News. Sources. GMM Facebook. Vote for cannabis! . Ballotpedia: and marijuana minimum wage. US minimum wage has 35% less buying power than in 1969. . And: Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell will not take up minimum wage issue, and Trump says he will veto it. ‘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.    .
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A proposal to ease the federal ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies. California cannabis industry banking on bills stalled in Republican Senate.
21 Nov: 2018 Black women in Georgia crucial to . Democrats in fight for US senate control party nominee for governor Democratic has been lauded for registering some 800,000 new voters. Stacey Abrams
21 Nov: 'Longest-serving cannabis offender' to be released early from 90-year prison sentence .
'The war on drugs failed': . Democratic California lawmaker will push to decriminalize psychedelics in California
19 Nov 2020:
Vote in Mexico brings world's largest legal weed market one step closer.   .
19 Nov: Non-COVID death rate doubles in poorly staffed homes. This wouldn't happen Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows. if US had single payer healthcare.
18 Nov: 3 pounds of cannabis. Michigan prisoner serving up to 60 years in pot case asks for mercy.
18 Nov: The Congress To Vote On Nationwide Marijuana Legalization In December. House will vote on federal descheduling, not state legalization. A Democratic Senate would pass it.
Democrat Northam: ‘We are going to move forward with legalizing marijuana in Virginia’. .
15 Nov: Democrat Warnock for Senate. "Health care is on the ballot". Jan 5 runoff in Georgia.
13 Nov: How To Help With The Georgia Senate Runoff Elections — & Where To Donate.  .
13 Nov: "implement measures to provide, for free on behalf of the state, products derived from the cannabis plant for patients who have a medical prescription and only have public health coverage".
Free Medical Marijuana Will Be Available to the Uninsured in Argentina.
12 Nov 2020:
Israel announces plan to legalize recreational cannabis within 9 months. .
12 Nov: America’s longest serving nonviolent cannabis prisoner to be released. . 1988 arrest.
Will also allow pharmacies to sell cannabis-derived oils, creams and other products. Insurance must cover the cost of prescriptions. Argentina to Allow Medicinal Marijuana to Be Grown at Home.
Gallup: Record Percentage (68%) of Americans Say "Marijuana Should Be Made Legal".
4 Nov 2020:
" 1 in 3 Americans now lives in a state where recreational marijuana is legal - POLITICO. and New Jersey, Arizona passed measures to legalize adult-use marijuana. Montana became the first state to authorize both medical and recreational sales at the same time. ... South Dakota and South Dakota voters also approved measures to legalize medical marijuana on Election Day." Mississippi
4 Nov: Oregon becomes first state to legalize psychedelic mushrooms under supervised use. Oregon decriminalizes possession of street drugs, becoming first in nation. .
3 Nov: Washington, D.C. Voters Approve Psychedelics Decriminalization In Nation's Capital.
Germany firmly rejects recreational marijuana legalization bill as hope fades for reform.
29 Oct 2020: Who is Dalia Kafi? Handcuffed Black woman body-slammed headfirst by Calgary cop who broke her nose for breaking curfew. See the video. How is he still a cop?
Vote out most US Republicans and their cannabis war.
27 Oct 2020: Rick Steves is a longtime cannabis activist, and a NORML board member. Rick Steves. Make America Proud Again — Vote for Joe and Kamala.
Google searches: Racism and drug war. And:  . ICU beds at capacity.  .
2020 Ballot Initiatives. See if ballot received. How to Track Your Absentee Ballot by State.
26 Oct 2020: France to Run Pilot Programme to Supply Patients with Free Medicinal Cannabis.
26 Oct 2020:
"Chileans have voted overwhelmingly in support of rewriting their constitution, which dates to the dictatorship of Gen Jubilation as Chile votes to rewrite constitution. [installed in a CIA-aided coup in 1973 that killed Salvador Allende, a democratically elected President]." Augusto Pinochet
26 Oct 2020: NJWeedman Ed Forchion sells marijuana across the street from Trenton City Hall. Even the mayor is a fan.
21 Oct 2020: Marijuana Use Linked to Lower Hospital Mortality in COPD Patients.
19 Oct 2020: Dumbass Legalizing Marijuana Is Risky, Trump-Appointed Prosecutor Warns Montana Voters. claims cannabis is addictive, and peddles the gateway drug theory. Republican
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
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: 144 cannabinoids in cannabis. Decarboxylation: How to Activate Cannabis.
28 Sep: graphics below.
Bernie Sanders Facebook page
Top 9 arguments in support of marijuana legalization and regulation.
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: 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." When Is My Voter Registration Deadline? By state.
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: "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."
Cannabis in presidential race: Biden-Harris pledge to decriminalize marijuana.
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.
South Africa Global Cannabis E-Protest. September 12-19, 2020. Banner below.
Marijuana on the ballot - Ballotpedia. Scroll down to 2020. "Here's how each state and the District of Columbia is handling elections this year."
How vote by mail works in all 50 states for Election Day 2020
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-led legislatures have opposed legalization measures, so proponents are going right to the voters." Republican States
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: And: High-flying drone drops hundreds of bags of cannabis over Tel Aviv, Israel. 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: 26 Aug: Mississippi . Republican governor: No plan for pardon in woman's life sentence for pot "In July, [Republican Governor] Reeves vetoed a bill that would have made more Mississippi inmates eligible for the possibility of parole." A life sentence for less than two ounces of marijuana?
1 Sep 2020: 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."
. Historic US House vote to legalize marijuana federally expected this month.
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:
Further exposing continuing . Republicans stridently oppose Democrats' House bill to deschedule marijuana support of the racist cannabis war. Republican
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: Many teachers bleeding from high-velocity plastic pellets. Officers repeatedly smirked, laughed, and joked. Teachers ‘executed’ in shooter drill sue Indiana sheriff’s office for trauma, injury.
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.
Scroll down for list of US states offering no-excuse mail-in voting. Absentee/mail-in voting - Ballotpedia.
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: "The Montana Montana Will Vote On Two Marijuana Legalization Measures In November, State Confirms. Party adopted a platform plank endorsing marijuana legalization in June." Democratic
13 Aug: And: Dolly Parton Backs Black Lives Matter: “Do We Think Our Little White Asses Are the Only Ones That Matter?” Dolly Parton Has Been Fighting the Good Fight for Decades.
12 Aug 2020: Kamala Harris and Cannabis: Setting the Record Straight.
11 Aug: Thomas Hartle has Stage 4 colon cancer. He will have to grow his own mushrooms. Canada. Saskatchewan man granted exemption to use 'magic mushroom' therapy for end-of-life anxiety.
10 Aug: Recreational weed added to Arizona General Election ballot.
8 Aug 2020: Thailand Bets on Private Medical Marijuana to Lift Economy.
6 Aug: See also: New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation. . Republican-NRA-led drug war, mandatory minimum sentences, and handguns
Chart. Rate of homicide in Canada versus the USA over the years.
If 95% in US wore masks (50% now), 66,000 lives would be saved. NPR. 300,000 Deaths By December? 9 Takeaways From The Newest COVID-19 Projections. refuse to MANDATE MASKS! Republicans
3 Aug 2020: South Africa. Child dagga (cannabis) criminality lifted.
CDC predicts up to 11,000 people (in US) will die every week this month from coronavirus.
From: We Should Consider Starting Covid-19 Vaccinations Now. Forbes.
31 July: Covid-19 Is Turning Prison Terms into Death Sentences in the US.
What this really means: Women Who Use Marijuana More Often Have Better Sex, Study Says. supporters overall have worse sex, since they have a higher rate of disapproval towards cannabis. Trump
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: See 'Rednecks For Black Lives' Urges Southerners To Fight For Racial Justice. Facebook.
26 July 2020:
We need to vote out these Texas House Speaker Says Legalizing Marijuana 'Could Be A Help' To Budget Woes, But He'd Vote Against It. morons. Republican
24 July: CEO of largest marijuana company says a . blue wave could trigger legalization ‘very quickly’
16 July 2020:
From: Seth Rogen Says Racist Cannabis Policing Harms Black Community, But Expungement Can Help. Forbes.
14 July: Raise ‘Hero’ Pay Raises Disappear for Many Essential Workers. minimum wage!  .
8 July: And: Biden, Sanders unity task forces release policy recommendations. From the Biden task force takes states-rights approach to cannabis legalization. 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. . from BBC: Chart below See Coronavirus: Japan's mysteriously low virus death rate. more charts.   . See
Wikipedia: COVID-19 pandemic death rates by country.
July is disability pride month.
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: Clueless National mask mandate could save US from a 5% GDP hit, Goldman Sachs says. 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. Republican
We Asked Health Experts About the ‘Wear Your Mask: The Urine Test’ Meme.
26 June 2020:
From: With 40,000 Americans Incarcerated For Marijuana Offenses, The Cannabis Industry Needs To Step Up, Activists Said This Week. 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: "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." Bernie Sanders Calls For Marijuana Legalization In Senate Floor Speech On Policing Reform.
18 June 2020: Europe Released 128,000 Prisoners to Prevent Virus Outbreaks.
18 June: See New Jersey Assembly Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Ahead Of Legalization Referendum. 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.
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. 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: He has no priors. He has been incarcerated since 1996. Life for Pot. John Knock was denied compassionate release. He is a 72 year old nonviolent marijuana offender.
John Knock and relatives.
Source and comments.
"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: Readers React: U.S. drug war partly to blame for rift between communities and police. 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: "The Nevada Governor Introduces Measure To Pardon Tens Of Thousands With Marijuana Convictions. 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." [Democratic]
Ever-increasing under US household debt , and Trump who need it the most. Huge his huge tax breaks for the rich, but not for the middle class and medical debt. student See Low minimum wages in many . Republican states 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.   .
See Medicare spends less than 2 percent on bureaucracy. 1.4% to be exact. We need chart. Medicare for All. See also:
Nearly a third of our health care dollars go to something other than health care.
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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