So, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019 would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, among other things.
It was scheduled for a vote next week.
According to NORML, it’s now been postponed until after the election.
Any bets on when or if this will actually happen?
They are afraid to vote on this before the election according to the press reports I have read. Only answer so far that I have seen. If I were a betting man I would not expect much until February or March. It does not make me happy, red and blue both at fault. It does not look like business as usual in Washington. Like a big nothing burger.
My Congressman tells me time and time again that he won’t vote for it because ‘he’ doesn’t believe in it. I hate the fact we’ve got a former district attorney as a potential VP, but hasn’t she voted in favor of cannabis, though it might not sit well with her beliefs or her former job/mindset. Imagine a politician doing what they were told, like a trained pet of the people.
Earlier this year, I emailed all my dispensaries in his area, and Oklahoma has got quite a bit for its population. They had to know their very own congressman would be voting ‘no’.
I’m still young enough to waste my time with hope, so I’m listening to ‘Bolt Thrower’ British Death metal and will write to the Gov and some others in Nebraska. I’ll remind them of HSBC and Wachovia. shame on them for getting rid of Cannabis on the ballot. I guess some good strong coffee and cannabis is the one thing that would ever make me think they’d give a damn about what I wrote.
P.S. Anybody heard from CJ? I’m concerned he might be in harm or worse. He would ride with us on this couch from time to time and with very long posts.
How many of my generation know to blame their PTSD on the War on Drugs being waged worldwide? I work with this younger vet chick who deployed to Iraq during late Obama and got injured in the foot by an explosion and she has a ‘back the blue’ jacket. Yet the blue prop up the 1961 U.N. Single Laws by simply being the anchor–or force that keeps these drugs illegal and on the table for the world to sell. Does she know that there is a 60% chance her injury came from drug money–given 60% of the enemy is funded by drug money . . . or that 60% of her injury is a result of what drug money can fund, build, corrupt, and do in a war?
My wife and I don’t believe it is Patriotic to fly a flag with a large blue stripe or even a red one. Just the simple one and maybe with pot leaves on it until it is all legal. My state is transforming into something weird and I’m seeing way more ‘Trump Flags’ flying around homes and on vehicles. All these flags declaring their love and devotion for Trump is bothersome. The Conservatives who cannot stand ‘taking a knee’ should live more patriotically and they have failed horribly since Mid-September of 2001. They want to blame others for their mistakes, yet neither side invested in their country during a time of war. They gave the Feds more authority in the name of ‘security’ and then it just got worse. Fox news shouts trash and then the left’s news blabs nonsense as well. Too many people want to prune the tree and chop large branches off the problems, yet the trunk and her roots are just beneath their ladders.
My black coffee cup has in bold yellow lettering, with a smiley face forming the ‘u’, reads “We Are So Fucked” . . . the same as what my mask reads.
CJ is doing well, better in fact. He is a Facebook friend now. He has stable living arrangements, a Cat, Rholler, and a dog, Duke, an English bulldog. I will let him know you were asking about him, Son. But he is doing his thing his way, and doing well. If you have a Facebook account, let me know through Pete and Iâ€™ll send you a request. Us couch mates should stick together.
That’s great news!
from the “Whoa” files:
FinCEN Files: How banks move dirty money around the world
No surprise here I know but whoa…
I think marijuana legalization will be delayed until it’s no longer a political football. Which means I don’t know when it will be done.
Trump expressed his fear of Republican candidates appearing on the same ballot with marijuana voter initiatives. He blamed the defeat of Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker on the turnout. â€œYou brought out like a million people that nobody ever knew were coming out,â€ Trump said. I suspect Democrats love it when Trump tells them what he fears the most. It saves a lot of time and effort trying to figure it out themselves. So for now the vote gets delayed.
The Nation ran an article indicating the bipartisan favorability of marijuana rescheduling or legality, with 55% of Republican voters in favor. The article maintained that Joe Biden is pressuring the Democrats to pull their punches. This would only make sense if Biden thought he could win over Evangelical Trump supporters who view legal weed as a major factor in the decline and fall of civilizations. Maybe that’s what Biden was thinking when he said he favored misdemeanor marijuana arrests and forced rehab. Drug rehab is a big part of what certain religious individuals and groups do. So is employment as a narc.
Trump’s reactionary base is typified by an influential religious organization called the American Family Association (AFA) that’s largely funded by Charles Koch. Radio host Evangelical Bryan Fischer gives his view regarding cannabis on the AFA’s website:
So there you have it. Booze is angelic, and weed is demonic.
Three brain genes determine how well Naltroxone works in treating alcoholism:
The epigenetics of cocaine addiction is highlighted by researchers in a rat study:
And at the Institut Pasteur: “Cocaine Addiction: Impact of Genetic Mutations Elucidated”:
At CU Boulder, Colorado, machine learning is being applied to distinguishing little-studied cannabinoids and other compounds in marijuana:
Older Americans are increasingly adopting medicinal cannabis as a treatment for a wide range of ailments:
Lung damage from COVID-19 is reduced by CBD:
Obsessive compulsive disorder is reduced by half in the short-term within 4 hours of smoking marijuana according to WSU study:
Antibiotic potential of cannabis: CBG compound resistant to MRSA
Antibacterial Mechanism of Hemp Fiber
Cannabis Use and the Lungs
Cannabis sativa L. and its antimicrobial properties
â€“ A review
Hemp Fabric Kills Staph Bacteria
Ozone in the air breaks down THC. The low volativity of THC and its oxides means they are unlikely to be emitted into the air. Tactile transfers can still occur:
Viral mediated gene delivery reduces cocaine cravings:
The biological mechanisms of empathy are linked to changes in the oxytocin gene and may one day provide new information with regard to how psychedelics affect empathy:
Ibogaine analogue treats addiction and depression: