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  • Which States Will Legalize Marijuana In 2018?

    09/21/2018 1:08:47 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    WeedNews ^ | 12/17/2017 | Johnny Green
    Unless you have been living under a rock for the last five years, then you know that there are now 8 states that have legalized cannabis for adult use. Colorado and Washington State legalized cannabis in 2012, Oregon, Alaska (and Washington D.C.) legalized cannabis in 2014, and Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, and California legalized cannabis in 2016. All of those states (and D.C.) legalized cannabis via the citizen initiative process. Going into 2017 it seemed like at least one state would legalize cannabis via legislative action, and Vermont was very close to doing so until its Governor vetoed a legalization bill...
  • Canadians who smoke marijuana legally, or work or invest in the industry, will be barred from the US

    09/14/2018 1:31:17 PM PDT · by Decombobulator · 54 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 09/13/2018
    WASHINGTON—Canadians will be barred from entering the United States for smoking marijuana legally, for working in Canada’s legal marijuana industry and for investing in legal Canadian marijuana companies, a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official says. Todd Owen, who spoke to the U.S. website Politico, said the U.S. does not plan to change its border policies to account for Canada’s marijuana legalization, which takes effect on Oct. 17. “We don’t recognize that as a legal business,” said Owen, executive assistant commissioner for the office of field operations. Owen’s comments corroborated anecdotal reports that have accumulated over the course of...
  • What Democrats Still Don't Get

    09/11/2018 12:22:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 11, 2018 | Allie Stuckey
    Since the election, there has been ample speculation about how Trump “happened.” Last week, Obama offered his hypothesis: resentment and paranoia on the right. He lamented the destruction of the Republican Party and the ensuing demise of America because of the divisiveness and bigotry propagated by the president and those who support him. It seems that most on the left agree with Obama’s view. Progressives purport that enthusiasm for Trump is bolstered by “white fragility”— an insecurity that white voices, once dominant, are now being drowned out by increasingly influential minority groups bolstered by demographic changes. Trump is their “white...
  • Elon Musk smokes marijuana live on web show

    09/07/2018 7:25:12 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 55 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th September 2018 | BBC News
    Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has smoked marijuana live on the web during a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan. Mr Rogan offered his guest the drug, which is legal in California, as the pair discussed tech innovation and the public's perception of Mr Musk. "I mean, it's legal, right?" asked the Tesla founder, before taking a drag on the joint. Last month, Mr Musk said he was not "on weed" when he tweeted about plans to make Tesla a private firm. The business leader made the comments in an interview with the New York Times. He also told the newspaper he...
  • Is Legalizing Pot a Good Idea?

    09/04/2018 2:15:01 PM PDT · by fwdude · 121 replies
    Barbwire ^ | September 3, 2018 | Bryan Fischer
    Nine states and the District of Columbia have now legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Is this a good thing? (Medicinal use is legal in 29 states.) With loosening standards, it is no surprise that marijuana use is up across the board. Last year, 14% of Americans – one in seven – used pot. Laws actually do make a difference here, as 20% of Americans used pot where it is legal while only 12% used pot where it is against the law. The old saying is that “the law is a teacher,” and this serves as an example.
  • Noise complaint, smell of pot alerts security to party involving gang members at Rio hotel

    08/26/2018 4:14:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Las Vegas Now ^ | 8/20/18 | Patrick Walker
    LAS VEGAS - Metro Police released mugshots Monday of the nine people arrested at the Rio Hotel-Casino on numerous different chargers. According to police, the group of documented gang members were cuffed after officers broke up a large party. The arrests took place Saturday night, Aug. 18. There were around 40 people at the party. Five weapons were also confiscated, Metro said. Police took the following people into custody: Antron Simms, Steven Neal, Michael Green, Phillip Semper, Corey Johnson, Jerome Francis, Ashley Medlock, Lexus Sherman and Antonio Williams. Johnson and Williams were both arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. The...
  • Smoking cannabis ages the brain by an average of 2.8 YEARS

    08/22/2018 8:15:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2018 | Alexandra Thompson
    Smoking cannabis ages the brain by an average of 2.8 years, new research suggests. This is compared to four years in schizophrenia patients, according to the largest study of its kind. Brain ageing is defined as reduced blood flow through the organ. Excessive alcohol also ages the organ by 0.6 years, the research adds. Lead author Dr Daniel Amen, founder of Amen Clinics, said: 'The cannabis abuse finding was especially important, as our culture is starting to see marijuana as an innocuous substance. This study should give us pause about it.' Reduced brain blood flow has previously been linked to...
  • House of Death

    07/12/2016 1:33:25 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | Mar 8, 2007 | Jesse Hyde
    There is one chair in the room, and they sit him in it. He pulls out his wallet. He's looking for a number. A phone number, an address. That is why he is here. Fernando the lawyer. Fernando the drug trafficker. He's got a load of marijuana, and they want it.Fernando thinks he's in the company of friends. He thinks this man standing in front of him, this Lalo, is going to deliver the marijuana for him to New York. That's what the numbers are for. They are contacts. They are the people Lalo will call, the people who are...
  • Florida's medical marijuana industry is hiring, but stoners need not apply

    08/19/2018 1:55:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 18, 2018 | Kyle Arnold
    The hunt is on for budtenders, cannabis cultivators, weed botanists and dozens of other new jobs that have sprouted with Florida’s nascent medical marijuana industry. With dispensaries scouting locations across the state and 147,000 people signed up to use the now-legalized drug, the developing industry is quickly trying to recruit thousands of workers to develop, grow and sell medical cannabis. Medical marijuana businesses say stoners need not apply. A passion for smoking weed is a liability, and a criminal record involving drugs will almost certainly disqualify most candidates. “We get hundreds of applications for every job opening we have,” said...
  • Garbage from Washington state’s booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills

    08/15/2018 1:15:53 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/14/2018 | by Kristen Millares Young
    SEATTLE — Washington state’s penchant for getting high is trashing the place. Plastic “doob tubes” and small Mylar bags used to package pot are moldering in gutters, bleaching out in landfills and bobbing in waterways. Concentrated nutrients and fertilizers left over from cannabis growing operations are being dumped in public sewers and making their way past wastewater treatment plants into Puget Sound. And millions of pounds of weed harvest waste that could be composted are instead getting trucked to landfills. This, in a part of the country that prides itself on being environmentally friendly. “We’re seeing a lot of marijuana...
  • Man grows pot. Admits it. Jury sends him home (Dublin, GA)

    07/27/2018 2:59:37 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 96 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 27 July 18 | Bill Torpy
    Javonnie McCoy was growing marijuana when the cops came to his Middle Georgia home. He was caught red-handed with it. Almost a pound of it, in fact. He admitted it to police, and later he looked jurors in the eye and said, yep, it was mine. I used it as medicine. The jurors let him go. He was minding his own business and wasn’t hurting anybody, they reasoned. He just doesn’t belong in prison. The jury’s decision earlier this month in Dublin, Ga., may have been due to a muddled prosecution of a muddy case. Or it may have been...
  • Santa Rosa girl who uses medical cannabis to treat seizures seeks admission to Rincon Valley schools

    07/24/2018 6:55:12 AM PDT · by rey · 28 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 24 July 2018
    A judge will hear arguments this week on a decision by the Rincon Valley Elementary School District to bar a 5-year-old girl from taking cannabis-based medication onto campus with her, a case that highlights issues with state and federal rules prohibiting medical marijuana in schools. Brooke Adams lives in Rincon Valley and has Dravet Syndrome, a rare disease that causes frequent and long-lasting seizures. Other complications include problems with controlling body temperature and developmental delays, the Dravet Syndrome Foundation website says. Brooke’s mom, Jana Adams, said her daughter relies on cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, to fend off her seizures...
  • New Jersey state senator fears 'sex toy oils with marijuana' after pot is legal

    07/20/2018 9:40:18 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 20, 2018
    An influential New Jersey lawmaker said this week he’s concerned that legalizing marijuana would result in stores selling intoxicating lipsticks, candies, and cupcakes — as well as “sex toy oils with marijuana.” State Sen. Ron Rice, a Democrat, made the remark in a videotaped interview with NJTV. He told the Washington Examiner in an email he is concerned about “marijuana infused oils, not toys.” Rice is chairman of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus, a group described by NJTV as the “chief obstacle in Trenton to marijuana legalization.”
  • This N.J. city is decriminalizing pot: Here's what it means (Jersey City)

    07/18/2018 12:59:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 18, 2018
    Jersey City is implementing a marijuana decriminalization policy that its mayor and new chief municipal prosecutor believe will increase racial justice while protecting public safety. The policy, which is excepted to begin officially tomorrow, will downgrade some marijuana charges to non-criminal offenses; encourage prosecutors to seek dismissal of low-level marijuana charges; and recommend diverting defendants with a criminal past and signs of addiction to the city's community court. The city's action comes as New Jersey is moving slowly toward approving recreational marijuana. Philadelphia decriminalized marijuana in 2014 and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced in May that he...
  • Nigel Farage Show: 19th June 2018: Should cannabis be legalised in the UK?

    07/14/2018 8:42:17 PM PDT · by Ken H · 110 replies
    LBC You Tube Channel ^ | June 19, 2018 | Nigel Farage
    Nearly one hour of Nigel Farage and callers discussing cannabis legalization in the UK. He is in favor of it.
  • Elizabeth Warren Discovers She Agrees With Clarence Thomas

    07/08/2018 4:49:46 PM PDT · by edwinland · 16 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | July 4, 2018 | Ira Stoll
    Elizabeth Warren, meet Clarence Thomas. Senator Warren, a Democrat of Massachusetts, was in the headlines recently for joining with Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican who represents Colorado, to introduce the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act. That legislation would, as Warren put it in a tweet, “let states, territories, & tribes decide for themselves how best to regulate marijuana — without federal interference.” Justice Thomas is Warren’s natural ally on the issue. He wrote an emphatic dissent in the 2005 Supreme Court case Gonzalez v. Raich. Gonzalez was President George W. Bush’s attorney general Alberto Gonzalez, and Angel...
  • Justin Trudeau de Blasio’s Go-to Guy for Marijuana Legalization?

    07/08/2018 11:22:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/08/18 | Judi McLeod
    Di Blasio’s an elected official whose wife is all for legalizing marijuana. Prime Minister Trudeau is an elected official who is nationalizing the drug in all of Canada on October 17 Though mainstream media attention was riveted on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pricey plane ride getting him back to New York from Quebec, mid-holiday for the street renaming for NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia on the $3 million NYPD counterterrorism plane on Thursday, and though there are no media reports of his having met privately with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, was discussion of legalized marijuana the lure for...
  • Effect of cannabis use in people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed opioids

    07/04/2018 10:55:03 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 77 replies
    The Lancet Medical Journal ^ | July 2018 | Gabrielle Campbell, PhD and 14 other PHDS
    Summary Background Interest in the use of cannabis and cannabinoids to treat chronic non-cancer pain is increasing, because of their potential to reduce opioid dose requirements. We aimed to investigate cannabis use in people living with chronic non-cancer pain who had been prescribed opioids, including their reasons for use and perceived effectiveness of cannabis; associations between amount of cannabis use and pain, mental health, and opioid use; the effect of cannabis use on pain severity and interference over time; and potential opioid-sparing effects of cannabis. -SNIP- Interpretation Cannabis use was common in people with chronic non-cancer pain who had been...
  • Is Cannabis the Cure for Rural Unemployment?

    07/02/2018 8:04:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    High Times ^ | June 28, 2018 | Sarah Murell
    For those of us living in cities, the memories of the 2007 economic crash are a distant memory. But for our neighbors in rural counties, the ghosts of the depression are still haunting vacant towns where farming and manufacturing used to thrive. According to the Economic Research Service arm of the USDA, rural and metro employment equalized in the early part of 2008 before bottoming out, but while metro employment has more than recovered, rural employment has yet to achieve parity with its pre-crash levels. Farmers are suffering especially hard, and many are having to find supplemental work off the...
  • Holy smoke: Jesus used cannabis oil to perform 'miracles' [?]

    07/02/2018 8:05:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 89 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | By Tom Fish
    JESUS used cannabis and was an early champion of its medicinal properties, a growing consensus of experts agree. And acceptance of this theory could help promote the controversial drug’s use in treating a range of illnesses. Cannabis historian, author and journalist David Bienenstock is one who believes cannabis oil even explains the “miracles” attributed to Jesus. Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, he said: “Historical records show that cannabis was widely available at the time – they would’ve known how to grow it and exploit its medicinal properties. “There is nothing different in the efficacious cannabis oil used today that...