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  • Willie Nelson says he’s no longer smoking marijuana due to breathing issues

    12/04/2019 10:14:54 AM PST · by billorites · 32 replies
    KSAT.com ^ | November 29, 2019 | Paul Venema
    SAN ANTONIO – Midway through a sold out two night stand at the Majestic Theater here, country music icon Willie Nelson said that in spite of recent breathing related health issues, he has no plans to give up touring. “I love the bus,” he told KSAT TV’s Paul Venema during a recent interview. “This is my home.” Performing, he says, is his key to happiness and good health. “It’s an energy exchange,” he said, describing his relationship with the audience. “They give me a lot of positive energy and I hope to give them a lot of positive energy.” He...
  • Willie Nelson says he has stopped smoking because it almost killed him

    12/03/2019 9:52:33 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    edition.cnn.com ^ | December 4, 2019 | Amanda Jackson
    ... "I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days and I have to be careful," Nelson, 86, said. Nelson had to postpone the tail end of his tour in August due to breathing issues. He resumed the tour the next month. "I started smoking cedar bark, went from that to cigarettes to whatever," Nelson told KSAT. "And that almost killed me." Now, he says, he's more conscientious about his health. "I don't smoke anymore -- take better care of myself."
  • Willie Nelson has quit smoking weed

    12/03/2019 5:00:51 PM PST · by Moonman62 · 65 replies
    Page Six ^ | 12/03/19 | Oli Coleman
    It’s like Michael Jordan retiring from the NBA. It’s like Donald Trump quitting Twitter. It’s like Lindsay Lohan forsaking drama. Willie Nelson has quit weed. The country icon — whose smoking habit was rivaled only by Snoop Dogg‘s — told KSAT TV, “I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days and I have to be careful.”
  • One month to go until recreational weed becomes legal in Illinois. Here’s what you need to know.

    11/30/2019 6:29:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | November 29, 2019 | Robert McCoppin
    When the most popular medical marijuana dispensary in Chicago begins selling recreational pot on New Year’s Day, it will operate like a busy restaurant. Dispensary 33 plans to take names from those in line and page customers by phone when they can get in. The North Side cannabis shop will take that unusual step due to the huge crowds expected when weed sales become legal under state law at 6 a.m. Jan. 1, 2020. The celebration will be similar to the unofficial pot holiday of April 20, or 4/20, when a Dispensary 33 street fest and special deals this year...
  • McDonald’s sweet tea came with marijuana inside, South Carolina man claims

    11/07/2019 9:38:17 PM PST · by familyop · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 7, 2019 | Frank Miles
    He said he found three bags of weed in his cup after drinking the beverage. "Well, I was high and panicking and at work, so I called my dad,"...Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Bob Bromage said an investigation is ongoing.
  • Cops bust turnstile jumper heading to court with pot and a loaded gun

    09/19/2019 12:00:11 PM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/19/2019 | Larry Celona and Natalie
    A Bronx man arrested for fare jumping was carrying a gun and three dozen bags of weed — and told cops he pulled the brainless move because he was rushing to court to appear for a worse crime, law enforcement sources said Thursday. Ex-con Billy Walters, 37, allegedly slipped through an emergency subway gate at the 149th Street station without paying at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to an arrest affidavit. When a police officer stopped him, she allegedly spotted a loaded .45-caliber Sig Sauer in his waistband — at which point he rattled off the worst excuse ever, the officer...
  • Cops chasing pot smokers find kidnapped man bound in basement of Bronx bodega

    09/12/2019 7:39:36 AM PDT · by csvset · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12 Sep 2019 | Ben Feuerherd and Ben Cohn
    A man was found beaten and bound in the basement of a Bronx bodega when two cops who were chasing separate suspects entered the cellar early Wednesday morning, police said. While they were searching for the suspects in the store, an employee let them into the basement, where they discovered the kidnapped 49-year-old, cops said. The officers freed the man, who then told them he had been kidnapped three days prior by four people on a Bronx street corner, police said. The victim — who sources said has a lengthy arrest record — said the four suspects forced him into...
  • Company creates breath detector for pot and alcohol

    08/27/2019 5:22:50 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 20 replies
    6abc.com ^ | 8/27/19 | No Byline
    Oakland based Hound Labs has created a breath detector for pot and alcohol, giving police and employers a new tool to detect whether someone has been using weed.OAKLAND, California -- Since recreational cannabis became legal in 2018, the California highway patrol says arrests and injuries from drivers getting behind the wheel stoned has increased, but there are no consistent standards for determining when a driver took that cannabis, until now. One Bay Area company says it can now narrow down when someone is too stoned to drive. At DUI checkpoints across the state, police are seeing an increase in the...
  • Milledgeville woman orders 'Moana'-themed cake, gets marijuana design by mistake

    07/12/2019 4:04:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    WMAZ ^ | 07/09/2019 | Sabian Burse
    A miscommunication resulted in an unusual birthday cake for a Milledgeville woman. Kensli Davis is a huge fan of Disney's animated movie, "Moana." Her mother ordered a cake for Davis' celebration. They were surprised to see the cake decorated with a marijuana design. She says the cake came from Dairy Queen. The mishap didn't stop her from eating it. "I was very shocked and it was hilarious to me," said Davis. Davis posted the picture of the cake on Facebook. It went viral with more than 11,000 shares. "I was very impressed by the artistic capabilities of them to be...
  • New JAMA study shows legalizing pot might discourage teen use

    07/09/2019 7:56:23 AM PDT · by luv2ski · 55 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 8, 2019 | Angelica LaVito
    Legalizing pot does not appear to encourage teen use and might actually discourage it, a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1.4 million high school students between 1993 and 2017, collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its Youth Risk Behavior survey. The results show teen pot use both before and after medical marijuana laws were adopted in 27 states, seven of which also legalized recreational marijuana during the survey period. Teen marijuana use didn’t change much after medical marijuana was legalized, they found. In states that legalized recreational use,...
  • ‘It’s A Serious Degree’: Students Across US Now Majoring In Marijuana At Colleges

    03/05/2019 8:56:46 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | March 4, 2019
    GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — Colleges are now adding cannabis to their curriculum. Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she’s majoring in marijuana. “My friends make good-natured jokes about getting a degree in weed,” said DeNoya, one of the first students in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry at Northern Michigan University. “I say, ‘No, it’s a serious degree, a chemistry degree first and foremost. It’s hard work. Organic chemistry is a bear.'” As a green gold rush in legal marijuana and its non-drug cousin hemp spreads across North America, a growing number...
  • Uh-Oh, California Could Run Out of Legal Cannabis by Summer

    02/25/2019 1:56:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Leafly ^ | February 25, 2019 | by David Downs
    The supply of legal cannabis in California promises to start drying up by spring unless a quick fix becomes law. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the California Legislature published Senate Bill 67, to keep cannabis farms open as they await permanent licensing. Right now, thousands of farms operate under temporary licenses from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Those 6,924 temp licenses are expiring faster than the CDFA can issue permanent annual licenses. Those temp licenses also can’t be extended unless existing law is tweaked. It’s been 834 days since California voters approved cannabis legalization in November 2016. So...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Slams The 'Racial Injustice' Of The Cannabis Business As White Men Profit

    02/16/2019 10:51:18 AM PST · by Mariner · 155 replies
    Huffpost iva Yahoo ^ | February 16th, 2019 | Mary Papenfuss
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) earned praise from “drug justice” advocates after criticizing a growing marijuana legalization and business model that is paving the way for white male investors to reap major profits after minorities spent decades in prisons for selling pot. She made her comments during a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing this week on banking services for the burgeoning cannabis industry as more states legalize the sale and use of marijuana. She suggested the growing industry was “compounding the racial wealth gap” by allowing wealthy white-dominated companies to gain a quick advantage in the industry. She complained that communities...
  • Student charged with wiretapping after livestreaming meeting at Maryland Rep. Harris' office

    02/15/2019 7:43:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 14, 2019 | Lillian Reed and Jeff Barker
    A Salisbury University student has been charged with illegal wiretapping after prosecutors said he streamed a meeting with a congressional staffer for Maryland Rep. Andy Harris via Facebook Live without permission. Jake Burdett, 20, was charged last week with two felony counts of making an illegal recording and distributing the video filmed during a Maryland Marijuana Justice rally at Harris’s Salisbury office in October, the state prosecutor’s office announced Thursday. Marijuana legalization protesters have long tangled with Harris, who in 2014 worked to block full legalization of the drug in the District of Columbia. A protest outside the Republican’s Capitol...
  • The mature stoner: why are so many seniors smoking weed?

    01/15/2019 8:57:26 AM PST · by Mariner · 220 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Alex Halperin
    Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs As attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is over 50 – and marijuana’s popularity among seniors is beginning to change the American experience of old age. Why are more seniors getting high? It might make more sense to ask: “Why not?” As adults reach retirement, they age out of drug tests and have far more time on their hands. Some feel liberated to abandon long-held proprieties. Elegant vape pens and other attractive, discreet products have helped de...
  • California Pastor Loses Job After Posting Sign Stating 'Homosexuality Is Still a Sin'

    01/14/2019 12:57:30 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 84 replies
    CBN News ^ | 01/14/2019 | Emily Jones
    A California pastor is looking for a job after facing backlash over a church sign that affirms the biblical definition of gender and marriage. Pastor Justin Hoke of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church in Weed, California, posted a new church sign in early January. The sign read: "Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still sin. The culture may change. The Bible does not."
  • Church Sign Declaring ‘Bruce Jenner is Still a Man’ Vandalized Following LGBT Protests

    01/13/2019 6:30:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/10/19 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    WEED, California, January 10, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – After an American pastor refused to bow to pro-LGBT protesters’ demands that he change his church message board, he found the sign in ruins. Pastor Justin Hoke of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church in Weed, Siskiyou County, California angered some folks when he put up a message on the marquee outside his church last week reading “Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still a sin. The culture may change. The Bible does not.”Although he normally changes his sign from week to week, Hoke said he would not take down his message until...
  • Legal Weed

    01/09/2019 10:03:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 129 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2019 | John Stossel
    Ten states and Washington, D.C., have now legalized adult use of marijuana.Supporters of America's long war on drugs said legalization would create disaster. Has it? No.Colorado and Washington offer the longest points of comparison because weed has been legal in those states now for five years.More people in Colorado tried marijuana after legalization, but that's not a surprise.Colorado's crime rate did rise a bit. But many things influence crime rates. Washington state's violent crime rate rose a little but slightly less than the national average.In California, people I interviewed said legalization made the streets safer. "It's cleaned up the corner,"...
  • Pulaski Man Nabbed After 4-Day Search (BEST arrest photo EVER!)

    01/03/2019 10:18:11 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 28 replies
    The Southwest Times ^ | 01/03/2019 | Melinda Williams
    A Pulaski man who allegedly stole a police patrol car and several other vehicles during a four-day effort to avoid arrest was nabbed early Wednesday afternoon in Wythe County. He was charged in Pulaski County last month with failing to complete drug court. The incident began around 1:23 p.m. Sunday when a deputy attempted to stop a car that was reported stolen. Following a road pursuit, the vehicle stopped and the occupants fled on foot, but both were caught and arrested. BUT....After being taken to the hospital for a blood test related to the DUID, Drain was taken to the...
  • Budweiser maker teams up with Tilray to explore pot drinks

    12/21/2018 8:46:47 AM PST · by bgill · 52 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 20, 2018 | AP
    The maker of Budweiser is partnering with medical cannabis company Tilray in a $100 million deal to research cannabis-infused drinks for the Canadian market. The alliance announced Wednesday is the latest foray by a major beer company into the cannabis business in Canada, which legalized recreational marijuana in October. Anheuser-Busch InBev and Tilray Inc. said each would invest $50 million in the project to study non-alcoholic drinks containing cannabidiol, or CBD, which some claim has calming and healing affects, and THC, the cannabis compound known for its psychoactive effects.