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News. Sources. GMM Facebook. Vote for cannabis! . Ballotpedia: and marijuana minimum wage. US minimum wage has 35% less buying power than in 1969. . And: Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell will not take up minimum wage issue, and Trump says he will veto it. ‘A Tale of 2 recessions’: Rich Americans get richer. Bottom half struggles. Skyrocketing hunger in US.  . And: Trump paid no federal income tax 10 out of 15 years.    . Remove Presidential veto power. Presidents should not determine legislation.
How to Vote By Mail in Your State: Deadlines for Every State | . Time magazine  .
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Vote out most US Republicans and their cannabis war.
27 Oct 2020: Rick Steves is a longtime cannabis activist, and a NORML board member. Rick Steves. Make America Proud Again — Vote for Joe and Kamala.
Google searches: Racism and drug war. And:  . ICU beds at capacity.  .
2020 Ballot Initiatives. See if ballot received. How to Track Your Absentee Ballot by State.
26 Oct 2020: France to Run Pilot Programme to Supply Patients with Free Medicinal Cannabis.
26 Oct 2020:
"Chileans have voted overwhelmingly in support of rewriting their constitution, which dates to the dictatorship of Gen Jubilation as Chile votes to rewrite constitution. [installed in a CIA-aided coup in 1973 that killed Salvador Allende, a democratically elected President]." Augusto Pinochet
26 Oct 2020: NJWeedman Ed Forchion sells marijuana across the street from Trenton City Hall. Even the mayor is a fan.
21 Oct 2020: Marijuana Use Linked to Lower Hospital Mortality in COPD Patients.
19 Oct 2020: Dumbass Legalizing Marijuana Is Risky, Trump-Appointed Prosecutor Warns Montana Voters. claims cannabis is addictive, and peddles the gateway drug theory. Republican
Tampa business, Disco Dolls, joins coalition to raise minimum wage via Amendment 2.
14 Oct 2020: Montana Voters Poised To Legalize Marijuana, New Poll Shows.
14 Oct 2020.
Illinois. Recreational pot taxes top $100 million in first 8 months of legal sales.
9 and 15 Oct:
Bernie Sanders Facebook page
7 Oct 2020.
Dumping Trump is the only way marijuana legalization will happen | Leafly.
6 Oct 2020. French Republicans (Le Républicains) fight to block legalisation of cannabis.
1 Oct 2020:
OSU Hemp Trial Could Change Livestock & Hemp Industries.
28 Sep 2020: 144 cannabinoids in cannabis. Decarboxylation: How to Activate Cannabis.
28 Sep: graphics below.
Bernie Sanders Facebook page
Top 9 arguments in support of marijuana legalization and regulation.
Biden says Amy Coney Barrett will overturn Obamacare if confirmed to the Supreme Court.
25 Sep: Rock County (Madison, Wisconsin) makes maximum penalty $1 for cannabis possession.
25 Sep: From article: "Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many states have shifted deadlines and expanded registration options. Here’s what you need to know to register to vote in the 2020 general election." When Is My Voter Registration Deadline? By state.
24 Sep: Study: Use of Cannabis Long-Term Not Associated with Cognitive Differences in Older Adults.
21 Sep 2020: New York Launches Process For Destroying Marijuana Conviction Records.
19 and 21 Sep 2020: Bernie Sanders Facebook page graphics below.
US: $50 Trillion Transfer to the 1% from 1975 to 2018.  . Plus
Republican cannabis war.
17 Sep: "Democrats' marijuana reforms are significantly more progressive than those of the Trump administration. At the start of his administration, Trump's first attorney general, Jeff Sessions, moved to crack down on states that had legalized marijuana. ... in the administration's 2021 budget, the president removed medical cannabis protections that prevented the Justice Department from interfering with state cultivation and distribution."
Cannabis in presidential race: Biden-Harris pledge to decriminalize marijuana.
16 Sep 2020:
Cannabis Pilot Programs Are Sprouting in Europe. Switzerland's trial legalization.
12 Sep 2020:
These US states are voting on cannabis legalization this November.
South Africa Global Cannabis E-Protest. September 12-19, 2020. Banner below.
Marijuana on the ballot - Ballotpedia. Scroll down to 2020. "Here's how each state and the District of Columbia is handling elections this year."
How vote by mail works in all 50 states for Election Day 2020
10 Sep 2020:
Jimmy Carter says son smoked pot with Willie Nelson at the White House.
9 Sep: Oregon’s marijuana businesses face threat from devastating wildfires; 1 in 5 under some evacuation level statewide.
8 Sep 2020: Cannabis Equity Groups Helping Chicagoans Clear Old Weed Charges, ‘Righting The Wrongs Of The War On Drugs’ – Block Club Chicago.
5 Sep 2020:
Marijuana Is Making Its Mark on Ballots in . "Republican-led legislatures have opposed legalization measures, so proponents are going right to the voters." Republican States
4 Sep: US House of Representatives to vote on federal marijuana legalization (descheduling; allowing states to make cannabis laws) for first time; future in Republican Senate uncertain.
3 Sep 2020:
In ‘landmark decision’, Pakistan approves industrial use of hemp and medical cannabis.
3 Sep: And: High-flying drone drops hundreds of bags of cannabis over Tel Aviv, Israel. Video.
2 Sep: Protests erupt in upstate New York over video showing a black man, 41, suffocating to death in March after cops put a 'spit hood' over his head and pressed his face down until he stopped breathing.
1 Sep 2020: 26 Aug: Mississippi . Republican governor: No plan for pardon in woman's life sentence for pot "In July, [Republican Governor] Reeves vetoed a bill that would have made more Mississippi inmates eligible for the possibility of parole." A life sentence for less than two ounces of marijuana?
1 Sep 2020: VOTE! "This November, 35 of the Senate’s 100 seats go before the voters—which means the outcome of this fall’s general election could very well mean the difference between federal legalization, or the continuation of cannabis prohibition. NORML, Drug Policy Alliance, the ACLU, the Marijuana Policy Project and other legalization advocacy organizations urge you to register to vote and vote to support reform at all levels."
. Historic US House vote to legalize marijuana federally expected this month.
1 Sep 2020:
Nearly 14% of Americans have wiped out emergency savings during coronavirus.
31 Aug: Nebraska . Republican Governor Ricketts: 'There is no such thing as medical marijuana'
31 Aug 2020:
Further exposing continuing . Republicans stridently oppose Democrats' House bill to deschedule marijuana support of the racist cannabis war. Republican
28 Aug 2020:
Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for November 2020 Ballot.
25 Aug: Pennsylvania Governor (. Democrat) Calls For State To Legalize Marijuana, Citing Pandemic
25 Aug: Many teachers bleeding from high-velocity plastic pellets. Officers repeatedly smirked, laughed, and joked. Teachers ‘executed’ in shooter drill sue Indiana sheriff’s office for trauma, injury.
24 Aug 2020: Minnesota’s White Earth Nation Tribe Legalizes Medical Cannabis.
24 Aug: South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws. Nov 2020 election. Ballot initiatives flyer:
21 Aug 2020:
Someone turned green lights in Spokane, Washington into pot leaves.
Scroll down for list of US states offering no-excuse mail-in voting. Absentee/mail-in voting - Ballotpedia.
20 Aug: Mexican President Says Marijuana Legalization Will Advance Through Congress.
15 Aug 2020: Five States Will Vote to Legalize Adult-Use or Medical Marijuana in 2020.
13 Aug: "The Montana Montana Will Vote On Two Marijuana Legalization Measures In November, State Confirms. Party adopted a platform plank endorsing marijuana legalization in June." Democratic
13 Aug: And: Dolly Parton Backs Black Lives Matter: “Do We Think Our Little White Asses Are the Only Ones That Matter?” Dolly Parton Has Been Fighting the Good Fight for Decades.
12 Aug 2020: Kamala Harris and Cannabis: Setting the Record Straight.
11 Aug: Thomas Hartle has Stage 4 colon cancer. He will have to grow his own mushrooms. Canada. Saskatchewan man granted exemption to use 'magic mushroom' therapy for end-of-life anxiety.
10 Aug: Recreational weed added to Arizona General Election ballot.
8 Aug 2020: Thailand Bets on Private Medical Marijuana to Lift Economy.
6 Aug: See also: New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation. . Republican-NRA-led drug war, mandatory minimum sentences, and handguns
Chart. Rate of homicide in Canada versus the USA over the years.
If 95% in US wore masks (50% now), 66,000 lives would be saved. NPR. 300,000 Deaths By December? 9 Takeaways From The Newest COVID-19 Projections. refuse to MANDATE MASKS! Republicans
3 Aug 2020: South Africa. Child dagga (cannabis) criminality lifted.
CDC predicts up to 11,000 people (in US) will die every week this month from coronavirus.
From: We Should Consider Starting Covid-19 Vaccinations Now. Forbes.
31 July: Covid-19 Is Turning Prison Terms into Death Sentences in the US.
What this really means: Women Who Use Marijuana More Often Have Better Sex, Study Says. supporters overall have worse sex, since they have a higher rate of disapproval towards cannabis. Trump
31 July: . Democrat Pelosi defends cannabis in coronavirus response: 'This is a therapy'
28 July: Canada. Four cents per gram? Outdoor pot is piling up in a ‘constipated’ market.
28 July: Medical Marijuana Just One Step Away From Making Ballot In Nebraska.
28 July 2020: Cannabis light: the confusing illusion of legal marijuana in Rome, Italy.
27 July: See 'Rednecks For Black Lives' Urges Southerners To Fight For Racial Justice. Facebook.
26 July 2020:
We need to vote out these Texas House Speaker Says Legalizing Marijuana 'Could Be A Help' To Budget Woes, But He'd Vote Against It. morons. Republican
24 July: CEO of largest marijuana company says a . blue wave could trigger legalization ‘very quickly’
16 July 2020:
From: Seth Rogen Says Racist Cannabis Policing Harms Black Community, But Expungement Can Help. Forbes.
14 July: Raise ‘Hero’ Pay Raises Disappear for Many Essential Workers. minimum wage!  .
8 July: And: Biden, Sanders unity task forces release policy recommendations. From the Biden task force takes states-rights approach to cannabis legalization. PDF document:
Marijuana: Decriminalize marijuana use and legalize marijuana for medical purposes at the federal level. Allow states to make their own decisions about legalizing recreational use. Automatically expunge all past marijuana convictions for use and possession. Lift budget rider blocking DC from taxing and regulating legal marijuana and remove marijuana use from the list of deportable offenses. Encourage states to invest tax revenue from legal marijuana industries to repair damage to Black and brown communities hit hardest by incarceration.
Countries with more people wearing face masks have much lower Covid-19 death rates. . from BBC: Chart below See Coronavirus: Japan's mysteriously low virus death rate. more charts.   . See
Wikipedia: COVID-19 pandemic death rates by country.
July is disability pride month.
Canada. Police chiefs call on Ottawa to decriminalize possession of illicit drugs for personal use.
6 July: ‘Lazy Stoner’ Stereotype Smashed By Study Finding Marijuana Consumers Exercise More.
2 July 2020: Austin, Texas. Police Will Stop Marijuana Possession Arrests And Citations.
1 July: Arizona Recreational Marijuana Initiative Files 420,000 Signatures With State. .
1 July: Nashville DA to stop prosecuting minor marijuana possession offenses immediately.
30 June: Clueless National mask mandate could save US from a 5% GDP hit, Goldman Sachs says. hate radio is still arguing over the "manliness" and effectiveness of face masks. But money talks and bullsh*t walks. 5% of $20 trillion US GDP (yearly economy) is 1 trillion dollars. Republican
We Asked Health Experts About the ‘Wear Your Mask: The Urine Test’ Meme.
26 June 2020:
From: With 40,000 Americans Incarcerated For Marijuana Offenses, The Cannabis Industry Needs To Step Up, Activists Said This Week. Forbes.
25 June: Should the U.S. Declare the KKK a Terrorist Group? . And a petition to do so.
25 June: New Jersey. Medical marijuana patients can now have cannabis delivered.
25 June: Cops fired over violent, racist talk about Blacks: We are going to 'start slaughtering them'.
24 June: Idaho Medical Marijuana Initiative Could Get New Chance At Ballot After Federal Court Ruling.
24 June 2020:
Pentagon Quietly Moves to Make CBD Use a Criminal Offense for Troops.
23 June: Canada. Video in civil claim shows RCMP officer dragging student, stepping on her head after wellness check.
18 June: "When we talk about police department reform, we must end police officers continuing to arrest, search or jail the people of our country, predominantly people of color, for using marijuana." Bernie Sanders Calls For Marijuana Legalization In Senate Floor Speech On Policing Reform.
18 June 2020: Europe Released 128,000 Prisoners to Prevent Virus Outbreaks.
18 June: See New Jersey Assembly Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Ahead Of Legalization Referendum. info on November 2020 referendum.
17 June: Nevada Pardons 15,000+ People With Marijuana Convictions Under Democratic Governor’s Resolution. Unanimously approved by the state’s Board of Pardons Commissioners.
17 June: Colorado lawmakers let . Democratic governor mass-pardon marijuana convictions .
16 June: Democratic Louisiana Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Into Law.
16 June: . Marijuana Lifer Craig Cesal Finally Released to Home Confinement . See Facebook.
16 June: Library Of Congress Highlights Racist News Coverage Used To Justify Criminalizing Marijuana A Century Ago. . And racist drug law enforcement to the present day. And Google search.
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. Trump has trouble lifting glass of water and walking down ramp at West Point graduation
13 June: More global protests emerge over racism, police actions.
12 June 2020: He has no priors. He has been incarcerated since 1996. Life for Pot. John Knock was denied compassionate release. He is a 72 year old nonviolent marijuana offender.
John Knock and relatives.
Source and comments.
"It is time to treat drug addiction as a public health problem rather than a police matter. Portugal takes this approach and their drug-induced death rate is one-fifth the European Union average." 12 June: Readers React: U.S. drug war partly to blame for rift between communities and police. Bernie Sanders And Cory Booker Talk Racial Injustices Of Marijuana Criminalization At Virtual Town Hall.
12 June: Colorado Activists Likely To Pursue 2022 Psilocybin Ballot Measure After Poll Shows Support.
12 June: Government Agencies Testify In Favor Of U.S. Virgin Islands Marijuana Legalization Bill At Hearing
11 June: "The Nevada Governor Introduces Measure To Pardon Tens Of Thousands With Marijuana Convictions. governors of Washington State and Illinois have both issued pardons for cannabis offenses since their states legalized the plant. ... a means of addressing racial inequities." [Democratic]
10 June: South Dakota voters to decide future of medical and recreational marijuana in the state.
10 June 2020: Know The Signs: How to tell if your grandparent has become an antifa agent.
"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." Should Police Departments Receive Military-Grade Equipment?
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: Initiative would also allow for home growing. Arkansas. Group pushing for recreational marijuana continues efforts to gather signatures. Electronic signatures allowed.
6 June: Images show just how massive the global Floyd protests were on Saturday, June 6.  . Click on Twitter icons to go to working videos on Twitter. Sunday, June 7, too.
6 June: Spreadsheets: Activists create public online spreadsheet of police violence videos.  .
5 June: Marine Corps officially bans Confederate battle flag on military bases — including on bumper stickers and coffee mugs.
4 June: Manuel Ellis: Tacoma Man Died In Police Custody, Saying He 'Can't Breathe' : NPR.
4 June: Police Attack Press Freedom at George Floyd Protests: Watchdogs Say Assaults on Journalists Covering Protests Is on a 'Scale That We Have Not Seen Before'. . Videos. .
3 June: 2 June: Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Officer accused of pushing teen during protest has 71 use of force cases on file. Black Female Police Officer Confronts White Cop Who Pushed Kneeling Woman.
2 June 2020: And: Birmingham, Alabama. City Officials Finish Protesters’ Job and Pull Down 115-Year-Old Confederate Monument. More info, and video of removal.
2 June: Photos: Thousands March In Wake Of George Floyd’s Death, From Amsterdam To Tokyo. .
Sources.   . And: . Trump declared war on America on Monday night, June 1, 2020 .
1 June 2020:
Since the beginning of 2015 Minneapolis police rendered 44 people unconscious using neck restraints 237 times. Half of those 44 were injured.
Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker calls Trump "a racist, misogynist, a homophobe, a xenophobe." . Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot tells Trump 'F-U' after tweet about Minneapolis looting
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: Race and the Drug War. Drug Policy Alliance. . And: Wikipedia: Race and the drug war. The chokehold that helped kill Eric Garner (for allegedly Race, ethnicity, and drug war. ) 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 selling loose, untaxed cigarettes 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 Wikipedia: Death of Eric Garner. said George Floyd "Don't do drugs, guys". .
28 May: Drug Policy Alliance Statement on the Horrific Police Killing of George Floyd.
27 May 2020: Most Minnesota law enforcement agencies ban the neck-pinning maneuver used against George Floyd — but it's still allowed in Minneapolis.
Trump encouraged police to rough up suspects. They applauded. VIDEO.
See: George Floyd. And: Full video. And: This Is Why. .
Graphics, comments:    .
After George Floyd's death in Minnesota, still think Colin Kaepernick's knee was the problem?
25 May: UFC: Israel Adesanya lends support to cannabis legalisation in New Zealand.
22 May 2020: Chris Wallace of Fox News debunks . Trump: No record of massive or serious fraud from mail-in voting in red or blue states. No indication it favors one party over another
22 May: Man Serving 18 Years On Marijuana Charges Died In Federal Prison COVID-19 Outbreak.
22 May: Massachusetts recreational marijuana stores plan to manage flow of customers as sales resume Monday, ask consumers to order ahead - masslive.com.
20 May: Biden widens lead over . Trump in new national poll. Leads by 11 points. 50%-39%
20 May: Judge Orders Ohio To Let Decriminalization Campaigns Collect Signatures Electronically.
15 May 2020: Spray Applied Hempcrete Building. 1st Hempcrete Build of 2020.
15 May: - 3 and a third years of federal prohibition (no rescheduling or descheduling) by Trump and Republican Senate: Federal mental health grants canceled because Maine has legal marijuana.
14 May: BBC. South Africa minister embraces cannabis video meme. "When people ZOL". .
Lawmakers In Virginia Capital Vote To End Marijuana Testing Of City Workers.
Ever-increasing under US household debt , and Trump who need it the most. Huge his huge tax breaks for the rich, but not for the middle class and medical debt. student See Low minimum wages in many . Republican states map. .
Trump signed tax law that gave 83% of benefits to the top 1%.
Source and comments. US Republicans Voted Often to Kill Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions.   .
See Medicare spends less than 2 percent on bureaucracy. 1.4% to be exact. We need chart. Medicare for All. See also:
Nearly a third of our health care dollars go to something other than health care.
Universal healthcare versus drug war. Canadian single-payer healthcare and Portuguese drug decriminalization
Can't we all just get a bong?
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12 May: Missouri Man in Prison for Growing Marijuana Dies in Less Than a Year.
It's true. See AOC. In Denmark starting pay at McDonald's is about $22 an hour. Politifact.
Saturday Night Live. Alec Baldwin returns as Trump drinking Clorox in 'SNL' opener.
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 ( Scientific American 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.
marijuana use and IQ were completely uncorrelated,
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.
2 May 2020:
2020 Global Cannabis March. Many virtual, online events.
May 2, 2020: Germany. Youtube: Global Marijuana March - Online Demonstration für Legalisierung.
DeutscherHanfverband. See: Archive of May 2 livestream.
27 Apr 2020:
Swiss Parliament Passes Motion To Authorize Cannabis Production And Export.
24 Apr: Top . Republicans oppose electronic signature collection for marijuana ballot measure
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.
20 Apr: Online 420 cannabis events in 2020. Compilation of many events.
Sign posted early April 20, 2020 in Online events: Guadalajara, Mexico.      .
Coronavirus sends 420 gatherings up in smoke, but potheads still plan virtual toke - ABC.
20 Apr: 4/20 in 2020: How to Celebrate Weed's Biggest Holiday Virtually | PotGuide.com.
Many more deaths in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities have not been counted yet. ‘They’re Death Pits’: Virus Claims at Least 7,000 Lives in U.S. Nursing Homes.
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. Prison warden trying to kill older nonviolent pot lifer with health problems.
Snoop Dogg smoking a blunt outside the White House saying 'f*ck the president'
16 Apr: Interviewed in hiding, escaped NC inmate says he fled coronavirus ‘death sentence’. .
16 Apr: Federal judge orders Texas prison to provide inmates hand sanitizer, masks.
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: NPR. A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump's Promises Largely Unfulfilled. For example; massive testing. 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: That is because Marijuana dispensaries deemed 'essential' but ineligible for federal stimulus. . block descheduling and other cannabis reform bills in the Senate. Republicans
Massive testing, masks, contact tracing, and app mapping are the big lessons from South Korea's coronavirus response. Now they can go out more (in masks). Vox video.  .
10 April: Wikipedia: United States influenza deaths and hospitalizations by flu season. COVID-19 US deaths have already surpassed 2020 US flu deaths. Hundreds of bodies recovered from New York City homes every day are NOT included in coronavirus death count even if they had symptoms. 
COVID-19 table by country (scroll down). Cases, total deaths, deaths per million, etc.. .
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: And: Covid-19 is disproportionately taking black lives.
'It's a racial justice issue': Black Americans are dying in greater numbers from Covid-19.
Charlotte Figi, namesake of Charlotte's Web medical marijuana strain, dies with COVID-19. Girl who inspired CBD movement dead at 13.   .
7 Apr 2020:
Another result of Businesses that ‘indirectly’ work with marijuana industry ineligible for federal coronavirus loans. refusal to federally reschedule or deschedule cannabis.
4 Apr 2020:
Trump Administration Adopts Mini-Universal Health Care for COVID-19. $$$. Health Care CEO Who Makes Millions Says No to Hazard Pay for Coronavirus Workers. These leaders should take a huge pay cut to buy more equipment to save nurses' lives.
4 Apr: Canada:
Double standard! Ontario's marijuana stores ordered to close. While alcohol sales are liberalized through take-out and delivery services! . See:
Cannabis is safer!
New Jersey. Let sick people grow their own weed at home, N.J. medical marijuana industry advocates say.
29 Mar: COVID-19 sparks prison massacre in Colombia.
From: "A Michigan emergency room nurse posted a gripping, seven-minute video on Instagram saying that they're out of fentanyl, Tylenol and ventilators." 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 Biden leads Trump in new polls despite coronavirus approval bounce. 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. Tara Reade.
27 Mar: Cannabis finds its moment amid coronavirus outbreak.
Not wearing masks to protect against coronavirus is a ‘big mistake,’ top Chinese scientist says. .
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: Italian hospital makes heartbreaking decision not to intubate anyone over the age of 60. Prioritizing the young or those without comorbidities. 50% of ICU patients are dying. .
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: By Alice Speri. New York Police Officer Caught Planting Marijuana in a Car — Again. Image below from The Intercept. at 1 minute 45 seconds in. See video Facebook.
Baltimore To End Most Drug Prosecutions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak.
16 Mar: Amid Coronavirus, San Francisco, New York, Deem Marijuana Businesses 'Essential'. 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.
Moved from May 2 to September 12, 2020. South African GCM events postponed. and Cape Town, Johannesburg, See: Durban.
Global Cannabis March 2020.
14 Mar 2020:
Boston Area Residents Stockpile Marijuana In Case Of Coronavirus Quarantine.
13 Mar: Cannabis Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus Outbreak.
Social distancing. . Cannabis style.
12 Mar 2020:
Lebanon set to legalise medical, industrial cannabis cultivation.
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.
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.
Crowd 2020 Global Cannabis March and 420 Map. from photo May 4, Mexico City, See 2019.
420 Events Guide.
Older Americans are increasingly turning to pot to treat their aches and pains.
15 Feb: Sanders Applauds New Medicare for All Study: Will Save 68,000 lives annually in the US, and will save more than $450 billion annually. .
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.  .
All eyes on New York state plan to legalize marijuana, help those hit by War on Drugs.
11 Feb: Croatia Introduces Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana: MP Mirela Holy.
11 Feb: Croatia Launches Recreational Cannabis Legalization Bill | Grizzle.
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With pot now legal in Illinois, marijuana tour buses begin rolling in Chicago.
31 Jan: Indonesian Lawmaker Backs Cannabis Exports. .
29 Jan 2020:
Pro-Legalization Group Ranks Best And Worst Governors On Marijuana.  .
Legal Marijuana Advocates Rank The Best And Worst Governors On Cannabis. By Tom Angell, Jan 16, . 2. 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 are Meanwhile, Republicans. 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. GOP No Democrat got less than a C.
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Indiana . Republicans aiming to force marijuana prosecutions
29 Jan: 24 Jan: Racist Dayton, Ohio High School Expels Student for Smelling Like Weed Despite 2 Negative Test Results. Racist Texas high school tells student that if he doesn't cut his dreadlocks, he won't get to walk at graduation. Another example of hair discrimination, some say. 
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  .
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 Alcohol Is Killing More Americans Than Ever. keep blocking all cannabis rescheduling bills in the Senate. Republicans
Wikipedia: Alcohol and cancer. . And:
Cannabis is Safer.
31 Dec 2019:
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker . (Democrat) issues 11,000 pardons for marijuana
27 Dec: Growing a Little Marijuana at Home Is Not a Crime, Italy’s Top Court Says. Decriminalized.  .
20 Dec: Thailand. Southeast Asia Opens Its First Medical Marijuana Clinic in Bangkok.   .
19 Dec: As in parts of Sweden. Finnish Prime Minister Marin calls for a 4-day-week and 6-hour-day for her country. (34) is the youngest female head of government worldwide. Sanna Marin
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: Italy legalizes production and sale of cannabis with a maximum of 0.5 percent THC. .
12 Dec: 2020 US State Minimum Wage Rates. Plus map showing lower minimum wages in . Republican states  .
11 Dec: Thailand Prime Minister Uses Medical Marijuana At Event With Ganja Mascot.  .
6 Dec: Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Chicago residents can smoke legal weed in their backyards or balconies without being ticketed.
1 Dec: Activist and poet John Sinclair among first to purchase legal recreational marijuana in Michigan, 50 years after his historic arrest.  .
Wikipedia: John Sinclair (poet).
25 Nov: Poopy lettuce strikes again, sickening 67 with E. coli-tainted romaine. Our food is tainted with E. coli, yet . Trump's FDA is rolling back safety rules
26 Nov: Joe Biden rolls back his stance on marijuana being a "gateway drug".
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: Joe Biden Says Marijuana Might Be A Gateway Drug.   .
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: Bernie Sanders promises to use executive order to legalize marijuana. .
This is what happens when you elect a Senate: Republican
Do not buy most most cannabis stocks. There is a huge inventory of unsold cannabis:
. 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. . Jan 29 - Feb 2, 2020.  .
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.
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. 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: The Washington Post. .
6 Oct: The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You. New York Times.
South Africa. Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers.
4 Oct: On the other hand: 25 Sep: . Republican Trump just expanded drug testing (including marijuana) to hundreds of thousands of workers . 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.  
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.  .
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. .
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 18 Aug: Facebook video and comments. 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.
And: Source with comments.
Luxembourg to be first European country to legalise possession, sale, and production of cannabis. Coalition of Liberals, Social Democrats, Greens.   .
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.
Source and comments.
Screwing up elections at home and abroad. President Vladimir Putin. And: Wikipedia: 2019 Moscow City Duma election. And: Wikipedia: 2019 Moscow protests. and nearly all cannabis reform legislation!
Moscow Mitch blocks election security bills in the US Senate,
For example; in the Middle East over the years. And The US has sold wars and weapons to nearly all sides. 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.
the US has propagandized and sold the drug war and reefer madness to the whole world.
George Orwell "1984".
22 Jul 2019:
Philippine march for cannabis. Quezon City, part of Metro Manila.   .
24 Jul: Marijuana legalization more popular than free college and $15 minimum wage, poll finds. .
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".
leaders are out of touch with mainstream Americans and Canadians.
Canada. THC slushies, pirate radio, and cannabis-driven boom in a Mohawk community.
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.
. Republicans Want a White Republic. They'll Destroy America to Get It . magazine Time
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.
Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers To Fly Flag In Animated Series.
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.
See US household debt is at an all time high. $13.7 trillion. page 3. PDF
Click to enlarge. Timeline is by quarters.
See: Thomas Paine. His statue in Common Sense. Thetford, England. See Search for "poor" within those quotes. He supported economic justice, unlike today's his quotes.
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
Texas Republicans' New Medical Marijuana Law Doesn’t Cover Veterans Suffering from PTSD.
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: Maine Legislature overwhelmingly approves recreational marijuana rules.
21 Jun: Marijuana Decriminalization Is Greatly Expanded in New York state. .
20 Jun: The majority of Congress Votes 267 to 165 To Block Feds From Enforcing Marijuana Laws In Legal States. opposed it. Only 8 Democrats voted against it. Republicans
18 Jun: Colombian court legalizes public pot consumption.   .
17 Jun: 2 Jul: . Beijing says legalization of marijuana in US/Canada is a 'threat to China' Overseas influence blamed for rise in marijuana abuse among young Chinese.
12 Jun 2019:
Earliest known signs of cannabis smoking unearthed in 2,500-year-old cemetery in China. 
12 Jun: Ohio. Cincinnati City Council votes to allow marijuana possession up to 100 grams.  64% of Americans support legalizing adult use of marijuana. . By 19 April: Gallup Poll. CBS poll at 65% for legalization. Senate block the will of the American people. Republicans Vote!
12 Jun: And: 11 Jun: Hundreds arrested in Moscow during protest over Ivan Golunov, and drugs planted by police. 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.      .
Oakland Just Decriminalized Magic Mushrooms, Ayahuasca, Peyote, Iboga. . And: 8 May 2019: 18 June: Denver voted to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms.
Is Canada next for shrooms?
-- Sao Paulo, Brazil. June 1, 2019. Huge crowd. Photos.  . Marcha da Maconha. Marijuana March. Streets filled from end to end in overhead photos and videos.
Video. Please share widely: 2. .
Photo album. Sao Paulo, Brazil. Huge marijuana marches over years. .
Federal Appeals Court Rules DEA, Fed. Govt. Must 'Promptly' Reassess Marijuana's Illegality.
Illinois Becomes 11th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana.
30 May: Zimbabwe government approves country's first cannabis farm. 
29 May: Colorado Governor Jared Polis Signs Bill Legalizing Social Marijuana Use Areas. .
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.
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: Many dissenters regularly executed after torture and false confessions. One of my Saudi clients is dead. Another is living, but he could be next: Exiled lawyer.
23 May: Federal Judge Rules People Can Secretly Record Police In Public Spaces.
23 May: He’s proposed across-the-board drug decriminalization in both nations. Cannabis is being legalized in Mexico. Mexico’s President to the U.S.: We Don’t Want Your Armed Helicopters.
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: #ClimateStrike 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on the cover of Time magazine.
15 May: Amazon Tribe Wins Lawsuit Against Big Oil, Saving Millions Of Acres Of Rainforest.
. St. Kitts And Nevis Court Rules Adults Can Legally Use Marijuana In Private
Mexico Wants to Decriminalize All Drugs and Negotiate With the U.S. to Do the Same.
7 May: Senate Cannabis Industry Work Costing U.S. Veterans Their Retirement Pensions. refuse to allow simple majority votes on Republicans
rescheduling or descheduling cannabis.
May 4, 2019. Cardiff, UK. Cannabis March. Media.
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.  .
2 May 2019: It will allow dispensaries, restaurants, hotels and other businesses to apply for pot consumption areas.
Colorado. Marijuana Consumption and Hospitality Businesses Passes Legislature.
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. .
Paul Free released after 25 years in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses.  .
Yearly GCM-420 city lists and maps.
27 Apr 2019: Why Senate block and filibuster the rescheduling of cannabis (even for medical purposes): Republicans 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
. 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
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