News. Sources. GMM Facebook. Vote for cannabis! . Ballotpedia: and marijuana minimum wage. US minimum wage has 35% less buying power than in 1969. .And: ‘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.    . And: Real democracy is ranked-choice voting (instant-runoff). And: Eliminate the US Senate filibuster.
Remove Presidential veto power.
22 Jan 2021: Recreational marijuana sales kick off in Arizona. . "Recreational marijuana sales have started in Arizona, with many of the state's medical-marijuana dispensaries getting the OK on Friday [Jan 22, 2021] to open sales to anyone 21 or older. ... It is the fastest that any of the 15 states with recreational marijuana has gone from voter approval [Nov 3, 2020] to actual sales."
22 Jan 2021:
See Op-ed: Forgiving student debt will help senior citizens, too. Senators Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren comments. "Student debt isn't just crushing our kids. 6.3 million borrowers 50-64 and nearly a million over 65 are still paying for a loved one’s education or their own."
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17 Jan 2021:
"In 2016, 41 percent of French people aged 15 to 64 had consumed it at least once – compared to the European average of 18.9 percent." France launches public consultation on legalising cannabis.
16 Jan 2021: ~~>> The Republican Healthcare Plan. You die.
16 Jan 2021: 14 Jan 2021: Racial Justice Requires Ending the War on Drugs, Experts Say. Marijuana Prohibition Was Designed As Racist System, Virginia Governor Says In State Of The Commonwealth Speech.
Yoko Ono tweet on Dec 8, 2020.
16 Jan 2021:
See also: National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy. And: Republican-NRA-led drug war, mandatory minimum sentences, and handguns. Households with handguns: Canada: 3%. USA: 22%. And Canada does not have the NRA's drug war. Canada's murder rate is 1/3 the US rate. Handguns per household by country.
15 Jan 2021: "Oakland, Santa Cruz and Ann Arbor—have also decriminalized possession of plant-and fungi-based psychedelics. In Oregon, November’s election saw the passage of a historic initiative to legalize psilocybin mushrooms for therapeutic purposes. ... Much of this reform progress can be traced back to Denver, which became the first city in the country to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms in May 2019."
Local Massachusetts Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Psychedelics Decriminalization Measure.
13 Jan 2021:
Legislators plan to move quickly to advance it. Virginia's Democratic Governor Unveils Bill To Legalize Marijuana As Democratic Lawmakers Schedule First Hearing.
13 Jan 2021: New York, Virginia And Other States Consider New Drug Decriminalization Bills.
12 Jan 2021:
Mexico. After 3-year delay, medical marijuana will be legal as of Jan 13, 2021.
10 Jan 2021:
Call for UK prisons to trial free cannabis to see if it cuts drug deaths.
7 Jan 2021: US Senate Flip to Democrats Opens Door for Big Cannabis Reform.
3 Jan 2021: Democratic governor of Illinois erases 500,000 low-level cannabis charges.
1 Jan: NJWeedman Opens First Citizen Dispensary. Sells Marijuana In Trenton, New Jersey.
1 Jan 2021: Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff (in the Georgia runoff election on Jan 5, 2021 for the US Senate) In 2021, more than twenty states will increase their minimum wages for workers. Most of these changes are effective January 1, 2021. - supports raising the federal minimum wage to $15. . Republican candidate David Perdue has yet to say he supports a federal minimum wage at all.
30 Dec 2020:
"Everybody fundamentally understands that it's going to become an issue of partisan turnout". New Georgia Senate runoff poll finds Democrats' leads widening .
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: Georgia runoff election is Jan 5, 2021. Flip the US Senate to . Democrat Jon Ossoff puts cannabis policy front and center, tweets 'Legalize It' at 4:20am Democrats.
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: Warnock . Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock pulls ahead of Kelly Loeffler in Georgia Senate poll 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.
Georgia Senate Candidate Jon Ossoff ( Democrat) Pitches Marijuana Legalization Plan To Young Voters On TikTok.
21 Dec 2020:
Virginia plans to replace the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee statue removed from U.S. Capitol. with one of civil rights icon Lee
18 Dec 2020: Barbara Johns. Multnomah County prosecutors adopt Oregon's drug decriminalization measure early.
Milla Jovovich in 1994.
17 Dec 2020:
Story republished from November, 1994 issue of High Times Greats: Milla Jovovich. In honor of High Times. birthday on December 17, 1975. Milla Jovovich’s
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 . Man jailed for life over $20 marijuana sale has been freed after serving 12 years Wikipedia: Louisiana, the state with the world's highest incarceration rate. List of countries by incarceration rate.
12 Dec 2020: Senate candidates To win Georgia and the Senate, . Democrats need to go all-in on $15 minimum wage and Raphael Warnock both support Jon Ossoff over a few years.
raising the federal minimum wage to $15
And Action Alert: Start Making Calls for Georgia GOTV! (Get Out The Vote!) - SSDP. Students for Sensible Drug Policy. 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 ... 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 MORE Act, "
while marginalized people are being arrested for minor marijuana offenses.
"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 100 Years of History Tells Us About Racism in Policing.
11 Dec 2020: "Add to that the fate of the Affordable Care Act, What’s at stake in the Senate runoffs. criminal justice legislation ... Obama needed a marijuana decriminalization, 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."
9 Dec 2020:
Man believed to be the longest-serving nonviolent cannabis prisoner, with a 90-year sentence, released: ‘I’m a blessed human being, a survivor’. . Richard DeLisi released in Florida at age 71 after serving 31 years. See also: FreeDeLisi.com.
4 Dec 2020:
Final legalization bill expected to pass, and be signed by governor.
New Jersey Legislature, . Democratic Governor Murphy Reach Agreement on Marijuana Legalization
2 Dec 2020:
Morocco Votes ‘Yes’ in Historic Successful UN Vote on Medical Cannabis.
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. .
Romance novelists raise $400,000 for Georgia Senate races – with help from Stacey Abrams 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."
A proposal to ease the federal ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies. California cannabis industry banking on bills stalled in Republican Senate.
21 Nov: 2018 Black women in Georgia crucial to . Democrats in fight for US senate control party nominee for governor Democratic has been lauded for registering some 800,000 new voters. Stacey Abrams
21 Nov: 'Longest-serving cannabis offender' to be released early from 90-year prison sentence .
'The war on drugs failed': . Democratic California lawmaker will push to decriminalize psychedelics in California
19 Nov 2020:
Vote in Mexico brings world's largest legal weed market one step closer.   .
19 Nov: Non-COVID death rate doubles in poorly staffed homes. This wouldn't happen Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows. if US had single payer healthcare.
18 Nov: 3 pounds of cannabis. Michigan prisoner serving up to 60 years in pot case asks for mercy.
18 Nov: The Congress To Vote On Nationwide Marijuana Legalization In December. House will vote on federal descheduling, not state legalization. A Democratic Senate would pass it.
Democrat Northam: ‘We are going to move forward with legalizing marijuana in Virginia’. .
15 Nov: Democrat Warnock for Senate. "Health care is on the ballot". Jan 5 runoff in Georgia.
13 Nov: How To Help With The Georgia Senate Runoff Elections — & Where To Donate.  .
13 Nov: "implement measures to provide, for free on behalf of the state, products derived from the cannabis plant for patients who have a medical prescription and only have public health coverage".
Free Medical Marijuana Will Be Available to the Uninsured in Argentina.
12 Nov 2020:
Israel announces plan to legalize recreational cannabis within 9 months. .
12 Nov: America’s longest serving nonviolent cannabis prisoner to be released. . 1988 arrest.
Will also allow pharmacies to sell cannabis-derived oils, creams and other products. Insurance must cover the cost of prescriptions. Argentina to Allow Medicinal Marijuana to Be Grown at Home.
Gallup: Record Percentage (68%) of Americans Say "Marijuana Should Be Made Legal".
4 Nov 2020:
" 1 in 3 Americans now lives in a state where recreational marijuana is legal - POLITICO. and New Jersey, Arizona passed measures to legalize adult-use marijuana. Montana became the first state to authorize both medical and recreational sales at the same time. ... South Dakota and South Dakota voters also approved measures to legalize medical marijuana on Election Day." Mississippi
4 Nov: Oregon becomes first state to legalize psychedelic mushrooms under supervised use.
4 Nov: Oregon decriminalizes possession of street drugs, becoming first in nation. .
3 Nov: Washington, D.C. Voters Approve Psychedelics Decriminalization In Nation's Capital.
Germany firmly rejects recreational marijuana legalization bill as hope fades for reform.
29 Oct 2020: Who is Dalia Kafi? Handcuffed Black woman body-slammed headfirst by Calgary cop who broke her nose for breaking curfew. See the video. How is he still a cop?
Vote out most US Republicans and their cannabis war.
27 Oct 2020: Rick Steves is a longtime cannabis activist, and a NORML board member. Rick Steves. Make America Proud Again — Vote for Joe and Kamala.
Google searches: Racism and drug war. And:  . ICU beds at capacity.  .
2020 Ballot Initiatives. See if ballot received. How to Track Your Absentee Ballot by State.
26 Oct 2020: France to Run Pilot Programme to Supply Patients with Free Medicinal Cannabis.
26 Oct 2020:
"Chileans have voted overwhelmingly in support of rewriting their constitution, which dates to the dictatorship of Gen Jubilation as Chile votes to rewrite constitution. [installed in a CIA-aided coup in 1973 that killed Salvador Allende, a democratically elected President]." Augusto Pinochet
26 Oct 2020: NJWeedman Ed Forchion sells marijuana across the street from Trenton City Hall. Even the mayor is a fan.
21 Oct 2020: Marijuana Use Linked to Lower Hospital Mortality in COPD Patients.
19 Oct 2020: Dumbass Legalizing Marijuana Is Risky, Trump-Appointed Prosecutor Warns Montana Voters. claims cannabis is addictive, and peddles the gateway drug theory. Republican
Tampa business, Disco Dolls, joins coalition to raise minimum wage via Amendment 2.
14 Oct 2020: Montana Voters Poised To Legalize Marijuana, New Poll Shows.
14 Oct 2020.
Illinois. Recreational pot taxes top $100 million in first 8 months of legal sales.
9 and 15 Oct:
Bernie Sanders Facebook page
7 Oct 2020.
Dumping Trump is the only way marijuana legalization will happen | Leafly.
6 Oct 2020. French Republicans (Le Républicains) fight to block legalisation of cannabis.
1 Oct 2020:
OSU Hemp Trial Could Change Livestock & Hemp Industries.
28 Sep 2020: 144 cannabinoids in cannabis. Decarboxylation: How to Activate Cannabis.
28 Sep: graphics below.
Bernie Sanders Facebook page
Top 9 arguments in support of marijuana legalization and regulation.
Biden says Amy Coney Barrett will overturn Obamacare if confirmed to the Supreme Court.
25 Sep: Rock County (Madison, Wisconsin) makes maximum penalty $1 for cannabis possession.
25 Sep: From article: "Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many states have shifted deadlines and expanded registration options. Here’s what you need to know to register to vote in the 2020 general election." When Is My Voter Registration Deadline? By state.
24 Sep: Study: Use of Cannabis Long-Term Not Associated with Cognitive Differences in Older Adults.
21 Sep 2020: New York Launches Process For Destroying Marijuana Conviction Records.
19 and 21 Sep 2020: Bernie Sanders Facebook page graphics below.
US: $50 Trillion Transfer to the 1% from 1975 to 2018.  . Plus
Republican cannabis war.
17 Sep: "Democrats' marijuana reforms are significantly more progressive than those of the Trump administration. At the start of his administration, Trump's first attorney general, Jeff Sessions, moved to crack down on states that had legalized marijuana. ... in the administration's 2021 budget, the president removed medical cannabis protections that prevented the Justice Department from interfering with state cultivation and distribution."
Cannabis in presidential race: Biden-Harris pledge to decriminalize marijuana.
16 Sep 2020:
Cannabis Pilot Programs Are Sprouting in Europe. Switzerland's trial legalization.
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
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