. News Sources. GMM Facebook. . 2022 GMM Ballotpedia: and marijuana minimum wage. could legalize or US Congress if the deschedule adult-use cannabis at the federal level filibuster was gone. Republican Do not vote for US Senate candidates that support the filibuster. .
Note high rates in Republican south Republican states. It's not just cannabis prohibition.
June 11, 2022. Sao Paulo, Brazil.  
21 June 2022.
2.5 ounces. 3 prior felony convictions. None involved actual violence against people. Mississippi Supreme Court Upholds Life Sentence for Weed Possession. 3rd highest incarceration rate in the world Mississippi is a Republican state. All 3 are far higher than the US as a whole. behind Louisiana and Oklahoma. US has highest rate among countries.
11 June 2022. Sao Paulo, Brazil. 100,000 at marijuana march. See photos.  See videos:  . . Video with overhead drone views
9 June 2022: Thailand just decriminalized cannabis. But you still can't smoke joints, minister says.   . "More than 3,000 inmates serving prison terms for cannabis and hemp-related drug offenses will be released on Thursday. ... And huge festivities are planned this weekend. One event organized by Highland Legalization, a Thai marijuana advocacy group, will see two days of musical performances, panel discussions and cannabis food sales."
11 May 2022: Thailand to Give Away 1 Million Free Cannabis Plants for Home Cultivation. .
8 May 2022: Austin voters overwhelmingly say yes to marijuana.  .
8 May 2022: Seven Highlights from the 2022 New York City Cannabis Parade & Rally. .
6 May 2022: Germanys health minister Karl Lauterbach confirms on twitter the starting of the process of Legalisation of Cannabis in Germany.  . They also want a new start in #drugpolicy in general! #DontPunish
Federal cannabis reform also blocked by their filibuster support.
Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin could save abortion rights but ... they won't.
2022 Global Cannabis March and 420 map. Germany. 2022 map of many cities with Global Marijuana March events on May 7, etc..  .
22 Apr 2022: New Jersey gets high on its own supply as legal weed sales begin. .
Multi-city 420 lists
18 Apr 2022:
"The reductions in drug utilization that we find could lead to significant cost savings for state Medicaid programs." Legalizing marijuana lowers demand for prescription drugs, study finds.
30 Mar 2022: "The measure won approval in the House, but the [ Bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky appears dead. ] Senate hasn’t brought it up for a vote. Advocates like Julie Cantwell say they’re furious. She says her son used to have 100 small seizures every day. Now, with help from out-of-state medical marijuana, she says he’s been seizure-free for 29 months. ... Support for medical marijuana is widespread in the commonwealth. A poll from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky says nine in ten adults support legalization."
26 Mar 2022:
Mitch McConnell’s Confederate Flag Photo Resurfaces as He Announces He Will Oppose Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation.    . See: The . Republican roots of the racist drug war go all the way back to President Nixon Race, ethnicity, and drug war.
25 Mar 2022:
Native Americans Are Operating New York State’s First Legal Cannabis Dispensaries.
24 Mar 2022: "rising for the eighth consecutive year". Japan sees record 5,400 cannabis offenders in 2021.
22 Mar 2022: Many Texans will be liberated in spite of Texas New Mexico set to launch $400 million adult-use marijuana market likely to attract Texans. leaders. Article: the fact New Mexico doesn’t have a state cap on licenses "will allow greater entrepreneurialism and opportunities for everyone in the state," Wellington said. ... "Our studies show that 40% to 42% of all adult-use cannabis will be derived from out-of-state purchases, particularly Texas."
Delaware HB305 vote. .
Life expectancy vs healthcare spending.
US wastes so much money. Source.
16 Mar 2022:
Delaware. Cannabis legalization backers question ‘suspicious’ amendments before bill fell short in house vote. . actually lost this vote. But their anti-democracy rule killed the bill: "The three-fifths vote is required on legislation that raises revenues." Republicans
13 Mar 2022:
11 Mar 2022: New York City. These Weed Sellers Aren’t Waiting for Permits: ‘Like a Dream Come True’. First New York cannabis licenses to go to hemp farmers and those impacted by war on drugs.
8 Mar 2022: 2022 New York City Cannabis Parade & Rally set for May 7, 2022.
8 Mar 2022:
Virginia Bill to Allow Marijuana Resentencing Killed by . Republicans
6 Mar 2022: Stuttgart, Germany. Global Marijuana March on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
6 Mar 2022: Mercury center Brittney Griner reportedly detained in Russia on marijuana charges. .
5 Mar: Dude escaping Ukraine during active shelling says he's okay because he smokes cannabis. Tells reporter to legalize it.
4 Mar 2022:
Several of the state’s Indian nations sell cannabis. Upstate New York’s Cayuga Nation expands its legal marijuana business.
4 Mar 2022: Legalization of recreational marijuana in South Dakota now up to voters. House members killed the bill for the last time Thursday. Voters will decide in November. Republican
2 Mar 2022: Why would anyone vote again for that idiot Texas. Beto O'Rourke promises marijuana legalization after winning governor nomination. Greg Abbott, the current governor? Republican
2 Mar 2022: Green Bay, Wisconsin moves to no longer fine people for marijuana possession, if they're at least 21 and it's not too much pot.
2 Mar 2022: Costa Rica Legalizes Medical Marijuana and Hemp. . "Two presidential candidates José María Figueres and Rodrigo Chaves, who will compete in a runoff election April 3, have both spoken in favor of legalizing recreational use of marijuana."
1 Mar 2022: Medical, smokable marijuana is now for sale in Minnesota.
28 Feb 2022: Virginia. House . Republicans Block Bill to Speed Retail Marijuana Sales 
26 Feb: Arizona cannabis industry is booming, report says. Hauling $1.35 billion in revenue last year.
25 Feb 2022:
Some of these cops were later involved in the Louisville family held at gunpoint during botched SWAT marijuana raid settles lawsuit for $460K. killing. Breonna Taylor
23 Feb 2022: Court: Medical Marijuana Can’t Be Taxed In New Mexico.
17 Feb 2022: Now it's up to Democrat lawmakers filing bills to legalize marijuana in Kentucky. who control both houses. Governor is a Democrat. Republicans
17 Feb 2022: Psychedelic Reform Possibilities in 2022.
11 Feb 2022: Marijuana Icon Willie Nelson Pushes For The Legalization Of ‘Comfort’ In Super Bowl Ad…For Shoes.
9 Feb: These States Could Still Approve Medical Marijuana in 2022. are blocking most cannabis reform in the remaining states. Republicans Wikipedia:
List of state parties of the Republican Party.
9 Feb: . CDC: Unvaccinated Adults 97 Times More Likely to Die from COVID-19 Than Boosted Adults. Unvaccinated adults 14 times more likely to die than fully vaccinated adults without booster dose
Ohio. Proposal to legalize marijuana faces yet another roadblock in Senate . Republican leader
7 Feb 2022: Manchin's filibuster support is the target. Also, it is blocking federal cannabis reform. Senator Joe Manchin Becomes Target In Various Democratic Senate Primaries.
6 Feb 2022: "just one of five tribal-owned dispensaries in the state and the first to be set next to such a large population base." Casino and ... cannabis? California tribe opens marijuana dispensary in Fresno area.
3 Feb 2022: "Mississippi becomes the 37th state to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes." Mississippi Becomes Latest State to Legalize Medical Marijuana.
29 Jan 2022: In Washington state. The virus doesn't care if you are macho. Anti-Vax Cop Who Told Guv to ‘Kiss My Ass’ Dies After Battle With COVID.
28 Jan: "We are also fully prepared to collect additional signatures and take this issue directly to voters on November 8, 2022, if legislators fail to act." Bill to legalize marijuana in Ohio heads to lawmakers after hitting signature requirements.
28 Jan 2022: Researchers say hemp-based rebar could replace steel in construction.
27 Jan 2022: . Kyrsten Sinema Would Lose 2024 Arizona Primary in a Landslide: Poll . Senators Sinema and Manchin are blocking federal cannabis reform due to their filibuster support.
26 Jan 2022: Hempcrete Submitted for Certification in US Building Codes.
25 Jan 2022: Article: The Anti-vaccine Right Literally Brought Human Sacrifice to America. discussed vaccines on half of his nightly broadcasts after Joe Biden became president, “and all but one of those episodes featured a claim that undermined vaccines or vaccination efforts.” Tucker Carlson
2022 minimum wages. Republican states.
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The Covid pandemic would be over by now in the US if not for the lies of the Republican echo chamber. Unvaccinated Republicans are dying in droves. Republicans refuse to get vaccinated.
24 Jan 2022: Thailand. Legalisation of household cannabis, limited recreational use.   .
20 Jan 2022: CNN. States with weaker gun laws have higher rates of firearm related homicides and suicides, study finds. With map.  . See: NRA drug war. US National Rifle Association.
18 Jan 2022: Does Marijuana Enhance Orgasm & Sexual Performance? Why A New Study Says Yes!
16 Jan 2022: 'Wild West' Hits New York City: Unregulated Cannabis Dispensaries Are Booming.
15 Jan 2022: "If the Constitutional Court allows the referendum to go forward, voters are expected to decide on the policy change sometime between April 15 and June 15." Almost There: Italian Activists Collect Enough Signatures For Marijuana Legalization Referendum.
14 Jan 2022: Guns, ammo … even a boat: how Oath Keepers plotted an armed coup.
14 Jan 2022: South Dakota Governor (. Republican) Wants Marijuana Activists To Pay Legal Bill For Her Lawsuit That Blocked Legalization
11 Jan 2022: Minimum wage in Germany to be raised once again in 2022.
11 Jan 2022: Vice News video. The Battle Over Psychedelic Therapy’s Future.
11 Jan 2022: "Seems @LeaderMcConnell is weak on the math skills. Mitch McConnell Told To 'Save The Damn Crocodile Tears' After Whining About Voting. The Democratic half of the Senate represents 41,549,808 more Americans than the GOP half."
11 Jan 2022: "FDR struck a deal with the plotters, allowing them to avoid treason charges – and possible execution – if Wall Street backed off its opposition to the New Deal." Why is so little known about the 1930s coup attempt against FDR?
6 Jan 2022: 7 Jan 2022: Psilocybin Services Would Be Legalized In Washington State Under New Bill. Oregon launches interest survey for psilocybin services.
3 Jan 2022: Texas. Beto O’Rourke’s blunt support of marijuana legalization gives advocates hope for policy change. Nov 2022 election for governor.
1 Jan 2022: Well, it's a new year and many states have increased their minimum wages. In contrast to the clueless . Wikipedia: List of US states by minimum wage states where poor MAGA Trumpists vote in their own slave masters. Republican
29 Dec 2021: Plant-based, smokable medical marijuana becomes legal in Louisiana on January 1, 2022. .
23 Dec 2021: "A flood of fentanyl-filled counterfeit pills being sold on social media". Killed by a pill bought on social media: the counterfeit drugs poisoning US teens.
21 Dec 2021: How General George Patton’s family entered the cannabis industry in Southbridge, Massachusetts.
19 Dec 2021:
Straight out of Inwood: ‘Legacy’ New York City pot dealers going legit — ‘We got that good work. The best of the best.’
18 Dec 2021: 13 Dec 2021: Malta Officially Legalizes Marijuana With President’s Signature, Becoming First In Europe To End Cannabis Prohibition. Malta to legalise cannabis for personal use in European first. .
16 Dec 2021: 6 Oct 2021: "The previous government was in bed with criminals who wanted to keep a monopoly on illicit cultivation and blocked our contract. Why has the law existed since 2017 and they never proceeded? America has been propping up a corrupt government." German Company in Talks With Afghanistan On Cannabis Cultivation. 17 Aug 2021: A Glimpse Into Afghanistan’s Traditional Cannabis Culture. What Taliban Rule Means for Afghanistan’s Drug Trade.
13 Dec 2021: Free Speech Under Attack in Czech Cannabis Crackdown.   .
10 Dec 2021: "Most hospitals and health systems in the state of Michigan have gone to code-red triage, which means they won't accept transfers. ... If you really want to support your staff, and you really want to support health care heroes, get vaccinated". Covid-19 patients at this hospital are dying 'at a rate we've never seen die before' -- and it's taking a toll on health care workers.
9 Dec 2021: Filipino journalist shot dead in 'cowardly' killing, say Philippine authorities. "Malabanan last worked with Reuters on the agency's reporting on Duterte's war on drugs, which won a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting".
9 Dec: Record number of journalists are in prison right now, according to press freedom report.
3 Dec 2021: Do You Know What’s in Your “Legal” CBD or THC Vape? . "these chemicals can create injury to the lung tissue, ... The study’s authors analyzed 241 vaporizer products, including THC and CBD vaporizers as well as tobacco pods from manufacturers like JUUL and refillable e-juices. In these, they found 350 chemicals." See: And: Cannabis is safer. Wikipedia: Electronic cigarette. List of additives in cigarettes.
28 Nov 2021: "It appears there is not a major wave of opt-outs sweeping across the state". Around 9% of towns, villages have opted out of recreational marijuana law in New York.
24 Nov 2021: Germany's incoming government unveils plans to legalize cannabis and phase out coal.  .
Philippines. Proposed bill to produce and export medical cannabis.
Tax the rich! End drug war!
The drug war is a control tool of the Republican Party.
BIPOC stands for "Black, Indigenous, and People of Color". SSDP = Students for Sensible Drug Policy. 40 under 40 Outstanding BIPOC leaders in Drug Policy - SSDP.
23 Nov 2021: Jury finds Unite the Right defendants liable for more than $26 million in damages.  . 17 Nov: Black man stomped by South Carolina officer gets $650,000.
Oregon raid seizes an epic amount of illegal marijuana. 500,000 pounds.  .
19 Nov 2021: "uncertainty and resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American reservations, as more states roll out legal marketplaces for recreational pot sales." Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide.
19 Nov 2021: "Because of its popularity with Hoosiers, Schmuhl said the [Democratic] party wanted to be on the forefront of the issue, pushing for cannabis reform. However, with Indiana Democrats push marijuana reform in 2022. holding a supermajority in both chambers, Schmuhl admitted chances are slim." Republicans
15 Nov 2021: "He said Abbott and Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces bid to take on . Republican Greg Abbott in 2022 Texas gubernatorial race in Austin have failed to tackle larger issues, including expanding Medicaid, legalizing marijuana, improving the electricity grid and improving schools." Republicans
14 Nov 2021: Minimum wage needs to be raised in Food banks struggle to feed hungry Americans. states where it is low. See Republican Click states for rates by state. See tables in US map. Wikipedia: Minimum wage in the United States
Almost as bad as Putin's prisons in Russia. Syria's torture death camps.
Liya Milushkina and Artyom Milushkin.
10 Nov 2021:
Article: The letter cites the Democratic primary debate in November 2019, during which Biden laid out his views on marijuana reform. "Number one, I think we should decriminalize marijuana, period," Biden said at the time. "And I think everyone — anyone who has a record should be let out of jail, their records expunged, be completely zeroed out."
Senator Warren presses Biden on pardons for nonviolent cannabis convictions.
5 Nov 2021:
And: Australia. Mathias Cormann calls for fossil fuel subsidies to be abolished. World spends $423 billion a year to subsidize fossil fuels.
5 Nov 2021: And: The United States of Tax Havens. Inequality chart.
Prison terms already served by some cops. 5 more drug convictions tied to corrupt Chicago cop vacated. 110 convictions vacated so far. Ongoing investigation into more cops.
2 Nov 2021:
Judge throws out man’s guilty plea after bodycam footage reveals New York City cop planting cannabis in cupholder of car of a couple of color. Racist prosecutors delayed releasing footage. Cop had done this before. Calls for prosecuting the cop.
2 Nov 2021: "Vast majority of the market remains underground – about 80-90%. ... Businesses frequently pay an effective tax rate of 70%, in part because they are breaking federal law and therefore aren’t able to take tax deductions." Due to Senate California legalized weed five years ago. Why is the illicit market still thriving? filibustering federal descheduling of cannabis. Republicans (!)
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Here’s how Biden’s Build Back Better framework would tax the rich. . "The IRS would hire enforcement agents trained to pursue wealthy tax evaders, ... It estimates these measures would raise $400 billion over 10 years."
27 Oct: "Only 14 states remain without full medical or adult-use legalization. With all traditionally blue states out of the way, red states are now weighing their options." 15 States That Could Legalize Cannabis in 2022. Vote out these dumbass conservative Republicans!
27 Oct 2021:
Private Prison Operator GEO Group Must Pay Inmates Minimum Wage, Jury Rules.
27 Oct 2021: Sri Lanka’s leading weed scholar and influencer who has a PhD in the natural sciences. This Weed Influencer Was Arrested for Farming Marijuana. He’s Not Giving Up.
26 Oct 2021: South Africa. Quanita Booley on the ballot in Cape Town for the Dagga Party.    .
25 Oct 2021:
BBC UK. Minimum wage for 23 and above to rise to £9.50 an hour ($13 an hour). . "Independent experts maintain there has been little or no evidence of job losses as a result of rising minimum wage levels."
22 Oct: TikTok, the company whose censorship decisions are sometimes made by the Chinese dictatorship, bans South African political candidate and cannabis activist, after he posted a viral campaign video about cannabis. . See Wikipedia: TikTok.
21 Oct 2021:
New York employers are banned from testing most workers for marijuana.
. Trump and Bolsonaro
Vote for cannabis.
US Republicans Voted Often to Kill Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions.   .
See Medicare spends less than 2 percent on bureaucracy. 1.4% to be exact. We need chart. Medicare for All. See also:
Nearly a third of our health care dollars go for something other than health care. Health insurance companies, for example.
Universal healthcare versus drug war. Canadian single-payer healthcare and Portuguese drug decriminalization
USA. The state of the nation. See:
And: More News. Cannabis is safer. - Click your state to see which anti-cannabis CannabisVoter.info to vote out.
Republicans Vote out most US Republicans and their cannabis war.
The drug war is a control tool of the Republican Party.
And: Real democracy is ranked-choice voting (instant-runoff). Remove Presidential veto power.
The and the filibuster should be temporary delays before simple majority votes (50% +1). presidential veto
The evil history of the US Senate filibuster, or why the US no longer has simple majority rule. .
2022 Global Cannabis March and 420 map. links: Event & 2022 talk.
US Republican states. It's not just cannabis prohibition.
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