18 Sep 2018: South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use.
14 Sep 2018: Republican lawmaker wants to drug test Congress.
24-hour surveillance. Industrial hemp. No THC.
He is from Louisiana, the state with the 2nd highest incarceration rate. See Wikipedia: List of U.S. states by incarceration and correctional supervision rate.
Kansas moving forward on industrial hemp; licenses could be available by spring. 14 Sep 2018.
14 Sep 2018: Oklahoma. Democrats Call For Special Session For Medical Marijuana. 14 Sep 2018: Florida. Polling: Republican candidates on wrong side of medical marijuana smoking ban. 13 Sep 2018: Oregon. The New Revenue Coalition Is Pushing Lawmakers to Legalize Social Cannabis Consumption.
12 Sep 2018: Texas. Willie Nelson to headline rally for Democrat O'Rourke, running against Republican Ted Cruz. . 10 Sep 2018: Marijuana In Texas: Where Ted Cruz And Beto O’Rourke Stand On Legalization. 12 Sep 2018: NPR. More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana. .
Manhattan DA to dismiss more than 3,000 marijuana cases. 12 Sep 2018.
USA. Since 2001, labor’s share of national income has suffered a sustained decline. 11 Sep 2018.
11 Sep 2018: Marijuanaville: Jimmy Buffett Gets Into the Weed Business With Billionaire Wrigley Heir. 10 Sep 2018: Poll. Republican Rick Scott. Florida Governor’s Opposition to Medical Marijuana Hurts His Senate Bid.
He will spend life in prison for pot. Trump hasn't given clemency to any cannabis lifers. 10 Sep 2018. . And: In the four years since Corvain Cooper was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on marijuana charges, California law has changed. The two prior felony charges that triggered his life sentence are now deemed misdemeanors. And: Video. John Knock serving Life for Pot. For a first time offense.
1 Sep 2018: California. Editorial board: Vote yes on Prop. 12, allowing farm animals a cage-free life. Compassion for all sentient beings. The aliens are among us. Prisons at all levels need to be made more humane.
New York City. No more arrests for smoking marijuana in public. 2 Sep 2018 article: NYPD change in marijuana arrest policy goes into effect.
Withdrawal deaths in jail. 4 Sep 2018: New Orleans jail staffers ignored dying man’s cries for help, lawsuit charges. 3 Sep 2018: Woman lay dead in Nevada jail cell for hours after deputy found her unresponsive. 30 Aug 2018: Canada. Free cannabis offered at Vancouver, British Columbia clinic to help illicit drug users detox.
1 Sep 2018: Lancaster, Pennsylvania mulls marijuana decriminalization. Citations, not arrests.
29 Aug 2018: Puerto Rico's Hurricane María Death Toll On Par With 9/11 Terrorist Attack. "According to CBS, only two another natural disasters in the U.S. killed more people: a hurricane that struck Galveston, Tex., in 1900 which killed more than 8,000, and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, which killed more than 3,000." See viral video.
25 Aug 2018: Video. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' wealth has increased by $260 million every single day in 2018. . 24 Aug 2018: New Poll Shows 70 Percent of Americans Support Medicare for All. .
23 Aug 2018: A Mother’s Courage in Peru: Facing Prison for Giving Her Son Medical Marijuana.
22 Aug 2018: I’m a Convict and a Human Rights Attorney, and This Is Why You Need to Support the Prison Strike. .
22 Aug 2018: California lawmakers pass bill to erase old pot convictions. 21 Aug 2018: Vets to Protest For Medical Marijuana Outside VA (Veterans Administration) Headquarters. 20 Aug 2018: Wells Fargo Closes Florida Politician's Account Due To Marijuana Donations.
20 Aug 2018: New Jersey Democrat legislature has the votes to pass recreational marijuana bills. .
18 Aug 2018: Beto O’Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission’ against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it alive. He supports federal marijuana legalization. .
16 Aug 2018: India Is Introducing Free Health Care—for 500 Million People. Making India Great Again. Where's Trump? 15 Aug 2018: Mexico’s new president has a radical plan to end the drug war. 14 Aug 2018: California. Judge allows Santa Rosa girl, 5, with epilepsy to bring medical marijuana to school. 11 Aug 2018: Lebanon to consider legalising medicinal cannabis.
10 Aug 2018: Trumponomics. Wage growth is being wiped out entirely by inflation. .
9 Aug 2018: Another Backfire for Koch Brothers as Survey Shows Americans Actually Want Free College, $15 Minimum Wage, and Medicare for All. . And: Single-Payer Healthcare costs less per person.
9 Aug 2018: Colorado hemp plastic startup says it’s shipped first orders in North America. 100% plant-based and chemical-free hemp plastic. 8 Aug 2018: Lawmakers In U.S. Territory (Northern Mariana Islands) Vote To Legalize Marijuana. Senate likely to pass it. Republican governor is shaky. 6 Aug 2018: From combat to marijuana processing — veteran corners the CBD market.
3 Aug 2018: New York Marijuana Legalization Hinges On Democrats Winning In November. 2 Aug 2018: First Big U.S. Offshore Wind Farm will save Massachusetts electricity users about $1.4 billion over 20 years. . 1.6 million tons of carbon emissions removed per year. Equivalent of removing 325,000 cars from the road. 1 Aug 2018: Israeli Weapons Manufacturer Selling Guns to Duterte’s Drug War. Duterte compared himself to Hitler. And: Trump likes Duterte.
Trump's staggeringly low approval ratings compared to other presidents during their first 18 months. . Run mouse cursor over charts. Updated continuously.
3 Aug 2018: Michigan. 80-year-old medical marijuana patient with expired card jailed for less than an eighth of cannabis.
31 Jul 2018: Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent, judge rules. 30 Jul 2018: Country of Georgia’s High Court Removes Marijuana Possession Penalties. . 29 Jul 2018: Michigan Democrats hope pot measure brings out youth vote in November. 29 Jul 2018: Two-thirds of voters in Utah support November ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana. 26 Jul 2018: UK government approves prescription use of medical cannabis. .
26 Jul 2018: As Workers' Wages Continue to Fall Under Trump, Analysis Shows CEO Pay Is Way Higher Than Typically Reported. Trumponomics. A stimulus program for the rich that only benefits the rich. 22 Jul 2018: Portugal. A stimulus program that works for the middle class and poor. And: Portugal led the way on drug reform, too. 23 Jul 2018: How the Republican tax cuts are failing workers, in one chart. . And: >>> Republican leaders will do anything to avoid talking about falling real wages under Trump.
26 Jul 2018: John Tory's Actions After Toronto Shooting Were What No U.S. Leader Has Ever Done. Handguns, which are already severely restricted in Canada, may be banned in Toronto. Canada has a much lower homicide rate than the USA. And no fear of the American NRA. The NRA expanded mandatory sentencing state by state, and thus created mass incarceration.
Portugal's drug decriminalization. 188.8.131.52. Based on single-payer, universal healthcare. 2.
24 Jul 2018: New Jersey Stalls All Marijuana Court Cases Until September. 24 Jul 2018: Canada. RCMP sniffer dogs out of work due to pot legalization.
19 Jul 2018: 70 Democrats Sign On to New ‘Medicare for All’ House Caucus. 16 Jul 2018: The Astonishingly High Administrative Costs of U.S. Health Care. New York Times. See: Canadian healthcare.
Medicare-for-all is single-payer, non-socialist, non-government-owned, Canadian-style healthcare.
18 Jul 2018: A Spike In Liver Disease Deaths Among Young Adults Fueled By Alcohol. Wake the f*ck up! Cannabis is safer!
18 Jul 2018: Mexico: Lopez Obrador government to consider legalization / decriminalization of drugs. "Carte blanche. Whatever is necessary to restore peace in this country. Let's open up the debate."
17 Jul 2018: Pussy Riot Prevails Against Russia In European Human Rights Court Ruling. Also 17 Jul 2018, they demand: "Stop imprisoning so many people for 228 article of Criminal code (drug offenses)." (in Youtube description).    .
16 Jul 2018: Jury nullification wins medical cannabis case. Georgia. . And: Georgia Republicans created near-useless medical cannabis laws. . 7 Jul 2018: Georgia Cops Took Their Son Away For Medical Marijuana. Now Reunited, Family Speaks Out. 
16 Jul 2018: Decriminalize all drugs, Toronto health board urges Ottawa. . 14 Jul 2018: Video. Mexico's Crime-Free Town? The secret? No politicians. Many independent representatives, but no political parties. 11 Jul 2018: Wisconsin. Democrats hope for advantage in counties holding marijuana referendums.
We interrupt your regular daily Trump programming .... 9 Jul 2018: News bulletin. Video. Antarctica is melting three times faster than it was just 10 years ago. Climate change is real, very real — and it is devastating our planet. .
6 Jul 2018: Video. Hash it out. Should Non-Violent Marijuana Offenders be Released? 7 Jul 2018: Bernie Sanders video. 1 in 5 inmates have not been convicted. They can not afford bail.
CannabisVoter.info - Click your state to see which anti-cannabis Republicans to vote out. Cannabis polls.
5 Jul 2018: Duterte is Assassinating Opponents Under the Cover of the Drug War, Philippine Rights Groups Say. And: Trump supports Duterte. .
5 Jul 2018: After Popular Uproar, 20-Foot-Tall Angry Trump Baby Blimp Gets Okay to Fly Over London During President's UK Visit.
27 June 2018: Time magazine. Majority of Americans support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's positions. Including federal marijuana legalization.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cynthia Nixon.
27 June 2018: Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old who took out Joe Crowley.
Vote.org And: Vote for cannabis. And: CannabisVoter.info
26 June 2018: Oklahoma voters legalize medical cannabis. 30th state to do so. .
26 June 2018: Gallery Owner Arrested After Dropping Sculpture Of Giant Drug Spoon At Purdue Pharma.
25 June 2018: New Hampshire Democrat platform: "marijuana should be legalized, taxed and regulated."
23 June 2018: Texas Democrat platform supports recreational legalization. It also supports coverage of medical cannabis prescriptions under their proposed healthcare plan. 23 June 2018: Canada. Bill to pardon old pot crimes to be introduced after cannabis becomes legal. . 21 June 2018: N.F.L. Players to Trump: Here’s Whom You Should Pardon. .
19 June 2018: Canada's Legislature Votes To Legalize Marijuana. .
18 June 2018: Majority in France Favors Marijuana Legalization, Poll Finds. 18 June 2018: Reflections About Father’s Day From Men In Prison. Life for Pot.
17 June 2018: Viral Bernie Sanders video. Why Can We Import Vegetables But Not Medications? 18 June 2018: Study: Almost half of diabetics skip medical care due to insulin costs. 15 June 2018: 50,000% markup for a shot makes the case for a single-payer healthcare system in California.
Republicans waste $$-trillions on health insurance companies, and ground wars ($5.6 trillion). Instead of paying higher wages, and higher minimum wages. As Canada does.
17 June 2018: Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization. And: Texas Democrats support legalization.
15 June 2018. Where’s That $4,000 Raise Republicans Promised Workers? And: 7 June 2018. Suicide rates rise sharply across the United States, new report shows. .
Mexico Presidential Frontrunner supports amnesty for people convicted of non-violent drug trafficking. 13 June 2018. "We are going to change this rotten, corrupt regime of injustices and privileges, and we are going to promote development. I can summarise it in one sentence: work, good salaries, and hugs, not bullets." .
Wikipedia: List of minimum wages by country.
11 June 2018. Democrat Ben Jealous Talks Marijuana, Dave Chappelle, And His Campaign For Maryland Governor.
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.
Mom Warns Her Son Could Die If The UK Doesn’t Return His Confiscated Cannabis Oil. 13 June 2018. And: 13 June 2018: Quincy, Illinois. Billboard promotes medical marijuana over opioids. And: 12 June 2018: 1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Takes Medications Linked To Depression. Depression Is Possible Side Effect Of Many Common Drugs. .
Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Marijuana should be a lowest-level enforcement priority". 11 June 2018. 46 of 47 Arrested in Low-Level Marijuana Stings Were Black, So Mayor and Police Put an End to the Operations. . 13 June 2018: St. Louis, Missouri to End Prosecution of Low-Level Marijuana Crimes. Focusing on murder instead.
12 Jun 2018: South Carolina Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Medical Marijuana Question On Democratic Party Primary Ballot. 13 Jun 2018: Republicans are blocking a full vote in the legislature. 19 Apr 2018: Weed Nuns. Growing weed, religiously. Video. 60 Second Docs. 11 Jun 2018: Can Hemp Clean Up the Earth? Cleaning contaminated soil. . And: Men Deserving Clemency -- Andy Cox -- Life for Pot. 10 Jun 2018: New Jersey. Possession's not enough: Expunge all weed convictions | Editorial | NJ.com. 8 Jun 2018: Video. These Vets Want Weed Instead of Opioids. Meet the Iraq war veterans protesting opioids with joints. 26 May 2018: Which States Will Be Voting on Marijuana in 2018?
Democrats Are Running—and Winning—on Medicare for All.
|“We must ensure that no mother ever weighs the costs before taking her children to the emergency room when they are in the need of immediate care,” Eastman’s campaign website reads.
Inconsolable Jeff Sessions Tries To Commit Suicide By Smoking Joint. And: It is insane to be arresting some 600,000 people a year for marijuana possession. It's time to remove the federal prohibition on marijuana. - Bernie Sanders. . And: Older Americans' Marijuana Use Driven by Pain Relief. And: ATTN Video > What if the DEA treated caffeine the same way they treat marijuana?
Bobby Kennedy’s son suspects 2nd gunman killed father. . 50 year anniversary of coup d'etat.
RFK's children believe there was a second assassin with Sirhan Sirhan. Did L.A. police and prosecutors bungle the Bobby Kennedy assassination probe? And: FBI altered witness testimony of hearing 2 gunmen and 12 to 14 shots. And: Los Angeles police department destroyed much evidence.
Popular Turkish rapper Ezhel arrested for ‘inciting drug use’. President Erdogan is just another religious right dictator wannabe. And: Not guilty! After representing himself, NJ Weedman freed by jury. .
Weed weddings are taking over. And: New Zealand may vote on marijuana legalisation in 2019. . And: Video. These unexpected uses for hemp are giving us hope for the planet. And: Front-runner in Mexico's presidential election Open to Debating Drug Legalization to Stop Violence.
New York Daily News editorial board calls for marijuana legalization with huge front page headline. . And: Thanks, Internet: Estonian Town of Kanepi (Kanep means cannabis) Gets Cannabis Leaf as Its Emblem. And: Movement to Legalize Drug Use Gains in the Former Soviet Republic of Georgia. . And: Philadelphia Gets Green Light to Study Pot, Treat Opioid Addiction With Cannabis.
NYC. Manhattan District Attorney says he'll stop prosecuting pot possession on Aug. 1. .
Texans march and say it is time to vote out anti-cannabis (Republican) politicians. And: Bernie Sanders. Workers need $15 an hour and a union. And: Trump Officially Backed Out of His Own Plan to Make Drugs Cheaper. Pharma stocks spiked in celebration. . And: Mom serving 16 years for marijuana pens Mother's Day letter to daughters. . And: Awesome full-screen panorama of Mexico City Marijuana Liberation Day. And: Port Louis, on the small island of Mauritius. East of Africa and Madagascar. May 5, 2018. Global Marijuana March. Marche pour la dépénalisation du cannabis. .
We marched with 100,000 people in Medellin, Colombia. And: Colombia video. Graffiti is legal in this country! Every wall is a mural in Bogota. And: Global medical cannabis map. Click on it and zoom in on any country. See popup box with info about that country's medical cannabis laws and history. Spanish version.
Buenos Aires, Argentina. PHOTO. 100,000 at Global Marijuana March. . See 2018 global map.
Cape Town Cannabis Walk 2018. Photo essay: #CannabisWorks2018 urges South Africa to join the global movement to legalise marijuana.
2 May 2018: Maine Lawmakers Override Republican Governor To Start Adult-Use Marijuana Sales.
See healthcare costs by country. Americans have to pay so much more out of pocket versus OECD countries. And the US does not have universal healthcare. And public college tuition costs much more in the US. It is free in some OECD nations. See chart below.
Total taxes as a percentage of GDP. But OECD countries have universal healthcare and cheaper tuition:
Meet Ibogaine – a missing cure for opioid recovery. And: Guest opinion: Why it's time to let Oregon cannabis cross state lines. Removing cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances.
Serving Life for Pot in the Legal Cannabis Era. And: Two Democratic Frontrunners for Florida Governor Back Legal Recreational Weed. And: Oklahoma group cleared to collect signatures to put recreational pot on ballot.
Worst US prison riot in 25 years kills 7 men. Guards AWOL. Moldy food, sweltering heat, nothing to do.
Congressman brutally called him out over it.
2018 Global Marijuana March and 420 events. April 20 and May 5, 2018. Or thereabouts. Take power! Global campaign to register and vote for medical cannabis, and against conservative-led cannabis incarceration worldwide.
Zimbabwe just became the second country in Africa to legalise cannabis cultivation. And: Seattle officials file motion to vacate all marijuana possession convictions since 1996. .
People with opioid prescriptions could get medical marijuana instead under Illinois Senate plan that passed. It now goes to the House. And: Canada. Police chiefs studying decriminalizing drugs as possible solution to opioid crisis. And: Everybody in Italy has full access to free addiction treatment.
Michigan approves recreational marijuana legalization vote for November. And: Isle Of Man Could Be The First Place In The British Isles To Decriminalise Cannabis Possession.
25 April 2018. Will Texas elect the first Democratic Senator in 30 years over cannabis? Beto O'Rourke could beat Senator Ted Cruz. And: O'Rourke supports federal cannabis legalization. .
20 April 2018: Video. 85% of the NBA smoked weed according to former players.
Some 420 reports here. And do a 420 search. See: huge 420 crowds. . And: Bernie Sanders Joins Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act to Federally Legalize Weed. 
Democrat Senator Schumer to introduce bill to federally decriminalize marijuana. . And: Australia. Greens propose full legalisation of cannabis. And: Faces of Greed: Walton Family of Walmart. Bernie Sanders video: "One family, the Walton family, owns more wealth than the bottom 40 percent".
Meta-analysis: Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact On Cognitive Performance. .
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New York. Cuomo lays groundwork for legalizing marijuana. And: New Orleans. After 7 years in jail for possession of 2 joints, Bernard Noble hopes to advocate for criminal justice reform. .
Opinion Piece - Life for Pot. By Beth Curtis. Sister of John Knock, a pot lifer. .
5 Apr 2018: Dumbass Louisiana Republican state lawmaker cites satirical article in argument against medical marijuana. 9 Apr 2018: Sinclair Host Resigns After Threat to Sexually Assault David Hogg With ‘Hot Poker’.
Mexican states should start legalizing marijuana: tourism minister.
Hall of Famer Joe Montana advocates cannabis for pain relief, healing. "Cannabis eased my pain. It also put me in a state of healing and relief." And: '60 Days In': The worst things about jail, from undercover inmates. "A police officer who went to jail undercover quit the force after he got out — and his decision is a sobering reminder of how bad prison really is". And: Video. Here's what happened when a Republican senator challenged a Canadian doctor on their single-payer health care system. And: Italy issues presidential pardon for pot-growing pensioner.
Trump's Private Prisons: Blood, Suicide and Poorly Paid Guards. Where cannabis inmates are injured and left to die just like the rest of the inmates. New York Times.
30 Mar 2018: Rick Steves on a journey toward marijuana legalization. "In some cases, they’re just waiting to get rid of their Republican governor."
6.1 million Americans can't vote due to a felony conviction. April is #SecondChanceMonth.
Where Marijuana Is Legal, Opioid Prescriptions Fall. April 2, 2018. Scientific American. . And: Video. This cannabis commercial is just perfect. A company that delivers cannabis throughout Oregon.
Scientists discovered a moth with golden hair and a tiny penis. They named it after Trump. Twitter: "hence forward , the grabus vaginus moth".
Utah's Republican Governor Herbert comes out against medical marijuana initiative, warning it would ‘open the door to recreational use’. .
Global voter campaign against conservative-led global cannabis incarceration. And: ATTN: Video - This former Republican official nails why more states should legalize marijuana. His liver failed 4 times in 5 years while using legal medical opiates. He now uses medical cannabis.
A new poll found 59% of Americans support a "national Medicare-for-all plan." 75% support optional expanded Medicare program for those who want it. And Poll: 44% Of Americans Skip Doctor Visits Because Of Cost. Costs are the top health care issue. And: Why thousands of Americans Are Risking It and Skipping Health Insurance. And: Single-payer plan would improve bottom lines. And: Medicaid Expansion. "Studies demonstrate a positive association between expansion and health outcomes."
NRA created Drug War Mass Incarceration with their mandatory minimum sentencing laws. And: CIA and Bush started 15 years of endless, costly ground wars by their 2003 lies about WMDs in Iraq. . And: Video. What happened to the middle class? Elizabeth Warren. Bernie Sanders. . And: Congress Protects Medical Marijuana From Jeff Sessions In New Federal Spending Bill.
Voters In Illinois' Cook County Approve Non-binding Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure. And: Data shows More U.S. Imprisonment Does Not Reduce State Drug Problems. . And: Exploring the ever-changing European cannabis scene (Part 3). Part 2. Part 1. .
Gina Haspel became chief of the "Cat's Eye" CIA black site in Thailand in late October 2002. .
Jeff Sessions once wanted to execute pot dealers.
Alabama Republican Sheriff Todd Entrekin Legally Took $750,000 Meant To Feed Inmates, Bought Beach House. . Citizen who exposed him framed with marijuana distribution charges. And: Cannabis Industry Is Saving Cities With Struggling Economies. . And: Canadian Health Insurance Company to Cover Medical Cannabis. Up to $6,000 per year.
Meet Beto O'Rourke, the Pro-Pot Former Punk Guitarist Who Could Beat Republican Ted Cruz And Ignite Blue Wave. And: Greek Parliament Passes Bill to Regulate Medical Cannabis Production. .
Drug War, NRA, mandatory minimum sentencing, handguns, homicide rates.
Iowa grants gun permits to the blind. USA Today. What could go wrong? Blind people can drive... right? US gun laws are insane.
The Teens Are Coming For The NRA. We are witnessing history.
John Knock - Buried Alive. Nonviolent marijuana drug conspiracy. . NRA-supported mandatory sentence of life without parole.
Jeff Sessions running after cannabis users:
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Marijuana Criminal Cases Dropped En Masse by Philadelphia District Attorney. .
Jeff Sessions Opposes Bipartisan Drug Sentencing Reform Bill. And: Fox News is afraid that the American people will find out the truth about Canada's single-payer health care. Bernie Sanders video.
US middle-class wealth has collapsed. . See chart to the right. See: Income inequality and drug war. And: Wikipedia: List of countries by wealth per adult. Median wealth is exactly in the middle. 50% of adults have more, and 50% have less. Wealth is all assets (money, stocks, property, etc.) minus all debts. Note that USA is number 25 in the partial list. Canada is number 14.
U.S. household debt at all time high. Chart below from page 3 of PDF.
2003 to 2017 (4th quarter). Total Household Debt by Type:
Click to enlarge. Timeline is by quarters.
Income Inequality Is At The Highest Level In American History. By Bryce Covert. July 1, 2016. ThinkProgress. "Incomes for the 99 percent have only recovered about 60 percent of what they lost. But the rich are doing great. ... They captured more than half of all the income growth in the country."
Drug War, NRA, mandatory minimum sentencing, handguns, homicide rates
|Gun-related deaths in high-income countries. Deaths per million people. Suicides in gray on the left. Homicides in darker color on the right. USA is the long bloody line at the end.
Mayor Jenny Durkan: Why Seattle Is Erasing Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions. . And: San Francisco’s D.A. Is Clearing Thousands of Marijuana Convictions. Others Around the Country Should Do the Same. And: International Criminal Court to begin preliminary examination on Philippines killings by Duterte. And: Trump Says He Will Focus On Opioid Law Enforcement, Not Treatment. And: Police officer (and veteran) fired for not shooting black suspect wins $175,000.
Military veterans defy Jeff Sessions, fight for medical marijuana to kick opioid addiction. Of all the veterans returning from the Middle East, about 60 percent experience chronic pain. And: California could make it easier to erase your old marijuana convictions. And: Maine becomes first state to protect marijuana use outside of work.
Bernie Sanders video. Debunking Single Payer Myths with Dr. Danielle Martin of Canada. . And: Dennis Peron, gay hippie Vietnam veteran, and Early Medical Marijuana Advocate, Dies at 71. New York Times. . And: Federal judge: Florida’s felon voting restoration flawed. And: Floridians will vote this fall on restoring voting rights to 1.5 million felons. And: 27 percent of all the disfranchised felons in the U.S. live in Florida. And: Marijuana Company Donates 1 Million Meals To Needy Californians. And: Russian Presidential Candidate Wants to Legalize Marijuana. .
Virginia Senate Republicans kill bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.
France To Consider Decriminalising All Drug Use, Following Government-Commissioned Report. And: Florida: Judge rules medical marijuana law allows patients to grow own drug. And: Malaysia: Amiruddin facing death penalty for possession and distribution of medical marijuana.
Governor signs bill: Vermont Makes History By Legalizing Marijuana through legislature. . And: Thailand About to Make Medical Marijuana Legal. And: Police chief advises police candidate concerning teen marijuana users: "F*ck the right thing! If Black, shoot them!" And: Ontario (Canada) seeks public feedback on allowing cannabis lounges as legalization looms. And: California is Allowing One Million Residents Convicted of Weed Charges to Wipe Slate Clean.
New poll shows Trump with historically low approval rating. Jan. 19, 2018 article.
Chart below is from a Washington Post article on Dec. 29, 2017:
"The U.S. has one of the stingiest minimum wage policies of any wealthy nation."
Bernie Sanders video. We took some American doctors to Canada to see a universal health care system up close. . And: Canada. Liberal MPs urge dropping criminal penalties for all illicit drug use.
|Medicare-for-all is single-payer, non-socialist, non-government-owned, Canadian-style healthcare. ~ Republicans waste $$-trillions on health insurance companies, plus $5.6 trillion on ground wars.
|USA spent $3.3 trillion on healthcare in 2017. (2.3.4.). Canada spent half as much per person, and got better outcomes. 70% of Americans support a "Medicare-for-all" system. (2.3.)
||Life expectancy (years). 2016
||Under-five mortality rate per 1000 live births. 2016
||Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births. 2015
||Per capita expenditure on health. Public and private costs. USD - PPP. 2017
||Healthcare costs as a percent of GDP. 2017
||% of health costs paid by government. 2016
||3. 4. 5.
|Charts. Videos. Republican myths about Canadian healthcare: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83. Nations with better and healthier quality of life: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12. Math for Republicans: US spent 17.2% of GDP (national economy) on healthcare in 2017. - Canada spent 10.4%.
Medicare spends less than 2 percent on bureaucracy. 1.4% to be exact. We need Medicare for All. Nearly a third of our health care dollars go to something other than health care. And: Universal healthcare and drug war.
Trump approval hits new low (35%) in CNN poll. 32% in AP–NORC poll. Lowest in history for a first-year President. . Bring back democracy: Remove Presidential veto power. And: Senate 60% rule.
See: More News. And: Cannabis is safer. And: Cannabis polls.
Vote out most Republicans and their cannabis war.
Under Trump, real wages are not just flat, they are falling. Wages adjusted for inflation.
|A or F? How Congress scores on marijuana. 2. By Danielle Keane, NORML political director. 2016. "Of the 233 Democrats in Congress, 208 members (89.3 percent) received a passing grade of a 'C' or higher. Of the 302 Republicans in Congress, 102 members (33.8 percent) received a passing grade of a 'C' or higher." For your state see: Congressional Scorecard. NORML. Grading was based upon members' voting records.
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.
CannabisVoter.info - Click your state to see which anti-cannabis Republicans to vote out.
Vote for cannabis.