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  • Justin Trudeau is on verge of legalizing pot for 12-year-olds (O Canada!)

    02/13/2018 12:34:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/13/2018 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, February 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — A pro-family group has blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bill legalizing recreational cannabis as “monstrous” and a “devastating attack” on society and families, and is urging Canadians to lobby the Senate to reject the legislation. Most egregiously, Bill C-45 or the Cannabis Bill, poses significant risks for children, REAL Women of Canada vice president Gwen Landolt said in a critique posted on the group’s website. The Liberal bill allows children over age 11 to “freely possess, use, and even share marijuana up to five grams [10 joints] at a time,” she pointed out. “There...

    12/29/2017 6:27:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    facebook ^ | December 26 at 2:55am · | Tim Sherman
    So itÂ’s been a Very emotional and long two days. I didnÂ’t want to ruin anybody elseÂ’s Christmas so I waited until after the Holiday. I got a text at 5:50 pm on Christmas Eve from Eastlake Police asking me to call dispatch. IÂ’m thinking there is a family that needs a Christmas under the tree that they just found. I call dispatch and ask for the Det who texted me. Dispatch tells me heÂ’s on a call and will call me back. I let the dispatcher know that IÂ’m not local, but can meet the Det on my way...
  • Where to legally buy recreational marijuana in California starting Jan. 1

    12/23/2017 9:50:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    The Cannifornian ^ | December 21, 2017 | Staff
    Starting Jan. 1, anyone 21 and older will be able to legally buy marijuana in California with just an ID. However, only shops with both local permits and state licenses to sell recreational cannabis will be able to open their doors to customers who don’t have doctor’s recommendations for medical marijuana. The Bureau of Cannabis Control on Dec. 14 started issuing temporary licenses for recreational marijuana sales. Here’s a map of every shop that’s so far sanctioned to sell cannabis to adults on New Year’s Day. The map will be updated frequently, with new state licenses issued each day.
  • My Proposal for Systems of Legal Recreational Drugs

    11/06/2017 9:11:50 AM PST · by Brian Griffin · 60 replies
    11/06/2017 | Brian Griffin
    I know this proposal will be met with strong opposition, but it is my firm belief that the 108-year old 'War on Drugs' needs to come to an end. It has turned into a decades-long war on millions of our young people. It would be replaced with FDA-supervised quality control systems for supplies of comparatively safe recreational drug forms, probably reducing the number of overdose deaths by over 98% (~50,000/year -> ~1,000/year). Manufacturers, distributors, retailers and customers would have to get DEA licenses. There would be three forms of customer DEA licenses: casual user, habitual cocaine user and habitual opiate...
  • Blaming MDs for Opioid Crisis Is Malarkey

    11/01/2017 9:14:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | November 1, 2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    President Trump's declaration that opioid abuse is a public health emergency is sparking debate about addiction. Tragically, myths and misinformation are blocking the path to preventing more deaths. Start with the causes of the opioid crisis. On "Face the Nation," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, chair of Trump's opioid commission, blamed overprescribing doctors. "This crisis started not on a street corner somewhere. This crisis started in the doctor's offices and hospitals of America." That's untrue, Governor. It contradicts scientific evidence and lets drug abusers off the hook. At least three-quarters of opioid pill abusers and almost all heroin addicts got...
  • New bill would allow for use, sale and growth of marijuana in St. Louis

    10/25/2017 8:52:46 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 10 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 25 October 2017 | Celeste Bott
    A bill filed this week allowing the use, sale and growth of marijuana in St. Louis aims to reduce disproportionate penalties for existing violations and free up time and resources for police to focus on crimes with victims. The bill, sponsored by Alderwoman Megan Green, 15th Ward, would make it unlawful for the city to enforce any laws that permit “the civil or criminal punishment for the use or possession of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia against any individual or entity,” except under certain circumstances.
  • Traffic fatalities linked to pot are up sharply in Colorado

    08/28/2017 6:09:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 75 replies
    KKTV ^ | 8-28-17
    Federal and state data show that the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has more than doubled since 2013. A Denver Post analysis of the data and coroner reports provides the most comprehensive look yet into whether roads in the state have become more dangerous since the drug's legalization. It shows that Increasingly potent levels of marijuana were found in positive-testing drivers who died in crashes in Front Range counties. The trends coincide with the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado. However, Colorado transportation and public safety officials say the rising number...
  • Cannabis industry org forms to “be ready” for national legalization

    06/17/2017 12:05:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    The Cannabist ^ | June 16, 2017 | Alex Pasquariello
    Cannabis is joining the ranks of the financial, advertising, real estate and alcohol industries with the formation of its first self-regulatory organization. The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB) launched Thursday with a powerhouse leadership team and an ambitious plan: Develop and enforce national standards that will increase compliance and transparency, spur growth, and shape future federal regulations. The NACB’s slogan is “Be ready,” in anticipation of federal legalization of cannabis. The cannabis industry is on a historic growth trajectory even as its businesses operate in a fractured regulatory environment and in the face of uncertain federal policy, NACB president...
  • DHS chief says he’s not deporting Dreamers, suggests Congress grant full legalization

    06/09/2017 5:40:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 110 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Wednesday that his agents are not actively trying to deport illegal immigrant Dreamers, but pleaded with Congress to pass a bill granting them a more permanent legal status, saying only lawmakers can solve the problem. Mr. Kelly declined to take a position on whether the 2012 amnesty President Obama created for Dreamers is legal, but said the program, known in government circles as DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is still in effect. He said “illegals” who have been properly approved for DACA will be safe from deportation, but said those who...
  • Legalized marijuana turns Colorado resort town into homeless magnet

    05/20/2017 5:05:56 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 177 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/2017 | Joseph J. Kolb
    town into homeless magnet By Joseph J. Kolb Published May 17, 2017 Fox News NOW PLAYING New poll shows shift on marijuana legalization From his sidewalk vantage point in front of an outdoor equipment store in downtown Durango, Colo., Matthew Marinseck has seen a transformation in this mountain resort town. The picturesque town near the New Mexico border, once a vibrant, upscale community dotted with luxury hotels, is being overrun by panhandlers – thanks, in part, to the legalization of marijuana. The town suddenly became a haven for recreational pot users, drawing in transients, panhandlers and a large number of...
  • Colorado Governor: Sessions Finds Obama-Era Marijuana Policy ‘Not Too Far’ Off (No crackdown?)

    04/27/2017 10:44:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 27, 2017 | Matt Ferner
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, after meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week in Washington, says that he doesn’t believe a federal crackdown on legal marijuana is on the way, adding that Sessions called the Obama administration’s guidance on marijuana “not too far from good policy.” “The meeting was very productive, and overall it was very good,” Jacque Montgomery, press secretary for the Democratic governor, told HuffPost. Montgomery said that Sessions spent about an hour with Hickenlooper, and they discussed the state’s successful marijuana regulation, its collection of data on usage, what the state has learned since the first legal...
  • If Prop 64 passes, what happens to prisoners convicted of marijuana charges?

    11/04/2016 9:01:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 4, 2016 | Brooke Edwards Staggs
    Though his fate will hang in the balance on Election Day, Corvain Cooper won’t get to cast a ballot. The 37-year-old will be in a cell in central California’s Atwater federal prison, where he’s serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for convictions involving marijuana. “I was placed in a federal prison at its highest level, with felons who all committed acts of violence,” the Los Angeles native said in a series of monitored emails sent from prison. “Yet they all have release dates.” Soon, Cooper could too. Though most of the attention surrounding Proposition 64 centers on...
  • Medical marijuana legalization sent to Ohio governor

    05/25/2016 10:16:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2016 11:11 PM EDT | Julie Carr Smyth
    A medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent to Ohio Gov. John Kasich in an effort by state lawmakers to offset support for a proposed fall ballot measure. The measure cleared the Ohio Senate by just three votes, and the House followed by OKing Senate changes 67-28. The proposal, which Kasich has not committed to signing, would bar patients from smoking marijuana or growing it at home, but it would allow its use in vapor form for certain chronic health conditions. It garnered both support and opposition among Republicans and Democrats. Supporters recalled emotional testimony from chronic pain sufferers and...
  • Why is everything amnesty? Let's Understand the Definition of the Term Shall We?

    02/26/2016 7:45:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/26/2016 | Silvio Canto Jr
    Senator Cruz and Rubio will argue a lot about amnesty in the next few days. I guess that standing against amnesty has become the new flag that every GOP candidate wants to carry. Yet, who is actually calling for amnesty? Or something like what President Reagan did in 1986? Have they changed the definition of the word amnesty? According to the dictionary, amnesty is "the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals." Who is pardoning any group or letting people stay here without consequences? The GOP should be for...
  • Cruz: I’d Look For and Deport All Illegal Immigrants, Rubio and Trump Would Allow Citizenship

    02/24/2016 1:39:53 PM PST · by TBP · 222 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2016 | IAN HANCHETT
    Republican presidential candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he would seek out and deport all the illegal immigrants in the US and that both fellow candidates Donald Trump and Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)“would allow those 12 million people to become US citizens” on Monday’s “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel. Cruz began by stating [relevant remarks begin around 2:30] that the law should be enforced, and illegal immigrants in the US should be deported. When asked if he would “go look for them” Cruz responded, “Bill, of course you would. That’s what ICE exists...
  • The facts on Rubio, Cruz, and immigration [votes Rush is talking about right now]

    02/23/2016 11:14:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2016 | Byron York
    The Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill passed the Senate after a series of votes in June 2013. Democrats, who controlled the Senate at the time, unanimously supported the bill, while most Republicans opposed it. The four Republicans on the gang - Marco Rubio, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Jeff Flake - of course voted for it, and also agreed with Democrats on a plan to kill almost all GOP amendments. Then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid allowed just a handful of amendments to reach the Senate floor. One, from Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, would have prohibited the legalization of...
  • Is Ted Cruz Wrong

    02/23/2016 7:53:13 AM PST · by New Jersey Realist · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | Jennifer Ruben
    Home Page Politics Opinions Sports Local National World Business Tech Lifestyle Entertainment Crosswords Video Photography Washington Post Live Live Chats Real Estate Cars Jobs WP BrandConnect Classifieds Partners 1996-2016 The Washington Post Terms of Service Privacy Policy Submissions and Discussion Policy RSS Terms of Service Ad Choices Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email More Options Right TurnOpinion Is Ted Cruz going from bad to worse? Resize Text Print Article Comments 21 Book mark article Read later list Saved to Reading List By Jennifer Rubin February 23 at 9:00 AM DES MOINES, IA...
  • Ted Cruz called for legalizing illegal aliens in 2013

    02/17/2016 9:43:23 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 48 replies ^ | November 13, 2016 | Ed Straker
    A rather astonishing video has surfaced courtesy of the Rick Santorum campaign showing Ted Cruz, apparently during a debate over Marco Rubio's Gang of 8 "Amnesty Bill," calling for a provision that would legalize all 11-plus million illegal aliens. He even used the liberal code phrase "out of the shadows." I encourage you to watch the video and see for yourself. Ted Cruz has stood for securing the border along with Donald Trump and Ben Carson, but he has been conspicuously silent on the issue of deporting illegals. I think the reason why is now clear. He doesn't want to...
  • Watch: Trump Says 'Yes' To Medical Marijuana, 'No' To Deporting Justin Bieber

    02/10/2016 5:29:44 PM PST · by JediJones · 55 replies
    Civilized ^ | 11/24/2015 | Julia Wright
    Donald Trump's position on cannabis appears to have flip-flopped wildly over the years. (No comb-over jokes - promise.) "Legalized marijuana is always a very difficult question - for medicinal purposes and medical purposes, it's fine," says Trump in the video. Earlier this year, Trump told FOX's Sean Hannity he supports medical users "100 percent," but added that overall, marijuana legalization has been "a bad thing for Colorado." He added the Evergreen state is now facing some "big, big problems." But back in 1990, Trump told the Sarasota Herald America's drug policy was "a joke," and legalizing all drugs was the...
  • Sen. Cruz Presents Measure to Strengthen, Improve Legal Immigration

    01/20/2015 4:24:14 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 225 replies
    Offers amendment to increase H-1B visas to help improve, retain high-skilled labor force WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today presented an amendment to the Gang of Eight immigration bill that would improve our nation’s legal immigration system by increasing high-skilled temporary worker visas, called H-1B visas, by 500 percent. The measure would effectively address the needs of our nation’s high-skilled workforce by helping meet the growing demand for workers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. It will also make block grants available to states to promote STEM education efforts and increase domestic STEM...