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|30 Dec 2020: .Funny. He had no problem giving a $1.4 billion tax break to Charles Koch and his family with a net worth of $113 billion.|
30 Dec 2020: New Georgia Senate runoff poll finds Democrats' leads widening . "Everybody fundamentally understands that it's going to become an issue of partisan turnout".
29 Dec 2020: Judge orders Georgia counties to halt voter purge ahead of Senate runoff. .
27 Dec: Why a key Georgia county flipped from red to blue—and what it means for Democrats. .
27 Dec 2020: Teens expand TikTok playbook to help Democrats in Georgia runoffs.
25 Dec 2020: Democrat Jon Ossoff puts cannabis policy front and center, tweets 'Legalize It' at 4:20am. Georgia runoff election is Jan 5, 2021. Flip the US Senate to
24 Dec 2020: Georgia’s Election Might Determine the Future of Marijuana Federally.
24 Dec 2020: Michigan's Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer commutes 3 long sentences for nonviolent drug offenses.
24 Dec 2020: Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock pulls ahead of Kelly Loeffler in Georgia Senate poll. Warnock supports cannabis reform.
24 Dec 2020: Federal marijuana decriminalization may come down to Georgia runoff.
23 Dec: Republican Mitch McConnell Cheers Lack Of Marijuana Banking Protections In New COVID Bill.
23 Dec: Both Democrats in runoff support cannabis reform.
|22 Dec 2020:From article: "In 2020 alone, 621 people have died from drug overdoses in San Francisco, while the number of coronavirus fatalities were 173, The Associated Press reported. ... While all data for 2020 is not yet publicly available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published last week more than [in the US] indicating the highest level recorded in a single year, the AP reported." Run cursor over graph for 81,000 number.|
21 Dec 2020: Robert E. Lee statue removed from U.S. Capitol. Virginia plans to replace the statue of Confederate general Lee with one of civil rights icon Barbara Johns.
18 Dec 2020: Multnomah County prosecutors adopt Oregon's drug decriminalization measure early.
17 Dec 2020: High Times Greats: Milla Jovovich. Story republished from November, 1994 issue of High Times. In honor of Milla Jovovich’s birthday on December 17, 1975.
17 Dec 2020: Georgia Senate Races Will Decide 'Whether Weed Gets Legalized,' Cory Booker Says.
17 Dec: . Homeless when he sold pot to undercover cops in Louisiana, the state with the world's highest incarceration rate. Wikipedia: List of countries by incarceration rate.
12 Dec 2020: To win Georgia and the Senate, Democrats need to go all-in on $15 minimum wage. Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff both support raising the federal minimum wage to $15 over a few years.
|12 Dec: What Polls Say About David Perdue and Jon Ossoff 3 Weeks Before the Georgia Election. Georgia has no-excuse absentee mail-in voting. "January 5 runoff election is just three weeks away ...In-person early voting is set to begin on December 14, ... Under Georgia's election rules, absentee ballots must be requested by January 1 and for them to count in the election, they must be received by January 5."|
donate money. . "Students for Sensible Drug Policy is encouraging all of our U.S. members, alumni, and supporters to start making calls and get out the vote for Georgia’s special election on January 5th. ... The MORE Act, ... is looking to face a much more difficult fight in the Senate. ... We can not afford to wait two, four, or six more years for better legislators "And
11 Dec: What 100 Years of History Tells Us About Racism in Policing. "Again and again, commissions convened to examine why police brutality sparks unrest have come to the same conclusion: We must address the poverty and systemic racism that go hand in hand with policing communities of color."
|What’s at stake in the Senate runoffs. "Add to that the fate of the Affordable Care Act, marijuana decriminalization, criminal justice legislation ... Obama needed a House and Senate to pass the Affordable Care Act in 2010, while Trump could not have passed his massive tax cuts [for the rich] in 2017 without Republicans controlling both chambers."|
4 Dec 2020: New Jersey Legislature, Democratic Governor Murphy Reach Agreement on Marijuana Legalization. Final legalization bill expected to pass, and be signed by governor.
|4 Dec 2020: see poll where Democrats lead) may determine its fate in the Senate. Georgia may flip the Senate blue. States have their own cannabis laws.The bill passed largely Georgia runoff elections on Jan. 5, 2021 (|
2 Dec 2020:
2 Dec 2020: Cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabis does not impair driving, landmark study shows.
2 Dec 2020: San Francisco bans tobacco smoking inside apartments; pot smoking OK.
2 Dec 2020: Press release — History made today: UN recognizes medical cannabis. .
|. State anti-cannabis laws remain. "remove marijuana from the schedule of controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act ... If regain a majority in the Senate, the legislation has a real shot at becoming law under a Biden-Harris administration."|
25 Nov 2020 article. Senate cannabis reform depends on winning. "Abrams’ work fighting against suppression of black voters and organizing voter registration efforts is widely credited with helping Joe Biden become the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia in more than a quarter century. Democrats have said her work was 'pivotal' in flipping Wisconsin and other battleground states."
22 Nov: California cannabis industry banking on bills stalled in Republican Senate. A proposal to ease the federal ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies.
21 Nov: Black women in Georgia crucial to Democrats in fight for US senate control. 2018 party nominee for governor Stacey Abrams has been lauded for registering some 800,000 new voters.
21 Nov: .
|. Effectively legalizes CBD in all of European Union. Removes it from a legal grey area.|
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 if US had single payer healthcare.
18 Nov: Michigan prisoner serving up to 60 years in pot case asks for mercy. 3 pounds of cannabis.
18 Nov: Congress To Vote On Nationwide Marijuana Legalization In December. The House will vote on federal descheduling, not state legalization. A Democratic Senate would pass it.
|Democratic Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Promises ‘No Incrementalism’ in Marijuana Reform, MORE Act Gets Vote. " Party is dedicated to maintaining the War on Drugs and opposing the legalization of marijuana. ... the only need to secure 50 [Senate] seats. This largely hinges on Georgia, where the Senate runoffs in January will determine whether Democrats have a clear path ahead [for cannabis reform]."|
16 Nov: 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".
12 Nov 2020: Israel announces plan to legalize recreational cannabis within 9 months. .
12 Nov: . 1988 arrest.
12 Nov: Argentina to Allow Medicinal Marijuana to Be Grown at Home. Will also allow pharmacies to sell cannabis-derived oils, creams and other products. Insurance must cover the cost of prescriptions.
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4 Nov 2020: New Jersey, Arizona and Montana passed measures to legalize adult-use marijuana. South Dakota became the first state to authorize both medical and recreational sales at the same time. ... South Dakota and Mississippi voters also approved measures to legalize medical marijuana on Election Day."
4 Nov: Oregon decriminalizes possession of street drugs, becoming first in nation. .
30 Oct: 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?
October 27, 2020: "last week, [Senate Minority Leader Chuck] Schumer discussed his cannabis reform bill, which would federally deschedule the plant, reinvest tax revenue into communities most impacted by the drug war and fund efforts to expunge prior marijuana records."
27 Oct 2020: Rick Steves. Make America Proud Again — Vote for Joe and Kamala. Rick Steves is a longtime cannabis activist, and a NORML board member.
Google searches: . And: .
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26 Oct 2020: France to Run Pilot Programme to Supply Patients with Free Medicinal Cannabis.
26 Oct 2020: Augusto Pinochet [installed in a CIA-aided coup in 1973 that killed Salvador Allende, a democratically elected President]."
26 Oct 2020:
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 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:
14 Oct 2020. Illinois. Recreational pot taxes top $100 million in first 8 months of legal sales.
|10 Oct 2020: Large majority favors New Jersey marijuana legalization, according to poll. .|
7 Oct 2020. These 4 states are voting to legalize and tax marijuana sales. The legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana is up for a vote in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota.
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.
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.
|26 Sep 2020: 'Smoke with freedom' - Mexicans get high in marijuana garden outside Senate. 25 Sep: Mexican Cabinet Member Accepts Gifted Marijuana Plant As Lawmakers Prepare Legalization Vote.26 Sep:|
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: 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.
|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.
|16 Sep: 'Let me finish my question, sir': A voter shut down Trump when he started talking over her at a town hall. "The ABC News host George Stephanopoulos, who was moderating the town hall, called the president out, saying his administration had been trying to dismantle Obamacare yet hadn't come up with a viable alternative that would protect people with preexisting conditions under the law." .|
Facebook event: South Africa Global Cannabis E-Protest. September 12-19, 2020. Banner below.
"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.
|4 Sep 2020: Why Trump's 'losers' and 'suckers' slurs cut especially deep for Marines. "The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg dropped a bombshell on Washington, D.C., ... The Associated Press, got confirmation from two sources. The Washington Post and The New York Times followed up with their own sources".|
3 Sep 2020: In ‘landmark decision’, Pakistan approves industrial use of hemp and medical cannabis.
3 Sep: 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:. 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: 50% in U.S. Fear Bankruptcy Due to Major Health Event. That is because block universal healthcare. Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security all came from . You pay more taxes for them while you are younger and healthier. prefer that you die.|
31 Aug 2020: Republicans stridently oppose Democrats' House bill to deschedule marijuana. Further exposing continuing support of the racist cannabis war.
|30 Aug 2020: Joe Biden remains ahead. Donald Trump's still in trouble in first post-convention polling. CNN. Trump is Toast. It's the Senate that counts now if you want cannabis reform. are blocking all cannabis reform there. Request your mail-in ballot online now. Many states have no-excuse mail-in voting for this election. Mail your ballot in early so the post office isn't a problem.|
|30 Aug: Wikipedia article on the bill. . Introduced in the US Senate by Kamala Harris."would require federal courts to expunge prior marijuana convictions, tax marijuana to fund job training and other programs and loans to minority-owned small businesses wanting to enter the cannabis industry, and provide aid to communities hardest hit by the war on drugs as so many residents were arrested and jailed for possessing weed." States would determine cannabis laws. See|
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.
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:
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:
13 Aug: Montana Will Vote On Two Marijuana Legalization Measures In November, State Confirms. "The Montana 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.
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. refuse to MANDATE MASKS!
3 Aug 2020: South Africa. Child dagga (cannabis) criminality lifted.
31 July: Women Who Use Marijuana More Often Have Better Sex, Study Says. What this really means: 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.
|27 July: U.S. Pot Legislation Suddenly Seems More Likely: Cannabis Weekly. With |
26 July: 100 Days: Democrats see clear path to Senate majority | TheHill. A Senate could take up the many cannabis reform bills already passed by the House.
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 morons.
24 July: CEO of largest marijuana company says a blue wave could trigger legalization ‘very quickly’.
|23 July: Cannabis referendum: Who is behind the campaigns fighting for your vote? "In September , New Zealand will become the first country to vote on legalising recreational cannabis."|
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! .
9 July: Canada. Police chiefs call on Ottawa to decriminalize possession of illicit drugs for personal use.
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.|
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 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.
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 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."
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: Colorado lawmakers let Democratic governor mass-pardon marijuana convictions. .
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.
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: 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: 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: . 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: . 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: .
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. .
>> . And: Wikipedia: Race and the drug war. And: Race, ethnicity, and drug war. The chokehold that helped kill Eric Garner (for allegedly ) 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 . .
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.
- George Floyd. See: Full video. And: This Is Why. . And: Graphics, comments: .
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: 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%.
15 May 2020: Spray Applied Hempcrete Building. 1st Hempcrete Build of 2020.
15 May: - 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.
10 May: AOC. In Denmark starting pay at McDonald's is about $22 an hour. It's true. See Politifact.
8 May 2020: DW. Cannabis may increase resistance to coronavirus. Preliminary research.
7 May: Montana Begins Signature Gathering For Legalization Measure With New Safety Protocols.
7 May: Marijuana May Not Lower Your IQ. . Article quote (emphasis added):
in Jackson and Iacono’s analysis [of the twin study],and IQ measures fell equally in both the users and abstainers. Subsequent twin studies, including one performed with U.K. data by the Dunedin team, corroborated these findings of no relationship between marijuana use and a falling IQ.
6 May 2020: Louisiana Lawmakers Vote To Allow Medical Marijuana For Any Debilitating Condition, And To Legalize Delivery Services.
6 May: Why are Russian coronavirus doctors mysteriously falling out of windows? Corrupt system (like USA) under massive stress, political pressure, cronyism.
5 May: Coronavirus Whistle-Blower Said Trump Steered Contracts to Cronies.
5 May: Trump contradicts nurse leader about 'sporadic' PPE availability. She said there are "pockets" in USA without sufficient protective medical equipment.
2 May 2020:
- Germany. May 2, 2020: Global Marijuana March - Online Demonstration für Legalisierung. Youtube: DeutscherHanfverband. See: Archive of May 2 livestream.
22 Apr:Most politicians follow the lead of their base. So vote out most From the article: "Democrats were the most likely to say that legalization has been successful or mostly successful (67 percent), followed by independents (54 percent) and (41 percent)."
. Hospitals Tell Doctors They’ll Be Fired If They Speak Out.  Stats. Video . See Jails are hidden Republican death camps.  . And: Nursing homes too (lack of testing). . . Republicans bail out banks over people. So, See: Tests, contacts, GPS apps, masks, distancing, fevers. Calling for Trump's cabinet to invoke 25th Amendment to remove president after his call to inject disinfectants. . . COVID-19 is killing them. Blacks pushed to back of COVID in-hospital treatment line.
21 Apr 2020: Lebanon Passes Legislation Legalizing Medical Marijuana Cultivation As Economy Struggles Amid Coronavirus Fallout.
20 Apr: Here's What Politicians Are Saying About Marijuana Laws On 4/20. Huge list.
- Sign posted early April 20, 2020 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Online events: .
18 Apr: ‘They’re Death Pits’: Virus Claims at Least 7,000 Lives in U.S. Nursing Homes. Many more deaths in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities have not been counted yet.
17 Apr 2020: Two-thirds of Americans believe that Trump was 'too slow' to respond to the coronavirus crisis and 73% believe that the worst is still to come, poll finds.
17 Apr: Even though Craig Cesal approved for release by Bureau of Prisons regional office.
16 Apr: Interviewed in hiding, escaped NC inmate says he fled coronavirus ‘death sentence’. .
14 Apr: ‘Help We Don’t Wanna Die’: Inside First Prison To Protest Lack Of COVID-19 Protection.
13 Apr: Virginia just decriminalized marijuana. 27th state to decriminalize or legalize adult use. .
13 Apr 2020: 13 Apr: Nursing home deaths soar past 3,600 in alarming surge. The true toll is likely much higher due to Trump's lack of testing.
11 Apr: Marijuana dispensaries deemed 'essential' but ineligible for federal stimulus. . That is because Republicans block descheduling and other cannabis reform bills in the Senate.
8 Apr 2020: Massachusetts. If Liquor Stores Are “Essential,” Why Aren’t Marijuana Dispensaries?
8 Apr 2020: The briefings aren’t working: Trump's approval rating takes a dip.
8 Apr: Covid-19 is disproportionately taking black lives. And: 'It's a racial justice issue': Black Americans are dying in greater numbers from Covid-19.
7 Apr 2020: Businesses that ‘indirectly’ work with marijuana industry ineligible for federal coronavirus loans. Another result of Republican refusal to federally reschedule or deschedule cannabis.
 . . Jails and state prisons are releasing nonviolent inmates early:   .
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29 Mar: Article with more videos. . Healthcare workers need crowd-sourced masks. State by state lists.
28 Mar: 2020 US election may come down to "My rapist is better than your rapist". Lesser of evils. Google Tara Reade. And Bernie Sanders shot himself in the foot by refusing to give up his pet word, "socialist". Presidential power should be abolished. They are all flawed. Presidents should be figureheads only, like UK's queen.
27 Mar: Cannabis finds its moment amid coronavirus outbreak.
Facebook. . See New York City hospital video. Trump completely ignorant about lack of ventilators: . And: Snopes says; This Timeline of Trump's Coronavirus Responses Is Accurate. . See TV ad Trump is trying to stop. .
24 Mar: Nepali lawmakers push marijuana legalization. Production, sale, consumption. Grow 6 plants.
23 Mar 2020: Coronavirus Crisis Shows Marijuana Is ‘Essential’ And Mainstream. .
22 Mar: Urbana-Champaign Books to Prisoners has mega-packing day before COVID-19 shutdown.
20 Mar: .
19 Mar: Colorado Just Issued The First Marijuana Delivery License In The State.
19 Mar 2020: Los Angeles, California. Cannabis dispensaries listed as essential businesses under L.A. County coronavirus order.
18 Mar: New York Police Officer Caught Planting Marijuana in a Car — Again. By Alice Speri. The Intercept. Image below from video at 1 minute 45 seconds in. See Facebook.
18 Mar: Amid Coronavirus, San Francisco, New York, Deem Marijuana Businesses 'Essential'.
16 Mar: Forget loo rolls - shoppers queue up to buy CANNABIS in Holland after government announces coffee shop closures due to coronavirus.
16 Mar: Norway College Urges Students To Return From 'Poorly Developed' U.S. Amid Pandemic.
- Governors Ask for Coronavirus Equipment. Trump Replies, ‘Try Getting It Yourselves.’
- "There are about 2.8 hospital beds per 1,000 people in the US, compared with 12 per 1,000 people in South Korea, which seems to have mitigated the impact of coronavirus." Article. The Guardian.
- Wikipedia: List of countries by hospital beds.
11 Mar: . Another result of the near-genocidal Republican-led drug war that filled the prisons and jails. US Republicans lead war on cannabis. And near-genocidal US drug war. . And other endless wars. See Wikipedia: Denial of mass killings. See And Charts: Wikipedia: US drug overdose death rates and totals over time. See: Portugal's decriminalization is the answer. Yearly US drug overdose deaths:
11 Mar: In South Dakota, Oglala Sioux Tribe approves medical, recreational marijuana.
10 Mar: New Jersey Supreme Court: Medical marijuana patients can’t be fired for testing positive for cannabis. May bring disability discrimination claim.
29 Feb: New Zealanders back legal weed once they know the facts - poll.
28 Feb: Malawi legalises medical and industrial cannabis amid hopes of fresh economic growth. .
24 Feb: US. Hempcrete passes ASTM E84 test. Zero flame spread. Zero smoke. Fireproof.
23 Feb: College degree in cannabis coming to a college near you.
23 Feb: Tennessee. Sevierville company first in the world to produce hemp hardwood flooring.
21 Feb: Thousands light up joints during Hindu festival in Nepal.
- 2020 Global Cannabis March and 420 Map. Crowd photo from Mexico City, May 4, 2019. See 420 Events Guide.
20 Feb: Older Americans are increasingly turning to pot to treat their aches and pains.
15 Feb: .
14 Feb: Bernie Sanders Promises to Legalize Marijuana Federally by Executive Order, Expunge Records of Those Convicted of Pot Crimes. . His long history of cannabis reform. .
- Source and comments. - Researchers say there’s a simple way to reduce suicides: Increase the minimum wage. - 2020 Minimum Wage map. .
|7 Feb 2020: Climate change: Antarctica just registered its hottest temperature ever recorded. No need to worry. Trump says everything is OK.|
|7 Feb: Wages.See:|
|Legal Marijuana Advocates Rank The Best And Worst Governors On Cannabis. 2.. By Tom Angell, Jan 16, 2019. From the article (emphasis and links added):|
|Of the governors who received passing grades in the new scorecard, 22 are Democrats and only five areMeanwhile, 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 governors. No Democrat got less than a C.|
- "Donald is mine, chosen divine." Source and comments.
28 Jan: Indiana Republicans aiming to force marijuana prosecutions.
29 Jan: 24 Jan: 
28 Jan: U.S. farm group urges 1% THC limit, longer harvest period. Like other countries.
27 Jan: Mexico’s President Says A New Marijuana Panel Will Make Legalization Recommendation.
23 Jan: Column: Trump opens door to Social Security cuts. .
- 2020 State Minimum Wage Rates. Plus map showing lower minimum wages in Republican states. .
22 Jan: Legal pot ‘peddlers’ should be allowed to sell at farmer’s markets, on street corners, black activists say.
21 Jan: Free Weed: Sicily Is No Longer Charging Patients for Medical Cannabis.
17 Jan: Ohio hemp growing rules approved; farmers can start later this month.
15 Jan: Group of Mississippi physicians come out in support of medical marijuana initiative.
8 Jan: Cannabis is Safer. And Republicans keep blocking all cannabis rescheduling bills in the Senate.
31 Dec 2019: Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (Democrat) issues 11,000 pardons for marijuana.
27 Dec: .
20 Dec: Thailand. Southeast Asia Opens Its First Medical Marijuana Clinic in Bangkok. .
19 Dec: As in parts of Sweden. Sanna Marin (34) is the youngest female head of government worldwide.
19 Dec 2019: Lesotho. One of the Poorest Countries in Africa Wants to Send Its Legal Marijuana All Over the World. .
17 Dec: Canada: At 25 cents a gram, is outdoor-grown cannabis the key to lower legal prices?
16 Dec 2019: Zambia approves cannabis exports to boost economy. .
13 Dec: .
12 Dec: 2020 US State Minimum Wage Rates. Plus map showing lower minimum wages in Republican states. .
11 Dec: .
6 Dec: Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Chicago residents can smoke legal weed in their backyards or balconies without being ticketed.
1 Dec: .
27 Nov: Our food is tainted with E. coli, yet Trump's FDA is rolling back safety rules.
26 Nov: Chicago. Congressional candidate Anthony Clark gets high in campaign video, claims ‘cannabis saved my life’.
25 Nov: Birmingham Mayor Woodfin (Democrat) introduces plan to pardon misdemeanor marijuana convictions.
22 Nov: Oregon Supreme Court Bans Police From Asking Random Questions During Traffic Stops.
20 Nov 2019: Bill To End US Federal Marijuana Prohibition Passes Key House Committee.
17 Nov: .
17 Nov: Thailand Will Soon Allow Its Citizens To Grow Cannabis At Home To Sell To The Government.
7 Nov: Montana Ag Network: Hemp being considered for construction uses.
5 Nov: Massive marijuana shipment confiscated by NYPD is legal hemp: business owner. .
4 Nov: Prof David Nutt to lead medical cannabis trial involving 20,000 UK patients.
25 Oct: .
This is what happens when you elect a Republican Senate:
22 Oct 2019: median-wealth chart. See graphic below about how Trump Republicans transferred wealth from average American households to the rich.See
|Trump is such a moron. Why are US presidents given such power? Like veto power that requires a 2/3 vote to override. We shouldn't have real kings in the 21st century. Presidents should be figureheads like UK's queen.|
|21 Oct: Trump humiliated by female astronauts who fact check his space blunder during live call.|
17 Oct: Democrat Governors Of Northeastern States Adopt Coordinated Marijuana Legalization Plan.
9 Oct: Pennsylvania. Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed steps on marijuana legalization.
14 Oct: Scotland’s Ruling Party Unanimously Backs Drug Decriminalization Measure.
12 Oct: . Jan 29 - Feb 2, 2020. .
|13 Oct 2019: Why Scotland can ill afford to ignore Portugal’s ground-breaking war on drugs. The Scotsman. 16 Jul 2019: Scotland's drug crisis: How Portugal's treatment of addicts halted death toll. Daily Record. 18 Jun 2019: Scotland's drug crisis: Why Portugal started treating addicts as human beings. Daily Record. See: Portugal. Cannabis-related links. Links to many articles on 2001 decriminalization of drugs in Portugal.|
- Chart from: 16 July 2019: Scotland has highest drug death rate in EU. . BBC News. Data is latest available at article publication. 218 deaths per million for Scotland in 2018. 217 for US in 2017.
9 Oct: America's richest 400 families now pay a lower tax rate than the middle class. CBS News.
8 Oct: The Washington Post. From the article: "The top 400 families have more wealth than the bottom 60 percent of households, while the top 0.1 percent own as much as the bottom 80 percent." Politifact: .
6 Oct: New York Times.
4 Oct: South Africa. Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers.
4 Oct: Republican Trump just expanded drug testing (including marijuana) to hundreds of thousands of workers. On the other hand: 25 Sep: Democrat-ruled New York City Ban on pre-employment marijuana testing to impact HR policies nationwide, experts say.
25 Sep 2019: Annual fee eliminated for Massachusetts medical marijuana patients.
14 Sep: Thais allowed six cannabis plants per household under draft law. 
12 Sep: Elizabeth Warren leads Joe Biden in ranked-choice poll.
9 Sep: South Africa ready to expunge dagga (cannabis) criminal records.
9 Sep: New York woman being held in Russia after arrest with medical marijuana. .
24 Aug 2019: Sweden. Man Avoids Arrest After Seagull Steals His Weed.
23 Aug: .
23 Aug: Buttigieg Pledges To Decriminalize Possession Of All Drugs In First Term As President.
20 Aug: Elizabeth Warren. Rethinking Public Safety to Reduce Mass Incarceration and Strengthen Communities. . And Facebook video and comments. 18 Aug: Bernie Sanders unveils criminal justice reform plan aiming to curb prison population.
13 Aug 2019: Thailand. Rangsit University Opens ‘Ganja Studies Department’. .
9 Aug: Did Ohio lawmakers accidentally legalize marijuana? Top law enforcers say yes. .
9 Aug: Bernie Sanders: Insane to be arresting some 600,000 people a year for marijuana.
7 Aug: .
4 Aug 2019: David Letterman had the best "apology" for calling Trump a racist.
4 Aug: Olivia Newton-John for medicinal cannabis worldwide. Her breast cancer fight.
1 Aug: “Be Water!”: seven tactics that are winning Hong Kong’s democracy revolution. .
1 Aug 2019: Short video. American Woman's Medication Costs 10% of US Price in Spain.
President Vladimir Putin. Screwing up elections at home and abroad. Wikipedia: 2019 Moscow City Duma election. And: Wikipedia: 2019 Moscow protests. And: Moscow Mitch blocks election security bills in the US Senate, and nearly all cannabis reform legislation!
|"50% plus 1" democracy to the US Senate.: Bring back|
- The US has sold wars and weapons to nearly all sides. For example; in the Middle East over the years. And the US has propagandized and sold the drug war and reefer madness to the whole world. The US has not reduced the harm from hard drugs. It has increased harm. The US prefers drug war, not harm reduction and less drug deaths.
|No European democracy has|
22 Jul 2019: Philippine march for cannabis. Quezon City, part of Metro Manila. .
24 Jul: .
|Good idea. %||NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll. See July 23, 2019 analysis article. See PDF page 15.|
"Do you think each of the following is a good idea or a bad idea?" .
|70%||"Medicare for all that want it, that is allow all Americans to choose between a national health insurance program or their own private health insurance".|
|67%||"Government regulation of prescription drug prices".|
|63%||"A Green New Deal to address climate change by investing government money in green jobs and energy efficient infrastructure".|
|63%||"Legalizing marijuana nationally".|
|62%||"A Wealth Tax, that is a higher tax rate on income above one million dollars".|
|56%||"A national minimum wage of 15 dollars an hour".|
|53%||"Free college tuition at public colleges or universities".|
US Republican leaders are out of touch with mainstream Americans and Canadians.
|USA. The state of the nation|
19 Jul 2019: Texas Republican Leaders Want You to Know They Really, Really Hate Marijuana. . 18 Jul: Texas Republican Lawmaker Lies about Pot & Veteran Suicides to Block Medical Access. .
- Texas state Senator Donna Campbell.
17 Jul: Republicans Want a White Republic. They'll Destroy America to Get It. Time magazine.
17 Jul: Three Republicans Stand in the Way of Federal Cannabis Reform in the US Senate. . SAFE Banking Act. STATES Act. Veterans Equal Access Act. Descheduling or rescheduling cannabis.
17 Jul: Florida. New hemp laws temporarily halting marijuana-related arrests. .
14 Jul: Medical cannabis is gaining momentum in Asia. And China is heavy into hemp.
|8 Jul 2019: |
8 Jul: Biggest Lie in Trump’s Environmental Speech Today.
PDF page 3.
American revolutionary Thomas Paine. See: Common Sense. His statue in Thetford, England. See his quotes. Search for "poor" within those quotes. He supported economic justice, unlike today's Republicans.
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3 Jul: Wisconsin Republican Senate leader opposes medical marijuana.
2 Jul: There’s More Evidence That Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Cost Jobs.
1 Jul 2019: Canadian Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Decriminalize All Drugs.
28 Jun: Malaysia Will Decriminalize Drug Possession, Top Gov't Official Says. .
27 Jun: New report finds ecstasy and cocaine less harmful than alcohol and tobacco.
21 Jun: Marijuana Decriminalization Is Greatly Expanded in New York state. .
20 Jun: The majority of Republicans opposed it. Only 8 Democrats voted against it.
18 Jun: Colombian court legalizes public pot consumption. .
17 Jun: Beijing says legalization of marijuana in US/Canada is a 'threat to China'. 2 Jul: Overseas influence blamed for rise in marijuana abuse among young Chinese.
12 Jun 2019: .
12 Jun: Ohio. Cincinnati City Council votes to allow marijuana possession up to 100 grams. 
12 Jun: . By Gallup Poll. 19 April: CBS poll at 65% for legalization. Senate Republicans block the will of the American people.
12 Jun: Hundreds arrested in Moscow during protest over Ivan Golunov, and drugs planted by police. And: 11 Jun: Russian Journalist Ivan Golunov Is Freed; Ministry Orders Inquiry Into Drug Charges. .
8 Jun: AOC Pushes To Make It Easier To Study Shrooms And Other Psychedelic Drugs. .
7 Jun 2019: Marijuana Legalization Front and Center in 3 States.
6 Jun: New York City. Empire State NORML Activist Doug Greene Passes Away. .
4 Jun: . And: 8 May 2019: Denver voted to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms. 18 June: Is Canada next for shrooms?
30 May: Zimbabwe government approves country's first cannabis farm. 
29 May: Colorado Governor Jared Polis Signs Bill Legalizing Social Marijuana Use Areas. .
27 May 2019: 20-day pro-cannabis march embarks across Thailand.
26 May: A Lesson From 1930s Germany: Beware State Control of Social Media.
24 May: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (Republican) vetoes medical marijuana expansion bill, saying 'Iowa must proceed cautiously' on changes. Republican vetoes and filibusters.
24 May: Trump dictatorship: Trump bypassing Congress with $8 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates. Trump's dictator friends: One of my Saudi clients is dead. Another is living, but he could be next: Exiled lawyer. Many dissenters regularly executed after torture and false confessions.
23 May: Mexico’s President to the U.S.: We Don’t Want Your Armed Helicopters. He’s proposed across-the-board drug decriminalization in both nations. Cannabis is being legalized in Mexico.
21 May 2019: Washington becomes 1st state to allow composting of human remains.
16 May: Bernie Sanders leads Joe Biden in Emerson national poll of 2020 contenders.
16 May: Serious Injuries From Domestic Violence Dropped After Marijuana Decrim, Study Finds.
16 May: 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on the cover of Time magazine. #ClimateStrike
15 May: Amazon Tribe Wins Lawsuit Against Big Oil, Saving Millions Of Acres Of Rainforest.
13 May: .
|12 May 2019: Trumpcare: Sweeping lawsuit accuses top generic drug companies, executives of fixing prices. On 60 Minutes. CBS news. From article: "But 1,215 generics, many of them the most prescribed drugs, jumped on average more than 400 percent in a single year. ... 90 percent of all prescriptions filled in this country are filled with generic drugs."|
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2 May 2019: Colorado. Marijuana Consumption and Hospitality Businesses Passes Legislature. It will allow dispensaries, restaurants, hotels and other businesses to apply for pot consumption areas.
|2 May: Trumpcare: Health insurance deductibles soar, leaving Americans with unaffordable bills. . 2 May: Trumpcare: Study: (Republican) Texas rate of uninsured children double national average. .|
|2 May: Trumpcare: Veterans such as: .|
1 May 2019: Las Vegas council approves marijuana ‘social’ lounges.
30 Apr: Large-Scale Cannabis Business Park in Detroit Will Train Past Marijuana Offenders.
30 Apr: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (Republican) says Senate won't pass bill to lower penalties for marijuana.
29 Apr: People Over 40 Shouldn't Work More Than 3 Days a Week, Study Says. .
27 Apr 2019: Why Senate Republicans block and filibuster the rescheduling of cannabis (even for medical purposes): Marijuana can block a green card holder’s U.S. citizenship — even in states where it’s legal.
24 Apr 2019: Will legal pot mark the end of the neighborhood weed man? Exorbitant dispensary prices.
Getting lit! Stoners around the US and Canada celebrate the biggest 420 day EVER at public festivals after a tenth state legalizes recreational weed. Daily Mail.
- Can't we all just get a bong?
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