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  • 15,000 Pounds of Trash Left After 4/20 Smokeout: SF Park and Rec

    04/21/2016 11:41:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/21 | Stephanie Chuang and Lisa Fernandez
    They came. They smoked. They left more than seven tons of trash. After more than 8,000 people flocked Golden Gate Park on Wednesday, or 4/20, as the San Francisco’s marijuana-loving community call it, countless bottles of Shasta soda, beer cans, Fruit Loops boxes and butts were left scattered across the grassy, green lawn. "We think we will end up with over 15,000 pounds of trash," San Francisco Recreation and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg said Thursday morning. "Yes, it's impactful to our park." Ginsburg noted the mess was an improvement from last year. That trashy haul tipped the scales at...
  • Rand Paul on Daily Show: Gov't Shouldn't Tell You What To "Smoke, Drink, and Eat"

    01/14/2016 2:42:24 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 24 replies
    Reason ^ | 1/14/16 | Nick Gillespie
    Rand Paul may not be in tonight's Republican debate but he did a media blitz of sorts yesterday, including hits on MSNBC, Fox, and CNN and ending with an extended interview on The Daily Show. Watch the two-parter below as the Kentucy senator swill bourbon with host Trevor Noah and says the federal government shouldn't be "able to tell you what you "smoke, eat, and drink."
  • When Jeb Bush Goes Down, He’s Taking The Rest Of The GOP Field With Him

    12/04/2015 6:05:25 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 99 replies ^ | December 4
    When Jeb Bush goes down, he’s taking the rest of the GOP field with him (except Donald Trump).That, at least, is what will happen if Mike Murphy, the head of Bush’s super PAC Right to Rise, gets his way. Right to Rise has $75 million in the bank, and Murphy’s not going to let it go to waste, according to Politico: According to another source close to Right to Rise, Murphy has been floating another tactical shift to potential supporters, suggesting that he might spend the bulk of the $75 million to carpet bomb Rubio, Cruz, Carson, Christie—everyone but Trump....
  • Biggest Bush donor to run anti-Trump ad

    12/04/2015 1:02:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-4-15 | Bradford Richardson
    Jeb Bush's largest donor has decided to run full-page ads targeting Donald Trump that call the GOP presidential hopeful "a narcissistic BULLYionaire." Billionaire Mike Fernandez, who has contributed $3 million to Right to Rise, the main super-PAC supporting Bush's presidential bid, announced his decision on Friday after a poll showed Trump leading the GOP field with 36 percent support. Bush trails, with just 3 percent.
  • Boondoggle Train

    11/05/2015 10:55:03 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Chris Reed
    In November 2008, California voters narrowly approved Proposition 1A, which provided $9.95 billion in government money for a statewide bullet-train network. The initiative passed, even though the California High-Speed Rail Authority had been legally required to release a detailed, updated business plan by October 1 of that year, so that voters would have time to learn exactly how the state planned to finance what was then billed as a $43 billion project—and no updated plan was in view. Rail officials failed even to release a preliminary report before the election, claiming that state legislators’ long delay in passing the fiscal...
  • Woman Set Fire To Apartment After Boyfriend Smoked All The Pot: Police

    02/12/2015 5:18:44 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    (STMW) – A Chicago woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to setting a fire inside a west suburban apartment last year because she was mad at her boyfriend for smoking all their marijuana. Linda B. Lopez, 35, of the 2800 block of S. Drake, pleaded guilty to residential arson, according to a statement from Riverside police. She had initially been charged with aggravated arson, but the charge was reduced. Lopez was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution, according to the statement.
  • Congratulations Obama, Holder and assorted race pimps

    11/25/2014 1:34:07 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    You egged them on and you got your riots. Ferguson is burning. And for what purpose?
  • Governors: Legalized pot buzz just smoke

    02/22/2014 5:18:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2014 6:03 PM EST | Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas
    All the buzz at the National Governors Association meeting over legalizing pot, some say, is just smoke. Nearly three months after Colorado began selling recreational marijuana, the nation’s governors are taking a cautious approach to loosening their drug laws despite growing support for legalization. Republican and Democratic state chief executives meeting in Washington this weekend expressed broad concern for children and public safety should recreational marijuana use spread. At the same time, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is warning other governors against rushing to follow his lead. …
  • Governor signs Amendment 64, marijuana officially legal in Colorado

    12/10/2012 1:33:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 115 replies
    fox31 ^ | 12.10.2012 | fox31
    DENVER — Go ahead and bust out the Cheetos and Goldfish, Colorado. Marijuana is now legal in the Centennial State. Just over a month after the citizens of Colorado voted in overwhelming favor of Amendment 64 to legalize marijuana for recreational use, Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Executive Order that makes an “official declaration of the vote.” What does it mean?
  • Bullitt County Smoking Ban Snuffed Out

    09/15/2011 6:06:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. -- A proposed smoking ban in Bullitt County has been snuffed out. The Bullitt Circuit judge issued his ruling Thursday, saying the ban proposed by the health department is void and unlawful. The board of health had voted to enact a regulation to ban smoking in public places, but Wednesday's ruling stops the health department from implementing or enforcing the ban. In that ruling, Judge Rodney Burress said to allow the health department to regulate any matter relating to public health would "allow regulations prohibiting the consumption of candy because it is bad for a person's teeth,...
  • Reps. Frank, Paul want to end federal ban on pot

    06/23/2011 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 23, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two House members introduced a bill Thursday that would remove marijuana from the list of federal controlled substances and cede to the states enforcement of laws governing pot. The legislation would eliminate marijuana-specific penalties under federal law, but would maintain a ban on transporting marijuana across state lines. It would allow individuals to grow and sell marijuana in states that make it legal.
  • Image of the Day: Mexico burns 46 tons of marijuana

    05/13/2010 7:07:57 AM PDT · by Crush · 47 replies · 998+ views
    Unto the Breach ^ | 12 May 2010 | Reuters/Jorge Duenes
    Caption: A Mexican soldier stands guard as blocks of marijuana, weighing a total of 46 tons, are incinerated at a military base in the border city of Tijuana May 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes
  • WEED IN THE AIR @ OBAMA PARTY (Has anyone see this youtube tape?)

    11/07/2008 6:56:57 AM PST · by AUJenn · 58 replies · 5,792+ views
    Channel 11 KTTV ^ | November 04, 2008 Where in the world is this tv news station located? Is that reporter drunk? The anchors back at the station look mortified. Weed and slutty behavior at the Obama classy.
  • Fireplace ban, fines effective today

    11/01/2008 10:45:54 AM PDT · by SmithL · 75 replies · 1,948+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 11/1/8 | Dennis Cuff
    Bay Area residents who violate a new ban on burning wood fires on chilly Spare the Air nights could face some of the toughest fines in California — hundreds or even thousands of dollars per violation.Effective today with the start of the burn season, the new Bay Area rule bars people from burning wood fires in fireplaces and wood stoves on bad air nights. The rule also bars excessive smoke from indoors fires any time of year.Offenders — to be identified largely by neighbors phoning in complaints — will get written warnings for the first offense. But subsequent violations can...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Pot dispensaries closing under threat of feds

    02/07/2008 8:02:55 AM PST · by SmithL · 69 replies · 191+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/7/8 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Medical marijuana in San Francisco may be going up in smoke. In late December, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sent letters to landlords of buildings that housed medical cannabis dispensaries in the city, telling them they face the loss of their property and possibly prison if the businesses stay open. Now, less than two months later, seven of the city's 28 dispensaries have closed or are on the verge of closing, according to medical marijuana supporters and activists. They fear more will follow. "It's like a dagger in the heart," said Wayne Justmann, a medical marijuana advocate. "We're barely holding...
  • Calif Supreme Court: Workers can be fired for using med marijuana

    01/24/2008 10:32:38 AM PST · by SmithL · 170 replies · 130+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/24/8 | PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press Writer
    San Francisco (AP) -- The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that employers in the state can fire workers found to have used medical marijuana legally recommended by doctors. The company, Ragingwire Inc., successfully argued it rightfully fired Gary Ross after he flunked a company-ordered drug test because all marijuana use is illegal under federal law, which does not recognize the medical marijuana laws in California and 11 other states. Ross held a medical marijuana card authorizing him to legally use marijuana to treat a back injury he sustained while serving in the U.S. Air Force. A 2005 U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Cigarette Tax Increase Clears Budget Committee (Wisconsin)

    06/09/2007 1:07:34 PM PDT · by repinwi · 43 replies · 1,363+ views
    WFRV ^ | June 8, 2007 | MADISON, Wis. (AP)
    A tax increase on smokers is moving a step closer to reality. The Legislature's budget-writing committee agrees to increase the tax from $.77 per pack to $2.02. The hike would start September first. If approved, the increase would make Wisconsin's tax the fourth highest in the country behind New Jersey, Rhode Island and Washington.
  • Marijuana not kosher for passover

    03/28/2007 11:48:13 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 45 replies · 258+ views
    Rueters ^ | 3/28/07 | NA
    Marijuana is not kosher for Passover, a pro-cannabis advocacy group says, advising Jews who observe the week-long holiday's special dietary laws to take a break from smoking the weed.
  • 98 Percent Of All Domestically Eradicated Marijuana Is "Ditchweed," DEA Admits

    09/10/2006 10:57:05 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 199 replies · 4,064+ views
    98 Percent Of All Domestically Eradicated Marijuana Is "Ditchweed," DEA Admits September 7, 2006 - Washington, DC, USA Washington, DC: More than 98 percent of all of the marijuana plants seized by law enforcement in the United States is feral hemp not cultivated cannabis, according to newly released data by the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program and the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics. According to the data, available online at:, of the estimated 223 million marijuana plants destroyed by law enforcement in 2005, approximately 219 million were classified as "ditchweed," a term the agency uses to...
  • Nevada Conservatives Against the War on Drugs

    08/15/2006 5:24:59 PM PDT · by Coleus · 50 replies · 1,770+ views
    mother jones ^ | 08.11.06 | Sasha Abramsky
    Voters have been losing their taste for the war on drugs lately; in the past few years, states from Arizona and Alaska to California and Hawaii have moved toward making marijuana, in particular, a low priority for law enforcement, with first-offense possession cases often dismissed with small-time fines and medical-marijuana measures on the books in several states. But the initiative voters in Nevada will be considering this fall goes much further: The “tax and regulate” measure, whose supporters got it on the ballot by collecting 86,000 signatures, would allow anyone over 21 to possess up to one ounce for personal...
  • Nicotine 'Sobers Up' Drunk Rats

    07/28/2006 7:40:22 PM PDT · by elkfersupper · 35 replies · 1,235+ views ^ | 7/28/06 | Lawrence Taylor
    Cigarettes could slash blood-alcohol levels, making smokers drink more. A new study helps to explain why smokers tend to have boozier nights out than non-smokers. The work, done in rats, shows that a heavy dose of nicotine can cut blood-alcohol levels in half. If cigarettes similarly lower intoxication in people, it could mean that smokers need to drink more than non-smokers to get the same buzz... To mimic more closely the effect in human drinkers, (Texas A&M researcher Wei-Jung) Chen and his colleagues studied the effects of binge drinking in adult rats. They injected rats' stomachs with a dose of...
  • Bill targets smokers with children

    06/29/2006 7:49:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 383 replies · 3,151+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 6/29/6 | Edwin Garcia
    SACRAMENTO - Should it be illegal for parents to smoke in the car while their children are in the back seat? One day after the U.S. Surgeon General released the most damning study yet on secondhand smoke, a state Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would allow police to stop drivers guilty of puffing in the confines of their car when a child passenger is secured in a safety seat. If the measure becomes law, violators who smoke a "lighted pipe, cigar or cigarette containing tobacco or any other plant" would receive a warning on the first offense, and...
  • Canadian pot activist, wanted by U.S., gets bail

    08/02/2005 4:40:38 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 24 replies · 683+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Aug 2nd, 05 | Allan Dowd
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A judge rejected a U.S. request that a Canadian marijuana activist be held without bail on Tuesday in a case that is likely to ignite debate over the countries' diverging drug policies. U.S. officials say Marc Emery illegally sold millions of dollars worth of marijuana seeds, but Emery's supporters say his business activities were well known for years and tolerated by groups that included Canada's federal health ministry. Emery is a founder of the pro-legalization B.C. Marijuana Party and his arrest comes as the Canadian government is pushing a measure to decriminalize possession of small...
  • Bob Marley to Be Exhumed for Ethiopian Burial

    01/12/2005 7:06:04 AM PST · by propertius · 75 replies · 2,102+ views
    Press Association ^ | 12th January, 2005 | PA
    Reggae star Bob Marley’s widow plans to exhume his remains in Jamaica and rebury them in his “spiritual resting place,” Ethiopia. The reburial is set for February when month long celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Marley’s birth are planned in Ethiopia. Both the Ethiopian church and government officials have expressed support for the project, Rita Marley said in Addis Ababa today. “We are working on bringing his remains to Ethiopia,” said Rita, a former backing singer for Marley’s band, The Wailers. “It is part of Bob’s own mission.” Marley died of cancer in 1981. Rita Marley said her husband...
  • Smoking killing millions globally

    11/23/2004 8:02:31 PM PST · by traumer · 40 replies · 995+ views
    BBC ^ | 24 November, 2004
    Smoking killed almost five million people around the world in 2000, researchers have calculated. Harvard University and the University of Queensland say over half the deaths were in smokers aged 30 to 69. The research, in the journal Tobacco Control, found premature death rates were evenly split between the developed and developing world. But men were over three times as likely as women to die an early death as a direct result of smoking. The researchers used detailed statistical analyses as well as population and mortality data to arrive at their figures. Smoking deaths Cardiovascular disease Lung cancer Chronic obstructive...
  • Shock Jock Joke Backfires

    11/15/2004 9:27:09 AM PST · by new cruelty · 76 replies · 5,436+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | November 15, 2004
    Memo to concerned citizens of Lexington, Ky.: Don't believe everything morning-crew radio-station shock jocks tell you. Memo to Lexington, Ky., shock jocks: Don't lie to the public. Devotees of the Z-Rock Morning Show (search) on WXZZ, 103.1 FM in Lexington were outraged last week after learning the county council had passed a new smoking ban — one that barred people from lighting up in their own cars. Angry rock listeners swamped 911 lines and switchboards at City Hall, the police and health departments and the county attorney's office, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader and WKYT-TV. The upshot: The Morning Show has...
  • WSJ Opinion Journal Best of the Web - Kerry: Up in Smoke?

    04/27/2004 1:44:08 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 29 replies · 295+ views
    WSJ ^ | 4/27/04
    Kerry: Up in Smoke? A look at the second-day coverage of John Kerry's "Good Morning America" interview about his shifting Vietnam medal stories bolsters our view that the Kerry campaign is in very deep trouble. "Kerry Questions Bush Attendance in Guard in 70's" reads a front-page headline in today's New York Times. The Times gives top billing to Kerry's attempt to change the subject: In a day of piercing and personal exchanges, John Kerry questioned on Monday whether President Bush skipped National Guard duty 30 years ago, while Vice President Dick Cheney disparaged Mr. Kerry as an opportunist unfit to...
  • Victim tells police his weed was swiped

    01/31/2004 3:26:22 AM PST · by csvset · 1 replies · 170+ views
    key news ^ | 31 jan 2004 | CITIZEN STAFF REPORT
    Victim tells police his weed was swiped CITIZEN STAFF REPORT KEY WEST -- Police officers investigate all kinds of thefts, usually involving money, bicycles, jewelry or cars. In Key West, stolen goods can also include marijuana, as a New York man complained to a Key West police officer Monday about his missing pot. It all began when the manager of a local hotel called police to report that a guest was claiming his "weed" was stolen, along with a watch. The manager said the guest was standing outside the lobby, hammering on the glass door and swaying back and forth,...
  • First tokers of Health Canada cannabis call it disgusting, want money back

    09/16/2003 9:08:33 AM PDT · by CanisMajor2002 · 2 replies · 178+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | September 15, 2003 | CJAD 800
    OTTAWA (CP) - Some of the first patients to smoke Health Canada's government-approved marijuana say it's "disgusting" and want their money back. "It's totally unsuitable for human consumption," said Jim Wakeford, 58, an AIDS patient in Gibsons, B.C. "It gave me a slight buzziness for about three to five minutes, and that was it. I got no other effect from it." Barrie Dalley, a 52-year-old Toronto man who uses marijuana to combat the nausea associated with AIDS, said the Health Canada dope actually made him sick to his stomach. "I threw up," Dalley said Monday. "It made me nauseous because...
  • Elementary school principal charged in drug case - mailed drugs to herself (DOH!)

    08/02/2002 11:38:49 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 8 replies · 283+ views
    Elementary school principal charged in drug case 08/02/2002 Associated Press Twin Falls -- An elementary school principal in Twin Falls is facing felony drug charges stemming from a marijuana investigation. Forty-eight year-old Mary Lee Roberts was arraigned Thursday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. She was released and faces a preliminary hearing August ninth. The case started at a Houston post office. Authorities there intercepted a package addressed to Roberts. The package turned out to contain about a pound of marijuana. Court documents say Roberts later admitted to investigators that she had bought the pot in...