16 Apr 2019:
Marijuana possession led to nearly 6% of all arrests in the USA; Here's where the . Republican war on weed still rages on
10 Apr: Medicare For All: Accept No Substitutes.  . Medicare spends only 1.4% on bureaucracy:
See Canadian healthcare and Portuguese decrim. Facebook chart.
Weekly totals for cities/towns worldwide for #FridaysForFuture youth strike for climate.
Think Global, act local.
A teenage climate activist (Greta Thunberg) called out world leaders in December 2018 at age 15.   . Her videos have tens of millions of views.
Wikipedia: School strike for climate.
April 20. Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
May 4. Mexico City. Global Cannabis March.
Serving Life w/ Hard Labor w/o Parole for $20 of Marijuana.
UK and Europe Cannabis Events Diary and Calendar. 420 and more.
9 Apr 2019: Washington State Bans Free Books to Prisoners for No Logical Reason.
7 Apr: Police across the UK are given green light to let cannabis users off.
6 Apr: Biggest Hash Bash ever: With pot legalized, rally draws huge crowd in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
4 Apr: Study: 88% of Madrid’s Hashish, Some From Morocco, Unsuitable for Humans.
3 Apr: Democrat Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Marijuana In Guam.
31 Mar: Israel Police to Enact Cannabis Decriminalization Tonight (March 31, 2019).
28 Mar: DEA looking for a contractor who can burn 1,000 pounds of marijuana per hour.
19 Mar 2019: ‘Not your normal church’: Kensington ‘temple’ is Philadelphia’s first safe space for cannabis consumption.
9 Mar: Baltimore's prosecutor will not prosecute anyone for marijuana.
Man accused of having 16 pounds of marijuana in his car won't be prosecuted. 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 2019: 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
California homeless shelter receives 100 beds paid for by Port Hueneme pot businesses.
23 Feb 2019. For first time, as many Iowans support legalizing recreational marijuana as oppose.
23 Feb 2019: Trump Continues to Flip-Flop on Medical Marijuana.
23 Feb: And: Getting high on Thailand’s campaign trail. Bangkok 420 event. .
20 Feb 2019:
This limits ‘policing for profit’, U.S. Supreme Court Rules Unanimously That States Cannot Impose Excessive Fines.
19 Feb: asset forfeiture.
19 Feb: The Nursing Home With A Medical Cannabis Program The Feds Can Live With.
17 Feb: Oregon's small towns revel in weed tax windfall. He pushed for marijuana legalization for nearly 20 years. Now the Weedman feels sidelined.  . And: 14 Feb: Bodega owners, too. Democrat Senator Tim Kaine introduces bill to allow veterans access to medical marijuana through VA. Will Republican Senate block it?
So They Should Profit From Legalization First. 14 Feb 2019 in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Marijuana Prohibition Hit Black and Latino People Hardest 12 Feb: Newsweek. 12 Feb: Denver-area pot shop offers 1-cent cannabis deal to striking teachers. And: As tobacco sales dry up, Kentucky farmers look to the state’s ‘original crop’ — hemp.
How A Powerful Psychedelic From Africa is Treating Opioid Addiction…& the U.S. Doesn’t Care.
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22 Jan 2019: Source.
Say Goodbye to authoritarian kings and US Presidents. No European democracy has an executive veto power requiring a 2/3 vote to override. Bring back : Wikipedia: Nuclear Option to the US Senate: Stop the: "50% plus 1" democracy Still true. See . Republican Senate filibuster against federal marijuana legalization Wikipedia: Removal of cannabis from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.
2 in 3 Americans 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: 5 Feb: First Cannabis Vending Machine Installed in Athens, Greece.
2 Feb: Marijuana access is associated with decreased use of alcohol, tobacco and other prescription drugs. 1 Feb: Senator Cory Booker calls for legalizing marijuana as he launches 2020 bid. Clueless Kentucky . Republican Senate leader McConnell opposes election holiday to increase turnout as in other countries . 31 Jan 2019: 29 Jan: Mexico's President Declares an End to Drug War. Baltimore to no longer prosecute pot possession. . 29 Jan: California's sluggish legal cannabis industry could get jump-start with tax cuts. .
Company launches mobile hemp, flax decorticators to extract valuable fibers.
A Michigan hemp farmer standing with his crop in 1910.
23 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. Here's the Medical Cannabis Super Bowl Ad CBS Refused to Run. . 22 Jan: 22 Jan: Pot website offers free medical marijuana to government workers amid shutdown. 20 Jan: Michigan business offers free marijuana with book-bundle purchase. 16 Jan: New Zealand company gets licensed for high THC cannabis. Even decriminalization with civil fines. Virginia House . Republicans snuff out marijuana bills
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 2019:
Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than On The Road.
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See: Income inequality and drug war.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hires Former Marijuana Lobbyist As Senior Advisor.
Wikipedia: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez's "Radical" Proposal Proves Extremely Mainstream. As Poll Shows Majority Back 70% Top Marginal Tax Rate for Ultra-Rich,  .
to fund Green New Deal. And: Ocasio-Cortez floats 70% tax on super wealthy Progressive Republican President Research backs her up. in the 1950s, and oversaw Eisenhower had a 91% top marginal income tax rate one of the greatest eras of economic prosperity-for-more in the US. Make America Great Again. With lower overall taxes on the middle class. Haters. Dancegate.
9 Jan 2019: The government shutdown spotlights a bigger issue:
"Debt is also a growing issue for workers, CareerBuilder reports. Just more than 70 percent of all respondents say that they're in debt." - 78% of US workers live paycheck to paycheck. (Republicans block single payer), Medical debt etc.. student loans,
Bottom of chart below says: "Data for wages of production and non-supervisory employees on private non-farm payrolls." The top line in the chart below is for hourly wages adjusted for inflation: while middle class wages are flat (inflation-adjusted):
Rich get richer;
USA. Since 2001, labor’s share of national income has suffered a sustained decline:
chart. . And source article.
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The rapidly rising income of the top 10% and the super-rich:
The Richest 10% of Americans Now Own 84% of All Stocks. . See
Wikipedia: Wealth inequality in the United States.
Partial table below:
Wikipedia: List of countries by wealth per adult. Note that
is number 21 in the 2018 list. USA is number 8. Canada
Median wealth is exactly in the middle. 50% of adults have more, and 50% of adults have less. Wealth is all assets (money, stocks, bonds, property, etc.) minus all debts.
Median wealth per adult. US dollars
Hong Kong 146,887
New Zealand 116,433
United Kingdom 97,452
South Korea 72,198
United States 65,904
The average median wealth per adult for Canada is much higher than for the USA, a former great nation. Trump is right. America is no longer great. It's due to Republican trickle-down voodoo economics: Giving tax cuts mainly to the rich instead of to the middle class and poor who actually need them. Combined with predatory mortgage loans and foreclosure. And predatory unforgivable student loans. And predatory medical bills and high deductibles from predatory for-profit health insurance companies.
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9 Jan 2019: 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 in 2018.    .
31 Dec 2018: Legendary pot advocate John Sinclair opening cafe in Detroit, Michigan.
26 Dec: Irish farmers set to grow medical cannabis after Health Minister announces support.
26 Dec: St. Louis, Missouri Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession Under 100 Grams.
26 Dec: These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2019.
25 Dec: Marijuana lounge opens in Phoenix, Arizona.
25 Dec: Canadian dispensary. Video. "This store clerk fought off robbers with a bong".
25 Dec: Thailand approves medical marijuana in New Year's 'gift'.  .
21 Dec: Oregon. Video. What Happens When a State Grows Way Too Much Weed.
20 Dec 2018: And: . 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 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: After voters dump the trump morons (male Republican leaders) who opposed recreational cannabis (Nevada legalized). Nevada becomes first US state with majority-female legislature.
17 Dec 2018:
14 Dec 2018: U.S. Student Loan Debt Sets Record, Doubling Since Recession. $1.465 trillion. Federal judge forces Trump administration to cancel $150 million in student loan debt.
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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:
And: The president's job approval is at 38 percent while his disapproval numbers are at a record 60 percent. 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.
By Trump storms ahead with Medicaid work rules, even though they’re disastrous for enrollees. Los Angeles Times.
23 Nov 2018. And on Michael Moore: Put Marijuana On The Ballot To Drive Voter Turnout In 2020. 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. Fentanyl. Source.
19 Nov 2018:
18 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 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:
16 Nov 2018: It's now cheaper to build a new wind farm than to keep a coal plant running. 12 Nov 2018: Oregon marijuana prices plunge – and sales soar. Michelle Obama says smoking pot was 'part of her becoming story'.
8 Nov 2018. Medical, recreational, sales, and home growing. Mexico's incoming government moves to legalize marijuana.
Mysterious flying joint! 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. And: USA Today. And: Missouri votes to legalize medical marijuana. And: Utah Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization.
Florida restores voting rights to 1.5 million former felons.
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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.
Vote out most Republicans! Ballotpedia issues: and marijuana minimum wage.
3 people own more wealth ...
1 Nov 2018:
in an effort to eliminate gang-related violent crime. Mexico's Supreme Court effectively legalized weed  .
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.
“I smoke it all day, every day,” Tyson said. 29 Oct 2018: Mike Tyson Starting TV Show About His Life as a Cannabis Grower. Supermom Katrina Spraggon has a cannabis message for the Australian government. .
. Republican politicians don't like illegal smiles
'Lego' hemp house.
28 Oct 2018:
And: US. Another Big Election Year For Marijuana As Candidates Recognize Voters Want Legal Weed. And: CannabisVoter.info 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: 23 Oct 2018: US. 'They're all lying': . Republicans claim to support pre-existing conditions. MSNBC
22 Oct 2018: Bong arm of the law: South Korea says it will arrest citizens who smoke weed in Canada.
US . Republican Attorney General seeks to outlaw hashish for medical marijuana patients
Most Republican politicians oppose what these average Americans want:
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20 Oct 2018: 19 Oct: How compassion club founder . Hilary Black changed the course of cannabis law in Canada 18 Oct 2018: Canada. Calgary Police Association files grievance over cannabis ban for officers.
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.
Canadian beaver handing a joint to a frazzled Uncle Sam.
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: Hemp could become a leading Minnesota crop if the . Republican legal limbo ended
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: BBC. Doctors can prescribe medical cannabis from November in UK.
8 Oct: US. Support For Marijuana Legalization Grew Again In 2018, Pew Poll Finds.
Dagga (cannabis) makes sex feel better for women (The Journal of Sexual Medicine).
In addition to a larger number of local marijuana tax and licensing proposals.
36 separate major cannabis reform measures on the ballot November 6, across seven states.
Remember in November!
Oct 5, 2018 article. $3 million raised for Republican Senator Susan Collins' opponent amid outcry on Kavanaugh vote. $4 million now. . Many witnesses ignored (including "Pulp Fiction." ): Kenneth Appold    . Susan Collins also does not support
descheduling cannabis at the federal level.
4 Oct 2018:
Sold to people without medical marijuana cards. New cannabis ice cream sold to help treat Florida patients. Heavenly Hash creamery in Lakewood Ranch created the ice cream that contains CBD.
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: So, All the Information You Need to Vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections. 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: Blocked by It's Time For Washington To Help Veterans Access Cannabis. 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
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: Wages adjusted for inflation. US Real Wage Growth Is Actually Falling.
Trump Matrix. US wage slaves waking up to flat real wages. .
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They only care about making the rich richer.
Republicans and Libertarians oppose helping workers through increases in the minimum wage. of any wealthy nation." See: "The U.S. has one of the stingiest minimum wage policies
Detroit Free Press Editorial Board. 24 Sep 2018: . Michigan. Legal marijuana: Vote for it, even if you aren't going to smoke it. 24 Sep 2018: Seattle Throws Out 15 Years of Marijuana Convictions.
Chicago Judge Exonerates 18 People Framed By Crooked Cops.
21 Sep 2018: 8 prisoners released, 263 cases under review after Florida deputy accused of planting drugs. 20 Sep 2018: Oregon. Former Eugene pot lab owner tied to white nationalists sued by employees. - History. - Twitter archive. - Related. "State Attorney General, ... subject of additional racist remarks."
New Jersey. Top Cop Caught On Tape Making Racist Comments About Marijuana Legalization.
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21 Sep: Making History In US Territory. Northern Mariana Islands. Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill.
One in 20 of all deaths worldwide due to alcohol, says World Health Organization.
South Africa legalizes cannabis on 18 Sep 2018.
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. licenses could be available by spring. 14 Sep 2018.
Kansas moving forward on industrial hemp;
14 Sep 2018:
14 Sep: Oklahoma. Democrats Call For Special Session For Medical Marijuana. 13 Sep: Florida. Polling: . Republican candidates on wrong side of medical marijuana smoking ban
Oregon. The New Revenue Coalition Is Pushing Lawmakers to Legalize Social Cannabis Consumption.
Vote out most Republicans and their cannabis war.
. Texas. Willie Nelson to headline rally for Democrat O'Rourke, running against Republican Ted Cruz  . 10 Sep 2018: 12 Sep 2018: Marijuana In Texas: Where Ted Cruz And Beto O’Rourke Stand On Legalization. NPR. More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana. .
12 Sep 2018.
Manhattan DA to dismiss more than 3,000 marijuana cases.
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11 Sep 2018: 10 Sep 2018: Marijuanaville: Jimmy Buffett Gets Into the Weed Business With Billionaire Wrigley Heir.
Poll. Republican Rick Scott. Florida Governor’s Opposition to Medical Marijuana Hurts His Senate Bid.
He will spend life in prison for pot. Trump hasn't given clemency to any cannabis lifers. . And: 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. Video. John Knock serving Life for Pot. For a first time offense.
2 Sep 2018 article: NYPD change in marijuana arrest policy goes into effect.
New York City. No more arrests for smoking marijuana in public.
New York City. No more arrests
72,000 died from US drug overdoses in 2017. . Trump has done little to stop it. See . Portugal
1 Sep 2018:
Compassion for all sentient beings. The aliens are among us. Prisons at all levels need to be made more humane.
California. Editorial board: Vote yes on Prop. 12, allowing farm animals a cage-free life.
Withdrawal deaths in jail. 4 Sep 2018:
3 Sep 2018: New Orleans jail staffers ignored dying man’s cries for help, lawsuit charges. 30 Aug 2018: Woman lay dead in Nevada jail cell for hours after deputy found her unresponsive.
Canada. Free cannabis offered at Vancouver, British Columbia clinic to help illicit drug users detox.
1 Sep 2018:
Lancaster, Pennsylvania mulls marijuana decriminalization. Citations, not arrests.
3 Oct 2017. Trump paper towel toss in Puerto Rico.
29 Aug 2018:
"According to CBS, only two another natural disasters in the U.S. killed more people: a hurricane that struck Galveston, Tex., in 1900 which killed more than 8,000, and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, which killed more than 3,000." See Puerto Rico's Hurricane María Death Toll On Par With 9/11 Terrorist Attack.
The history of state marijuana ballot initiatives. From
and Freedom Leaf magazine news.  . 70% of Americans Support Medicare for All.  .
25 Aug 2018:
Video. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' wealth has increased by $260 million every single day in 2018.      . 24 Aug 2018: New Poll Shows 70 Percent of Americans Support Medicare for All.  .
23 Aug 2018:
A Mother’s Courage in Peru: Facing Prison for Giving Her Son Medical Marijuana.
22 Aug 2018:
. I’m a Convict and a Human Rights Attorney, and This Is Why You Need to Support the Prison Strike       .
Video: Should gay marijuana be legal?
22 Aug 2018:
21 Aug 2018: California lawmakers pass bill to erase old pot convictions. 20 Aug 2018: Vets to Protest For Medical Marijuana Outside VA (Veterans Administration) Headquarters.
Wells Fargo Closes Florida Politician's Account Due To Marijuana Donations.
20 Aug 2018:
New Jersey Democrat legislature has the votes to pass recreational marijuana bills.  .
20 Aug: 17 Aug: Video. Gay Marijuana - legalize it? Baker Who Denied Same-Sex Couple Now Complaining About Marijuana-Themed Cake Requests.
18 Aug 2018:
He Beto O’Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission’ against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it alive. supports federal marijuana legalization.   .
16 Aug 2018:
Making India Great Again. Where's Trump? 15 Aug 2018: India Is Introducing Free Health Care—for 500 Million People. 14 Aug 2018: Mexico’s new president has a radical plan to end the drug war. 11 Aug 2018: California. Judge allows Santa Rosa girl, 5, with epilepsy to bring medical marijuana to school.
Lebanon to consider legalising medicinal cannabis.
10 Aug 2018:
. Trumponomics. Wage growth is being wiped out entirely by inflation .
Vote out most Republicans.
9 Aug 2018:
Another Backfire for Koch Brothers as Survey Shows Americans Actually Want Free College, $15 Minimum Wage, and Medicare for All. . And:
Single-Payer Healthcare costs less per person.
9 Aug 2018:
100% plant-based and chemical-free hemp plastic. 6 Aug 2018: Colorado hemp plastic startup says it’s shipped first orders in North America.
From combat to marijuana processing — veteran corners the CBD market.
3 Aug 2018:
2 Aug 2018: New York Marijuana Legalization Hinges On Democrats Winning In November. First Big U.S. Offshore Wind Farm will save Massachusetts electricity users about $1.4 billion over 20 years. . 1.6 million tons of carbon emissions removed per year. Equivalent of removing 325,000 cars from the road. 1 Aug 2018: And: Israeli Weapons Manufacturer Selling Guns to Duterte’s Drug War. Duterte compared himself to Hitler.
Trump likes Duterte.
Trump's staggeringly low approval ratings compared to other presidents during their first 18 months.  . Run mouse cursor over charts. Scroll down. Updated continuously.
3 Aug 2018:
Michigan. 80-year-old medical marijuana patient with expired card jailed for less than an eighth of cannabis.
31 Jul 2018:
30 Jul 2018: Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent, judge rules. Country of Georgia’s High Court Removes Marijuana Possession Penalties. . 29 Jul 2018: 29 Jul 2018: Michigan Democrats hope pot measure brings out youth vote in November. 26 Jul 2018: Two-thirds of voters in Utah support November ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana. UK government approves prescription use of medical cannabis. .
26 Jul 2018:
Trumponomics. A stimulus program for the rich that only benefits the rich. 22 Jul 2018: As Workers' Wages Continue to Fall Under Trump, Analysis Shows CEO Pay Is Way Higher Than Typically Reported. And: Portugal. A stimulus program that works for the middle class and poor. 23 Jul 2018: Portugal led the way on drug reform, too. How the . Republican tax cuts are failing workers, in one chart . And: >>> leaders will do anything to avoid talking about Republican
flat inflation-adjusted real wages under Trump.
26 Jul 2018:
Handguns, which are already severely restricted in Canada, may be banned in Toronto. Canada has a much lower homicide rate than the USA. And no fear of the American NRA. John Tory's Actions After Toronto Shooting Were What No U.S. Leader Has Ever Done.
The NRA expanded mandatory sentencing state by state, and thus created mass incarceration.
24 Jul 2018:
24 Jul 2018: New Jersey Stalls All Marijuana Court Cases Until September.
Canada. RCMP sniffer dogs out of work due to pot legalization.
19 Jul 2018:
16 Jul 2018: 70 Democrats Sign On to New ‘Medicare for All’ House Caucus. The Astonishingly High Administrative Costs of U.S. Health Care. New York Times. See: Canadian healthcare.
Medicare-for-all is single-payer, non-socialist, non-government-owned, Canadian-style healthcare.
18 Jul 2018:
Wake the f*ck up! A Spike In Liver Disease Deaths Among Young Adults Fueled By Alcohol.
Cannabis is safer!
"Carte blanche. Whatever is necessary to restore peace in this country. Let's open up the debate."
Mexico: Lopez Obrador government to consider legalization / decriminalization of drugs.
17 Jul 2018:
Also 17 Jul 2018, they demand: Pussy Riot Prevails Against Russia In European Human Rights Court Ruling. (in Youtube description). "Stop imprisoning so many people for 228 article of Criminal code (drug offenses)."    .
Jury nullification wins in Georgia.
Jury nullification wins medical cannabis case. Georgia. . And: Georgia . Republicans created near-useless medical cannabis laws . 7 Jul 2018: Georgia Cops Took Their Son Away For Medical Marijuana. Now Reunited, Family Speaks Out.  
16 Jul 2018:
Decriminalize all drugs, Toronto health board urges Ottawa. . 14 Jul 2018: 11 Jul 2018: Video. Mexico's Crime-Free Town? The secret? No politicians. Many independent representatives, but no political parties.
Wisconsin. Democrats hope for advantage in counties holding marijuana referendums.
We interrupt your regular daily Trump programming .... 9 Jul 2018:
Climate change is real, very real — and it is devastating our planet. News bulletin. Video. Antarctica is melting three times faster than it was just 10 years ago. .
6 Jul 2018:
7 Jul 2018: Video. Hash it out. Should Non-Violent Marijuana Offenders be Released?
Bernie Sanders video. 1 in 5 inmates have not been convicted. They can not afford bail.
20-Foot-Tall Angry Trump Baby Blimp - Click your state to see which anti-cannabis CannabisVoter.info to vote out. Republicans Cannabis polls.
5 Jul 2018:
And: Duterte is Assassinating Opponents Under the Cover of the Drug War, Philippine Rights Groups Say. Trump supports Duterte. .
5 Jul 2018:
After Popular Uproar, 20-Foot-Tall Angry Trump Baby Blimp Gets Okay to Fly Over London During President's UK Visit.
Time magazine. Majority of Americans support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's positions. Including federal marijuana legalization.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cynthia Nixon.
27 June 2018:
Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old who took out Joe Crowley. And: Vote.org And: Vote for cannabis.
26 June 2018:
30th state to do so. Oklahoma voters legalize medical cannabis.  .
Drug spoon at Purdue Pharma.
26 June 2018:
Gallery Owner Arrested After Dropping Sculpture Of Giant Drug Spoon At Purdue Pharma.
25 June 2018:
New Hampshire Democrat platform: "marijuana should be legalized, taxed and regulated." 23 June 2018. It also supports coverage of medical cannabis prescriptions under their proposed healthcare plan. 23 June 2018: Texas Democrat platform supports recreational legalization. Canada. Bill to pardon old pot crimes to be introduced after cannabis becomes legal. . 21 June 2018: N.F.L. Players to Trump: Here’s Whom You Should Pardon.  .
19 June 2018:
Canada's Legislature Votes To Legalize Marijuana.  .
May 2, Toronto, Canada. 2009. - world, and GlobalMarijuanaMarch.org - Toronto. GlobalMarijuanaMarch.com
18 June 2018:
18 June 2018: Majority in France Favors Marijuana Legalization, Poll Finds.
Reflections About Father’s Day From Men In Prison. Life for Pot.
17 June 2018:
18 June 2018: Viral Bernie Sanders video. Why Can We Import Vegetables But Not Medications? 15 June 2018: Study: Almost half of diabetics skip medical care due to insulin costs.
50,000% markup for a shot makes the case for a single-payer healthcare system in California. Instead of paying higher wages, and higher minimum wages. Republicans waste $$-trillions on health insurance companies , and ground wars ($5.6 trillion).
As Canada does.
17 June 2018:
And: Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization.
Texas Democrats support legalization.
For most workers wages are falling. June 15, 2018. Washington Post .
15 June 2018.
And: 7 June 2018. Where’s That $4,000 Raise Republicans Promised Workers? Suicide rates rise sharply across the United States, new report shows.      .
13 June 2018. "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." Mexico Presidential Frontrunner supports amnesty for people convicted of non-violent drug trafficking.  .
Wikipedia: List of minimum wages by country.
11 June 2018.
Democrat Ben Jealous Talks Marijuana, Dave Chappelle, And His Campaign For Maryland Governor.
13 June 2018. And: 13 June 2018: Mom Warns Her Son Could Die If The UK Doesn’t Return His Confiscated Cannabis Oil. And: 12 June 2018: Quincy, Illinois. Billboard promotes medical marijuana over opioids. 1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Takes Medications Linked To Depression. Depression Is Possible Side Effect Of Many Common Drugs.  .
11 June 2018. 46 of 47 Arrested in Low-Level Marijuana Stings Were Black, So Mayor and Police Put an End to the Operations. Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Marijuana should be a lowest-level enforcement priority". . 13 June 2018:
St. Louis, Missouri to End Prosecution of Low-Level Marijuana Crimes. Focusing on murder instead.
May 26, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2018. See source. Part of " ( Green May" many cities)    in Brazil. See another 2018 photo. See 2017. See showing massive crowd (from 1 minute on). 2018 video
12 Jun 2018:
19 Apr 2018: . 13 Jun 2018: South Carolina Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Medical Marijuana Question On Democratic Party Primary Ballot Republicans are blocking a full vote in the legislature. 11 Jun 2018: Weed Nuns. Growing weed, religiously. Video. 60 Second Docs. Can Hemp Clean Up the Earth? Cleaning contaminated soil. . And: 10 Jun 2018: Men Deserving Clemency -- Andy Cox -- Life for Pot. 8 Jun 2018: New Jersey. Possession's not enough: Expunge all weed convictions | Editorial | NJ.com. 26 May 2018: Video. These Vets Want Weed Instead of Opioids. Meet the Iraq war veterans protesting opioids with joints. 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.
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. See chart below.
Total taxes as a percentage of GDP. But OECD countries have universal healthcare and cheaper tuition:
31 May 2018:
Inconsolable Jeff Sessions Tries To Commit Suicide By Smoking Joint. . 31 May 2018: 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. . 16 May 2018: And: Older Americans' Marijuana Use Driven by Pain Relief.
ATTN Video: What if the DEA treated caffeine the same way they treat marijuana?
Bobby Kennedy’s son suspects 2nd gunman killed father. . 5 Jun 2018 article. 50 year anniversary.
RFK's children believe there was a second assassin with Sirhan Sirhan. And: 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.
Los Angeles police department destroyed much evidence.
Robert F Kennedy assassination.
Popular Turkish rapper Ezhel arrested for ‘inciting drug use’. President Erdogan is a religious right dictator wannabe.
25 May 2018:
24 May 2018: Popular Turkish rapper Ezhel arrested for ‘inciting drug use’. President Erdogan is just another religious right dictator wannabe. Not guilty! After representing himself, NJ Weedman freed by jury.       .
23 May 2018:
New Zealand may vote on marijuana legalisation in 2019.  .
22 May 2018: Video. These unexpected uses for hemp are giving us hope for the planet.
Weed weddings are taking over.
Bernie Sanders post and comments.
and Cynthia Nixon Dana Beal . (NYC) Cannabis Parade. May 5, 2018. New York City Racial justice:      .
18 May 2018:
Weed weddings are taking over.
17 May 2018: New York Daily News editorial board calls for marijuana legalization with huge front page headline. .
17 May 2019: And: Thanks, Internet: Estonian Town of Kanepi (Kanep means cannabis) Gets Cannabis Leaf as Its Emblem. 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.
18 May 2018:
Snopes. . Republican theory debunked. Silt and rocks falling in ocean do not explain sea level rise . And: Bernie Sanders video. In 2020 all new California homes will be required to install solar panels. .
Bernie Sanders video. Cash Bail in the US is Insane. 1 in 5 inmates have not been convicted.
15 May 2018:
NYC. Manhattan District Attorney says he'll stop prosecuting pot possession on Aug. 1.   .
12 May 2018:
And: 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. 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. .
10 May 2018: Front-runner in Mexico's presidential election Open to Debating Drug Legalization to Stop Violence.
5 May 2018: And: Awesome full-screen panorama of Mexico City Marijuana Liberation Day. 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. .
9 May 2018: And: 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. See popup box with info about that country's medical cannabis laws and history. Global medical cannabis map. Click on it and zoom in on any country. Spanish version.
6 May 2018: Buenos Aires, Argentina. PHOTO. 100,000 at Global Marijuana March.  . See
2018 global map.
May 5, 2018. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
7 May 2018:
Cape Town Cannabis Walk 2018. Photo essay: #CannabisWorks2018 urges South Africa to join the global movement to legalise marijuana.
2 May 2018:
Maine Lawmakers Override Republican Governor To Start Adult-Use Marijuana Sales.
2 May 2018: Guest opinion: Why it's time to let Oregon cannabis cross state lines. Removing cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances.
30 Apr 2018: And: Serving Life for Pot in the Legal Cannabis Era. And: Two Democratic Frontrunners for Florida Governor Back Legal Recreational Weed. 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.
Spot the social problem.   .
And: Comments. Congressman brutally called him out over it. Video. April 20 and May 5, 2018. Or thereabouts. . 2018 Global Marijuana March and 420 events
Take power! Global campaign to register and vote for medical cannabis, and against conservative-led cannabis incarceration worldwide.
28 Apr 2018:
And: Zimbabwe just became the second country in Africa to legalise cannabis cultivation. Seattle officials file motion to vacate all marijuana possession convictions since 1996.  .
27 Apr 2018:
It now goes to the House. And: People with opioid prescriptions could get medical marijuana instead under Illinois Senate plan that passed. And: Canada. Police chiefs studying decriminalizing drugs as possible solution to opioid crisis.
Everybody in Italy has full access to free addiction treatment.
26 Apr 2018:
And: Michigan approves recreational marijuana legalization vote for November.
Isle Of Man Could Be The First Place In The British Isles To Decriminalise Cannabis Possession.
25 April 2018.
Will Texas elect the first Democratic Senator in 30 years over cannabis? And: Beto O'Rourke could beat Senator Ted Cruz. O'Rourke supports federal cannabis legalization.  .
20 April 2018:
Video. 85% of the NBA smoked weed according to former players. And Some 420 reports here. See: do a 420 search. huge 420 crowds.   . 19 Apr 2018: Bernie Sanders Joins Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act to Federally Legalize Weed.   
19 Apr 2018:
Democrat Senator Schumer to introduce bill to federally decriminalize marijuana.   . And: And: Australia. Greens propose full legalisation of cannabis. 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. .
WE INTERRUPT your regularly scheduled programming...
12 Apr 2018:
And: New York. Cuomo lays groundwork for legalizing marijuana. New Orleans. After 7 years in jail for possession of 2 joints, Bernard Noble hopes to advocate for criminal justice reform. .
5 Apr 2018:
By Beth Curtis. Sister of John Knock, a Opinion Piece - Life for Pot. pot lifer.  .
5 Apr 2018:
9 Apr 2018: Dumbass Louisiana . Republican state lawmaker cites satirical article in argument against medical marijuana Sinclair Host Resigns After Threat to Sexually Assault David Hogg With ‘Hot Poker’.
12 Apr 2018:
Mexican states should start legalizing marijuana: tourism minister.
3 Apr 2018:
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.
3 Apr 2018:
6.1 million Americans can't vote due to a felony conviction. April is #SecondChanceMonth.
April 2, 2018. Where Marijuana Is Legal, Opioid Prescriptions Fall. . Scientific American  . And:
Video. This cannabis commercial is just perfect. A company that delivers cannabis throughout Oregon. Twitter: "hence forward , the grabus vaginus moth".
Scientists discovered a moth with golden hair and a tiny penis. They named it after Trump.
31 Mar 2018:
warning it would ‘open the door to recreational use’. Utah's Republican Governor Herbert comes out against medical marijuana initiative, .
Global And: against voter campaign -led global cannabis incarceration. conservative His liver failed 4 times in 5 years while using legal medical opiates. He now uses medical cannabis.
ATTN: Video - This former Republican official nails why more states should legalize marijuana.
31 Mar 2018:
Video. Here's what happened when a . Republican senator challenged a Canadian doctor on their single-payer health care system
30 Mar 2018:
"In some cases, they’re just waiting to get rid of their Rick Steves on a journey toward marijuana legalization. governor."
28 Mar 2018:
And 75% support optional expanded Medicare program for those who want it. A new poll found 59% of Americans support a "national Medicare-for-all plan." And: Poll: 44% Of Americans Skip Doctor Visits Because Of Cost. Costs are the top health care issue. Why thousands of Americans Are Risking It and Skipping Health Insurance. And: And: Single-payer plan would improve bottom lines. Medicaid Expansion. "Studies demonstrate a positive association between expansion and health outcomes."
Republican Trickle-Down Economics.
22 Mar 2018: Worldwide “March for Our Lives” in 800 cities, for gun control and against the NRA.  .
And: 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. . Video. What happened to the middle class? Elizabeth Warren. Bernie Sanders.  .
21 Mar 2018:
Congress Protects Medical Marijuana From Jeff Sessions In New Federal Spending Bill.
20 Mar 2018:
And: Voters In Illinois' Cook County Approve Non-binding Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure. 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.  .
became chief of the "Cat's Eye" Gina Haspel in Thailand in CIA black site late October 2002.   .
and Jeff Sessions Granny . Jeff Sessions once wanted to execute pot dealers.
14 Mar 2018: And: 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. Cannabis Industry Is Saving Cities With Struggling Economies. . And: Canadian Health Insurance Company to Cover Medical Cannabis. Up to $6,000 per year.
18 Mar 2018:
"Cannabis eased my pain. It also put me in a state of healing and relief." And: Hall of Famer Joe Montana advocates cannabis for pain relief, healing. "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".
'60 Days In': The worst things about jail, from undercover inmates.
14 Mar 2018:
Italy issues presidential pardon for pot-growing pensioner.
Drug War, NRA, mandatory minimum sentencing, handguns, homicide rates.
9 Mar 2018: By Kara Fox, CNN. Graphics by Henrik Pettersson, CNN. Chart below is from the article.
How US gun culture compares with the world in five charts.
Click to enlarge.
6 Mar 2018:
And: Meet Beto O'Rourke, the Pro-Pot Former Punk Guitarist Who Could Beat . Republican Ted Cruz And Ignite Blue Wave Greek Parliament Passes Bill to Regulate Medical Cannabis Production.    .
. Drug War, NRA, mandatory minimum sentencing, handguns, homicide rates What could go wrong? Blind people can drive... right? US gun laws are insane.
Iowa grants gun permits to the blind. . USA Today
26 Feb 2018:
24 Feb 2018: CNN Poll: Trump approval slides to 35%, matches lowest point of presidency.
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:
Marijuana Criminal Cases Dropped En Masse by Philadelphia District Attorney. .
15 Feb 2018:
And: Jeff Sessions Opposes Bipartisan Drug Sentencing Reform Bill.
Fox News is afraid that the American people will find out the truth about Canada's single-payer health care. Bernie Sanders video.
8 Feb 2018:
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: 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.
Police officer (and veteran) fired for not shooting black suspect wins $175,000.
7 Feb 2018:
And: 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. 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.  .
30 Jan 2018: 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: 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. Russian Presidential Candidate Wants to Legalize Marijuana. 
29 Jan 2018:
Virginia Senate Republicans kill bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.
And: France To Consider Decriminalising All Drug Use, Following Government-Commissioned Report. 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.
. Jeff Sessions, the and Republican Party, Donald Trump
22 Jan 2018:
Governor signs bill: Vermont Makes History By Legalizing Marijuana through legislature. . 17 Jan 2018: And: Thailand About to Make Medical Marijuana Legal. 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.
Jan. 19, 2018 article.
New poll shows Trump with historically low approval rating.
14 Jan 2018:
16 Jan 2018: Bernie Sanders video. We took some American doctors to Canada to see a universal health care system up close. .
Canada. Liberal MPs urge dropping criminal penalties for all illicit drug use.
17 Jan 2018:
And: Democrats Score Special Election Upset In Wisconsin GOP Stronghold. And: Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament. 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. .
7 Jan 2018:
Fabrics Made From banana, pineapple, bamboo, jute, aloe vera, flax, hemp, beetroot, pomegranate, teak, sewali flower? The Fashion Industry Is Making It Happen!
4 Jan 2018:
From Vermont's Bernie Sanders.  
5 Jan 2018:
Vermont Defies Jeff Sessions By Legalizing Recreational Marijuana.    . And: Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Crack Down On State-Legal Marijuana.    . And: And: Marijuana legalization 2018. At least 12 states could consider cannabis laws this year. 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.