News. Sources. Vote out GMM Facebook. US Taliban Republicans. Their cannabis war! . Ballotpedia: and marijuana minimum wage. US minimum wage has 35% less buying power than in 1969. . Billionaires gained $5.5 trillion during pandemic. . Hunger. . $70 billion could end the COVID pandemic worldwide. .
11 Sep 2021:
3000 people died from 9/11 in the US. 1600 people are dying daily from COVID-19 in the US (mostly unvaccinated USA. Timeline of daily new confirmed COVID-19 deaths. ) right now. Republicans . 260 daily overdose deaths in the US. 95,000 in a year.
7 Sep 2021: USA. Just Say It: The US Health Care System Has Collapsed. Nurse shortage at crisis level. . Wikipedia: See: List of countries by total health expenditure per capita. Canadian single-payer healthcare and Portuguese drug decriminalization.     . Single-payer healthcare
costs less and gets better results:
Another Poll: GOP Voters Support DeSantis, But Overall Popularity Declines. prohibitionist science-hating, sinks below 50% approval in the polls.
3 Sep 2021:
Malaysia. Sentenced to death on Sep 3, 2021 for 299 grams of cannabis.
3 Sep 2021:
2 Sep 2021: Italy. Filippo Blengino arrested for posting a video about growing cannabis. Oregon. Task Force Raids Black-Market Marijuana Grows Back-to-Back; Finds $600k, 20k plants, 15k lbs. Processed Illegal Marijuana. Article, photos.
1 Sep 2021: Grand jury returns 32-count indictment against officers, paramedics involved in Elijah McClain's death.
25 Aug 2021:
Snoop Dogg Advocates For Marijuana Use In Sports On Jimmy Kimmel Live! Special Edition Hosted By Stephen A. Smith.
23 Aug 2021: Court ruling increases amount of medical cannabis New Mexicans may purchase.
23 Aug 2021:
California. ‘Times are really, really tough’: Plummeting cannabis prices strain small farmers.
Just like the drug war, another war sustained by lies, and massive wasteful spending.
23 Aug 2021: "The right call was getting out in 2002. 2003. ... We deserve better. Instead of politicians spending $6.4 trillion to 'nation build' in the Middle East, we should start nation building right here at home. ... When our country’s elites were preaching about how they had solved the financial crisis and the housing market was booming, I watched the house I joined the Marine Corps out of sit on the market for two years. My dad finally got $43,000 for it. He owed $78,000."
I served in Afghanistan as a US Marine, twice. Here’s the truth in two sentences.
17 Aug 2021:
"The percentage of U.S. adults who say they have tried marijuana has ticked up to 49%, the highest Gallup has measured to date. More than 50 years ago, just 4% said they had tried the drug".
Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Tried Marijuana.
Latest US drug overdose numbers: 95,000 died in 12 month period ending Jan 31, 2021. . Contrast with Portugal at around 30 to 50 deaths per year.  . Portugal decriminalized all drugs in 2001. .
8 Aug 2021:
Further study needed to see if this helps relieve depression. 30 July: Study suggests cannabis can induce a psychedelic-like “oceanic” experience. This article may be premature in saying it helps depression. See: Actual study.
8 Aug 2021: "Struck in the head with a metal pole after having been brutally attacked [by My husband's suicide after Jan. 6 riots was a line-of-duty death. He deserves recognition. fascists]." Republican
8 Aug 2021: Colorado Cannabis Activist 'Wayward Bill' Passes at 70.
6 Aug 2021: Sharing The Knowledge: How President Joe Biden Can Use The Defense Production Act To End The Pandemic Worldwide.
6 Aug 2021: Body Cam Footage Shows Deputy Overdose After Being Exposed to Fentanyl.
1 Aug 2021: Cannabis is The Olympics shouldn’t test for cannabis — much less ban athletes who test positive. than the safer . alcohol craziness at the Olympics
29% of all adults. 24% of whites. 39% of people of color. See the map there, and above. See the astonishing percentages of adults with debt in collection. By county. Especially in the South. The South has been greatly impoverished by low Debt in America: An Interactive Map. minimum wages, lack of expanded Medicaid, Republican massive evictions (past and upcoming). unfair bankruptcy laws,
1 Aug 2021: Spain. The cannabis party makes the leap into national politics.
30 July 2021: Louisiana makes history with new law decriminalizing marijuana Aug 1.
27 July 2021: The Inside a KKK murder plot: Grab him up, take him to the river. owns law enforcement today in the KKK state of Florida. "Even though three current and former Florida prison guards were exposed as klansmen, the state’s Department of Corrections says it found no reason to investigate whether other white supremacists were employed in its prisons."
27 July 2021:
Ohio. Legalized recreational marijuana could return to 2022 ballot.
19 July 2021: U.S. Senate seeking public comment on cannabis legalization.
And: Wikipedia: Universal health care.
List of countries with universal health care.
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19 July 2021:
Marijuana no longer seized at airport checkpoints in New York state.
16 July 2021: Is the Czech Republic on the cusp of a cannabis boom?
7 July 2021:
"The Nevada state Athletic Commission voted Wednesday to lift its longtime ban on athletes using marijuana, opening the door for boxers and mixed-martial artists competing on the sport’s biggest stage to freely and openly use cannabis." Nevada Declares Marijuana Not Performance Enhancing—Legalizes Cannabis Use For MMA Athletes.
6 July 2021: Brazil Gains Ground on Medical Marijuana, in Defiance of Bolsonaro.
Mexico. Cannabis protester
Seth Rogen, Other Celebrities Denounce Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympics Suspension: ‘If Weed Made You Fast, I’d Be FloJo’. Thinking that’s rooted in hatred.   .
28 June 2021: Mexico. Supreme court strikes down laws that ban use of recreational marijuana.
28 June 2021: Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas says federal laws against marijuana may no longer be necessary.
26 June 2021: "Four of the six parties ... are committed to backing an end to the prohibition policy." Germany: Cannabis legalization becomes election campaign issue.
22 June: Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont ( Democrat) signs bill legalizing recreational marijuana.
17 June 2021: Rick Steves: War on Drugs Turns 50 Today — Join Me in Fighting Back.
17 June 2021: "passed on a 16 to 11 vote, ... all the Connecticut Governor Plans to Sign Legal Cannabis Bill Heading to His Desk. in attendance in opposition." Republicans
10 June 2021: Drug users (Republican kids too) put up against a wall and shot. Same difference, GOP let them get HIV and hepatitis. And for-profit GOP healthcare likes the business. Some murderous . Republicans rebel against needle exchanges, a powerful anti-opioid tool
5 June 2021: Turkey experiments with cannabis crops to boost hemp production.
2 June 2021: Amazon is stopping employee testing for weed. Amazon will “actively support” the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act.
30 May 2021: Getting hospitalized or dying from COVID-19 after 2nd vaccination is incredibly rare.
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22 and 29 May 2021:
Grenoble and Paris, France. CannaParade and Marche Mondiale du Cannabis. World Cannabis March.     .
25 May 2012: As Lumber Prices Surge, Hemp Blocks Get a Closer Look.
24 May 2021: 8 States Side With Cancer Patients In Psilocybin Lawsuit Against DEA.
19 May 2021: "38 dispensary licenses and the full limit of eight growers licenses." Since legalization 2 years ago, Arkansans have spent $300 million on medical marijuana.
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14 May 2021:
Billionaires worldwide gained $5 trillion in one year. at levels not seen since just before the Wealth inequality Great Depression. tax cuts for the rich. Record low inflation-adjusted Republican US federal minimum wage.
13 May 2021: Minnesota House passes legal cannabis bill; no future in . Republican Senate
11 May 2021: USA. 15% of Black female high school students attempted suicide in a year. 9% of white female students. 12% of Hispanic female students. . Time magazine block universal healthcare. Republicans
1 May 2021: Shoutwiki:
See 2021 section. Cannabis Parade and Rally. 420 links too. New York City.
1 May 2021: As well as other dignitaries. New York City. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will headline this year's NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally on May 1.
29 Apr 2021:
By Colin Moynihan. About He Fought for Decades to Make Marijuana Legal. Now What?. From Dana Beal. New York Times.
April 20. AOC and Earl Blumenauer wore pot leaf masks at the Capitol.
23 Apr 2021:
Five States Where . Republicans Are Trying to Block Marijuana Legalization
20 Apr 2021: New York City. Got vaxxed — get grass; Free joints in Union Square for proof of jabs. Many photos.      .
20 Apr: Food Network's 'Chopped 420' stars Phoenix cannabis chef Derek Upton.
19 Apr 2021: "The legislation passed the House with bipartisan support in 2019, but it was ignored by the House Passes Marijuana Banking Bill With Bipartisan Support . -controlled Senate." Republican
16 Apr 2021: "At the federal level, you call it 'decriminalization' because that lets the states legalize". Biden’s Already On Board With Federal Marijuana Legalization Even If He Doesn’t Use That Word, according to Senators Booker and Schumer.
15 Apr 2021:
Nationwide Poll: More Americans Than Ever Before (69%) Say That Marijuana Should Be Legal.
14 Apr: "I was actually the first one here to buy legal cannabis in Pettis County [Missouri]. It was strange — I mean, after spending almost 23 years in prison for cannabis, and now all of a sudden I can go into the store right here? It wasn't a mile from where I was originally arrested in 1993. I was almost afraid to go in the dispensary," Jeff Mizanskey on Life After a Life Sentence for Marijuana.
14 Apr 2021:
Montana Passes Landmark Bill Advancing Hemp as Animal Feed.
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9 Apr 2021:
"House Bill 1455, put forward by Nikki Fried: Florida . Republicans declare war on medical marijuana | Opinion Representative Roach (ironic, right?), declares war on Florida’s medical marijuana program and patients." ] [Republican
8 Apr 2021: "Adults 21 and older will be able to use and grow marijuana, starting in July. The state will also launch a legal, regulated market". Virginia legalizes marijuana.
7 Apr 2021: "Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, also a Democrat, broke a 20-20 vote tie in Virginia's Senate to pass the bill. No Virginia, 16th State To Legalize Recreational Pot, Latest To Emphasize 'Social Equity'. supported the measure." Republicans
5 Apr 2021: "Under the proposal, adults 18 and older would be allowed to purchase and possess up to 28 grams of marijuana and cultivate up to six plants for personal use." Mexico Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Key Senate Committee, With Floor Vote Expected This Month.
New York City. Looks like we legalized marijuana just in time:
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28 Mar 2021:
Marijuana takes center stage in New Mexico special session. oppose social and economic justice issues. Republicans
26 Mar: Georgia's . Republican governor signed voter suppression law under a painting of a slave plantation  . See also:
26 Mar 2021:
France launches 2-year experiment with medical marijuana.
26 Mar 2021: What the Deal to Legalize Marijuana Means for New Yorkers.   .
25 Mar: New York: Lawmakers reach deal to legalize recreational marijuana, source says.
25 Mar: ‘They are, in effect, supporting racism’: Black leaders zero in on Dems’ filibuster holdouts. .
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24 Mar 2021:
68% of Voters Favor a Public Health Insurance Option. 55% support Medicare for All.
18 Mar 2021: Morocco's Bill to Legalise Cannabis for Medicine and Industry Divides Growers.
15 Mar 2021: Recreational marijuana sales since Jan 22, 2021 bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes for Arizona.
Stacey Abrams calls . Republican efforts to restrict voting in Georgia ‘Jim Crow in a suit’
13 Mar 2021: "Mexican President Obrador supports marijuana legalization. The bill will now have to pass Mexico's upper house of Congress, the Senate. The bill was previously passed by the Senate in November , but it will have to be voted on again following changes made in the lower chamber. ... The drug war has left an enormous human death toll, with more than 300,000 homicides since it began in 2006." . Mexico: Congress passes marijuana legalization bill
11 Mar 2021: Pennsylvania To Pay $475K To Family In Bulldozer Death Of Berks County Man Caught Growing Pot On Public Land
3 Mar 2021: U.S. Cannabis Sales Hit Record $17.5 Billion As Americans Consume More Marijuana Than Ever Before.
27 Feb 2021:
"The House passed the measure in a 48-43 vote, and the Senate approved it in a 20-19 vote. Not a single Virginia joins 15 other states in legalizing marijuana [dumbasses!] voted for the bill in either chamber." Republican
27 Feb 2021: In Spanish, English, Portuguese, etc.. Youtube. Documental CANNÁBICAS - Cannabis Documentary. Female cannabis activists worldwide.
26 Feb 2021: Washington Supreme Court Strikes Down Criminalization Of Drug Possession.
25 Feb 2021: Morocco to legalise cannabis production for medical and industrial use.  .
Imagine you work for a whole hour and receive this
25 Feb 2021:
Poll Shows Majority Of Americans Support $15 Minimum Wage.
25 Feb 2021: Bernie Sanders: US sick of subsidizing 'starvation wages' at Walmart and McDonald's.
25 Feb 2021: "Jayaraman says that small businesses actually fair better in states with higher wages. ... tipped workers like those who hold jobs in restaurant business deserve more. Right now, they are in what’s called the sub minimum wage group, they get about $2.13 an hour." And tips often do not bring that up to the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Poll: Majority of West Virginians support $15 federal minimum wage.
25 Feb 2021: Clueless Texas power grid was 4 minutes, 37 seconds away from ‘total collapse’ . leaders: "the state could have been left in the dark for weeks, ... Texas, which is the only state to run its own stand-alone electricity grid." Republican
22 Feb 2021: Gov. Murphy ( Democrat) Signs Regulation and Decrim Bills That Officially Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey.
21 Feb 2021: Trump and Texas army veteran faces $16,000 bill due to rocketing energy prices as billionaire gas producer and Dallas Cowboys owner stands to profit from it. deregulation. Reverse Robin Hood. Republican
21 Feb 2021: Massachusetts lawmakers want to decriminalize all drugs, raise soda tax.
21 Feb 2021: Patients Flock To Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program, Driving Surge In Job Growth.
India. Festival of Holi. .
India’s love-hate relationship with cannabis. .
19 Feb 2021: Lawmakers Voted To Approve Marijuana Legalization Bills In Four States This Week.
19 Feb 2021: Wisconsin. . Republican leaders snuff out Governor Evers’ plan to legalize marijuana
19 Feb 2021: Vive La France? - Is France Finally Going to Legalize Le Cannabis in 2021?
16 Feb 2021: And: Michigan’s marijuana industry surpasses Oregon in cannabis jobs, report says. “Since 2017, the U.S. cannabis industry has averaged 27.5% growth each year,” Leafly reports. “No other industry even comes close.” The US cannabis industry now supports 321,000 full-time jobs.
15 Feb 2021: Australian firm says it will bring HempBLOCK system to USA.
14 Feb 2021: Maine employers no longer require marijuana tests.
11 Feb: Northern Kentucky lawmaker ( Democrat) files legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana use for adults.   .
11 Feb 2021: A Psychedelic Lawyer Talks Loopholes, Getting High for Research and the Future of the Industry. .
9 Feb 2021:
Bernie Sanders Clears Path in Congress to Raise Minimum Wage.   .
8 Feb 2021: Denver successfully sent mental health professionals, not police, to hundreds of calls.
7 Feb 2021: . Democrat Governor Evers proposes legalizing recreational marijuana in Wisconsin . Will legislature pass it? Republican .
6 Feb 2021:
The Virginia Lawmakers Pass Marijuana Legalization Bills. governor is expected to sign it. Democrat
5 Feb 2021: New Jersey Governor Signs Psilocybin Bill To Immediately Reduce Penalties For Possession.
5 Feb 2021: Cambridge, Massacuhsetts Votes To Decriminalize Psychedelics And All Controlled Substances.
3 Feb 2021: And the winner of the 'most backward state' is ... Idaho! Thank you Idaho Senate approves constitutional ban on legal marijuana. Republicans.
1 Feb: Kansas governor ( Democrat): Medical pot should fund Medicaid expansion.
1 Feb 2021: Senate . Democrats say consideration of cannabis reforms will be a priority .
1 Feb 2021: On a practical level what amazes me is that with all these many police officers standing around the car in the video they can't grapple a 9-year-old girl and put her in the back seat without teargas. Dumbasses. Cops need mental health training, and a brain. Rochester Police Seen Pepper-Spraying 9-Year-Old Girl In Newly Released Video : NPR.
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28 Jan 2021:
Rise in Storefront Marijuana Dispensaries Associated with Declines in Opioid-Related Deaths.  .
28 Jan 2021: Free Luke Scarmazzo! Now in year 13 of a 22-year federal sentence (feds under . Republican President Bush) for running a legal medical cannabis dispensary in California  . He is in a maximum security prison in Louisiana, where he just got coronavirus.
24 Jan 2021:
"These 14 states all either currently have 14 States Where Marijuana Remains Entirely Illegal. leadership or have often leaned red in past elections. Furthermore, only three of these 14 states (Idaho, Nebraska, and Wyoming) use the initiative and referendum process."
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. Wikipedia: Percent of households with guns 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.
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