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  • Black Lives Matter leader blasts Nixon for “reparations” comment [Updated]

    05/23/2018 10:43:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Times Union ^ | May 7, 2018 | Rachel Silberstein
    The leader of the New York arm of the Black Lives Matter movement is calling out New York gubernatorial candidate and actress/activist Cynthia Nixon for her comments on legalizing marijuana over the weekend, in which she said that the industry could provide a form of “reparations” for communities of color. While he supports cannabis legalization, Black Lives Matter of Greater New York president Hawk Newsome told the Times Union on Monday that candidates for office should not use words like “reparations” lightly, a topic on which there is a growing body of serious scholarship. “Cynthia Nixon’s comments that the legalization...
  • California flower town wrestles with odor amid shift to marijuana

    05/10/2018 2:37:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | May 10, 2018 | by AP
    CARPINTERIA - This picturesque coastal town cradled by mountains and sandy shores is a scene out of a Southern California postcard. Residents of Carpinteria say they feel lucky to live in what they consider a slice of paradise. But change is in the air. And sometimes, they say, it stinks. That’s because marijuana has become a new crop of choice in the farmlands surrounding this tight-knit community of 14,000, which has long helped fuel the U.S. cut flower industry. Residents say a thick, skunk-like odor from the marijuana plants settles over the valley in the evenings and before dawn. To...
  • Think it's harmless? Now nine in ten teens at drug clinics are being treated for marijuana use

    04/22/2018 10:31:32 AM PDT · by familyop · 236 replies
    The Daily Mail (United Kingdom) ^ | April 22, 2018 | STEPHEN ADAMS and MARTIN BECKFORD
    Cannabis is responsible for 91 per cent of cases where teenagers end up being treated for drug addiction, shocking new figures reveal...The findings also back up academic research, revealed in The Mail on Sunday over the past three years, that skunk is having a serious detrimental impact on the mental health of the young. At least two studies have shown repeated use triples the risk of psychosis, with sufferers repeatedly experiencing delusional thoughts. Some victims end up taking their own lives.
  • Miami Wants To Ruin Spring Break By Banning Wed, Playing Mozart Really Loud

    03/23/2018 8:10:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 23, 2018 | Shane Croucher
    The City of Miami Beach in Florida is so annoyed by the army of spring breakers descending on its beaches for wild parties fueled by alcohol and drugs that it’s considering a drastic, if a little bizarre, countermeasure. One elected city official suggested playing classical music, such as Mozart, at loud volumes to break up parties on the beach. That's according to a report in The Miami Herald, which said the city's commissioners were juggling ideas on how to tackle spring break partygoers after a chaotic weekend.
  • THE UNHOLY PAST OF THE MUSLIM CLERIC DEMANDING THE POPE'S EXECUTION

    09/21/2006 6:38:46 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 25 replies · 750+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 19.09.06 | website
    Choudary: Refuses to discuss his dissolute youth At 39, Anjem Choudary should be a symbol of success for his peers. Born into the working-class family of a market trader in Welling on the outskirts of London, he has risen - thanks to the opportunities offered by the British education system - to become a qualified lawyer. But it is unlikely his old school will be inviting him to be guest speaker on prize-giving day. Their former pupil is not famous for his elegant oratory in court. Instead, the articulate Mr Choudary preaches hatred and murder in the streets of Britain...
  • Democratic Congressional Candidate Smokes Marijuana in Campaign Ad

    03/01/2018 5:04:25 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 27, 2018 | Haris Alic
    A Democrat running for Congress in Illinois' fifth congressional district showcased his support for marijuana legalization by smoking pot in a new campaign ad. Benjamin Thomas Wolf, a former FBI official turned Chicago restaurant owner, told the Chicago Sun-Times that it is important to be upfront about recreational cannabis use and the potential economic and social benefits of legalization. "As a cannabis user, I think it's important we get out front and talk about it," said Wolf, who is vying to defeat incumbent Rep.I Mike Quigley (D., Ill.) in this year's Democratic primary. "We realize that cannabis can bring billions...
  • Legends of Tomorrow Eyeing Episode About Young Barack Obama

    01/19/2018 2:01:55 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    TV Line ^ | January 18, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Legends of Tomorrow is rewinding the clock to the very early Obama years. TVLine has learned exclusively that the time-tripping CW drama is revolving an upcoming Season 3 episode around a teenage version of President Barack Obama. Set in the late ’70s when the future No. 44 was a student at Occidental College, the hour is being penned by Keto Shimizu and James Eagan. Casting is currently underway for an actor to play Young Obama. The episode starts shooting in early February and is slated to air in April. This isn’t Legends‘ first time putting the spotlight on a U.S....
  • ...'scromiting' hits weed smokers across the US and causes them to vomit AND scream

    12/06/2017 6:44:37 AM PST · by familyop · 148 replies
    DailyMail.com, The Daily Mail ^ | 05DEC17 | DANIEL ROTH
    Chronic cannabis users are at risk of experiencing a horrifying new condition that is being reported at hospitals across the country. 'Scromiting,' doctors say, is becoming an all-too-familiar site at emergency rooms, with patients 'screaming and vomiting' as they turn up for help...'I've screamed out for death,' Chalfonte LeNee Queen, 48, told NPR after experiencing the terrifying illness. 'I've cried out for my mom, who's been dead for 20 years, mentally not realizing she can't come to me.'
  • Driverless shuttle crashes on first day of service in downtown Las Vegas

    11/08/2017 2:58:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    news3lv.com ^ | November 8, 2017
    Las Vegas is the first city in America to have a self-driving shuttle operating in real-time traffic. However, in its first hour of service in downtown Las Vegas, the shuttle collided with a semi-truck. There has been no report of injuries at this time.
  • Police: Man snapped woman's neck, ripped her eyes out after she rejected his marriage proposal

    11/08/2017 6:00:39 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    yahoo ^ | Nov. 7, 2017 | aol
    A Pennsylvania man was arrested after police say he murdered his female friend when she rejected his marriage proposal, according to NBC Philadelphia. Christopher Tucker, 34, has been charged with murder and criminal homicide for allegedly killing 19-year-old Tara Serino, who was last seen by her family early on the morning of October 30. According to local police, Tucker asked Serino to marry him at his home in Berks County, Pennsylvania, sometime between Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon.
  • Breaking News: Jeff Sessions to Stand Trial in Cannabis De-Scheduling

    11/04/2017 10:01:41 PM PDT · by free_life · 145 replies
    Florida Marijuana Net ^ | Nov 2/17 | Robert Roundtree
    For the very first time in history the United States Government will have to answer to the judiciary about the scheduling of cannabis and its unconstitutionality. Jeff Sessions, the DEA, and the DOJ will all have to stand trial according to the judge overseeing their case. This is the first time that a trial to legalize cannabis has proceeded past the normal attempts at dismissal. All of the defendants will have to get recorded depositions. This is great news for the plaintiffs in the case which include Army combat veteran, Jose Belen, former NFL player Marvin Washington, 11 year old...
  • SW Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose; dad jailed

    10/14/2017 10:58:00 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 0410 | Associated Press
    heroin, Heroin At Home - SW Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose; dad jailed - WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports - heroin, Heroin At Home SW Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose; dad jailed SW Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose; dad jailed NEWS ASSOCIATED PRESS PUBLISHED: 04/04/17 08:46 AM EDTUPDATED: 04/21/17 05:27 PM EDT DAYTON, Ohio — Authorities say a 13-year-old Ohio boy died of a suspected heroin overdose, and his father has been jailed in a previous drug-related case. Nathan Wylie's father and another man brought the unresponsive...
  • Cannabis harvests threatened by Sonoma County’s Tubbs Fire

    10/09/2017 12:50:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 9, 2017 | By David Downs
    California marijuana growers north of San Francisco were facing mandatory evacuation orders as well as potentially tens of millions of dollars in crop damage and loss amid widespread wildfires in the region. The California Growers Association holds a regional check-in call every Monday morning, and today, six of their 18 regional leaders were under evacuation orders or helping neighbors who were. Regional dispensaries like Organicann reported being closed for the day, or are not answering their phones during business hours. Former Sebastopol mayor and former director of the Peace in Medicine dispensary in Sebastopol, Robert Jacob, reported on Facebook this...
  • Legal Marijuana Lights Up Sales for McDonald's and Taco Bell

    09/30/2017 12:26:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 29, 2017 | Melina Delkic
    McDonald's is experiencing a feeding frenzy thanks to lots of people in legal pot states suddenly having the munchies. A joint study by Consumer Research Around Cannabis and Green Market Report found that 43 percent of people who bought recreational marijuana in the last four weeks chose McDonald’s as their go-to fast food spot. Another 18.3 percent went to Taco Bell, 17.8 percent went to Wendy’s and 17.6 went to Burger King. The study looked at Denver; Las Vegas; Washington, D.C.; Sacramento, California; and Portland, Oregon—all of which have legalized the wacky tobaccy. There's probably no link between pot consumption...
  • Eric Bolling Jr. Was On Cocaine, Harmful Drugs Night Before Death: Friend

    09/17/2017 1:59:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    IBT ^ | 9/16/2017 | Suman Varandani
    The son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling, who was found dead in his bed at his apartment in Boulder, Colorado, on Sept. 8, was on cocaine and other drugs during a party the night before his death, his friend has told the Daily Mail. Referring to the reports that suggested that the 19-year-old may have killed himself, his close friend Wayne Carter, 21, said the teenager would have never done that. Carter talked to the Daily Mail about Eric Jr.'s illicit substance consumption at the party, adding he was also sending his videos to friends via messaging app...
  • Another Possible Victory For The GOP

    08/31/2017 9:29:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    IÂ’m no saint, nor have I ever professed to be. There are too many people currently living who could give testimony to the contrary should I ever decide to, so I wonÂ’t here. With that out of the way (itÂ’ll make more sense later in the piece), there is an area on the issue of this countryÂ’s drug laws where Republicans could both do the right thing and win some support. LetÂ’s be honest: there isnÂ’t much to vote for in the in 2018 midterm elections. For Democrats itÂ’s all about not being Donald Trump. They arenÂ’t offering up much,...
  • Budtrimming can be great foot in the door (Legalized marijuana industry)

    08/26/2017 12:16:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | August 25, 2017 | Nicole Skinner, EVERCANNABIS Correspondent
    Entry-level position can give preview of industry demands According to New Frontier Data, a national research firm, by 2020 the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter of a million jobs. Comparable statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that will be more jobs than the manufacturing industry. If you want to be part of this industry but don’t know much about growing or selling, consider starting as a budtrimmer. This entry-level position in the growing and processing side of the industry provides a foot in the door for cannabis career opportunities. Budtrimmers are asked to...
  • Report: Toxicology reveals 5 drugs in Tiger Woods’ system

    08/14/2017 4:35:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 50 replies
    Tiger Woods, who had been known to have the painkillers Vicodin and Xanax in his system when he was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence in Jupiter on Memorial Day, also had Dilaudid, Ambien and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) -- the active principle of cannabis -- in his system that night, according to an ESPN.com report.
  • Marijuana Grower Buys Entire California Town to Build ‘Pot Town, USA’

    08/04/2017 6:53:14 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 16 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | Aug. 3, 2017 | T.A. Reid
    A publicly traded marijuana grower, American Green Inc., has made a bold play on California’s marijuana legalization: It just bought an entire town.
  • Nevada judge denies request to stop pot emergency rules

    07/25/2017 6:22:50 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 42 replies
    http://www.ktnv.com ^ | Posted: 1:22 PM, Jul 25, 2017 | Unknown
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada judge has denied a request from a group of alcohol distributors to stop the recently approved emergency regulations that allow the state to license some retailers to transport pot from growers to storefronts.</p>