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20 Oct 2021: Costa Rica congress approves legalization of marijuana for medicinal use. [93].

Colin Powell lied. [3][4][5][6].

18 Oct 2021: Colin Powell died, and Republicans used it to lie about vaccines. And: 6 Feb 2018: Lie After Lie: What Colin Powell Knew About Iraq 15 Years Ago and What He Told the U.N.. [94][95][96][97]. Republican-led wars based on lies: Iraq War, Drug War, Cannabis War. Wikipedia: Crimes against humanity.

13 Oct 2021: Inside The Digital Campaign That May Allow Italy To Decriminalize Cannabis.
13 Oct 2021: Voters Across The U.S. Will Decide On Marijuana And Psychedelics Ballot Measures Next Month. Sales taxes on cannabis are regressive taxes that hurt the poor the most, and force people to the illegal market. Vote them all down. Progressive income taxes are much fairer taxes. Rich Republican leaders hate them. Repeal the Trump tax cuts for the rich. Support minimum wage increases.
12 Oct 2021: Man fails in appeal against death sentence for transporting 1kg of cannabis into Singapore. [98]. Death for 2 pounds. These fascist countries with the death penalty. Oh wait, the US has the death penalty AND the world's highest incarceration rate. AND: There were around 106,800 US drug overdose deaths in the year ending November 30, 2021. 293 per day. Only around 30 to 55 per year in Portugal, a country with universal healthcare, and where all drugs have been decriminalized since 2001.
11 Oct 2021: Activists seek legal marijuana in former hippie haven Nepal. "Health minister Birod Khatiwada, a powerful member of the governing coalition, has been lobbying for the proposed bill".
8 Oct: Young Brit Receives 25 Year Sentence In Dubai For CBD Oil. Four small bottles of vape oil and a vape pen.
6 Oct 2021: Youtube. This Philly neighborhood is purportedly the largest open-air narcotics market for heroin on the East Coast. [99]. And: Melissa Etheridge on using marijuana instead of prescription drugs. See: study on cannabis vs opioids.

7 Oct 2021: Reallocation effects of the minimum wage. "In January 2015, Germany introduced a uniform minimum wage of €8.50 [$10 an hour today]. ... boosted wages of low-wage workers, did not lower employment, and induced a reallocation toward more productive establishments." - Why do US Republicans leaders hate us? Why won't they raise the US minimum wage?
Minimum wage by US state and territory. Dark blue areas have a higher minimum wage than the federal rate ($7.25 per hour). For the other colors the federal rate applies. Except for "special minimum wage" that applies to 2 island territories. See source for more info.
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He is a con man for the rich. Repeal Trump's tax cuts for the rich.

3 Oct 2021: Pandora Papers: Secret wealth and dealings of world leaders exposed. Repeal Trump's Taliban Republican tax cuts for the rich. And vote out Republicans to end the cannabis war. 2 Oct 2021: 1 in 5 older Americans say they used up their savings or lost their main source of income because of the pandemic.

2 Oct 2021: "I Am Not A Baby-Making Machine": Thousands March For Abortion Rights In Protest Of Texas's New Law. [100][101]. The many photos and hundreds of rallies across the nation are great. Makes me miss having hundreds of global cannabis marches. Taliban Republicans may be crushed in the 2022 midterm elections due to this. That would be great for cannabis reform, too.
1 Oct 2021: Marijuana Isn’t Exactly On Virginia’s Ballot Next Month, But Legalization’s Fate Is, Advocates Say. "Depending on who voters choose as governor, and which party ends up controlling the legislature during the election, the new government [if Republican] could drastically roll back planned reforms or undo them completely,"
30 Sep 2021: Democratic Gov. Newsom approves sweeping reforms to law enforcement in California. "allowing their badges to be permanently taken away for excessive force, dishonesty and racial bias. ... mandating that officers intercede when they see a colleague using excessive force and immediately report the incident. ... fails to intercede could be disciplined up to and including the same penalty as the officer who committed the excessive force."
30 Sep 2021: Most Police Killings in the U.S. Aren't Officially Counted, Study Finds.

28 Sep 2021: D.C. Sets First-Ever Hearing On Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Sales.
27 Sep 2021: Los Angeles DA (Democrat) moves to dismiss nearly 60,000 marijuana convictions. Last year, Jackie Lacey (Democrat), then the district attorney, dismissed 66,000 convictions.

23 Sep 2021: Report: Southern Oregon Hemp Testing Reveals Large Amounts Of Illicit Marijuana.
22 Sep 2021: Is Hemp Insulation a ‘Game-Changing’ Housing Technology?
22 Sep: Helsinki. The Green League presented Finland's first plans for legalization.
21 Sep: Amazon says workers and applicants fired or barred during marijuana screening are now eligible for employment. Lobbying to federally deschedule cannabis.

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19 Sep 2021: Italy set for referendum on liberalising cannabis use, say advocates. 18 Sep: CNN. Italy will likely hold a referendum on decriminalizing cannabis next year. 500,000 signatures gathered. [102][103]. 13 Sep: Italy. Cannabis referendum, 220,000 signatures in 48 hours. “This is a political fact. We are making history”. [104].

13 Sep: Inside Italy’s Push To Decriminalize Recreational Cannabis. [105]. 8 Sep: Selfie of a couple Italian legislators making progress on cannabis. [106]. Wikipedia: Cannabis in Italy.
12 Sep: Cannabis Social Clubs In Malta Will Be ‘Friendly And Welcoming,’ Barcelona Businessman Says.
11 Sep 2021: USA. Timeline of daily new confirmed COVID-19 deaths. 3000 people died from 9/11 in the US. 1600 people are dying daily from COVID-19 in the US (mostly unvaccinated Republicans) right now. [107].
7 Sep 2021: USA. Just Say It: The US Health Care System Has Collapsed. Nurse shortage at crisis level. [108]. Wikipedia: List of countries by total health expenditure per capita. See: Canadian single-payer healthcare and Portuguese drug decriminalization. [109][110][111][112][113]. Single-payer healthcare costs less and gets better results:

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7 Sep: Poll: Republican Voters Support Florida's Governor DeSantis, But Overall Popularity Declines. Another science-hating, prohibitionist Taliban Republican sinks below 50% approval in the polls.

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7 Sep 2021: Mexico Supreme Court rules criminalizing abortion is unconstitutional. It also recently declared again that marijuana prohibition is unconstitutional, and possession and cultivation legal. In contrast to the Trump Supreme Court, Texas Taliban, and Republican cannabis prohibitionists.

3 Sep 2021: Malaysia. Sentenced to death on Sep 3, 2021 for 299 grams of cannabis.
3 Sep 2021: Italy. Filippo Blengino arrested for posting a video about growing cannabis.
2 Sep 2021: 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.

Vaccines and mask mandates work. Republicans don't believe in science, harm reduction, etc..

29 Aug 2021: Florida radio host 'Mr. Anti-Vax' dies of COVID-19.
29 Aug 2021: CDC: An Unvaccinated Teacher Took Off Their Mask to Read Aloud. Half the Class Got COVID.
28 Aug 2021: Do face masks work? Here are 49 scientific studies that explain why they do.

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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: I served in Afghanistan as a US Marine, twice. Here’s the truth in two sentences. "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."

17 Aug 2021: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Tried Marijuana. "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".

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Wikipedia: United States drug overdose death rates and totals over time. US drug overdose numbers: Over 99,000 died in 12 month period ending Mar 31, 2021. Contrast with Portugal at around 30 to 50 deaths per year. [114][115]. Portugal decriminalized all drugs in 2001. [116].

16 Aug 2021: The US spent $2 trillion in Afghanistan – and for what? [117]. Plus: Another $2 trillion for future care of veterans of post-9/11 wars. From another article: "More than 80 percent of global opium and heroin come from Afghanistan." ... "anger against the government in Kabul and its foreign backers – and sympathy for the Taliban – among farmers and labourers who depend on opium production to feed their families." From Costs of War Project: 241,000 Afghan War deaths. Not counting those "by disease, loss of access to food, water, infrastructure, and/or other indirect consequences of the war".
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8 Aug 2021: Study suggests cannabis can induce a psychedelic-like “oceanic” experience. Further study needed to see if this helps relieve depression. 30 July: This article may be premature in saying it helps depression. See: Actual study.
8 Aug 2021: My husband's suicide after Jan. 6 riots was a line-of-duty death. He deserves recognition. "Struck in the head with a metal pole after having been brutally attacked [by Republican fascists]."
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: The Olympics shouldn’t test for cannabis — much less ban athletes who test positive. Cannabis is safer than the alcohol craziness at the Olympics.

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Debt in America: An Interactive Map. 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 Republican minimum wages, lack of expanded Medicaid, unfair bankruptcy laws, massive evictions (past and upcoming).
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: Inside a KKK murder plot: Grab him up, take him to the river. The KKK owns law enforcement today in the Republican 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.
Wikipedia: Universal health care. And: 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: Nevada Declares Marijuana Not Performance Enhancing—Legalizes Cannabis Use For MMA Athletes. "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."
6 July 2021: Brazil Gains Ground on Medical Marijuana, in Defiance of Bolsonaro.

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2 July: 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. [118][119][120].
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: Germany: Cannabis legalization becomes election campaign issue. "Four of the six parties ... are committed to backing an end to the prohibition policy."
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: Connecticut Governor Plans to Sign Legal Cannabis Bill Heading to His Desk. "passed on a 16 to 11 vote, ... all the Republicans in attendance in opposition."
10 June 2021: Some murderous Republicans rebel against needle exchanges, a powerful anti-opioid tool. 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.
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. [121][122][123][124][125].
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: Since legalization 2 years ago, Arkansans have spent $300 million on medical marijuana. "38 dispensary licenses and the full limit of eight growers licenses."

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14 May 2021: Billionaires worldwide gained $5 trillion in one year. Wealth inequality at levels not seen since just before the Great Depression. Republican tax cuts for the rich. Record low inflation-adjusted 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. Republicans block universal healthcare.

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1 May 2021: Shoutwiki: New York City. See 2021 section. Cannabis Parade and Rally. 420 links too.
1 May 2021: New York City. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will headline this year's NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally on May 1. As well as other dignitaries.

29 Apr 2021: He Fought for Decades to Make Marijuana Legal. Now What?. By Colin Moynihan. About Dana Beal. From 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. [126][127][128][129][130][131].
20 Apr: Food Network's 'Chopped 420' stars Phoenix cannabis chef Derek Upton.
19 Apr 2021: House Passes Marijuana Banking Bill With Bipartisan Support . "The legislation passed the House with bipartisan support in 2019, but it was ignored by the Republican-controlled Senate."
16 Apr 2021: Biden’s Already On Board With Federal Marijuana Legalization Even If He Doesn’t Use That Word, according to Senators Booker and Schumer. "At the federal level, you call it 'decriminalization' because that lets the states legalize".

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15 Apr 2021: Nationwide Poll: More Americans Than Ever Before (69%) Say That Marijuana Should Be Legal.
14 Apr: Jeff Mizanskey on Life After a Life Sentence for Marijuana. "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,"
14 Apr 2021: Montana Passes Landmark Bill Advancing Hemp as Animal Feed.

12 Apr 2021: New Mexico becomes latest state to legalize marijuana, a rebuttal to America's 'failed war on drugs'. "While marijuana will become legal on June 29, New Mexico residents will, for a time, need to grow their own (under the new law, they are allowed up to six plants each). That's because the state will first need to develop both a regulatory infrastructure and sufficient commercial supply before allowing retail sales, which could begin as late as April 2022. ... the state's [dumbass] Republicans are displeased."

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9 Apr 2021: Nikki Fried: Florida Republicans declare war on medical marijuana | Opinion. "House Bill 1455, put forward by [Republican] Representative Roach (ironic, right?), declares war on Florida’s medical marijuana program and patients."
8 Apr 2021: Virginia legalizes marijuana. "Adults 21 and older will be able to use and grow marijuana, starting in July. The state will also launch a legal, regulated market".
7 Apr 2021: Virginia, 16th State To Legalize Recreational Pot, Latest To Emphasize 'Social Equity'. "Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, also a Democrat, broke a 20-20 vote tie in Virginia's Senate to pass the bill. No Republicans supported the measure."
5 Apr 2021: Mexico Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Key Senate Committee, With Floor Vote Expected This Month. "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."

3 Apr 2021: Schumer: Senate will act on marijuana legalization with or without Biden. From article: More than 40 percent of Americans now live in states that have embraced full legalization. ... "The legalization of states worked out remarkably well," he [Schumer] said. "They were a great success. The parade of [Republican] horribles never came about, and people got more [Democratic] freedom."
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31 Mar 2021: New York Becomes 15th State To Legalize Marijuana. [132]. "Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Wednesday [March 31, 2021] ... The legislation automatically clears the records of those with past marijuana-related convictions ... State lawmakers passed the legislation mainly along party lines late Tuesday, [clueless Republicans opposed it]."

31 Mar 2021: New York’s Summer of Hedonism Gets an Early Start As Recreational Weed Becomes Immediately Legal. "New Yorkers are permitted to smoke cannabis [now] in public wherever smoking tobacco is allowed."

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. Republicans oppose social and economic justice issues.
26 Mar: Georgia's Republican governor signed voter suppression law under a painting of a slave plantation. [133][134]. See also: Wikipedia: Gerrymandering.

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26 Mar 2021: France launches 2-year experiment with medical marijuana.
26 Mar 2021: What the Deal to Legalize Marijuana Means for New Yorkers. [135][136][137].
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. [138].

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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.
14 Mar: Stacey Abrams calls Republican efforts to restrict voting in Georgia ‘Jim Crow in a suit’.
13 Mar 2021: Mexico: Congress passes marijuana legalization bill. "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 [2020], 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."
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.

1 Mar 2021: Guess what the minimum wage would be if it kept pace with inflation or productivity? "Today, the 1968 federal minimum wage, which peaked in purchasing power at $1.60 per hour, is the equivalent of $11.53 if adjusted for inflation, and $24.00 if adjusted for productivity."

27 Feb 2021: Virginia joins 15 other states in legalizing marijuana "The House passed the measure in a 48-43 vote, and the Senate approved it in a 20-19 vote. Not a single Republican [dumbasses!] voted for the bill in either chamber."

27 Feb 2021: Youtube. Documental CANNÁBICAS - Cannabis Documentary. Female cannabis activists worldwide. In Spanish, English, Portuguese, etc..
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. [139][140].

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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: Poll: Majority of West Virginians support $15 federal minimum wage. "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.
25 Feb 2021: Texas power grid was 4 minutes, 37 seconds away from ‘total collapse’ . Clueless Republican 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."
22 Feb 2021: Gov. Murphy (Democrat) Signs Regulation and Decrim Bills That Officially Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey.
21 Feb 2021: 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. Trump and Republican deregulation. Reverse Robin Hood.
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. [8].

20 Feb: India’s love-hate relationship with cannabis. [141].
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: Michigan’s marijuana industry surpasses Oregon in cannabis jobs, report says. And: The US cannabis industry now supports 321,000 full-time jobs. “Since 2017, the U.S. cannabis industry has averaged 27.5% growth each year,” Leafly reports. “No other industry even comes close.”
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. [142][143][144].
11 Feb 2021: A Psychedelic Lawyer Talks Loopholes, Getting High for Research and the Future of the Industry. [145].

A national US power grid would make electricity cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable. "for every $1 invested, ratepayers would see more than $2.50 in benefits. ... connect the regions of the country into a single national grid, so that regions facing difficulty can draw power from neighbors who aren’t. ... transmission development jobs are high-quality union jobs, available in every part of the country."

9 Feb 2021: Bernie Sanders Clears Path in Congress to Raise Minimum Wage. [146][147][148].
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. [149]. Will Republican legislature pass it? [150].

6 Feb 2021: Virginia Lawmakers Pass Marijuana Legalization Bills. The Democrat governor is expected to sign it.
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: Idaho Senate approves constitutional ban on legal marijuana. And the winner of the 'most backward state' is ... Idaho! Thank you Republicans.Face-smile.svg
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. [151].
1 Feb 2021: Rochester Police Seen Pepper-Spraying 9-Year-Old Girl In Newly Released Video : NPR. 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.

31 Jan: Starting Feb 1, Oregon spearheading drug decriminalization: Here's what you need to know.

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28 Jan 2021: Rise in Storefront Marijuana Dispensaries Associated with Declines in Opioid-Related Deaths. [152][153].
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. [154][155]. He is in a maximum security prison in Louisiana, where he just got coronavirus.

26 Jan 2021: Polls find Biden's approval rating higher than Trump's ever was. From article: the week before he [Trump] left office, his approval had fallen to just 34 percent, and Gallup noted that “his 41% average approval rating throughout his presidency is four points lower than for any of his predecessors.”

24 Jan 2021: 14 States Where Marijuana Remains Entirely Illegal. "These 14 states all either currently have Republican 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. [156]. "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: Op-ed: Forgiving student debt will help senior citizens, too. Senators Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren See 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: France launches public consultation on legalising cannabis. "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."

16 Jan 2021: The Republican Healthcare Plan. You die. ~~>>
16 Jan 2021: Racial Justice Requires Ending the War on Drugs, Experts Say. 14 Jan 2021: 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: National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy. See also: Republican-NRA-led drug war, mandatory minimum sentences, and handguns. And: Canada's murder rate is 1/3 the US rate. Handguns per household by country. Households with handguns: Canada: 3%. USA: 22%. And Canada does not have the NRA's drug war. Wikipedia: Percent of households with guns by country.

15 Jan 2021:Local Massachusetts Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Psychedelics Decriminalization Measure. "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."

13 Jan 2021: Virginia's Democratic Governor Unveils Bill To Legalize Marijuana As Democratic Lawmakers Schedule First Hearing. Legislators plan to move quickly to advance it.
13 Jan 2021: New York, Virginia And Other States Consider New Drug Decriminalization Bills.

12 Jan 2021: Ann Arbor, Michigan. Washtenaw prosecutor won’t charge people for marijuana, shrooms, other psychedelics. Cannabis is as safe as alcohol, and it’s no more appropriate to charge someone for “too much marijuana” than it is to charge someone for “too many bottles of wine,” Savit said.

12 Jan 2021: Mexico. After 3-year delay, medical marijuana will be legal as of Jan 13, 2021.

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10 Jan 2021: Call for UK prisons to trial free cannabis to see if it cuts drug deaths.
7 Jan 2021: US Senate Flip to Democrats Opens Door for Big Cannabis Reform.
3 Jan 2021: Democratic governor of Illinois erases 500,000 low-level cannabis charges.
1 Jan: NJWeedman Opens First Citizen Dispensary. Sells Marijuana In Trenton, New Jersey.
1 Jan 2021: In 2021, more than twenty states will increase their minimum wages for workers. Most of these changes are effective January 1, 2021. Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff (in the Georgia runoff election on Jan 5, 2021 for the US Senate) supports raising the federal minimum wage to $15. - [157]. Republican candidate David Perdue has yet to say he supports a federal minimum wage at all.

30 Dec 2020: Bernie Sanders: All of a sudden Mitch McConnell is “worried” that someone in America might get a $2,000 check "who doesn't need it." Funny. He had no problem giving a $1.4 billion tax break to Charles Koch and his family with a net worth of $113 billion. [158][159].

30 Dec 2020: New Georgia Senate runoff poll finds Democrats' leads widening . "Everybody fundamentally understands that it's going to become an issue of partisan turnout".
29 Dec 2020: Judge orders Georgia counties to halt voter purge ahead of Senate runoff. [160][161].
27 Dec: Why a key Georgia county flipped from red to blue—and what it means for Democrats. [162].
27 Dec 2020: Teens expand TikTok playbook to help Democrats in Georgia runoffs.
25 Dec 2020: Democrat Jon Ossoff puts cannabis policy front and center, tweets 'Legalize It' at 4:20am. Georgia runoff election is Jan 5, 2021. Flip the US Senate to Democrats.
24 Dec 2020: Georgia’s Election Might Determine the Future of Marijuana Federally.
24 Dec 2020: Michigan's Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer commutes 3 long sentences for nonviolent drug offenses.
24 Dec 2020: Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock pulls ahead of Kelly Loeffler in Georgia Senate poll. Warnock supports cannabis reform.
24 Dec 2020: Federal marijuana decriminalization may come down to Georgia runoff.
23 Dec: Republican Mitch McConnell Cheers Lack Of Marijuana Banking Protections In New COVID Bill.
23 Dec: Georgia Senate Candidate Jon Ossoff (Democrat) Pitches Marijuana Legalization Plan To Young Voters On TikTok. Both Democrats in runoff support cannabis reform.

22 Dec 2020: Overdose deaths outnumber COVID-19 deaths more than 3 to 1 in San Francisco. From article: "In 2020 alone, 621 people have died from drug overdoses in San Francisco, while the number of coronavirus fatalities were 173, The Associated Press reported. ... While all data for 2020 is not yet publicly available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published last week more than 81,000 drug overdose deaths in the 12 months ending in May [in the US] indicating the highest level recorded in a single year, the AP reported." Run cursor over graph for 81,000 number.

21 Dec 2020: Robert E. Lee statue removed from U.S. Capitol. Virginia plans to replace the statue of Confederate general Lee with one of civil rights icon Barbara Johns.
18 Dec 2020: Multnomah County prosecutors adopt Oregon's drug decriminalization measure early.

Milla Jovovich in 1994.

17 Dec 2020: High Times Greats: Milla Jovovich. Story republished from November, 1994 issue of High Times. In honor of Milla Jovovich’s birthday on December 17, 1975.
17 Dec 2020: Georgia Senate Races Will Decide 'Whether Weed Gets Legalized,' Cory Booker Says.
17 Dec: Man jailed for life over $20 marijuana sale has been freed after serving 12 years. Homeless when he sold pot to undercover cops in Louisiana, the state with the world's highest incarceration rate. Wikipedia: List of countries by incarceration rate.
12 Dec 2020: To win Georgia and the Senate, Democrats need to go all-in on $15 minimum wage. Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff both support raising the federal minimum wage to $15 over a few years.

12 Dec: What Polls Say About David Perdue and Jon Ossoff 3 Weeks Before the Georgia Election. Georgia has no-excuse absentee mail-in voting. "January 5 runoff election is just three weeks away ...In-person early voting is set to begin on December 14, ... Under Georgia's election rules, absentee ballots must be requested by January 1 and for them to count in the election, they must be received by January 5."

Latest Polls Of The Georgia Senate Runoff Elections. Turnout matters: [163][164][165] [166][167][168] [169][170][171] [172][173][174].

Action Alert: Start Making Calls for Georgia GOTV! (Get Out The Vote!) - SSDP. Students for Sensible Drug Policy. And donate money. [175][176]. "Students for Sensible Drug Policy is encouraging all of our U.S. members, alumni, and supporters to start making calls and get out the vote for Georgia’s special election on January 5th. ... The MORE Act, ... is looking to face a much more difficult fight in the Senate. ... We can not afford to wait two, four, or six more years for better legislators while marginalized people are being arrested for minor marijuana offenses."

11 Dec: What 100 Years of History Tells Us About Racism in Policing. "Again and again, commissions convened to examine why police brutality sparks unrest have come to the same conclusion: We must address the poverty and systemic racism that go hand in hand with policing communities of color."

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11 Dec 2020: What’s at stake in the Senate runoffs. "Add to that the fate of the Affordable Care Act, marijuana decriminalization, criminal justice legislation ... Obama needed a Democratic House and Senate to pass the Affordable Care Act in 2010, while Trump could not have passed his massive tax cuts [for the rich] in 2017 without Republicans controlling both chambers."

9 Dec 2020: Man believed to be the longest-serving nonviolent cannabis prisoner, with a 90-year sentence, released: ‘I’m a blessed human being, a survivor’. [177]. Richard DeLisi released in Florida at age 71 after serving 31 years. See also: FreeDeLisi.com.

4 Dec 2020: New Jersey Legislature, Democratic Governor Murphy Reach Agreement on Marijuana Legalization. Final legalization bill expected to pass, and be signed by governor.

4 Dec 2020: The US House Just Voted to Decriminalize Weed. The bill passed largely along party lines. Georgia runoff elections on Jan. 5, 2021 (see poll where Democrats lead) may determine its fate in the Senate. Georgia may flip the Senate blue. States have their own cannabis laws.

Countries voting for and against UN bill. Map source: Morocco Votes ‘Yes’ in Historic UN Vote on Medical Cannabis on Dec 2, 2020.

2 Dec 2020: Morocco Votes ‘Yes’ in Historic Successful UN Vote on Medical Cannabis.
2 Dec 2020: Cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabis does not impair driving, landmark study shows.
2 Dec 2020: San Francisco bans tobacco smoking inside apartments; pot smoking OK.
2 Dec 2020: Press release — History made today: UN recognizes medical cannabis. [178].

27 Nov: House To Vote On Kamala Harris Bill Which Would Legalize Marijuana Next Week. [179][180][181][182]. State anti-cannabis laws remain. "remove marijuana from the schedule of controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act ... If Democrats regain a majority in the Senate, the legislation has a real shot at becoming law under a Biden-Harris administration."
Romance novelists raise $400,000 for Georgia Senate races – with help from Stacey Abrams
25 Nov 2020 article. Senate cannabis reform depends on Democratis winning. "Abrams’ work fighting against suppression of black voters and organizing voter registration efforts is widely credited with helping Joe Biden become the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia in more than a quarter century. Democrats have said her work was 'pivotal' in flipping Wisconsin and other battleground states."

22 Nov: California cannabis industry banking on bills stalled in Republican Senate. A proposal to ease the federal ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies.
21 Nov: Black women in Georgia crucial to Democrats in fight for US senate control. 2018 Democratic party nominee for governor Stacey Abrams has been lauded for registering some 800,000 new voters.
21 Nov: 'Longest-serving cannabis offender' to be released early from 90-year prison sentence [183].

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20 Nov: 'The war on drugs failed': Democratic California lawmaker will push to decriminalize psychedelics in California.

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19 Nov: CBD is not a narcotic, says EU court as it rules French ban is illegal. [184]. Effectively legalizes CBD in all of European Union. Removes it from a legal grey area.

19 Nov 2020: Vote in Mexico brings world's largest legal weed market one step closer. [185][186][187].
19 Nov: Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows. Non-COVID death rate doubles in poorly staffed homes. This wouldn't happen if US had single payer healthcare.
18 Nov: Michigan prisoner serving up to 60 years in pot case asks for mercy. 3 pounds of cannabis.
18 Nov: Congress To Vote On Nationwide Marijuana Legalization In December. The Democratic House will vote on federal descheduling, not state legalization. A Democratic Senate would pass it.

17 Nov: Democratic Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Promises ‘No Incrementalism’ in Marijuana Reform, MORE Act Gets Vote. "Republican Party is dedicated to maintaining the War on Drugs and opposing the legalization of marijuana. ... the Democrats only need to secure 50 [Senate] seats. This largely hinges on Georgia, where the Senate runoffs in January will determine whether Democrats have a clear path ahead [for cannabis reform]."

16 Nov: Democrat Northam: ‘We are going to move forward with legalizing marijuana in Virginia’. [188].
15 Nov: Democrat Warnock for Senate. "Health care is on the ballot". Jan 5 runoff in Georgia.
13 Nov: How To Help With The Georgia Senate Runoff Elections — & Where To Donate. [189][190].
13 Nov: Free Medical Marijuana Will Be Available to the Uninsured in Argentina. "implement measures to provide, for free on behalf of the state, products derived from the cannabis plant for patients who have a medical prescription and only have public health coverage".

Source and comments. Large cannabis leaf on banner. Orange-robed Buddhist monk flashing the 3-finger Hunger Games salute in Thailand.

12 Nov 2020: Israel announces plan to legalize recreational cannabis within 9 months. [191].
12 Nov: America’s longest serving nonviolent cannabis prisoner to be released. [192]. 1988 arrest.

12 Nov: Argentina to Allow Medicinal Marijuana to Be Grown at Home. Will also allow pharmacies to sell cannabis-derived oils, creams and other products. Insurance must cover the cost of prescriptions.
9 Nov: Gallup: Record Percentage (68%) of Americans Say "Marijuana Should Be Made Legal".

Jon Ossoff for U.S. Senate. Flip Georgia Blue! Donate! Jan 5, 2021 runoff election.

Take back the Senate for the Democrats. Then the most hated politician in America, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, will no longer be the Senate leader, and will no longer be able to block the many cannabis reform bills, and minimum/living wage bills, passed by the Democratic House of Representatives.
6 Nov 2020: Why Georgia is about to become the center of the political universe. CNN.

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Raphael Warnock for U.S. Senate. Flip Georgia Blue! Donate! Jan 5, 2021 runoff election.
2 Nov 2020: Trump just ended HealthCare.gov in Georgia. Many will become uninsured.

4 Nov 2020: 1 in 3 Americans now lives in a state where recreational marijuana is legal - POLITICO. "New Jersey, Arizona and Montana passed measures to legalize adult-use marijuana. South Dakota became the first state to authorize both medical and recreational sales at the same time. ... South Dakota and Mississippi voters also approved measures to legalize medical marijuana on Election Day."
4 Nov: Oregon becomes first state to legalize psychedelic mushrooms under supervised use.
4 Nov: Oregon decriminalizes possession of street drugs, becoming first in nation. [193].
3 Nov: Washington, D.C. Voters Approve Psychedelics Decriminalization In Nation's Capital.

30 Oct: Germany firmly rejects recreational marijuana legalization bill as hope fades for reform.
29 Oct 2020: Who is Dalia Kafi? Handcuffed Black woman body-slammed headfirst by Calgary cop who broke her nose for breaking curfew. See the video. How is he still a cop?

Chuck Schumer Says Marijuana Legalization Will Be Prioritized If Democrats Retake Senate.
October 27, 2020: "last week, [Senate Minority Leader Chuck] Schumer discussed his cannabis reform bill, which would federally deschedule the plant, reinvest tax revenue into communities most impacted by the drug war and fund efforts to expunge prior marijuana records."

27 Oct 2020: Rick Steves. Make America Proud Again — Vote for Joe and Kamala. Rick Steves is a longtime cannabis activist, and a NORML board member.

Google searches: Racism and drug war. [194][195]. And: ICU beds at capacity. [196][197]. 2020 Ballot Initiatives. How to Track Your Absentee Ballot by State. See if ballot received.
26 Oct 2020: France to Run Pilot Programme to Supply Patients with Free Medicinal Cannabis.

26 Oct 2020: Jubilation as Chile votes to rewrite constitution. "Chileans have voted overwhelmingly in support of rewriting their constitution, which dates to the dictatorship of Gen Augusto Pinochet [installed in a CIA-aided coup in 1973 that killed Salvador Allende, a democratically elected President]."
26 Oct 2020: NJWeedman Ed Forchion sells marijuana across the street from Trenton City Hall. Even the mayor is a fan.
21 Oct 2020: Marijuana Use Linked to Lower Hospital Mortality in COPD Patients.
19 Oct 2020: Legalizing Marijuana Is Risky, Trump-Appointed Prosecutor Warns Montana Voters. Dumbass Republican claims cannabis is addictive, and peddles the gateway drug theory.

14 Oct: Tampa business, Disco Dolls, joins coalition to raise minimum wage via Amendment 2.
14 Oct 2020: Montana Voters Poised To Legalize Marijuana, New Poll Shows.
14 Oct 2020. Illinois. Recreational pot taxes top $100 million in first 8 months of legal sales.

10 Oct 2020: Large majority favors New Jersey marijuana legalization, according to poll. [198].

7 Oct 2020. These 4 states are voting to legalize and tax marijuana sales. The legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana is up for a vote in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota.

9 and 15 Oct: Bernie Sanders Facebook page graphics below.

7 Oct 2020. Dumping Trump is the only way marijuana legalization will happen | Leafly.
6 Oct 2020. French Republicans (Le Républicains) fight to block legalisation of cannabis.

1 Oct 2020: OSU Hemp Trial Could Change Livestock & Hemp Industries.
28 Sep: Bernie Sanders Facebook page graphics below.

28 Sep: Top 9 arguments in support of marijuana legalization and regulation.

26 Sep 2020: Mexico City marijuana garden offers pot smokers a place to get high. 26 Sep: 'Smoke with freedom' - Mexicans get high in marijuana garden outside Senate. 25 Sep: Mexican Cabinet Member Accepts Gifted Marijuana Plant As Lawmakers Prepare Legalization Vote.
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26 Sep: Biden says Amy Coney Barrett will overturn Obamacare if confirmed to the Supreme Court.
25 Sep: Rock County (Madison, Wisconsin) makes maximum penalty $1 for cannabis possession.
25 Sep: When Is My Voter Registration Deadline? By state. From article: "Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many states have shifted deadlines and expanded registration options. Here’s what you need to know to register to vote in the 2020 general election."
24 Sep: Study: Use of Cannabis Long-Term Not Associated with Cognitive Differences in Older Adults.
21 Sep 2020: New York Launches Process For Destroying Marijuana Conviction Records.
19 and 21 Sep 2020: Bernie Sanders Facebook page graphics below.
US: $50 Trillion Transfer to the 1% from 1975 to 2018. [199][200]. Plus Republican cannabis war.

17 Sep: Cannabis in presidential race: Biden-Harris pledge to decriminalize marijuana. "Democrats' marijuana reforms are significantly more progressive than those of the Trump administration. At the start of his administration, Trump's first attorney general, Jeff Sessions, moved to crack down on states that had legalized marijuana. ... in the administration's 2021 budget, the president removed medical cannabis protections that prevented the Justice Department from interfering with state cultivation and distribution."

16 Sep 2020: Cannabis Pilot Programs Are Sprouting in Europe. Switzerland's trial legalization.

16 Sep: 'Let me finish my question, sir': A voter shut down Trump when he started talking over her at a town hall. "The ABC News host George Stephanopoulos, who was moderating the town hall, called the president out, saying his administration had been trying to dismantle Obamacare yet hadn't come up with a viable alternative that would protect people with preexisting conditions under the law." [201].

16 Sep: Donald Trump's new health care plan has been 2 months away for 15 months now.

12 Sep 2020: These US states are voting on cannabis legalization this November.

Facebook event: South Africa Global Cannabis E-Protest. September 12-19, 2020. Banner below.

Do we want 4 more years of Trump insanity? Source and comments.

Marijuana on the ballot - Ballotpedia. Scroll down to 2020.

How vote by mail works in all 50 states for Election Day 2020 "Here's how each state and the District of Columbia is handling elections this year."

10 Sep 2020: Jimmy Carter says son smoked pot with Willie Nelson at the White House.
9 Sep: Oregon’s marijuana businesses face threat from devastating wildfires; 1 in 5 under some evacuation level statewide.
8 Sep 2020: Cannabis Equity Groups Helping Chicagoans Clear Old Weed Charges, ‘Righting The Wrongs Of The War On Drugs’ – Block Club Chicago.

5 Sep 2020: Marijuana Is Making Its Mark on Ballots in Republican States. "Republican-led legislatures have opposed legalization measures, so proponents are going right to the voters."
4 Sep: US House of Representatives to vote on federal marijuana legalization (descheduling; allowing states to make cannabis laws) for first time; future in Republican Senate uncertain.

4 Sep 2020: Why Trump's 'losers' and 'suckers' slurs cut especially deep for Marines. "The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg dropped a bombshell on Washington, D.C., ... The Associated Press, got confirmation from two sources. The Washington Post and The New York Times followed up with their own sources".

3 Sep 2020: In ‘landmark decision’, Pakistan approves industrial use of hemp and medical cannabis.
3 Sep: High-flying drone drops hundreds of bags of cannabis over Tel Aviv, Israel. And: Video.
2 Sep: Protests erupt in upstate New York over video showing a black man, 41, suffocating to death in March after cops put a 'spit hood' over his head and pressed his face down until he stopped breathing.
1 Sep 2020: Mississippi Republican governor: No plan for pardon in woman's life sentence for pot. 26 Aug: A life sentence for less than two ounces of marijuana? "In July, [Republican Governor] Reeves vetoed a bill that would have made more Mississippi inmates eligible for the possibility of parole."

1 Sep 2020: Historic US House vote to legalize marijuana federally expected this month.. VOTE! "This November, 35 of the Senate’s 100 seats go before the voters—which means the outcome of this fall’s general election could very well mean the difference between federal legalization, or the continuation of cannabis prohibition. NORML, Drug Policy Alliance, the ACLU, the Marijuana Policy Project and other legalization advocacy organizations urge you to register to vote and vote to support reform at all levels."
1 Sep: 50% in U.S. Fear Bankruptcy Due to Major Health Event. That is because Republicans block universal healthcare. Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security all came from Democrats. You pay more taxes for them while you are younger and healthier. Republicans prefer that you die.

Portugal's drug decriminalization. 2.3.4. Based on single-payer, universal healthcare. 2.
Canadian single-payer universal healthcare versus US healthcare.

1 Sep 2020: Nearly 14% of Americans have wiped out emergency savings during coronavirus.
31 Aug: Nebraska Republican Governor Ricketts: 'There is no such thing as medical marijuana'.

Countries with more people wearing face masks have much lower Covid-19 death rates. [202]. Chart below from BBC: Coronavirus: Japan's mysteriously low virus death rate. See more charts. [203][204][205]. See Wikipedia: COVID-19 pandemic death rates by country.

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July is disability pride month.

31 Aug 2020: Republicans stridently oppose Democrats' House bill to deschedule marijuana. Further exposing continuing Republican support of the racist cannabis war.

30 Aug 2020: Joe Biden remains ahead. Donald Trump's still in trouble in first post-convention polling. CNN. Trump is Toast. It's the Senate that counts now if you want cannabis reform. Republicans are blocking all cannabis reform there. Request your mail-in ballot online now. Many states have no-excuse mail-in voting for this election. Mail your ballot in early so the post office isn't a problem.

30 Aug: US House to vote on removing (descheduling) the federal ban on marijuana. "would require federal courts to expunge prior marijuana convictions, tax marijuana to fund job training and other programs and loans to minority-owned small businesses wanting to enter the cannabis industry, and provide aid to communities hardest hit by the war on drugs as so many residents were arrested and jailed for possessing weed." States would determine cannabis laws. See Wikipedia article on the bill. [206]. Introduced in the US Senate by Democrat Kamala Harris.

28 Aug 2020: Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for November 2020 Ballot.
25 Aug: Pennsylvania Governor (Democrat) Calls For State To Legalize Marijuana, Citing Pandemic.
25 Aug: Teachers ‘executed’ in shooter drill sue Indiana sheriff’s office for trauma, injury. Many teachers bleeding from high-velocity plastic pellets. Officers repeatedly smirked, laughed, and joked.
24 Aug 2020: Minnesota’s White Earth Nation Tribe Legalizes Medical Cannabis.
24 Aug: South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws. Nov 2020 election. Ballot initiatives flyer:

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21 Aug 2020: Someone turned green lights in Spokane, Washington into pot leaves.

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Absentee/mail-in voting - Ballotpedia. Scroll down for list of US states offering no-excuse mail-in voting.
20 Aug: Mexican President Says Marijuana Legalization Will Advance Through Congress.
15 Aug 2020: Five States Will Vote to Legalize Adult-Use or Medical Marijuana in 2020.
13 Aug: Montana Will Vote On Two Marijuana Legalization Measures In November, State Confirms. "The Montana Democratic Party adopted a platform plank endorsing marijuana legalization in June."
13 Aug: Dolly Parton Backs Black Lives Matter: “Do We Think Our Little White Asses Are the Only Ones That Matter?” And: Dolly Parton Has Been Fighting the Good Fight for Decades.
12 Aug 2020: Kamala Harris and Cannabis: Setting the Record Straight.
11 Aug: Canada. Saskatchewan man granted exemption to use 'magic mushroom' therapy for end-of-life anxiety. Thomas Hartle has Stage 4 colon cancer. He will have to grow his own mushrooms.
10 Aug: Recreational weed added to Arizona General Election ballot.
8 Aug 2020: Thailand Bets on Private Medical Marijuana to Lift Economy.
6 Aug: New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation. See also: Republican-NRA-led drug war, mandatory minimum sentences, and handguns.

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Chart. Rate of homicide in Canada versus the USA over the years.

6 Aug: NPR. 300,000 Deaths By December? 9 Takeaways From The Newest COVID-19 Projections. If 95% in US wore masks (50% now), 66,000 lives would be saved. Republicans refuse to MANDATE MASKS!
3 Aug 2020: South Africa. Child dagga (cannabis) criminality lifted.

2 Aug: CDC predicts up to 11,000 people (in US) will die every week this month from coronavirus.

2 Aug: We Should Consider Starting Covid-19 Vaccinations Now. From: Forbes.
31 July: Covid-19 Is Turning Prison Terms into Death Sentences in the US.

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31 July: Women Who Use Marijuana More Often Have Better Sex, Study Says. What this really means: Trump supporters overall have worse sex, since they have a higher rate of disapproval towards cannabis.
31 July: Democrat Pelosi defends cannabis in coronavirus response: 'This is a therapy'.
28 July: Canada. Four cents per gram? Outdoor pot is piling up in a ‘constipated’ market.
28 July: Medical Marijuana Just One Step Away From Making Ballot In Nebraska.
28 July 2020: Cannabis light: the confusing illusion of legal marijuana in Rome, Italy.
27 July: 'Rednecks For Black Lives' Urges Southerners To Fight For Racial Justice. See Facebook.

27 July: U.S. Pot Legislation Suddenly Seems More Likely: Cannabis Weekly. With Democrats.

26 July: 100 Days: Democrats see clear path to Senate majority | TheHill. A Democratic Senate could take up the many cannabis reform bills already passed by the Democratic House.

26 July 2020: Texas House Speaker Says Legalizing Marijuana 'Could Be A Help' To Budget Woes, But He'd Vote Against It. We need to vote out these Republican morons.
24 July: CEO of largest marijuana company says a blue wave could trigger legalization ‘very quickly’.

23 July: Cannabis referendum: Who is behind the campaigns fighting for your vote? "In September [2020], New Zealand will become the first country to vote on legalising recreational cannabis."

16 July 2020: Seth Rogen Says Racist Cannabis Policing Harms Black Community, But Expungement Can Help. From: Forbes.
14 July: ‘Hero’ Pay Raises Disappear for Many Essential Workers. Raise minimum wage! [207][208].
9 July: Canada. Police chiefs call on Ottawa to decriminalize possession of illicit drugs for personal use.
8 July: Biden, Sanders unity task forces release policy recommendations. And: Biden task force takes states-rights approach to cannabis legalization. From the PDF document:

Marijuana: Decriminalize marijuana use and legalize marijuana for medical purposes at the federal level. Allow states to make their own decisions about legalizing recreational use. Automatically expunge all past marijuana convictions for use and possession. Lift budget rider blocking DC from taxing and regulating legal marijuana and remove marijuana use from the list of deportable offenses. Encourage states to invest tax revenue from legal marijuana industries to repair damage to Black and brown communities hit hardest by incarceration.

6 July: ‘Lazy Stoner’ Stereotype Smashed By Study Finding Marijuana Consumers Exercise More.
2 July 2020: Austin, Texas. Police Will Stop Marijuana Possession Arrests And Citations.
1 July: Arizona Recreational Marijuana Initiative Files 420,000 Signatures With State. [209].

1 July: Nashville DA to stop prosecuting minor marijuana possession offenses immediately.
30 June: National mask mandate could save US from a 5% GDP hit, Goldman Sachs says. Clueless Republican hate radio is still arguing over the "manliness" and effectiveness of face masks. But money talks and bullsh*t walks. 5% of $20 trillion US GDP (yearly economy) is 1 trillion dollars.

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We Asked Health Experts About the ‘Wear Your Mask: The Urine Test’ Meme.

26 June 2020: With 40,000 Americans Incarcerated For Marijuana Offenses, The Cannabis Industry Needs To Step Up, Activists Said This Week. From: Forbes.
25 June: Should the U.S. Declare the KKK a Terrorist Group? [210]. And a petition to do so.
25 June: New Jersey. Medical marijuana patients can now have cannabis delivered.
25 June: Cops fired over violent, racist talk about Blacks: We are going to 'start slaughtering them'.

24 June: Idaho Medical Marijuana Initiative Could Get New Chance At Ballot After Federal Court Ruling.

24 June 2020: Pentagon Quietly Moves to Make CBD Use a Criminal Offense for Troops.
23 June: Canada. Video in civil claim shows RCMP officer dragging student, stepping on her head after wellness check.
18 June: Bernie Sanders Calls For Marijuana Legalization In Senate Floor Speech On Policing Reform. "When we talk about police department reform, we must end police officers continuing to arrest, search or jail the people of our country, predominantly people of color, for using marijuana."
18 June 2020: Europe Released 128,000 Prisoners to Prevent Virus Outbreaks.
18 June: New Jersey Assembly Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Ahead Of Legalization Referendum. See info on November 2020 referendum.
17 June: Nevada Pardons 15,000+ People With Marijuana Convictions Under Democratic Governor’s Resolution. Unanimously approved by the state’s Board of Pardons Commissioners.
17 June: Colorado lawmakers let Democratic governor mass-pardon marijuana convictions. [211].
16 June: Democratic Louisiana Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Into Law.
16 June: Marijuana Lifer Craig Cesal Finally Released to Home Confinement. [212]. See Facebook.
16 June: Library Of Congress Highlights Racist News Coverage Used To Justify Criminalizing Marijuana A Century Ago. [213]. And racist drug law enforcement to the present day. And Google search.

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Sources, shares, and comments. [214]. With references.

14 June: Trump has trouble lifting glass of water and walking down ramp at West Point graduation.
13 June: More global protests emerge over racism, police actions.
12 June 2020: Life for Pot. John Knock was denied compassionate release. He is a 72 year old nonviolent marijuana offender. He has no priors. He has been incarcerated since 1996.

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John Knock and relatives. Source and comments.

12 June: Readers React: U.S. drug war partly to blame for rift between communities and police. "It is time to treat drug addiction as a public health problem rather than a police matter. Portugal takes this approach and their drug-induced death rate is one-fifth the European Union average." 12 June: Bernie Sanders And Cory Booker Talk Racial Injustices Of Marijuana Criminalization At Virtual Town Hall.
12 June: Colorado Activists Likely To Pursue 2022 Psilocybin Ballot Measure After Poll Shows Support.
12 June: Government Agencies Testify In Favor Of U.S. Virgin Islands Marijuana Legalization Bill At Hearing
11 June: Nevada Governor Introduces Measure To Pardon Tens Of Thousands With Marijuana Convictions. "The [Democratic] governors of Washington State and Illinois have both issued pardons for cannabis offenses since their states legalized the plant. ... a means of addressing racial inequities."

10 June: South Dakota voters to decide future of medical and recreational marijuana in the state.
10 June 2020: Know The Signs: How to tell if your grandparent has become an antifa agent.

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Source. [215].

10 June: Should Police Departments Receive Military-Grade Equipment? "Critics also argue that the requirement the 1033 Program equipment be used within a year of approval incentivizes police departments to bring military equipment to situations that don't warrant it."
10 June 2020: NASCAR bans Confederate flags at all races, events.
8 June: Terminally ill Canadians apply for legal access to 'magic mushrooms' drug. [216].
6 June: Arkansas. Group pushing for recreational marijuana continues efforts to gather signatures. Electronic signatures allowed. Initiative would also allow for home growing.
6 June: Images show just how massive the global Floyd protests were on Saturday, June 6. [217][218]. Click on Twitter icons to go to working videos on Twitter. Sunday, June 7, too.
6 June: Activists create public online spreadsheet of police violence videos. Spreadsheets: [219][220].
5 June: Marine Corps officially bans Confederate battle flag on military bases — including on bumper stickers and coffee mugs.
4 June: Manuel Ellis: Tacoma Man Died In Police Custody, Saying He 'Can't Breathe' : NPR.
4 June: Police Attack Press Freedom at George Floyd Protests: Watchdogs Say Assaults on Journalists Covering Protests Is on a 'Scale That We Have Not Seen Before'. [221]. Videos. [222].
3 June: Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Officer accused of pushing teen during protest has 71 use of force cases on file. 2 June: Black Female Police Officer Confronts White Cop Who Pushed Kneeling Woman.
2 June 2020: Birmingham, Alabama. City Officials Finish Protesters’ Job and Pull Down 115-Year-Old Confederate Monument. And: More info, and video of removal.
2 June: Photos: Thousands March In Wake Of George Floyd’s Death, From Amsterdam To Tokyo. [223].

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Sources. [224][225][226]. And: Trump declared war on America on Monday night, June 1, 2020. [227].

1 June 2020: Since the beginning of 2015 Minneapolis police rendered 44 people unconscious using neck restraints 237 times. Half of those 44 were injured.
29 May: Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot tells Trump 'F-U' after tweet about Minneapolis looting. Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker calls Trump "a racist, misogynist, a homophobe, a xenophobe."

29 May 2020: Biggest US petition of all time! Justice for George Floyd. Change.org.
29 May: New Congressional Resolution Condemns Police Brutality And War On Drugs. [228].
>> Race and the Drug War. Drug Policy Alliance. [229]. And: Wikipedia: Race and the drug war. And: Race, ethnicity, and drug war. The chokehold that helped kill Eric Garner (for allegedly selling loose, untaxed cigarettes) in 2014 was banned in New York City at the time of his death, yet the cop who used it was never charged with anything, and was only fired in August 2019. See Wikipedia: Death of Eric Garner. Apparently, cops can use these "death-holds" with impunity. In response to the pleas of bystanders to check his pulse the cop protecting the cop doing the killing of George Floyd said "Don't do drugs, guys". [230].
28 May: Drug Policy Alliance Statement on the Horrific Police Killing of George Floyd.
27 May 2020: Most Minnesota law enforcement agencies ban the neck-pinning maneuver used against George Floyd — but it's still allowed in Minneapolis.
Trump encouraged police to rough up suspects. They applauded. VIDEO.

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George Floyd. See: Full video. And: This Is Why. [231]. And: Graphics, comments: [232][233][234][235].

27 May: After George Floyd's death in Minnesota, still think Colin Kaepernick's knee was the problem?

25 May: UFC: Israel Adesanya lends support to cannabis legalisation in New Zealand.
22 May 2020: Chris Wallace of Fox News debunks Trump: No record of massive or serious fraud from mail-in voting in red or blue states. No indication it favors one party over another.

22 May: Man Serving 18 Years On Marijuana Charges Died In Federal Prison COVID-19 Outbreak.
22 May: Massachusetts recreational marijuana stores plan to manage flow of customers as sales resume Monday, ask consumers to order ahead - masslive.com.
20 May: Biden widens lead over Trump in new national poll. Leads by 11 points. 50%-39%.
20 May: Judge Orders Ohio To Let Decriminalization Campaigns Collect Signatures Electronically.
15 May 2020: Spray Applied Hempcrete Building. 1st Hempcrete Build of 2020.
15 May: 3 and a third years of federal prohibition (no rescheduling or descheduling) by Trump and Republican Senate: - Federal mental health grants canceled because Maine has legal marijuana.
14 May: BBC. South Africa minister embraces cannabis video meme. "When people ZOL". Face-smile.svg.
12 May: Lawmakers In Virginia Capital Vote To End Marijuana Testing Of City Workers.

12 May: Missouri Man in Prison for Growing Marijuana Dies in Less Than a Year.

10 May: AOC. In Denmark starting pay at McDonald's is about $22 an hour. It's true. See Politifact.

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10 May: Saturday Night Live. Alec Baldwin returns as Trump drinking Clorox in 'SNL' opener.

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8 May 2020: DW. Cannabis may increase resistance to coronavirus. Preliminary research.
7 May: Montana Begins Signature Gathering For Legalization Measure With New Safety Protocols.
7 May: Marijuana May Not Lower Your IQ. Scientific American. Article quote (emphasis added):


in Jackson and Iacono’s analysis [of the twin study], marijuana use and IQ were completely uncorrelated, and IQ measures fell equally in both the users and abstainers. Subsequent twin studies, including one performed with U.K. data by the Dunedin team, corroborated these findings of no relationship between marijuana use and a falling IQ.

6 May 2020: Louisiana Lawmakers Vote To Allow Medical Marijuana For Any Debilitating Condition, And To Legalize Delivery Services.
6 May: Why are Russian coronavirus doctors mysteriously falling out of windows? Corrupt system (like USA) under massive stress, political pressure, cronyism.

Trump's failing healthcare report card.

5 May: Coronavirus Whistle-Blower Said Trump Steered Contracts to Cronies. 5 May: Trump contradicts nurse leader about 'sporadic' PPE availability. She said there are "pockets" in USA without sufficient protective medical equipment.
3 May: If not for Obamacare, COVID-19 patients with preexisting conditions could’ve been ‘uninsurable’. May 6: Trump asks Court to rule Obamacare unconstitutional.

2 May 2020: 2020 Global Cannabis March. Many virtual, online events.

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Germany. May 2, 2020: Global Marijuana March - Online Demonstration für Legalisierung. Youtube: DeutscherHanfverband. See: Archive of May 2 livestream.

27 Apr 2020: Swiss Parliament Passes Motion To Authorize Cannabis Production And Export.
24 Apr: Top Republicans oppose electronic signature collection for marijuana ballot measure.

22 Apr: Majority Of Americans Think Marijuana Legalization Is A Successful Policy, Poll Finds. Most Republican politicians follow the lead of their base. So vote out most Republicans. From the article: "Democrats were the most likely to say that legalization has been successful or mostly successful (67 percent), followed by independents (54 percent) and Republicans (41 percent)."

21 Apr 2020: Lebanon Passes Legislation Legalizing Medical Marijuana Cultivation As Economy Struggles Amid Coronavirus Fallout.
20 Apr: Here's What Politicians Are Saying About Marijuana Laws On 4/20. Huge list.
20 Apr: Online 420 cannabis events in 2020. Compilation of many events.

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Sign posted early April 20, 2020 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Online events: [262][263][264][265][266][267].

20 Apr: Coronavirus sends 420 gatherings up in smoke, but potheads still plan virtual toke - ABC.
20 Apr: 4/20 in 2020: How to Celebrate Weed's Biggest Holiday Virtually | PotGuide.com.

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18 Apr: ‘They’re Death Pits’: Virus Claims at Least 7,000 Lives in U.S. Nursing Homes. Many more deaths in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities have not been counted yet.
17 Apr 2020: Two-thirds of Americans believe that Trump was 'too slow' to respond to the coronavirus crisis and 73% believe that the worst is still to come, poll finds.
17 Apr: Prison warden trying to kill older nonviolent pot lifer with health problems. Even though Craig Cesal approved for release by Bureau of Prisons regional office.

16 Apr: Snoop Dogg smoking a blunt outside the White House saying 'f*ck the president'
16 Apr: Interviewed in hiding, escaped NC inmate says he fled coronavirus ‘death sentence’. [331].
16 Apr: Federal judge orders Texas prison to provide inmates hand sanitizer, masks.
14 Apr: ‘Help We Don’t Wanna Die’: Inside First Prison To Protest Lack Of COVID-19 Protection.
13 Apr: Virginia just decriminalized marijuana. 27th state to decriminalize or legalize adult use. [332].
13 Apr 2020: NPR. A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump's Promises Largely Unfulfilled. For example; massive testing. 13 Apr: Nursing home deaths soar past 3,600 in alarming surge. The true toll is likely much higher due to Trump's lack of testing.
11 Apr: Marijuana dispensaries deemed 'essential' but ineligible for federal stimulus. [333]. That is because Republicans block descheduling and other cannabis reform bills in the Senate.


10 Apr: Massive testing, masks, contact tracing, and app mapping are the big lessons from South Korea's coronavirus response. Now they can go out more (in masks). Vox video. [334][335].

Wikipedia: United States influenza deaths and hospitalizations by flu season. COVID-19 US deaths have already surpassed 2020 US flu deaths. 10 April: Hundreds of bodies recovered from New York City homes every day are NOT included in coronavirus death count even if they had symptoms. [336] COVID-19 table by country (scroll down). Cases, total deaths, deaths per million, etc.. [337].

8 Apr 2020: Massachusetts. If Liquor Stores Are “Essential,” Why Aren’t Marijuana Dispensaries?
8 Apr 2020: The briefings aren’t working: Trump's approval rating takes a dip.
8 Apr: Covid-19 is disproportionately taking black lives. And: 'It's a racial justice issue': Black Americans are dying in greater numbers from Covid-19.

7 Apr: Charlotte Figi, namesake of Charlotte's Web medical marijuana strain, dies with COVID-19. Girl who inspired CBD movement dead at 13. [338][339][340].

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7 Apr 2020: Businesses that ‘indirectly’ work with marijuana industry ineligible for federal coronavirus loans. Another result of Republican refusal to federally reschedule or deschedule cannabis.

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4 Apr 2020: Trump Administration Adopts Mini-Universal Health Care for COVID-19. $$$. Health Care CEO Who Makes Millions Says No to Hazard Pay for Coronavirus Workers. These leaders should take a huge pay cut to buy more equipment to save nurses' lives.

4 Apr: Canada: Double standard! Ontario's marijuana stores ordered to close. While alcohol sales are liberalized through take-out and delivery services! [369]. See: Cannabis is safer!

29 Mar: New Jersey. Let sick people grow their own weed at home, N.J. medical marijuana industry advocates say.
29 Mar: COVID-19 sparks prison massacre in Colombia.

29 Mar: "A Michigan emergency room nurse posted a gripping, seven-minute video on Instagram saying that they're out of fentanyl, Tylenol and ventilators." From: Article with more videos. [370][371][372]. Healthcare workers need crowd-sourced masks. State by state lists.
28 Mar: Biden leads Trump in new polls despite coronavirus approval bounce. 2020 US election may come down to "My rapist is better than your rapist". Lesser of evils. Google Tara Reade. And Bernie Sanders shot himself in the foot by refusing to give up his pet word, "socialist". Presidential power should be abolished. They are all flawed. Presidents should be figureheads only, like UK's queen.
27 Mar: Cannabis finds its moment amid coronavirus outbreak.
Not wearing masks to protect against coronavirus is a ‘big mistake,’ top Chinese scientist says. [373].

24 Mar: Nepali lawmakers push marijuana legalization. Production, sale, consumption. Grow 6 plants.
23 Mar 2020: Coronavirus Crisis Shows Marijuana Is ‘Essential’ And Mainstream. [388][389][390][391].
22 Mar: Urbana-Champaign Books to Prisoners has mega-packing day before COVID-19 shutdown.
20 Mar:Italian hospital makes heartbreaking decision not to intubate anyone over the age of 60. Prioritizing the young or those without comorbidities. 50% of ICU patients are dying. [392].
19 Mar: Colorado Just Issued The First Marijuana Delivery License In The State.

19 Mar 2020: Los Angeles, California. Cannabis dispensaries listed as essential businesses under L.A. County coronavirus order.
18 Mar: New York Police Officer Caught Planting Marijuana in a Car — Again. By Alice Speri. The Intercept. Image below from video at 1 minute 45 seconds in. See Facebook.

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18 Mar: Baltimore To End Most Drug Prosecutions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak.

18 Mar: Amid Coronavirus, San Francisco, New York, Deem Marijuana Businesses 'Essential'. 16 Mar: Forget loo rolls - shoppers queue up to buy CANNABIS in Holland after government announces coffee shop closures due to coronavirus.
16 Mar: Norway College Urges Students To Return From 'Poorly Developed' U.S. Amid Pandemic.

16 Mar: South African GCM events postponed. Moved from May 2 to September 12, 2020. Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. See: Global Cannabis March 2020.

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14 Mar 2020: Boston Area Residents Stockpile Marijuana In Case Of Coronavirus Quarantine.
13 Mar: Cannabis Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus Outbreak.

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Social distancing. [393]. Cannabis style. 2020 events.

12 Mar 2020: Lebanon set to legalise medical, industrial cannabis cultivation.

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11 Mar 2020: In South Dakota, Oglala Sioux Tribe approves medical, recreational marijuana.
10 Mar 2020: New Jersey Supreme Court: Medical marijuana patients can’t be fired for testing positive for cannabis. May bring disability discrimination claim.
29 Feb 2020: New Zealanders back legal weed once they know the facts - poll.

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28 Feb 2020: Malawi legalises medical and industrial cannabis amid hopes of fresh economic growth. [400].
24 Feb 2020: US. Hempcrete passes ASTM E84 test. Zero flame spread. Zero smoke. Fireproof.
23 Feb 2020: College degree in cannabis coming to a college near you.
23 Feb 2020: Tennessee. Sevierville company first in the world to produce hemp hardwood flooring.
21 Feb 2020: Thousands light up joints during Hindu festival in Nepal.

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2020 Global Cannabis March and 420 Map. Crowd photo from Mexico City, May 4, 2019. See 420 Events Guide.

20 Feb 2020: Older Americans are increasingly turning to pot to treat their aches and pains.
15 Feb 2020: Sanders Applauds New Medicare for All Study: Will Save 68,000 lives annually in the US, and will save more than $450 billion annually. [401].
14 Feb 2020: Bernie Sanders Promises to Legalize Marijuana Federally by Executive Order, Expunge Records of Those Convicted of Pot Crimes. [402]. His long history of cannabis reform. [403].

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Source and comments. - Researchers say there’s a simple way to reduce suicides: Increase the minimum wage. - 2020 Minimum Wage map. [404][405].

13 Feb 2020: All eyes on New York state plan to legalize marijuana, help those hit by War on Drugs.
11 Feb 2020: Croatia Introduces Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana: MP Mirela Holy.
11 Feb 2020: Croatia Launches Recreational Cannabis Legalization Bill | Grizzle.

7 Feb 2020: Climate change: Antarctica just registered its hottest temperature ever recorded. No need to worry. Trump says everything is OK.
7 Feb 2020: Real pay data show Trump's 'blue collar boom' is more of a bust for US workers, in 3 charts. See: Wages.
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Source and comments.

3 Feb 2020: With pot now legal in Illinois, marijuana tour buses begin rolling in Chicago.
31 Jan 2020: Indonesian Lawmaker Backs Cannabis Exports. [406].

29 Jan 2020: Pro-Legalization Group Ranks Best And Worst Governors On Marijuana. [407][408].

Legal Marijuana Advocates Rank The Best And Worst Governors On Cannabis. 2.. By Tom Angell, Jan 16, 2019. From the article (emphasis and links added):
Of the governors who received passing grades in the new scorecard, 22 are Democrats and only five are Republicans Meanwhile, 100 percent of those who got A grades are Democrats. On the other end of the scale, the 15 who got D grades and the four who received an F are all GOP governors. No Democrat got less than a C.

Vote out most Republicans.

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"Donald is mine, chosen divine." Source and comments.

28 Jan 2020: Indiana Republicans aiming to force marijuana prosecutions.
29 Jan 2020: Racist Dayton, Ohio High School Expels Student for Smelling Like Weed Despite 2 Negative Test Results. 24 Jan: Racist Texas high school tells student that if he doesn't cut his dreadlocks, he won't get to walk at graduation. Another example of hair discrimination, some say. [409]
28 Jan: U.S. farm group urges 1% THC limit, longer harvest period. Like other countries.
27 Jan 2020: Mexico’s President Says A New Marijuana Panel Will Make Legalization Recommendation.
23 Jan 2020: Column: Trump opens door to Social Security cuts. [410][411].

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2020 State Minimum Wage Rates. Plus map showing lower minimum wages in Republican states. [412][413].

22 Jan 2020: Legal pot ‘peddlers’ should be allowed to sell at farmer’s markets, on street corners, black activists say.
21 Jan 2020: Free Weed: Sicily Is No Longer Charging Patients for Medical Cannabis.
17 Jan 2020: Ohio hemp growing rules approved; farmers can start later this month.
15 Jan 2020: Group of Mississippi physicians come out in support of medical marijuana initiative.
8 Jan 2020: Alcohol Is Killing More Americans Than Ever. Cannabis is Safer. And Republicans keep blocking all cannabis rescheduling bills in the Senate.

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Wikipedia: Alcohol and cancer. [414]. And: Cannabis is Safer.

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