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  • Your Fake News Media in Action!

    04/21/2018 5:27:42 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 3 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Hey, let’s do that with Obamacare, too! – Chuckie Schumer announced on Friday that he’s introducing a bill that would essentially rescind federal marijuana laws because, he claims, he is such a huge believer in the concept of federalism that he thinks we should just let the states decide on whether pot should be legal or not. This marks the first issue in his long political career on which the old collectivist expressed a fealty to federalism. Talking Points Parrot for Senate! – Just minutes after Schumer had held his press conference,...
  • Jeff Sessions Allows Big Pharma Use Of Synthetic Marijuana But Deprives Natural Plant From Public...

    04/21/2018 2:06:26 PM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    The American people should be becoming very suspicious of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he could be blamed for this ridiculous situation revolving around President. President Trump has begged Sessions to step in and do his job numerous times. I would love to know who encouraged Trump to appoint him as Attorney General. I know that Sessions appointed Rosenstein. Rosenstein set Trump up to fire Comey, as he put out the memo Comey should be fired. Nothing makes sense anymore, and I feel like I am being tossed around in a storm without a compass. When Sessions was appointed as...
  • Growing pains: how Oregon wound up with way more pot than it can smoke

    04/20/2018 1:27:43 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/19/2018 | Lily Raff McCalou
    Trey Willison, a cannabis farmer in Eugene, first started worrying last May about there being too much marijuana in Oregon. He had sold all his clone plants to other growers, who were using them to cultivate yet more marijuana. You start doing the math on that and it just didnt make sense how people could be growing that many plants, Willison said. Fast-forward nearly a year and Oregon does indeed have a glut of marijuana; there are over 1m lb of usable but unsold marijuana, according to the state tracking system. Thats more than 128m eighths of weed, and almost...
  • Poll: Nearly half of marijuana users admit to going to work while high

    04/20/2018 12:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    Scripps Media ^ | Jan 29, 2018
    About half of marijuana users in states where it's legal say they've gone to work while under the influence of the drug ... Instamotor polled 600 self-identified marijuana users in states where recreational marijuana is legal ... Almost half -- 48 percent -- of respondents said they have gone to work high, with 39 percent stating that they go to work under the influence at least once per week. ... 50 percent said they would likely be fired if their boss knew they were high at work.
  • Schumer Says He'll Introduce Weed Decriminalization Bill

    04/20/2018 10:50:22 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 69 replies
    Digg Inc. ^ | Apr 19 2018 | Mathew Olson
    In a change from his previous stance on the matter, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has announced he will introduce a bill to Congress for federal decriminalization of marijuana. Earlier today, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced he is co-sponsoring Senator Cory Booker's (D-NJ) proposed "Marijuana Justice Act," which would decriminalize marijuana, impose penalties on states maintaining criminalization and open the door to forgiveness or civil suits concerning past convictions. John Boehner announced that he was joining the board of marijuana company Acreage Holdings, saying "I'm convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research." Last year, Representative...
  • On 4/20, Chuck Schumer To Introduce Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana

    04/20/2018 10:28:18 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 45 replies
    NPR ^ | 4/20/18 | Susan Davis
    Politics isn't always red or blue. Lately, it has been green. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in America. Schumer's legislation would remove marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under a 1970 law that classifies marijuana as dangerous as heroin for legal and regulatory purposes. It would establish funding for women- and minority-owned marijuana businesses, require more research on the drug's public health impact, and maintain federal authority to regulate commercial advertising,...
  • Chuck Schumer introduces bill to decriminalize marijuana

    04/20/2018 9:12:02 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 124 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 20, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced legislation Friday that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and establish dedicated funding streams for women and minority businesses to grow and distribute the drug. The time has come to decriminalize marijuana, Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement. My thinking, as well as the general populations views on the issue has evolved, and so I believe theres no better time than the present to get this done. Its simply the right thing to do. Schumers legislation would maintain laws that prevent trafficking of marijuana across state lines in cases where the drug is...
  • Marijuana activists behind last major White House smoke-in give Trump a breather

    04/20/2018 6:28:53 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 20, 2018
    Cannabis activists paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue with flags, banners, a 51-foot inflatable joint, and a plan to get high at 4:20 p.m. two years ago in a last-ditch bid to convince President Barack Obama to administratively legalize marijuana. Attendees blew smoke through a shofar, took selfies, and reveled in a communal cloud as police watched, but the rally didn't sway Obama, who left office with pot still a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, meaning illegal for any purpose outside limited research. "I think he will go down among potheads as fitting the stereotype as someone who was...
  • US experts back marijuana-based drug for child seizures

    04/19/2018 6:06:40 PM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    AP via KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | April 19th, 2018 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (AP) A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy. If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group's recommendation, GW Pharmaceuticals' syrup would become the first drug derived from the cannabis plant to win federal approval in the U.S. The 13-member FDA panel voted unanimously in favor of the experimental medication made from a chemical found in cannabis - one that does not get users high. The panelists backed the drug based on three studies...
  • Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says

    04/19/2018 7:58:56 AM PDT · by Mariner · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19th, 2018 | By Mark Lieber
    (CNN)Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users. The meta-analysis, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, combines data from 69 previous studies that look at the effects of heavy cannabis use on cognitive functioning in adolescents and young adults. It found that those young people who identified as heavy marijuana users scored significantly lower than non-users in a variety of cognitive domains...
  • Billionaire banking heir Matthew Mellon dies in rehab facility

    04/16/2018 11:33:01 PM PDT · by familyop · 45 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 16, 2018 | Ian Mohr
    Banking heir and cryptocurrency bigwig Matthew Mellon has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. Mellon, an early backer of global settlement network Ripple, was the ex-husband of Jimmy Choo guru Tamara Mellon and of designer Nicole Hanley, his second wife. A rep said in a statement: Billionaire Matthew Mellon, 53, died suddenly in Cancun, Mexico, where he was attending a drug rehabilitation facility. Mellon made his fortune in cryptocurrency, turning a $2 million investment into $1 billion. He is survived by his three children, Force, Olympia and Minty. The family asks that their privacy be respected...
  • Laura Ingraham interviews pro-pot lawyer

    04/16/2018 9:52:44 PM PDT · by ADemocratNoMore · 8 replies
    TDT News, Youtube ^ | 4/17/18 | The Ingrahm Angle
    Laura Ingraham did a segment on her show tonight. One of the guests was a pro-pot lawyer from Denver. Segment starts at the 40:18 mark, guest comes on at the 42:11 mark. Hilarity ensues.
  • Trump tells senator there will be no marijuana crackdown

    04/13/2018 12:05:26 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2018
    President Trump called Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner this week to tell him there will be no crackdown on states that legalized marijuana for recreational use. Trump also said he will support legislation to allow state autonomy under federal law, which currently makes pot possession for any reason outside limited research a crime. Gardner, a Republican, won the assurances by blocking Justice Department nominations after Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew the so-called Cole Memo in January.
  • Former Mexican President Fox calls for opium poppy legalization

    04/12/2018 7:05:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 Apr 2018
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Former Mexican President Vicente Fox proposed on Wednesday the legalization of opium poppy production as a way to help end bloody turf battles fought by drug cartels in various parts of the country. Fox served as president from 2000-2006 with the center-right National Action Party but has since distanced himself from the party. In the past, he has also advocated for the legalization of marijuana. The plants themselves are not harmful, we make them harmful, (especially) the criminals who use them for evil purposes, Fox said at a pro-marijuana event in the capital. He also implored...
  • Former Speaker John Boehner joins marijuana company

    04/11/2018 9:31:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 103 replies
    Axios ^ | 11 Apr 2018 | Stef W. Kight
    Former House Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday that he is joining Acreage Holdings, which cultivates, processes, and dispenses legal marijuana in the U.S. Why it matters: In 2011, Boehner came out against marijuana legalization, and today's announcement indicates a normalizing of the marijuana industry, despite attacks led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
  • Boehner's bombshell weed reversal a big boost for marijuana

    04/11/2018 8:02:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/11/2018 | Kristine Owram
    The pot industry panicked when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the governments hands-off policy on weed. Today, it can breathe a bit easier as former Republican House Speaker John Boehner joins the advisory board of U.S. cannabis producer Acreage Holdings. ~SNIP~ The announcement that Boehner and former Massachusetts Governor William Weld will advise Acreage, a private company, should send shockwaves throughout the industry and act as a positive catalyst for the sector as a whole, Ajamian said. Boehners move marks a fundamental shift for a man who said nine years ago he was unalterably opposed to legalization, and indicates...
  • 3 dead, more than 100 with severe bleeding from synthetic pot: Illinois health officials

    04/10/2018 9:32:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 93 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 4/10/2018 | ANDREA MILLER
    A third person who experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic marijuana has died in Illinois, health officials confirmed. There are now 107 people in central Illinois and the Chicago area who experienced severe bleeding after using the synthetic pot, often called spice, K2 or fake weed, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Each day weve seen the number of cases rise, said director of the IDPH Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. "Synthetic cannabinoids are unsafe. They are not regulated and people dont know what chemicals may be in them, like rat poison. While efforts are underway to get...
  • Binge Drinking Drops In States With Recreational Marijuana

    04/07/2018 11:53:41 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 183 replies
    Forbes ^ | APR 5, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Binge drinking across the United States is at an all time high. Yet, a new reportfrom the Wall Street investment firm Cowen & Company shows that this dangerous alcoholic behavior is on the decline in states that have legalized the leaf in a manner similar to alcohol.It was just a month ago that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published new datasuggesting that more Americans are nowengaging in regular binge drinking. What was once considered afoolish exploit of College students has now apparently infiltrated citizens from every demographic and all walks of life. [...]But the investment analysts at...
  • Evil Weed or Good Cash Crop?

    04/01/2018 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Hemp is not marijuana.And yet it is.Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he will introduce legislation to legalize industrial hemp.He is not concerning himself with marijuana, which is what we call the plant Cannabis sativa when cultivated for its Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, the principal chemical in the plant that makes it ideal for recreational (and other) uses. Industrial hemp is Cannabis sativa, too, just with minuscule THC.Actually, he insists that hemp and marijuana are more than merely distinct: I think weve worked our way through the education process of making sure everybody understands this is really a different...
  • Cannabinoids are easier on the brain than booze, study finds [no brain damage from long-term use].

    03/29/2018 7:14:17 AM PDT · by varyouga · 107 replies
    University of Colorado ^ | 2/2/2018 | Cay Leytham-Powell
    "To combat this misconception in the existing literature, the researchers gave a fresh look at some existing neurological imaging data from the MRIs of both adolescents and adults to see how, using the same variables and controls, the influence of cannabinoids on the brain compared to or contrasted with alcohol. "With alcohol, weve known its bad for the brain for decades," said Hutchison. "But for cannabis, we know so little." To see any potential difference, the researchers used the data to examine the most important neurological components: gray matter and white matter. Gray and white matter are the two main...