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CIA and Mafia hit men. JFK. How many more confessions do we need? CIA starts wars. See: Wars, drug wars, and brutality on demand.
Washington DC. Pot Over Pills. Hundreds of Soldiers Spend Veteran’s Day Fighting for Pot Legalization . And: Rally by Texas vets calls for legal pot to combat war wounds. And: Vet Faces Felony For Helping Veterans Treat PTSD With Cannabis. . And: What Veterans Want in Healthcare, and Why the GOP Avoids It.
Ohio Rejects Marijuana Legalization. Late Night with Seth Meyers. Too funny. And: Medical marijuana dispensaries open in Illinois. . Video. .
Lisa Sánchez, Pablo Girault, Armando Santacruz. SMART
founders in Mexico
Mexican Supreme Court ruling. 4 people (of SMART) can grow and use marijuana . New York Times: Push for Legal Marijuana Spreads.
Facebook's Sean Parker gets behind 2016 legalization initiative in California . And: Uruguay, the first nation to legalize, moving to a full commercial market .
Million Student March for free college tuition and student debt cancellation. See: Transfer of funds from higher education to the War on Drugs. Republicans defund higher education, and delay ending mass incarceration.
How Did the USA Become Incarceration Nation? .And: New Tool Exposes Companies Profiting from Mass Incarceration. &: Hundreds Of Cops Kicked Off Force For Sex Crimes . &: Hillary Clinton Rattles Prison Stocks With a Single Tweet. Mass incarceration and private prisons.
Another South African Joins the Constitutional Fight to Legalize Dagga (Marijuana). And: Costa Rica Legalizing Growing Marijuana for Personal Use?
Canadian election. Trudeau's party crushes Harper conservatives. Goodbye F-35s, hello marijuana .
Coalition of top cops against mass incarceration  - Home. And: Texas Students Reach For Sex Toys To Protest Concealed Carry Law. --> NRA dildos helped create some of the mandatory minimum sentences responsible for life for pot sentences.
List of countries and U.S. states by incarceration rate. And: List of U.S. states by homicide rate. And: Firearm death rates in the US by state. And: List of countries by intentional homicide rate.
Hell Freezes Over! Feds to Free Thousands of Drug War Prisoners By Month's End. 46,000 will eventually get early release. Ohio's Republican Attorney General sues Toledo to overturn marijuana decrim .
Australia: Federal Government to legalise growing of medicinal cannabis .
264th mass shooting of the year. And: Dad cries out against GOP and NRA (National Rifle Association). And: 142 school shootings since Newtown. 45 in 2015.
The GOP and the NRA, and their costly Holy War on drugs, and mass incarceration. Compare to Iran: Woman gets 12-year sentence for cartoons .
POLL | How Ohio voters really feel about legalizing marijuana. And: Bernie Sanders would vote for Nevada's legalization initiative if he were a Nevada resident .
Willie Nelson secures Wall Street backing for his cannabis brand. And: Republican mayor will veto Albuquerque decriminalization . And California: Melissa Etheridge Wows 'Em At Cannabis World Congress.
Poll: Bernie Sanders surges ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, 44-37. And again weeks later. .
Denver. Police are So Scared of Jury Nullification they Defy Judge’s Order and Unlawfully Removed Activists . And: Illinois Governor (Republican) Vetoes Heroin Bill Over Medicaid Treatment Funding. And: Attempted recall of drug-warrior District Attorney of Denver.
||1915 article in a Utah newpaper.
600 churches call for an end to the drug war. And: Baltimore narcotics cop reveals all the horrible things he saw on the job. And: Bree Newsome removes Confederate flag from South Carolina Capitol. And: Columbia becomes first U.S. university to divest from prisons. .
Donald Andrews, Jr., owns a smoke shop in Scotia, New York.
|"Imagine if the government chased sick people with diabetes, put a tax on insulin and drove it into the black market, told doctors they couldn’t treat them, ... and then sent them to jail. If we did that, everyone would know we were crazy. Yet we do practically the same thing every day in the week to sick people hooked on drugs." - Billie Holiday, 1956.
|The drug war is a religious war against a spiritual plant. That old-time religion, and their crusades.
Ronald Reagan, 1980 : "Leading medical researchers are coming to the conclusion that marijuana, pot, grass, whatever you want to call it, is probably the most dangerous drug in the United States, and we haven't begun to find out all of the ill effects, but they are permanent ill effects. The loss of memory for example." - Reaganism: Cannabis war, trickle-down economics, code-word racism, hate radio, mass incarceration.
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Most of the bud from Cebu comes from the nearby provinces. Some comes from Alcoy and Dalaguete but most of it is from Balamban and Toledo. As with the rest of the Philippines, you should be very careful with bud. Even a few grams can land you in a third world jail and there is no bail. However, this is not to say that you can't smoke in this city. You can safely smoke as long as you are in a car. Police and even check points will not bother private cars. Just keep your windows rolled up when there are people nearby. Motorcycles are another matter though as they are regularly stopped and searched. You may also get stopped and searched if you are on a jeepney. However, local law enforcement also does not stop or search taxis. If you do get caught, do bribe the policeman on the spot. Tell him he is doing a great job and that you respect him or something to that effect. Just flatter him then tell him you would like to settle it on the spot. Slip him a 500 or 1000-5000 peso bribe. Do not show your id and try to get out of there as quickly as possible. Local laws are very strict but the cops are equally easy to bribe. They probably earn $10 a day.
Scoring in Cebu
Also be very careful when making a score in Cebu. You may be the victim of a narc or a snitch. To be safe, score from people who smoke. Most foreigners will smoke. You can find them at pubs and strip clubs and if they do smoke, they can usually hook you up. You can head down to the turtle's nest restaurant. If there are any Rastafarians there, they may help you score. If you do get lucky, scoring in Cebu can be rewarding. Prices can be as low as 2000 Pesos (40 something dollars) for a kilo (2.2 pounds) Prices for a kilo will usually be 5000-6000 pesos. 500 pesos will usually get you an ounce or two.
Being a local, I don't really have anything to compare Cebuano buds with in terms of quality. I have never had hydro. However, do expect it to be low quality to midz at best. Sometimes you might get lucky and get really decent quality buds. Other times, you will get straight up schwag. In any case, never buy a pre-rolled joint. You will have the worst joint you have ever had. It will be mostly paper and filled with stems, seeds and sometimes a few bud crumbs will be in there. Forget about strains when in Cebu. People do not know about strains there. No one will be able to tell indica from sativa. They will only label it as good shit or bad shit.
Global Marijuana March
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GMM (years signed up). This city, nation, or subnational area participated or signed up one year (or more) for the Global Marijuana March (GMM), Million Marijuana March (MMM), or 420. 211 cities from 41 nations signed up for May 3, 2014 or thereabouts. Cities holding 4/20 events are also included. 225 cities from 42 nations signed up for May 4, 2013 or thereabouts. 849 different cities have signed up from 76 different nations since 1999.
|Global Marijuana March links.
GMM: photos, basic city lists, maps, detailed city lists, years, regions, nations, links, graphics. See signup.
|GMM, MMM. First Saturday in May (or thereabouts). See 4/20 events too. Yearly GMM maps: See 2015 map. 211 cities from 41 nations signed up for May 3, 2014 or thereabouts. 225 cities from 42 nations signed up for May 4, 2013 or thereabouts. 177 cities from 34 nations signed up for May 5, 2012 or thereabouts. 274 cities for May 7, 2011. 328 cities for May 1, 2010. 270 for May 2, 2009. 240 for May 3, 2008. 230 for May 5, 2007. 203 for May 6, 2006. 184 for May 7, 2005. 165 for May 1, 2004. 235 for May 3, 2003. 199 for May 4, 2002. 119 for May 5, 2001. 104 for May 6, 2000. 31 for May 1, 1999.
Global Million Marijuana March. GMM Facebook pages. GMM yearly city totals. Many GMM links. See also: 420 event lists. And: More cannabis-related links. 849 different cities have signed up from 76 different nations since 1999. Google News archives. GMM on Wikipedia. Google (add name of city to searches):        . . Google maps: city, state, nation. Photos, graphics, and image searches: Marijuana March:     . Marihuana March:    . Marcha Marihuana (Spanish):    . Marche Mondiale Cannabis (French):    . Marche Mondiale Marijuana (French):    . Marcha Maconha or Marcha Marijuana (Portuguese):        . Google Advanced Image Search (find free images). GMM Blogs: . Travel blogs with photos: . Wikipedia: Legality of cannabis by country: Erowid.org. WeBeHigh.org - home page lists all cities. Old Yahoo Groups:   . Basic city lists by year. Marijuana polls. Upload posters, flyers, and banners. See also Wikimedia upload.
|Global Marijuana March and 4/20 signup.
Global Marijuana March is the first Saturday in May or thereabouts. See: 2016 Global Marijuana March and 420 events.
Cities were not listed separately on the 2015 page. So new 2015 cities may not have been added yet to the list of cities signed up since 1999.
See GMM on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus:
Here is an easy way to invite people to GMM events: Tag some of your friends in comments on event messages, graphics, and photos.
You can add links directly to the country, state, province, and city pages (no log-in required). See map. You can ask for help on any wiki talk page.
Also, ask any of the local and regional GMM and 4/20 organizers for help about anything. Here are a few:
|Some Facebook links of native speakers of various languages below. More to come.
There are many GMM and 420 Facebook pages organizing cities and countries for GMM and 4/20. Search Facebook and Google+. Find more people, groups, and organizations via the GMM links box (many links in one place), and the GMM links page.
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Paulo Varela. PORMAL. Philippine Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
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Cannabis is safer
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Reagan's war on cannabis
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Reagan's war on cannabis is where the U.S. incarceration nation began.
|Ronald Reagan, 1980 campaign speech : "Leading medical researchers are coming to the conclusion that marijuana, pot, grass, whatever you want to call it, is probably the most dangerous drug in the United States, and we haven't begun to find out all of the ill effects, but they are permanent ill effects. The loss of memory for example."
- See quote at 1 minute 7 seconds into this video clip narrated by Woody Harrelson.
Majority incarcerated due to drug war
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- See: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate. And: Drug War, mandatory minimum sentencing, handguns. And: US incarceration peaked in 2008. And: Number of marijuana prisoners in the USA. And: List of countries and U.S. states by incarceration rate.
Incarceration rates. Nations, states
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