Packed, maskless rallies and marches are Covid super-spreader events. Though less young people are dying, they still spread Covid to others. More spread equals more deaths. See map of world vaccination rates by country. Many events are virtual online events.
31 Mar 2021: New York Becomes 15th State To Legalize Marijuana.. "Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Wednesday [March 31, 2021] ... The legislation automatically clears the records of those with past marijuana-related convictions ... State lawmakers passed the legislation mainly along party lines late Tuesday, [clueless Republicans opposed it]."
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."
15 Jan 2021:Local Massachusetts Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Psychedelics Decriminalization Measure. "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."
In our story we got to the point where history merges with the political energies of the moment. Contemporary Debates, whose theme is the use of substances and their abuse, should be on a par with equivalent problems - problems of poverty and overpopulation, environmental destruction and the undue political aspirations.
Terence McKenna. "Food of the Gods"
The key task Cannabis Legalization League (hereinafter - the League) believes ending the "demonization" and the complete rehabilitation of hemp (cannabis sativa, cannabis indica and cannabis ruderalis) and its derivatives (hereinafter - the hemp).
Stop the criminal and administrative prosecution of consumers psychoactive hemp
Ending discrimination depending on the type of surfactant consumed: equalize the rights of consumers of cannabis to consumers of alcohol and tobacco
Stop using the term "drug" in relation to psychoactive cannabis and its derivatives, as untrue
Ensure free access to information about cannabis and stop on her permanent disinformation, acting in the interests of representatives of the criminal market psychoactive substances and alcohol producers
Revision of the Convention of the United Nations: Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 "," Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971. "," United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988 "
Develop, adopt and put into effect:
amendments to existing legislation, the maximum ease the procedure for issuance of commercial activities on agricultural cultivation and industrial use of technical grades of hemp
legislative and statutory regulations governing the cultivation, processing and distribution of cannabis and its derivatives, as well as taxation of these activities along the lines of those rules that operate in Russia with regard to alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.
legislative and statutory regulations governing the medical use of cannabis and drugs based on it.
legislation and subordinate legislation allowing for the cultivation of non-commercial purposes up to 10 plants psychoactive hemp.
Methods of the League:
League believes its methods of political dialogue, nonviolent protest and civil disobedience.
Ronald Reagan, 1980 campaign speech: "Leading medical researchers are coming to the conclusion that marijuana, pot, grass whatever you want to call it, is probably the most dangerous drug in the United States, and we haven't begun to find out all of the ill effects, but they are permanent ill effects. The loss of memory for example."
"By 2019, Americans earning less than $30,000 a year would be worse off under the Senate bill, CBO found. By 2021, Americans earning $40,000 or less would be net losers, and by 2027, most people earning less than $75,000 a year would be worse off. On the flip side, millionaires and those earning $100,000 to $500,000 would be big beneficiaries".
US federal minimum wage timeline below. Top line is adjusted for inflation. Middle class prosperity peaked under Truman and Roosevelt in the 1950s due to steep progressive taxation where the middle class paid less. And the minimum wage was increased. That also pushed up middle class wages.
10 Jul 2018: National (US) Pay Trends. "Since 2006, wages have risen 12.9 percent overall in the US. But when you factor in inflation, real wages' have actually fallen 9.3 percent. In other words, the income for a typical worker today buys them less than it did in 2006."
"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration."
Overpopulation equals less greenspace, more stress, more pollution, less biodiversity, less rainforests, fewer parks, more noise, more carbon dioxide, more global warming, higher seas, more frequent hurricanes, more climate change, more drought, more climate refugees, less resources, more poverty.
Many clueless Republican leaders deny it all. They also block simple single-payer, public-option healthcare without deductibles, copays, and premiums. Something that seniors, and everybody else with health problems, needs in order to work part time as one is able. Healthcare completely separate from work and income level.
So dumbass politicians need to work on that instead of trying to incentivize more babies. And truly universal healthcare costs less since it encourages more preventive care, and doesn't need big wasteful health insurance bureaucracies. And politicians need to incentivize more hempcrete construction, so that carbon levels go down.