2200+ cities/towns from 127 countries have participated in #FridaysForFuture youth strike for climate.
Video: This 15-year-old climate activist (Greta Thunberg) called out world leaders in December 2018. . Her videos have tens of millions of views. Wikipedia: School strike for climate.
Two in Three Americans (66%) Now Support Legalizing Recreational Marijuana. . By Gallup Poll. So why are Senate Republicans still blocking cannabis bills from being voted on?
9 Mar 2019: Man accused of having 16 pounds of marijuana in his car won't be prosecuted. Baltimore's prosecutor will not prosecute anyone for marijuana.
Democrat Senators Angry That Marijuana Sentences Are Longer Than Paul Manafort's.
8 Mar 2019: Watch: Missouri Police Officers Search Pancreatic Cancer Patient's Bags for Marijuana in Hospital.
7 Mar: Recreational Marijuana legalization bill passes New Mexico House. All Republicans opposed it.
7 Mar: New Poll Finds 52% of Arizonans Support Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization.
5 Mar: Arizona Bill Would Decrease Medical Marijuana Card Fee from $150 to $50 Annually.
5 Mar: Medical marijuana dispensaries bill passes Georgia House.
4 Mar: ‘It’s A Serious Degree’: Students Across US Now Majoring In Marijuana At Colleges.
3 Mar: Ohio’s budding medical-marijuana industry has more open jobs than candidates.
28 Feb: US Senator Cory Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana at the federal level, with support from fellow 2020 candidates. Will Republican Mitch McConnell let it be voted on? .
27 Feb: New Hampshire House passes recreational marijuana bill. Republican governor threatens veto.
25 Feb: California homeless shelter receives 100 beds paid for by Port Hueneme pot businesses.
23 Feb 2019: Trump Continues to Flip-Flop on Medical Marijuana.
For first time, as many Iowans support legalizing recreational marijuana as oppose. 23 Feb 2019.
23 Feb: Getting high on Thailand’s campaign trail. And: Bangkok 420 event. .
20 Feb 2019: U.S. Supreme Court Rules Unanimously That States Cannot Impose Excessive Fines. This limits ‘policing for profit’, asset forfeiture.
19 Feb: The Nursing Home With A Medical Cannabis Program The Feds Can Live With.
19 Feb: Oregon's small towns revel in weed tax windfall.
17 Feb: He pushed for marijuana legalization for nearly 20 years. Now the Weedman feels sidelined. . And: Bodega owners, too.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Marijuana Prohibition Hit Black and Latino People Hardest So They Should Profit From Legalization First. 14 Feb 2019 in Newsweek. 14 Feb: Democrat Senator Tim Kaine introduces bill to allow veterans access to medical marijuana through VA. Will Republican Senate block it? 12 Feb: Denver-area pot shop offers 1-cent cannabis deal to striking teachers. 12 Feb: As tobacco sales dry up, Kentucky farmers look to the state’s ‘original crop’ — hemp. And: How A Powerful Psychedelic From Africa is Treating Opioid Addiction…& the U.S. Doesn’t Care.
Say Goodbye to authoritarian kings and US Presidents. No European democracy has an executive veto power requiring a 2/3 vote to override. Wikipedia: Nuclear Option: Bring back "50% plus 1" democracy to the US Senate: Stop the:
Republican Senate filibuster against federal marijuana legalization. Still true. See Wikipedia: Removal of cannabis from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Two in Three Americans Now Support Legalizing Recreational Marijuana.
11 Feb 2019: Senator Kamala Harris acknowledges smoking weed in the past, supports legalization, and says it gives people joy. .
6 Feb: First Cannabis Vending Machine Installed in Athens, Greece. 5 Feb: Marijuana access is associated with decreased use of alcohol, tobacco and other prescription drugs.
2 Feb: Senator Cory Booker calls for legalizing marijuana as he launches 2020 bid. 1 Feb: Clueless Kentucky Republican Senate leader McConnell opposes election holiday to increase turnout as in other countries. . 31 Jan 2019: Mexico's President Declares an End to Drug War. 29 Jan: Baltimore to no longer prosecute pot possession. . 29 Jan: California's sluggish legal cannabis industry could get jump-start with tax cuts. .
24 Jan: Company launches mobile hemp, flax decorticators to extract valuable fibers.
24 Jan: Philippines and Bangladesh. Drug-war extrajudicial killings of many opposition leaders. 23 Jan: Pot advocate John Sinclair sues state of Michigan over Schedule 1 status. 23 Jan: Here's the Medical Cannabis Super Bowl Ad CBS Refused to Run. . 22 Jan: Pot website offers free medical marijuana to government workers amid shutdown. 22 Jan: Michigan business offers free marijuana with book-bundle purchase. 20 Jan: New Zealand company gets licensed for high THC cannabis. 16 Jan: Virginia House Republicans snuff out marijuana bills. Even decriminalization with civil fines.
15 Jan: Erdogan wants to revive cannabis production, and Turkish Islamists love it. . And: Turkey’s Authoritarian President Comes Out in Favor of Cannabis Cultivation.
14 Jan: Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than On The Road.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hires Former Marijuana Lobbyist As Senior Advisor.
As Poll Shows Majority Back 70% Top Marginal Tax Rate for Ultra-Rich, Ocasio-Cortez's "Radical" Proposal Proves Extremely Mainstream. .
Ocasio-Cortez floats 70% tax on super wealthy to fund Green New Deal. And: Research backs her up. Progressive Republican President Eisenhower had a 91% top marginal income tax rate in the 1950s, and oversaw one of the greatest eras of economic prosperity-for-all in the US. With lower overall taxes on the middle class. Make America Great Again. Haters. Dancegate.
9 Jan 2019: The government shutdown spotlights a bigger issue:
78% of US workers live paycheck to paycheck. "Debt is also a growing issue for workers, CareerBuilder reports. Just more than 70 percent of all respondents say that they're in debt." - Medical debt (Republicans block single payer), student loans, etc..
The top line in the chart below is for hourly wages adjusted for inflation: Bottom of chart below says: "Data for wages of production and non-supervisory employees on private non-farm payrolls." Rich get richer; while middle class wages are flat (inflation-adjusted):
USA. Since 2001, labor’s share of national income has suffered a sustained decline:
The rapidly rising income of the top 10% and the super-rich:
And: The Richest 10% of Americans Now Own 84% of All Stocks. . See Wikipedia: Wealth inequality in the United States.
9 Jan: New US Congressional Marijuana Bill Is Actually Numbered H.R. 420.
9 Jan 2019: Woodstock 2019: Official 50th anniversary festival to be held at Watkins Glen, New York. 
It Would Take Oregonians 7 Years to Smoke All the Weed They Harvested This Year. .
31 Dec 2018: Legendary pot advocate John Sinclair opening cafe in Detroit, Michigan.
26 Dec 2018: Irish farmers set to grow medical cannabis after Health Minister announces support.
26 Dec 2018: St. Louis, Missouri Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession Under 100 Grams.
26 Dec 2018: These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2019.
25 Dec 2018: Marijuana lounge opens in Phoenix, Arizona.
25 Dec 2018: Canadian dispensary. Video. "This store clerk fought off robbers with a bong".
25 Dec 2018: Thailand approves medical marijuana in New Year's 'gift'. .
21 Dec 2018: Oregon. Video. What Happens When a State Grows Way Too Much Weed.
20 Dec 2018: Democrat Pennsylvania senator says he'll pen bill to legalize pot. And: Pa. Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf commutes convicted drug dealer's 125-year sentence. And: Gov. Wolf says it’s time for Pennsylvania to ‘take a serious look’ at legalizing recreational marijuana.
18 Dec 2018: California Regulators: Cities Can't Ban Recreational Marijuana Deliveries.
18 Dec: Nevada becomes first US state with majority-female legislature. After voters dump the trump morons (male Republican leaders) who opposed recreational cannabis (Nevada legalized).
17 Dec 2018: U.S. Student Loan Debt Sets Record, Doubling Since Recession. $1.465 trillion. 14 Dec 2018: Federal judge forces Trump administration to cancel $150 million in student loan debt.
Luxembourg’s New Deal: Free Transit (summer 2019) and Legal Weed (by 2023). . 7 Dec 2018.
Video. Why is Finland the Happiest Country in the World? Universal healthcare and free college tuition.
27 Nov 2018: The president's job approval is at 38 percent while his disapproval numbers are at a record 60 percent. And: America's 'war on terror' has cost the US nearly $6 trillion and killed roughly half a million people.
South Korea becomes first country in East Asia to legalize medical marijuana.
Trump storms ahead with Medicaid work rules, even though they’re disastrous for enrollees. By Los Angeles Times.
Michael Moore: Put Marijuana On The Ballot To Drive Voter Turnout In 2020. 23 Nov 2018. And on Youtube. At 7 minutes 10 seconds in. And 21 Nov 2018:
Saudi Arabia 'tortured female activists', charities say. BBC.
Massachusetts mayor first in line for recreational marijuana.
2 mg. A lethal dose in most people. 50 times smaller than a lethal dose of heroin. Source
19 Nov 2018: Greece eyes pot of gold as medicinal cannabis licensed. 18 Nov 2018: Couples offer marijuana at weddings. 18 Nov 2018: Here's what's behind Mexico's radical move toward legalizing marijuana during its war on drugs 18 Nov 2018: How Democrat and medical cannabis activist Nikki Fried became Florida’s agriculture commissioner. . 16 Nov 2018:
Jim Belushi: Medical Marijuana Would Have Saved My Brother’s Life..
16 Nov 2018: It's now cheaper to build a new wind farm than to keep a coal plant running. 16 Nov 2018: Oregon marijuana prices plunge – and sales soar. 12 Nov 2018: Michelle Obama says smoking pot was 'part of her becoming story'.
Mexico's incoming government moves to legalize marijuana. 8 Nov 2018. Medical, recreational, sales, and home growing.
Mysterious interstellar object floating in space might be alien, say Harvard researchers. USA Today. Interstellar Cannabis March! The mysterious flying joint! 6 Nov 2018.
Michigan Legalizes Recreational Marijuana. 10th state to do so. 6-7 Nov 2018: Election results 2018: States legalize marijuana, felon voting rights. USA Today. And: Missouri votes to legalize medical marijuana. And: Utah Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization. And: Florida restores voting rights to 1.5 million former felons.
Highest midterm eligible voter turnout (50.3%) since 1914. . 2 Nov 2018: Reminder: US. Republicans Want to Take Your Health Care. Pre-existing conditions.
Marijuana In The Governor's Mansion: Record Number Of Democrat Candidates Say Legalize It.
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.
1 Nov 2018: Mexico's Supreme Court effectively legalized weed in an effort to eliminate gang-related violent crime. .
Bernie Sanders: 3 people own more wealth than the bottom 50% of Americans. . And: Happy alternatives to Republican poverty.
Thailand is Poised to Become the First Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana. . 30 Oct 2018: The World's Largest Weed Dispensary Is About to Open Near the Las Vegas Strip.
Mike Tyson Starting TV Show About His Life as a Cannabis Grower. “I smoke it all day, every day,” Tyson said. 29 Oct 2018: Supermom Katrina Spraggon has a cannabis message for the Australian government. .
28 Oct 2018: US. Another Big Election Year For Marijuana As Candidates Recognize Voters Want Legal Weed. And: CannabisVoter.info And: Quebec cannabis stores to close 3 days a week due to shortages.
Construction complete on B.C.’s first sustainable ‘Lego’ home.
25 Oct 2018: Toronto Airport Says Cannabis Trash Cans Are Not 'Free Weed' Bins.
Utah Lawmaker Releases Video of His First Cannabis Experience. . 24 Oct 2018: US. 'They're all lying': Republicans claim to support pre-existing conditions. MSNBC. 23 Oct 2018: Bong arm of the law: South Korea says it will arrest citizens who smoke weed in Canada.
22 Oct 2018: US Republican Attorney General seeks to outlaw hashish for medical marijuana patients.
Most Republican politicians are clueless morons who are against average Americans; 22 Oct 2018:
21 Oct 2018: North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Measure Winning In Latest Poll.
Ohio Issue 1 is leading in polls. 21 Oct 2018: Cutting through the hype. Possession of drugs would be no more than a misdemeanor. Treatment could be mandated. .
20 Oct 2018: How compassion club founder Hilary Black changed the course of cannabis law in Canada. 19 Oct 2018: Canada. Calgary Police Association files grievance over cannabis ban for officers. 18 Oct 2018: US. Cannabis Price Collapse Putting Billions in Consumers’ Pockets.
17 Oct 2018: Republican Mississippi. Medical cannabis patient gets 8 years in prison for possession of 3 pounds. . See: Cost of Republican-led drug war.
US Congressman Issues 'Blueprint To Legalize Marijuana' For Democratic House In 2019.
17 Oct: US. Legalizing Marijuana Nationwide Would Create One Million Jobs, Study Says.
16 Oct 2018: Miami police say they’ll offer opioid addicts rehab instead of arresting them.
15 Oct: Trump says he doesn't know if climate change is manmade. Thinks it will change back.
15 Oct: Republican War on Healthcare countered by Ballot Initiatives in Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho to adopt Medicaid Expansion, and thereby reduce the large number of uninsured.
14 Oct 2018: Hemp could become a leading Minnesota crop if the Republican legal limbo ended.
12 Oct: Video. Disney heiress opposes shifting huge taxes from the wealthy to the middle class. .
A Look at the Record: Republicans Repeatedly Voted to Kill Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions.
11 Oct 2018: Doctors can prescribe medical cannabis from November in UK. BBC.
8 Oct: US. Support For Marijuana Legalization Grew Again In 2018, Pew Poll Finds.
5 Oct: Dagga (cannabis) makes sex feel better for women (The Journal of Sexual Medicine).
$3 million raised for Republican Senator Susan Collins' opponent amid outcry on Kavanaugh vote. Oct 5, 2018 article. $4 million now. . "Pulp Fiction." Many witnesses ignored (including Kenneth Appold): . Susan Collins also does not support descheduling cannabis at the federal level.
36 separate major cannabis reform measures on the ballot November 6, across seven states. In addition to a larger number of local marijuana tax and licensing proposals.
4 Oct 2018: New cannabis ice cream sold to help treat Florida patients. Heavenly Hash creamery in Lakewood Ranch created the ice cream that contains CBD. Sold to people without medical marijuana cards.
30 Sep: Texas. Willie Nelson debuts new song, 'Vote ‘Em Out,' at Democrat Beto O'Rourke rally. .
29 Sep: Pennsylvania. Democrat Casey supports raising the minimum wage, health coverage.
28 Sep 2018: Rick Steves to campaign for marijuana legalization in Michigan.
28 Sep: Philippines. Duterte confesses: 'My only sin is the extrajudicial killings'. . Video.
28 Sep: Poll: Michigan backs legalizing recreational marijuana, easier voting.
27 Sep 2018: All the Information You Need to Vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections. So, Register to vote!
27 Sep: New Jersey video. 'Weedman' sells pot in front of Statehouse. Police do not arrest. .
27 Sep: US House Republicans Block Marijuana Tax Fairness Vote.
26 Sep 2018: It's Time For Washington To Help Veterans Access Cannabis. Blocked by Republicans.
26 Sep: Ontarians (in Canada) will be able to smoke pot wherever smoking tobacco is allowed.
25 Sep 2018: Texas. Leading Republican Congressional Marijuana Opponent In Danger Of Losing Seat.
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For 2018 numbers see: List of countries by median wealth per adult - In 2017 the average median wealth per adult for Canada ($91,058) was much higher than for the USA ($55,876), a former great nation. Trump is right. America is no longer great. It's due to Republican trickle-down voodoo economics: Giving tax cuts to the rich instead of to the middle class and poor who actually need them. Plus predatory mortgage loans and foreclosure. And predatory unforgivable student loans.
26 Sep 2018: Republican Arkansas governor signals opposition to minimum wage ballot issue. His Democrat opponent in the November election supports raising the minimum wage.
25 Sep: US Real Wage Growth Is Actually Falling. Wages adjusted for inflation. Forbes.
Republicans and Libertarians oppose helping workers through increases in the minimum wage. They only care about making the rich richer.
23 Sep: Michigan. Legal marijuana: Vote for it, even if you aren't going to smoke it.. Detroit Free Press Editorial Board. 24 Sep 2018: Seattle Throws Out 15 Years of Marijuana Convictions. 24 Sep 2018: Chicago Judge Exonerates 18 People Framed By Crooked Cops.
21 Sep: 8 prisoners released, 263 cases under review after Florida deputy accused of planting drugs. 21 Sep 2018: Oregon. Former Eugene pot lab owner tied to white nationalists sued by employees. - History. - Twitter archive. - Related. 20 Sep 2018: New Jersey. Top Cop Caught On Tape Making Racist Comments About Marijuana Legalization. "State Attorney General, ... subject of additional racist remarks."
21 Sep: Northern Mariana Islands. Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill. Making History In US Territory.
21 Sep: One in 20 of all deaths worldwide due to alcohol, says World Health Organization.
18 Sep 2018: South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use.
14 Sep 2018: Republican lawmaker wants to drug test Congress.
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.
24-hour surveillance. Industrial hemp. No THC.
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: Florida. Polling: Republican candidates on wrong side of medical marijuana smoking ban. 13 Sep: Oregon. The New Revenue Coalition Is Pushing Lawmakers to Legalize Social Cannabis Consumption.
12 Sep: 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.
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.
10 Sep: He will spend life in prison for pot. Trump hasn't given clemency to any cannabis lifers. . 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.
Trump's staggeringly low approval ratings compared to other presidents. Scroll down. Run mouse cursor over charts. Scroll down. Updated continuously.
Medicare spends less than 2 percent on bureaucracy. 1.4% to be exact. See chart below. 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.
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.
|Legal Marijuana Advocates Rank The Best And Worst Governors On Cannabis. 2.. By Tom Angell, Jan 16, 2019. From the article (emphasis 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.
|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.
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Republicans Voted Often to Kill Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions. .