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Why did he say he can't vote? In California. Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated and on parole. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, and people on probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.
The 1% could care less about medical marijuana. What they care about is their stocks in big pharma and mind control. Mmj decreases the need for prescribed drugs and helps people think for themselves. If they truly cared about public Heath they'd spend their millions on improving current health care and have an open mind about alternate care that is effective, mmj is effective. It's the age of information and lies fall apart with a quick search on Google. I don't know why they even try to lie and show how corrupt they are. Foolish if you ask me.
Much appreciated, we're trying to debunk all the myths they keep throwing at us to scare the public into submission to big pharma
Does this mean Reece and Hulse will have to return their 'joint' Reefer Madness, Harry Anslinger Off-the-Planet Award?
Meanwhile... here in Australia - where all Cannabis is illegal, Cannabis Law reform is taking a major step backwards - Recently the government announced they were legalising Cannabis and Cannabis products for medicinal use - on showing the benefit that many have achieved on the "illegal oils" using "crude" Cannabis . This was quickly followed up in late 2015 and in 2016, with new Bills and new laws changing the definition of Cannabis to include synthetics, GMO, and single Cannabinoids vs Real Cannabis. The means all reference to medicinal Cannabis and Medicinal Cannabis products have no Cannabis. Making Medicinal Cannabis different to Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes. Also in some of these new bills thought non Cannabis related hidden USA type "rider clauses" were added that recently introduced new laws against Cannabis patients, caregivers, and growers, making books, magazines, emails, and websites punishable by up to 10 years for sharing an email, selling a joint punishable by up to 25 years if done near a school (1/3 mile) even if out of school hours and even if to an adult. The press is also controlled by the government so as the Government is not advertising this, the media is not given the sound bites so are not reporting on it either. Prey for us in Australia - more www.twiw.tv or on twitter @mr_internet
Thank you for reporting on this very poorly written paper. When I originally reviewed the press release, I was of course concerned. The idea that the use of Cannabis could have a significant effect on future generations is certainly worthy of pause.
However, after review of the full text of the paper, I am must agree that as has been reported well here, this author has done no actual experimental research. Rather this author has been a very selective student of other researchers work and products, and has cherry picked information to support a very wobbly hypothesis.
The reality of epigenetics is that everything that humans are exposed to in terms of experience and environment, can potentially effect future generations. This idea is certainly profound. It speaks to the reality that all human experience is part of the evolutionary story.
However publishing a paper on the effects of one compound and claiming that it's effects are somehow capable of disproportionately effecting future generations, without substantial epidemiological data that contrasts such effects to other environmental exposures, is very poor science indeed.
I've visited the retail marijuana stores in WA and CO, and know from my experience that it being legal in every context is best. Recently in CA I had to buy weed from strangers, and finally had to bring weed from out of state. I'm sure other people have had similar experiences. Prohibition is dangerous socially for both residents and non-residents.
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When felons fool the people and pursued corporate interest and government greed into our way of life we ALL lose! Shame on you Steve, you could have done it the right way from the start but YOU chose NOT too! Now you finally want to grow your own product and produce your own products like YOU were suppose to be doing all along instead of creating illegal dispensaries middle manning controlled substance transactions just so the state and cities could cash in on our use. If you, a convicted felon can do what you've done then equal protection to all felons I say! If not you will be the poster child and truly regret what you've done because you will be out of business by 2018.
I'll say it one more time folks so listen very carefully, until such time as the federal government removed cannabis from the CSA and IRS Rule 280E is abolished then NO state can legalize a controlled substance and NO one is safe from the potential of federal prosecution and 10 years to life in jail! You can't put the cart before the horse (state law before federal) and the Federal Supremacy Clause is very plain and simple to understand. States would be doing this all on their own if they thought they wouldn't be subjecting state employees to the potential of prosecution so why let them make us believe any different like mindless minions?
We'd all be better off if the police would focus on crimes that have actual victims.
Does anyone, other than those who pad their pockets from prohibition honestly believe that wasting $20 Billion and arresting 3/4 Million Americans annually for choosing a substance scientifically proven to be safer than what the govt allows, is a sound policy?
I thought talking about marijuana was always a joint session. Sorry could't help myself.
Great example of the power of standing up and demanding fair and equitable treatment. Got to love this sister...
People who were oppressed under the tyranny of the unconstitutional, unscientific, and immoral war upon people who use cannabis deserve reparation. This is a beginning.
Being arrested and convicted for dealing drugs has nothing to do with whether you are dealing drugs. The government need not prove their case. Nor do they ever
Why don't police walk through the halls of any corporate office with drug sniffing dogs? And eventually, when the dog alerts, seize all their property and go on a fishing expedition for other corporate crimes (insider trading, defrauding pensions, etc)
Your BS narrative of the black criminal is a self fulfilling prophecy.
"The vast majority of arrests aren't dealers. They are consumers. Whites and blacks consume at equal rates. "
F.F. has a keen eye for the irrelevant. Some 99.8 percent of federal prisoners sentenced for drug offenses were incarcerated for drug trafficking, not consuming. http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/f… Including state prisons too, one inmate in 300 (!) had low-level marijuana possession as his or her most serious offense. http://www.hudson.org/research/10811-why-a…
Consumers are almost never arrested in Oakland, let alone incarcerated. Yet Oakland proposes to reserve a chunk of the limited marijuana business licenses for those who were incarcerated for serious crime.
Your assertion that we're filling the prisons with black drug users is simply false. Your allusions to Wall Street ring true. Guess what - Oakland residents do not want street dealing to flourish while we wait for enforcement against white-collar crimes. Street dealing has been a plague on Oakland neighborhoods. It generates burglaries and robberies; it changes good locations for legitimate small businesses into corners that people avoid; and disputes over turf are a major source of homicide and other violence.
The vast majority of arrests aren't dealers. They are consumers. Whites and blacks consume at equal rates. Whites predominantly don't get arrested. And we're filling the prisons with black drug users.
You're entitled to your opinion but not your own facts.
There have been (for almost a century) hoards of Wall Street players who consume and sell hoards of cocaine and they get a pass - no stop and frisk.
As to rewarding criminals, what do you think Wall Street is? The republican narrative is, when criminals are rich and white then the government is evil and the criminal is innocent. But when the criminal is poor and black, this narrative is turned on its head. "Conservatives" (they aren't conservative in the least) can't stand it when anyone but Wall Street, oil companies, and the banks get massive subsidies and congratulations for their crimes.
As to your definition of a "crime" just because people pass racist laws that make crimes out of things that aren't crimes, that victimize blacks not whites, doesn't mean anyone should abide by these insane laws. In fact, we have a moral obligation to disregard these laws.
"blacks are arrested for weed (nationally) 4Xs more than whites"
First, that has nothing to do with a policy that tells people, hey, incarcerated felons get rewarded with a better chance to hit the license jackpot.
Second, try to think when you read a statistic. In the Oakland flatlands, the statistic is in line with the proportion of street dealers who are black or white (and don't forget Latino). You can argue that street crime gets more police attention than wholesale drug networks run more often by Latinos and Asians. But you are silly to suggest that police overlook hordes of white street dealers.
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