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THEI Update: BIG PHARMA War on Marijuana/USA/Canada’s Pot Legalization

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

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America’s Lawyer [18]: Big Pharma’s War on Marijuana & Closing Rikers Island

YouTube ~ RT America

Published on Apr 12, 2017

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.


YouTube ~ Today’s Alternative News Published on Apr 17, 2017


USA Update on the War against Pot

Federal News

Congressman Destroys War on Marijuana in Four Minutes



YouTube ~ Marijuana Majority

Published on Feb 13, 2015

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

Streamed live on Mar 3, 2017

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

Published on Jan 9, 2017

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

Update: Florida

Florida for Care

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



Illinois marijuana legalization press conference

YouTube ~ Reboot Illinois

Published on Apr 13, 2017

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


MN Lawmakers: Legalize Pot For Recreational Use -Full News Conference

YouTube ~ Michael McIntee

Published on Feb 10, 2017

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.


Verify: Has Texas legalized pot?

YouTube ~ KHOU 11

Published on Apr 13, 2017

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

Lessons on marijuana legalization to learn from Colorado

YouTube ~ CBC News

Published on Apr 13, 2017

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

Published on Apr 13, 2017

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper joins Bloomberg TV Canada’s Lily Jamali to discuss the lessons learned from marijuana legalization in his state.

Canada working on total legalization 

Canadian government announces details on legalized pot legislation

YouTube ~ Global News

Published on Apr 13, 2017

Federal government ministers discussed the details around legislation to legalize marijuana in Canada by 2018

Liberals unveil new marijuana legislation

YouTube ~ CTV News

Published on Apr 14, 2017

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

Published on Apr 12, 2017

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):

Dig a Little DEEPER: Pot Prohibition

Illinois just criminalized recording police

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youtube by RT America

Published on Dec 16, 2014

Illinois’ House just passed a bill that criminalizes recording private conversations with citizens, and it also imposes harsher penalties for recording private conversations with police. The bill is rife with vague language, the last thing we need right now as the country riots over the lack of police accountability. The Resident discusses.

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Mock News Channel, The Onion, to Help Sell Obamacare

The Onion logo is copyrighted and is used here under the terms of Fair Use 

Mock News Channel, The Onion,

will use its usual satirical approach to real world news to help sell Obamacare to the good (young) people of Illinois. Oh the irony.

Illinois partners with The Onion to push Obamacare enrollment

February 10, 2014|By Peter Frost | Tribune reporter
Illinois officials are hoping headlines like “Recently Insured Man Can’t Wait To Get Out There, Start Seriously Injuring Himself,” and “Man Without Health Insurance is Forced to Sell Action Figures to Pay Medical Bills” will bring the right blend of comedy and news to persuade more young people to sign up for new health coverage.
Read the rest of the Chicago Tribune story HERE

Illinois Concealed Carry Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appellate Court

from Huff Post Chicago

Posted: 12/11/2012 12:58 pm EST  |  Updated: 12/11/2012 12:59 pm EST

CHICAGO – The long-standing ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois is over.

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court in Chicago tossed the state’s ban on carrying concealed weapons, reports the Sun-Times. The court is giving the Illinois Legislature 180 days to craft a law legalizing concealed carry.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in two downstate Illinois cases that challenged the state’s concealed weapons ban, according to the Sun-Times. . . Read Complete Report

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Beginning December 3rd, The Hollow Earth Insider will also feature a live daily TV show: The Oopa Loopa Cafe, with host, Rick Osmon

The Oopa Loopa Cafe, an internet weekly entertainment venue since early 2008, is now expanding in scope, schedule, and reach. A two hour daily schedule, a real multi-camera, TV studio with experienced and adept production personnel, and a substantial cable and internet audience are just the parts that make it technically possible. The most important aspect is the content. Adding to a rich history of informative and entertaining guests and topics, the Oopa Loopa Cafe will now also feature regular contributions from Ancient American magazine, Temerity Magazine, UFO Journal, InvestComicsTV, JOLE Productions, Unraveling the Secrets, independent films, local Read more