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  • Survey: Marijuana use among Colorado kids has not significantly changed since legalization

    08/08/2020 11:03:43 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 116 replies
    ABC7 Denver ^ | Aug 03, 2020 | Robert Garrison
    Newly-released data shows the majority of Colorado’s youth are participating in healthy behaviors and that marijuana use among school-aged children has not significantly changed since legalization. The data comes from the bi-annual statewide Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) conducted last year with more than 100,000 students participating. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released the results of the survey Monday. The survey shows marijuana use among school-aged kids has stayed relatively flat since legalization, but the way kids are using marijuana has changed. In 2019, 20.6% of youth said they use marijuana compared to 19.4% in 2017....
  • Joe Rogan is leaving Los Angeles and moving to Texas because there's more freedom there

    07/24/2020 10:00:33 PM PDT · by RandFan · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 24 | CARLOS GARCIA
    Joe Rogan, host of one of the most popular podcasts on the planet, said that he decided to move from Los Angeles, California, to Texas because he wanted "a little bit more freedom." Rogen explained further the decisions behind his move during his podcast conversation with guest Joe De Sena, the CEO and founder of Spartan and the Death Race. "I'm outta here," said Rogan when De Sana asked him about moving. "I'm gonna go to Texas." "I just want to go somewhere in the center of the country, somewhere it's easier to travel to both places, and somewhere where...
  • Congressman vows vote to stop DC from allowing psychedelics

    07/08/2020 10:19:39 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 8, 2020
    Maryland Republican Rep. Andy Harris says Washington, DC won’t decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, cacti and plants on his watch. Harris told The Post he’s appalled that drug reform activists submitted on Monday what they say is enough signatures to get an initiative on the November ballot making natural hallucinogens the lowest law enforcement priority. Harris said he will force a House Appropriations Committee vote next week to stop it, using the power of Congress over DC’s budget.
  • Election Results: WV’s unusual 2020 Primary

    06/09/2020 7:30:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK TV 13 ^ | June 9, 2020 | Kimberely Blackburn, Lily Bradley
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The Mountain State held its primary election today, deciding on who will face off for races including governor and who will represent West Virginia in the United States Senate. Putnam County voters decided to allow medical cannabis organizations to operate growing facilities, processing facilities and dispensaries with approximately 64% pf the vote for each. Voters approved laboratories with almost 65%. Current Gov. Jim Justice will face off against the Democratic candidate for governor in the General Election after winning the Republican nomination. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (WV-R) held on to the Republican nomination for her United...
  • Scientists believe cannabis could help prevent and treat coronavirus

    05/21/2020 7:03:27 PM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/21/20 | Lee Brown
    They have high hopes for a coronavirus breakthrough. A team of Canadian scientists believes it has found strong strains of cannabis that could help prevent and then treat coronavirus infections, according to interviews and a study.
  • LA Fire May Seek Help From Feds In Investigation Of Massive Fire That Injured 12 Firefighters

    05/18/2020 1:16:05 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    LAist ^ | MAY 17, 2020 | JOSIE HUANG
    The Los Angeles Fire Department said Sunday it may call on federal help for its probe into Saturday night's massive fire and explosion downtown that injured 12 firefighters, including two who remain in critical condition.
  • 11 LA firefighters injured running from blast at hash oil factory

    05/17/2020 3:55:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/17/20
    LOS ANGELES - An explosion at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to knock down a fire and then had to run for their lives when a ball of flames shot out the building and scorched a fire truck across the street. Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said “one significant explosion” shook the neighborhood about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters inside had to run through a wall of flames estimated as 30 feet high and wide, and those on the roof scrambled down a...
  • 'Bath Salts' Feel Like a Drug From the Past—But They're Still Wreaking Havoc

    02/03/2020 9:39:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Vice ^ | Jan 23 2020 | Sam Iravani
    In some parts of the world they conjure wild memories from the 2010s. In Russia, they're more popular than weed.When a group of powerful, legal stimulants burst onto the drug scene in the UK and U.S. a decade ago, they caused a media frenzy. In Britain, mephedrone came virtually out of nowhere in 2009 to become a hugely popular drug with university students, clubbers and rural teenagers. Dubbed "meow meow" by newspapers and sold online as “plant food,” it was the “killer” drug that made people rip off their own scrotums. Yet behind the hype, to young people using it,...
  • America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

    11/25/2019 5:13:25 AM PST · by urtax$@work · 123 replies
    The Atlantic , ( getpocket.com -reprinted ) ^ | August 20, 2018 | Annie Lowrey
    This is an excerpt for discussion purposes, see article for full story. More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead. The proliferation of retail boutiques in California did not really bother him, Evan told me, but the billboards did. Advertisements for delivery, advertisements promoting the substance for relaxation, for fun, for health. “Shop. It’s legal.” “Hello marijuana, goodbye hangover.” “It’s not a trigger,” he told me. “But it is in your face.” When we spoke, he had been sober for a hard-fought seven weeks: seven weeks of sleepless nights, intermittent nausea, irritability, trouble focusing, and...
  • CNN Ponders Trump 2020: 'What Is the Magic That He Doles Out?'

    08/21/2019 6:04:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 20, 2019 | Susan Jones
    Rolling Stone magazine recently published an article titled "Trump 2020: Be Very Afraid," which carries the following subtitle: "America is the first country to ever elect a Mad King, and the way things are going, we may be dumb enough to do it twice." The author, Matt Taibbi, sat down with CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday morning. Among other things, Taibbi said the enthusiasm at Trump's campaign events this year is even greater than it was in 2016, and reporters who cover Trump are not explaining that. "What is the magic that he doles out?" CNN's Alisyn Camerota, not a...
  • Coroner says Dayton gunman had cocaine and alcohol in his system during the shooting that killed 9

    08/15/2019 2:20:05 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | AUG. 15, 2019 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ...The coroner said cocaine, antidepressants and alcohol were found in Betts’ system at the time of the shooting. A pipe device and a clear baggie with cocaine were found on Betts’ body.
  • ...Dayton shooter's demonic notebook scrawls reveal...craved marijuana and speed...[Truncated]

    08/09/2019 12:41:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 8, 2019 | BEN ASHFORD
    The frightening pages were revealed by a former friend who paints a confounding picture of Betts as a frequent methamphetamine smoker who played violent video games - but was never a racist or interested in weapons...Himes can testify, however, to the fact that Betts was a frequent drug user, taking methamphetamine, cocaine - or 'whatever upper he could get his hands on' in days-long binges...'But he was very consistent with the methamphetamine. I don't know if he got into slamming with needles, but he was pretty much smoking it every day when we were hanging out. 'Coke was also a...
  • The link between pot and mass shootings may be closer than we think

    08/08/2019 6:15:32 AM PDT · by Mariner · 91 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 8th, 2019 | By Miranda Devine
    You can’t walk through the streets of Manhattan these days without smelling weed. Even as evidence mounts of the health problems associated with marijuana, New York has insisted on joining other greedy states scrambling to legalize this deceptively dangerous drug. It makes no sense at a time when American youth is suffering from an unprecedented mental health crisis. And, in all honesty, we cannot rule out a connection between increasing marijuana use, mental illness and the recent spate of mass shootings by disturbed young males. We don’t yet know much about the mental state or drug use of the El...
  • ‘Her eyes were completely black’: Va. family fends off naked woman who claimed to be the devil

    07/05/2019 5:21:51 PM PDT · by csvset · 91 replies
    WRIC ^ | 5 July 2019 | Talya Cunningham, Dean Mirshahi
    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Chesterfield family spoke with 8News Friday after fending off a naked intruder who broke into their home on South Twilight Lane the night before. The intruder claimed to be the devil and attacked the family, prompting the homeowner to fire 39 rounds. The incident was a traumatic experience for the Lewis family’s first night in their brand new home. She was in to kill us,” Melissa Lewis said. “That was her almighty, to kill us. She attacked us and I held her down just kept on punching her and punching her as hard as...
  • Cocaine-laced cigarettes, crack, and vodka binges: Hunter Biden details his drug and alcohol abuse

    07/02/2019 11:11:50 AM PDT · by SpaceBar · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 02, 2019 | Caitlin Yilek
    Joe Biden’s son Hunter has detailed the drug and alcohol addiction problems that played a role in the end of his marriage, his discharge from the Navy Reserve, and his absence from the 2020 campaign trail. Divorced in 2017 after a 23-year marriage, Hunter Biden, 49, is the father of Naomi, 25, Finnegan, 19, and Maisy, 18. He recently married Melissa Cohen, 32, a South African divorcee, in secret just 10 days after he'd met her, marking the occasion with a "shalom" tattoo in Hebrew on the inside of his left bicep, to match one she has in the same...
  • DUI arrest after six-car crash on 15 Freeway in Temecula kills Murrieta woman

    06/05/2019 4:59:58 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    The driver of a pickup moving fast in morning traffic on the 15 Freeway caused a six-vehicle, chain-reaction crash Tuesday that killed a Murrieta woman and sent another pickup off the roadway and into the side of the Temecula City Hall parking building, authorities said. The pickup’s driver, identified as Javier Caldera, 25, of Auburn, Washington, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, the California Highway Patrol said. He was not injured. Caldera was arrested on suspicion of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run resulting in property damage, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended...
  • Coca-Cola heir arrested in Caribbean with $1.3M in cannabis, 5,000 plants aboard private [tr]

    05/14/2019 4:54:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13, 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    A Greek billionaire and heir to the Coca-Cola fortune was arrested on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts after a search of his private jet uncovered more than $1.3 million worth of cannabis on board, according to multiple reports. Alkiviades “Alki” David, 50, was arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Unit at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport after customs officials found approximately 5,000 cannabis plants in addition to seeds and a variety of other cannabis products, according to the Vancouver Sun. He was charged with intent to supply, possession of controlled drugs and importation of a controlled drug into the federation,...
  • pdate: One victim dead after Appalachian Trail machete attack, man in custody named

    05/12/2019 2:02:24 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 90 replies
    WSLS News ^ | May 12, 2019 | Lindsey Kinnett / Tommy Lopez
    WYTHE COUNTY, Va. - One of the two victims in Saturday morning’s machete attack on the Appalachian Trail has died and law enforcement has now named the suspect under arrest. A spokesman for the Department of Justice said Sunday that 30-year-old James Jordan was arrested in the early morning hours Saturday. He faces federal charges that include murder and assault with the intent to murder. The spokesman said Sunday that one of the victims has died. 10 News previously reported that investigators said one of the victims, a female, was expected to survive the attack, while the condition of the...
  • PPB: 60 applicants, only 3 passed background checks (Portland Police Bureau)

    04/05/2019 4:34:56 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    KOIN6 ^ | April 2, 2019 | Lisa Balick
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- There are now 120 sworn officer vacancies in the Portland Police Bureau. At a City Council meeting Tuesday, Chief Danielle Outlaw shared some of the challenges they face in hiring new people and filling those positions. The assistant chief told the City Commissioners that out of more than 60 people who applied for public safety specialist jobs, only 3 passed background checks. The biggest reasons for their disqualification is past drug use or dishonesty in their application. Police applicants who have used marijuana in the past year don't pass a PPB background check because marijuana remains...
  • Marijuana and psychosis: Real data, real bad

    04/04/2019 1:01:56 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 187 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 4, 2019 | John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    Both groups were surveyed on a host of factors, including their use of marijuana and other drugs. The study’s authors concluded that “people who smoked marijuana on a daily basis were three times more likely to be diagnosed with psychosis compared with people who never used the drug. For those who used high-potency marijuana daily, the risk jumped to nearly five times."