Congressman brutally called him out over it.
Democrat Senator Schumer to introduce bill to 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.
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.
Opinion Piece - Life for Pot. By Beth Curtis. Sister of John Knock, a pot lifer. . And: Dumbass Louisiana Republican state lawmaker cites satirical article in argument against medical marijuana. And: 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.
Rick Steves on a journey toward marijuana legalization. "In some cases, they’re just waiting to get rid of their Republican governor." And: 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 opiates. He now uses 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.
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.
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.
Democrats Score Special Election Upset In Wisconsin GOP Stronghold. And: Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament. And: Video. $8000 for an ambulance ride in the USA. $12 in Germany! And: Latest Pew Poll Finds Record Support in Favor of Marijuana Legalization. And: Video shows apparently incapacitated, half-naked woman put out in cold by Baltimore hospital. . And: Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina Congressional Map As Unconstitutional Gerrymandering.
Kansas Republican Representative Steve Alford claims blacks responded badly to pot use due to character, genetics. .
Kansas. Facing 30 years in prison, and custody loss, for treating her Crohn’s disease with cannabis, Shona Banda’s two-year court case ends with plea agreement of mail-in probation in Washington state.
Fabrics Made From banana, pineapple, bamboo, jute, aloe vera, flax, hemp, beetroot, pomegranate, teak, sewali flower? The Fashion Industry Is Making It Happen!
Vermont Defies Jeff Sessions By Legalizing Recreational Marijuana. . And: Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Crack Down On State-Legal Marijuana. . And: Marijuana legalization 2018. At least 12 states could consider cannabis laws this year. And: California’s Marijuana Legalization Aims To Repair Damage From The War On Drugs. . And: Boy who missed eight years of school makes astonishing recovery due to CBD oil. . And: Mexico to legalize marijuana-based product sales in 2018. And: What if this was your mother, wife, or daughter? WATCH: Tyrant Cop Knocks Handcuffed Woman Unconscious for No Reason & Lies About It.
Watch this Canadian politician explain the difference between health care in Canada and in America.
Norway to decriminalize all drugs, likely following Portugal's model. . And: Trump approval rating hits new low (35%) in CNN poll. 32% in Associated Press–NORC poll. Lowest in history for a first-year President. Dec. 19, 2017 article.
Chart below from: A Tax Plan to Turbocharge Inequality, in 3 Charts. Dec. 17, 2017. New York Times.
Marc and Jodie Emery plead guilty, fined nearly $400,000 in Cannabis Culture court case . And: California Enlists Cheech Marin To Help Register Pot Businesses.
World Health Organization (WHO): Pot's CBD Has Health Benefits. . And: British man faces two years in Dubai jail after testing positive for cannabis. . And: Bermuda. House of Assembly: cannabis decriminalisation passes. To Senate next. And: Jeff Sessions Is Being Sued By 12-Year-Old Girl (Alexis Bortell) Over Department of Justice Medical Marijuana Policy. “It’s a lot better than brain surgery.” Alexis Bortell wins "Most Influential Individual 2017!" - Video. .
Obamacare sign-ups defy Trump’s sabotage campaign, but “the window is closing” Dec. 15. Many plans are free. Some states have later deadlines. . And: Marijuana in Indiana: Battle lines drawn for 2018 legislative session. Veterans versus prosecutors. And: 30% of Vietnam vets have had PTSD in their lifetime.
Paraguay About to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana. And: Jeff Sessions spars with DOJ interns over marijuana, police violence in newly leaked video. . And: Canada. Conservative Alberta representative says pot legalization could lead to communist revolution.
"$5.6 trillion" for endless Mideast wars that started with Bush and CIA WMD lies about Iraq. . Interstate Highway System cost $526 billion in 2016 dollars. And: Landing a human on the moon cost $221 billion. And: Marijuana may hold promise in treating veterans with PTSD. .
Trillion-dollar Cost of Republican-led U.S. drug war. And: Its racist application. .
| Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.
|Republican tax bill hurts the poor more than originally thought, Congressional Budget Office finds.
||"By 2019, Americans earning less than $30,000 a year would be worse off under the Senate bill, CBO found. By 2021, Americans earning $40,000 or less would be net losers, and by 2027, most people earning less than $75,000 a year would be worse off. On the flip side, millionaires and those earning $100,000 to $500,000 would be big beneficiaries".
| 2 polls: Only 29% of Americans approve of Republican tax plan. 2.
Canada. Federal marijuana legislation clears House of Commons, headed for the Senate. . And: Africa. Good News: Congo Is Ditching Conflict Metals For Cannabis. And: Will Attorney General Jeff Sessions end medical marijuana for all US states in December 2017? And: 10,000 people died waiting for a disability decision in the past year. Will he be next?
Evolving Republican tax plan. By 2027, Americans earning $75,000 a year and below would, as a group, see their taxes increase. New York Times. . And: Canada. How the provinces are planning for pot legalization by July 2018. And: As Canada prepares for legal pot, ex-cops get into the business. . And: Video. USA. 3 months behind bars for sexual assault/rape, versus 21 years behind bars for marijuana. . And: Robert Reich: The Poor Are Being Barred From Voting. And That’s Unconstitutional. And: CBD cannabis oil use in the UK doubles in a YEAR. And: Veterans Being Denied Medical Cannabis Are Crushed By Pills, PTSD, And Suicide. And: “It’s Time:” Effort to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in North Dakota Underway. And: Maryland Man Gets 20 Years for 6 Grams of Marijuana. And: Wisconsin Legislature Unanimously Approves Industrial Hemp Bill. And: Video. This is how fast Cannabis can stop a seizure!!
Bernie Sanders CHART. Households making over $1 million will get almost 40% of the benefits from the Republican tax plan, while households making under $50,000 will get less than 1% of the benefits. And: The middle class will actually end up paying even more in taxes.
2012, the year the Republicans
lost the trillion-dollar Cannabis War. They don't know it yet, so be sure they get the message in the 2018 midterm elections. Facebook comments
Marijuana Won Big in the November U.S. Elections. . And: Maine voters expand Medicaid to 70,000 low-income people under Obamacare. . And: Indiana prosecutors pushing against medical marijuana. And: Breaking News: Jeff Sessions to Stand Trial in Cannabis De-Scheduling. . And: Viral video on racial profiling. And: Cannabis smokers shouldn’t go to jail. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. And: Pro-Marijuana Legalization Democrat Phil Murphy Wins New Jersey Governor Race. . And: 7 reasons why the future has arrived in the Netherlands.
Maine's Republican governor vetoes voter-approved bill to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. 
German Parties Consider Sale Of Recreational Marijuana In Pharmacies Or Dispensaries. . And: Marchers in Kiev, Ukraine call for legalization of cannabis (PHOTOS).
Trump’s Obamacare sabotage accidentally resulted in more free health plans. Open enrollment is Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017. And: Smoking Marijuana Causes ‘Complete Remission’ of Crohn’s Disease for some, No Side Effects, New Study Shows. And: Using cannabis in place of anxiety meds.
Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana in Record-High Numbers: October 2017 Poll. 2. And: Oklahoma City police officer handcuffs woman for riding a bike and handing him her ID. . "throwing stuff at me. You handed the ID card to me like you wanted to use it as a weapon and throw it at me.” Body cam shows otherwise. Audio starts at 30 seconds in.
80% of Republican tax cuts would go to the top 1%. See chart in Bernie Sanders Facebook post. And: Will Illinois legalize recreational marijuana? Most Democrat candidates for governor support it. And: Legalize marijuana in New Jersey? Your choice for governor on Nov. 7, 2017 will determine that. (Democrat versus Republican. .
Pro-Legalization Congressman To Target Anti-Cannabis Lawmakers. .
Peru legalises medical marijuana in move spurred by mother's home lab. 2. And: Canada. Airport security stops calling police on passengers carrying prescription pot. And: Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds. Opioid-related deaths fell 6.5% after recreational marijuana legalized. . And: Former Mexican President Imagines Future Where Legal Weed Is an Internationally Traded Cash Crop.
The Trump tax plan would make the rich richer.
An Open Letter to Apple CEO Mr. Tim Cook from 131 organizations to immediately remove numerous apps that are promoting war on drugs in the Philippines that has killed 13,000 people. . And: Now you can add a marijuana degree to your higher education.  .And: 29 states have legal pot. Jeff Sessions wants to stamp it out, and he's closer than you think. . And: Police brutality. Cop who forcibly arrested nurse for refusing to draw blood is fired. Previously disciplined for sexual harassment. And: 8 things Trump's done to hurt women and girls since taking office. . And: London, UK: MPs join medical marijuana protest outside Parliament. And: Canadian Doctors Explain Universal Health Care. A video. . And: Why Dr. Oz Thinks Medical Marijuana Can Solve The Opioid Crisis. .
NRA history of mandatory minimum sentencing and drug war. Atlanta, Georgia decriminalizes marijuana. . And Youtube: Tom Petty music video - You Don't Know How It Feels. "let's roll another joint." . And: 80 Years Ago This Week, Federal Marijuana Prohibition Began With These Arrests. And: Federal Court Ruling a Huge Victory for Cannabis Business Owners. And: Costly medical marijuana pushes patients to street sales. And: Portugal treats addiction as a disease, not a crime.
Why the decriminalisation of marijuana is a civil rights cause. Al Sharpton. . And: Harris County, Texas DA Stops Prosecuting Drug Cases Involving Minuscule Amounts. And: Chicago cops to be punished for ‘taking a knee’ in protest against police brutality. And: America’s opioid problem is so bad it’s cutting into U.S. life expectancy. And: Big Pharma Losing Grip as Study Shows Nearly 100% of Cannabis Users Give Up Rx Pain Meds. And: Iceland Gets Cooler with Proposal to Legalize Cannabis. .
Lesotho. This Tiny Nation Just Became Africa’s Medical Cannabis Leader. . And: 41 States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids. And: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders police to kill eldest son if 'rumours' are true. And: Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform. And: New Study Finds Legal Cannabis Equals Fewer Pharmaceuticals. And: “I’m not a criminal:” Indiana man criminally charged for possessing CBD oil. And: Federal drug agency asks Rhode Island for medical marijuana patient data. And: British Columbia may not follow Ontario’s pot distribution system: Premier Horgan.
Why Are Opioid Painkillers Legal But Marijuana Isn't? And: Federal government knew cannabis cured epilepsy over 60 years ago and still made it a Schedule 1 drug. And: Sheriffs Say Marijuana Legalization Should Be Overturned Because It Makes Them Uncomfortable. Colorado.
The dam is breaking on Democrats’ embrace of single-payer
Bernie Sanders Is the Most Popular Politician in America, Poll Says. See Bernie on Colbert's Show . And: LA Times editorial board: Trump and Sessions are ignoring voters' overwhelming support for medical marijuana. Will Congress listen? . See: Temporary reprieve. . And: Hooked, hoodwinked: Some drug rehabs aim for relapse and money. And: ‘Return my bong’: Ontario man protests in underwear outside courthouses, police stations. And: Oral, saliva, and urine measurement of THC intoxication level is not feasible, study concludes.
Green gold: how China quietly grew into a cannabis superpower. Half of world's hemp cultivation.
India issues its first-ever license to grow medicinal cannabis for research purposes. 2nd Most Populated Country. And: Utah Launches Medical Cannabis Signature Drive for November 2018 ballot issue. And: Federal judge blocks prosecution of Northern California pot growers. Jeff Sessions opposes restrictions. And: Federal Judge Rules Medical Marijuana Patient Can Sue For Being Denied Job Over Failed Drug Test. And: Justice Department (Jeff Sessions) Shuts Down Marijuana Research At DEA.
"They can move in and out of any software still hardwired to their system. That means that anyone we haven't unplugged is potentially an agent. Inside the matrix, they are everyone and they are no one." -Morpheus in The Matrix. .
Lexington, Kentucky mayor announces all Confederate statues are coming down because of Charlottesville. And: Philippines newspaper. "Marijuana as Medicine" on front page. And: Heather Heyer, the woman killed in Virginia was destined to be face of change, mom says. . And: Indiana lawmaker pushes for medical marijuana to curb opioid epidemic. His fellow Republicans are the ones likely to block him. Here are the Confederate memorials that will be removed after Charlottesville. .
Dear America, universal health care is what real freedom looks like. USA Today. And: IT COSTS LESS. . And: In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime. NPR. CBC. . And: 90% of drug control money is spent on health care, just 10% on police enforcement.
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.
Illinois Is Officially The 21st State To Decriminalize Weed. And: India. The people of Mumbai (also known as Bombay) talk about marijuana. Youtube.
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.
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.
|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.