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Pot Prohibition: Never Get Busted Again – Traffic Stops (Full Documentary)

Featured Image: Clip art drawing of a police car. SOURCE: Free Patrol Now. (Public Domain).
A MUST see for anyone who carrys ANY amount of marijuana while traveling.  Excellent information. “*****” . . . EDITOR

From youtube uploaded by WeedVoice

Published on Oct 12, 2012

Watch Barry Cooper, a former police officer in Texas focusing on narcotics interdiction for eight years, teach you exactly what you need to know to stay out of jail. . . . From Description posted with video.

Government “Law” Thugs Kidnap Adam Kokesh at Pot Prohibition Protest(Video Report)

Featured Illustration: Adam VS The Man logo. Cropped from youtube to help promote Adam Kokesh’s great work.

From youtube uploaded by TheAlexJonesChannel

Published on May 19, 2013

Radio host Adam Kokesh was arrested Saturday in Philadelphia during a Smoke Down Prohibition rally.

Go a little Deeper 4/13/13:  Adam Kokesh: Joshua Hakken is “anti-government” & so am I (Video Report)

Pot Prohibition: Drug War Profiteers Named and Shamed (+) Drug Test Bloopers (Video)

Photo: Piss test for drugs. Master Sgt. Urbano Sosa demonstrates the job of an observer for a UPL collection exercise. As observer, maintaining a direct line of sight with a specimen bottle at all time helps to ensure a proper chain of custody and prevents tampering or altering of a specimen.. CREDIT: Army Staff Sgt. Emily J. Russell SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)

From The Intel Hub

by David Downs
East Bay Express
March 26, 2013

Substance use and abuse news siteThe Fix lays out some of the more obvious ways drug warriors turn a profit punishing medical pot patients.

Two of the loudest anti-marijuana spokespeople are two elder drug warriors, Peter Bensinger (DEA chief, 1976—1981) and Robert DuPont (White House drug chief, 1973—1977), who run a corporate drug-testing business. . . . Read Complete Report

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Work Place Drug Testing – Drug Test Bloopers – If You Try to Cheat We Will Catch you

Published on May 22, 2012

Best Drug Testing Center in East Texas – Drug and Alcohol Testing Compliance http://www.datcs.com – Services (D.A.T.C.S.).

Pot Prohibition: Seattle Police Stop Training Drug Sniffing Dogs For Marijuana! (Video Report)

From youtube uploaded by MOXNEWSd0tC0M

Published on Mar 21, 2013

March 20, 2013 KOMO 4 News
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Pot Prohibition: On the Front Lines (Video Reports)

From youtube uploaded by IAMHEMP420

Florida: Bill for medical use of marijuana filed in Florida Senate

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from youtube uploaded by IAMHEMP420 Published on Mar 20, 2013

Maryland: Senate OKs fine for small amounts of marijuana

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from youtube via IAMHEMP420 on Mar 20, 2013

California: Policing marijuana

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from Denver Westword Blogs

 Top ten hemp legends: Which myths are true — and which went up in smoke?

By Melanie Asmar Mon., Mar. 18 2013 at 9:50 AM

Did Henry Ford really make a car out of hemp? Was the Declaration of Independence written on hemp paper? Did Abraham Lincoln use hemp oil in his lamps?

The hemp plant, a variety of Cannabis sativa that’s the subject of this week’s cover story “Green Acres,” is steeped in lore. Some hemp legends are true. Others are half-true, and some are completely false. Here, we present ten hemp myths culled from the Internet — and attempt to separate the fact from the fiction.

10. George Washington grew hemp. . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded by votehemp
George Washington Grew & Used Hemp at Mount Vernon – Hemp History Week
Uploaded on Jun 15, 2010

A group of hemp farming supporters visited Mount Vernon during Hemp History Week, May 17 – 23, 2010, and were taken on an educational tour exploring George Washington’s farming and use of industrial hemp. Tour guides show the areas where hemp was grown at Mount Vernon as well as how George Washington used hemp for textiles, fish nets and other purposes. More info at Hemp History Week: http://www.HempHistoryWeek.com

 

End Pot Prohibition: The Ball Rolls On (W/Video Reports)

from youtube uploaded by IAMHEMP420 on Feb 12, 2013

Legalize Marijuana In Pennsylvania – Les Stark Of Pa. Hempland Security

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From youtube uploaded by IAMHEMP420 on Feb 12, 2013

Hemp bill passes KY senate committee after testimony from Rand Paul

 

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From Toke of the Town  By William Breathes in LegislationNews

Two recreational cannabis bills before Vermont legislature
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 2:45 pm
Vermonters have two chances to legalize certain amounts of marijuana possession and cultivation, with two bills headed to state legislators this session.
The first bill, Senate Bill 48, was introduced last month. If passed, it would decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce by adults 21 and up. People caught with under two ounces would face a civil fine of no more than $100. People found with more than an ounce would face up to six months in jail and up to $500 in fines. Paraphernalia would also be decriminalized. People possessing under an ounce can not be denied any rights or privileges at the state level, including student financial aid, unemployment or occupational licenses. . . . Read Complete Report~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

From Toke of the Town By William Breathes in CultureMedicalNews

Canadian “marijuana millionaire” donating up to $620,000 to decrim efforts

Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 9:24 am
A Canadian marijuana activist and winner of a $25 million national lottery last November is putting his money where his mouth is. The Province reported last week that Bob Erb, 60, has vowed to meet any donations to Sensible British Columbia campaign for marijuana decriminalization and legalization. Erb has already donated $120,000, and says he’ll donate up to $500,000 more to match donations.Currently Sensible B.C. is trying to get a voter referendum on the 2014 ballot that would order all police in British Columbia to no longer subject people searches, seizures and arrests for possession of cannabis. It would also require the BC government to petition the prime minister to allow for regulated and taxed cannabis production and sales. . . . Read Complete Report

 

Pot Prohibition: Initiative Could Make or Break Obama in Colorado

from Cannabis News

Posted by CN Staff on June 02, 2012 at 10:42:10 PT
By Samuel P. Jacobs 
Source: Reuters

Denver — Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama hasn’t exactly been a friend to marijuana users. Sure, he has acknowledged smoking pot as a young man, but he has disappointed marijuana advocates by opposing its legalization, regulation and taxation like alcohol.

And the Justice Department’s occasional crackdown under his administration on medical marijuana dispensaries, which 17 states and the District of Columbia allow, has angered others.

So now, with Obama facing a stiff challenge from Republican Mitt Romney in the November 6 election, it’s ironic that his chances of winning the key state of Colorado could hinge on marijuana legalization, supported by a growing number of Americans.

At issue is whether Obama will get a boost from young voters expected to be among the most enthusiastic backers of a Colorado ballot initiative that would legalize possession of up to an ounce of pot for recreational use – and give the state the most liberal marijuana law in the nation.

The initiative is a reflection of Colorado’s unique blend of laid-back liberalism and anti-regulation conservatism that helped make the state the birthplace of the Libertarian Party.

It’s a state where people of different political stripes see marijuana laws as an example of government needlessly sticking its nose where it doesn’t belong.

It’s also a proving ground for advocates who see legalization as a way to ease crowding in prisons, generate much-needed tax revenues, create jobs and weaken Mexican cartels that thrive on Americans’ appetite for illegal drugs. . . . Read Complete Report

Evaluation Pot Prohibition: The Marijuana Explosion ( w/ full video)

Photo: U.S. Government Medical Marijuana crop. University of Mississippi. SOURCE Public Domain.

from High Times

The Marijuana Explosion

by Jon Gettman

Tue, May 15, 2012 1:45 pm

Marijuana is as popular in the US as it’s ever been. A look back over the last 25 years places the War on Pot in perspective: It really hasn’t changed a thing. Marijuana is still widely used, and efforts to enforce its prohibition are a wasteful, ineffective drain on the public treasury.

There are many ways to prove this assertion.  . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS FAILED. Marijuana (know both sides)

UPDATE: The Ongoing Battle AGAINST Marajuana & Nixon’s Tapes Reveal the Beginning of Pot Prohibition

Much is said about the failed “War on Drugs” as a program that MUST continue no matter the cost, I’m afraid I have to disagree. The present drug policy is idiocy at work. . . or not at work.

  The first step would be to separate REAL drugs from light drugs. instead of spending so much on Marijuana control, a substance that every study since the 1800s has found not to be the danger that, starting with Nixon, has gotten so much bad press. 

It seems to me that being truthful about the lack of dangers of herb would make the job of controlling crack, coke, heron etc. a lot easier and a lot less costlier if the powers that be would stop using lies and propaganda to lump the hemp plant in with their manufactured dangerous drugs.  Every study of the plant its leaves and stems, has found little or no medical, psychological, or “dependance” associated with the herb. Lets face it, the only reason pot is illegal is because it would put a big dent in the Controllers pocket book and Richard Nixon’s total paranoia about anything he could not understand. . . which, as history has show wasn’t much. With that said, I have decided to add this new category to our growing list of Departments. . . Editor

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From Cannabisnews.com

Ohio Billionaire Bankrolling Mass. MMJ Question

Posted by CN Staff on February 07, 2012 at 19:23:54 PT

By The Associated Press 
Source: Associated Press

Boston — A proposed ballot question that would legalize the medicinal use of marijuana in Massachusetts is being bankrolled almost entirely by an Ohio billionaire who has backed similar efforts in other states.

According to state campaign finance reports, Peter Lewis, chairman of the board of the auto insurer Progressive Corp. contributed $525,000 to the Committee for Compassionate Medicine, which is supporting the question . . . Read complete report


Legal Recreational Marijuana: Not So Far Out

Posted by CN Staff on February 06, 2012 at 05:29:44 PT
By Adam Cohen 
Source: Time Magazine

USA — The drive to legalize marijuana has long been a fringe cause, associated with hard-core libertarians and college-age stoners. But it could go mainstream in a big way in this November’s election, when Washington could become the first state to legalize recreational pot use. If it does — or if voters in any of several other states do — this year could be a turning point in the nation’s treatment of marijuana. . . Read Complete Report

 

From youtube
Marijuana Good For You? JAMA Study on Pot

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association compared lung function of marijuana smokers, tobacco smokers and nonsmokers. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss the surprising results on The Young Turks.

Marijuana compared to alcohol: Marijuana consumers smoke “to get high” while “a person drinks to have fun. . . . “At least with liquor I don’t lose motivation.” . . . Richard Nixon

Nixon Tapes Reveal Twisted Roots Of Marijuana Prohibition

White House Conversations Reveal Prejudices, Culture War Behind Nixon’s Drug War

The Former Governor Delivered An Honest, Thorough Report. The President Wanted Something Different.

Washington, DC: “We need, and I use the word ‘all out war,’ or all fronts . . . .” That was Richard Nixon’s reaction to his national commission’s recommendation that marijuana no longer be a criminal offense, according to Nixon’s Oval Office tapes. The year after Nixon’s “all out war” marijuana arrests jumped by over 100,000 people.

(Download a PDF copy of the CSDP Research Report, “Nixon Tapes Show Roots of Marijuana Prohibition: Misinformation, Culture Wars and Prejudice,” as well as text transcripts of portions of Nixon White House taped conversations, including the portions excerpted in the report. Also, check out this column written by humorist Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post on March 21, 2002, based on CSDP’s research work, “Just What Was He Smoking?” Read this op-ed by CSDP President Kevin B. Zeese, “Once-Secret ‘Nixon Tapes’ Show Why The US Outlawed Pot.” Finally, review the Shafer Commission’s report, “Marihuana, A Signal of Misunderstanding,” by clicking here.) . . . read complete report

WAKE UP AMERICA, we need a drug policy that works. The following report from “Common Sense for Drug Policy” is a start. Link to National Drug Control Strategy 1999.

 

America Cannabis company buys entire California town to create marijuana tourist destination, Canada Weed Update & Stoners Coming Out

A 100-year-old ghost town founded during the California Gold Rush is being modernized for the “green rush” after a cannabis company purchased all the land, buildings and businesses for $5 million.

On Thursday, American Green, a marijuana technology company, announced they purchased a small town in San Bernardino County with the intention of turning it into the “the country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination.” . . . Read Complete Report

Pot Company Wants to Turn California Town Into ‘Cannabis-Friendly Municipality’

United News International

Published on Aug 4, 2017

Arizona-based cannabis company, American Green, announced Aug. 3 that it had made a $5 million offer on the town of Nipton, California in order to transform it into a marijuana mecca.

CANADA: Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018

CBC News

Provinces will have right to decide how marijuana is distributed and sold, CBC News has learned

By David Cochrane, CBC News Posted: Mar 26, 2017 9:00 PM ET

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017 12:54 PM ET

The Liberal government will announce legislation next month that will legalize marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018.

CBC News has learned that the legislation will be announced during the week of April 10 and will broadly follow the recommendation of a federally appointed task force that was chaired by former liberal Justice Minister Anne McLellan.

Bill Blair, the former Toronto police chief who has been stickhandling the marijuana file for the government, briefed the Liberal caucus on the roll-out plan and the legislation during caucus meetings this weekend, according to a senior government official who spoke to CBC News on condition of anonymity. . . . Read Complete Report

Stoners coming out – beyond the marijuana monster myths | David Schmader | TEDxRainier

TEDx Talks

Published on Feb 1, 2016

In this funny, informative talk, David Schmader makes the case for thinking more broadly about what a marijuana user is and can be.

David Schmader is a multi-talented writer, playwright, newspaper columnist, and performance artist. With wit and intelligence he blends personal experience and biting humor to provide insight on difficult cultural issues. He creates autobiographical solo plays that include, Letter to AXL, (homophobia and the unifying power of anger), Straight (“pray away the gay” conversation therapy), and A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem (angst, escapism, and forgiveness). His shows have toured the country, with productions at New York City’s Dixon Place, Los Angeles’s Highways Performance Space, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Arts Festival, and the Wexner Center of the Arts in Columbus, Ohio.

BONUS VIDEO: Fred Takes us on a tour of Historic Nipton

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Published on Jun 24, 2007

A Wild Ride In Fred’s “Mule give us the overview”


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