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Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by vtac, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

    Wait! Hold on a second here. Are you guys saying that LEOs would dust cannabis with fentanyl in an effort to scare the general population about cannabis and try yet again to equate this miraculous & mysterious plant with hard narcotics like heroin & cocaine?!

    Because it seems like that’s what you guys are saying and I, for one, am shocked and appalled at the implication that some local, state & federal LEOs view legal herb as a lost source of personal income and recurring revenue for their respective organisations and would act outside the law to the detriment of the population they’ve sworn to protect and serve. The very notion this could ever happen is outrageous!

    *sigh* yeah, I think so too...
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    hans solo Left coast Canada

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  6. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    hans solo Left coast Canada

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    Having recently gone through some surgery it was interesting to see the addition of cannabis on the medical forms alongside alcohol and tobacco use. It was liberating to be able to discuss its use with medical professionals without the stigma usually associated with it.
     
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  8. His_Highness

    His_Highness In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

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    When discussing cannabis use with our primary neurologist recently he asked what the cannabis prescription was and I said "low dose" but that's not what is used because full-spectrum is what is required to deal with the pain and nausea. Realizing I was talking about the black market.....He then put his hands over his ears, smiling, acting like he couldn't hear us and closed the file. Then he said "The guidelines have loosened up. Lets get you the correct prescription. Here's a referral to another neurologist who will take you seriously and get you prescribed correctly."

    Our primary neuro said he has done all the homework, taken the all the steps to qualify to prescribe cannabis but until it's federally legal he's going to have to protect his license and practice and steer clear which is why he has to refer us to someone else.
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Advertising A Game About Weed Is Hard

    A game about growing and selling weed that was released for PC and Mac last week has a bit of a problem: It’s a game about growing and selling weed.

    “You’d think we were actually selling weed,” Devolver co-founder and Weedcraft, Inc. executive producer Mike Wilson told Kotaku. “Not selling, you know, a game about the industry.”
     
  10. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Yup. Now I’m going to have to try that game tonight. :rofl:
     
  11. OldNewbie

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    I wonder what the hook is. There have been drug dealing games since Drugwars and you could play them even before a 386. I guess it is the grow portion. Something like one of the farming simulator games.
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Canadian weed giant Canopy Growth strikes $3.4 billion deal to buy Acreage after federal legalization

    Canadian marijuana grower Canopy Growth announced Thursday a $3.4 billion deal to acquire Acreage Holdings that will take effect after cannabis has been legalized in the U.S.

    The deal, which was finalized Thursday morning in New York, grants Canopy the right to buy all of Acreage’s stock following nationwide legalization; the two companies will operate independently until then. It will also grant Acreage access to Canopy vault of brands including Tweed.
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Support for marijuana legalization hits new high, CBS News poll finds
    Sixty-five percent of Americans now think marijuana should be legal — a record high in CBS News polling. Most view marijuana as less harmful than alcohol and believe it is less dangerous than other drugs. Many opponents of legalization, however, think it leads to a rise in crime and most favor the federal government taking action to stop the sale of pot in states where it is currently legal.
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  15. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    I guess that means it is not going to be free for all people then ??????
     
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  16. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    so we are well over 50% majority favor... does majority ruling even work ? is it broke
     
  17. MinnBobber

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    There is "legislative lag time" where lawmakers are always 2 decades behind----still operating like it's the 1990's

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  18. ClearBlueLou

    ClearBlueLou unbearably light in the being....

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    If they want to ensure participation by communities of color, they need to block moves like this one. ALL moves like this one. I’ll bet they’ve already closed a deal with Phylos for one of their “limited” “breeder partnerships.

    Phylos is turning out to be a highly deceptive shit-show...like we need another....

    their ‘searching’ questions did not include “what happens if Big Money decides to control weed and weed legislation, or how do we make sure community participation *real* and not just another round of token figureheads.

    Apparently they have not asked either Willie Nelson or Snoop Dogg for input
     
  19. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Corporations embracing 420 as legalization grows

    Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.

    No, Hallmark doesn’t yet have a card to mark “420.” But many other businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry are using April 20, or 4/20, to roll out marketing and social media messaging aimed at connecting with consumers driving the booming market.

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    U.S. says immigrants can be denied citizenship over marijuana ties, even in states where it's legal
    New guidance from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — which issues green cards and citizenship — says immigrants involved in "marijuana-related activities" could be found to lack good moral character, which is required to gain citizenship. "Activities" include the possession, manufacturing, distribution or dispensing of cannabis, regardless of state laws.
     
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  20. ClearBlueLou

    ClearBlueLou unbearably light in the being....

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    Revoking citizenship is a nasty business, maybe the lowest rung (currently) on the GOP “ladder”....
     
  21. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    It's not revoking it, it's not giving it. Weed is still federally illegal so they can't extend citizenship to anyone working in an illegal industry. Has nothing to do with political party affiliation. Makes logical sense to me.
     
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  22. ClearBlueLou

    ClearBlueLou unbearably light in the being....

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    They’ve actually begun revoking citizenships, very sad to say.
    I *do* see that revocation was not mentioned in the post, so my apologies

    (Fever dreams are THE. WORST.)
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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  24. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

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    The only U.S. citizenship that can be revoked is one based on fraud or deception. (There is a small subset of possibility for people born outside of the U.S. to U.S. citizens as decisions have not completely covered that possibility yet. The theoretical revocation has not happened to anyone as far as I'm aware. See also, Rogers v. Bellei, 401 U.S. 815)

    Afroyim v. Rusk, 387 U.S. 253
    https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/387/253/

    Syllabus

    Petitioner, of Polish birth, became a naturalized American citizen in 1926. He went to Israel in 1950, and in 1951 voted in an Israeli legislative election. The State Department subsequently refused to renew his passport, maintaining that petitioner had lost his citizenship by virtue of § 401(e) of the Nationality Act of 1940 which provides that a United States citizen shall "lose" his citizenship if he votes in a foreign political election. Petitioner then brought this declaratory judgment action alleging the unconstitutionality of § 401(e). On the basis of Perez v. Brownell, 356 U. S. 44, the District Court and Court of Appeals held that Congress, under its implied power to regulate foreign affairs, can strip an American citizen of his citizenship.

    Held: Congress has no power under the Constitution to divest a person of his United States citizenship absent his voluntary renunciation thereof. Perez v. Brownell, supra, overruled. Pp. 387 U. S. 256-268.

    (a) Congress has no express power under the Constitution to strip a person of citizenship, and no such power can be sustained as an implied attribute of sovereignty, as was recognized by Congress before the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment, and a mature and well considered dictum in Osborn v. Bank of the United States, 9 Wheat. 738, 22 U. S. 827, is to the same effect. Pp. 387 U. S. 257-261.

    (b) The Fourteenth Amendment's provision that "All persons born or naturalized in the United States . . . are citizens of the United States . . ." completely controls the status of citizenship, and prevents the cancellation of petitioner's citizenship. Pp. 387 U. S. 262-268.​
     
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    hans solo Left coast Canada

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