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28 May 2020: Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot tells Trump 'F-U' after tweet about Minneapolis looting. Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker calls Trump "a racist, misogynist, a homophobe, a xenophobe."
Race and the Drug War | Drug Policy Alliance. . And: Wikipedia: Race and the drug war. And: Race, ethnicity, and drug war. The chokehold that helped kill Eric Garner (for allegedly selling loose, untaxed cigarettes) in 2014 was banned in New York City at the time of his death, yet the cop who used it was never charged with anything, and was only fired in August 2019. See Wikipedia: Death of Eric Garner. Apparently, cops can use these "death-holds" with impunity. In response to the pleas of bystanders to check his pulse the cop protecting the cop doing the killing of George Floyd said "Don't do drugs, guys". . And Trump encourages police to rough up suspects. They applauded. VIDEO.
- George Floyd. See: Full video. And: This Is Why. . And: Graphics, comments: .
25 May 2020: UFC: Israel Adesanya lends support to cannabis legalisation in New Zealand.
22 May: Chris Wallace of Fox News debunks Trump: No record of massive or serious fraud from mail-in voting in red or blue states. No indication it favors one party over another.
22 May: Man Serving 18 Years On Marijuana Charges Died In Federal Prison COVID-19 Outbreak.
22 May: Massachusetts recreational marijuana stores plan to manage flow of customers as sales resume Monday, ask consumers to order ahead - masslive.com.
20 May: Biden widens lead over Trump in new national poll. Leads by 11 points. 50%-39%.
20 May: Judge Orders Ohio To Let Decriminalization Campaigns Collect Signatures Electronically.
15 May 2020: Spray Applied Hempcrete Building. 1st Hempcrete Build of 2020.
15 May: 3 and a third years of federal prohibition (no rescheduling or descheduling) by Trump and Republican Senate: - Federal mental health grants canceled because Maine has legal marijuana.
14 May: BBC. South Africa minister embraces cannabis video meme. "When people ZOL". .
12 May: Lawmakers In Virginia Capital Vote To End Marijuana Testing Of City Workers.
12 May: Missouri Man in Prison for Growing Marijuana Dies in Less Than a Year.
10 May: AOC. In Denmark starting pay at McDonald's is about $22 an hour. It's true. See Politifact.
10 May: Saturday Night Live. Alec Baldwin returns as Trump drinking Clorox in 'SNL' opener.
8 May: DW. Cannabis may increase resistance to coronavirus. Preliminary research.
7 May: Montana Begins Signature Gathering For Legalization Measure With New Safety Protocols.
7 May: Marijuana May Not Lower Your IQ. Scientific American. Article quote (emphasis added):
in Jackson and Iacono’s analysis [of the twin study], marijuana use and IQ were completely uncorrelated, and IQ measures fell equally in both the users and abstainers. Subsequent twin studies, including one performed with U.K. data by the Dunedin team, corroborated these findings of no relationship between marijuana use and a falling IQ.
6 May: Louisiana Lawmakers Vote To Allow Medical Marijuana For Any Debilitating Condition, And To Legalize Delivery Services.
6 May: Why are Russian coronavirus doctors mysteriously falling out of windows? Corrupt system (like USA) under massive stress, political pressure, cronyism.
2 May 2020: 2020 Global Cannabis March. Many virtual, online events.
- Germany. May 2, 2020: Global Marijuana March - Online Demonstration für Legalisierung. Youtube: DeutscherHanfverband. See: Archive of May 2 livestream.
27 Apr: Swiss Parliament Passes Motion To Authorize Cannabis Production And Export.
24 Apr: Top Republicans oppose electronic signature collection for marijuana ballot measure.
21 Apr: Lebanon Passes Legislation Legalizing Medical Marijuana Cultivation As Economy Struggles Amid Coronavirus Fallout.
20 Apr: Here's What Politicians Are Saying About Marijuana Laws On 4/20. Huge list.
20 Apr: Online 420 cannabis events in 2020. Compilation of many events.
- Sign posted early April 20, 2020 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Online events: .
20 Apr: Coronavirus sends 420 gatherings up in smoke, but potheads still plan virtual toke - ABC.
20 Apr: 4/20 in 2020: How to Celebrate Weed's Biggest Holiday Virtually | PotGuide.com.
18 Apr: ‘They’re Death Pits’: Virus Claims at Least 7,000 Lives in U.S. Nursing Homes. Many more deaths in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities have not been counted yet.
17 Apr: Two-thirds of Americans believe that Trump was 'too slow' to respond to the coronavirus crisis and 73% believe that the worst is still to come, poll finds.
17 Apr: Prison warden trying to kill older nonviolent pot lifer with health problems. Even though Craig Cesal approved for release by Bureau of Prisons regional office.
16 Apr: Snoop Dogg smoking a blunt outside the White House saying 'f*ck the president'
16 Apr: Interviewed in hiding, escaped NC inmate says he fled coronavirus ‘death sentence’. .
16 Apr: Federal judge orders Texas prison to provide inmates hand sanitizer, masks.
14 Apr: ‘Help We Don’t Wanna Die’: Inside First Prison To Protest Lack Of COVID-19 Protection.
13 Apr: Virginia just decriminalized marijuana. 27th state to decriminalize or legalize adult use. .
13 Apr 2020: NPR. A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump's Promises Largely Unfulfilled. For example; massive testing. 13 Apr: Nursing home deaths soar past 3,600 in alarming surge. The true toll is likely much higher due to Trump's lack of testing.
11 Apr: Marijuana dispensaries deemed 'essential' but ineligible for federal stimulus. . That is because Republicans block descheduling and other cannabis reform bills in the Senate.
10 Apr: Massive testing, masks, contact tracing, and app mapping are the big lessons from South Korea's coronavirus response. Now they can go out more (in masks). Vox video. .
Wikipedia: United States influenza deaths and hospitalizations by flu season. COVID-19 US deaths have already surpassed 2020 US flu deaths. 10 April: Hundreds of bodies recovered from New York City homes every day are NOT included in coronavirus death count even if they had symptoms.  COVID-19 table by country (scroll down). Cases, total deaths, deaths per million, etc.. .
8 Apr 2020: Massachusetts. If Liquor Stores Are “Essential,” Why Aren’t Marijuana Dispensaries?
8 Apr 2020: The briefings aren’t working: Trump's approval rating takes a dip.
8 Apr: Covid-19 is disproportionately taking black lives. And: 'It's a racial justice issue': Black Americans are dying in greater numbers from Covid-19.
7 Apr: Charlotte Figi, namesake of Charlotte's Web medical marijuana strain, dies with COVID-19. Girl who inspired CBD movement dead at 13. .
7 Apr: Businesses that ‘indirectly’ work with marijuana industry ineligible for federal coronavirus loans. Another result of Republican refusal to federally reschedule or deschedule cannabis.
4 Apr 2020: Trump Administration Adopts Mini-Universal Health Care for COVID-19. $$$. Health Care CEO Who Makes Millions Says No to Hazard Pay for Coronavirus Workers. These leaders should take a huge pay cut to buy more equipment to save nurses' lives.
4 Apr: Canada: Double standard! Ontario's marijuana stores ordered to close. While alcohol sales are liberalized through take-out and delivery services! . See: Cannabis is safer!
29 Mar: New Jersey. Let sick people grow their own weed at home, N.J. medical marijuana industry advocates say.
29 Mar: COVID-19 sparks prison massacre in Colombia.
29 Mar: "A Michigan emergency room nurse posted a gripping, seven-minute video on Instagram saying that they're out of fentanyl, Tylenol and ventilators." From: Article with more videos. . Healthcare workers need crowd-sourced masks. State by state lists.
28 Mar: Biden leads Trump in new polls despite coronavirus approval bounce. 2020 US election may come down to "My rapist is better than your rapist". Lesser of evils. Google Tara Reade. And Bernie Sanders shot himself in the foot by refusing to give up his pet word, "socialist". Presidential power should be abolished. They are all flawed. Presidents should be figureheads only, like UK's queen.
27 Mar: Cannabis finds its moment amid coronavirus outbreak.
Not wearing masks to protect against coronavirus is a ‘big mistake,’ top Chinese scientist says. .
24 Mar: Nepali lawmakers push marijuana legalization. Production, sale, consumption. Grow 6 plants.
23 Mar 2020: Coronavirus Crisis Shows Marijuana Is ‘Essential’ And Mainstream. .
22 Mar: Urbana-Champaign Books to Prisoners has mega-packing day before COVID-19 shutdown.
20 Mar:Italian hospital makes heartbreaking decision not to intubate anyone over the age of 60. Prioritizing the young or those without comorbidities. 50% of ICU patients are dying. .
19 Mar: Colorado Just Issued The First Marijuana Delivery License In The State.
19 Mar 2020: Los Angeles, California. Cannabis dispensaries listed as essential businesses under L.A. County coronavirus order.
18 Mar: New York Police Officer Caught Planting Marijuana in a Car — Again. By Alice Speri. The Intercept. Image below from video at 1 minute 45 seconds in. See Facebook.
18 Mar: Baltimore To End Most Drug Prosecutions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak.
18 Mar: Amid Coronavirus, San Francisco, New York, Deem Marijuana Businesses 'Essential'.
16 Mar: Forget loo rolls - shoppers queue up to buy CANNABIS in Holland after government announces coffee shop closures due to coronavirus.
16 Mar: Norway College Urges Students To Return From 'Poorly Developed' U.S. Amid Pandemic.
16 Mar: South African GCM events postponed. Moved from May 2 to September 12, 2020. Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. See: Global Cannabis March 2020.
14 Mar 2020: Boston Area Residents Stockpile Marijuana In Case Of Coronavirus Quarantine.
13 Mar: Cannabis Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus Outbreak.
- Social distancing. . Cannabis style. 2020 events.
12 Mar 2020: Lebanon set to legalise medical, industrial cannabis cultivation.
11 Mar: In South Dakota, Oglala Sioux Tribe approves medical, recreational marijuana.
10 Mar: New Jersey Supreme Court: Medical marijuana patients can’t be fired for testing positive for cannabis. May bring disability discrimination claim.
29 Feb: New Zealanders back legal weed once they know the facts - poll.
28 Feb: Malawi legalises medical and industrial cannabis amid hopes of fresh economic growth. .
24 Feb: US. Hempcrete passes ASTM E84 test. Zero flame spread. Zero smoke. Fireproof.
23 Feb: College degree in cannabis coming to a college near you.
23 Feb: Tennessee. Sevierville company first in the world to produce hemp hardwood flooring.
21 Feb: Thousands light up joints during Hindu festival in Nepal.
- 2020 Global Cannabis March and 420 Map. Crowd photo from Mexico City, May 4, 2019. See 420 Events Guide.
20 Feb: Older Americans are increasingly turning to pot to treat their aches and pains.
15 Feb: Sanders Applauds New Medicare for All Study: Will Save 68,000 lives annually in the US, and will save more than $450 billion annually. .
14 Feb: Bernie Sanders Promises to Legalize Marijuana Federally by Executive Order, Expunge Records of Those Convicted of Pot Crimes. . His long history of cannabis reform. .
- Source and comments. - Researchers say there’s a simple way to reduce suicides: Increase the minimum wage. - 2020 Minimum Wage map. .
13 Feb: All eyes on New York state plan to legalize marijuana, help those hit by War on Drugs.
11 Feb: Croatia Introduces Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana: MP Mirela Holy.
11 Feb: Croatia Launches Recreational Cannabis Legalization Bill | Grizzle.
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3 Feb: With pot now legal in Illinois, marijuana tour buses begin rolling in Chicago.
31 Jan: Indonesian Lawmaker Backs Cannabis Exports. .
29 Jan 2020: Pro-Legalization Group Ranks Best And Worst Governors On Marijuana. .
|Legal Marijuana Advocates Rank The Best And Worst Governors On Cannabis. 2.. By Tom Angell, Jan 16, 2019. From the article (emphasis and links added):
|Of the governors who received passing grades in the new scorecard, 22 are Democrats and only five are Republicans. Meanwhile, 100 percent of those who got A grades are Democrats. On the other end of the scale, the 15 who got D grades and the four who received an F are all GOP governors. No Democrat got less than a C.
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28 Jan: Indiana Republicans aiming to force marijuana prosecutions.
29 Jan: Racist Dayton, Ohio High School Expels Student for Smelling Like Weed Despite 2 Negative Test Results. 24 Jan: Racist Texas high school tells student that if he doesn't cut his dreadlocks, he won't get to walk at graduation. Another example of hair discrimination, some say. 
28 Jan: U.S. farm group urges 1% THC limit, longer harvest period. Like other countries.
27 Jan: Mexico’s President Says A New Marijuana Panel Will Make Legalization Recommendation.
23 Jan: Column: Trump opens door to Social Security cuts. .
- 2020 State Minimum Wage Rates. Plus map showing lower minimum wages in Republican states. .
22 Jan: Legal pot ‘peddlers’ should be allowed to sell at farmer’s markets, on street corners, black activists say.
21 Jan: Free Weed: Sicily Is No Longer Charging Patients for Medical Cannabis.
17 Jan: Ohio hemp growing rules approved; farmers can start later this month.
15 Jan: Group of Mississippi physicians come out in support of medical marijuana initiative.
8 Jan: Alcohol Is Killing More Americans Than Ever. Cannabis is Safer. And Republicans keep blocking all cannabis rescheduling bills in the Senate.
- Wikipedia: Alcohol and cancer. . And: Cannabis is Safer.
31 Dec 2019: Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (Democrat) issues 11,000 pardons for marijuana.
27 Dec: Growing a Little Marijuana at Home Is Not a Crime, Italy’s Top Court Says. Decriminalized. .
20 Dec: Thailand. Southeast Asia Opens Its First Medical Marijuana Clinic in Bangkok. .
19 Dec: Finnish Prime Minister Marin calls for a 4-day-week and 6-hour-day for her country. As in parts of Sweden. Sanna Marin (34) is the youngest female head of government worldwide.
- Ever-increasing US household debt under Trump, and his huge tax breaks for the rich, but not for the middle class who need it the most. Huge medical and student debt. Low minimum wages in many Republican states. See map. .
Trump signed tax law that gave 83% of benefits to the top 1%.
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US Republicans Voted Often to Kill Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions. .
Medicare spends less than 2 percent on bureaucracy. 1.4% to be exact. See chart. We need Medicare for All. Nearly a third of our health care dollars go to something other than health care. See also:
Universal healthcare versus drug war. Canadian single-payer healthcare and Portuguese drug decriminalization
- Can't we all just get a bong?
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