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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.

Do not buy most most cannabis stocks. There is a huge inventory of unsold cannabis:

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: Thailand to Host World Ganja Festival 2020. [211]. Jan 29 - Feb 2, 2020. [212][213].

Thailand 2020 Jan 29 - Feb 2

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.
Drug deaths per million people. Europe, by country. 16 July 2019 BBC article
Chart from: 16 July 2019: Scotland has highest drug death rate in EU. [214]. 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: For the first time in history, U.S. billionaires paid a lower tax rate than the working class. 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: [215].
6 Oct: The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You. 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.
24 Sep: Australian Capital Territory votes to legalise cannabis for personal use.
14 Sep: Thais allowed six cannabis plants per household under draft law. [216][217]
12 Sep: California bans private prisons – including ICE detention centers.
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. [218][219].
24 Aug 2019: Sweden. Man Avoids Arrest After Seagull Steals His Weed.
23 Aug: Disneyland Busted Robert Downey Jr. For Smoking Marijuana, He Reveals While Accepting Disney Award. [220].
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. [221]. 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’. [222].
9 Aug: Did Ohio lawmakers accidentally legalize marijuana? Top law enforcers say yes. [223].
9 Aug: Bernie Sanders: Insane to be arresting some 600,000 people a year for marijuana.

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Cotton versus hemp
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7 Aug: Luxembourg to be first European country to legalise possession, sale, and production of cannabis. Coalition of Liberals, Social Democrats, Greens. [224][225][226].
4 Aug 2019: David Letterman had the best "apology" for calling Trump a racist. Face-smile
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. [227].
1 Aug 2019: Short video. American Woman's Medication Costs 10% of US Price in Spain.

Drug prices. Canada versus USA
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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!

Wikipedia: Nuclear Option: Bring back "50% plus 1" democracy to the US Senate.
Why do we have wars
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.
Trump according to George Orwell
George Orwell "1984".
No European democracy has Trump's executive veto power requiring a 2/3 vote to override.

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22 Jul 2019: Philippine march for cannabis. Quezon City, part of Metro Manila. [228][229][230].
24 Jul: Marijuana legalization more popular than free college and $15 minimum wage, poll finds. [231].

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?" [232].
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.

21 Jul: Canada. THC slushies, pirate radio, and cannabis-driven boom in a Mohawk community.

USA. The state of the nation

19 Jul 2019: Texas Republican Leaders Want You to Know They Really, Really Hate Marijuana. [233][234][235][236]. 18 Jul: Texas Republican Lawmaker Lies about Pot & Veteran Suicides to Block Medical Access. [237][238].

Texas state Senator Donna Campbell
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. [239]. SAFE Banking Act. STATES Act. Veterans Equal Access Act. Descheduling or rescheduling cannabis.
17 Jul: Florida. New hemp laws temporarily halting marijuana-related arrests. [240].
14 Jul: Medical cannabis is gaining momentum in Asia. And China is heavy into hemp.
12 Jul: Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers To Fly Flag In Animated Series.

Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

11 Jul: Wisconsin Republicans Say No To Cannabis Reform. Increase Budget For Corrections.
9 Jul: Hawaii decriminalized marijuana. 26th state to legalize or decriminalize recreational pot.
8 Jul: Trump buddy: Duterte's drug war is 'large-scale murdering enterprise' says Amnesty.

8 Jul 2019: Perhaps Jack Herer Was Right, The Future Of Mankind May Be Hemp.
Alcohol abuse, marijuana abuse

8 Jul: Biggest Lie in Trump’s Environmental Speech Today.
8 Jul: Fact Check: Trump's environmental rhetoric versus his record. "A Washington Post-ABC News poll released over the weekend found that 62 percent of people disapprove of Trump's work on climate change while just 29 percent approve."
Trump Lies. Natural Resources Defense Council. NRDC. And: Tracking all of President Trump’s false or misleading claims - Washington Post. Scroll down and check the filter box for the environment. All False statements involving Donald Trump | PolitiFact.

8 Jul: 4 in 10 Americans struggle to pay bills as Trump brags about helping Wall Street. And: ‘This doesn’t look like the best economy ever’: 40% of Americans say they still struggle to pay bills.

US household debt is at an all time high. $13.7 trillion. See PDF page 3.

Total US household debt and its composition over time

Click to enlarge. Timeline is by quarters.

Thomas Paine statue in Thetford, Norfolk, England. July 2004

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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6 Jul 2019: New York eyes plan to clear criminal records for over 200,000 pot busts.
3 Jul: Wisconsin Republican Senate leader opposes medical marijuana.
2 Jul: Texas Republicans' New Medical Marijuana Law Doesn’t Cover Veterans Suffering from PTSD.

2 Jul: Majority Backs ‘Medicare for All’ Replacing Private Plans, if Preferred Providers Stay.
Medicare for All. Majority support if providers kept. July 2019 poll

Portugal's drug decriminalization. 2.3.4. Based on single-payer, universal healthcare. 2.

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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. [241].
27 Jun: New report finds ecstasy and cocaine less harmful than alcohol and tobacco.
21 Jun: Maine Legislature overwhelmingly approves recreational marijuana rules.
21 Jun: Marijuana Decriminalization Is Greatly Expanded in New York state. [242].
20 Jun: Congress Votes 267 to 165 To Block Feds From Enforcing Marijuana Laws In Legal States. The majority of Republicans opposed it. Only 8 Democrats voted against it.
18 Jun: Colombian court legalizes public pot consumption. [243][244][245].
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.

Ancient cannabis smoking in China
12 Jun 2019: Earliest known signs of cannabis smoking unearthed in 2,500-year-old cemetery in China. [246].

12 Jun: Ohio. Cincinnati City Council votes to allow marijuana possession up to 100 grams. [247]
12 Jun: 64% of Americans support legalizing adult use of marijuana. [248]. By Gallup Poll. 19 April: CBS poll at 65% for legalization. Senate Republicans block the will of the American people. Vote!
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. [249].
8 Jun: AOC Pushes To Make It Easier To Study Shrooms And Other Psychedelic Drugs. [250].
7 Jun 2019: Marijuana Legalization Front and Center in 3 States.
6 Jun: New York City. Empire State NORML Activist Doug Greene Passes Away. [251][252][253][254][255][256].

6 Jun: Sanders Demands McConnell Allow Senate Vote to Raise 'Absurdly Low' Minimum Wage to $15.
5 Jun: New Hampshire House passes increase in minimum wage. With only three Republican votes.
5 Jun: Bernie Sanders: Walmart resistance to raising minimum wage is 'grotesque,' slams Walton family.
5 Jun: Walmart CEO calls on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage.

4 Jun: Oakland Just Decriminalized Magic Mushrooms, Ayahuasca, Peyote, Iboga. [257]. And: 8 May 2019: Denver voted to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms. 18 June: Is Canada next for shrooms?

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Sao Paulo, Brazil. -- June 1, 2019. Huge crowd. Photos. [258][259]. Marcha da Maconha. Marijuana March. Streets filled from end to end in overhead photos and videos. Video. 2. Please share widely: [260].
Photo album. Sao Paulo, Brazil. Huge marijuana marches over years. [261].

Sao Paulo 2019 June 1 Brazil crowd 3

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31 May: Federal Appeals Court Rules DEA, Fed. Govt. Must 'Promptly' Reassess Marijuana's Illegality.

Global Marijuana March animated

31 May: Illinois Becomes 11th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana.
30 May: Zimbabwe government approves country's first cannabis farm. [262]
29 May: Colorado Governor Jared Polis Signs Bill Legalizing Social Marijuana Use Areas. [263].
28 May: Michigan Man Still Serving 60 Year Prison Sentence for Selling Weed in the ‘90s.
27 May 2019: 20-day pro-cannabis march embarks across Thailand.

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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: Federal Judge Rules People Can Secretly Record Police In Public Spaces.
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: 200+ Professors of Economics Endorse Single-Payer Medicare for All.
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: St. Kitts And Nevis Court Rules Adults Can Legally Use Marijuana In Private.

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."

9 May: Mexico Wants to Decriminalize All Drugs and Negotiate With the U.S. to Do the Same.
7 May: Cannabis Industry Work Costing U.S. Veterans Their Retirement Pensions. Senate Republicans refuse to allow simple majority votes on rescheduling or descheduling cannabis.

Cardiff 2019 May 4 Wales UK crowd

Cardiff, UK. Cannabis March. May 4, 2019. Media.

4 May: Illinois. Democrat governor (with Democrat legislature) announces plan to legalize marijuana.
3 May: 'Luxembourg Can Set an Example in Europe' When It Legalizes Cannabis in 2020. [264][265].
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.


2019 Global Cannabis March and 420 map.

2 May: Trumpcare: Health insurance deductibles soar, leaving Americans with unaffordable bills. [266]. 2 May: Trumpcare: Study: (Republican) Texas rate of uninsured children double national average. [267].
2 May: Trumpcare: Time to Admit It: Trump Opposes Cannabis Legalization. He opposed latest 3 bills for veterans’ access to medical cannabis. Veterans such as: "Antonio Bascaro has served 39 years for a nonviolent marijuana offense. He was released today and is with his family. There are no words." [268][269][270][271][272][273][274][275].

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. [276].

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29 Apr: Paul Free released after 25 years in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses. [277][278].

Yearly GCM-420 city lists and maps.
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.
2019 Facebook event pages and reports. 4/20 and Cannabis Marches worldwide. 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.

Global Marijuana March animated

History of 420 in cannabis culture and activism.
18 Apr 2019: For the fourth time, Democrat Sargent introduces bill to fully legalize marijuana in Wisconsin. Republicans again threaten to block it in a state with majority support for legalization.
16 Apr: 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. [279][280]. Medicare spends only 1.4% on bureaucracy:

Medicare means waste less money on bureaucracy

Canadian healthcare and Portuguese decrim. See Facebook chart.

Weekly totals for cities/towns worldwide for #FridaysForFuture youth strike for climate.

Think Global, act local

Think Global, act local.

Video: A teenage climate activist (Greta Thunberg) called out world leaders in December 2018 at age 15. [281][282][283]. Her videos have tens of millions of views. Wikipedia: School strike for climate.

Glasgow 2019 April 20 Scotland UK

Glasgow, Scotland, UK. April 20.

Mexico City 2019 May 4 Mexico

Mexico City. May 4. Global Cannabis March.

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Louisiana. 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: Man accused of having 16 pounds of marijuana in his car won't be prosecuted. Baltimore's prosecutor will not prosecute anyone for marijuana. Democrat Senators Angry That Marijuana Sentences Are Longer Than Paul Manafort's.
8 Mar 2019: Watch: Missouri Police Officers Search Pancreatic Cancer Patient's Bags for Marijuana in Hospital.
7 Mar: Recreational Marijuana legalization bill passes New Mexico House. All Republicans opposed it.
7 Mar: New Poll Finds 52% of Arizonans Support Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization.
5 Mar: Arizona Bill Would Decrease Medical Marijuana Card Fee from $150 to $50 Annually.
5 Mar: Medical marijuana dispensaries bill passes Georgia House.
4 Mar: ‘It’s A Serious Degree’: Students Across US Now Majoring In Marijuana At Colleges.
3 Mar: Ohio’s budding medical-marijuana industry has more open jobs than candidates.
28 Feb: US Senator Cory Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana at the federal level, with support from fellow 2020 candidates. Will Republican Mitch McConnell let it be voted on? [284][285].
27 Feb: New Hampshire House passes recreational marijuana bill. Republican governor threatens veto.
25 Feb: California homeless shelter receives 100 beds paid for by Port Hueneme pot businesses.

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For first time, as many Iowans support legalizing recreational marijuana as oppose. 23 Feb 2019.
23 Feb 2019: Trump Continues to Flip-Flop on Medical Marijuana.
23 Feb: Getting high on Thailand’s campaign trail. And: Bangkok 420 event. [286].

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