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  • Mayhem on the Prairie: Chinese gangsters rule the illicit marijuana trade in Oklahoma

    03/25/2024 4:11:40 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 45 replies
    City News Tulsa ^ | 3/25/24 | Todd Shannon
    It may seem like a surprise to many that there could be a confrontation between Chinese gangsters at a marijuana farm on the Oklahoma prairie.But it is a reality that has been commonplace in Oklahoma since legislators opened the state up to the medicalmarijuana business. As of January 2022, there hadn't been widely reported cases of Chinese gangsters specifically involved in the Oklahoma marijuana business. However, it's important to note that organized crime groups often exploit vulnerabilities in various industries, including the cannabis market. Here are some ways in which organized crime groups, including those with Chinese connections, might become...
  • Scientists claim they've had a 20 minute conversation with a WHALE - and say it could pave the way for conversations with aliens someday

    12/18/2023 9:10:02 AM PST · by algore · 80 replies
    It might sound like a scene out of Avatar 2. But scientists claim it's now possible to have a conversation with a whale, following a 20-minute chat with a humpback whale in Southeast Alaska. A 38-year-old whale named Twain 'spoke' with the researchers from the SETI Institute and UC Davis by responding to a pre-recorded 'contact call'. This marks the first communication between humans and whales in their own language, according to the team. Looking ahead, the researchers say the conversation could pave the way for interactions with aliens in the future. In the study, researchers from SETI studied how...
  • Rick Johnson admits taking bribe money for medical marijuana licenses [Republican - Former MI House Speaker]

    04/10/2023 8:56:31 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 3 replies
    The Independent News (via ^ | 09 April 2023 | Gemma Iso
    Rick Johnson, 70, and former head of Michigan's medical marijuana licensing board and former state House speaker admitted to taking more than $110,000 in bribes to help businesses get medical marijuana licenses.
  • Metaphysical Puzzles

    10/10/2022 9:11:35 AM PDT · by BEJ · 82 replies
    Can God totally know himself? If God is infinite it would take an eternity for him to know himself. You can only know something completely if it is finite or bounded. How does space curve? I thought you go through space rather than with space. Is there a negative zero?
  • Feds need to work harder to get Pa. teacher out of Russian jail, urge Casey, Toomey, other senators: reports

    08/24/2022 8:02:04 AM PDT · by lightman · 29 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 24 August A.D. 2022 | Chris Mautner
    Pennsylvania senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, along with seven other senators, are urging the U.S. State Department to designate a Pennsylvania teacher sentenced to 14 years in a Russian prison as “wrongfully detained,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer and KDKA. The classification would reportedly allow the government to undertake active diplomatic efforts to secure the man’s release. Mark Hilliard Fogel, 61, of Oakmont, has been detained in Russia for about a year now, after being arrested at the Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow in August for possession of about 20 grams of medical marijuana. He was sentenced in June to...
  • Medical Marijuana Fails to Improve Symptoms, Doubles Risk of Addiction, Study Says

    03/23/2022 10:12:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Study Finds ^ | MARCH 21, 2022
    Medical marijuana fails to improve symptoms of pain, anxiety, and depression — while increasing the risk that patients will develop an addiction to cannabis, a new study warns. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital add that up to one in five users may develop cannabis use disorder (CUD). The findings come from a review of medical marijuana card holders in the United States. A growing number of states now allow the use and sale of medical marijuana to help alleviate the symptoms of conditions including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and the side-effects from chemotherapy. “There have been many claims about the benefits...
  • Vassalboro [Maine] official had ordered marijuana growing business to close prior to fire

    02/12/2022 7:16:25 AM PST · by Steven Scharf · 17 replies
    Portland Press Herald [Maine] ^ | February 10, 2022 | Staff Report
    Vassalboro official had ordered marijuana growing business to close prior to fire VASSALBORO — The marijuana cultivation facility that was destroyed by an accidental fire Monday was unlicensed by the town of Vassalboro and had been ordered at the end of January to vacate the building within 60 days. In a letter dated Jan. 25, Ryan Page, Vassalboro’s code enforcement officer, informed Patrick Waibel, owner of GameBred, that he had 60 days from the date of the letter to stop all unapproved medical marijuana cultivation at the building at 647 Webber Pond Road. The business has apparently run afoul of...
  • And Now the Left Targets Marijuana as an Enemy of Climate Change

    08/12/2021 3:31:56 PM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 8/12/2021 | Matt Vespa
    Climate change is back in the news probably because a new report declared that this is a make-or-break decade to curb global warming. This is what—the seventh time we were told this was a critical decade for climate change. In 2007, these experts said that the Arctic Ice Cap would be gone by 2013. It ended up growing by over 533,000 square miles. And then, they said in the 1970s that global cooling was an existential issue as we undergo periods of glaciation. They were wrong again. As the environmental Left goes haywire over carbon emissions, everything has been slated...
  • 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...
  • Charlie Crist Campaign implodes in Morgan Drunken Tirade (video, strong language)

    09/07/2014 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/4/14
  • Lawsuit challenges Detroit recreational marijuana shop licensing rules

    03/06/2021 4:02:40 PM PST · by csvset · 1 replies
    Mlive ^ | 5 March 2021 | Gus Burns
    Detroit’s marijuana ordinance took a long time to create and could take less time to undo, if a lawsuit challenging it succeeds. The lawsuit seeks to invalidate Detroit’s carefully constructed retail marijuana licensing program designed to ensure city residents aren’t shut out by deep-pocketed outsiders before any recreational cannabis business opens its doors. Prospective marijuana business owner Crystal Lowe in a civil lawsuit filed in Wayne County Circuit Court on Tuesday, March 2 claims the program’s preferential residency requirements are illegal, a violation of both the state and federal constitutions. If successful, Detroit leaders, who’ve already received criticism for being...
  • Vaping Supply Shipping Coming to a Halt in April!

    03/06/2021 4:25:11 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 143 replies
    Me | 3-6-2021 | Randall Flagg
    According to this: COVID-19 Relief Bill Senselessly Targets Vapers Shipping via USPS, Vaping goodies will be really difficult to get.
  • These are the states voting this week to legalize marijuana

    11/02/2020 2:59:17 PM PST · by BeauBo · 44 replies
    Border Report ^ | Nov 2, 2020 | Nexstar Media Wire
    As voters head to the polls to select the next president, citizens of five states will decide whether to legalize medical or recreational marijuana. Right now, 33 states have legalized medical cannabis, according to CNN. Eleven of those states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. In 2016, pot measures passed in eight out of nine states where it was on the ballot. Here’s a look at the states where voters will decide the future of pot: Arizona A proposition on the ballot would legalize the possession and use of marijuana for adults who are 21 or older. People would be...
  • Oregon could become 1st US state to decriminalize hard drugs

    11/01/2020 7:02:56 PM PST · by dynachrome · 145 replies
    ABC ^ | 10-30-20 | ANDREW SELSKY
    In what would be a first in the U.S., possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs could be decriminalized in Oregon under a ballot measure that voters are deciding on in Tuesday’s election. Instead of being arrested, going to trial and facing possible jail time, the users would have the option of paying $100 fines or attending new, free addiction recovery centers. The centers would be funded by tax revenue from retail marijuana sales in the state that was the country's first to decriminalize marijuana possession.
  • As a libertarian, I think it’s reprehensible that liberals are against medical marijuana, and also reprehensible that they tried to raise the price of wheat at a time when millions of Americans were hungry

    10/27/2020 10:34:24 AM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 27, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    As a libertarian, I think it’s reprehensible that liberals are against medical marijuana, and also reprehensible that they tried to raise the price of wheat at a time when millions of Americans were hungry. I hope Amy Coney Barrett will help overturn these rulings. In the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court case Gonzales v. Raich, the court ruled that a person who grew and smoked their own medical marijuana was engaging in interstate commerce, even thought the marijuana never crossed state lines, and no money changed hands.Voting for the majority were Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Scalia.The dissenters were O’Connor, Rehnquist,...
  • Transsexual Satanist Anarchist Is GOP Nominee for Cheshire County Sheriff

    09/12/2020 10:14:21 AM PDT · by billorites · 90 replies
    NH Insidesources ^ | September 12, 2020 | Damien Fisher
    KEENE — New Hampshire’s first trans, anarchist, Satanic candidate for county sheriff says she’s not getting a lot of support from the Republican Party. “I can’t imagine they’re happy about this,” said Aria DiMezzo. DiMezzo, who is running as a Republican with the campaign slogan “F*** the Police,” said Friday she hasn’t had any help or support for the county or state GOP. DiMezzo won the Republican nomination for Cheshire County Sheriff Tuesday night running unopposed in the primary. She’ll now square off with popular incumbent Democrat Eli Rivera, who is running for his fifth term. Marylin Huston, Cheshire County...
  • Marijuana decriminalization vote expected in House [Democrats pushing for BLM.]

    08/30/2020 2:38:12 PM PDT · by familyop · 163 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2020 | Paul Best
    The bill also would establish a fund for people impacted by drugs, impose a 5% tax on legal marijuana sales, and establish a process to expunge certain convictions and review sentences related to past federal marijuana offenses...Clyburn, D-S.C., told members that the vote is expected to take place in the September work period...According to an American Civil Liberties Union report earlier this year, Black Americans are 3.64 time more likely than White Americans to be arrested for marijuana possession...
  • Trump to Republicans: Don’t put marijuana on the ballot at the same time you’re running

    08/23/2020 2:20:15 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 134 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | AUG 19, 2020 | BRENDAN BURES
    President Donald Trump hosted a campaign rally in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the same night the Democratic National Convention was scheduled to kick off in Milwaukee. While Democrats instead opted for a virtual conference to avoid spreading the coronavirus, Trump drew a crowd of at least 1,000 people. In off-the-cuff remarks, Trump suggested to Republicans that if they wanted to win elections, they had to keep cannabis legalization off the ballot. Though the Trump Administration has attacked cannabis reform in behind-closed-doors proceedings and by blocking legislative action, this is the first time the President has made negative comments about cannabis in public....
  • GlennBeck/Jorgensen chumming up? (neverTrump Libertarian socialist)

    08/21/2020 9:16:35 PM PDT · by JudgemAll · 14 replies
    So Libertarians are pandering to BLM Maoists, quoting socialists in this interview and even trying to trick in conservatives.
  • KINGS OF COCAINE Mexican cartels now using explosive-packed DRONES in chilling new brand of warfare

    08/22/2020 7:57:02 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    The sun ^ | 21 Aug 2020 | Ben Hill
    The drones are loaded with C4, an explosive reserved for military use, with additional ammunition of pellets to cause further damage. Part of the population of Tepalcatepec and even the self-defence groups have begun to move as they fear that it is not possible to tackle this new form of attack. One dangerous scam involves forcing pharmacies to buy bogus medicines, which in turn end up in the bloodstreams of genuinely sick people needing treatment. While another is to steal petrol out of buried pipelines leading to fuel shortages and dangerous explosions. Last year was the worst year in the...