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  • Florida dispensaries aim to 'normalize' medical marijuana

    01/15/2017 9:57:39 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 48 replies
    SF Gate ^ | January 15, 2017
    Vials of cannabis-laced sprays, lotions and tinctures line display shelves a few steps from handbags specially designed to tote marijuana products.-snip. A stylish kitchenette and table is on the opposite side of this ... medical marijuana showroom, space used to host educational sessions on the merits of the drug — something legal only under very strict circumstances in Florida until Amendment 2 took effect last week. This ... storefront ... looks more like a day spa lobby or high-end salon. Nothing about it evokes images of the seedy bong-filled pot shops of popular imagination. -snip- More than 60 Florida communities...
  • Why is Medical Marijuana Not Legal In Every State?

    12/16/2016 9:39:59 AM PST · by rhett october · 109 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-16-2016 | Rhett October
    When my mother struggled with cancer, her appetite dropped to nothing. In my state, medical marijuana is legal, so the doctor prescribed it to help her appetite. To say it worked would be an understatement. Within a couple of days she was eating normal amounts and felt hunger for the first time in a week. With the drug, she was able to maintain her weight and strength. She stayed with me during her treatment but went home to dad some as well. On one of her trips home to dad, she ran out of the medical marijuana and went to...
  • 9th Circuit Court bars feds from prosecuting medical marijuana cases

    08/16/2016 8:25:03 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 08/16/2016 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Tuesday banned the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana cases if no state laws were broken. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the federal agency to show that 10 pending cases in California and Washington state violated medical marijuana laws in those states before continuing with prosecutions.
  • One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana

    07/24/2016 1:08:30 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 89 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/22/2016
    One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana There's a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. These studies have generally assumed that when medical marijuana is available, pain patients are increasingly choosing pot over powerful and deadly prescription narcotics. But that's always been just an assumption. Now a new study, released in the journal Health Affairs, validates these findings by providing clear evidence of a missing link in the causal chain running from medical marijuana to falling overdoses. Ashley and W. David Bradford, a daughter-father pair...
  • Director Affleck Casts Literal Bible Believers as 'Neanderthals'

    06/08/2007 7:56:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies · 2,342+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As NewsBuster Geoffrey Dickens has noted, Ben Affleck appeared on yesterday evening's edition of Hardball. And while it's true that the actor/director/Dem activist offered a generally innocuous analysis, he did manage to engage in a bit of religious bigotry. Affleck's foul foray arose in the course of his discussion of the way the various Republican candidates have dealt with the issue of evolution and creationism. Talk turned to the former governor of Arkansas. BEN AFFLECK: I think Huckabee actually framed his position in a much less dramatic way than had been made out. Which was he said it could...
  • U.S. Bishop: Catechism uses ‘very destructive’ language on homosexuality [Catholic Church]

    07/07/2016 10:31:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 57 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 6, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy celebrated Pope Francis’ call for Christians to apologize to gays and suggested the Catholic Church consider changing how it refers to same-sex attraction and homosexual acts. McElroy’s comments were published June 30 in an interview with the Jesuit magazine America. “I think [the Pope’s call for an apology] opens up a very helpful pathway to dialogue and hopefully healing,” McElroy said. “What we need to project in the life of the church is ‘You are part of us and we are part of you.’ [LGBT Catholics] are part of our families.” After the Orlando terrorist...
  • New Renaissance Party backs use of medical marijuana; gets mixed reaction

    07/09/2016 5:06:05 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 9 replies
    Japan Today ^ | July 08, 2016 | Reuters
    TOKYO — Japan prides itself on having a low tolerance for guns and drugs, but a tiny political party has become the first to adopt an election plank of scrapping a research ban on medical use of marijuana. Proponents say such use could ease cancer-related pain, prevent dementia and cut soaring medical costs. But the government says its effectiveness has not been proved, and worries about the social harm weaker controls could bring. Japan outlaws owning and growing marijuana, besides the ban on clinical research, despite a trend in advanced countries, such as Canada and the United States, to free...
  • Meet the Leftist Reverend Behind the Dallas Black Lives Matter Protest

    07/08/2016 9:56:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 8, 2016 | Jen Lawrence
    The lead organizer of the Dallas protest where snipers opened fire on police officers has made several disturbing comments on his social media. A Breitbart News review of Jeff Hood’s internet footprint revealed regular posts about the apocalypse, violent retribution to police, and Hood even recently posted about the 2013 death of a self proclaimed “social justice warrior” who committed suicide by lighting himself on fire in front of a shopping mall in Texas. Video of Hood speaking on camera just after the attack surfaced on social media where Hood talks about “leading the protest” (snip) Reverend Hood closely follows...
  • Pastor Says State Law Threatens His Right to Teach the Bible in His Church

    07/07/2016 5:53:24 AM PDT · by milton23 · 25 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/6/2016 | Leah Jessen
    An Iowa pastor, saying the government needs to stop “meddling in religious affairs,” is at odds with the state over a law focused on sexual orientation and gender identity that he says hinders his First Amendment right to teach on matters of sexuality. “The state of Iowa is not the self-appointed pope of all churches,” Cary Gordon, pastor of Cornerstone World Outreach, a nondenominational church with around 900 members in Sioux City, Iowa, told The Daily Signal.
  • After Medical Marijuana Legalized, Medicare Prescriptions Drop For Many Drugs

    07/06/2016 7:19:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    npr ^ | 07/06/2016
    Prescription drug prices continue to climb, putting the pinch on consumers. Some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicines that has become easier to get legally in many parts of the country. Just ask Cheech and Chong. Research published Wednesday found that states that legalized medical marijuana — which is sometimes recommended for symptoms like chronic pain, anxiety or depression — saw declines in the number of Medicare prescriptions for drugs used to treat those conditions and a dip in spending by Medicare Part D, which covers the cost on prescription medications. Because the prescriptions for...
  • Wavves Ban Racists, Homophobes, Trump Supporters From Shows

    07/06/2016 6:50:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Pitchfork ^ | July 6, 2016 | Matthew Strauss
    “id rather have a room half filled with good energy than one filled with hate. people are suffering every day and the way i see it you are either part of the solution or part of the problem.” Wavves are getting ready to hit the road for a summer tour. Before they go, the band’s Nathan Williams wants to make clear whom he does and does not make music for, as well as whom he believes is welcome at Wavves shows. Today, he tweeted, “a few things i wanted to make clear,” and shared a long note that detailed six...
  • Are the kids all right? Ask them when they are adults [Homosexual "Parenting"]

    07/05/2016 9:20:42 AM PDT · by fwdude · 22 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | July 4, 2016 | Carolyn Moynihan
    Are the kids really all right? The popular2010 movie about a lesbian couple and their teenage children conceived by artificial insemination suggested that they were, and that the ups and downs of a lesbian family were just like those in a normal heterosexual family. There was nothing unusual about the type of behaviour the kids displayed or the mental states that went with it. Many academic studies of same-sex families have arrived at the same conclusion. A new study finds that children with same-sex parents even had a slightly lower rate of depression in their mid-teens than their peers in...
  • Black Lives Matter protest scores victory after putting Pride parade on pause

    07/04/2016 6:52:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | July 3, 2016 | Sarah-Joyce Battersby
    Pride agreed to the group’s demands, including the removal of police floats and more funding for black performers, after Sunday’s shutdown by activists. Black Lives Matter brought Sunday’s Pride parade to a standstill on Sunday to force the annual celebration of LGBT equality to answer for its “anti-blackness,” the protesters said. The group, an honoured guest at this year’s parade, stopped its float and marchers at Yonge and College Sts. for more than 30 minutes, refusing to move until Pride officials met their demands. “We are under attack,” Alexandria Williams, one of the group’s co-founders cried into the megaphone. “Pride...
  • ChristianMingle Opens Doors to Gay Singles Under Settlement

    07/04/2016 9:29:26 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 91 replies
    Wall Street Journal Law Blog ^ | 6/30/2016 | Jacob Gorshman & Sara Randazzo
    The owner of online dating site ChristianMingle.com has agreed to let gay and lesbian users search for same-sex matches under a judge-approved settlement of discrimination claims. Two gay men filed class-actions claims against Spark Networks Inc. in California courts in 2013 alleging that ChristianMingle.com and several other sites in the company’s portfolio of niche dating services excluded users looking to meet singles of the same sex. ChristianMingle, billed as the largest online community for Christian singles, required new users to specify whether they’re a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man. The lead plaintiffs, two gay men...
  • California Marijuana To Cost Just $1 Per Gram After November Ballot

    07/04/2016 8:09:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 108 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/3/2016 | Guy Bentley
    One of the nation’s leading experts on marijuana and criminal justice fears California’s ballot to legalize marijuana could result in plummeting prices and rising rates of marijuana disorder. Professor Mark Kleinman, an adjunct scholar at the Center for American Progress excoriates the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which qualified for a November ballot June 28. The bill allows commercial legalization of marijuana and six plants per household, with no limits on the quantity produced but a ban on sales and advertising to minors. California would impose a $9.75 tax (33 cents per gram) of flowers and a 15 percent sales...
  • Only Tony Abbott can fix what Malcolm Turnbull broke in the Liberal Party (Australia)

    07/03/2016 8:31:45 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 4th July 2016 | Andrew Bolt
    TONY Abbott must return as leader of the shattered Liberals after Saturday’s election disaster. ..... True, Abbott ideally needs months more to repair the image that a smart-arse media tore to shreds, feeding off his sometimes dumb mistakes. But who else but Abbott could hope to fix what Turnbull has just smashed? This election result has been a near-total catastrophe for the Liberals, who have been left without a mandate, platform, unity, honour or real power after letting Turnbull hijack their party last year. Turnbull, a man of the ABC Left, then ditched the Liberals’ base, Liberal principles and even...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos: 50% of Gays Will Vote for Donald Trump After Orlando Islamist Massacre (VIDEO)

    07/04/2016 2:09:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 3, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    This weekend Milo Yiannopoulos joined the Russia Today Network to talk about Donald Trump, globalists, guns and the threat of Islam to gay people everywhere. Milo declared Donald Trump the most pro-gay candidate in American electoral history. Yiannopoulos predicted that 50% of gays will vote for Donald Trump in this year’s election. Breitbart.com reported: “ Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos appeared on Russia Today to discuss presidential nominee Donald Trump, the conservative change in the gay community following the Orlando shooting and why Islam is a danger to gay people everywhere. “What’s interesting about Trump is the message that he...
  • TODDLER BEATING ENDS WHEN BAT-WIELDING MAN INTERVENES

    07/03/2016 9:49:27 AM PDT · by DrJeff · 87 replies
    ABC NY ^ | Friday, July 01, 201
    VANCOUVER, Washington -- A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition and fighting for her life after deputies say her own father nearly beat her to death. But one man is being credited with giving her the chance to survive. Don Gilbert is still in shock after he intervened when the girl's father, 32-year-old Kyle Holder, started attacking his daughter at a motel in Vancouver, Washington, authorities say. Deputies say Holder and his girlfriend were in their motel room and their 2-year-old daughter was sleeping when suddenly, Holder grabbed the girl and threw her out the window onto the concrete. Law...
  • TRINITY CHURCH MEMBERS REVEAL OBAMA SHOCKER (2012)

    07/03/2016 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 55 replies
    WND ^ | 2 October 12 | JEROME R. CORSI
    NEW YORK – Ten years ago, the New York Times reported on a growing underground subculture in the black community known as Down Low, comprised largely of men who secretly engage in homosexual activity while living “straight” lives in public. It’s within that subtext that opposition researchers for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign began investigating rumors that Rev. Jeremiah Wright was running a “matchmaking service” for members of his Trinity United Church of Christ known as the Down Low Club, which included Barack Obama. Over the past several months, WND investigators have interviewed a number of members of the church...
  • Elite NYC school teaching kindergartners about 'white privilege'

    07/02/2016 4:19:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 2, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    An elite Manhattan school is teaching white students as young as 6 that they’re born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from “white privilege,” while heaping praise and cupcakes on their black peers. Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it’s a novel approach to fighting discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren’t buying it. They complain the K-8 school of 430 kids is separating whites in classes where they’re made to feel awful about their “whiteness,” and all the “kids of color”...