Marijuana legalization supporters to hand out 4,200 joints at Trump inauguration
Marijuana legalization activists in the nationâ€™s capital plan to hand out thousands of joints during President-elect Donald Trumpâ€™s inauguration as a way to raise awareness of about the fragility of legal pot under his administration.
The advocacy group behind the ballot initiative that legalized pot in Washington, D.C., in 2014 will take to the streets Jan. 20 to give away 4,200 joints â€” or somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 ounces of marijuana.
â€œWe are forced to do this type of publicity stunt because the Trump administration hasnâ€™t mentioned marijuana once since he was elected,â€ said DCMJ founder Adam Eidinger. â€œIt reminds people that the public wants change, and the politicians arenâ€™t doing it.â€
The giveaway raises awareness on two distinct fronts â€” first the fact that despite D.C. voters legalizing marijuana in 2014, it remains illegal to buy or sell the drug in the nationâ€™s capital because of action taken by Congress that bans local lawmakers from passing new marijuana laws. Secondly, activists hope to align with Trump supporters who also support marijuana legalization in their home states so they can work together to push the Republican administration to expand legalization and address outstanding regulations that hinder pot-related businesses.
Supposed to be a large group of medical professionals protesting the day after InOg. Probably use some of the hand outs.
These dudes got 20 years for bad rapping. while growing pot. But it was Modesto, Twas told its John Wayneland. The only things politically correct are Marlboro’s, Mail Pouch and Old Milwaukee.
Peaceful lil protest dity, like Kumbaya or Amazing Grace.
Appropriate chant while handing out doobies too, Just like Power to the People or We Shall Overcome!
â€œFuck the Feds!â€
Kraz-Business Man By Luke Scarmazzo
CA Cannabis Pioneers Hoping for Presidential Pardon
California cannabis pioneers Luke Scarmazzo and Ricardo Montes
Remember, this is 2006: California state law says that patients can assemble collectively to cultivate medicineâ€”there are no state legal protections for storefront marijuana dispensaries. And forget the feds: George W. Bush is president of the United States, and his Justice Department had no compunction against raiding tiny, six-plant gardens grown for cancer patients.
At the time, Scarmazzo was an aspiring rapper performing under the stage name â€œKraz.â€ Using his dispensary profits, he staged an elaborate, professionally shot music video that showed him taunting Modesto politicians, bragging about selling and smoking copious amounts of weed and â€” most regrettably in retrospect â€” firing off the phrase â€œFuck the feds!â€
â€œMarijuana is safe, we know it is safe.
Itâ€™s our cash cow and we will never give up,â€
~ Belita Nelson,
former DEA propagandist
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The inauguration of a new president is traditionally one of the biggest events in years in Washingtonâ€”but if bus parking figures are anything to go by, Donald Trump’s inauguration may not even be the city’s biggest event next week. DC Council member Charles Allen tells NBC4 that only around 200 requests to park charter buses at RFK Stadium, the main such parking facility, have been made for Jan. 20, but there have been at least 1,200 requests for Jan. 21, the day after the inauguration, when the Women’s March on Washington will be held. On the march’s Facebook page, 186,000 people say they’re going, with another 253,000 “interested.”
Women’s March Could Be Bigger Than Trump Inauguration
Logistical Information for Jan. 20 protest – maps and prohibited items
“It reminds people that the public wants change, and the politicians aren’t doing it.”
I agree. If only we could have elected a progressive president, one who, from his personal experience of enjoying pot, this public demonstration wouldn’t be necessary.
Dan, you’re obviously far better than the rest of us simple couch minions.
I wonder why you do it?
“Daniel cringed inside. He stood waiting for the words he had heard so often in his life. “I told you so,” his father said with a tight lip. His dad was furious, and Daniel set his jaw, clenching his teeth. It would only be worse if he blurted out what he so wanted to say: “Yeah, you’re always right! You’re never wrong about anything!”
Once, just once, Daniel wished he could prove his father wrong.”
TBWC: I believe the instance you’re referring to is when I got home after banging your mom and told my dad how bad her pussy smelled.
Daniel illustrates a perfect example of the verb to troll:
â€œTBWC: I believe the instance youâ€™re referring to is when I got home after banging your mom and told my dad how bad her pussy smelled.â€
If you can’t discuss drug reform rationally you’d better get back under your bridge.
jean valjean: How apropos of you to appropriate the name of someone struggling to maintain a normal life after doing time for stealing bread. Your struggle must be trying to maintain after a lifetime bereft of cognitive thought.
But thanks for reposting my comment to TBWC! I’m sure the little bugger appreciates it as much as I do. Now go upstairs and eat that breakfast your mommy prepared before it gets cold.
Get over it Denial, you’re getting boring. Do you hate the thought of a woman or black guy being President? Here’s your solution? Typical Trump’s lame tinkle down spare change. Obama has done more than anyone in History by doing nothing. You want Utopia sent UPS overnight express or really haven’t been paying attention.
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III AG
Now Denial, if you weren’t so blindly paranoid of liberals you might see that it is Wall St Neocons, not republicans and democrats leading the Ganjawar. The Cole Memo has provided the best there has ever been and you whine about it? that’s why they call it “lesser evil”. Comparing it to blind faith gopers actions for 45 years proves why it is called that.
I assume you know it all came out of Nixon’s same paranoia of the blacks and liberals. So Ganja prohibition should be invalid if ethics were included, especially in vetting appointments. Or blocking SCotUS nominee’s. 1st on the GOPer list was to gut independent investigations by the Ethics Committee and then Block any Cannabis legislation.
Now Grassley Fast tracking Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III with a voice vote. Signs you’re suffering from endocannabinoid deficiency dude. Fear centers growing, delusional behavior lashing out and gnashing teeth over an illogical fear of rabbits while sleeping with Hyena’s.
Prohibition profiteers perpetuate the Ganjawar.
They know it, wonder how long it will take the reformers to figure it out?
Yeah, DdC, you’re probably right. How stupid was it for me to vote for a black man in 2008. I shoulda known better.
But I would imagine the families of the 4 million folks Obama busted for the possession of pot wished he’d have done a little less of that nothing.
Less is always More than Nothing dude.
Obama was better than Bush who was trying to keep up with Clinton who passed Daddybush, Rayguns and Nixon combined. Neoliberalism dude. Until the money is out of politics and kept separate from corporations buying representation as it supposedly is for religion. Then reality will never prevail over the profits of prohibition. You can blame Obama for not removing it as a controlled substance. Or being hypocritical, only a little less than previous thugs pounding the drug war drums. As long as Neocons set the agenda, less is the most we can hope for. Maybe the UN will Undo what Anslinger did with the Single Convention Treaty. Or maybe Obama will free the weed before leaving. Nothing much to lose. Not that the Neoconstipated won’t place it as an even harder drug class. Oh but wait, we’re the land of the free and the home of the brave in songs. We have documents in Museums damn it! We the people are theoretically in charge, they said so.
Ah Daniel….you used to be someone who was taken seriously here on the couch, someone who had something to contribute to the drug reform debate. What happened to you? These constant non-sequiturs and ad hominems suggest that you have lost the plot somehow. Have you had a brain injury or done a little too much acid? It’s none of my business of course, but that’s how you come across when I read your posts.
Here’s Daniel in better times:
To jean valjean, DdC, TBWC and all my other detractors here on the couch:
I’ve been an outspoken critic of drug prohibition for nearly 50 years. I successfully fought every company where I had leadership roles on the use of employee drug testing, including the billionaires that funded our cellular phone start-up, one I was instrumental in growing into a business that sold for nearly a billion dollars.
And it is no secret that I’ve opposed the incremental approach to drug policy reform, first exemplified as legalizing pot for all, then, when that went so well, backing down to just legalizing medical use. A worthy goal, but one that focused on the smallest subset of users and at the expense of the significantly larger group of recreational users. I doubt Ethan et al. could negotiate their way out of a paper bag open on both ends.
When I went public with my opposition to drug prohibition, first writing a book that jean valjean put somewhere around 25,000 on his list of books to read, thereby being guilty of what was improperly accrued to me by TWBC for the insolent behavior of considering myself “far better than the rest of us simple couch minions.” (And my offer still stands to provide a gratis copy to jean valjean, DdC and TWBC, as well to anyone else here on the couch that may be interested.)
I was invited to a 2005 ACLU forum to discuss what should be their official position on drug prohibition. It was held in DC, and I attended a strategy session with Norm Stampler of LEAP, the ACLU lawyer tasked with crafting their response, the ACLU official that invited me, and Ethan Nadelmann. While Norm and I argued for a strategy opposing the whole of drug prohibition, Ethan made it abundantly and arrogantly clear that, unless we bought into the incremental approach, we’d be excluded from any funds the DPA dispersed for the cause. LEAP ultimately caved; I did not, and was essentially blackballed by our drug policy reform ‘leaders’ for my sin.
Which was no big deal, as I was able to carry on without outside funding. And to the credit of my friends at SSDP, a group I financially supported almost from its inception, I continued to be invited to speak at many of their conferences. One, in which I followed Ethan to the podium, who implored those students in attendance to keep on giving money to a struggle that Ethan proclaimed would continue for many years to come, I gave my pitch. Afterwards, I was hunted down and found in the men’s room by a small group of students, and congratulated for articulating what many believed to be a more honest and courageous approach to reform. (And then they took me to an after-party, where they tried but failed for several hours to smoke me under the table. Kids…)
I attended the 2006 Partnership for a Drug-Free America gala to celebrate their 20 years of fighting the scourge of drugs. It was quite the affair, held at the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC. The irony of an open bar, however, seemed lost on all those attending. (As was the fact that many of the women carried a small pharmacy inside their purses.) And the looks on the faces of those at my table when I said I was against drug prohibition were nearly priceless: It was the best $1000 I spent that year.
And then, in 2008, as jean valjean so kindly reminds us, I ran for the presidential nomination on the Libertarian ticket. I lost (but considered it a thinly disguised victory nonetheless). It was the same year I countered DcD’s assumption that I couldn’t see my way clear to vote for a black man as president, and voted for Obama – the most regrettable of my life.
And to jean valjean’s query if I’ve somehow lost the plot: No, I have not. Nor have I suffered a brain injury or done too much acid. (Thank you very much for your concern, though.) But perhaps it is Ethan Nadelmann that has lost the plot (even if not suffering from a brain injury or too much acid). Because the last time I checked – maybe five years or so ago – Ethan was being paid $250K, plus expenses, by Soros to run DPA. How many folks do you know making that kinda dough willing to work very hard to become unemployed? The struggle continues!
And I will continue to speak out against what I consider the failed approach to drug policy reform, including those leading that parade. But after eight years of Obama failing miserably to reform pot laws, where his administration busted nearly 4 million folks for the simple possession of pot, I find it sad that many consider what little he has done as commendable, mistaking the crumbs he’s tossed our way for a feast.
And finally, again responding to jean valjean, another search of DrugWarrant archives will reveal that any ad hominem attacks from my perch were in direct response to ones hurled first at me. Okay, maybe I called someone a moron at one time or another. But a statement of fact, however rude and crude, can hardly be considered ad hominem.
In any event, I wish everyone here on the couch, especially my detractors, whoever you are behind those pseudonyms, a healthy and happy New Year.
You assume or seem to be under the impression that I care one way or another wtf you do or say. Less is still More than Nothing in the real world, Denial.
Thanks for the resume, Daniel, most of which I was aware of already. But why do you keep making these juvenile attacks on people’s mothers which are wholly irrelevant to the discussion in hand? It just makes you look like the common or garden troll, the sort that we have been dealing with here on the couch for a long time.
Virginia State Senator Richard Haydon Black (Republican) sieg-heils Philippine President Rodrigo Duterteâ€™s drug war. Black says:
Man, what the hell is wrong with these people? Is there no compassion, no respect for evidence, no sense of history?
The answer is no, and that is what’s wrong.
Some people call it malignant narcissism.
Just a response to NCN from the Open Holiday Thread, posting here so it’s not buried:
I’m glad you enjoy the personal anecdotes. Feeling is mutual, you and all the other couchmates. It’s nice to see the various topics and posting styles we have here–it’s one of the reasons I regularly lurk and occasionally post.
I wanted to “quickly” address your question about using synthetics, and if they may have screwed up my ECS. . . .
As with the strength of synthetics being up to hundreds of times stronger that natural cannabinoids, the symptoms were amped, as I mentioned; but the overall time to get over it was similar. Really, it was more of an “I want to crawl up the walls and shout” feeling that was unexpected–the nausea and other symptoms were about the same. The agitation I felt was not too far past what I felt the dozens of times I tried to quit nicotine (which I’ve successfully done years ago).
I’ve actually had to curtail heavy usage a few times before I ever tried synthetics, so my rough withdrawals with herb weren’t due to synthetics (which I heavily researched before using, and I mostly vaporized the pure, known chemical. I’d advise not messing with the various synthetics unless a lot of personal research and contemplation of motive is done first). Actually, natural withdrawals haven’t been as bad since the synths.
I have wondered if there may have been permanent disruption done to my ECS, and maybe that’s why I don’t quite get the same effect from MJ as of late. It’s possible, since the short-term memory issues and all that seemed to persist for a few months instead of the typical one or two, and that curtailing heavy natural usage now isn’t as bad as before. I have had good smokes since the synthetic hinterlands, but it just hasn’t matched up to the past so far. I’m fairly sure it’s the quality of the product–I just need to get good genetics instead of relying on the local gray market or nascent legal markets that are more focused on commercial profitability. Oddly enough, it’s been mostly Mexican and Canadian smoke that I’ve enjoyed the most.
(Ah, that just reminded me of seeing Pink Floyd on their Division Bell tour up in Canada–my only time seeing the chaps, minus Roger unfortunately, and it was my first smoke from there. Two dudes passed around a J, and it was some of the strongest stuff I’d ever stuffed inside myself, borderline trippy. So strong, I had to leave after what I thought was the end of the show; I missed out on the three-song encore, which culminated in Comfortably Numb. I was comfortably numb, back on the tour bus listening to the muffled music coming from the stadium.)
Anyway, just a little more info before I shut up and go be productive. I tend to be obsessive/compulsive about things (but I wouldn’t say I have OCD, to respect people who have very serious problems with that), so when I smoke, I usually binge anywhere from a week to a few months. Then, as you’ve indicated, NCN, my ECS says “enough” and I quit (and I also like to have money for bills, food, all that jazz). Most times I’m then good for months to years. I just need to be more disciplined so I can enjoy it regularly and responsibly, but damn, I really like my cannabis, among other things.
As far as skunky terpenes, I don’t know. One dispensary in Cortez, CO would list the dominant terpene of each strain, but of course there are several involved, so it was practically meaningless. I don’t think they had detailed chemical analyses available. Most herb there was very similar, yet had different dominant terps. I’d say pinene, followed by limonene, were the dominant ones in the skunkier smelling flower. It’s just that none of the herb smelled all that strong to me, whether skunky or fruity or whatnot. Some smarty should figure out which group of terpenes makes things smell like roadkill on a country road and call it skunkene and just bottle it up for me.
Have a good day.
What about DC? It would take a lot of time and money to shut down legalization nationally. It would not be a quick, easy process by any means. Very messy politically. But the new president and/or Congress could instantly shut down legalization, both medical and recreational, in DC. The citizens of Washington have no real representation in Congress and don’t really influence the outcome of any election, so they’d be the logical low-hanging fruit.
Obama published a 56-page commentary in the Harvard Law Review that calls for the incoming administration to continue the current administrationâ€™s legal reforms. The President made no recommendations regarding the re-scheduling or de-scheduling of marijuana or other substances.
Too bad for Trump. Absent an insidious crime wave other than his own, Trump has no legitimate justification for his strict law-and-order agenda.
“I smoke 4,200 joints before I smoke 4,200 joints, and then I smoke 4,200 more. So, what’s the big deal? Sounds like a small cozy affair by my standards.
So much for the On-Topic bullshit. I’m here to talk about a drug we don’t hear about much here. Adrenaline Baby! Whoo Hoo!
I had noticed the young couple with the very small baby enter the waiting room at my doctor’s office and didn’t think much about it. But then the little dick-head started threatening his wife.
“I will kill you” I hear him say as I’m deep in my book. I looked up from reading and the fucker says it again…”I will kill you.” The fight-or-flight instinct kicked in, and before I knew WTF was happening I had crossed the room and had this dude’s shirt in my fist. The third time he said “I will kill you,” it was directed at me while security was hauling his ass out of the building. I thought that was a significant improvement of the situation.
It was effing weird. I had zero control over my body and I reacted before thinking. My vision contracted into this little tiny tunnel, and the only thing in my view was this asshole threatening his wife. Totally unexpected and unplanned move, it was like I was somebody’s puppet.
Adrenaline is a fucking trip. This Schedule I surfer recommends using it wisely.
Weed Workers United? Legalization brings union membership in the industry to protect trimmigrants:
Do any of the psychedelics or cannabis contribute to reducing age-related symptoms?
There was a time when science couldnâ€™t answer that question, but now it can, by studying age-related biomarker signatures.
As long as the feds donâ€™t interfere with research on illicit drugs, or defund ongoing, ancillary research programs, medical science will someday be able to treat aging like a disease:
D.E.A.th is so appropriate on so many levels. They make it as difficult as possible to do drugs safely. Then they ban treatment and ban alternatives. The only logic is they need victims to monger fear and keep prohibition profits flowing. It isn’t to help the addict. Except to put them in an expensive rehab or as a snitch to bust medical cannabis users. They need addicts to continue the war and to obtain real overdose statistics they don’t get from Ganja smokers. Such an obvious farce makes it hard to believe they are not aware of what they are doing. Meaning they know they profit on our misery. That doesn’t phase them a bit. Society condemned the Nazi’s for mass murder. How worse is it to torture citizens as a means to perpetuate profits paid by taxes?
Powerful treatment for addiction, ibogaine, banned in US
The Ibogaine Story
A novel approach: Fighting painkiller addiction at home
Opioid ODs Keep Rising,
More than 50,000 overdose deaths: A grim tally soars to all-time U.S.
The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids.
Ibogaine is also banned in New Zealand due to DEA pressure
“No More Fake News” â€”
“Obama Should Require Truthful Data On Medical Marijuana”
by Steph Sherer at HP the blog http://tinyurl.com/hv9kd94
… “Success in correcting this information will mean politicians can no longer use the misinformation about the gateway drug hypothesis, irreversible cognitive decline in adults, and cannabis causing psychosis or lung cancer to deny patients access to medical cannabis.” …
… “Please join the over 80,000 people in urging Obama to require the DEA to consistently tell the truth by signing and sharing this petition.” …
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has unleashed a bloody war on drugs since taking office, is backpedalling after admitting that he once abused fentanyl, a powerful prescription opioid.
Not that American leftards would give a fuck. Brown skin. Their culture. Relativism. You know the deal.
Prohibition is fine as long as it is not done by the ‘Muricans.
wow. way to drop an unsolicited, unwarranted ideological rabbit punch in there.
Some of us are awfully tired of detours into ideological shoehorning, especially when they disregard the facts and substitute partisan caricatures.
4200 is not nearly enough. I hope that’s just a smokescreen number.
“Opposing the Nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General” http://tinyurl.com/h5qmuu5
Close to 90% of the voting public favors legal marijuana as medicine.
Close to 60% favor outright legalization.
Jeff Sessions made no bones about making the statement: â€œGood people do not use marijuanaâ€.
This prejudices him in a way that puts him in opposition to the majority opinions of the voters he is supposed to be representing
( http://www.pollingreport.com/drugs.htm ).
He is unfit for this office since only a minority of our country could ever be happy with his views. He does not represent the views of the majority of Americans and as such he can never bring ‘justice’ to the Department of Justice.
http://tinyurl.com/j6vh8ly We should all do whatever we can to stop this mans nomination.
â€œSome time ago â€“ for reasons that will become apparent I am not allowed to say when, exactly â€“ the American writer Ayelet Waldman scored some LSD. She did this, not on a street corner or via the dark web, but middle-class style, through an acquaintance of an acquaintance, for which reason the drug arrived at her home in Berkeley, California, in a stamp-encrusted brown paper package whose sender (an elderly professor, she believed) identified himself only as Lewis Carroll, a â€œfellow residentâ€ of her town. Mr Carroll had, however, troubled to write her a brief note. â€œOur lives may be no more than dewdrops on a summer morning,â€ it said. â€œBut surely, it is better that we sparkle while we are here.â€ The bottle he enclosed contained 50 drops of â€œvintage qualityâ€ LSD, of which he advised her to take two at a time. Waldman was delighted. Not to put too fine a point on it, she believed this drug might save her life.â€
“A French socialist outsider who wants to legalize cannabis and give all adults welfare payments of 600 euros a month has jumped into the political spotlight after a poll showed a surge in his support two weeks before a presidential primary.
Benoit Hamon, an admirer of U.S. left-winger Bernie Sanders, is currently ranked a distant third by most pollsters in the race to run for president in the name of the Socialist Party.
But a Harris Interactive poll published on Wednesday showed his support doubling to 22 percent – stirring memories of the run-up to November’s right-wing primary when the winner, Francois Fillon, surged from third place to trounce the favorites.”
And also just in: 150 important people, including the Socialist deputies Menucci Patrick and Marie-Arlette Carlotti, call for legalization to save the city of Marseille.
Germany is taking a counter-fake-news approach in the ongoing political milieu, citing serious consequences when someoneâ€™s malignant meme escapes the laboratory. U.S. based information companies such as Google and Facebook are taking action as well.
Cells of anti-prohibition guerillas have fought fake news about drugs and drug consumers for decades. NIDA funded research press releases periodically fall into the fake news category. An alliance of forces countering fake news would find it in the public interest to prevent the latest NIDA-leaked propaganda from being misinterpreted as fact, where it might be presented as such by Yahoo News, or oneâ€™s local newspaper, for example. Google, Facebook, and other information companies need to tackle drug war news, because in the drug war, nothing is more toxic than misinformation about drugs.
A short video at the end of the following Deutsche Welle article illustrates the seriousness of the fake news problem:
“Fake news”; a new term for an old concept: propaganda.
I’m guessing this isn’t going to do the Philippine economy any good:
“The reported kidnapping of a South Korean businessman by a crooked policeman, who allegedly used President Duterteâ€™s unyielding war on drugs to carry out the crime, was a â€œmatter of concern,â€ a MalacaÃ±ang official said on Sunday.
Dubbed as â€œTokhang for ransom,â€ the ploy has cops knocking on the doors of big businessmen in the fashion of the national law enforcement project, only this one involves kidnapping and extortion.”
More Pain in Store for Philippines [Exchange Traded Fund]?
January 5, 2017
Philippines stocks and ETFs have been under stress for quite some time now. iShares MSCI Philippines EPHE slumped over 10.21% in the last three months (as of January 4, 2017) while the broader emerging market ETF Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF VWO lost about 3.2% (read: 6 Biggest ETF Stories of 2016 Worth Watching in 2017).
Underperformance of EPHE can be blamed on political turmoil in the country. The new government led by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, which officially took charge on June 30, made unexpected changes in the foreign policy. Also, state-sanctioned drug crackdown, which has resulted in thousands of killings, further complicated things. To make matters worse, Duterte passed several controversial remarks against foreign governments and leaders, which added to the volatility in the stock market.
January 8, 2017, 10:39 P.M. ET
“Sell Philippines Stocks Now: Constitutional Rewriting Starts Soon, Says Credit Suisse”
Does contentedly wallowing in karmatic schadenfreude make me a bad person? …or is it kismetic schadenfreude? Here, give it a try and then get back to me:
The DEA sure did pick the wrong company to sell synthetic CBD so that it would be easy to kick Greenwich Biosciences and their phytocannabinoid medicines to the curb. Maybe there is some hope for FDA approval of Epidiolex after all.
Just in case you missed the announcement of the name change:
Always root for the medicines that require congressional aides to kick crying parents out of their offices.
CBD-only laws? “Okay…”I’ll pass some damn legislation if I can get these fucking asshole crying parents out of my congressional office.”
Thanks for the heads-up on the name change.
I think Trump won’t unban or let alone legalize cannabis because his backers Sheldon Adelson and Melvin Sembler are his backers
For anyone who want to see Father Cassian Newton/Virgil Miller Newton disposition:
Front page of the Outlook section, in today’s Sunday Washington Post:
“I made my son cannabis cookies. They changed his life.”
I will try and hit Trump where it will hurt him the most,,I won’t watch his inauguration or any news media outlet that day and hope enough Americans do the same.
And I wouldn’t want to be in a crowd at the event and give any LE or federal officers anything to beat me to death over.
And who will be hiring the crowd?
Get your news from other country’s outlets,,preferably from a non-ally in the WOsD.
The threat of marijuana consumption and a few celebrities at a separate â€œACLU love-a-thonâ€ are viewed as a potential threat to the peaceful transference of power during the Trump presidential inauguration:
The 4,200 joints consisting of weapons-grade weed will be the only positive thing anyone remembers about the Trump inauguration.
I found this interesting: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/talking-apes/201701/collateral-damage-in-the-war-drugs
Basically, it’s about how set/setting can affect probability of overdose.
Birds of a feather:
Grassley: Sessions will ‘be a leader for law and order’
Day of Action: Just Say â€œNoâ€ to Jeff Sessions
Paul Ryan Blocked The Delivery of 87,000 Petitions
Legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in Guam has now been sent from Adelup to the Legislature. Governor Eddie Calvo last week made it known of his intention to propose such legislation and this afternoon did just that.
Also included in the bill is a home cultivation provision, setting a limit of six marijuana plants that can be grown for personal use. As we previously reported, a %15 percent sin tax would be applied on the purchase of cannabis.
In a nutshell Calvo says his bill decriminalizes the production, sale, distribution and consumption of cannabis, control the industry and tax its sale.
Does the DEA have an office in Guam? If not, raids are going to be pretty expensive if the new administration decides to seriously crack down on legalization efforts.
Cannabis in Guam
DEA assigns new Guam, NMI agent 14 Apr 2011
The new DEA resident agent said theyâ€™ve discussed the possibility of reinstating the joint U.S.-CNMI DEA Task Force that has been suspended since 2008.
Guam was the first United States Territory
to legalize medical marijuana
John S. Comer
Special Agent in Charge
Drug Enforcement Administration, Los Angeles Division
Special Agent John S. Comer has served 33 years with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. In his current assignment as the Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Division, Special Agent Comer oversees the development of the counter narcotics enforcement strategy and drug law enforcement partnerships throughout seven counties in the greater Los Angeles area, the entire states of Nevada and Hawaii, the island of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Exporting democracyâ€¦ or something drugwarrant
While also dealing with addiction, Chuck made his living busking on the streets of The Hague. He was originally from Baltimore. While he was lying in hospital, Dutch authorities had been trying for days to trace any relatives he may still have in the US.
Much loved and respected by the people of The Hague, Charles passed over, aged 65 years, just two hours ago. The local council have kindly offered to cover all costs related to his funeral.
Any help tracing relatives would be much appreciated.
It’s front page news already:
Check out the video of him playing with the Hague Residential Orchestra. It was actually televised live to the whole nation.
Isn’t this how we should always treat each other?
For a guy who rates weed by how quickly it makes me want to pick up a guitar and play, this story was heart-warming and emotional.
Hollanders’ Seriously Rock.
You know what, NCN, that’s one of my favorite ways, too. Any preferred strains?
Gorilla Glue #4 is a creative favorite. Headband is another good one.
I’ve been working on an acoustic version of Pink Floyd’s “Money.”
Thanks, NCN, I’ll remember that. Love Floyd, got a few acoustic numbers of theirs down.
It touched me in the same way and for the same reason. Many of the songs Chuck covered are the same ones I used while busking my way through Europe in the 80s and 90s.
These days, I don’t spark one up until about 20:00 but like you, within 15 minutes, I’m tuned up and strumming all the way till bedtime.
People have been leaving flowers and messages at all the places Chuck used to busk. There’s even talk of a stone statue:
Big Pharma was dealt a blow by the Veterans Administration, which took steps to oversee opioid prescriptions provided to U.S. veterans over a two-year period starting in 2013, much to the benefit of the VAâ€™s patients.
Too bad that less fortunate civilians didnâ€™t receive the same service. Most U.S. citizens are forced to suffer the politicians and DEA who scapegoat marijuana and its consumers for the current opioids situation, using gateway-theory nonsense, while refusing to recognize cannabinoidsâ€™ pain reducing qualities and comparative safety for pain treatment. Kudos go to the VA, not the DEA.
US District Judge Reed Oâ€™Connor is using the federal court system to wage religious warfare against those not inclined to accept certain religious dogmas. He is doing so under the banner of â€œreligious rightsâ€.
Oâ€™Connor is backing doctors who for religious reasons refuse to treat people who are transgender, or who have an abortion. The current Affordable Care Act forbids such discrimination from doctors or insurance companies. Oâ€™Connor is treading a slippery slope. Discrimination against drug consumers is already a longstanding, common practice of right wing Roman Catholics, Evangelicals, Mormons, et al., people who commonly discriminate regardless of their professional capacities in business and government. Under Judge Oâ€™Connerâ€™s rules of religious freedom, certain doctors would be free to refuse to treat addicts, or recreational pot smokers.
Judge Rachel Freier, the first Hasidic woman elected to public office in the US, has this to say about religious freedom:
When the Republicans get around to gutting most of the ACA, expect them to eliminate the anti-discrimination policies that allow Christian dominionism and discrimination to flourish within the medical professions.
Throw away all your cat litter before it’s too late–busting you for fake meth. What’s next: a cop will lick some old slightly moist dog droppings, saying it tastes like some good brown Moroccan hash?
Either Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is as dumb as Spanish Moss concerning reality. Or another typically boring swamp water refugee, Drumpf’s stocking his shelves with. Ganjawar Fascist. End justifies the means, say what needs to be said. Ain’t that America, Land of the Fee’s and the Home of the Behaved.
â˜› Sessions on enforcing federal marijuana laws:
‘It won’t be an easy decision’
In an April 2016 Senate drug hearing, Sessions said, “I think one of [Obama’s] great failures, it’s obvious to me, is his lax treatment in comments on marijuana. It reverses 20 years almost of hostility to drugs that began really when Nancy Reagan started ‘Just Say No.'”
Sessions also said at the time that “the Department of Justice needs to be clearer” on marijuana legalization and enforcement.
Nancy Reagan’s Role in the Disastrous War on Drugs
â˜› Sessions Evades Firm Answer on State Marijuana Laws
During his confirmation for the position of Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions failed to give a straight answer with regard to how the Justice Department should respond to states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use.
â˜› AG Nominee Jeff Sessions Won’t Commit
to Not Enforcing Federal Marijuana Laws
Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont stepped up during Sessionâ€™s confirmation hearing to find out more about where the AG nominee stands on states that have legalized medical marijuana, specifically those jurisdictions that presently allow the use of CBD oil by children with epilepsy.
The Hype: Brain Damage in Dead Monkeys
In 1974, California Governor Ronald Reagan was asked about decriminalizing marijuana. After producing the Heath/Tulane University study, the so-called “Great Communicator” proclaimed, “The most reliable scientific sources say permanent brain damage is one of the inevitable results of the use of marijuana.
In the black and white world of drug consumption, being white is still a social advantage for someone with drug troubles. Especially when it comes to media representations of the situation. Son of Baldwin explains:
Unless of course the white people are immigrants.
DEA x DHS = bad news (regardless of race or color; think “white niggers”).
MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THY PEOPLE YOU’RE DYING
Good Guys wear white cowboy hats,
Bad Guys wear black.
That’s how the script is written.
A Few Buzzwords
â˜› HBOâ€™s Bryant Gumbel Calls Out
â€˜Race Based Codeâ€™ Language in Sports
Gumbel cited several other terms
which he says are part of this code.
We know what they mean when they fault end zone dances but applaud Lambeau leaps; when they label (New York Giants wide receiver Odell) Beckham a showboat but say (New England Patriots tight end Rob) Gronkowskiâ€˜s colorful, or when theyâ€™re calling some guys in a fight â€œscrappersâ€ and others â€œthugs.â€ Black viewers have always known itâ€™s a white guy whenever those in the booth are claiming a player is â€œheadyâ€ or â€œdoes the intangibles.â€
Poverty can lower your IQ,
Almost All Rural Whites are In Poverty
Everyone thought testing urine for drugs was an invasion of privacy. Now theyâ€™re coming for human breast milk. Mommies everywhere are at risk:
Watch out for those picograms! Meanwhile, dozens of young, eager, DEA agents, stand ready to lick the problem at its source. And this just in, a new commercial market in protective underwear garments is emerging to counter the new drug enforcement threat.
U.S. Women Increasingly Using Pot During Pregnancy
Pot can be safely used during pregnancy, and can help with several of the discomforts/problems associated there with a fact little known by the medical community, and even much of the herbalist community.
Pregnancy and Pot
By “Dr Kate” – Monday, August 31 1998
Ganja Mothers, Ganja Babies
Marijuana during pregnancy
The 30-day test showed that children of ganja-using mothers were superior to children of non-ganja mothers in two ways: the children had better organization and modulation of sleeping and waking, and they were less prone to stress-related anxiety.
Cannabinoids occur naturally in breast milk
“Sessions leaves door open for marijuana crackdown, Congress should close it” – By Paul Armentano at The Hill
“From a purely political perspective, it makes little sense for the federal government to take actions that are so clearly contradictory to the will of the majority of the American people.”
“Rather than leaving this decision solely up to the discretion of the incoming attorney general, members of Congress should take this opportunity to move expeditiously to amend federal law in a manner that comports with public and scientific consensus, as well as with marijuanaâ€™s rapidly changing cultural and legal status.”
“Until that day happens, the incoming administration and its Justice Department ought to respect Americaâ€™s long-established principles of federalism and heed the advice former Supreme Court Justice Brandeis, who famously opined, â€œ[A] state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.â€
“Reading the Tea Leaves on Jeff Sessionsâ€™ Marijuana Answers”
by “Radical” Russ http://tinyurl.com/j8328he
I’ve heard a rumor from very reliable sources that the POTUS-elect will nominate Judge Judy to fill the current vacancy on the SCOTUS. He likes her no nonsense, no compromises style and her refusal to let the law stand in the way of her decisions. Contract negotiations are ongoing with residuals being a significant bone of contention. Also Judge Judy wants top billing so Justice Roberts would need to have his contract bought out after the POTUS-elect realizes that he can’t fire a SCOTUS Justice.
Doesn’t everyone agree that a reality show set in the White House is long overdue?
Well our very way of life as we know it may not survive the POTUS-elect. But there’s no doubt that we will be going out laughing.
Check out Judge Rinder. He’s a camp Brit version of Bitch Judy.