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  • More than 90% of Calif. pot farms infected with ‘severe’ pathogen

    05/25/2023 8:23:54 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 35 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 25 may 2023 | Lester Black
    An infectious pathogen inside California’s pot farms is attacking cannabis plants and growing invisibly for months only to spoil a crop just as a farmer is ready to harvest. Scientists believe that it’s in nearly every pot farm in the state and could be causing billions of dollars in damages to the national weed economy. Hop-latent viroid, or HLVd, shrivels pot plants and reduce how much weight they produce by as much as 30%. It also destroys the amount of THC, pot’s most common active compound, that a plant produces, greatly reducing the value of affected plants. HLVd was first...
  • The alarming link between schizophrenia and marijuana

    05/18/2023 1:04:47 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 58 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 17, 2023 | Washington Examiner
    The more marijuana is consumed, the more evidence mounts up that it ruins lives. As more states legalize marijuana, and as popular culture increasingly treats the narcotic as though it were harmless, it becomes increasingly apparent that using it involves serious risks. Lawmakers should stop decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, and allow it only as prescribed, via strict protocols, by licensed medical doctors. Even then, its use should be a last resort. The latest worrisome study, released earlier this month, was conducted by researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health and at the National Institute on Drug Abuse and Mental...
  • Sununu drops opposition to legalizing marijuana in New Hampshire

    05/12/2023 12:38:26 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/12/2023 | Jared Gans
    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) has dropped his opposition to legalizing marijuana in the state, putting forward a pathway for a legalization bill to be approved. In a Medium post Friday, Sununu said that he felt other states “rushed to legalize marijuana” with “little guardrails,” leading to the turning of “the culture and fabric of their state,” and that, “in the past, I said now is not the time to legalize marijuana.” But with New Hampshire being “the only state in New England” not to allow recreational marijuana use — and with a majority of its citizens supporting legalization...
  • From crime and homelessness to schizophrenia and suicide: Mothers share how pot stole their sons

    05/11/2023 4:12:14 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11 May 2023 | Rikki Schlott
    The text from her son Randy that Heather Bacchus received at at 1:26 AM on July 17, 2021, seemed like good news. “I’m quitting weed for good and want to surround myself with healthy and happy people,” he wrote. “This has been too much for me and for you guys.” Less than an hour later, at 2:09 AM, a second text arrived. “I love you and am sorry for everything. I love dad and the same to him. I wish I would have been a better person.” It was his suicide note. That night, Randy killed himself. ...Now research suggests...
  • California’s Cannabis Market Crashes, Northern Counties Brace for Impact

    05/06/2023 4:51:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 5-4-23 | Travis Gillmore
    California’s cannabis industry is in a free-fall, with some municipalities in the northern part of the state making plans for significantly reduced tax revenues as a result of a collapse in wholesale prices. Once selling for more than $4,000 per pound, bulk buyers are now shopping in the $300 to $500 range for fresh harvests, according to experts, and some growers reported clearing out their crops for less than $200 per pound for fear of being stuck with product. The price represents a sharp drop from recent years, according to industry insiders. “It’s been a steady decline since we got...
  • Heavy Cannabis Use Linked to Schizophrenia Especially among Young Men

    05/06/2023 12:49:46 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 69 replies ^ | May 6, 2023 | By Gary Stix
    The French psychiatrist Jacques-Joseph Moreau published a book called Hashish and Mental Illness in 1845, the same year that Scientific American brought out its first issue. In it, he explored his own experiences with the drug cannabis at the Paris-based Club des Hachichins—some of which took place alongside the likes of Victor Hugo, Honoré de Balzac and Charles Baudelaire. Two years earlier Moreau described the “undescribable delights” of a “marvelous substance.” But in his 1845 book, he noted in great clinical detail the similarities to psychosis when ingesting high doses. Nearly two centuries later the possible link between cannabis use...
  • Let’s be blunt — legal weed is turning New York workers into zombies

    04/16/2023 12:34:37 PM PDT · by fwdude · 161 replies
    New York Post ^ | Apr 16, 2023 | Steve Cuozzo
    The Big Apple is now the Big Blunt. Not just because decriminalized marijuana led to proliferating mayhem in the five boroughs. Not just because stinky smoke hangs everywhere, seeping into subway cars and even Broadway theaters — the acrid odor I detected in the crowded men’s room of the Majestic Theatre a few weeks ago was not from “The Phantom of the Opera” smoke machine. It’s also because of a forbidden-to-utter truth, in an age where raising the minimum wage ever higher has become mantra — namely, a license to get high has turned service employees into zombies.
  • Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg 'smoked a lot of marijuana' together in Amsterdam

    02/04/2023 6:08:37 PM PST · by CFW · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/4/23 | staff
    Willie Nelson reminisced recently about a memorable visit with Snoop Dogg in Amsterdam years ago when the two friends saw the sights and "smoked a lot of marijuana." "I love Snoop," the "On the Road Again" singer, who is preparing for a star-studded 90th birthday celebration, told People magazine in an interview published Saturday. "He and I are great friends — have been forever." The country legend said while he was in Amsterdam for work one time he decided to give the rapper a call.
  • Cannabis-related emergency room visits on the rise among older adults in California: study

    01/10/2023 2:03:35 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/10/2023 | Gianna Melillo
    The number of seniors visiting emergency rooms in California for cannabis-related issues is growing, according to new research. From 2005 to 2019, the state’s emergency departments saw a 1,808 percent relative increase in the rate of cannabis-related trips among those aged 65 and older. Cannabis is currently legal for both medicinal and recreational use in California. The state became the first in the country to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, while the substance was not approved for recreational use there until November 2016. The study found that cannabis-related emergency department visits in California rose sharply among seniors from 2013 to...
  • How falling pot prices killed a 3rd generation family pot farm

    12/14/2022 7:54:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    SF Gate ^ | December 14, 2022 | By Lester Black
    … Pot farms across the state are shutting down as wholesale cannabis prices have crashed by as much as 95% since California voters legalized weed in 2016, according to SFGATE interviews with over a dozen California cannabis farmers, who could get as much as $2,000 for a pound of pot in 2016. Today, they’re lucky to get $400 — and some pot is selling for as little as $100 a pound. Economists have been predicting that legalization would cause a drop in wholesale pot prices since states first began discussing the pot reform. But cannabis farmers say that California’s government...
  • Rep. Raskin: Must Decriminalize Pot at Federal Level as ‘Matter of Basic Justice’ in U.S.

    11/19/2022 5:03:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 18, 2022 | 12:55PM EST | Peyton Holliday
    At a Nov. 15 hearing on cannabis reform at the federal level, House Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said President Joe Biden’s pardon of people convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana under federal law was “a good first step,” and added that the next step is that “cannabis must be decriminalized at the federal level as a matter of basic justice in the country.” Under current federal law, marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 illegal drug, which means it has a “high potential for abuse” and is not a “currently accepted medical treatment in the U.S.,” according to Other...
  • FTX founder and two senior execs are 'under observation by authorities' holed-up in luxurious Bahamas resort owned by Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake - as they 'plot escape to non-extradition safe haven Dubai'

    11/13/2022 7:45:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 13, 2022 | Paul Farrell
    The founder and former CEO of collapsing crypto trader Sam Bankman-Fried is said to be holed up with members of his inner circle in the Bahamas while his empire collapses around him. Bankman-Fried, 30, resigned from FTX on Friday, as the crypto exchange filed for bankruptcy and reports emerged that up to $2 billion in client funds had vanished from the company's books in recent weeks. According to Coin Telegraph, the disgraced former CEO is holed up at the Albany Tower alongside FTX co-founder Gary Wang and the company's director of engineering Nishad Singh.
  • Voters in some of the most conservative states to weigh in on recreational pot

    11/01/2022 3:47:28 AM PDT · by guinness4strength · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | Pct. 31, 2022 | NPR
    Voters in five states, including four that are among the most conservative in the country, are deciding on whether to legalize recreational marijuana this election. If passed in each state, Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota would join 19 other states and the District of Columbia where cannabis has already been legalized for personal use. All except Maryland backed Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, underscoring that the legalization effort increasingly spans the political spectrum and is even gaining support in some of the most overwhelmingly Republican parts of the nation. "The more people learn about cannabis...
  • Police Dispatch Audio: Paul Pelosi When Calling Cops Said ‘He Doesn’t Know Who the Male Is but He Advised that His Name Is David and He Is a Friend’

    10/28/2022 9:38:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 126 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Oct 2022 | JORDAN DIXON-HAMILTON
    Paul Pelosi reportedly told 911 dispatch that the individual who allegedly attacked him with a hammer in his home “is a friend,” according to a police dispatch call early Friday morning. The alleged intruder reportedly attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer, which forced him to undergo emergency surgery for his injuries. [cut] The dispatch official then said that Pelosi informed 911 that he did not know who the attacker was but gave his name and then explained that “he is a friend.” [cut] “RP [Reporting Person] stated that there’s a male in the home and that he’s going to wait...
  • Marijuana use is becoming a new normal among young adults

    10/18/2022 8:12:30 AM PDT · by fwdude · 185 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 18, 2022 | Daniel de Visé
    Cannabis users soon may be a majority among young adults in the District of Columbia and several pot-friendly states, a trend that points to a potential future of destigmatized marijuana across much of the nation. More than two-fifths of young men and women nationwide now use cannabis at least on occasion, according to federal data, a quotient that has risen steadily in a decade of relentless legalization. Much of the trend is driven by young women, who have all but closed a decades-long gender gap in marijuana use.
  • Manson, She Wrote: How Angela Lansbury Saved Her Daughter From Joining Charles Manson's Cult

    10/12/2022 7:15:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wed, October 12, 2022
    Manson, she warned. SNIP One such tidbit takes us back to the Hollywood Hills of the 1960s, when Charles Manson was recruiting kids of the famous and well-to-do into what would become his infamous murder cult. Manson wooed, or attempted to woo, the likes of Terry Melcher, the son of Doris Day, Deana Martin, daughter of Dean Martin, and Lansbury's kids, Anthony and Deidre Shaw. Dame Lansbury recounted how Diedre in particular fell under Manson's sway and how she plucked both her kids out of Hollywood and absconded to Ireland in a 2014 interview with Mail Online. "It started with...
  • Biden’s pardon of federal pot possession cases is a smokescreen.

    10/10/2022 5:06:02 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 7 replies
    The American Mind ^ | October 10, 2022 | Heather Mac Donald
    With the midterms bearing down and the post-George Floyd crime wave still underway, President Biden and his fellow Democrats face a dilemma: Continue hammering the theme that law enforcement is racist or position themselves as guardians of law and order?Innate inclination won out again last week. Biden announced that he was pardoning all individuals who have ever been federally convicted of marijuana possession. His reason for doing so, Biden said, was to “right” the racial “wrongs” that the criminal justice system has allegedly perpetrated. “While white and Black and brown people use marijuana at similar rates, Black and brown people...
  • Biden's marijuana payoff a looming disaster

    10/08/2022 6:00:57 PM PDT · by MikelTackNailer · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2022 | Tom Basile
    On the ropes and with no message about rising crime or the struggling economy to appeal to voters, President Joe Biden has gone to pot. Literally. The president’s election-eve marijuana decriminalization order has him yet again putting politics over people’s lives and health. In a shameless attempt to buy the votes of young people and lower-income minority communities, Mr. Biden is waving his pen around again to dig himself out of the political cellar. The American Left, and some on the Right, along with the Big Tobacco companies already responsible for millions of deaths from their products, have spent heavily...
  • Hunter Biden latest video: Nude water slide riding with hookers at 4k per night Malibu rental

    10/02/2022 11:28:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    Leo Terrell ^ | September 23, 2022 | Team Terrell
    more damning proof of the wild and irresponsible life of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. Images are from a “wild” video that takes place at a $4,140 per night Malibu rental property. ... The video is the latest in the trove of treasures unearthed from Hunter’s abandoned personal laptop. ... when he “invited prostitutes to his wild pool parties and even took one photo showing two hookers naked in the hot tub with a jar of marijuana nearby.” ... Biz Pac Review reports on the comparison to other leaked footage and images of Hunter’s shenanigans: While it’s certainly not as...
  • ‘Yeah, it’s cocaine.’ Florida man stopped for speeding played dumb then fessed up

    09/06/2022 1:14:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | September 2, 2022 | Joe Kovac Jr.
    A man and woman from Port Richey, Florida, were traveling in an SUV that was said to have been speeding up Interstate 75 near Forsyth. They were pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy there in the wee hours of Aug. 4. The couple’s Honda Pilot was allegedly doing 95 mph. When the deputy stopped it, he caught wind of an “overwhelming smell” of burned marijuana. The man in the car, who was a passenger, stepped out and the deputy found a small bag of weed and “a small bag of white crack-like substance” in his pocket. The deputy asked the...