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  • Medicated Kids (A short vanity)

    08/19/2017 6:04:17 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 22 replies
    I remember a LOT of discussion during the '80s and '90s about what was going to happen in the future to the kids whose parents were feeding them mood-altering drugs like Ritalin to calm the little hellions down. Are we seeing the results right now?
  • No tip for US waitress with LGBT tattoo

    08/16/2017 8:01:55 AM PDT · by Salman · 92 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 August 2017 | Sherie Ryder
    Waiting staff in the US rely heavily on their tips to make up for their low wages, but one server in Rockford, Illinois, was surprised to find the reason for the lack of a gratuity written on a receipt. "Can't tip someone who doesn't love Jesus! Bad tatoo [sic]" wrote the customer, instead of a tip, for Samantha Heaton, who bears rainbow-coloured equality bars on her arm, and has been serving at Buffalo Wild Wings for a year. "It was shocking. I couldn't help but feel hurt," Samantha told the BBC. "I would've openly discussed my tattoo with them, had...
  • Students allowed to use medical marijuana in school

    08/14/2017 4:10:46 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 14 replies
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — This school year, children who are prescribed medical marijuana will be allowed to use the drug in school. "They should treat it like the medication that it is,” Ava Pence said.
  • Marijuana activists plan eclipse service in DC basilica to bring peace

    08/14/2017 1:05:39 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    A group that believes cannabis has a secret historical role in Christianity is forging ahead with plans to visit the largest Roman Catholic church in the nation during next week's solar eclipse, where members intend to light incense doused with cannabis-infused olive oil. Yet church leaders say the event won't happen. Anne Armstrong, founder and deaconess of Rhode Island's Healing Church, said the Monday afternoon service could "end degeneration, disaster and war" by consecrating the Americas to the Virgin Mary. ... "I don't anticipate any trouble, but if there is, we'll go outside," she said. "If they tell us to...
  • Digital media/tech campus would create thousands of jobs in Parker (4,000 jobs in Colorado)

    08/12/2017 3:50:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Arvada Press ^ | August 11, 2017 | Tom Skelley
    A big player in the world of entertainment and digital media plans to bring 4,000 jobs and a 70-acre campus to Parker by 2020. At an Aug. 11 press conference at the state Capitol in Denver, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Parker officials and Redbarre executives announced plans to create the Redbarre Digital Media & Technology Campus in the Compark area just north of E-470. The 1.9 million-square-foot, mixed-use development will focus on feature film, television and digital media production. "Something like that can be transformational," said Dennis Houston, CEO of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce. "It's life changing, what it...
  • People keep leaving financial services for the legalized cannabis industry

    08/10/2017 8:06:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    e-financial careers ^ | August 10, 2017 | Dan Butcher
    Quitting finance to focus on marijuana sounds like it’s something that involves finding yourself by surfing and living in a beach hut in California. But with momentum building for the legalization of cannabis in the U.S. – 29 states and the District of Columbia have laws legalized marijuana in some form – finance professionals are increasingly viewing it as a big business opportunity. The number of jobs that the cannabis industry is creating continues to increase. New Frontier Data, a research and analytics firm, projects that the legal cannabis market will create more than 250m jobs by 2020 – more...
  • Construction underway on 234,000 square foot cannabis grow facility (180 jobs in Colorado)

    08/08/2017 10:24:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    KKTV-TV ^ | August 8, 2017 | Adam Uhernik
    PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - On Tuesday morning Doyen Elements officially broke ground on a 234-thousand square foot cannabis grow facility in Pueblo. It'll be located at 1900 Freeway Drive in Pueblo, which is the former Pepsi bottling facility. "We've taken the facility and we are retrofitting it into a 234,000 square foot grow facility that will be developed into three separate phases," said Geoff Thompson with Doyen Elements. "Phase one will take 9-11 months and then the next two phases through an 18 to 24 month period of time." Once construction is complete the entire facility will run 24 hours...
  • Marijuana found in bags of charcoal shipped to San Saba area stores (TX)

    08/04/2017 5:07:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    Big Coountry ^ | August 3, 2017 | Erica Garner
    Bricks of marijuana were found in bags of charcoal shipped to grocery stores in the San Saba area this week. KWTX reports San Saba Police Department found six bricks of marijuana hidden inside a bag of Encino Brand charcoal at Lowe's Grocery store on Tuesday. A shopper also purchased the same brand of charcoal from the Lowe's Grocery in Mason, Texas, and found about a pound marijuana inside, according to the KWTX report.
  • Marijuana company plans to turn town of Nipton, California into pot paradise

    08/04/2017 3:25:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    cbs ^ | August 4, 2017, 2:04 PM
    American Green Inc. announced Thursday it is buying all 80 acres of Nipton, which includes its Old West-style hotel, a handful of houses, an RV park and a coffee shop. It says it plans to transform the old Gold Rush town into what it calls "an energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination." The town's current owner, Roxanne Lang, said the sale is still in escrow, but confirmed American Green is the buyer. She declined to reveal the price before the sale closes, but noted she and her late husband, Gerald Freeman, listed the property at $5 million when they put it up...
  • AG Sessions Marijuana Task force: Dont mess with legal weed

    08/04/2017 2:25:14 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 225 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, a group of prosecutors and federal law enforcement officials, has come up with no new policy recommendations to advance the attorney general’s aggressively anti-marijuana views. The group’s report largely reiterates the current Justice Department policy on marijuana.
  • Father is brutally beaten by a gang of youths after asking them to stop smoking marijuana.

    08/03/2017 4:14:05 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 72 replies
    SEE VIDEO AT SITE: This is the shocking moment a 44-year-old father was beaten by a gang of youngsters on board a Dallas train after asking them to stop smoking marijuana. Kennan Jones was attacked by the group on Sunday as they rode towards Deep Ellum in Dallas, Texas. He had asked them to stop smoking marijuana on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit train. The group included young men and women who punched him and threw him against the train's doors before arriving at the station. Some of them pushed off the handle poles to kick Jones from the air....
  • Will There Be Justice For Family Whose Home Was Raided Because Cops Couldn't Tell Tea From Pot?

    08/03/2017 3:01:12 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 1, 2017 | George Leef
    A case just decided by the Tenth Circuit shows how utterly absurd the “war on drugs” has become, how petty and power-mad the police can be, and how blindly deferential some of our federal judges are. The case, Harte v. Johnson County Board of Commissioners, arose out of an idiotic, military-style raid by Kansas police on the home of Robert and Adlynn Harte in 2012. They were not in any way involved with drugs (particularly marijuana), but a few officers came to the conclusion that they might be. Here’s how. One August day in 2011, Mr. Harte and his two...
  • Hickenlooper doesn't rule out 2020 speculation (Today's Laff Riot)

    08/02/2017 1:43:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 2, 2017
    SOME NEWS -- We asked COLORADO GOV. JOHN HICKENLOOPER during a Playbook Exchange event here if he would run for the White House on a ticket with OHIO REPUBLICAN GOV. JOHN KASICH. He said: “I don’t think Kasich would ever do that … You never know. You never say. He’s an easy person to work with. He’s strongly opinionated. And quick to his opinion. But he also knows as much about the federal budget, and understands health care at a deeper level than almost any other governor I know. ... I don’t think it’s in the cards. But I do...
  • Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to help ease crisis

    08/02/2017 1:30:53 PM PDT · by cll · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 08/01/2017 | Danica Coto
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating millions in revenue and tens of thousands of jobs. Aponte, a 29-year-old biologist and chemical engineer, had been thinking of joining the wave of young Puerto Rican professionals heading to the U.S. to seek work — an exodus that has aggravated the U.S. territory’s woes. But then he saw the saw the island’s medical marijuana industry start to expand, and found one of the...
  • California has too much pot, and growers won't be able to export the surplus

    A leader of California’s marijuana industry warned Wednesday that the state’s cannabis growers produce eight times the pot that is consumed in the state so some will face “painful” pressure to reduce crops under new state regulations that will ban exports after Jan. 1.
  • Nevada judge denies request to stop pot emergency rules

    07/25/2017 6:22:50 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 42 replies
    http://www.ktnv.com ^ | Posted: 1:22 PM, Jul 25, 2017 | Unknown
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada judge has denied a request from a group of alcohol distributors to stop the recently approved emergency regulations that allow the state to license some retailers to transport pot from growers to storefronts.</p>
  • Marijuana Stock Investors, Take Note: The Weed Industry Could Create 283,422 Jobs by 2020

    07/23/2017 3:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | July 23, 2017 | Sean Williams
    The cannabis industry could have a notable economic impact, if the U.S. federal government stays out of the way. Investors are always on the lookout for fast-growing industries, which means there's no surprise why marijuana stocks have been such strong performers over the past year. Far more pot stocks than not with a market cap of at least $200 million have doubled or tripled in value over the past year. Optimistic growth figures for the industry are seemingly everywhere. Aside from the fact that a record number of Americans surveyed by Gallup and CBS News want to see cannabis legalized...
  • Teens who laughed as man drowned will face charges

    07/23/2017 11:49:19 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    The group of Florida teens who filmed and laughed at a drowning man will face charges for not reporting his death, according to officials. Authorities initially said there didn’t appear to be grounds to prosecute the teens caught on camera mocking 32-year-old Jamel Dunn as he drowned in Cocoa, Florida. 'Oh, he just died': Teens mock drowning man in disturbing video 'Oh, he just died': Teens mock drowning man in disturbing video None of the teens called 911 for help during the July 9 incident, but state law does not require a witness to help a person in need. However,...
  • Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana

    07/23/2017 10:14:54 AM PDT · by Mariner · 436 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/23/17 | By Lydia Wheeler
    The Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana to violent crime and recommend tougher sentences for those caught growing, selling and smoking the plant. Sessions sent a memo in April updating the U.S. Attorney’s Offices and Department of Justice Department (DOJ) component heads on the work of the task force, which he said would be accomplished through various subcommittees. In the memo,...
  • Uruguay pharmacies start selling marijuana

    07/19/2017 11:10:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 96 replies
    ph.news.yahoo.com ^ | 7/19/2017 | Mauricio RABUFFETTI
    Pharmacies in Uruguay started selling marijuana Wednesday under a four-year-old law that has made the small South American country the first in the world to legalize pot from production to sale. At a pharmacy in Montevideo's old town, five customers were waiting to buy when the store shutters went up at the start of the day. "I've been smoking since I was 14. Let's give it a try," said a 37-year-old man who would not give his name or allow his picture to be taken. The pharmacist who sold the marijuana would not give her name either. She said it...