Could Legal Marijuana Tip the Senate for Democrats?
Jury nullification wins medical cannabis case in Georgia. . And: Georgia Republicans created near-useless medical cannabis laws. . And: Georgia Cops Took Their Son Away For Medical Marijuana. Now Reunited, Family Speaks Out. 
We interrupt your regular daily Trump programming .... 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. .
CannabisVoter.info - Click your state to see which anti-cannabis Republicans to vote out. Cannabis polls.
Bernie Sanders video. 1 in 5 inmates have not been convicted. They can not afford bail.
Trump supports Duterte. . And: Duterte is Assassinating Opponents Under the Cover of the Drug War, Philippine Rights Groups Say.
Oklahoma voters legalize medical cannabis. 30th state to do so. . And: Canada. Bill to pardon old pot crimes to be introduced after cannabis becomes legal. .
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cynthia Nixon.
Time magazine. Majority of Americans support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's positions. Including federal marijuana legalization. And: Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old who took out Joe Crowley.
New Hampshire Democrat platform: "marijuana should be legalized, taxed and regulated." And: Video. 85% of the NBA smoked weed according to former players.
Texas Democrat platform supports recreational legalization. It also supports coverage of medical cannabis prescriptions under their proposed healthcare plan.
Canada's Legislature Votes To Legalize Marijuana. . Reflections About Father’s Day From Men In Prison. Life for Pot. And: N.F.L. Players to Trump: Here’s Whom You Should Pardon. . And: Viral Bernie Sanders video. Why Can We Import Vegetables But Not Medications? And: Republican healthcare: Study: Almost half of diabetics skip medical care due to insulin costs. And: 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.
Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization.
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.
Where’s That $4,000 Raise Republicans Promised Workers? And: Suicide rates rise sharply across the United States, new report shows. .
Mexico Presidential Frontrunner supports amnesty for people convicted of non-violent drug trafficking. "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.
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. . UK Conservatives are letting patients die. UN Committee Declares Cannabis Is An Effective, ‘Relatively Safe Drug’. And: Quincy, Illinois. Billboard promotes medical marijuana over opioids. And: 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". 46 of 47 Arrested in Low-Level Marijuana Stings Were Black, So Mayor and Police Put an End to the Operations. . And: St. Louis, Missouri to End Prosecution of Low-Level Marijuana Crimes. Focusing on murder instead.
South Carolina Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Medical Marijuana Question On Democratic Party Primary Ballot. Republicans are blocking a full vote in the legislature. And: Weed Nuns. Growing weed, religiously. Video. 60 Second Docs. And: Can Hemp Clean Up the Earth? Cleaning contaminated soil. . And: Men Deserving Clemency -- Andy Cox -- Life for Pot. And: New Jersey. Possession's not enough: Expunge all weed convictions | Editorial | NJ.com. And: Video. These Vets Want Weed Instead of Opioids. Meet the Iraq war veterans protesting opioids with joints. And: 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.
Maine Legislature Overturns Republican LePage’s veto of recreational cannabis sales and production.
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.
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.
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. . 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 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. 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. 
|Republicans waste $$-trillions on health insurance companies, and ground wars ($5.6 trillion).
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|Charts. Why does National Public Radio, like most media, not report most of these international comparisons? 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. Nations with better and healthier quality of life: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11.
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.
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: In Portugal 90% of drug control money is spent on health care, just 10% on police enforcement.
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. Cannabis polls. Vote out most Republicans.
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.