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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


Published on Jun 24, 2007

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

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As Cannabis Becomes Legal, Oakland Now Giving ‘Reparations’ to Ex-Cons Arrested for Selling Weed

As Cannabis Becomes Legal, Oakland Now Giving ‘Reparations’ to Ex-Cons Arrested for Selling Weed

Source:The Free Thought Project.com

Oakland, CA – Oakland is beginning an experiment that can be considered both laudable and questionable. As cannabis businesses are set to spring up across the city, following California’s legalization of recreational cannabis, Oakland is providing reparations to victims of the drug war.

They’re not doling out money, though. They’ll be doing it through the normally mundane permitting process, in accordance with ordinances passed in March.

“The ordinances require the city to give at least half of all available cannabis permits to individuals who were convicted of a marijuana-related offense in Oakland and earn an income less than 80 percent of the city average. “Equity applicants” can also qualify if they lived in an Oakland neighborhood for 10 of the last 20 years that saw a disproportionately high number of cannabis arrests.” . . . Read Complete Report

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Viva Las Vegas!! Legal Sales of Recreational Marijuana

 How to “buy” weed on the street in Las Vegas

Published on Feb 17, 2017

Weed is “legal” for recreational use in Nevada, but what do you do when the government hasn’t authorized any shops? To help support this production and see why you can’t trust YouTube to help me challenge the status quo, please check out my Patreon at http://patreon.com/adamkokesh

The 1st guy in Vegas to buy RECREATIONAL CANNABIS!

Published on Jul 4, 2017

I was one of the first dudes in VEGAS to buy LEGAL WEED!! Whaaaaaaat!!!???!?! A HUGE thank you to Euphoria wellness and Summa Cannabis for making this happen!

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Taxpayers Funding Heroin Vaccine as Govt Keeps Cannabis Solution to Opioid Crisis Illegal

Taxpayers Funding Heroin Vaccine as Govt Keeps Cannabis Solution to Opioid Crisis Illegal

Source: The Free Thought Project By Justin Gardnern July 9, 2017

The feds gladly fund development of anti-opioid vaccines for Big Pharma profits, but continue the war on a plant that is already proven to reduce opioid use.

After 20 years of patented opioid painkillers flooding America thanks to the pharmaceutical industry and careless doctors, the United States finds itself in a raging opioid epidemic.

The numbers are telling: 80 percent of the global opioid supply is consumed in the U.S., representing about 300 million prescriptions in 2015 alone or “enough drugs to give every single American 64 Percocets or Vicodin.

As pain pill prescriptions have surged, overdose deaths from these legal drugs now total about 15,000 every year. When people can’t afford patented pills anymore, they turn to heroin, which killed almost 13,000 people in 2015—a 23 percent increase in one year. . . . Read Complete Report


Confirmed: Opioid Use Plummets in States with Legal Cannabis, and How Govt Ignores this Truth

Source: The Free Thought Project  By Justin Gardner  

Yesterday we reported how Congress’ “opioid bill,” or Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA), was a hollow achievement, as it ignored medical cannabis alternatives and said nothing about the role of Big Pharma in the opioid abuse epidemic

Among the information missing from the conversation was an eye-opening study done last year. A JAMA Internal Medicine study looked at ten years of data in all 50 states, concluding that states with medical cannabis laws had significantly lower rates of opioid overdose mortality. . . . Read Complete Report


Why Big Pharma is Blocking Marijuana Legalization in Arizona

YouTube ~ RT America Published on Apr 13, 2017

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.

Medical marijuana research comes out of the shadows

PBS NewsHour Published on Jul 14, 2016
It was an unprecedented meeting of the minds and it happened at Harvard Medical School. The subject of April’s confab? Medical cannabis. Researchers suspect cannabis can do so many things, from fighting cancer to easing concussions and Crohn’s disease. There are still tight restrictions but weed is increasingly coming into the scientific mainstream. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.

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Florida: Top Lawyer & #1 Supporter of Medical Marijuana filed a lawsuit to overturn the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana

John Morgan and his firm are one of the best known “Peoples Law firms” in the state and has become a local hero in his support of making medical marijuana available to Florida Residents.  Most of the money spent in the legalization movement has come from him personally.

Due in large part to Mr. Morgan’s involvement in our last election 71% of Florida’s voters voted “yes” on legalizing medical marijuana and it became added to our state constitution.

However as has been happening all over our country Florida Legislatures have forgotten that they are in Tallahassee to perform the will of the people and are trying every way they can think of to stop this State Constitutional Amendment.  Mr. Morgan is our champion in the fight to stop this movement. . . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw

A Letter from John Morgan ESQ. to your editor Dennis Crenshaw Dated 7/6/17


Today, I am filing a lawsuit to overturn the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana, which everyone knows is in direct contradiction to the constitutional amendment we passed.

The ban is unconstitutional, and as promised, we are going to take it to the courts and win.

Getting anything passed through the legislature, as you know, was an accomplishment. Tallahassee politicians often forget who the they are working for.

know who I am working for: The patients and all of you who have fought with us for years to make sure those patients have access to the medicine they need.

Now, thanks to our collective efforts, most patients will get that access via certain types of marijuana. But it’s not enough and not everything the voters passed.

So we start the new fight today in the courts. And we will continue to fight anywhere and any place where the will of the voters is attempting to be side-railed or ignored.

We are unified in this fight and we will bring our cause to a complete and unasterisked victory soon.

Please help us fund this fight and bring even more forces to bear against those that would stand against patients by donating here.


John Morgan

Paid for by Florida for Care, 801 Arthur Godfrey Rd. 402A, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Full press conference: John Morgan discusses medical marijuana lawsuit

Published on Jul 6, 2017

Full press conference: John Morgan discusses medical marijuana lawsuit Subscribe to WESH on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1dqr14j

Around the Country

Week in Weed: July 6, 2017 | The Cannabist Show

Published on Jul 6, 2017

From The Cannabist Show’s news desk in the Denver Post newsroom, hosts Jake Browne and Janae Burris break down the top stories in marijuana from around the world. The serious and the silly, a little of everything is addressed. Cannabist national policy & business reporter Alicia Wallace tops off the week with her Quick Hit, a look into her deep dive this week. This week: Sin City adds a new sin as Nevada rolls out adult-use marijuana, Denver’s first-of-its-kind voter-approved social use initiative has it’s final rules, tips for getting stoned from Reno to Las Vegas, Toker Poker Jokesters and more

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America Finally Liberated: Marijuana Legalization Inevitable ~ Indiana: A Visit to the First Service at The First Church of Cannabis

A long time coming. We are slowly getting there. If you live in a state that is still fighting the inevitable let your voice be known loudly to your state county and city governing bodies that you KNOW this is not a criminal question, its time for a change! . . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw

 America Finally Liberated: Marijuana Legalization Inevitable

YouTube ~ Wealth Research Group

Published on Mar 24, 2017

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This should be Illegal. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw 

DEA Greenlights Dangerous Marijuana

YouTube ~ The Young Turks

Published on Mar 29, 2017

The DEA is approving a synthetic marijuana that could potentially be deadly. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you how the DEA is in the pocket of big pharma. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. CLICK HERE to become a Wolf PAC member.

Church Of Marijuana Gets Tax Exemption From IRS

YouTube ~ Secular Talk

It is your editor’s hope that this church spreads like a weed (pun intended) across America. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw

Cannabis Church Opens Its Doors

YouTube ~ The Young Turks

Published on Apr 14, 2017

The International Church of Cannabis is about to open. Ana Kasparian, Brian Unger, and Amberia Allen, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you how you can be a parishioner. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go

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Reefer Madness 2017: Marijuana Stocks Are Sky High; The Future of Legal Marijuana

Featured Image: 1937 Marijuana revenue stamp. Fair Use.

Marijuana Stocks Are Sky High

Sean Williams
Here’s a quick rundown of how some of the industry’s largest players’ stock prices have performed over the trailing 12 months.

This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool.

The marijuana industry is the hottest thing since sliced bread, and marijuana stocks are thriving as a result. Here’s a quick rundown of how some of the industry’s largest players’ stock prices have performed over the trailing 12 months: . . . Read Complete Report


Six Top Pot Stocks for 2017

“They’re headed only one way over the long run… up!”

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The future of legal marijuana under Trump

YouTube ~ Controlled Substance Published on Jan 16, 2017

The Sinister Reason Weed is Illegal

YouTube ~ CollegeHumor

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4/20/17 Pot Day: The Federal Government’s Reefer Madness & the Party Goes On

The Federal Government’s Reefer Madness

YouTube ~ The Alex Jones Channel Published on Apr 20, 2017


YouTube ~ Dave Acton Checking In

Published on Apr 20, 2017

Celebrating 420 Day in shadow of AG Jeff Sessions’ anti-cannabis …
3 hours ago – April 20 marks 420 day, a day to celebrate cannabis culture and push for cannabis legalization.

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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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Big Pharma

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):

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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Moves To END Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana!

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Moves To END Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana!

According to a recent post here on THEI we reported that a General Social Survey found that almost 60% of Americans believe that Marijuana should be legalized.  If you are one of those majority of our citizens I urge you to contact your Congressperson and demand that they support Congresswoman Gabbard  and Congressman Garret on this important issue. Tell them you support HR1227.

 It is the liquor and medical industry lobbyist who spend million of dollars to stop this movement that we are fighting.  Even if you are against recreational marijuana you must see the ridiculousness of keeping it a Schedule 1 classification which still means they are saying that it “has no medical benefits” and makes it illegal to even study the plant to find further medical uses, which I an sure there are many.

 We here at THEI support HR1227. We believe the followers of this site are smart enough to agree. . . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw

YouTube ~ wwwMOXNEWScom Published on Apr 7, 2017

If Jeff Sessions wants to crack down on medical marijuana, he’ll have to battle more than half the country

The Washington Post ~  April 15, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs, but on medical marijuana — which he says “has been hyped, maybe too much” — he may be too late.

Any minute now, medical marijuana will be legal in West Virginia. West Virginia! It’s a state that voted for Trump by nearly 42 points in November, and approved medical marijuana via its Republican legislature last week. Democratic Gov. Jim Justice (D) is open to signing it.

And West Virginia is on the tail end of the medical marijuana trend. Half the population of the country, spread out among some 28 states and the District of Columbia, can legally smoke some form marijuana for medical purposes. All but three states legalize some part of the drug found in the cannabis plant for medical cause (mostly the compound cannabidiol, which research suggests doesn’t get people high but can help with anxiety and pain). . . . Read Complete Report

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