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  • 'Teens are becoming more psychotic at a younger age'

    08/04/2021 8:03:24 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 63 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 8/4/2021 | Erez Linn
    "People who take cannabis to treat PTSD are like a man who uses a cane. This prevents them from moving on to psychotherapy," Professor Yifrah Kaminer, a senior Israeli physician who has studied the effect of drugs on society, warns. Kaminer, who lives in the US, has tried for many years to put a mirror in front of us so that we won't fall into the trap of legalizing marijuana, despite the growing trend to decriminalize recreational use. Kaminer, whose expertise on this topic extends three decades, has seen how the drug can affect people. He believes that if you...
  • Celebrating the Connection between California Cannabis and the LGBTQ Movement

    07/12/2021 3:04:00 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 34 replies
    Michael Korn, 75, of San Francisco, who has been fighting for citizenship for LGBTQ people and cannabis consumers since being diagnosed with HIV in 1985, said, “The origin of the cannabis movement, Homosexuals served at the center of it. “
  • “It’s a Disease From Mommy and Me” – Joe Biden Admits to Battle with Addiction in Newly Released Text Messages to Hunter

    07/07/2021 12:04:35 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 46 replies
    GP ^ | July 7, 2021 | Cristina Laila
    Joe Biden admitted to a battle with addiction in newly released text messages to his son Hunter, the Daily Mail revealed. Five members of the Biden clan have spent time in rehab for drug and alcohol abuse. Hunter Biden has struggled with alcohol and crack addictions Hallie, Beau’s widow (and Hunter’s girlfriend) struggled with a crack problem Joe’s daughter Ashley has struggled with alcohol and had to seek treatment Joe’s slimy brother Frank has battled alcohol addiction and was ordered by a judge to go to rehab after a drunk driving offense in 2004 Joe’s niece Caroline Biden was also...
  • An Unbeatable Sprinter Is Defeated by an Irrational Prejudice

    07/07/2021 6:30:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | July 7, 2021 | Jacob Sullum
    resident Joe Biden's take on American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson's one-month suspension for marijuana use was similar to hers and correct as far as it went. "Rules are rules," he said on Saturday, and "everybody knows what the rules are going in." Biden added that "whether that should remain the rule is a different issue." But as the collapse of pot prohibition continues apace in the United States, that issue is unavoidable. Now that 44% of Americans live in states that treat marijuana like alcohol, the lingering distinction between these two intoxicants makes less sense than ever before. Richardson, who tested...
  • California Moves to Legalize Psychedelic Drugs

    06/30/2021 9:49:04 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 64 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/30/2021 | Veronika Kyrylenko
    On Tuesday, California moved another step closer to decriminalizing psychedelic drugs amid a debate over whether their prohibition is an outdated remnant of the “War on Drugs.” The bill cleared the Assembly Public Safety Committee 5-3, with proponents touting the benefits to military veterans and others they say can benefit from the use of psychedelics to treat trauma. The measure already passed the state Senate on a 21-16 vote and now heads to the health committee before it can go to the full Assembly, NBC Bay Area reports. If passed, Senate Bill 519 would allow those 21 and older to...
  • Washington cannabis board OKs ‘Joints for Jabs’ to encourage COVID vaccines

    06/08/2021 7:27:25 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 15 replies
    Oregon Live (via AP) ^ | 6/8/2021 | Staff
    Licensed marijuana stores in Washington state can offer free joints to promote on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinics, officials said Monday. The state Liquor and Cannabis Board is calling the effort the “Joints for Jabs” program. The board says licensed adult-use marijuana retail shops can give away a single pre-rolled joint to anyone over 21 who gets a shot at an on-site vaccine clinic held by July 12. The board has already allowed breweries, wineries and restaurants to offer free drinks in exchange for proof of vaccination — though alcohol-serving establishments have not had to host a clinic on-site to give out...
  • Recreational weed and Arizona DUI law: What you need to know - Arizona (Don't drive within 12 hours after)

    06/04/2021 8:45:19 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 38 replies
    AZFamily ^ | 02/09/2021 | Max Gorden
    PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - While recreational marijuana is now legal in Arizona, driving impaired with weed in your system is against the law, and officers are cracking down on marijuana-related DUI. A traffic stop for a marijuana-related DUI will usually start like an alcohol-related one, but a breathalyzer for marijuana isn't commonly available for law enforcement, so officers need other ways to detect drugs in a suspect's system. Often, a drug recognition expert gets called out, and if it's determined the driver is impaired, marijuana DUI investigations in Arizona require a blood test. "If you just have marijuana in your...
  • Hunter Biden says he was 'hoping' for Trump attack during presidential debate

    06/03/2021 11:41:01 AM PDT · by RandFan · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/03/21 10:01 AM EDT | BY DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
    President Biden's son Hunter Biden says he was hoping former President Trump would attack him over his previous drug and alcohol abuse when Trump debated his father last year in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. "The one thing that I was hoping for was that attack from Donald Trump, because I knew my dad would answer from his heart," Biden said during a recent appearance on Donny Deutsch's podcast. "And I knew that my dad would answer in a way that would speak to the millions and millions of people that have somebody that they love, or they...
  • Liberal Outlets Push Preprint Study to Whine About Alcohol

    05/28/2021 8:31:56 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/28/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    Liberal outlets are trying to scare readers again about alcohol consumption. They are pushing a study that hasn’t been peer-reviewed to claim any alcohol consumption will damage the brain. The sensational anti-alcohol headlines based on the preprint study plagued the internet. CNN’s story on the matter was headlined: “Drinking any amount of alcohol causes damage to the brain, study finds.” The Guardian’s headline was no less blaring: “Any amount of alcohol consumption harmful to the brain, finds study.” Yahoo! News also hopped on the anti-alcohol train: “Drinking any amount of alcohol causes damage to the brain, study finds.” People magazine...
  • Squatters take over multimillion-dollar Sammamish home, police say hands are tied

    05/26/2021 7:45:28 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 87 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | May 24, 2021 | Kevin Ko
    A multimillion-dollar home in Sammamish is at the center of an ongoing investigation, as squatters continue to break in and make the home their own. “The amount of guns, drugs, etcetera that were confiscated out of that place are not for personal use or for any good reason,” Sammamish Police Chief Dan Pingrey said. “I totally recognize how frustrating it is for the neighborhood and it’s just as frustrating for us to be honest with you.” The homeowner lives overseas, but a few people living locally help maintain the home with routine checkups. One of those workers stopped by the...
  • What Happens When Big Pharma Starts Selling Mass-Market Hallucinogens

    05/04/2021 8:54:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 4, 2021 | Joe Allen
    The psychedelic renaissance will resemble the 1960s, only this time, it will take place under medical authorities and state supervision, with the corporate sheen of celebrity endorsement.The popularization of psychedelics has already transformed the American mind. As tripping becomes normalized and legal in the coming decade, the pace of change will only accelerate. There will be more openness to new ideas, both brilliant and insane. Commercial availability will also invigorate the market for synthetic religious experiences.Having seen people gobble up hallucinogens in various contexts, I’m not particularly bothered by the substances themselves. The physical effects are negligible—fatality rates are basically...
  • North Carolina teacher killed in shootout with drug cartel: police

    04/14/2021 8:31:55 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 14 Apr 2021 | Lexi Lonus
    A North Carolina Spanish teacher and coach reportedly had a secret life and was killed during a shootout with a drug cartel last week, according to the police. Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson said Barney Harris along with a friend, Steven Alexander Stewart, shot and killed an 18-year-old member of the Sinaloa New Generation Cartel, which led to a shootout with other cartel members, local outlet WSOC-TV reported.... ...Harris, the head coach for his school’s men’s basketball and track team, was attempting to steal drugs and money from the cartel in a mobile home park in...
  • New York Judge Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Possession of Bath Salts: Police

    04/12/2021 2:13:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC New York ^ | April 11, 2021
    Sandra Feuerstein had served as a federal judge in New York’s Eastern District since 2003. She was based at the federal courthouse in Central Islip on Long IslandA Florida woman who claimed she is Harry Potter fatally struck a federal judge visiting from New York and seriously injured a 6-year-old boy after swerving her car onto a sidewalk, officials said. The crash occurred Friday morning in Boca Raton, Florida. According to multiple reports, U.S. District Judge Sandra Feuerstein was walking on a sidewalk when a car driven by Nastasia Andranie Snape struck her. The car continued, striking and injuring a...
  • American faces years in Dubai prison after pot found in urine

    04/11/2021 6:12:11 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10 aPRIL 2021 | kERRY bYRNE
    Peter Clark, 51, flew from Las Vegas to Dubai on Feb. 24, where he went to the hospital after suffering an attack of pancreatitis. Doctors there found traces of hashish in his urine – considered possession in the UAE – and reported Clark to authorities. Clark claims he brought no drugs to Dubai, nor consumed or purchased drugs while there. He’s not the first Westerner who has suffered under similar charges
  • Hunter Biden Admits He Smoked Parmesan Cheese After Mistaking It for Crack

    04/04/2021 7:36:27 PM PDT · by Bloodandgravy · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4 2021 | PamKey
    President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden admitted during a CBS News interview that he smoked Parmesan cheese after mistaking it for crack cocaine during the height of his addiction.
  • Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in New York

    03/31/2021 1:04:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 126 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/31/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    New York State legalized marijuana for recreational use on Wednesday, making it the 15th state in the country to do so. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed the legislation on Wednesday, which creates “automatic expungement of previous marijuana convictions that would now be legal.” The Democrat governor described it as a “historic day.”
  • BLM protesters trap customers inside a Wegmans in Rochester on the first anniversary of Daniel Prude's death

    03/24/2021 12:26:38 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 24 2021 | HARRIET ALEXANDER
    Black Lives Matter rushed at a Rochester supermarket, forcing staff at a supermarket to lock its doors and keep customers locked inside for nearly an hour during a demonstration to mark the one-year anniversary of Daniel Prude's death. The staff of Wegmans closed the doors, to prevent the protesters entering, leaving around 100 customers inside on Tuesday. Daniel Prude, 41, died after police were called by his family on March 23, 2020 for help with a mental health episode, exacerbated by the drug PCP.
  • 2 spring breakers drugged, raped woman, then partied, cops say. She died in South Beach hotelRead more here:

    03/23/2021 6:26:37 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 112 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 22, 2021 | David Ovalle
    Two North Carolina men visiting South Beach have been... accused of drugging and raping a woman who later died in her hotel room, police say. The men, Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 24, are also accused of stealing the woman’s credit cards to spend money on their trip in South Beach.... The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday it is conducting further tests.... ... The charges Collier and Taylor face are far more serious: burglary with battery, sexual battery, petty theft and the fraudulent use of a credit card. If the drug they gave her is proven to have...
  • Mexico’s government studying opium poppy growing

    03/08/2021 10:57:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    ktla ^ | Mar 8, 2021
    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday the government is studying what to do about growers of opium poppies who have been hit by competition from synthetic opioids, suggesting that some sort of legalization scheme might be possible. Asked about legalizing marijuana production — a bill for which is now before Congress — López Obrador said the question also involves opium poppies grown illegally in some parts of Mexico to make heroin. “As far as commercializing marijuana and opium poppies, the decision has been made to undertake a thorough study of these crops,” López Obrador said.
  • New Jersey governor signs laws to legalize marijuana use

    02/22/2021 4:31:40 PM PST · by BeauBo · 103 replies
    CNBC ^ | FEB 22 2021 | AP
    Legislation to set up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalize cannabis and loosen penalties for underage possession of the drug and alcohol was signed into law Monday by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy... The legislation makes underage possession of alcohol and marijuana subject to a written warnings that escalate to include parental notification and a referral to community services upon subsequent violations.... Part of the legislation makes it so towns will no longer have the authority to enact ordinances with civil penalties or fines concerning underage possession or consumption violations on private property, among other measures... “There’s no consequence,” GOP Sen....