The fight gets more intense in the USA. Big Pharma is running scared. Canada taking first steps to totally legalize. Full updates below. . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
America’s Lawyer : Big Pharma’s War on Marijuana & Closing Rikers Island
YouTube ~ RT America
On this episode of America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio discusses the reasons why the marijuana legalization effort failed in Arizona and speaks with Justin Strekal, Political Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, about what pharmaceutical companies have to gain from keeping marijuana illegal. Mike then talks to attorney, Stephen Sheller, about his new book Pharmageddon, which outlines some of the biggest lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies he has been involved with over the years. Mike is then joined by Mollye Barrows, legal journalist for The Trial Lawyer Magazine, about a rogue scientist at a state laboratory who forged evidence in tens of thousands of criminal drug cases. America’s Lawyer wraps up the show by highlighting a ten-year plan to close New York’s notorious Rikers Island Prison.
BIG PHARMA CORP THAT SPENT BIG BUCKS KEEPING MARIJUANA ILLEGAL – health
YouTube ~ Today’s Alternative News Published on Apr 17, 2017
USA Update on the War against Pot
Congressman Destroys War on Marijuana in Four Minutes
YouTube ~ Marijuana Majority
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) details how marijuana prohibition has been a “spectacular failure” and previews reform legislation he will soon introduce. Check out http://MarijuanaMajority.com to see more politicians who know it’s time for change.
Good News For Stoners!
YouTube ~ TYT Politics
TYT Politics Producer Emma Vigeland (https://twitter.com/EmmaVigeland) did a YouTube Live report on the news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may not be cracking down on recreational marijuana as much as he had initially indicated.
States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2017
YouTube ~ Marijuana Majority
Several states could legalize marijuana this year. Here are some of places most likely to end cannabis prohibition in 2017.
Who do you think will be next? http://MarijuanaMajority.com
Reminder: Senate & House Meetings
This coming Tuesday, April 18th, is a big day. The Florida Senate and the Florida House are holding hearings on its medical marijuana implementing proposal.
Can you come?
The House Appropriations subcommittee meets this Tuesday, April 18th from 9-12pm in Webster Hall (212 Knot).
The Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Health and Human Services meets from 4-6pm n the Senate Office Building (James E “Jim” King Jr. Committee Rm 401).
Let us know if you can make it by RSVP’ing. We’ll follow up soon with more details and some talking points for the committee meeting. Link
YouTube ~ Reboot Illinois
Sen. Heather Steans and Rep. Kelly Cassiday hold a press conference to discuss their bills that would legaliza and regulate recreational marijuana in Illinois. 4-12-2017
YouTube ~ Michael McIntee
Minnesota has legalized some forms of medical marijuana. But now there’s a move to legalize it for recreational use as well. Several DFL lawmakers are proposing a law to do that. They’re also proposing a state constitutional amendment to make pot legal. Speakers include Bill authors Rep. Jason Metsa (DFL – Virginia) and Rep. Tina Liebling (DFL – Rochester) .
The bill is opposed by at least one key Republican— the GOP controls the legislature — and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton opposes it.
If the legislature passes the constitutional amendment, it will go directly to the voters with or without Dayton’s signature.
Applebaum says realizes the bill isn’t likely to pass this session, but says it is a conversation starter about something that eventually has to change.
YouTube ~ KHOU 11
Both sides, for and against the legalization of marijuana, defend their viewpoints through Facebook. However, what happens with opinion turns into deception?
Colorado Early Study Results
YouTube ~ CBC News
Dr. Larry Wolk, the chief medical officer of Colorado, says the state didn’t face significant negative health outcomes from legalizing marijuana.
To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4069178
Colorado Governor’s Advice to Canada for Legalizing Weed
YouTube ~ Bloomberg Politics
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper joins Bloomberg TV Canada’s Lily Jamali to discuss the lessons learned from marijuana legalization in his state.
Canadian government announces details on legalized pot legislation
YouTube ~ Global News
Federal government ministers discussed the details around legislation to legalize marijuana in Canada by 2018
Liberals unveil new marijuana legislation
YouTube ~ CTV News
Parliamentary Sec. Bill Blair says the provinces have the authority and the responsibility to decide where legal marijuana can be sold.
Subscribe to CTV News to watch more videos: https://www.youtube.com/ctvnews
580 CFRA – Evan Soloman with Dana Larsen – Canadian Cannabis Legalization Conflicts of Interest
YouTube ~ Pot TV
From Ottawa Now with Evan Solomon (580 CFRA News Talk Radio) – April 9 2017
The list of conflicts of interest between politicians, law enforcement, prohibitionists, political insiders and licensed producers is large. Less than 3% of current applicants passed Health Canada’s licensing process, and yet that slim margin contains (but is certainly not limited to):
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