Saturday afternoon, that changed.
  • My Restaurant Was the Greatest Show of Excess You’d Ever Seen, and It Almost Killed Me

    02/21/2019 2:45:09 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 80 replies
    bonappetit.com ^ | David McMillan of Joe Beef - Montreal
    I was never falling-down drunk. I was never belligerent. I always got my work done. I was never unkempt. I was always clean, I was always shaved, I always performed at work. I was always kind and gracious in the dining room. But I lived in hell. When we opened Joe Beef in 2005, we were inspired by Martin Picard at Au Pied de Cochon, by these grandiose bistros of Paris, by seafood towers, by excess. We were two portly men who ate and drank well. I was and still am very insecure about anybody coming to the restaurant and...
  • Kamala Harris’s dad: Our family wants to ‘dissociate ourselves from this travesty’

    02/20/2019 6:08:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 2/20/19 | Shawn Langlois
    ‘My dear departed grandmothers... as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not, with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics.” That’s professor Donald Harris, the Jamaican father of Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris, reportedly sounding off this week in a statement to Jamaica Global Online about his daughter’s interview on the New York Breakfast Club radio show.
  • N.J. man accused of killing 3 in drugged-driving gas station crash previously had license suspend..

    02/20/2019 3:29:37 PM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | February 20, 2019
    The 29-year-old man who allegedly crashed his car into a Wayne gas station Tuesday while high, killing three people, had previously lost his license after being arrested on charges he drove recklessly while under the influence and has a history of drug addiction. Jason Vanderee, of the Glenwood section of Vernon Township, is accused of slamming into three cars at the Delta gas station on Route 23 “at an excessive speed,” killing a father and son sitting in their car as well as a gas station attendant. He remains in custody pending a hearing, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office said...
  • Baltimore prosecutor files petition to erase pot convictions [Mosby]

    01/31/2019 3:16:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 31, 2019 | David McFadden
    Baltimore’s top prosecutor has filed a rarely used legal petition intended to vacate 3,778 convictions for possession of marijuana, arguing an extraordinary legal strategy is necessary to “right an extraordinary wrong.” In a highly unusual “Maryland v. Maryland” filing in state court, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby used a petition called “writ of error coram nobis” that allows a court to reopen cases when substantial error is found that wasn’t apparent in initial judgments. The petition, if granted, could wipe out thousands of pot possession convictions. Mosby’s arguments are based on what she paints as an opportunity to achieve retroactive justice...
  • Husband arrested for throwing sex and meth-fuelled ‘death party’ for wife, 69...

    01/30/2019 5:29:00 AM PST · by Gamecock · 60 replies
    The Sun ^ | 1/29/2019 | Jenny Awford and Chris Murphy
    Full Title: Husband arrested for throwing sex and meth-fuelled ‘death party’ for wife, 69, who didn’t want to die in a nursing home A HUSBAND has been arrested for throwing his ill wife a meth-fuelled ‘death party’ where they had one last sex romp before she passed away. Duane Arden Johnson, 58, allegedly gave his wife Debra Lynn, 69, doses of methamphetamine because he claims she didn’t want to die in a nursing home. He was arrested for criminal neglect of Friday after he called 911 to report that his wife had died and could be seen cackling in his...
  • Ed Buck, Political Activist, Faces Questions Over 2nd Dead Man in His Home in 2 Years

    01/08/2019 6:05:21 PM PST · by NRx · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 01-08-2019 | Matthew Haag
    For the second time in two years, Los Angeles detectives have found a man dead inside the apartment of Ed Buck, a political activist who rose to national prominence in the late 1980s for his effort to recall the governor of Arizona, the authorities said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it received a 911 call shortly after 1 a.m. on Monday from a person who claimed that a man inside a West Hollywood apartment had stopped breathing and could not be resuscitated. When emergency responders arrived at the residence, a second-floor unit on Laurel Avenue, they declared the...