News. Sources. GMM Facebook. Vote for cannabis! . Ballotpedia: marijuana and minimum wage. US minimum wage has 35% less buying power than in 1969. . Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell will not take up minimum wage issue, and Trump says he will veto it. And: ‘A Tale of 2 recessions’: Rich Americans get richer. Bottom half struggles. Skyrocketing hunger in US. . And: Trump paid no federal income tax 10 out of 15 years. . Remove Presidential veto power. Presidents should not determine legislation.
How to Vote By Mail in Your State: Deadlines for Every State | Time magazine. .
Google searches: Racism and drug war. . And: ICU beds at capacity. . 2020 Ballot Initiatives. Vote out most US Republicans and their cannabis war.
How to Track Your Absentee Ballot by State. Check the status of your mail-in ballot.
21 Oct 2020: Marijuana Use Linked to Lower Hospital Mortality in COPD Patients.
19 Oct 2020: Legalizing Marijuana Is Risky, Trump-Appointed Prosecutor Warns Montana Voters. Dumbass Republican claims cannabis is addictive, and peddles the gateway drug theory.
14 Oct: Tampa business, Disco Dolls, joins coalition to raise minimum wage via Amendment 2.
14 Oct 2020: Montana Voters Poised To Legalize Marijuana, New Poll Shows.
14 Oct 2020. Illinois. Recreational pot taxes top $100 million in first 8 months of legal sales.
9 and 15 Oct: Bernie Sanders Facebook page graphics below.
7 Oct 2020. Dumping Trump is the only way marijuana legalization will happen | Leafly.
6 Oct 2020. French Republicans (Le Républicains) fight to block legalisation of cannabis.
1 Oct 2020: OSU Hemp Trial Could Change Livestock & Hemp Industries.
28 Sep 2020: Decarboxylation: How to Activate Cannabis. 144 cannabinoids in cannabis.
28 Sep: Bernie Sanders Facebook page graphics below.
28 Sep: Top 9 arguments in support of marijuana legalization and regulation.
26 Sep: Biden says Amy Coney Barrett will overturn Obamacare if confirmed to the Supreme Court.
25 Sep: Rock County (Madison, Wisconsin) makes maximum penalty $1 for cannabis possession.
25 Sep: When Is My Voter Registration Deadline? By state. From article: "Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many states have shifted deadlines and expanded registration options. Here’s what you need to know to register to vote in the 2020 general election."
24 Sep: Study: Use of Cannabis Long-Term Not Associated with Cognitive Differences in Older Adults.
21 Sep 2020: New York Launches Process For Destroying Marijuana Conviction Records.
19 and 21 Sep 2020: Bernie Sanders Facebook page graphics below.
US: $50 Trillion Transfer to the 1% from 1975 to 2018. . Plus Republican cannabis war.
|17 Sep: Cannabis in presidential race: Biden-Harris pledge to decriminalize marijuana. "Democrats' marijuana reforms are significantly more progressive than those of the Trump administration. At the start of his administration, Trump's first attorney general, Jeff Sessions, moved to crack down on states that had legalized marijuana. ... in the administration's 2021 budget, the president removed medical cannabis protections that prevented the Justice Department from interfering with state cultivation and distribution."
16 Sep 2020: Cannabis Pilot Programs Are Sprouting in Europe. Switzerland's trial legalization.
12 Sep 2020: These US states are voting on cannabis legalization this November.
Facebook event: South Africa Global Cannabis E-Protest. September 12-19, 2020. Banner below.
Marijuana on the ballot - Ballotpedia. Scroll down to 2020.
How vote by mail works in all 50 states for Election Day 2020 "Here's how each state and the District of Columbia is handling elections this year."
10 Sep 2020: Jimmy Carter says son smoked pot with Willie Nelson at the White House.
9 Sep: Oregon’s marijuana businesses face threat from devastating wildfires; 1 in 5 under some evacuation level statewide.
8 Sep 2020: Cannabis Equity Groups Helping Chicagoans Clear Old Weed Charges, ‘Righting The Wrongs Of The War On Drugs’ – Block Club Chicago.
5 Sep 2020: Marijuana Is Making Its Mark on Ballots in Republican States. "Republican-led legislatures have opposed legalization measures, so proponents are going right to the voters."
4 Sep: US House of Representatives to vote on federal marijuana legalization (descheduling; allowing states to make cannabis laws) for first time; future in Republican Senate uncertain.
3 Sep 2020: In ‘landmark decision’, Pakistan approves industrial use of hemp and medical cannabis.
3 Sep: High-flying drone drops hundreds of bags of cannabis over Tel Aviv, Israel. And: Video.
2 Sep: Protests erupt in upstate New York over video showing a black man, 41, suffocating to death in March after cops put a 'spit hood' over his head and pressed his face down until he stopped breathing.
1 Sep 2020: Mississippi Republican governor: No plan for pardon in woman's life sentence for pot. 26 Aug: A life sentence for less than two ounces of marijuana? "In July, [Republican Governor] Reeves vetoed a bill that would have made more Mississippi inmates eligible for the possibility of parole."
|1 Sep 2020: Historic US House vote to legalize marijuana federally expected this month.. VOTE! "This November, 35 of the Senate’s 100 seats go before the voters—which means the outcome of this fall’s general election could very well mean the difference between federal legalization, or the continuation of cannabis prohibition. NORML, Drug Policy Alliance, the ACLU, the Marijuana Policy Project and other legalization advocacy organizations urge you to register to vote and vote to support reform at all levels."
1 Sep 2020: Nearly 14% of Americans have wiped out emergency savings during coronavirus.
31 Aug: Nebraska Republican Governor Ricketts: 'There is no such thing as medical marijuana'.
31 Aug 2020: Republicans stridently oppose Democrats' House bill to deschedule marijuana. Further exposing continuing Republican support of the racist cannabis war.
28 Aug 2020: Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for November 2020 Ballot.
25 Aug: Pennsylvania Governor (Democrat) Calls For State To Legalize Marijuana, Citing Pandemic.
25 Aug: Teachers ‘executed’ in shooter drill sue Indiana sheriff’s office for trauma, injury. Many teachers bleeding from high-velocity plastic pellets. Officers repeatedly smirked, laughed, and joked.
24 Aug 2020: Minnesota’s White Earth Nation Tribe Legalizes Medical Cannabis.
24 Aug: South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws. Nov 2020 election. Ballot initiatives flyer:
21 Aug 2020: Someone turned green lights in Spokane, Washington into pot leaves.
Absentee/mail-in voting - Ballotpedia. Scroll down for list of US states offering no-excuse mail-in voting.
20 Aug: Mexican President Says Marijuana Legalization Will Advance Through Congress.
15 Aug 2020: Five States Will Vote to Legalize Adult-Use or Medical Marijuana in 2020.
13 Aug: Montana Will Vote On Two Marijuana Legalization Measures In November, State Confirms. "The Montana Democratic Party adopted a platform plank endorsing marijuana legalization in June."
13 Aug: Dolly Parton Backs Black Lives Matter: “Do We Think Our Little White Asses Are the Only Ones That Matter?” And: Dolly Parton Has Been Fighting the Good Fight for Decades.
12 Aug 2020: Kamala Harris and Cannabis: Setting the Record Straight.
11 Aug: Canada. Saskatchewan man granted exemption to use 'magic mushroom' therapy for end-of-life anxiety. Thomas Hartle has Stage 4 colon cancer. He will have to grow his own mushrooms.
10 Aug: Recreational weed added to Arizona General Election ballot.
8 Aug 2020: Thailand Bets on Private Medical Marijuana to Lift Economy.
6 Aug: New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation. See also: Republican-NRA-led drug war, mandatory minimum sentences, and handguns.
- Chart. Rate of homicide in Canada versus the USA over the years.
6 Aug: NPR. 300,000 Deaths By December? 9 Takeaways From The Newest COVID-19 Projections. If 95% in US wore masks (50% now), 66,000 lives would be saved. Republicans refuse to MANDATE MASKS!
3 Aug 2020: South Africa. Child dagga (cannabis) criminality lifted.
2 Aug: CDC predicts up to 11,000 people (in US) will die every week this month from coronavirus.
2 Aug: We Should Consider Starting Covid-19 Vaccinations Now. From: Forbes.
31 July: Covid-19 Is Turning Prison Terms into Death Sentences in the US.
31 July: Women Who Use Marijuana More Often Have Better Sex, Study Says. What this really means: Trump supporters overall have worse sex, since they have a higher rate of disapproval towards cannabis.
31 July: Democrat Pelosi defends cannabis in coronavirus response: 'This is a therapy'.
28 July: Canada. Four cents per gram? Outdoor pot is piling up in a ‘constipated’ market.
28 July: Medical Marijuana Just One Step Away From Making Ballot In Nebraska.
28 July 2020: Cannabis light: the confusing illusion of legal marijuana in Rome, Italy.
27 July: 'Rednecks For Black Lives' Urges Southerners To Fight For Racial Justice. See Facebook.
26 July 2020: Texas House Speaker Says Legalizing Marijuana 'Could Be A Help' To Budget Woes, But He'd Vote Against It. We need to vote out these Republican morons.
24 July: CEO of largest marijuana company says a blue wave could trigger legalization ‘very quickly’.
16 July 2020: Seth Rogen Says Racist Cannabis Policing Harms Black Community, But Expungement Can Help. From: Forbes.
14 July: ‘Hero’ Pay Raises Disappear for Many Essential Workers. Raise minimum wage! .
8 July: Biden, Sanders unity task forces release policy recommendations. And: Biden task force takes states-rights approach to cannabis legalization. From the PDF document:
|Marijuana: Decriminalize marijuana use and legalize marijuana for medical purposes at the federal level. Allow states to make their own decisions about legalizing recreational use. Automatically expunge all past marijuana convictions for use and possession. Lift budget rider blocking DC from taxing and regulating legal marijuana and remove marijuana use from the list of deportable offenses. Encourage states to invest tax revenue from legal marijuana industries to repair damage to Black and brown communities hit hardest by incarceration.
Countries with more people wearing face masks have much lower Covid-19 death rates. . Chart below from BBC: Coronavirus: Japan's mysteriously low virus death rate. See more charts. . See Wikipedia: COVID-19 pandemic death rates by country.
July is disability pride month.
9 July: Canada. Police chiefs call on Ottawa to decriminalize possession of illicit drugs for personal use.
6 July: ‘Lazy Stoner’ Stereotype Smashed By Study Finding Marijuana Consumers Exercise More.
2 July 2020: Austin, Texas. Police Will Stop Marijuana Possession Arrests And Citations.
1 July: Arizona Recreational Marijuana Initiative Files 420,000 Signatures With State. .
1 July: Nashville DA to stop prosecuting minor marijuana possession offenses immediately.
30 June: National mask mandate could save US from a 5% GDP hit, Goldman Sachs says. Clueless Republican hate radio is still arguing over the "manliness" and effectiveness of face masks. But money talks and bullsh*t walks. 5% of $20 trillion US GDP (yearly economy) is 1 trillion dollars.
- We Asked Health Experts About the ‘Wear Your Mask: The Urine Test’ Meme.
26 June 2020: With 40,000 Americans Incarcerated For Marijuana Offenses, The Cannabis Industry Needs To Step Up, Activists Said This Week. From: Forbes.
25 June: Should the U.S. Declare the KKK a Terrorist Group? . And a petition to do so.
25 June: New Jersey. Medical marijuana patients can now have cannabis delivered.
25 June: Cops fired over violent, racist talk about Blacks: We are going to 'start slaughtering them'.
24 June: Idaho Medical Marijuana Initiative Could Get New Chance At Ballot After Federal Court Ruling.
24 June 2020: Pentagon Quietly Moves to Make CBD Use a Criminal Offense for Troops.
23 June: Canada. Video in civil claim shows RCMP officer dragging student, stepping on her head after wellness check.
18 June: Bernie Sanders Calls For Marijuana Legalization In Senate Floor Speech On Policing Reform. "When we talk about police department reform, we must end police officers continuing to arrest, search or jail the people of our country, predominantly people of color, for using marijuana."
18 June 2020: Europe Released 128,000 Prisoners to Prevent Virus Outbreaks.
18 June: New Jersey Assembly Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Ahead Of Legalization Referendum. See info on November 2020 referendum.
17 June: Nevada Pardons 15,000+ People With Marijuana Convictions Under Democratic Governor’s Resolution. Unanimously approved by the state’s Board of Pardons Commissioners.
17 June: Colorado lawmakers let Democratic governor mass-pardon marijuana convictions. .
16 June: Democratic Louisiana Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Into Law.
16 June: Marijuana Lifer Craig Cesal Finally Released to Home Confinement. . See Facebook.
16 June: Library Of Congress Highlights Racist News Coverage Used To Justify Criminalizing Marijuana A Century Ago. . And racist drug law enforcement to the present day. And Google search.
- Sources, shares, and comments. . With references.
14 June: Trump has trouble lifting glass of water and walking down ramp at West Point graduation.
13 June: More global protests emerge over racism, police actions.
12 June 2020: Life for Pot. John Knock was denied compassionate release. He is a 72 year old nonviolent marijuana offender. He has no priors. He has been incarcerated since 1996.
- John Knock and relatives. Source and comments.
12 June: Readers React: U.S. drug war partly to blame for rift between communities and police. "It is time to treat drug addiction as a public health problem rather than a police matter. Portugal takes this approach and their drug-induced death rate is one-fifth the European Union average." 12 June: Bernie Sanders And Cory Booker Talk Racial Injustices Of Marijuana Criminalization At Virtual Town Hall.
12 June: Colorado Activists Likely To Pursue 2022 Psilocybin Ballot Measure After Poll Shows Support.
12 June: Government Agencies Testify In Favor Of U.S. Virgin Islands Marijuana Legalization Bill At Hearing
11 June: Nevada Governor Introduces Measure To Pardon Tens Of Thousands With Marijuana Convictions. "The [Democratic] governors of Washington State and Illinois have both issued pardons for cannabis offenses since their states legalized the plant. ... a means of addressing racial inequities."
10 June: South Dakota voters to decide future of medical and recreational marijuana in the state.
10 June 2020: Know The Signs: How to tell if your grandparent has become an antifa agent.
- Source. .
10 June: Should Police Departments Receive Military-Grade Equipment? "Critics also argue that the requirement the 1033 Program equipment be used within a year of approval incentivizes police departments to bring military equipment to situations that don't warrant it."
10 June 2020: NASCAR bans Confederate flags at all races, events.
8 June: Terminally ill Canadians apply for legal access to 'magic mushrooms' drug. .
6 June: Arkansas. Group pushing for recreational marijuana continues efforts to gather signatures. Electronic signatures allowed. Initiative would also allow for home growing.
6 June: Images show just how massive the global Floyd protests were on Saturday, June 6. . Click on Twitter icons to go to working videos on Twitter. Sunday, June 7, too.
6 June: Activists create public online spreadsheet of police violence videos. Spreadsheets: .
5 June: Marine Corps officially bans Confederate battle flag on military bases — including on bumper stickers and coffee mugs.
4 June: Manuel Ellis: Tacoma Man Died In Police Custody, Saying He 'Can't Breathe' : NPR.
4 June: Police Attack Press Freedom at George Floyd Protests: Watchdogs Say Assaults on Journalists Covering Protests Is on a 'Scale That We Have Not Seen Before'. . Videos. .
3 June: Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Officer accused of pushing teen during protest has 71 use of force cases on file. 2 June: Black Female Police Officer Confronts White Cop Who Pushed Kneeling Woman.
2 June 2020: Birmingham, Alabama. City Officials Finish Protesters’ Job and Pull Down 115-Year-Old Confederate Monument. And: More info, and video of removal.
2 June: Photos: Thousands March In Wake Of George Floyd’s Death, From Amsterdam To Tokyo. .
- Sources. . And: Trump declared war on America on Monday night, June 1, 2020. .
1 June 2020: Since the beginning of 2015 Minneapolis police rendered 44 people unconscious using neck restraints 237 times. Half of those 44 were injured.
29 May: Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot tells Trump 'F-U' after tweet about Minneapolis looting. Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker calls Trump "a racist, misogynist, a homophobe, a xenophobe."
29 May 2020: Biggest US petition of all time! Justice for George Floyd. Change.org.
29 May: New Congressional Resolution Condemns Police Brutality And War On Drugs. .
>> Race and the Drug War. Drug Policy Alliance. . And: Wikipedia: Race and the drug war. And: Race, ethnicity, and drug war. The chokehold that helped kill Eric Garner (for allegedly selling loose, untaxed cigarettes) in 2014 was banned in New York City at the time of his death, yet the cop who used it was never charged with anything, and was only fired in August 2019. See Wikipedia: Death of Eric Garner. Apparently, cops can use these "death-holds" with impunity. In response to the pleas of bystanders to check his pulse the cop protecting the cop doing the killing of George Floyd said "Don't do drugs, guys". .
28 May: Drug Policy Alliance Statement on the Horrific Police Killing of George Floyd.
27 May 2020: Most Minnesota law enforcement agencies ban the neck-pinning maneuver used against George Floyd — but it's still allowed in Minneapolis.
Trump encouraged police to rough up suspects. They applauded. VIDEO.
- George Floyd. See: Full video. And: This Is Why. . And: Graphics, comments: .
27 May: After George Floyd's death in Minnesota, still think Colin Kaepernick's knee was the problem?
25 May: UFC: Israel Adesanya lends support to cannabis legalisation in New Zealand.
22 May 2020: Chris Wallace of Fox News debunks Trump: No record of massive or serious fraud from mail-in voting in red or blue states. No indication it favors one party over another.
22 May: Man Serving 18 Years On Marijuana Charges Died In Federal Prison COVID-19 Outbreak.
22 May: Massachusetts recreational marijuana stores plan to manage flow of customers as sales resume Monday, ask consumers to order ahead - masslive.com.
20 May: Biden widens lead over Trump in new national poll. Leads by 11 points. 50%-39%.
20 May: Judge Orders Ohio To Let Decriminalization Campaigns Collect Signatures Electronically.
15 May 2020: Spray Applied Hempcrete Building. 1st Hempcrete Build of 2020.
15 May: 3 and a third years of federal prohibition (no rescheduling or descheduling) by Trump and Republican Senate: - Federal mental health grants canceled because Maine has legal marijuana.
14 May: BBC. South Africa minister embraces cannabis video meme. "When people ZOL". .
12 May: Lawmakers In Virginia Capital Vote To End Marijuana Testing Of City Workers.
- Ever-increasing US household debt under Trump, and his huge tax breaks for the rich, but not for the middle class who need it the most. Huge medical and student debt. Low minimum wages in many Republican states. See map. .
Trump signed tax law that gave 83% of benefits to the top 1%.
- Source and comments.
US Republicans Voted Often to Kill Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions. .
Medicare spends less than 2 percent on bureaucracy. 1.4% to be exact. See chart. We need Medicare for All. Nearly a third of our health care dollars go to something other than health care. See also:
Universal healthcare versus drug war. Canadian single-payer healthcare and Portuguese drug decriminalization
- Can't we all just get a bong?
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