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Hay Shaman... can't get the list of eight senators

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/09/marijuana-legalization-senators-governors_n_5107508.html

 

Recreational marijuana is now legal in two states and could soon be legal in a few more, so let’s take a look at the kind of support legalization efforts are getting from governors and U.S. senators. Here’s a GIF showing every governor and senator who has come out publicly in favor of legalizing weed, a move over half the nation now supports, according to some polls:

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June 30, 2016 - "A panel of House Republicans has removed language from a federal appropriations bill that sought to expand medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans.

 

Majorities in both the US House and Senate voted in May to include the language, the Veterans Equal Access Amendment, as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. However, Republicans sitting on the House Appropriations Committee decided last week to remove the language from the bill during a concurrence vote.

 

The latest version of the Appropriations bill now awaits action by the Senate, who may seek to reconsider the amendment.

 

"We feel the failure of the conferees to include [this] provision is a drastic misfortune for veterans and contrary to the will of both chambers," wrote Sens. Steve Daines (R-MT), Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and nine other Democratic lawmakers in letter to Congressional leadership asking them to reinstate the amendment."

http://norml.org/news/2016/06/30/congress-republicans-derail-efforts-to-expand-cannabis-access-to-military-veterans

 

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Trump may deserve a C+ for what he said way back when in 1990. But the insurance lobby is a big contributor to the GOP and he has yet to state his current views.

If we had a true democracy, pot would have been decriminalized years ago.

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Trump may deserve a C+ for what he said way back when in 1990. But the insurance lobby is a big contributor to the GOP and he has yet to state his current views.

 

If we had a true democracy, pot would have been decriminalized years ago.

 

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July 11, 2016 - "After hours of wrangling, the Democratic Party on Saturday endorsed a “reasoned pathway to future legalization” of marijuana as part of its convention platform, and called for MJ to be downgraded from Schedule 1 on the federal government’s list of controlled substances.

 

Clinton said she supports medical marijuana research and in November said cannabis should be reclassified from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2, while Trump said that cannabis was a decision to be left up to the individual states.

 

According to the Washington Post, the platform amendment reads: “Because of conflicting laws regarding marijuana, both on the federal and state levels, we encourage the federal government to remove marijuana from its list as a Class 1 Federal Controlled Substance, providing a reasoned pathway to future legalization.”

http://mjbizdaily.co...zation-pathway/

 

July 11, 2016 - "The central California city of Coalinga has taken the unusual step of selling its former prison for $4.1 million to a cannabis company that will convert it into a medical marijuana oil extraction plant.

 

The prison, which has sat unused for several years, was sold to Ocean Grown Extracts by the Coalinga City Council under a deal formally approved on Thursday, according to the Fresno Bee.

 

Ocean Grown pledged to hire 100 locals to staff the new operation, and hopes to have it up and running within six months, co-owner Casey Dalton told the Bee. They also will rely on the local airport to ship their product around the state.

 

The city, located in the conservative San Joaquin Valley, had resisted legalizing medical cannabis. But the lure of the economic boom eventually wore down resistance to MMJ. The sale of the prison to Ocean Grown, for example, will bring the city of Coalinga out of debt and into the black."

http://mjbizdaily.co...action-company/

July 12, 2016 - "Medical cannabis has likely made a serious dent in the prescription drug industry – to the tune of $165 million in market share in 2013, according to a new study published in the journal Health Affairs.

 

The study’s authors examined prescription information filled by Medicare Part D enrollees between 2010-2013. They looked specifically at ailments that could have been alternatively treated by cannabis, such as depression, anxiety, nausea, pain and glaucoma, Medical News Today reported.

 

The analysis found that during those three years, the use of prescription medication took a nosedive. Daily doses of prescription drugs for pain shrunk by 1,826, for example, while doses for depression went down by 265.

 

The researchers estimated that the reduced reliance on prescription drugs equated to a savings of $165 million. The findings indicate the money is instead going toward medical cannabis as an alternative treatment.

 

The same study also estimated that if the entire United States had legalized MMJ in 2013, the populace would have saved $468 million that year on prescription drugs, much of which probably would have gone to cannabis sales."

http://mjbizdaily.co...on-drug-market/

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July 7, 2016 - "Hawaii’s new medical marijuana dispensaries are expected to ring up $12.7 million to $38 million in sales during their first year of business, a report from the Hawaii Dispensary Association predicts.

 

By 2018, sales could surge to as much as $145 million, according to the association’s report.

 

Also by 2018, there will be 40,075 MMJ patients in the state, the report forecasts. That would bring revenue to anywhere from $48.3 million to $145 million, with a “likely target” of $80.6 million. The forecast is based on the same patient spending assumptions.

 

The 2018 figures do not include medical marijuana patient tourists, which the report predicts could number between 63,000 to 128,000. Based on those numbers, MMJ tourists could inject an additional $1.3 million to $58 million in revenue."

http://mjbizdaily.com/big-sales-predicted-for-hawaii-mmj-dispensaries/

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We need to have completely rewritten drug laws to fully remove the stigma and any barriers to access , in Canada we are in the process of notifying the United Nations that we are no longer going to be Honoring the Anti - CANNIBUS treaty that essentially prevented member countries from FULLY LEGALIZING MARIJUANA .

 

SAY NO TO BIG PHARMA AND YES TO A BEAUTIFUL GREEN FUTURE !!!!!!!!!!

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We need to have completely rewritten drug laws to fully remove the stigma and any barriers to access , in Canada we are in the process of notifying the United Nations that we are no longer going to be Honoring the Anti - CANNIBUS treaty that essentially prevented member countries from FULLY LEGALIZING MARIJUANA .

 

SAY NO TO BIG PHARMA AND YES TO A BEAUTIFUL GREEN FUTURE !!!!!!!!!!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_Convention_on_Narcotic_Drugs

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/marijuana-legalization-canada-un-drug-conventions-1.3584148

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Just a side note to my earlier comments / there are actually three treaties with U.N /1961 / 1971 /1988 / they can all be backed out of thought with the help of our very young LIBERAL Prime minister

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FUTURE PRESIDENT CORY ANTHONY BOOKER could be new drug czar in Clinton administration. Its so nice to see these new up and coming politicians think like me !!!

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The difference between "drugs" & "medication".




"medication" is good....when the Big Pharma$ concoct a heavily-concentrated version o' what Ma Nature provided.




http://norml.org/news/2016/07/14/fda-approves-first-ever-liquid-synthetic-thc-formulation



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Just ask the folks at Bayer!!



http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/heroin.html




When these meds are sold, where no taxes are collected....they magically turn-into "drugs".


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July 21, 2016 - "The enactment of statewide medical cannabis laws is associated with a decrease in the number of reported workplace absences due to sickness, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Health Economics.

 

An economist from the University of Wisconsin analyzed work absence data following the enactment of medical marijuana laws in 24 states, with an emphasis on sickness-related absenteeism among individuals most likely to be eligible for cannabis therapy.

 

Those full-time employees between the ages of 50 and 59 were 13 percent less likely to report absences due to illness following medical marijuana legalization. Those ages 40 to 49 were 11 percent less likely to do so, and those ages 30 to 39 were 16 percent less likely to report a medical-related absence.

 

"Although there is not a direct identification of those who use marijuana for medical purposes in the data, overall sickness absence is reduced for those in age and gender groups most likely to be cardholders," the author concluded. "The results of this paper therefore suggest that medical marijuana legalization would decrease costs for employers as it has reduced self-reported absence from work due to illness/medical issues."

http://norml.org/news/2016/07/21/study-workplace-absences-decline-following-passage-of-medical-cannabis-laws

 

There's NOTHING better, for WHACKING STRESS, like a GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP.....

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....WITH ZERO HANGOVERS, THE NEXT MORNING!!!!

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Its actually really an empowering feeling , being free of all pharmaceutical drugs and with that BIG PHARMA having no influence in your life or ever giving these 1 PRESENTERS any of the hard earned wages from the middle and lower classes.

 

SAY NO TO BIG PHARMA SAY NO TO BIG PHARMA SAY NO TO BIG PHARMA SAY NO TO BIG PHARMA SAY NO TO BIG PHARMA SAY NO TO BIG PHARMA SAY NO TO

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It just shows how desperate the right-wing anti pot fools were in the 60's , and how these films are now ironically being used by the pro marijuana industry , oops conservatives see how hate and intolerance blows up in your face everytime.

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July 20, 2016 - "In a move that may encourage Pennsylvania doctors to get certified to recommend medical marijuana, the state’s Department of Health has established a physician working group to help implement its new MMJ law.

 

It’s an important issue because in some states, medical cannabis programs have suffered because of a lack of physicians willing to recommend cannabis.

 

“Physicians and their medical expertise are crucial to the success of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program, and we will continue to engage them throughout the process to ensure their medical expertise is heard on behalf of patients,” the state’s health secretary, Dr. Karen Murphy, told the Philadelphia Business Journal.

 

The working group will convene within the next few weeks, according to the publication.

 

The health department expects to complete temporary regulations for growers and processors by the end of August, and has said the program could be up and running by early 2018, according to the paper.

 

Representatives in the working group hail from more than a dozen prominent medical entities, including Penn State Health, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine."

http://mjbizdaily.com/pa-establishes-physicians-working-group-for-medical-cannabis-program/

 

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July 28, 2016 - "More than two in three military veterans say that medical cannabis should be legalized, and 75 percent believe that VA physicians should be able to recommend marijuana therapy to eligible patients, according to the results of the 7th annual membership survey of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American (IAVA).

 

Sixty-eight percent of respondents said they "support the legalization of medical marijuana in their state." Only 20 percent oppose legalizing medical cannabis access.

 

Seventy-five percent of veterans "believe the VA should allow medical marijuana as a treatment option where warranted." Fourteen percent of respondents disagreed.

 

Founded in 2004, the IAVA states that it is "the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America."

 

In May, majorities in both the US House and Senate voted to include language in the 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill to permit VA doctors to recommend cannabis therapy.

 

However, Republicans sitting on the House Appropriations Committee decided in June to remove the language from the bill during a concurrence vote."

http://norml.org/news/2016/07/28/survey-military-veterans-strongly-support-medical-cannabis-access

 

July 25, 2016 - "The U.S. marijuana industry has quickly become a major job generator, with cannabis-related companies now employing an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 workers.

 

The estimates – released in the 2016 Marijuana Business Factbook – include employment at retailers, wholesale grows, infused products/concentrates companies, testing labs and ancillary firms focused primarily on marijuana."

http://mjbizdaily.com/chart-week-100000-workers-employed-cannabis-companies/

 

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July 29, 2016 - "Countering the Republican governor, the Democratic mayor of Boston, and numerous other public officials that are campaigning against adult use marijuana legalization in Massachusetts, a solid bloc of 10 state lawmakers on Thursday announced their support for the campaign that’s trying to get voters to approve recreational cannabis this November.

 

The ten, which were revealed in a press release on Thursday by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, are all endorsing Question 4, the initiative supported by the campaign and by the Marijuana Policy Project, which would legalize rec in the Bay State.

 

The ten are all Democratic state legislators, and all said their support stemmed from concern for social justice issues, their belief that the War on Drugs has failed, and a desire to bolster state tax revenue.

 

Its time we got this over with,” Sen. Will Brownsberger, chairman of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, said in the release. “The prohibition approach to the control of marijuana use just has not worked.”

http://mjbizdaily.com/10-massachusetts-lawmakers-endorse-rec-initiative/

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“It’s time we got this over with,” Sen. Will Brownsberger, chairman of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, said in the release. “The prohibition approach to the control of marijuana use just has not worked.”

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