Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by vtac, Jun 26, 2008.
Fellahs... This is one of my favorite threads on FC. Lets not get it shut down please.
Yep. "lets politely discuss politics" threads never last. Besides, this is a topic specific thread, not a politics thread.
Apologies. I'll avoid commenting on Trump related articles from now on as it causes more harm than good. Unfortunately the time to edit my posts has passed.
I really did try to keep my comments related to the news article originally posted, but it did quickly devolve into a political discussion. Won't happen again.
On a lighter note:
Cops claim mice ate half a ton of marijuana
In Argentina, cops claimed that the 1,200 pounds of cannabis that disappeared was eaten by mice. A local University chimed in to say there is no way mice would mistake marijuana for food. The cops were fired, but I think they'll find a way to cheer themselves up.
The Usual Suspects
From this morning's Washington Post:
John Boehner’s claim that ‘we have literally filled up our jails’ with people for minor marijuana possession
Get's four Pinnochios from the WP's Fact Checker
So much for Celebrating 4/20
Trump is backing off the marijuana fight. Jeff Sessions has not.
Marijuana has enjoyed some head winds lately, even as regulating it faces an uncertain future in the Trump administration.
Over the past week, Trump promised not to go after marijuana suppliers and users who are obeying their state laws, former House speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced his formerly icy views toward the drug have thawed, and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell pushed harder for legalizing the farming of hemp, pot’s non-psychoactive relative.
Bipartisan Bills Would Allow VA to Research Marijuana, Recruit Doctors Earlier
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are pushing to allow the Veterans Affairs Department to conduct research into medical marijuana, saying it could help former military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain.
The top lawmakers on the House Veterans Affairs Committee joined more than 30 colleagues in introducing the 2018 VA Medicinal Cannabis Act (H.R. 5520) on Tuesday.
Marijuana’s effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use
Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that’s why they call it “dope”?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users.
Yeah, I've never been a fan of the idea of being offered a large bowl of shit to eat, and a small bowl of shit to eat, and being told that I should be happy that I have the choice to eat a lot less shit in the smaller bowl, and that I should appreciate that much at least...when I'd really rather put cereal with milk in the bowl because I don't want to eat shit at all.
This story really hit me yesterday
I've never been a fan of it either. But recent events have taught me you're going to eat a bowl of shit no matter what, so maybe it's best to do your part to ensure it's the smaller bowl of shit.
Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency
British drugmaker GW Pharmaceuticals is seeking permission to sell its purified form of an ingredient found in cannabis — one that doesn't get users high — as a medication for rare, hard-to-treat seizures in children. If successful, the company's liquid formula would be the first government-approved drug derived from the cannabis plant in the U.S.
In respons to previous message ...
Cbd... Gw pharmaceuticals... Not my cup of tea, nor Medicine ...
Sen. Chuck Schumer to introduce bill to “decriminalize” marijuana
The Minority Leader of the Senate is making it official the day before 4/20: He’s down with legal weed.
In an exclusive interview with VICE News, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) confirmed he is putting his name on legislation that he said is aimed at “decriminalizing” marijuana at the federal level.
Boehner Benefits From Pot. Blacks Are in Prison for Using It.
A decade ago, an undercover police officer approached Mr. Winslow, a homeless black man, and asked for help buying marijuana. Mr. Winslow desperately needed the money, so he helped the officer buy two dime bags for a $5 profit. For that, he is serving life without parole for distribution of marijuana in the infamous Angola prison.
Last week, Mr. Boehner announced that he will join the board of Acreage Holdings, a marijuana cultivation and distribution company, citing the drug’s therapeutic benefits for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. This is the same John Boehner who declared himself “unalterably opposed” to legalization in 2011 and who voted to prohibit medical marijuana in the District of Columbia in 1999.
Excellent news. I hope the bill makes it to a full vote on the floor of the Senate. Get every Senator on the record with their stance on this. Then vote accordingly in November.
This is sort of historic. The Minority Leader of the United States Senate just called for weed to be decriminalized. Times sure are changin'
There may be negative repercussions suffered on your part if you don't eat it, but you can still decide to not eat the shit if you don't want to. No one can force you to eat it.
420 Day: Top 16 most popular medical marijuana strains
420 Day is here and many people around the country are getting ready to smoke, vape and eat marijuana in its many forms. Now that California, Oregon, Colorado and other states have some form of marijuana legalization, there are a lot of choices of strains of the plant to enjoy. Here are some of the most popular marijuana strains according to the staff at Cobra Extracts, a company that specializes in cannabis oil for vaping.
If I'm understanding this correctly, Schumer can force a vote on the Senate floor if 30 Senators support him. He will easily get this.
The decriminalization of Cannabis will be voted on in the United States Senate.
Happy 4/20 y'all!
An Epilepsy related drug that is cannabis based. Approved by the FDA. Cannabis is technically a schedule 1 still now? I.E. -no health benefits? Well you understand that this might be the tipping point perhaps? Happy 4/20 y'all. or is it $420 now?
FDA committee recommends cannabis-based drug
Miracle drug or the devil’s lettuce?
First of all, the correct name is cannabis, and 29 states and the District have laws that legalize it in broad ways (and 17 others in very limited ways). Two major TV producers and an Oscar winner made a sunny sitcom about it. Legal U.S. sales are expected to top $11 billion this year, according to industry tracker BDS Analytics. And big names among both Republicans and Democrats favor rolling back federal regulations against it.
But the science lags behind the movement, largely because studying cannabis is so difficult. Truth is, there’s a lot science doesn’t know.
You could make $70,000 right out of college with a degree in marijuana studies
The University of Northern Michigan is offering a degree that may catch the eye of marijuana enthusiasts: medicinal plant chemistry. And apparently it pays.
"All of our graduates are going to be qualified to be analysts in a lab setting," Brandon Canfield, the associate professor of analytical chemistry who started the program, tells CNBC Make It. That could lead to a position that pays $70,000 right out of school, he adds.
$70,000!!!!! Damn! I'd do it just for the employee discount.
So do they practice on tomatoes? To grow in mi in a non medical setting you need a dispensary license. Not sure how this would work without the real thing.
The Marijuana Industry on 420 Day in 2018 vs. 20 Years Ago
Every year, marijuana advocates celebrate cannabis culture on "420 day." Back in 1998, though, the celebration was much more countercultural than it will be today. In the world of 2018, marijuana isn't just more accepted. It's now a big (and legal) business.
Just how much has changed between the 420 day of 20 years ago compared to now? A lot.
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