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  • Zero tolerance: no safe level of alcohol, study says

    08/23/2018 8:04:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 162 replies
    AFP ^ | August 24th, 2018 | Unattributed
    Even an occasional glass of wine or beer increases the risk of health problems and dying, according to a major study on drinking in 195 nations that attributes 2.8 million premature deaths worldwide each year to booze. "There is no safe level of alcohol," said Max Griswold, a researcher at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Washington and lead author for a consortium of more than 500 experts. Despite recent research showing that light-to-moderate drinking reduces heart disease, the new study found that alcohol use is more likely than not to do harm. "The protective effect of...
  • 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...
  • NATIONAL MOONSHINE DAY – June 5

    06/05/2018 12:04:08 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies
    This beverage has a notorious record of blurring the lines of history and the law, turning ordinary men (and women) into criminals and common criminals into legends. Moonshine traditionally is an illegally distilled spirit. Mostly made from a corn mash, moonshine is a distilled whiskey that is typically produced by an individual illegally without a permit. Also known as white lightning, mountain dew, homebrew, hillbilly pop, rotgut and too many more to list here. Distilling skills first came to the United States during the 1830s with the Scotch-Irish as they settled in Virginia. Temperance laws and prohibition legislation were passed...
  • Precursor to the war on drugs: on December 5th, 1933, prohibition in the U.S. came to an end.

    12/05/2017 12:05:58 PM PST · by harpygoddess · 16 replies
    vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 12/05/2017 | VA Viper
    Prohibition began on January 16, 1920, which was the effective date of the 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution: it was a national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the United States. An outgrowth of the temperance movement, which had been gathering momentum during the entire 19th century, Prohibition got a final impetus from World War I, which prompted the Congress to pass the 18th amendment in December 1917. Ratification (by 36 of the 48 states) came on 16 January 1919, and the Volstead Act implemented the measure a year later. Prohibition - highly unpopular...
  • On this date in 1933

    12/05/2017 5:48:05 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 15 replies
    The 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, is ratified. Let the good times roll.
  • Who won Ohio's big medical marijuana grow licenses? 5 things to know

    12/01/2017 7:59:21 AM PST · by Wolfie · 11 replies
    Cleveland. Com ^ | 12/01/17
    Who won Ohio's big medical marijuana grow licenses? 5 things to know COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The last of Ohio's 24, highly sought-after medical marijuana cultivation licenses were awarded Thursday, ending months of anticipation but leaving many applicants and industry observers with more questions about the process. The Ohio Department of Commerce winnowed 185 applicants down to 24 winners -- 12 level I licenses for up to 25,000 square feet of grow space and 12 level II licenses for up to 3,000 square feet. The department announced the 12 large growers on Thursday. Application records released Thursday reveal some information about...
  • 132 Alcohol Bottles Recovered From Car in Lahore's Garden Town Area

    03/06/2017 8:04:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Dunya News ^ | 04 March,2017
    Police officers confiscated as many as 132 wine bottles from a car in Lahore’s Garden Town area. According to details, the officers stopped a car at checkpost and recovered alcohol bottles of international brand during checking. Suspect Burhan has also been taken into custody for further investigation. Earlier on Thursday, Sindh High Court (SHC) had ordered to close bars who are selling alcohol across the province and instructed the authorities to continue shutter down until the proper procedure.
  • Mexican Drug Smugglers Use Air Cannon to Launch Weed into the U.S.

    12/12/2016 12:58:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 12, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Smuggling illicit drugs across the U.S border is a lucrative business. From hiding hundreds of pounds of cocaine or marijuana in vehicles, funneling it through tunnels under fenced areas or shipping it across the Florida coastline, drug dealers based in countries like Mexico and Cuba are pretty inventive in finding ways to get their contraband past border agents and into the United States. So inventive, in fact, that U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that over the weekend, drug smugglers in Mexico used an air cannon to launch a pile of weed across the border into the U.S. According to...
  • Barack Obama doesn’t want you smoking in public housing (weed?)

    08/27/2016 9:08:23 PM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 8/27/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Homeless advocates and public health officials are squaring off over a controversial Obama administration proposal to ban smoking in government-assisted housing projects. The smoking ban has drawn praise from health officials who say it would spare non-smokers from the dangerous effects of secondhand smoke. But homeless advocates are enraged by the proposal, which they fear could force low-income residents who can’t kick the habit out of their homes.
  • Winston Churchill's Doctor's Note Allowing Him to Drink "Unlimited" Alcohol in Prohibition America

    05/18/2016 4:54:22 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 24 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 05/17/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Winston Churchill arrived in the United States for a long (40 stop) lecture tour in December of 1931, and shortly after his arrival was struck by a car while crossing the street. A cab carried him off to Lenox Hill Hospital where he was treated for a deep gash to the head, a fractured nose, fractured ribs, and severe shock. He spent two weeks in the hospital, where he also developed pleurisy. Six weeks after the accident, he resumed an reduced 14-stop version of the tour, despite his fears that he would prove unfit. Dr. Otto Pickhardt, Lenox Hill’s admitting...
  • 100 million heard him preach! Billy Sunday-"The devil says I'm out, but the Lord says I'm safe."

    02/17/2016 6:58:47 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 8 replies
    <p>A baseball star, Billy Sunday played for the Chicago White Stockings in the 1880's and later the Philadelphia Phillies.</p> <p>Born during the Civil War in a log cabin in Iowa, his father, who was a Union Army soldier, died of pneumonia when Billy was a month old. At age 15, Billy Sunday struck out on his own, working several jobs before playing baseball.</p>
  • Appalachian Trail record-setter pays $500 fine, still feels ‘used’ by Baxter official

    09/11/2015 6:54:56 PM PDT · by billorites · 23 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | September 9, 2015 | Kevin Miller
    The professional athlete who completed the entire Appalachian Trail in record-setting time paid a $500 fine Wednesday for drinking alcohol atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin in July, an incident that prompted a broader debate about hikers’ behavior in Baxter State Park. An attorney for Scott Jurek said his client agreed to pay the fine because he did pop open a bottle of champagne atop Maine’s highest peak in violation of Baxter State Park’s no-alcohol policy after his 46-day run ended July 12. But as part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped charges of littering and hiking with an oversized group, two...
  • Progressives: Puritans with a Different God

    04/06/2015 4:30:35 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/6/15 | Steve Berman
    Indiana has gone from becoming a standard-bearer in the battle for religious liberty, to a routed coward who unhands the ensign, careful not to trip over the pole on the way to the rear. State versions of the federal RFRA are a red herring, which in no way inform legislative or social policy, except in very specific situations (such as a city council passing a narrow ordinance compelling businesses to participate in same-sex weddings—just to pull one out of a hat). We conservatives take it for granted that those city ordinances will now be passed in Indiana, as they have...
  • Coloradans become first to ask feds to block legalized marijuana

    02/20/2015 11:54:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 130 replies
    The Eugene Register-Guard ^ | February 19, 2015 | Kristen Wyatt (Associated Press)
    DENVER — Colorado already is being sued by two neighboring states for legalizing marijuana. Now, the state faces groundbreaking lawsuits from its own residents, who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close. The owners of a mountain hotel and a southern Colorado horse farm argue in a pair of lawsuits filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Denver that the 2012 marijuana-legalization measure has hurt their property and that the marijuana industry is stinky and attracts unsavory visitors.
  • Loretta Lynch’s hard-line stance on marijuana is making Colorado sweat

    02/03/2015 12:29:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Nobody in the Colorado marijuana industry is panicking, but those involved are sweating a little over the hard line taken by Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s pick to be the next attorney general, on legalization during this week’s Senate confirmation hearing. “Quite a few of my members were expressing concern and nervousness,” said Michael Elliott, executive director of the Colorado Marijuana Industry Group. “But I’m not sure we could have expected much more than we just heard. Even the president, who came out saying that marijuana is no more dangerous as alcohol, is also on the record as being...
  • In a first, Mass. town may prohibit tobacco sales

    10/28/2014 4:35:18 AM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Kay Lazar
    The Central Massachusetts town of Westminster would become the first community in the state, and perhaps the nation, to ban all tobacco sales under a proposal made public Monday that regulators say is designed to improve health, especially among the young. Draft regulations posted on the town’s website would prohibit sales of products containing tobacco or nicotine, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and even electronic cigarettes, which use batteries to heat nicotine-laced liquid, producing a vapor that is inhaled. The plan has infuriated local store owners, who are circulating petitions to block the action, saying it would drive them out of...
  • Will California's Next Top Cop Support Legal Pot?

    10/12/2014 5:28:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    Practically everyone expects California Attorney General Kamala Harris to win re-election handily in November. The Democrat won 53 percent of the vote in a crowded June primary. A rising star expected to ascend someday to the governorship, perhaps a U.S. Senate seat, Harris has won the endorsement of major newspapers in the state. She's such an attractive candidate that even though it was true, President Barack Obama had to apologize last year for calling her "by far the best-looking attorney general in the country." Yet Harris faces two unusual obstacles in the November runoff. One is Ron Gold, a never-elected...
  • Drinking ban in Korea successful with no alcohol-related incidents

    06/24/2014 3:03:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 6/24/2014 | Ashley Rowland
    The 7th Air Force called last weekend’s ban on drinking a “success,” with no alcohol-related incidents recorded during the 66-hour period. The ban on alcohol purchase and consumption was in place for all airmen in South Korea from noon Friday through 6 a.m. Monday. Violators could have faced punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Command spokeswoman Maj. Richelle Dowdell said the alcohol stand-down was successful because it gave airmen a chance to reflect on their mission, gave them “time to consider what we must do to change — not only as individuals but to promote a culture of...
  • Drinking yourself into anesthetized state ‘is now socially acceptable’: NHS boss says…(UK)

    03/03/2014 10:04:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:53 EST, 3 March 2014 | Rosie Taylor and Sophie Borland
    A third of intensive care beds at weekends are taken up by patients critically ill from alcohol, according to the NHS’s head of critical care. Dr. Bob Winter said it had become socially acceptable for people to drink themselves into an “anesthetized state” on Friday and Saturday nights, and he also warned of the trend of “front-loading”—becoming intoxicated before going out. The prices at supermarkets and off-licenses were so cheap it was possible to buy enough alcohol to “die from” with a £10 note, he added. Dr. Winter called for an urgent change in the culture of drinking and said...
  • 10 Things You Don't Know About Prohibition (History Channel (9 PM EST 11-23)

    11/23/2013 5:52:58 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Prohibition was one of the most outlandish, and most influential periods in all of American history--and Henry Rollins is going to reveal just how strange it got. From Al Capone's deep, dark family secret and weird D.C. monuments still standing today, to the crazy and sinister things our government did to get average Americans to stop drinking, you won't believe what Henry's dug up.